What I would like to share with you today are a few ways to think of textiles outside of sewing & quilting. Holiday decorating is a great time to dig out that fabric stash you have and be inspired by all the colors and textures. I’ve found some gorgeous images and ideas from the epicenter of holiday inspiration, Pinterest, and paired them up with textiles The Tin Thimble has in stock that you could use to recreate them! Also, be sure to follow us on Pinterest if you’re not already!
We could use fabric for wrapping gifts…
…we could use it to create adorable holiday decorations such as wreaths or garlands,
…but let’s look at all the beautiful ways we could incorporate textiles into our holiday tables.
The natural texture of burlap makes it super versatile. It could be layered over beautiful linen tablecloths in white for a more formal feel, or you could layer it under Grandma’s vintage embroidered tablecloths for a more ‘shabby chic’ look. It can be cut into any shape (think table runners, placemats, napkin rings), and even better? It’s super affordable. Check out the burlap in our Etsy shop!
This cheesecloth runner is beautiful. I especially love the way the ephemeral quality of the gauze pops agains the raw wood table. We carry cheesecloth in several different weights, some more open weave, some less. Below is one of our cheesecloth weight that can be purchased in our Etsy store. This awesome fabric is 100% cotton, can be machine washed & dried. It can also be dyed to match any color scheme (think silvery grey for New Years Eve, purple for Easter, or pink or blue for baby showers).
The darling place settings, below, from Brit & Co would be appropriate in any color for everything from wedding and baby showers, birthday parties, engagement parties to anniversary celebrations.
See those napkins with the yellow apples on them? Those speak to my heart. Luckily, our Etsy shop has plenty of listings for adorable vintage fabrics that mimic the above table design.
I love the simple and slightly scandinavian feel of the below Christmas table from Good Housekeeping. The red ticking is classic, and could be used for anything from a Sunday breakfast to Valentines Day to Christmas.
Similarly, I have to say that I think the below vintage fabric from our Etsy store would look awfully cute on a Christmas dinner table too. Napkins, placemats and table runners would all look beautiful made out of this fabric.