The Check Republic (Textiles)

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Decades ago I sewed a cabinet skirt for my sister's first kitchen using green gingham cotton with a ruffled valance that looked very charming in her little cottage.  Gingham check patterns  revive any dull room or area but also look fresh with the rustic charm of Tuscan decor.  Big or little checks and tartan plaids can be paired with fabrics of florals, toile, paisleys, swiss dots etc.    They never seem to go out of style and there's so many different patterns and coordinating colors to choose.   Here's some of my most current finds for using gingham and checks...

 Reminds me of a country picnic

Gingham goes so nicely with the true Tuscan style of rustic walls and furniture.  This original Tuscan kitchen is from Experience Tuscany blog. I can see gingham window curtains tied back in a little window box area.

Table linens from Horchow

Ballard Design fabric and furniture mixes the neutral ginghams.

                                                                                                           House Beautiful kitchen and Living Room

I've never seen gingham on the ceiling!  Do you like it?  

*To make this photo I used the "canvas" setting effect in the photo editor.

These gingham accessories are from Elle Decor...very charming in a kitchen.  The black is a newer look and  coordinates with any other accessory such as yellow, red, orange or greens.

There's always fun mix and match stuff at the dollar stores too!


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