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Burlap place settings

I have a love affair with burlap.
I do
 but it's more of one of those love/hate relationships.
I love it's nubby texture, natural look and sweet charm

But not so much some of the itched and allergies I get when working with it.
I have learned to wash it before settling into working with it because I
 definitely love burlap for so many different things.

Pulling out long pieces of it to place over the table
for a Summer party tablecloth~ perfect.

It is perfect in simple form as drapes in the little cottage
and with all kinds of details, smockings and ruffles
I might be a little obsessed with it ;)
I love it in big amounts - like my ruffled burlap tablecloth 
and in small amounts
like these little framed place settings.

Burlap get's it's fair share of love over here
and was the first fabric I thought of when setting this 
sweet romantic Summer table
The first layer of it?
A simple length of fabric draped on the table for a cloth.

Something about that rough texture topped with those sweet pale pink spray roses
mottled mercury glass candlesticks
and elegant scalloped platinum edge china...

It's pretty much perfection to this rustic & elegant loving girl

I also added something small and fun to the table this time~
these framed burlap place setting numbers
Love tables with place setting names or numbers -
 they are always so charming

I love numbered and monogrammed bits
and mixing the elegant look of monograms & the charm of numbers with burlap
oh yeah.
Even better- these took just a few minutes to make
and were only about $1 each. Bam. ;) Perfect project.

I made 6 of them but am planning on making more to have enough for
12 place settings for a dinner party
and I'll share the super simple tutorial on them in a separate post if you would like just let me know

Dishes are Vintage Lace from Mikasa
Flatware- Napoleon Bee
Stemware  Alexandra from Mikasa
Burlap from my sponsor- Burlap

Nope this isn't a sponsored post- I am just loving these pieces

But for now- how about a little more burlap inspiration?
It's all about burlap this week with these fantastic bloggers

My partner for sharing today is Shannon from Fox Hollow Cottage 
shared this sweetness this morning
burlap covered leaves for Fall
Burlap and Paper Sack Fall Leaves

and tomorrow 
Jojo and Eloise is sharing this amazing idea for using burlap

 It is a rare sprinkly kind of day in August here in Cali
so I am taking advantage of it and heading out for a jog this morning
Did you know I love jogging in the rain? Yep, I do.
Just as long as it's not a torrential soaking downpour and is more of the sprinkle variety 

sharing at


  1. I really love burlap and these numbers look so special in the frames. I use lots of burlap in my business it's so rustic and yet pretty too. x

  2. I love them Courtney - ( and I'm not even the biggest fan of burlap ) but I really love these as table settings!

  3. Absolutely gorgeous, Courtney! You know how to make even burlap look *rustically fancy!* I love that you framed them in silver and mixed in your beautiful glassware and dinnerware!

  4. Loving this. I have a grandson getting married in May and his mom and I are gathering ideas for the rehearsal dinner. They want casual so something burlap would be great. I am checking out all the burlap ideas.
    thanks, Ginger

  5. So pretty and romantic looking. Sharing on my FB page tonight.

  6. This is Absolutely LOVELY! Using petite frames for place settings is such a Great idea. :)
    So fun to be partying with you!

  7. Your tablescape is wonderful. It's the perfect combo - you nailed it!

    Hope you enjoyed your jog. That's awesome in itself.

  8. i love this courtney! gorgeous table setting.

  9. Courtney - your table settings are always so gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your gift with us!

  10. Your table is beautiful love the burlap place setting numbers!

  11. VERY cute - I LOVE burlap everything :) Come on over and link up at our linky party - its live now! Heres the link!

  12. What a beautiful table you did! I love burlap in any form.

    I am your newest follower!


  13. Love them Courtney!! Your photos always look stunning!!

  14. Your table is fantastic - love the table cloth and numbered place settings. Thanks so much Courtney for sharing with us. Looking forward to more burlap DIY's.
    Have a terrific week.

  15. So beautiful Courtney, rustic with pretty touches is so classic. Inspired!!

    xo, Tanya

  16. So BEAUTIFUL! LOVE burlap! Life to the full! Melissa

  17. Just gorgeous, what a neat idea!

  18. So pretty! I love the place settings. How perfect for a wedding or party!

  19. Beautiful! Such a simple chic touch to your lovely table setting and dining room! It was so fun to party with you Courtney!!

  20. Absolutely beautiful! Of course, everything you create always is. Where did you find the frames?