I've been on the hunt for some cool fabric for curtains in Ada's bedroom and the living room, as well as something fun for pillows and a possible ottoman makeover. I was completely blown away by their new selection of turquoise, blue and green collections. Fun and fresh, exactly what I was looking for. (You can see some of my samples hung up on the board in yesterdays post.)
After mulling over some samples for a while I went back and purchased the Braemore Gazebo Cloud fabric (below), you can find it here. I also scored some lime damask on the sale rack for half price...(top image, middle fabric)
Since the Gazebo Cloud fabric, which I sucked up and paid full price for (because I had dreams about this fabric, really), has a gray element it will work beautifully in the living room with my gray sofa. Since I could only suck up a yard's worth, I'm most likely going to make some large pillows with this beauty, but still open to ideas. The other green fabric will likely hang around awhile waiting for a home.
Of course, once I got my new fabric loves home I started to
Just a few days later I opened the October issue of Better Homes and Gardens and saw Elaine Griffin had used the same fabric as curtain panels in a bedroom.
Now I know she's not a copy cat. So I'm back to feeling confident about my new fabric love.
Does that happen to you? You feel all good about a decision or purchase and then see someone else already has it and start to wonder if you are original at all? Or perhaps you love a concept until it becomes a trend. (I loved a Vera Bradley handbag until about the 12th person I saw with one, same went for chevron. ) Is there any even such a thing as originality? Have I put way too much thought into this?