sewing challenge: hostile takeover by pretty vintage dishes

I’m going to skip to the end….the moral of the story; I had more fun setting the table and playing with dishes than I did sewing up a dining room slip cover

skip down to see the pretty pictures, or you can read the blog.

(but there aren’t any good sewing instructions)

After Jerry built us a dining room table we realized we didn’t have chairs. We found a couple not so desirable oak chairs that I knew I could attempt to cover with a slip cover.

I saw a great idea, I’m sure on Pinterest, to buy an inexpensive painters drop cloth to sew the slip cover. If you try this out, a good cheat tip: place your pattern with the bottom of the slip cover skirt on the hemmed edge of the drop cloth!

Small, quick projects are my “specialty”. I tried to make a quilt once. I finished about 80% of the quilt top, realized it was off, and my Mom fixed it and finished it up for me. She is the patient quilter. One dining room slip cover does fall under my genre of projects; any more than one slip cover would be questionable. Luckily our decor is eclectic, and our dining room chairs are mis-matched. I finished up the dining room chair slip cover and was getting ready to snap a couple pictures. Yep, you can see by the pictures I had more fun setting a mix and match table full of vintage china, glassware, and flatware. I only took 2 pictures of the finished project.

I did complete the dining room slip cover, but I definitely had more fun setting the table to take pictures. Mix and match vintage china, glassware and flatware.

dining room slip cover challenge complete, the clear winner is the vintage mix and match table setting.

I did complete the dining room slip cover, but I definitely had more fun setting the table to take pictures. Tah Dah....the slip cover is done and I do like it.

Full view of the slip cover. Since making it, I’ve washed it a few times and it continues to get softer and lighter. The inexpensive drop cloth worked out great.

I did complete the dining room slip cover, but I definitely had more fun setting the table to take pictures. Mix and match vintage china, glassware and flatware.

I used some vintage hankies and books to mix in with the vintage mix and match table setting.

I did complete the dining room slip cover, but I definitely had more fun setting the table to take pictures. Mix and match vintage china, glassware and flatware.

Since this original post, my collection of depression glass has grown quite a bit. I’ll need to set a nice table soon and take more pictures….maybe valentines day.

I did complete the dining room slip cover, but I definitely had more fun setting the table to take pictures. Pink vintage glassware.

One or two bouquets from Trader Joe’s or Home Depot split out and placed in random vintage purple glass containers. It’s a favorite of mine.

sewing project - dining room slip cover reveal & mix-and-match-vintage-table-setting-header-image

One or two bouquets from Trader Joe’s or Home Depot split out and placed in random vintage purple glass containers. It’s a favorite of mine.

I did complete the dining room slip cover, but I definitely had more fun setting the table to take pictures. Pink vintage glassware.

depression glass for your table setting makes everything look better.

I did complete the dining room slip cover, but I definitely had more fun setting the table to take pictures. Silver plate pitcher with a rustic patina.

I prefer silver place items with a rustic patina.

 

I couldn’t resist snapping a couple fun pictures. The perfect title¬†“the southern ladies social¬†club lucheon”. The only gthing missing are the pretty vintage ashtrays at each place setting.

I did complete the dining room slip cover, but I definitely had more fun setting the table to take pictures. Had to take some funny pictures - ladies bridge club social lucheon. It's only missing the pretty vintage ashtrays.

I had to throw in some charm. The southern ladies social luncheon and bridge gathering. I think I was southern in my previous life!

Atomic Hostess - vintage barware, decor and housewares

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