Friday Favorites – Gingham

I smell a spring trend coming.  Maybe it’s me, but everywhere I look lately, there’s gingham.  It could be that I just want an excuse to need it.  I don’t know how, I don’t know where, but there will be gingham in my house before autumn makes its appearance.

There is a difference between gingham and buffalo plaid.  Something to do with the number of colors and/or scale.  I’m calling it all gingham today.  Try and stop me.

When I was a kid, I learned how to cross stitch on a piece of gingham.  The squares were the perfect canvas, and the effect was cute.  This Smocking with Gingham from Martha Stewart works a bit the same way.

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These Gingham Stars from A Spoonful of Sugar were originally meant for Christmas, but I don’t see why they have to be restricted to the holidays.

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Gingham on the wall sounds a little overwhelming, but the subtle way Southern Living pulls if off is beautiful.

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How about edible gingham?  These Easy Gingham Cookies from Glorious Treats are adorable.

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The bit of gingham peeking out from the invitation envelopes on The Wedding Post of Arkansas is just right.

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If you want to go full-on gingham, check out this Gingham Birthday Party from Kara’s Party Ideas.

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Or, for just a little gingham at your party, try this Vintage Summer Gingham Bunting from A Pretty Cool Life.

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Although I rarely paint my nails, I love all the creative options that are out there now, like The Gingham Accent Nail from The Beauty Department.

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I would so happily wear this Gingham Scarf with Scalloped Edge from Make My Day Creative.

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I have a big dining room table my husband built for me a few years ago.  The top is beautiful wood, and I try to protect it.  I want to make a thin quilt to use as a table cloth, but hadn’t found a pattern I was in love with yet.  I think the search is over because this quilt from Crazy Mom Quilts would be absolutely perfect.

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Fun fact:  I typed the word “gingham” about a thousand times while I was writing this and did not once spell it correctly on my first try.  Not even just now.

 

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