As luck would have it, when I took them to the first show, I found my space to set up was across from one of my favorite dealers, Shelley, who - guess what? - sells tons and tons of antique linens and vintage grain sacks! Well, no way was I going to pull out my measly 15 or 20 bags and proceed to undercut her prices,
So, I tucked the sacks away and sort of forgot about them.
I have been wanting to slip cover my dining room chairs or do something to add some softness to the dining room. There are no window treatments because we are in the country, the windows are all across two entire walls, are floor to ceiling, and the views are beautiful. Also, I have some decorative painting on the walls and just like leaving the window areas open.
Still, the room needed something. Every now and then I would think "I wonder where I put those grain sacks, and would they fit over the backs of my chairs?......then I would get busy and weeks and months would go by and of course, everything else in life came first.
So, as I began pulling things together from my storage for this weekend's Comfort Village Antique show, guess what I found in a drawer?
As you can see from the photos, the grain sacks fit perfectly! I think they are quite fun and solve my problem of wanting slips,at least for now!
If you don't like them, don't tell me. I am feeling quite brilliant for now. Ah, simple pleasures.