Isn’t summertime grand? I just love the extended hours of daylight and the simplicity of warm weather attire. (Like paying a visit to the garden first thing in the morning — in my pj’s!) Fresh flowers for the table is a bonus!
For those of you who might be interested, the table runner in this photo is a creation of mine. In a past-life-chapter, I studied weaving at Haywood Technical College in western North Carolina. Afterwards, I developed a custom table linens business with place mats and runners designed to coordinate with my clients’ dishware and lifestyle (no whites for families with small children!). This runner was made with a leftover warp from one of those projects. The colors work for my lifestyle, too!
The wife of Swedish artist/author Carl Larsson, Karin, has long been a personal inspiration. Her handwoven domestic textiles are evident in many of Carl’s paintings and an important element in his illustrations about their family life.
I guess you could say that I am a big fan of handcrafted and functional.