Friday, 7 January 2011

One Last Splash

How about this for a final splash of colour in January... beautiful bold bright prints.

In the week between Christmas and New Year a brown paper package arrived for me... you can imagine my surprise when I realised I had won a competition that was held on the Selvedge blog. I have subscribed to Selvedge magazine since the first issue and always enjoy the snappy editoral style and glorious photography, not to mention looking all the gorgeous covetable objects they have for sale.

So I was delighted to win this printed tablecloth and set of tea towels from Swedish designer Gudrun Sjoden

But don't tell anyone... I think I might use the fabric for something other than adorning my table or drying my dishes!

On the other hand... maybe not!

20 comments:

  1. I agree far to nice to use to wipe up dishes.

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  2. What lovely fabrics, I'm sure you can find a nicer use for them!

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  3. I wouldn't blame you if you did, that material is way too nice to dry dishes with!!
    Vivienne x

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  4. Just a thimbleful....

    Now that is what I call pattern on pattern. Why isn't there one of your colourful cakes on the table there as well? Eaten it, huh?

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  5. doh, I just remembered about that competition. Oh well I probably wouldn't have won it, I know you will enjoy it and thanks for showing it to us

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  6. Congrats on winning the competition Gina - super prize. It tries to steal the limelight from your lovely teapot etc., so maybe you could put it to another use.

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  7. Oh I love love love Gudrun's designs Don't tell, but I've even devised little trips to Denmark and Sweden and just happened to spend a lot of time and my pocket money! in the Gudrun shops :-)

    I'm waiting for a parcel too - clothes from the Gudrun sale.

    Beautiful fabric whatever you transform it into!

    Celia
    x

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  8. Congratulations Gina, what a fabulous prize! I'm sure you can find a more creative use for the fabric.

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  9. Lucky you. Enjoy the fabric and it's design what ever you use it for.

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  10. What a bold but pretty fabric. I think it would make a glorious cushion or two!
    I've heard of Selvedge but never actually seen a copy. I was contacted by one of their editors once but never heard back.

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  11. Lucky you, and well deserved, too. A belated happy new year, Gina!
    Diana x
    Ps love that blue sock yarn below, so vibrant and uplifting.

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  12. OMG!!! you are so lucky, I love Gudrun Sjoden and go in her shops to drool when I visit my brother in Sweden. As for Selvedge, I love it too and subscribe religiously by direct debit to ensure I don't miss any. Can I ask you though...do you find some of it difficult to read because of the dark backgrounds and non black text or is it just me??

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  13. Oh how fabulous! Gudrun Sjoden is a new name to me. Must investigate! K x

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  14. Oh a nice surprise to win that lovely tablecloth - and I adore the socks in the previous blog such a cheerful colour.

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  15. Lucky, lucky you! Loving the combination of the fabric and the crockery, lovely and bright and graphic....

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  16. Oh wow! You lucky thing. They're absolutely stunning! Hmm, what are you going to make with them I wonder...

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  17. oh you lucky. I won a teddy bear kit (??!!) which hasn't even arrived yet...

    Monica

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  18. Oooh, they're beautiful Gina! And just the right splash of color for a little cheering up in mid-January!

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  19. The tablecloth is great (congralutions by the way!) but I am very very jealous of your teapot...

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