Fabric Choices and CRAZY Dreams

Have I ever mentioned how in LOVE I am with Fabric!?!?!  I swoon over fabric stores like Calico Corners
But then when I read the price tag attached to the fabric bundle of bliss, I about have a heart attack right there in the store! I'm always on the look out for sales! Since I don't have any fancy fabric stores in my home town, Joanne Fabric had to do:)  
I was super surprised by the collection, and with a 40% off sale going on, you just can't be BEAT that!!!

Here are some of the fabric swatches I checked out from Joanne Fabric, with a few selections from my last visit to Calico Corners. I also stopped into our local Home Fabric store. 


So tell me, What fabrics do you like BEST? 

I have to come up with curtains for the Kitchen, Front room and of course 
PILLOWS for the Sofa and Chairs!!


I am EXCITED for this New Adventure of adding blue to our home, though, I do have to admit I have had some high stress dreams over the transition. For some reason they are a mix of home projects, paint colors with an ever so random bit about me marrying into the British Monarchy. I know, I know I must be CRAZY!!! 
I am FAR from a Kate Middleton...lol 
Guaranteed I would be kicked out of Buckingham palace the first day...;)

So there you go, I MUST be having some major anxiety over this change. As much as I LOVE the gray-blue, I am still trying to adjust away from the red. I guess after 5 years of living around it, old habits die hard:)

8 comments:

  1. I totally agree! I am having a hard time too. I LOVE my dining room but I am struggling with my family room. I did curtains, but I just ripped them down and I'm on the hunt today to start over. I went wi blue, but I think I'm going to go with mustard yellow instead. I LOVE having pops of blue around the room and for pillows, but it was too much for me on the wall. It will look awesome in your house though!

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  2. If you were to read my post from yesterday you would know i am of absolutely zero help. I have by own drape drama going on, involving PB drapes that shrunk at the dry cleaners! Oy vey.

    Anyway - i can't wait to see what you decide and i would love your opinion on my own curtain and paint drama - stop by if you can!

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  3. I'm right there with you on the blue anxiety!! I have been transitioning from red/green/gold to blues and neutrals throughout our house. I get to a place where I just don't know what to do. I am keeping touches of red here. Can't wait to see what yours ends up like. BTW, LOVE LOVE all your trim/mouldings. I would love for our house to look the same.

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  4. They're all gorgeous. Personally I think they all go together beautifully and I would use all of the ones except the 2 on the right and just mix them up all over the place. The 2 on the right seem to be the odd man out to me. Just my personal taste. I do agree though, I just about drool in any fabric store. I totally love fabrics and mixing them all together. Hugs, Marty

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  5. Love them ALL. You can draw some inspiration from Pottery Barn right now too... they are doing gray-blues and muted yellows... loving that palette. My last house was reds and mustard yellows and some grey greens too. We built a new home and I went with blues, neutrals, and texture... it was scarey but fun. I get so many compliments. Hope this 'venture' is fun for you too.

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  6. I too love them all. I would say my favorite is the 2nd to the end on the right (the underneath the check). Hope that made sense! I know that whatever you decide it'll be gorgeous!

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  7. I love all of them. I also had a red kitchen once but I got tired of it really quick and red is my favorite color. I then painted it a soft beige but I am getting tired of that too. I am so excited to see what you come up with. You are inspiring me.

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  8. Love the three blues on the right! Especially the blue medallion looking one with the yellow in the middle.
    This is fun getting to watch your house get re-done, but not actually having to do any of the work ourselves! Best kind of decorating.
    And...why IS fabric soooo expensive?! I think our moms used to sew to save money, but I don't think it is a money saver anymore!

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