Falling for Fabrics

Some people love to browse shoes, some love to browse clothes….I love to browse fabrics. It is so much fun (and sometimes positively overwhelming) to walk into a giant fabric store and just imagine all of the ways that you could combine them and use them in your home.

On my way home from Publix, I noticed that Calico Corners had renovated their store, and I decided that I must cut across three lanes and almost cause an accident to pull into their parking lot. I thought they may have added some new fabric since their renovations, and I just had to see what was inside. I am a lover of soft, blue fabrics. I headed straight for the blue section, and I fell in love with several fabrics I came across. I love both modern and vintage patterns, and my favorite thing to do is to find ways to combine them. I did not have my camera with me, so I had to use my phone to take some pictures of the fabric (please excuse the quality of the pictures). Here are some of the beautiful, blue fabrics I saw (and dreamed of having in my home).

A shabby fabric that would look great with modern trellis.

I then found this blue trellis fabric that I thought paired well with the floral.  It looks gray in the picture, but it really is the blue color from the floral pattern.

Here they are together. I can imagine them in a little girl’s room or nursery with soft pink walls and vintage furniture. I think adding a soft neutral striped pattern into the mix would look great too:

I also loved this damask pattern. The fabric was nice and thick…and really expensive. A girl can dream:)

I always love a classic striped pattern, but I usually prefer a thin striped pattern rather than the big ol’ chunky stripes. I loved this particular pattern because it had small accents between the big stripes. It really helped tone the big stripes down. The color is so soft and calming. It reminds me of the beach.


The last one is another great floral pattern. I love rustic patterns with birds in them. This fabric has it all; soft colors, rustic bird theme, and nice texture.

So, if all you shoe and clothing browsers out there need a new browsing hobby, fabric might just do it for you!

Have a great weekend!


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