Sunday, September 30, 2012

The Versatile Scarf

I found a beautiful fall scarf in the clothing department at Wal Mart for $5.00.   When I saw it, I knew what I would do with it.  It is now a runner on the dining room table.  I love the colors, and the paisley design picks up on those in my drapes and rug.  


It fits the table perfectly and gives it a different feel.


The best part is that it cost less than buying a typical runner this size, so I'm happy about that.  


Here's a close up of the pattern.  The reverse side has more green and could easily be reversed for a totally different dominant color.  Or, if the notion strikes, it can be worn.  Now that's versatility at its best!
I rumpled up the scarf for a softer look.




The base cloth is a drop cloth, another versatile item.   I originally had layered it with the cloth below that I found on consignment.  Since I'm now using the scarf in the dining room,  I moved the previous tablecloth to the table in the entryway.





Keep in mind that scarves can be used for table runners when you see these larger ones in the stores, especially at this price!  I have another one that I bought last year in reds, blacks and grays, that might show up  somewhere soon.




Have you ever used a scarf as a runner?  


I'm linking to:
Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House


Thanks Susan, Marty, Linda, and Brenda for hosting!