Blue and White Ticking (Let Me Count the Ways!) August 25, 2012

What would you do, if you had a couple of yards of fabric left over from a project?

20120825-155441.jpg

20120825-155523.jpg I dare say that most of us would neatly tuck that extra fabric into some free cupboard space.

Not me.

I have come up with 50 ways (nearly), to use blue and white ticking.

20120825-155846.jpg
First and foremost on everyone’s must-have list, are blue-and-white ticking tassels!

20120825-160006.jpg
You do have your blue and white ticking pinwheel, don’t you?

20120825-160248.jpg
And no one’s life is quite complete, without a blue and white sachet.

20120825-160401.jpg
And since more is never enough, one must wrap their lavender in blue and white.

20120825-160511.jpg
Now, if you have young children at home, forget about doing all of this stuff! You have much more important things to concern yourself with! I, on the other hand, do not.

And, no, this post has not been sponsored by the Blue and White Ticking Support Group Association, but donations are always appreciated!

Recent Posts

New arrivals, classes, and creative inspiration
is headed your way!

Signup for our weekly newsletter
Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again.

Follow Us For More Inspiration

Posted in

20 Comments

  1. designchic on August 26, 2012 at 5:23 am

    So resourceful, Barbara…love, love your bench seating…it all looks fabulous!!

    • Barbara Bussey on August 26, 2012 at 8:13 am

      You don’t think I overdid it a bit?! 🙂

  2. Karena on August 26, 2012 at 6:29 am

    Fun ideas Barbara. Love the heart sachet and the covered banquet cushions.

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena
    2012 Artists Series

    • Barbara Bussey on August 26, 2012 at 8:15 am

      Hi Karena,
      You saw the old fabric! So far, no meatballs have made their way to the lighter seat cushions!
      🙂
      Barbara

  3. lynne@lynnesgiftsfromtheheart on August 26, 2012 at 6:50 am

    Hi darling, I love fabrics, what great ideas you have..love the mix of patterns of the pillow and the ticking.. hugs ~lynne~

    • Barbara Bussey on August 26, 2012 at 8:17 am

      Thanks so much! Have we met? If not, welcome and thanks for the sweet note!
      Barbara

  4. Cynthia on August 26, 2012 at 7:28 am

    I love tickng it can work with any decor. Everything is beautiful.

    Cynthia

    • Barbara Bussey on August 26, 2012 at 8:21 am

      Hi Cynthia!,
      You’re a lavender lover, too, I see! How can you not love lavender??
      Thanks for saying “hi”!
      Barbara

  5. Shirley@housepitalitydesigns on August 26, 2012 at 8:32 am

    Love all the blue and white ticking ideas…I am so in love with your window seat…I want one so desperately in my dining room…one day….and on another “non-ticking” note…I heart,heart that blue and white pillow on the window seat..Who made the fabric?…Love it too!!!

    • Barbara Bussey on August 26, 2012 at 8:40 am

      You know, Shirley, I bought these two beautiful pillows at an estate sale! The house was on the river and had an incredible view! I wouldnt normally buy a pillow that was in someone else’s home, but these were enough to make me break my rule! 🙂

  6. Kathryn Cain on August 26, 2012 at 9:12 am

    I think all cute, favorite loved the lavendar
    Yur collie looks so darn happy

  7. classic • casual • home on August 26, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Your banquet looks so cosy…and I love the ticking with the lavender …I need those zig zag scissors…what kind do you have?

    • Barbara Bussey on August 26, 2012 at 2:39 pm

      Hi Marianne…pinking shears…the highly technical term! I use a pair by Fiskars that work well. Thanks for saying “hi”!

  8. Lisa@budgetdesigngirl.blogspot.com on August 26, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Beautiful and very creative ideas for leftover ticking, Barbara!

    I LOVE the banquet and fabulous cushion. I keep going back and forth trying to decide whether to add one to my kitchen.

    You have such a beautiful home!

    xo-Lisa

  9. Barb @ The Everyday Home on August 26, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    OMG do I LOVE those bench cushions. I do love blue and white ticking too. I have some red and white ticking ready to go into the back of my frenchy hutches. I don’t have little kids at home anymore, but I have little grand babies. Just as good and maybe better. 🙂 xxoo

    • Barbara Bussey on August 26, 2012 at 2:40 pm

      I’ve seen red and white ticking mixed with red and white toile and I love that, too!

  10. Jill Flory on August 26, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Cute ways to use any favorite fabric!

    • Barbara Bussey on August 26, 2012 at 2:41 pm

      I went a little overboard Jill, but what the heck!

  11. Claire on August 28, 2012 at 6:13 am

    The tassels look perfect as curtain holders! Thanks for the wonderful ideas 🙂

    • Barbara Bussey on September 4, 2012 at 7:32 am

      Hi Claire,
      Your comment was stuck in my spam folder. What a very clever way to use the tassels! thanks for sharing!
      Best to you,
      Barbara

Leave a Comment





New arrivals, classes, and creative inspiration
is headed your way!

Signup for our weekly newsletter

Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again.

HOURS

Thursday - Sunday
11:30am-4:30pm

CONTACT

(916) 514-5272