Monday, July 11, 2011

Picket Fence Table Runner

I MAY'd this picket fence table runner.
I wanted to give my breakfast table a cottage look.
It's from pieces of cut-up leftover picket fence.
 Larry just pried off the back wood strip.
Then I realized that I would need 6 pickets not 4.
Luckily we had another section in the garage.
 I washed them and just laid them on the table.
No painting, 'cuz I'm going shabby chic. I didn't even attach them together,
'cuz I may change my mind....again.
I used my daisy basket as a country garden theme.
Brought home a bunch of fresh daisies,
"Don't you think daisies are the friendliest flower?"...Kathleen Kelly.
Little watering can napkin rings.
 Daisy napkins and placemats are Longaberger.
Yellow and blue Longaberger pottery.
Yellow handled flatware, blue goblets and 
vintage juice glasses finish it off.
The wood pickets make a great serving runner.
It's a natural trivet for hot tea pots.
I then added popcorn kernels to the
 blue votive candle in the old small Ball jar to give it
 a country cottage look.
I love picket fences.
I've used them for headboards, on the patio, on the potting bench, as a cup rack,
and now as a table runner.
I love to picket !



  1. What a creative idea! Beautifully done!!


  2. This is my 1st time visiting.
    What a sweet table setting.
    Think I can I come over for dinner?
    I was looking for the blue island.
    What happened?

  3. Cute idea for a table runner. Washes up easily too I'm sure. :)

  4. This is wonderful Rita! Just love it! The watering can napkin rings are great!

  5. Rita, this is absolutely adorable. I love it. Such a clever and creative idea. Gorgeous centerpiece also. Love, love, love. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  6. How neat!!!! And very creative!!! I love this. Your setting looks beautiful too! XO, Pinky

  7. Hi Rita! Oh, you're the smartest one! I love this idea and it looks wonderful on your sweet table.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  8. Now this is an original idea, LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing your darling cottage table and picket fence runner, its a real winner.

  9. Hi lovely lady. I love your Beautiful Tablescapes for two. with your picket fence runner on your cottage table sweet. Im one of your old follower on your Blog. I hope you can come see my new tablescape for two also.
    XXOO Diane

  10. You are SO clever!! I am using fencing to make a head board for our bedroom remodel. Great minds!!!

  11. Love it! SO creative....
    love the Longeberger, too.
    Thanks for sharing!

  12. Such a creative idea! I love it and I adore those watering can napkin rings!! Well done!
    Have a great night!

  13. Rita,
    What a great idea!! I also love the sprinkler napkin rings.

  14. Fantastic idea, it looks great on your table, totally shabby chic! Thanks for sharing at Nifty Thrifty. I always "follow."

  15. How lovely! I never would've thought of using a picket fence as a table runner. It's beautiful. I also especially love those watering can napkin rings. How cute!

    Tracy Screaming Sardine

  16. How original and how cute. Love how you have set your table.


  17. Your country decor is very cute!

  18. This is a darling and creative idea for you garden theme table. What a great way to use the picket fence... Now where can I get my hands on fencing!

  19. Rita, What a cute idea! Your summer table is wonderful and I love the picket fence runner. Very creative! Thanks for joining my Open House Party this week.

  20. This is a great idea to protect the table and get a cottage look at the same time.

  21. Adorable!!! I love it. Love your playlist.

  22. Hey, Rita! Long time no see! That picket fence runner is the ULTIMATE in creativity!!! I love it!

  23. Completely adorable! SO clever, and I always love this color scheme.

  24. Rita, what a sweet idea! I love the fence runner. So very cute. I love the corn with the candle as well. That would go really well in the fall as well! Thank you for the inspiration.

  25. What a fun idea as a runner. Your table looks great. Nice to meet you.

  26. So many cute elements to your fun table. Love your picket runner -- what a great and creative idea!

  27. Rita, your table runner is pure delight! How clever of you. Just made me grin from ear to ear.

    So pretty!

    Barb ♥

  28. So cute!! I love this idea - such a charming inspired idea!! Sharing this on FB~ thanks for sharing at FNF this week! :)

  29. Clever and charming! I love the idea of the picket fence table runner!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,

  30. Hi Rita,

    This is the cutest table I've seen in some time! You certainly did achieve a cottage look -- so cheerful. I also love picket fences and daisies. Your napkins and place mats are CHARMING, and I assume your Daisy basket is Longaberger? You have such a nice collection of baskets.

    Have a great weekend,


  31. That's a darling idea and so clever of you to make it from a picket fence.
    Good idea not to attach them to each other and then you have other options.
    Love it,

  32. Love that the petals of the daisies repeat the shape of the pickets. Darling my favorite color combination. Thank you for sharing your wonderful design. Cherry Kay

  33. Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought to use picket fence as table decor! That is precious! And I love picket fence posts...always have. I have a section that I use as a photo backdrop and a section I use at my booth and I use them for my birdhouses. A table runner is pure genius I tell ya! ~ Miles of Smiles ~ Lynn
    P.S. After all these years I finally just planted some daisies in my garden. Bought them at a yard sale of all places. They are doing beautifully. :)

  34. What a cute idea! it really pulls it all together on the glass table. Nice having a "fence guy" at the house to help out!!
    Thanks for linking up with VIF! xo Debra

  35. Rita May,
    That is super cute and what a good idea. Thanks for linking it up!

  36. The blue and white with a touch of yellow is very cheery. Love it.

  37. Thanks Miss May, you have made my day. Things have been tough and your way with stuff brought a smile to my face. Wish we could relax and enjoy a cold lemonade at your beautiful table. Enjoy your day and bless you.