Enough With the Burlap

  1. Dee Gee says:

    Oh wow. I had no idea. Burlap is itchy and would make horrible pillows, dresses etc. Garter belts? Who thought that was a good idea? The smell is also quite strong. Thanks for leading the charge to end the trend. LOL

  2. Rachel Molder says:

    wow, I had no idea burlap was trending so well! I should offer to make Burlap Mickey & Minnie plush for my clients. I’ll let you know if it takes off!

  3. Sue in Atlanta says:

    the wedding was pretty bad but that dust ruffle on the bed was the most horrible thing I have ever seen….

  4. PrincessAmy says:

    I have to say that I am very disappointed in this article. No where did I see a single mason jar burlap fly catcher! Please try to be more thorough next time. 😛

  5. cheesehead4ever says:

    That bed! Beyond overkill. I can’t imagine wearing that garter. I would have a rash within a few minutes.

  6. nylonliving says:

    Hilarious! I had no idea burlap had taken over the American South. The burlap and lace is my fave – just meant to be a country song.

  7. Jackie says:

    That wedding looks like the set of a play, at a school with no theater dept budget.

  8. Abbey Ofs says:

    Haha Lindsay this is awesome! Although we sell lots and lots of burlap, I have to agree with some of that some of the choices for application are questionable 🙂 -Abbey (we worked together when I was at Mom Central)

  9. Miss B says:

    Wow, that globe is not only decorative but practical. What’s the capital of The Lace Doily Republic? Gray button, of course!

  10. Melissa says:

    I read an article recently about something like the ten worst wedding trends of the year and burlap was one of them. It is ITCHY, people! And it SHEDS! And it puts off asbestos-like fibers in the air that make people like me sneeze unattractively. Seriously. Just stop, brides of the world. Just. Stop.

    • suburbanturmoil says:

      I looked everywhere for a burlap wedding gown. We haven’t yet reached that phase — There were, however, PLENTY of burlap-inspired flower girl dresses and a few burlap wedding gown sashes. *shudder*

  11. mamalang says:

    My daughter loves burlap, luckily I managed to keep it to a small pocket on her backpack.

    The pillows for the porch are probably the least offensive for me. I would always shove them to the back with a softer covered one in front, but they are at least durable for that.

  12. Brent1813 says:

    Ah, you’ve said what I’ve been thinking for a very long time. Why oh why the burlap trend among yuppy white people? It’s a cheap, rough-hewn, primitive material historically used for storage bags and by poor rural people. Co-opting it as something chic and trendy is preposterous and possibly offensive. It’s like making outhouses or chicken wire chic. Um, I better not say that too loudly.

  13. ABBY says:

    LOL!!! This made me laugh SO HARD!

  14. nundu says:

    And chalkboards! My youngest daughter is getting married in June and finding ideas and decor that contain neither burlap (fiance is allergic!) nor chalkboards is impossible! Don’t get me started on mustaches. I really don’t know WHAT that’s about!

    When we first got married and lived in Germany I had enormous windows in our apartment. All I could afford was some dark brown (chocolate) burlap on clearance through the JC Penney’s catalog. I moved those curtains around for 20+ years. I felt like we’d arrived (financially) when I could finally afford some decent chintz to make proper, lined drapes.

  15. nundu says:

    And chalkboards! My youngest daughter is getting married in June and finding ideas and decor that contain neither burlap (fiance is allergic!) nor chalkboards is impossible! Don’t get me started on mustaches. I really don’t know WHAT that’s about!

    When we first got married and lived in Germany I had enormous windows in our apartment. All I could afford was some dark brown (chocolate) burlap on clearance through the JC Penney’s catalog. I moved those curtains around for 20+ years. I felt like we’d arrived (financially) when I could finally afford some decent chintz to make proper, lined drapes.

  16. Marichka says:

    There’s lots of ugly things made out of cotton, silk, satin etc. I love my burlap wreath.

  17. Marichka says:

    There’s lots of ugly things made out of cotton, silk, satin etc. I love my burlap wreath.

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