Sunday Stash

While driving to a customer visit in Connecticut last week, I found myself in need of a rest stop somewhere in the heart of New Jersey. Through a stroke of good luck, right at that moment I spied a billboard for… wait for it… A Crate and Barrel OUTLET! Who knew such an amazing place existed?

My first stop was the Marimekko fabric counter. It’s normally pricey stuff — $49.00/yd, to be exact — but at the outlet, these bright, bold prints can be had for a mere $3.95 per yard. Guess who walked out with eight yards worth? I don’t have specific plans for these yet, but at 54″ wide they would make great quilt backs.

Marimekko Fabrics from the Crate and Barrel Outlet

You’re not limited to fabric, though… A quick rustle through the shams and duvets revealed the gem below. It’s just a single sham, so not a ton of fabric, but I’d love to use it as an accent pocket fabric for a purse.

Pillow Sham from the Crate And Barrel Outlet

The purchase I’m most excited about is these great mustard tea towels. I’ve been mulling the idea of going all-out on a really stylish camera bag for my Lumix. See inspiration here and here. This leaf print sealed the deal. I’m already dreaming of some brown faux leather trim and metal hardware details… If I can pull this off, it’s going to be amazing!

Tea Towels from the Crate and Barrel Outlet