Summer and Gingham go hand in hand.
Maybe it's the blanket you put down for a picnic, napkins at the table or a cute gingham tablecloth. Either way this adorable pattern is a fav of mine and I’m seeing it pop up everywhere this season.
Did you know that the pattern is over 500 years old? It actually started off as striped. But after the Victorian period when it arrived in North America it became more like the check pattern we see today.
It has no right or wrong side since the yarns are dyed and then woven. Traditionally it's lightweight and seen in a blue and white pattern. Lightweight and inexpensive, it’s been used for mocking up couture gowns as well as table and bed linens, but became really popular in the 1960’s.
These days it's not just relegated to the table top. I love seeing it in unexpected places.
Fun Fact: Did you know Bridget Bardot wore a pink gingham wedding dress?
I rounded up a few gingham inspirations that will be impossible to resist.