Thursday, September 8, 2011

a guest and a give~a~way!

today’s guest post is from Susi, a writer for Arcadian Lighting, a must-shop resource for beautiful light fixtures and lamps online. visit their website and cool blog for more information. enjoy!

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Grain sacks are a hot trend in décor right now. Pillows, upholstery and kitchen linens made from grain sacks give a charming vintage French feeling to a room. Look for vintage grain sacks online or buy ready-made copies inspired by the originals. Here are 8 ways to use grain sacks in your décor.
Grain Sack Decor
The Paper Mulberry (via)
Grain sacks are a lovely, versatile, charming textile that can be used in so many beautiful ways. Grain sack slipcovers cover the chair and sofa in this cottage living room.
Grain Sack Decor
Apartment Therapy (via)
A grain sack runner is a charming option on wood stairs. The blue stripe gives it almost a nautical or beach feeling.
Grain Sack Decor
The Paper Mulberry (via)
Grain sacks can be used in the kitchen and dining room as runners, table cloths, napkins, kitchen towels or chair upholstery. Grain sack material looks great mixed with vintage and antique décor. As always, we're aware of even the smallest lighting fixture, like this vintage pendant light.
Grain Sack Decor
The Paper Mulberry (via)
A simple grain sack runner looks perfect on a rustic farmhouse table. Grain sacks often have red or blue accents to add a punch of color.
Grain Sack Decor
Miss Mustard Seed (via)
Graphics on grain sacks range from stripes to letters to images. This French armchair gets a dose of country charm with grain sack upholstery.
Grain Sack Decor
My Home Ideas (via)
A long bolster pillow covered in grain sack material looks right at home below wall-mounted reading lamps in this sunny cottage bedroom. The natural feeling and neutral color work well with the warm woods of the furniture.
Grain Sack Decor
An Indian Summer (via)
Grain sack pillows are an easy DIY project for anyone with basic sewing skills. The nubby texture and typical stripes add texture and color to any room.
Grain Sack Decor
Little Lovables (via)
Grain sack details in the pillows look right at home in this living room that mixes new and old, traditional with contemporary with a touch of sparkle in the elegant lighting fixture. Grain sacks work well with other natural textiles like linen and cotton.

Content provided by Arcadian Lighting, a site that specializes in top quality lighting fixtures at extremely affordable prices. If you like this post, be sure to stop by the Arcadian Lighting blog and say hello!

Thanks, Susi!

now, let's get to the best part! the giveaway! today,  i am teaming up with the folks at Arcadian Lighting to host a fabulous giveaway! Arcadian Lighting generously offered one my followers the opportunity to win a $75 gift card.the lucky winner will receive a special coupon code to shop at Arcadian Lighting.

i put together a little Picnik collage of some of 
their wonderful home decor and
 lighting in the 75.00 price range! i intentionally chose items that would work with
 grain sack decor, but there is so much more to check out on their website!

Terms and Conditions:

1. this giveaway is open to United States and Canada residents only. (i will be having a give a way that my international readers can qualify for on my one year blog anniversary at the end of October!)

2. only ships to the current continental US (48 states). If the winner lives in Hawaii or Alaska or Canada, the winner must pay the additional fees that may incur.

3. a special code will be given to the lucky winner and it can only be used once.

4. must be a follower of Dreams on 34th Street. leave a Comment. visit Arcadian Lighting and let me know what you would buy with your $75 gift card if you win . leave a comment.

the deadline to enter is midnight PDT on September 14. the winner will be chosen and announced on Thursday, September 15. good luck, everyone!



  1. Oh what a lovely post, I absolutely adore grain sacks so I am in heaven! Thank you so much for the links, so kind of you! I am your new and very happy follower. Warmest wishes from an old farmhouse in England - Glenda xxxx

  2. Great post!! I am loving my grain sack pillows, runners and I even have a tote bag!!

    I visited this wonderful website and as we are looking for outdoor lights, I went straight to that section and fell in love with Fountain Canyon!! Beautiful. Thanks for the link and throw my name in the hat!!


  3. this is a beautiful post. I found your blog because you found mine through Rachel at French Farmhouse. I love all applications with grain sacks. have a good one

  4. I sat down last night and surfed their site for an hour trying to decide on something. So much to choose from. I think I've finally decided that I'd use the $75 towards the Quoizel Emery Transitional Mini Pendant Light. It's gorgeous and perfect for my family room makeover which will be commencing right after (or simultaneously with) my kitchen makeover. LOVE it. I actually need two of them. The grain sack photos are stunning! Off to facebook & tweet your giveaway!


  5. I follow you! (I think I'm supposed to leave a separate comment, right?)

  6. Oops, forgot, the Janos pendant light is my favorite!! I tweeted & facebook posted :)

  7. I am a follower, I would get this:
    littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

  8. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm a follower, and I'd get this torchiere lamp:

    eemoody77 at gmail dot com