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Get the Look: Mama Mia's Terrific Textiles

Get the Look: Mama Mia's Terrific Textiles

The day after my wedding, one of my bridesmaids and I, exhausted from the weekend's events, popped into a matinee of Mamma Mia. While our reviews were mixed (please, please let me never hear Pierce Brosnan sing again), one element of the film got an enthusiastic thumbs up: the gorgeous textiles. I was absolutely inspired by the film's bedding, tablecloths, and pillows. The bright colors, suzanis, folksy embroidery, and busy patterns were absolute eye candy.

Interested in integrating some of these patterns into your home? Find out where you can get them when you


While you'll want to mix and match to get this look, if you're initially stumped, start with bright, Mediterranean tones, such as tropical sea blues and rich reds.

Tabletop Keep it colorful, but also under control. If you choose a flowered tablecloth, don't choose equally vibrant napkins or placemats; a solid or complementary patterned napkin in coordinating colors will look best.

Cushions and Decorative Pillows Embroidery and ethnic touches are must-haves here.

Bedding Start with a bright white background, and then add color liberally.

Photo courtesy of Peter Mountain/Universal Pictures

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rivrchild rivrchild 7 years
I just want that bed!
melinda19 melinda19 7 years
staff thanks for the info, Falun is a little to far north for me to visit, but if I am ever in the area I will check it out. One of my favorite parts of Momma Mia was checking out all the linens on the clotheslines.
Home Home 7 years
melinda19, it's called grandma's attic. it's in the TINY TINY TINY town of falun, wisconsin, and owned by an adorable young lady who also makes hats, bags, jewelry, etc. she has an amazing eye, and her collection of goods is impressive.
melinda19 melinda19 7 years
what is the name of the antique store and where in the midwest?? I am in the midwest and collect.
Home Home 7 years
Haze, I absolutely agree with you about the thrift store route for some of these textiles. One of my favorite things about going back to the Midwest (besides getting married to my beloved, of course) was the amazing antique store my mom found next to our reception site. I bought three, count them, three, antique quilts, for under $100 total, and they're in immaculate condition.
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