The Gatehouse Fabric Collection (and a Giveaway)

The Gatehouse Fabric Collection (and a Giveaway)



Several months ago….a wonderful friend of mine Cynthia Weber approached me about designing a line of fabric for the gatehouse.

I had to think about it….

….for about 5 seconds. 🙂

(total aside:  Can you even believe I just said line of fabric and gatehouse in the same sentence?)

She read about the colors I wanted to use and the vision I had for the space…..and she understood the need for the perfect fabric.

You see….she’s an interior designer and talented and creative with an incredible eye for design.

And I knew….that I knew….that I knew…..

….the fabric would be amazing.


There were so many patterns and designs to choose from that truly represented the spirit of the gatehouse.

They were fun.

And whimsical.

And full of life.

And looked like they all might wear red lipstick and head out on the town.

So I ordered yards and  yards and yards…..

…..and used it here.


And here.


And here.


And here.


And here.


And here.

The collection is designed through Spoonflower and you can order any of the patterns or designs in wrapping paper or wallpaper, too.


So I ordered this pattern in the paper for the craft room.

Just in case someone I knew needed a reminder. 🙂


Cynthia designed polka dots and thistles and rows and rows of stripes in gray and hot pink and white.


There’s abstract patterns and graphics and numbered stripes and flowers.

You can see the entire collection…

edited to add (from Cynthia):  I have had a few people ask me what base cloth I ordered for the pillow so I thought I would explain a bit about the fabric options. If you are placing an order for fabric through Spoonflower you pick a pattern you like then choose what base cloth to have it printed on. They have quite a few options but for pillows, drapery panels etc. I really like the Linen-Cotton Canvas. That is what the pillow for the giveaway is printed on. It has a lovely hand and is easy to work with. For upholstery applications I choose the Heavy Cotton Twill. I hope that helps and thank you to everyone that has left such kind comments about the fabric line! I am so very happy you like it!


And the best part?

Cynthia took the first yard she ever had printed from Spoonflower and had it made into a pillow.

And we want to give it away to one lucky reader to celebrate the fun and joy of The Gatehouse Collection.……

….from our house to yours.

Gatehouse Pillow Giveaway

It’s so easy!

Just enter using the Rafflecopter widget below and tell us what your favorite dish for Thanksgiving is!

Giveaway ends 11/30 at 12:00AM.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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  1. The cornbread dressing, of course!

  2. Love the fabric, you can’t go wrong with hot pink and black!

  3. Turkey is my favorite!

  4. Robin Stephens :

    Homemade stuffing is my fav. I cooked the cornbread yesterday, and have been saving leftover homemade bread for a couple weeks (in the freezer, of course). Yummy!

  5. Green bean casserole is my fave!

    Thanks for the chance to win! Congrats on your line of fabrics!

  6. Love the fabric and love Spoonflower! (Oh, and mounds of mashed potatoes are the Thamsgiving best!)

  7. “Sweet Potato Yummy”…..counts as veggie and dessert 🙂

  8. I love dessert, of course! Love the fabric. For some reason I am into polka dots this year.

  9. Pumpkin pie

  10. The dressing!

  11. The turkey with a side of coleslaw……

  12. I love cranberry salad!

  13. hmmmm…….dressing (or pecan pie…or turkey…. or)

  14. Love that turkey!

  15. All of it, ha! Turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy and stuffing… Mm, mm, mmmmm!

  16. Sheryll & Critters. :

    How gorgeous.

    My favorite Thanksgiving dish is…………. well……. Fruit Salad with homemade Creme Fraiche. Wait, maybe real cornbread stuffing, or maybe pie……. well can I say all of the above?

  17. Good luck on the giveaway everyone! and Thank you Karianne for letting me be a small part of your beautiful Gatehouse It was a blast!
    P.S. You may want to consider some hot pink lipstick for when you are over at the Gatehouse!! 😉

    • I have had a few people ask me what base cloth I ordered for the pillow so I thought I would explain a bit about the fabric options. If you are placing an order for fabric through Spoonflower you pick a pattern you like then choose what base cloth to have it printed on. They have quite a few options but for pillows, drapery panels etc. I really like the Linen-Cotton Canvas. That is what the pillow for the giveaway is printed on. It has a lovely hand and is easy to work with. For upholstery applications I choose the Heavy Cotton Twill. I hope that helps and thank you to everyone that has left such kind comments about the fabric line! I am so very happy you like it!

  18. Hmmm, a favorite side dish? This is almost harder than picking a favorite child. I’d have to say mac and cheese though I really love me some sweet potatoes without those annoying little marshmallows. Who came up with that idea?!?! Happy Thanksgiving to you KariAnne and your family!

  19. Stuffing or sweet potatoes…that’s a tough call!

  20. Turkey and cranberries

  21. So many to choose from but love the cornbread dressing!

  22. Sweet potatoes!

  23. Oh my, I am going to have to say mashed potatoes!! Pretty lame, but we never eat creamed goodness on a daily basis, and those are the best at the table!!! Oh, and if this counts for ANYTHING, I do quilt and can envision this fabric in all sorts of quilts, IT IS AWSOME!!!!!!

  24. My annual frozen cranberry salad is my favorite Thanksgiving dish. It’s so yummy!

  25. Now, If I could spell, life would be complete!! The Fabric is AWESOME!!!!

  26. The dessert! Love pumpkin pie!


  28. Macaroni and cheese! Though untraditional we have always had Mac n cheese at my grandmas!

  29. Cranberry orange sauce is my favorite. It is some easy to make. Thanks for the chance to win!

  30. I love the stuffing with lots of gravy.

  31. My favorite recipe is the one my husband makes for stuffing. His great grandmother made this recipe and he learned how to make it from his Mom. Everyone loves this stuffing!!

  32. My fave? Cinnamon rum whipped cream (with a side of pumpkin pie). Beautiful collection!

  33. My mom’s cornbread dressing as only a true Southern lady can make it and her Sweet Potato Cassarole that has Jack Daniels in it! And the Jack Daniels does not cook off, so you can taste every single delicious drop. It is my kids’ favorite dish also! It makes Thanksgiving divine!

  34. What a great Gatehouse! You have totally knocked it out of the park decorating it! I love the fabrics! You chose such fun pieces! Thanks for hosting this fantastic giveaway!

  35. Its the mash potatoes………mmmmmmmmmmmm……….love:)

  36. Turkey and cranberry sauce and fam, of course!

  37. My favorite dish for Thanksgiving is Southern Cornbread Dressing with sweet potato casserole coming in as a close second favorite!

  38. love all of the fabric colors, especially the black and white. my fav dish is my Moms dressing. yum yum

  39. Sweet potato casserole! YUMMM!!
    (Love the fabric!)

  40. Sausage Stuffing!!

  41. My mama’s cornbread dressing! PERFECTION!

  42. homemade yams and dressing!:)

  43. My new favorite is Black Bottom Pumpkin pie. Absolutely sinful.

  44. I just had it for the first time at my son’s school Thanksgiving Feast but Squash casserole is my new favorite!

  45. Turkey, Turkey, Turkey!

  46. Stuffing!

  47. Loaded mashed potatoes!

  48. Internet Corn Casserole! (Look up Corn Casserole on Foodnetwork. Paula Deen, I think.) SO easy and ALWAYS a hit!

    I would make it after making pot holders out of some fab fabric from your new GATEHOUSE collection! How COOL is this?! So happy you now have a new fabric collection, KariAnn! I LOVE fabric!

  49. The turkey! We brine it overnight and then roast it – moist and delicious.

  50. Oops! I would also love the PAPER version of so many of your collection! and handmade Cranberry sauce is my other fave! Happy Thanksgiving!

  51. I make a mushroom corn casserole every year. Unfortunately, there is never any leftover. It’s a corny swiss cheese delight!

  52. Love it all – so perfect!

  53. Kathy Schermerhorn :

    Turkey and dressing. and cranberry sauce. and gravy. and pie!!!!

  54. These colors are so fresh and nice to see out there!! Cynthia is one amazing designer!! The 2 of you make a wonderful team 🙂 ….oh, I was getting so mushy I almost forgot-STUFFING!!! Then pecan pie around 9pm 🙂

  55. It has to be the ham gravy. The only place I’ve ever eaten the kind of ham gravy my mom made was – well, at my mom’s house at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Now, I’m threatened with a full scale revolt by my grown sons and my grandchildren if I even think about leaving it off the menu.

  56. Ah, Miz karianne……you are the Little Engine That Could…..! Honestly, I visualize you chugging along, chanting….. “I think I can, I think I can,….*squeal! I KNEW I COULD, I KNEW I COULD!”
    And that my dear, qualifies you as Queen of the Rock Stars!! LOL
    Great job…very karianne-ish, I want some of those fabrics for my stash ;^)

  57. I can’t pick one item, all of the turkey, green bean casserole, mash pot, sweet potatoes, stuffing , home made biscuits, salad all on one big plate just makes me smile

  58. LOVE LOVE the fabric designs! They are so HAPPY!! AND…LOVE sweet potato pie 🙂

  59. Heather Leggett :

    My close friend in high school lost her mom to cancer during my friend’s senior year. She made the best green bean casserole (she made the best everything!). Luckily, she taught my friend to cook who in turn taught me. I make her green bean casserole recipe every single year for Thanksgiving!

  60. I love it all, as I look forward to the day I can eat anything I want without feeling guilty. Well, at least for the moment. But the one thing I do look forward to that I usually don’t have any other time, is the pumpkin pie with lots of fresh homemade whipped cream!! Ok, I guess I should feel a bit guilty : )
    Love the fabrics! You are so talented girl!!!

  61. Beautiful and just so YOU!.

  62. My favorite at the Thanksgiving table is my sweet little family. Our family members live so far apart, I hardly notice the food on the table when we are fortunate enough to be together. So Thankful!

  63. Holy guacamole, that’s beautiful fabric! Cynthia is so talented, and to see both your powers of design together in one place? Breathtaking. And the rockstar wrapping paper is seriously just perfection.

  64. I am all about the pie! Lovely lovely! Thanks for a chance to win. Janita

  65. Julie Thompson :

    On Thanksgiving I enjoy the mashed potatoes and gravy. Love the fabric colors also.

  66. My favorite dish for Thanksgiving is my mom’s Strawberry Pretzel Salad!

  67. Christina Thurlow :

    I love when the corn bread dressing, gravy and cranberry sauce all mix together on the same spoon into one perfect bite. That is my favorite. (And my very pregnant self is SOOOOO looking forward to it! Baby better stay put just a few days longer!)

  68. Pecan pie with either whipped cream, the real stuff or ice cream!!

  69. Can’t beat the canned cranberry sauce. Delicous and such a pretty color too!

  70. Its gotta be the stuffing!!! No wait… yep, pumpkin pie with whip creme!!! Oh, maybe the cranberry salad!!! Nahhh,,, its the turkey. Or…those homemade sweet rolls!!! Truthfully? I love it all, don’t you???? 🙂

  71. Oyster dressing made with my father’s recipe! Every bite brings back such wonderful memories.

  72. My husband’s extra sour dough stuffing! It was passed down to him from his Italian mother and it’s delicious!

  73. Janice Stewart :

    Pumpkin pie and the turkey stuffing. Can’t wait.

  74. Sage stuffing, non negotiable!

  75. Cranberry Apple Casserole! Love the fabric!

  76. Michele Watson :

    I’m all about the desserts…especially pecan pie!

  77. Kimberly Conover :

    Mashed potatoes!! Yumm

  78. Barbara Bussey :

    Today a fabric line! What’s next? Hope it’s pumpkin pie with lots of whipped cream! Congrat’s!!

  79. The gravy! beautiful fabric!

  80. I absolutely love stuffing and mashed potatoes! And the day after, I use leftover rolls and make mashed potato/stuffing/turkey sandwiches. so delightful!

  81. Cornbread Sausage Stuffing with Gravy!

  82. absolutely love the thistle fabric and pattern! love me some homemade cornbread dressing with gravy!

  83. It’s a toss up……cranberry relish or cornbread dressing! The fabrics are beautiful and happy!

  84. Has to be pumpkin pie!! My all time favorite!!

  85. Mashed ‘taters & gravy, and “porcupine” meatballs!

  86. Cranberry Salsa!!!!!

  87. Turkey, Cornbread dressing, and mashed potatoes. If that were all I had, I would be replete . . . 🙂 Beautiful post – literally! 🙂

  88. love!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so beautiful, karianne!
    ruth chris’ sweet potato casserole.

  89. Sweet Potato Casserole–hands down! LOVE the fabric!

  90. The stuffing! My dad used to make an absolutely delicious stuffing with sausage, apples, and onions mixed in with the bread and the sage and all that good stuff. I miss him and his stuffing.

  91. my favorite dish is broccoli casserole…..yummmmo!!!!

  92. Congratulations my girl! I am so impressed with all that you have accomplished in a couple of short years. I really love that thistle design fabric. In fact, I may want to use several of these for some summer slipcovers next year. I will come back and look when we get over the holidays! Happy TGV to you and yours.

  93. Pecan pie

  94. Cranberries are my favorite–I make a whole berry sauce and a cran/apple/orange relish! I may even do a pie this year with cranberries. Love the fabric; it’s fabulous! XOXO

  95. Mashed potatoes with turkey gravy. The only time of year I have mashed potatoes.

  96. Aunt T’s sweet potato streusel casserole and my mother’s cranberry relish! Yum!

  97. Love the fabric line! So pretty. My favorite Thanksgiving dish would be cranberry salad. Yum.

  98. My Favorite is German Cherry Cheesecake. It is my Mother’s recipe and it is baked in a springform pan. It has a different sort of crust than an traditional cheesecake and is light and fluffy. Don’t get me wrong it is still rich! It reminds me of my Mom and the days I enjoyed as a child. Oh how I love it!!!! I may have to make two… 🙂

  99. I LOVE homemade bread!

  100. Stuffing!!!! Mashed Potatoes is a close 2nd!!!

  101. My favorite Thanksgiving dish is stuffing, and I mean stuffing. I know it isn’t PC to stuff the bird anymore but I love the soft silky texture of the stuffing cooked inside the cavity of the bird. I also think it’s loaded with more flavor since it is basted by the juices inside the bird. YUMMY!

  102. homemade bread and ham!

  103. We’ve started a new tradition, and now have a turducken every year! It’s FABULICIOUS!

  104. I love all the fixin’s but pumpkin pie smothered with whipped cream is what I LOVE! This post was a delight to my eyes Karianne! So colorful and happy!

  105. Jennifer Williams :

    Sweet Potato Casserole with Crumb topping.

  106. Excuse me?

    Did someone mention ROCK STAR?

    I swear I heard that / read that somewhere.

    The designer fabric and paper are TOP-NOTCH, sister. Really….

    So very thankful that my wife and I subscribe to Country Living magazine. Because that’s where I first found you.

    Your writing and decorating skills are over the top. Please: keep doing what you do. We love you.

    Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!

    Like a few others, my favorite Turkey Day dish is green bean casserole. : )

  107. Dressing using my Nannie’s age old recipe! It is the best!

  108. Fruit loaded stuffing, a recipe I concocted one year that has become a necessary staple at the table!

  109. Kimberly VanDyke :

    My favorite Thanksgiving dish is the Sweet Potato Casserole with home made hot rolls. It’s even better the next day when I make a Casserole Sandwich on the hot roll. YUMMY!!!!

  110. My father’s oyster dressing is the best!! It has to be on the table during the holidays.

  111. the dressing!

  112. Gorgeous fabric!!! Stuffing and cranberry sauce – mmm.

  113. Pecan pie, my Mothers that is, I actually ask for as a Christmas gift every year!

  114. Cornbread dressing, of course!! Thanks for the post – I am in the middle of remodeling to gain a craft studio, and some of these fabrics would be just perfect!

  115. My favorite dish at Thanksgiving is the cranberry sherbet recipe I make that has been handed down for generations in my family. It is so fresh and crisp and tasty! Mmmmmmm! Good!

  116. Dressing is my favorite!

  117. It’s the homemade mashed potatoes and gravy. Heaven.

  118. we don’t really do thanksgiving because it is just my husband and i with no family in our state, so i guess i would say my grandmother’s pecan pie – though it has been many years since i was able to have it

  119. Homemade noodles!

  120. Cornbread dressing is my favorite!

  121. Sweet Potato Casserole, which I’m bringing to the family Thanksgiving feast! Hope I win.

  122. Paula Willbanks :

    Pie. Any kind.

  123. the colos u are using are so neat!! would fit it well here.

  124. I love the collection and how well Cynthia captured the essence that is YOU. All of the patterns and colors work so well together and give The Gatehouse so much personality.

    My favorite Thanksgiving dish is my Mom’s (not just anyone’s) cornbread dressing.

  125. Pink Delight- 1 can bing cherries+crushed pineapple,sweetened condensed milk+ cool whip! Happy happy,happy thankfulness!

  126. OMG…I bout passed out at the photo with the fabrics/black/white/pink room….I LOVE IT….oh yeah, mac & cheese

  127. Karianne,
    I love the curtains with the pink trim, so cute and Ive always loved polka dots. The black and white wallpaper sets everything off. Everything is perfect. You sure know how to decorate.
    I love sausage stuffing!

  128. Sweet Potato Casserole, I’m asked to bring it every year.

  129. Pie…all of them!

  130. My momma’s cornbread dressing!

  131. The dressing/stuffing is my favorite dish. (I can’t believe how many others have the same favorite as I have.) I also love pumpkin pie with a layer of cheesecake.

  132. The stuffing! Take everything else off the table and I’d still be happy!

    I love your decorating style and will copy it fully when I move away from the SW to where there is grass and green trees and a small cottage I can go to town on! Keep up the blog – it makes my day.

  133. Is gravy considered a dish?

  134. I adore your little crafting room and the beautiful black and white fabrics are amazing! I’m making a note to collect some of them for a black and white quilt I want to make one day. As for Thanksgiving food….it would have to be the stuffing with gravy and a large side of black olives. Yumm…I could easily eat that everyday if bread wasn’t so bad for me! So I splurge once a year!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your beautiful family!

  135. I love the sweet potatoes with marshmallows and of course the pies!!!!

  136. I absolutely love Cynthia’s fabrics! So gorgeous! My favorite Thanksgiving dish is candied sweet potatoes – I only have them once a year and look forward to them so much! Thank you for the lovely giveaway and happy Thanksgiving!

  137. I’d be like a kid in a candy shop with all those yummy fabrics!!!

  138. My favorite T-Day dish is coleslaw with gravy on top! Weird, indeed, but it’s sooooo yummy!!!

  139. I love these colors and patterns and can see many of them useful in my home office and craft room.

  140. Sweet Potato Casserole with brown sugar and pecans! My Grandmother’s recipe!

  141. Hands down, my favorite Thanksgiving dish is sweet potatoes with marshmallows and pecans. Thanks for the giveaway!

  142. My mama’s skillet candied sweet potatoes. The best!

  143. My favorite dish at Thanksgiving is any dish with a serving spoon in it!

  144. Count me in on the draw,,,would love to win something from your gatehouse collection! How fun is that!

  145. Oh !! I got so excited about your draw, that I forgot to leave an answer for your qualifying question! My favorite thanksgiving dish would have to be anything with sweet potatoe, also really like gravy and mashed potatoes!!

  146. Love cranberry and pineapple cream cheese dessert!!!!!

  147. sweet potato casserole!

  148. I love fried turkey and my husband fries a mean turkey. It’s the only thing he cooks that can be eaten, but he really knocks the turkey out of the park….What a great giveaway……Thanks……Happy Thanksgiving!

  149. My favorite dish is Scalloped corn and brocoli bake. Truth be told, it is all delicious and picking one thing is just WRONG! Happy Thanksgiving.

  150. Oh my cornbread dressing. It is soooo good…..not as good as these beasutiful fabrics, but it is mighty hood and MY favorite food ever in the history of ever, and believe me when I say l love a lot of food 🙂

    • I need to proofread before I post lol…..that should be mighty *good* and *beautiful* Sorry, I will try to do better about proofreading when I post. HAPPY THANKSGIVING to the whole Wood family….and to the very beautiful Thistlewood Farm…..

  151. The fabric is amazing!!! My favorite dish is strawberry pretzel salad. Happy Thanksgiving!!!

  152. Steamed Pudding and Vanilla Butter Sauce. It’s amazing!

  153. It’s all about the turkey 🙂

  154. My favorite Thanksgiving food is the stuffing/dressing. I like to make it myself with dried breads including cornbread. I also love pumpkin pie. Yummy for all the foods. Blessings and Gratitude

  155. Flecia Salisbury :

    my favorite dish at Thanksgiving is the dressing.

  156. My favorite thing is the sweet potato w/marshmallow crème toasted on top!

  157. My mom’s sweet potatoes and stuffing are my favorite dishes.

  158. Ahhh … my favorite Thanksgiving dish is a traditional roasted turkey stuffed with fresh veggies & herbs basted in white wine and chicken broth.

    Yes, It is divine!

  159. PS… I do love the colors. Oh my how I do love them!

  160. spicy stuffing of course…or is it the mashed potatoes & gravy? or the candied yams? or maybe homemade cranberry sauce (vegies are for color only with a brown brown table of food) or is it the dessert you have absolutely no room for as you stuff your face then bloat, gag, so uncomfortable your as fat as a turkey

  161. Pie – of course 🙂

  162. Corn bread dressing is my fav

  163. Cranberry sauce

  164. I am so thankful for family and love your new fabric.
    Love pretzel salad for a favorite meal

  165. 4 is my favorite number an the reason I think I can win

  166. I have never been a big fan of turkey, but heap me up a plate of stuffing and broccoli and rice casserole, and I am a happy girl.

    Such fun patterns!

  167. Pumpkin Pie (my pumpkin pie, as I have a special ingredient!!! ) Blessings and smiles, Emilou

  168. Such pretty fabrics…great! Ummm….Vegan Pumpkin Pie please! Thanks and cheers, Valerie 🙂

  169. Jennifer Thomas :

    I am inspired by the gatehouse. And I am the most excited about making the pumpkin rolls recipe from you!

  170. My Uncle Larry’s famous smoked turkey and my Aunt Brenda’s pecan bars. T-1 day!

  171. Linda Southworth :

    My favorite dish for Thanksgiving has to be my mom’s recipe for good ol’ Southern Cornbread Dressing. I think of her everytime I make it.

  172. I don’t have one favorite dish, it is all of it together with family that makes it special.

  173. My favorite Thanksgiving dish is mashed potatoes and gravy! And stuffing, turkey, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, and pumpkin pie! 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving, Karianne!

  174. Turkey with gravy is the best!

  175. Happy Thanksgiving and I love me some sweet potatoes!

  176. My grandmother’s sweet potato casserole!

  177. My Dad’s Pecan Pie!!!

  178. Definitely the southern cornbread dressing (stuffing?).

  179. My favorite dish is my grandmother’s pork stuffing. I’d love to win the pillow!

  180. My great-grandmother’s cornbread dressing is the best!

  181. The DRESSING! Yummo! and maybe the pumpkin pie? LOL

  182. The mashed potatoes!

  183. The stuffing – dressing. We stuff ours in the turkey because we use metal/heat rods so the interior IS COOKED completely.

    Thanks for the inspirational photos and the giveaway.
    best wishes.

  184. Sweet potatoes – no doubt!!

  185. My favorite dish is sweet potatoes!

  186. Chicken & dressing would be my hands down favorite. This giveaway is perfect!!! We get to celebrate your fabric and add to our stash!!!! I’m a quilter therefore I’m a fabric addict. It just so happens I decided to do my Christmas tree in pink and grey last year. These aren’t such easy colors to find so I ended up making most of the ornaments for my tree. But now….. I can buy fabric to match!!!!! Thank you!!!

  187. STUFFING!

  188. Brenda Burgess :

    My favorite is the dressing

  189. Blown AWAY by the awesome fabric. Wow – the Gatehouse has their own line of fabric. That is ahhhmazing. Every single thing is just beautiful!!
    My favorite Thanksgiving side is ALWAYS the dressing. Slathered in gravy. NOM. 🙂
    Thanks for the giveaway! xoxo

  190. my favorite is the stuffing… of course

  191. I love stuffing and pumpkin pie – probably because I don’t make them at other times of the year.