The Gift that keeps on Giving

I mentioned last week Ben and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary. The "official" anniversary gift chart lists wood (traditional) or silverware (modern) as the tokens to give or receive when you hit the five year mark of wedded bliss. We don't really abide by gift charts 'round Casa Giese. In fact, our idea of gift giving usually sounds something like, "Hey, I think you'll be giving me this for my birthday, anniversary, mother's day, etc..." I know, terribly romantic.
I can't say I mind all that much - especially when I have an "aha!" moment, and there's an unfulfilled gift slot waiting to be filled...

Such was the case when I spied Pink Wallpaper's post on her brilliant idea to feature designer (read: expensive) fabrics at a discounted price to us mere design-loving mortals. Her first offering was the iconic Imperial Trellis by Kelly Wearstler. It took me about...um...two seconds to determine that:
  1. Even at a discounted price, this fabric was still way out of my budget league, and
  2. I could probably swing ONE YARD of it (and call it my anniversary gift!)
Disclaimer: I am SO NOT a label whore - I don't want one measly yard of Imperial Trellis just to say I have some - I truly love it, and despite the ubiquitous use of it in fabric and wallcovering form, I think it is a classic pattern - one I will always appreciate, and well worth the investment.

So, what will I accomplish with that one yard?

Well....Remember these?
In our living room they sit, waiting for some serious TLC - and now, they will receive it...

Imperial Trellis -
Midnight/Parchment colorway on the seats, nailhead trim (metal of choice TBD)
Chair painted a rich orange - something like this
...And essentially - Two New Chinese Chippendale Chairs! (Hey, that qualifies as wood, right?)

So, what fabric is so desirable to you that even ONE yard would make you happy? What would you do with it?