Hi Folks ~ I picked up my bedding order at Walmart today. Before I left the desk I asked the man if he would open the box for me so that I could see if they sent the right size before I walked out of the store. He did, it was a ‘full’. Relief! I thanked him and left.
I got home and stripped the bed, put on clean sheets, then put the spread and shams on and I just love the look, the colors. It’s made very well. Large enough so that it wraps up around top pillows under the sham covered pillows, hangs down about 25” all the way around. I have a high bed, so it does not go to the floor. I had already made a skirt with some nice material from my friend Nanci.
The bedroom is a work in progress. Faux beadboard paneling will be going up. The head and foot board were found in Spain when we lived there, we ‘curbside shopped’ there too. After we found these, the next time we took that road, there was a sign where they had been, saying ‘no pongas la basura’, which means ‘do not put trash’. These are light colored beech wood, with some turned wood, we decided to stain the wood dark because we like dark wood. It is a double/full size.
This little cottage, about 25 ft x 25 ft with two bumpouts, is roughly 665 sq. ft. and had two tiny bedrooms when we moved in. We opened the two rooms up to each other making one larger room, I believe it is nine and half ft. by twenty-five ft.
In the photo below is the first wall covered by the faux bead board paneling, still have crown moulding to put up when the walls are all finished. This where I take care of bookwork east wall.
This is across the room, well you know 4 feet or so away from the desk on the east wall. When this is all done, I’ll show a pic before and after. YIKES! We had been using this area as storage, were in the process of finishing up caravan so that we could sleep in there while we worked in this room, walls and flooring. Well, you know the rest of that story. DH became ill and our projects were not finished. I am doing the best I can. All in time. Craft items, threads, yarn, finished pieces, stored in drawers and cabinets.
The photo below is what you see when you go from hall into bedroom. Craft office area to the right, sleeping area to the left.
Now I am looking south, into the sleeping area. This sleeping space is ‘cozy’ and comforting. The road is out behind the window on the back wall where sun is shining in. The books add a sound barrier and it’s rather quiet in there. There’s about 14 inches between the bed and the book cases.
Here is my new bedding!
The two little pillows (below) my DH gave me for my bday one year. They accompanied him to the hospital, supporting his head on either side while in the ambulance, as they had wrapped him up in the sheets and carried him out of our little cottage that way. They could NOT get that huge gurney with four big guys in and out of this place, so that way was how they did it.
Anyway, they are special to me and add to our eclectic, Bohemian, gypsyish, cottage style.
Here are some close-up shots of the squares.
Ok, that’s it from Plum Cottage for now. I just had to show and tell my new bedding. DH would have liked this. Tomorrow is supposed to be sunny so I’ll wash these on the gentle cycle and line dry them. Aaaahhh!
Hope you all see less of winter and more of spring.
There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort. ~ Jane Austen