Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A New Look for the Bedroom ~ Lovely Linen

I recently updated the look of our bedroom. I actually loved the yellow, but it needed to be repainted and hated to waste the opportunity to change it up a bit. We'll also probably be putting the house on the market soon, so I wanted it to be more neutral.
I painted the walls with a color from Restoration Hardware called Mediterranean White.

I purchased one of the nightstands from Home Goods and painted one of my old ones black to match. The bedside lamps are from Meijer's.
The Mantle headboard was reupholstered with linen and I purchased tan linen curtains from Pottery Barn.

The vintage quilt at the foot of the bed is made with squares of all vintage linen floral fabrics in fabulous fall colors. I also made a new pillow out of a vintage linen from my stash.

A new shaggy 8x10 rug (also from Home Goods) was a steal at only $150.00 and is nice and soft under foot. :-)

On the other side of the room still sits the deacon's bench and on top of the dresser, Hubby gets a new place to stash his guy stuff...a wonderful old wooden box from Gram's attic. I also framed a vintage sheet music cover, with a lovely art nouveau design, in an old frame.

Well, that's it for a tour of the bedroom. I have the shop and website on vacation mode for a few days, but I'll be listing new items on Monday November 1st.
Have a great week, everyone!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Vintage Alphabet ~ Sheet Music and Tins

Its time for the Vintage Alphabet Collections link party again! This month's letters are S, T, and U.

For the letter S I chose my collection of vintage Sheet Music. The covers are so pretty, like works of art! I even framed one of them and have it in my bedroom.

For the letter T I'm showing a collection of Tins. First, an assortment of colorful ones including a striped lard bucket and couple of sweet bird food tins.
I also have a few fun coffee tins.

Also for T I have a small grouping of vintage thermometers. Sorry, I couldn't come up with one for U. I have an old umbrella, but just one doesn't seem like a collection. :-)
Be sure to stop by the Etsy Cottage Style Blog to see more alphabet collections starting with the letters S, T, and U, or add your own to the link party!