Good evening dear friends. I have been playing with something old and something new, something bought and something blue……
The scene of my shenanigans: the bedroom. The props of my play: new and old bedding.
I told you that I had been on a little shopping spree and most of that was spent at my favorite store in the world: IKEA. Of course I went in for something prosaic as a protective floor cover and came out with a ton of other things that where just too cute to let go, especially for that price….
One of those things was some new bedding. I honestly can’t say I needed it, but after I started working on our bedroom (two years ago already and still not finished Oy!) I enjoy it so much more and I love decorating it.
The summer decorations I had brought into the bedroom felt really good and I was definitely not ready to let go of those yet. Especially since summer has finally arrived here big time as we are deep high into the tropical temperatures now. So I forgot about Fall and added a bit more summer instead.
This blue and white striped bedding, ticked all my little boxes. It is summery, even a bit beachy, it feels super soft and it had a very friendly price tag. Who can pass that up.
As I was putting it on, for the first time I thought it needed a little extra something, something. And then I thought of this vintage crochet bedspread I found a couple of months ago. I hid it from my Love because I know this is one step too far from him. But I tried it on anyway.
I think it looks so nice. I love it. The soft blue colors, the crochet pattern, the love that went into it. I could even happily drape this over my couch or simply fold up in a nice pile and stare at it. It is in perfect condition and held up great in the wash (so it smells nice now too).
And I really think it complements the new linens so very well. Those look like they were made for each other.
Sadly though I was right about My Love’s opinion. He was okay with the bedding. The stripes were ‘manly’ enough for him to be able to bear the lacy white linens I also used. But the vintage crochet blanket got a definite NO.
So sadly, I have carefully put her away. I will list her soon in Songbirds Nest, right when I get that out of holiday mode. So if you love her as much as I do, and you have a husband who doesn’t object to a vintage bedspread in his room. Keep an eye on my shop, as soon as the button link appears in my sidebar the shop is open and the bedspread is up for grabs.
I’ll be sad to see her go, but she deserves to be loved and be the star of someone’s room.
In the mean time, I get to enjoy her here on my blog. And in real life I get to snuggle in my comfy beachy new looking bedroom.
Oh and what do you think about me trying to do the whole crumbled bed look? I think it looks quite inviting. If it weren’t so very hot right now I might jump right in.
So do you have to compromise about decorating, in or outside of the bedroom? And don’t you agree that my brand new bedding looks great with the vintage bed spread? Love the crumpled look or do you prefer the neat and tight hotel room look?
Let’s talk bedrooms……