Thursday, February 6, 2014

Linen Napkin Quilt ~ Bedroom Set...


It's crazy what evening boredom can do...

Yes, I was bored a couple weeks ago, so I dug through my material stash. I drug out some linen, monogrammed table napkins, a few yards of really thick flannel I got on clearance for $2.59... Two polyester banquet tablecloths, a linen, monogrammed, table runner and a set of vintage lace curtains received from Wisconsin...


And... 

A pair of sharp scissors~!

Yes, this girl...
Just for the pure excitement of getting away with it~!

(=


Oh... 

My mind does wander... 



Especially when the sun is setting...

And, there are 'vintage linens' to whack up~
redo and re-sew...

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Like this linen table runner that was folded in half, stuffed and crocheted around the edge for a really, upscale look that cost me $2.00.


This blonde mind  comes up with some crazy ideas~

Like sewing 2 vintage, linen, table napkins together. Stuffing them with pillow stuffing and crocheting around the edge for very expensive looking, small throw pillow that cost $0.50...



Then, this bored blonde made a bedroom set 
out of eight, linen, table napkins...



Some thick, clearance flannel...


Pieced together strategically on the kitchen floor...


Some old vintage lace curtains... 
~that arrived from my best friend in Wisconsin~

 And, two polyester 
banquet tablecloths from my Grandchildren's baby showers 
for the ruffle and backing...


A couple hours at the sewing machine...


Add some vintage and antique cut work and needle lace throws
to the bottom of the bed...


(Throws = tablecloths ~ shhhh ~ don't tell the natives...)



(How do I move all this furniture to paint these ugly walls soon?)


And well... 

You end up with something beautiful ~ 

Even though it doesn't match the rug real well...

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I'm going to let you in on a secret, besides the ugly color of my bedroom walls that will be a beautiful ivory color soon...

Please don't tell anybody... 

But I have a fan light stuck up above my canopy on my beautiful bed.

It wasn't suppose to happen this way, but it did... 
And, now I don't know what to do about it?

~It's embarrassing~
*blushing*


The good news is that the bedroom re-color is starting soon...

I think this room has needed a good paint job for about 35 years~~
Hey, I've only been here 2 years and let's face it, 
I've had a lot of work to do just to make this place livable for a girl...

So, hopefully soon, I will get a solution for the 'fan light' problem'...

Actually, that's a fake ceiling obviously. It's been dropped down about 4' trying to preserve some warmth in this room. This room is FREEZING in the winter because of the rock walls - 
It really makes a person contemplate taking the time to move the ceiling back up just 2 more feet, to give the canopy top a little breathing room and then, maybe put a support up there, to hang a chandelier on a chain in a really pretty corner I'm working on in here, where the "Oohh La, La Chair' now resides? 
But, the tv is in the way still, so I refuse to show you today...
(=

It will be beautiful when it's finished...

To match the new 'Shabby' pics I acquired a couple weeks ago.

 

So, stay tuned~~~

It will be a testament to my 'will power' to get this done.

And, my strength moving all of this HUGE furniture...

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6 comments:

  1. I will now be keeping an eye out for dinner napkins! All very pretty! Love the new pictures you found. And I hope you have help moving that furniture!!!!

    Melinda

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    1. Melinda,
      You do realize if you stay around me too long, I could possibly turn you into a 'textile hoarder' like I am, right? ~ lol
      (You are one of the few people that I have ever confessed the truth to... That I am a 'textile / material / blanket / quilt / napkin / curtain / doily / lace etc. etc. etc. ~~ hoarder. )
      Hoarder sounds so corrupt.
      A "textile collector" sounds more appropriate, don't it?
      And, most of my friends support me in it ~
      ~I am sick~
      But, I sure have a lot of fun~!
      I really should have been born with a warning label...lol
      (=

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  2. Oh so elegant and pretty; I love your style!

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  3. Oh wow, this is gorgeous and you are so creative. Love it. I would love for you to link up to my ongoining party - Inspire Me - http://www.astrollthrulife.net/2014/02/203rd-inspire-me-tuesday.html Hope to see you there. Hugs, Marty

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  4. What a wonderful bedspread and throw! Great ideas!
    Great job!
    Nancy
    wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  5. Gorgeous bedspread. You did a great job.
    Sherry

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