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Saturday, December 12, 2015

Neutral Bedding with a Touch of Glam

Have you got your guest room ready for Christmas company yet?   I hadn't changed anything in the guest room for a long long time,  so I thought "why not this year"    Then.......I thought....the guest room is seldom used!     So,  I decided to get new bedding for our master bedroom and give the "hand me down" bedding to the guest room.   Why not!!!   The bedding in the master bedroom is only a couple of years old and still in good condition,   so ....that's what I did!
I decided to go with a neutral color scheme this time,  lots of texture,   a little glam and a touch of elegance.    H couldn't care less what color his bedding is....just as long as the sheet  are soft.    I didn't buy a blanket to replace the one that went to the guest room.    Instead,  I chose to have a white cotton sheet next to us and a dark beige satin sheet on top of that.    They aren't heavy and the layers keep us really warm.  

I chose a bedspread with a 30" drop gathered skirt similar to the one I had admired at Pine Cone Hill,   but at a much lower price.   (At Home)

Linen Mesh Natural Bedspread
This is the one I liked so well at Pine Cone Hill,  

I also created a new floral design for the side table......

 I replace the round table                                     with a narrow side table and chair.

The round table covered with  a wedding dress skirt had been there about 5-6 years so it was tire for a change.    Don't worry,  there will still be ruffles.     I ordered ruffled curtains for the window that should be here Tuesday.

My "new to me" chair is a recent yard sale purchase.....

I haven't decided if I will paint it white or leave it natural.....
I also haven't decided what material to use for the new upholstery.    I have narrowed it down to these two.    The vintage floral piece is fabric that I have been saving for just the right project,  and the other piece matches the bedspread..   

I have the fabric draped on the chair so I can  live with it a few days,   then  I'll drape the other piece over the chair for a few days.   Then I will make my choice.

I have the bed turned back so you can see how I layered the sheets    I also put the white fur throw at the end of the bed in case I get cold during the night....there's one just like it one H's side..

I changed the side table on the other side of the bed too,   and I have plans to freshen up the fireplace.

.Merry Christmas!


  1. Your guest room looks divine. I love your romantic touches.

  2. I love the new chair just as it is! I adore the needlepoint rose pillow. Just my style. Such a romantic setting.

  3. Penny,
    Very pretty! We laugh when I call Jim's old bedroom the Guest Room because we have not have guests stay over not even once in the 37 years that we are married!! LOL!!


  4. So cozy and pretty! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  5. I love the new table!! cute santa pillow too!

  6. So pretty Penny! You amaze me! Lovin that cute Santa pillow too! Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Sharing on G+! Have a great week!

  7. Good idea with draping the fabric over the chair so you can decide. The room is very guest worthy...Love It!

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    love to write the post like this on Bedding.


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