Cottage Fix honeysuckle and a summery quilt

Good morning Cottage Fix friends! The heat and humidity have landed here on the east coast which is no surprise since we’re already into June. It’s in the mid-eighties today with moderate humidity and it really doesn’t feel that bad. I quite like these kinds of days, especially when the AC is cranked up if you know what I mean. With the humidity often come the rains, not all day, just here and there. So the garden is looking a little wild, everything is growing, including the weeds and honeysuckle. Β Cottage Fix blog - bedroom with gray walls, flouncy bedding, and a toile quiltI’m dabbling in our bedroom today. It’s a room I don’t tend to show often because it’s usually either a mess or piled up with clean folded laundry, and sometimes both. It happens. Also, I’m not at all entirely thrilled with this room. We haven’t gotten around to doing much in here. It has dark gray walls and soft gray wall-to-wall carpeting, a helicopter style ceiling fan, and a dated en-suite. I would like to tweak the en-suite and then take it from there. I really don’t mind the gray wall color, but the gray carpet and helicopter ceiling fan won’t be with us for the long haul. I’ll probably change the wall color then too.

Cottage Fix blog - shabby chic bedding and a toile quiltFor now I added this summery cotton toile quilt and a tarnished silver pitcher filled with honeysuckle and privet. The quilt is to protect our white bedding from the debris that comes with our sleepy time companion. If you’d asked me a couple of years ago about what I thought about sleeping with a furry, dirty pawed, stinky little monster, I would have gasped in horror. Well, I don’t know how it happened exactly, but Paisley trots her little behind up the stairs each night and makes herself comfortable at the foot of our bed. So that soft summery quilt is basically hers. Gasp!

Cottage Fix blog - gray wall color, vintage bedside table, and a vintage lampI don’t usually bring flowers up to our bedroom, not sure why. They make a huge difference though, even a haphazard bouquet like this. I think I’ll be doing it more often now!

Cottage Fix blog - gray walls and a toile quiltMy husband pointed out to me that our bedroom doesn’t really “go” with the rest of our cottage. He’s right. It’s an add on and lacks the character of our original home. The ceilings are lower and it’s missing the hardwood floors that we love so much in the other rooms. I have to say after living here for three years, the wall-to-wall carpet will be staying, well I want to get new wall-to-wall I mean. It’s comfortable underfoot in the bedroom. When it’s time, I’m going to try to find something kind of like berber that resembles natural fibers. Can’t wait for that!Cottage Fix blog - toile quiltxoxo Sally

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14 thoughts on “Cottage Fix honeysuckle and a summery quilt

  1. Kelly

    Your bedroom looks so pretty. Our dog sleeps with us every night too. It does cause us to have to wash the bedding more frequently though. I agree your flowers look so pretty in your bedroom. I like your antique dresser they’re sitting on.

  2. Kathy

    Beautiful new quilt. So nice that it is Paisley approved. πŸ™‚ We have our furnace on here in this neck of the woods, :{ Thank you for sharing.

  3. DorΓ© @ BurlapLuxe

    Love your bedroom, I feel like I just visited a cozy bed and breakfast (B&B )
    The Sumer quilt is perfect in color and love those one sheet quilts with wonderful soft toileish like patterns.
    We here in Sounthern Ca. Have had nice beautiful spring days with a bit of wind and breeze, and I love cracking the window at nights sleep for a bit of fresh air, and light weight quilts are still on the beds for comfort.

    You have a beautiful cozy room to love.


  4. rue

    I think your bedroom is really pretty… almost etherial in a way and I love your antiques πŸ™‚


    1. sally Post author

      Thanks so much Rue! The antiques were my grandparents. Those two pieces have always been my favorites.

  5. Cindy

    Love your quilt!! Our 2 little Yorkies sleep on the bed with us every night, but sometimes they go under the bed to sleep.

  6. Victoria

    I love your bedroom! I think it’s very cozy and I’m in love with your wicker bedside table, so cute! I’m in SW Florida so I definitely hear you on the humidity thing but strangely, I’ve grown to actually enjoy it:)

    1. sally Post author

      Thanks so much Victoria! I’ve been to Florida on a couple of vacations, and it’s such a nice place to visit!

  7. Karen

    Absolutly beautiful! I love all the touches that make the room so soft and inviting. And I also use bedding at the foot of the bed for the same reason πŸ™‚
    Thaks so much for sharing at Something to Talk About!

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