Salutations! I’m blogging in today to share with you what I’ve been getting together in our bedroom, something I’ve had up my sleeve for some time. Nothing says fresh to me like a cloud of fluffy white bedding floating atop crisp white sheets. This shenanigan of mine all started with a Simply Shabby Chic duvet cover and shams I found at Target for 75% off. What could I do? I really had no choice! That bad boy was in my big red cart before I could even think twice. And since I had it on my mind that I wanted to downsize from a king size duvet to a full/queen I went ahead and opted for the smaller size. Ahh… a happy day for me!A week or so later I found the white sheet set on sale also by Simply Shabby Chic and things were staring to come together. This is the same sheet set that’s on the twin bed in our extra bedroom.
Now to talk honey into hanging our headboard. We used this curvy dark wood as our headboard in our last home too and I still love it. It’s an architectural salvage piece Mr. Manly secured above the bed using a 1-by and screws. We finagled with the height a bit, but eventually got it looking right.
I still needed a new duvet insert in a smaller full/queen size to fit my new cover. I opted for this Naples down alternative comforter from hayneedle.com. It’s fuller than my old one—which I really like—and it has sewn-through box construction to prevent the filling from shifting. It’s medium weight should make it comfy for all seasons here in Virginia. Things are looking good!The Simply Shabby Chic bedding is fresh and has lovely detail. This set has lace inserts that lend a soft romantic look without looking overly feminine. You guys know how I’m a sucker for lace. I always like to leave mine looking sort of casual and rumpled. And since I don’t own an iron this is probably for the best. Wink.At the foot of the bed I always include a quilt or small blanket for Miss Paisley, mostly for easy care in case she brings dirty paws into the bed. I’m still not sure how we ended up sleeping with a puppy. I already had this vintage quilt which is all white on one side. It’s a bit tattered and worn, but I still enjoy it. And it’s perfect for our canine family member.So, it’s a glorious day here and I’m off to pull ivy in the front garden. Sometimes I wonder if we’ll ever get the entire yard looking good all at the same time. High hopes indeed.
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