Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Small Changes

In the spring I gave you a small glimpse of our bedroom reading area. We had those floral swags for many years, and although the style was dated, I still loved the Laura Ashley fabric named ‘Wisteria”. Beside our recently recovered wing chair was a round bar table, which was given to me long ago, and it was okay if covered by a cloth.

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When we were in Blackduck, Mn., visiting friends in October, I visited a fabric outlet store, and found another fabric I liked…Aviary Robin by Duralee. The price was right and the bolt held just enough for the 4 panels I needed. Sold!

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Off to my friend for sewing, and a week later we had a new look.

We also purchased a small table from IKEA which is just large enough for a lamp and our clock.

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My talented friend also sewed shams and a runner for our dresser.015

A close-up of the fabric:

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My sister in law, also a lovely seamstress, sewed cream-colored cushions from remnants bought at the same fabric outlet…$2.00 per pound!

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On another note….

I am including a picture of the dried hydrangeas in our bathroom. I think they compliment the lavender bottles and shower curtain so well….

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Each week friends gather at Sandi’s to talk about anything “HOME”. Join us!

8 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, Millie! This is so pretty. That fabric is perfect in your bedroom, I have seen that pattern before and just love it. And it matches perfectly in your room as do the bottles in your bath. Great job!

xoxoxo

Sheila

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, Millie, I LOVE your new panels! I adore that colour and it looks so fresh and pretty in your room. The hydrangeas are lovely next to the bottles too. Beautiful post, and thanks for sharing it with us at my HOME. I hope you have a marvelous weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

ellen b. said...

Love those new panels and the new table. Everything looks fabulous together...
Wish I had a seamstress in my corner! :)

Poppy said...

Hi Millie,

So nice to meet another fellow Canadian blogger!

All of your 'small changes' really made big differences in your new bedroom; love the pillows! I think we may have the same wall colour in our bedroom! I love this soft, pale blue in bedrooms; find it so serene.

Thanks for visiting Poppy View!

Poppy

Cindy said...

Hi Millie,
I so enjoyed visiting today even though it is from a small technical box (lol) The fabric you selected is gorgeous and the birds are just perfect. The throw cusion that she made for you matches perfect.

I miss my big hydrangea tree out front, however I took some in for display this year also. I don't have any lavender bottles quite so nice. Enjoy your day

Pamela Gordon said...

I love your bedroom colour scheme and decor. The new curtains are gorgeous and the little table perfect. It all looks so pretty and fresh.

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Millie,
Thanks so much for your recent visit to my Latest finds post. I appreciate the comment.
Your photos with the purple bottles is GORGEOUS! Wow!
Happy Halloween!
Gina

Cindy said...

The new wt's are beautiful, I love the fabric! The colour is is pretty!