My Alpine Home


We have lived in our new home in Alpine, Utah for four years now. My current goal is to make a larger more open home (which works great with our extended family) have a bit of cottage charm and seem more cozy. I hope you will follow along and give me encouragement as well as advice as I embark upon this challenge.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

All of My Favorite Fabrics. . .

First of all, who goes shopping at Cracker Barrel when they are looking to buy a new bedspread?

The answer is, not me and I wasn’t. 

A few weeks ago I was in Cracker Barrel with my sister when I spied a quilt made from all of my favorite fabrics.

Now mind you, I was not in the market for a new bedspread.  But how could I resist when it had all of my favorite fabrics and was priced less than I could ever begin to make it.

It had ticking. . .

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checks. . .

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and toile.

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Priced at $120 for King I just couldn’t resist.

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Notice my yellow wall?  The stripe in this fabric takes on the yellow color beautifully.  And now I get to add some of my new favorite color, aqua into the room.

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I only bought one of the pillow shams because they were $30 ea.  I already had red euro shams so I thought one in the middle would be enough.  but guess what?  I’m taking it back.  I had this toile one and I like it better.

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Any one who knows me knows what a pillow fetish I have. . .love em!  I already had all of these (plus more). lol!  Now just thinking I need a pop of yellow.  Guess what I remembered as I type?  I have a yellow chenille pillow with pom poms that went with my previous bedspread.  I also already had both the toile and pom pom throws at the bottom of the bed.

I like my canvas of poppies above the bed but thinking it needs a little something more.

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Notice my tan doors and moldings?  That’s one of the things I don’t care for in my home.  I am going to ask the painter (for our basement) how much he would charge to paint them all white.  Way too many for me to want to tackle.

Here’s a few photos of the rest of the bedroom d├ęcor.

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The area above the fireplace.

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All of our clothes are in our walk in closet so this cabinet is more for storage decoration.

I made the burlap garland for Christmas a couple years ago.  Liked it so well that I left it up.

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During the cold winter months my bedroom helps take me out to my garden.  I have floral canvas’s, poppies, and geraniums.

This way I can stop and smell the flowers. . .if only in my dreams.

hugs,

Jann

I will be sharing with:

It's a Very Cherry World for Rednesday

Lavender Garden Cottage Party

34 comments:

Penny Phillips said...

Beautiful spread! I love to shop at Cracker Barrel, esp. in the candy area! Hugs, Penny

Tanya Rachelle said...

Beautiful bed covering and pillows! Very pretty. Also love the 'Splish Splash' pillow on the bench... beautiful redwork and a fun way to bring the garden indoors.
~Tanya

Old Time Cindy said...

That is so pretty. I've been adding red to my decor lately.
Farmhouse hugs,
Cindy

Mary Redo said...

Oh I do love that new bedspread! Great price, too. Your existing pillows look just fabulous with it. I love your mantel top decor. Your trim will really pop when the painter does his painting.

Mary

Sue @ A Colourful Canvas said...

I love your bedroom decor. My home is painted in similar shades of yellow, and I love it. BM Mannequin Cream and Golden Straw to be precise. So many colours go with it. The red is perfect, and I agree, some robin's egg blue, or aqua, yum. I have to say that the painting above your bed looks unbalanced. It's difficult; you don't want something too heavy that is at risk of falling. Or maybe, you aren't in an earthquake zone. I always have to consider that here in Vancouver. Could you maybe add a frame to the canvas? {sigh} it's really all so pretty. Hope you can get your doors and frames repainted white.

Sue xo

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

Definately, you will love the white trim. That is a gorgeous bedspread. May I make a suggestion. I see you have a "wood" table on the right of the bed. With the 2 white items on the larger size. I would see if switching the white nightstand with the wood one...just a thought...the nightstand and the white flower basket are the same heigth...and what about just a larger empty frame around the picture over the bed....? That seems to be really popular and it would be bigger. Or, don't listen to me...it is your room and you should do what you want!!

Ruby and Arthur said...

I love the sweet pillow on the bench. The bird bath is so cute! Love the reds and yellows, too, Jean

The Farmers Daughter said...

A beautiful room, Jann! You never know what you'll find at Cracker Barrel! One of my favorite places to shop!

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

LOVE your bedspread and oh I have such fond memories of the Cracker Barrel! We used to go there a lot when we would travel.

The poppie print above your bed goes so perfect but i guess it needs some

Bernideen said...

Looks wonderful - I love Cracker Barrel too - especially the fried chicken.............and bedspreads!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Jann,
Me too I love the quilt and I'm a big fan of a lot of pillow too. Hubby has to push them off every night before bed LOL.
All the fabric is so pretty and red and aqua go great together. I also love your yellow wall, I have shades of yellow through my home too and really like how it brightens up a room, even on a cold raining day like today. We are having rain and cold burrrr.
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Hey, Cracker Barrell has some great things...I'd rather shop there than eat. The bedspread looks wonderful. I adore the splish splash pillow!

Robyn said...

Hi Jann,
LOVE the new bed spread! and I agree, your sham looks really nice with it.I adore your bedroom decor..I've actually never been to a Cracker Barrel not even sure there is one in my area.. Ive heard people rave about the food there but I had no idea they sold other things there? Think I"m going to have to see if we have one and stop on in there one day if we do! :)
Robyn

NanaDiana said...

Jann- What a beautiful top! You could not have bought the material for that- to say nothing of the time involved. Your room is so pretty and cheery for winter! xo Diana

Barbara F. said...

I am loving red in the bedroom more and more.........one color I have never used. I also love Cracker Barrel and it so happens I am going there tomorrow with two friends. That is a beautiful quilt, Jann. xo

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I like ticking, toile and checks too. I have hunting and fishing in the master though. The only room that showcases my husband's collections. I will have to post it sometime.

Winnie said...

The bed covering is so beautiful!
I just looooooooove the pattern and the colors! :)

Diane said...

I do love the quilt and cannot believe that you found it at Cracker Barrel! However, I know it is probably silly, but my favorite thing in the whole room is that plate with the geraniums on it. I love red geraniums and have some on my front porch every summer. They are the one thing in the summer that I could not live without - they always make me smile. Thanks for the peek at the new decorations!

cynthia lee designs said...

What a pretty quilt! Your room looks great!
I love Cracker Barrel.
hugs,
Cindy

Kris said...

Jann, I love the new quilt for your bed. So charming!!!! Love all of those pillows too!! I Also love pillows, but the hubs, does not!!!
xo KRIS

Emilou said...

Oh, you lucky girl!!! I too love red and ticking. Blessings and smiles, Emilou

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Jann,
Lovely new quilt! Love all of the fabrics...the tickings are perfect!
Soon we will be able to smell & pick some flowers ;0) Hang in there!
All the Best,
Christine

Valerie Strain said...

I love it. Red is my favorite. I also leave my garlands up all the time.

Hugs,

Valerie
Cottage Making Mommy
www.lovingmyheartandhome.blogspot.com

Debra @ Homespun said...

Lovely room AND spread / quilt! :)

Chenille Cottage said...

Oh...Jann! You have struck my fancy with your beautiful new bedspread and all the pretty accessories.
I found the daintiest little rocking chair for $15. It desperately needs a pretty new covering. In my stash I have several of your same favorite fabrics...red and white toile, red and white ticking, red checked plaid and a few other accents. Thanks to your beautiful post...Now, I have decided just how I will recover it.
How I miss Cracker Barrel here in Oregon. When we lived in Tennessee I used to buy nearly all my Christmas gifts there.
Thanks so much for sharing and for the inspiration my darling friend.
Hugs,
Carolynn xoxo

Tanya Payzant said...

Gorgeous quilt! I love it. I am preparing to redo a small guest room in our home in red and white. Your quilt would be perfect! ;)

Jeanette@Creating A Life said...

Jann, your room is so cozy and cheerful! The new quilt is just perfect.

Jeanette

SueLovesCherries said...

Oh, Jann, I am so in love with that quilt! It's gorgeous! Love the bench and redwork pillow, too!

Rose L said...

Such a great quilt. You only live once, so I am glad you went for it and bought it.

Lorraine Finkbeiner said...

The quilt is SO pretty....great fabrics in there! I also love the red work pillow! Did you embroider it?

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You'll have us all running out to Cracker Barrel! What a fabulous find...so fresh and pretty for Spring! I love cheery REDS!

Sandy said...

Cracker Barrel, Ticking
and Toile! How could you
resist, but I've seen that
little shop and a beadspread
is not something I've seen
there.
Lovely, really!
Sandy

Sandy said...

Cracker Barrel, Ticking
and Toile! How could you
resist, but I've seen that
little shop and a beadspread
is not something I've seen
there.
Lovely, really!
Sandy

Micupoftea~ said...

serendipity! CHarming quilt!