My Alpine Home

Friday, May 8, 2015

'Light'ening Up the Bedroom. . .

Well my friends, warmer weather means it's time to throw open the windows and enjoy those spring time breezes.
 
Along with that I like to switch out the bedding and add a garden feel to our master bedroom.
 
Perfect time to pull out vintage pillowcases.  I love them all!
 
 
I have two of these.  They were an estate sale find.

 
 
This one was a gift from my blog friend, Rose.
 
 
These were made by my Aunt Viola and given to me by my cousin, Betty for my birthday last July.
 

 
I've layered them on top of a cream matelassé spread topped with my double Irish chain quilt I made years ago from Aunt Gracie type reproduction fabrics.
 
I added a pink chenille pillow I made from an old sham found at a thrift shop.  The flower is made from cream wool.
 

 
Now the room has a lighter feel for Spring.  I bought the aqua door recently from Décor Steals.  I need to hang something on it.
 
 
I love how the quilt has touches of the same color as the door!
 
 
I played around a little.  First I folded a vintage quilt with pink stars at the bottom of the bed. A $40 estate sale score.
 
 
Then yesterday I snagged this lavender chenille spread for $9.




There are both pink and lavender fabrics in the quilt.  Not sure which I like best.  Do you have a preference, or do you prefer it without either?
 
Of course I still have touches of red.  The quilt is bound in red.
(now you can see the detail on the door)
 
 
(top of red cabinet)
 

(top of fireplace)
 

 

 
This colorful chair helps tie all of the colors together.
 
 
 
Assorted quilts fill part of our red cabinet.

 
A couple of months ago I bought a new lamp on line.  When it arrived it was more juvenile looking than what I realized.  Decided I'd try it for a while and see.
 
 
 
Still lots going on in this room, but I am loving the lighter feel.
 
hugs,
Jann
 

32 comments:

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Beautiful! I love the vintage linens especially the crochet pillow cases. So very pretty and I'm partial to Roses!
hugs,
Linda

mimi_62 said...

LOVE your Irish quilt! Also, the lavendar chenille spread looks great! It adds a lot of color.

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

So beautiful, and I love how you laid your quilt on the angle, I have so many quilts which don't fit my bed and now I know how I can use them. I'll give you a shout out when I do it. Love the color in your room, my hubs is giving me a hard time he says it's getting too feminine in our room. does your hubs mind? Have a great Mother's Day!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Your bedroom looks so good with your summer look. Love all the vintage pillow cases - they are beautiful.
The quilt looks very good on the bed and of course I love red.

Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Mothers Day, Jann.
Mary

cynthia lee designs said...

Love your quilt and the linens on your bed. Love the door too. Your bedroom is so pretty and cozy!!
hugs,
~Cindy

Jonell Harrison said...

What a fun colorful post Jann!

Junkchiccottage said...

Beautiful Post Jann. Love your quilts they are all so pretty. I still love that acute chair you found too for the bedroom. So cute. Have a great Mother's Day Week End.
Kris

Stephanie said...

Oh Jann, I am in love with your quilt...or should I say quilts :) What a beautiful and charming bedroom, my friend.

Hugs and blessings to you!

Kim said...

Where does one start to oooh and aaah over this post, Jann. Everything in your bedroom is to die for...the gorgeous Irish Chain quilt, the chenille and pretty estate quilt, the vintage pillowcases, your bedhead.....LOVE your bedhead. Then there's that gorgeous green door...but the piece de resistance for me is your chair patched with all those pretty fabrics. You do realise if you keep this up I will need to invest in an oxygen tank to revive me each time!! Your Spring bedroom is just gorgeous, Jann!! Oh, I almost forgot...you have an aunt with the name Viola....how perfectly wonderful!!

living from glory to glory said...

Dear Jann, I love the pillow cases myself, they are so nice to collect and keep as they are so small and useful. Your room does look very cheery!
Hugs, Roxy

Julie Reinwald said...

You have a great ability to mix patterns and colors...I am envious of that. I love the vintage pillowcases. They remind me of my mother ;)

Gayle said...

Magnificent! I can just feel how much you enjoy searching out the components and bringing it all together.

Kelley said...

So am I. Talk about cheerful! Nobody will be telling you, "Lighten up!"

Hugs and happy Mother's Day,
Kelley~

P.S. Congrats on the newest grandbaby! ;-)

Parlor Room Ponderings said...

I love vintage textiles! So much fun to and so many ways to utilize them. Your room captures the colours perfectly. I like the pink cover on the foot of the bed, and I also like how you have the quilt on an angle. I would not have thought of that. I think your lamp is cute. If you're not sure about it you add your own cover to it or add some lace or throw a doily over it. Enjoyed your post. Have the loveliest Mother's Day! Diane

Salmagundi said...

Love the Irish Chain quilt -- I'm always impressed with a pieced border!!!! I have a small stash of Aunt Gracie's -- now you have inspired me to think about a small Irish Chain in my future. Sally

Cindy Rasley said...

So pretty! Love all the quilts and pillowcases! Great job!

chateau chic said...

Your springtime colors are so pretty and happy, Jann! Love, love, love the vintage quilts you found. They look great on your bed with those lovely pillowcases.
Mary Alice

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Jann your bedroom is amazing! I really love the colors and your vintage wares are all so beautiful! Have a very Happy Mother's Day, and your darling pamper you tomorrow.

Hugs, Jo

Cynthia said...

Jann so pretty, love your quilt collection and the door. You make a beautiful home. Happy Mothers day

Cindy

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

Oh your bedroom is ready for the spring time. It's so fresh and luxurious and I love your chair with its colourful cover. Enjoy this wonderful season xx

Mary Ann Potter said...

A bounty of beauty here! I love the quilts and the airy look you've achieved.

Rose L said...

Glad to see you enjoying the pillow case! Such wonderfully colorful quilts. I adore the pink pillow with the big rose on it!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I love your mix of bright, pretty colors. That aqua door is to die for and goes so perfect with your quilt, as do all your colors. Fun room!

sandi s said...

I love your room! It is so pretty. I love aqua and touches of red together. Hugs,

Nina Lewis said...

I love the pillow with the wool flower! Did you make the flower? It's darling!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

You have an amazing collection of pillow cases and quilts!

Beverly Flores said...

I love everything and that chair, oh my. I saw it in Hobby Lobby and feel in love with it. I could not get it because we were moving out of the country for a few years but it absolutely looks lovely in your room. It was made for you. Hugs, Beverly

Beverly Flores said...

I love everything and that chair, oh my. I saw it in Hobby Lobby and feel in love with it. I could not get it because we were moving out of the country for a few years but it absolutely looks lovely in your room. It was made for you. Hugs, Beverly

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Love how you dressed your bed with the bedspreads and quilts. So many beautiful pillow cases too! I have a great great grandmother with the name Viola! How cool.
Have a great day!
Gina

Winnie said...

Everything looks so bright and spring-like :) I LOVE the vintage linens and the pillowcases with the flowers crochet are BEAUTIFUL !!! If you ever get tired of them - please don't forget me :)

aspiritofsimplicity said...

oh my that quilt is absolutely beautiful

Parsimonious Perfection said...

Such a fresh look, those crochet-edged pillows and your colorful chair are absolutely adorable and so charming! ❤❤