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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

White Chenille and Pink Roses

I try to use old with new whenever I get a chance. And it's so easy to do when you have a white vintage chenille bedspread. An almost all white bedding ensemble is so refreshingly cool when it's so hot outside like it is here in San Antonio.
The bedspread and the chenille pillow shams were found separately, but because they're both white with pink touches, you really can't tell that they don't match exactly until you look very closely.
The sheets are white with little pink roses. They're 100% cotton which makes them cool in the summer, warm in the winter and easy as cake to care for. Never any pilling, either. I found them at Ross at a great price and had to snap them up!

Behind the pillow shams, I used vintage pillowcases hand crocheted with the yummiest pink roses. The pictures do not do them justice. The fabric is bright white and the roses are the sweetest pinks. I also carried the crocheted rose theme to the night stand to tie it all in together.
I'm not sure why the pictures came out so dark and dull. It's so white and bright in person and it just makes you want to jump in bed and lay in the patch of sunlight like a cat (especially when the A/C is on and you can enjoy the best of both worlds).
Because this is a vintage bedspread, it's a double or full size which doesn't fit today's modern queen size bed. I just put a white battenburg lace dust ruffle under the mattress. It's not perfect, but it gives it that cottage layered look.
The throw pillows were made by a friend on eBay. She used vintage embroidery and fabrics in all of them mixed in with newer fabrics. She's no longer selling and is devoting all her time to being a wife and mommy.
Caring for chenille is so easy, too. I just pop it in the washing machine on a light cycle and toss it in the dryer on a med-low setting. It always comes out soft, fluffy and smelling wonderful!

21 comments:

Kathleen Grace said...

Very pretty, My grandmother always had chenille bedspreads on her beds, wish I had some of those now!

Joanne Kennedy said...

I just spent awhile reading a lot of your past posts. This is my first stop to your blog and I fell in love! You are on my list of favorites now!

So whree do you live now that you are not in CA any longer?

I'm born and raised and lived here all my life. I don't think I'll ever get to live somewhere other then CA. Not that I'm complaining.

So would you mind telling me where you used to go treasure hunting when you were out here. Did you do mostly Garage Sales and Estate Sales?

I just adore all your lovely vintage linens you got. Those first three pillow cases that are roses are so cute! Are you going to sell them? If so, how much? I want them!

Big hugs
Joanne

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

I used to live in OC, now I'm in San Antonio, TX! The good thing is that now I have a huge backyard, the bad thing is that I have a huge backyard that needs so much work.

I will be selling those pillowcases probably towards the middle of August. They'll be on my eBay site starting for about $7.00 or $8.00 each. They're so pretty in real life! You'd love them.

Thank you for stopping by my site. It's always so fun to meet new people.
Blessings,
Patricia :o)

bee'nme said...

Hi Patricia!

So, you're in San Antonio...we're practically neighbors in Texas-terms!! (I'm in Houston) I'll definitely have to look you up when I'm there...which is about once a year or so...please do the same if you ever venture to Houston!

I LOVE this wonderful layered dressing for your bed...every stitch of it!! Chenille is so yummy anyway and putting it together with the embroidered pillowcases (which are fabulous!) and the dust ruffle and shams and embroidered pillow ans sweet sheets...wow, it's a great look, and yep, it's real inviting!!

BTW, your comments over at my place are always so sweet and so very appreciated!! Thank you!!

Hugs and Blessings,
Becky S.

PS - you can almost bet that I will be including a vintage embroidered collage piece in my giveaway that I AM going to have VERY soon...so stay tuned!! - B

Donna said...

Hi Patricia,
Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet comment. It's nice to meet you.

I love your chenille bedspread and all the pretty linens. Brings back memories.

~Donna

Liz said...

Hi Patricia!
Thanks so much for stopping by my little blog. How fun that you found me. I love your linens. I will be coming by again to see what you do in the future. Very pretty!!
~Liz~

Lallee said...

Thank you for your visit to my blog so I could find YOU. What a beautiful bed you have in all its pretty white and pink goodness! And I spy a very pretty crochet rose doily on that nightstand. And I just have to say the BBC Pride and Prejudice rocks! Right?

Hugs,
Lallee

KarenHarveyCox said...

This is so beautiful. Your vintage linens are gorgeous, I love chenille. And your pillow cases go so beautifully. Karen

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

Hello Patricia,
First of all, many thanks for leaving two nice comments on my blog.
They are much appreciated!
I had a lovely time having a look at your blog, you are the Queen of linens!
Also you are a very talented lady, your bag-bags and tea cosies are to die for... and for sure the nicest I ever seen!
I will add you to my favorites, as i would love to buy some for presents for loved ones, not just yet, as we are going on holidays next week and money is a bit tight at the moment...
By the way I fell in love with your chic & shabby closet, its G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S!
If you go to:
The linen cupboard blog,
the lady who runs it, she`s asking for well dressed photos of beds, I have sent her mine and she`s donne a good job with it, as well as, advertising my website... which its always good!
... as your bed is so beautiful dressed in vintage, I thought you may want to do is as well.
Just a thought...
Her link is on the pink bar on my blog.
It`s all for now,
Kisses Kisses
Debbie
xxx

Dani said...

so lovely..reminds me of sweet times as a child. I had a chenille spread like that on my bed and since I am a pillowcase fanatic, love love love the pillowcases..please stop by my blog sometime...I am having a giveaway of pillowcases to embroider!
Yes, I am a Californian too..

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries said...

So lovely and romantic! You certainly have a way to make things look great! blessings, Kathleen

Debi said...

Hi Patricia,
Thank you so much for leaving such a nice post on my blog. I am new to blogland and it is taking me awhile to get back to everyone. Wish I could type faster!! I just love your chenille bed and linens! I look for chenille where ever I go, but haven't been very lucky. You have inpired me to keep looking!
I will be back soon.
Hugs,
Debi

Adrienne said...

Hi Patricia -
I just love the look of your bedroom. Everything is so comfy and restful looking. There's nothing like chenille, is there? And those pillowcases with the crochet are gorgeous. Your header is great - I could study it all afternoon! I love beautiful linens.

Thanks for visiting my blog and for leaving your sweet comments. I hope you will visit again soon. I'll be back here to see what you have to share and I'll be checking your EBay shop.
~Adrienne~

paintinpatti said...

Hi Patricia,
We share the same name! Are you a Patricia Ann? I love the pictures of your white chenile and roses. They look light enough for our hot summer nights. Very, very pretty.

Alison Gibbs said...

That looks so pretty
Alison

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Hi! No, I'm not a Patricia Ann:o) Actually, I'm a Alejandra Patricia. But since Alejandra is so long and doesn't really sound like me, I go by Patricia.
:o)

Joy said...

I just love that pretty bedspread! What a neat blog you have here.

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

What a beautiful bedspread! I use vintage sheets and pillowcases on our bed too, particularly pink rose ones, so I loved seeing this!
:)
~ Becca ~

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

I love your bedroom and the chenille is gorgeous! I love that it is forgiving and so easy to take care of. Nothing is better than having nice soft linens for your bed - and yours is awesome!!

xo
Becky

Farm Chick Paula said...

Oh that is gorgeous, Patricia. That's too pretty to sleep on!!!

Merry said...

I had a chenille bedspread exactly like this one when I was a young girl. It looks so beautiful with your embroidered linens and dust ruffle.
Merry