December 29, 2009

Spreading the love.

Bedspreading, that is.

Remember that awesome chenille bedspread I landed for $8 at the Visiting Nurse Association Rummage Sale in October? (Pssst: The spring rummage sale dates have been announced!)


My intention was to use it for crafty projects. But I soaked it in Oxy-Boost and now it's looking good. Much too good to sacrifice to my marginal sewing skills.

I tossed it on the bed in The Green Room to have a look-see. Even though the bedspread is twin size, it falls right to the top of the side rails on my full size bed frame:


But maybe it looks a little too antiquey? Maybe I should throw some of the original bedding over it, like this:


Or perhaps I should just stick with the original bed covers and accessories...


...maybe even swapping out seasonally (chenille can be my "winter look" or something).

Or maybe my brain is too fried from the holidays to make this decision. So please feel free to chime in!

Speaking of spreading the love, thanks to Let's Have a Cocktail via The Lil Bee for pointing me to a charity to donate holiday cards to. St. Jude's Ranch for Children recycles the card fronts to make new cards! Great, right?

16 comments:

Keetha Broyles said...

Oh girlfriend! I don't think it matter WHICH way you do it - - - it is just plain lovely!!! I like ALL the choices.

Kathy said...

Beautiful spread!
Change the spreads everytime you change the sheets...
Variety is the spice of life as they say!!!
xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Patti said...

they both look lovely - and certainly one looks vintage and the other not...I like kathy's idea - change it out everytime you change the sheets!

Joyce said...

Both ways look nice my friend. The fun part is you can rotate them to give a different feel. Enjoy! xo

preppyplayer said...

I LOVE your original ensemble, (green is my favorite.)
I would bring in the chenille spread- old school, Jersey shore style- Memorial day!
Labor day... back to the seasonal bedding.

Purple Flowers said...

I like the idea of rotating. Then it always makes it look like you're walking into a different room, only it's the same one! Maybe my brain is as fried as yours? I love the bedspread.

Blondie's Journal said...

Yes, rotating according to seasons and seasonal moods seems to be the key...

xoxo
Jane

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I like seasonal change, so I say use them both!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Rose Haven said...

I'm partial to Chenille...so my vote would obviously be for CHENILLE!!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

I like it both ways....here is to flexibility!

To a wonderful 2010!!

heidi said...

i LOVE old chenille. Reminds me of passing out on grandma yetti's bed after too many schnapps cherries.

fairfieldhouse said...

Well, if you ask me I think it would look great at the Fairfield House!

I am with the others on this one...why choose one over the other? Keep and use both!

Weef! said...

I agree with the folks who suggested changing them out seasonally!! Both looks are fab!

Beach House Living said...

Change it when the mood strikes.

Maureen said...

I like every look - beautiful.

Happy New Year!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love the chenille...it reminds me of my childhood when everyone had chenille spreads. I like the other spread too, so I think you can just trade off now and then with both looks. Now you'll have to find a nice vintage trunk to keep the spare spread in ...more reason to go to the next rummage sale! :-)