Saturday, March 13, 2010

under CONstrUcTIon

For all my friends that love yard sales, tag sales, garage sales, estate sales, whatever you call them...and you love them...this post is for you.

A few weeks ago you saw the beautiful collection of Lefton china I got from one of my favorite antique dealers (thank you Nancy!).

I got a notice that she was hosting an estate sale at a home across the lake...I only hoped there would be some treasures left by the time I got off work.

I've been shopping (wishing) for a vintage / lake cottage style quilt and bedding. Like something really soft from the L.L. Bean or Ralph Lauren collections. Reason I mentioned wishing...I can't afford my good taste ;p!

So, as I wandered through room to room of this cute lakehouse, I picked them in one room, two in the next...until...I gathered all nine of these.

Just look at the details....

BIG buttons...

BIG checks and toile...

BIG down stuffed (yes, I said down) European shams....

AND it all matches my grandmother's quilt, and her white chenille / popcorn bedspread.

I can't wait to put it all to find the dust ruffle...and it will be complete. I promise I'll post when I get it all put together.

I love the patterns, I love the colors, but most of all...I'll love recalling all the great memories with my grandmother. It will bring a smile to my face every time I walk into this bedroom. Life is so good...

(oh, btw... I spent a total of $79 for all the nine of the down pillows and nine cases...yes, life is good - and again, thank you Nancy)


  1. I am sooooooooooooo jealous~! you sure made a haul Girl. its all beautiful.. Cant wait to see it all together..
    you did GOOD~!

  2. Oooooo...I can see it all already.....I don't know what you have on the floor, but I'm seeing either a red checked or a red ticking dust ruffle. Can't wait to see the room!!

    YOU DID GOOD!!!!!!!

    Thanks for posting before I bit off my nails....LOL

    Vivian Lee

  3. Oh my what sweet it will all look so adorable together...
    Have a Blessed day....
    Sweet Blessings...

  4. Wow.. what a fabulous find! LOVELY!

  5. Oh, my heart be still!! What a find!! Love those fabrics.

  6. Great finds and wonderful colors!

  7. Donna that is so pretty, Love those colors!! I love yellow and blue together. It so looks like you! Have fun with it.:) Don't leave us hanging get it on post when that is put together!! K.Miers