Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Roses and a new bedspread

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My garden roses are doing really well this year! I picked this bouquet and thought that the colors would be perfect in my bedroom.


Last month when I was at"Move it Elsewhere" I bought this bedspread. It was really stained and I wasn't sure if I would be able to get it clean. I figured if I couldn't get the stains out I could at least use the vintage crocheted lace for something. Luckily I was able to get all the stains out! It was priced at $75 but everything upstairs was 65% off so I got it for $26.25. What a great deal! It's a full size and my bed is a Queen size so it a little small which is why I have it layered.

I may end up putting it under my mattress to layer over my dust ruffle. I think that might look pretty!

A look through the mirrored closet doors...

Update: To read how I clean my vintage linens click here.

76 comments:

Ivy Bend said...

Oh, it's gorgeous. What do you use to get stains out? I've had limited success with oxyclean -- and hate to use liquid bleach on older linens. Lemon juice and the sun sometimes does it, but most of my yard is in shade. Any tips you'd care to share?

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Ivy, I use Oxyclean and Dawn dish soap and I soak it overnight. It's gotten the stains out of EVERYTHING I've used it on!!!

anna said...

Wow! Your bedroom is really fabulous!! I'm green with envy!
Bye from the south of Italy.

Ivy Bend said...

Oh, I never would have thought to add some Dawn! Now I wish I had something to soak--oh wait! I do--I just bought a dingy doily. Off I go to the laundry room.

Thanks!

chez sheri said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty!!!

Jackie said...

iT'S BEAUTIFUL!!!

Glenda said...

I love it. My sister has something like it and called it a summer bedspread. Looks wonderful on the bed.

Ciao

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very pretty, and great price. I found a couple more birdcages this last weekend for super cheap. If the sun ever decides to shine again around here, I will take pictures.
Glenda

Esther Sunday said...

LOVE it! Doesn't matter is smaller than the bed, the layered look is soooo sweet. Not since I had "layered" hair in the 80's has "layering" looked so good!

Daisy Cottage said...

Such a serene and beautiful room Cindy - gorgeous, as always!!


xo,
Kim

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

I read the post about cleaning linens. We swear by Biz! In a very stubborn stain, you can make a little paste with water and apply it directly to the stain. It will not fade or ruin your linens, even the very delicate ones. Your bedspread looks fab!!!!!

Stacey said...

You are so smart. I would have walked right past if it were stained. It's beautiful layered like that!

BROCANTE said...

Vitnage linen is so lovely. I love your bed spread. I haven't visited your blog before so no I have to go back and read about all the other lovely things you show.

sylvia said...

dream dream dream dreaming...I started singing in my head as I saw your bedroom it is absolutely a dream!!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh beautiful! Thanks for the cleaning tips - sounds like a winner!

Sandra said...

Beautiful bedspread! Love it!
Sandra

southernbelle said...

The roses are so beautiful.Living
in a small condo with a patio limits me with my gardening. I'm
thinking about planting one in a large container.Are your roses in the ground are containers? Love your new bedspread and have always
liked the layered look.Your home
is so beautiful...every room.
Mimi

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

My roses are in the ground. I have a very small planting area...it's amazing how much you can grow in just a small patch of land!

artis1111 said...

I have a quilt that I am afraid to use, it was made by my aunt 39 years ago. I love the look in your bedroom. It is just lovely.Kathy

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Cindy, your bed looks heavenly and makes me want to go take a nap! Crisp and pretty. Bet you have sweet dreams every night. Your new bedspread is beautiful!

Hugs!
Maryjane

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Very pretty Cindy! The roses have such a wonderful deep color and of course I'm loving your new coverlet.
Your room is just to "dreamy" and "serene". I have to ask you. Do you really make your bed every morning? I know I try to because I love walking into a room with a "dressed" bed but I'd imagine with working full time, it's hard sometimes to "dress" the bed.
I hope you're enjoying your day and I hope your temps have cooled off. We were at 103 here yesterday, today it's a very comfortable 82.
hugs!

Sweet Old Vintage said...

The bed spread is stunning... You certainly do have the gift to shop. Lucky you

Karen Deborah said...

beautiful, I love layers. Roses are spectacular!

LindaSonia said...

Beautiful bedroom... Love all your special touches.

I would love to know what is going on with your mirror closet doors?? Is that a window treatment of sorts you have hanging in front of it with vintage handkerchiefs rounding it out?? That is a lovely idea.

Karin said...

Wow, Cindy you've done it again! Is that vintage bedspread ever pretty! You have roses in full bloom already!?? That's it, I'm moving to California:)

Karin

marty39 said...

The roses are just stunning. They make such a pretty bouquet. I am waiting for mine to bloom again. The bedspread is absolutely gorgeous. I love the lace trim. I had never thought about layering over a dust ruffle, but that sounds so pretty. I may have to try that. Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs, Marty

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Very pretty Cindy! The roses are just beautiful! I have to try Oxyclean. Someone suggested Biz and I tried that but it didn't work.

Manuela

Allidink said...

Neat! Good idea!

All the best,
Allison

Elenka said...

It's really beautiful ! Glad you got the stains out.

elma said...

Oh my the finds that you find!!! I love it. Your room and the roses are beautiful. I think I need you to find one for me.Maybe you should start buying and selling your finds:) Have a great night.

desiree said...

looks great...as usual. I love move it elsewhere! Always great stuff

maryboys said...

gorgeous roses, beautiful bed linens and a wonderfully helpful tip:) thanks again, cindy!

Martha said...

What a great bedspread!

Patti's Artful Design said...

What a wonderful find! The lace is beautiful. Your bedroom looks like a nice retreat!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Cindy~ ~It looks white as snow. Great job! The roses are just lovely. It's a ways a double delight when they are fragrant too.
I purchased a yellow climbing rose for the garden today. As soon as it stops raining It's getting planted.~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

kathi said...

Your layers are yummy! The roses are gorgeous! I just bought a $3 embroidered tablecloth that has a few stains. I'm going to try the Oxyclean/Dawn. Hope it doesn't fade the embroidery?

French-Kissed said...

Absolutely gorgeous roses, Cindy! And I adore the bedspread, especially the edge detail. Just yesterday,I styled a photo shoot at a fabulous turn of the century farmhouse on acres of lush gardens {200 rose bushes} and the bed in the master bedroom was absolutely amazing and dressed in layers just like yours! Your home is already beautiful but it is so fun to watch you keep fine tuning all of the details.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Cindy.. wow.. I wish my roses bloom like yours! stunning! and the bedspread.. wow, what a good deal! and your bedroom always look so dreamy.. Have a great day!

Tootsie said...

your roses are so far ahead of mine! mine are getting snowed on right this moment! not much for spring has sprung here yet....the bedroom looks fantastic too!

Ginger said...

You always seem to have great success with your flowers. The roses are beautiful.
I like the bedspread you found at such a great price. Also I really like the pillows you have on the bed.

Lisa @ On Cloud Pink said...

The roses are b-u-t-ful! I'm gonna have to order some roses for me and mom this weekend. I'm having a hard time deciding.

I think the bedspread as a beskirt is an awesome idea!

Thanks for the idea.

Toodles.

Lisa

debi @ life in my studio said...

Your new bedspread is beautiful! And I love it layered...very romantic.

Nancy W said...

Love the roses and the bedspread, what a great deal! hugs from Conroe, TX

Jeannine said...

I like the new bed spread as well. About the roses, what do you use to keep the aphids off? Mine got covered as soon as the hot weather hit and I won't be able to bring blooms in. I'm just down the road from you in Manteca.

ST. MICHAEL'S WIFE said...

I love how you treated your mirrored closet! You made it look like a gorgeous window! Love, love, love it!

Melinda said...

Its so beautiful Cindy! Your whole room is so lovely. I don't think I would even sleep there so as to not disturb a thing!! I adore it!

Chatelaine said...

What a great find! It is just lovely. Nice to have roses in the garden. We're still waiting around here. Too early for roses.

KarenB said...

I think you'll be happier like you have it. The beautiful lace edge wouldn't show up as well on the white dust ruffle. It's beautiful and what a DEAL!

The French Bear said...

That is so beautiful, you keep finding these amazing bargains. I am so envious, and of your beautiful roses too!!! Remember I live up north in Canada, we still have snow!!! I live vicariously through your blog, besides you have me ready to change a room to blue!!! Thanks,
Margaret B

Anonymous said...

I LOVE that bedspread!

~elaine~

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

The color of the roses are just beautiful and a great touch for your bedroom.....gotta love that Oxyclean...I have never used the Dawn with it...great tip...I will have to try it next time....
Hugs,
Mo :-)

~CC Catherine said...

Cindy, I love the new bedspread and the way you layered it, I do the same and I think it's so romantic and much more interesting when that's done. Also, the roses are really GORGEOUS! Great pictures! ;) ~CC Catherine from "Catherine de th`e Cups"

Chandy said...

It is simply lovely! That bedroom is so inviting and calming...

Rose said...

Oh Cindy I SEE WHY you bought it! That lace around the bottom is AWESOME! And how I do love channel sp? spreads!!!!
Cindy I think of you quite often when I shop my thrift stores. Just today I found a white cotton battenburg pillow case that is very neat. Then I also, well let me just do a post about it on my blog! I might have to even get pix tomorrow of all my stuff so I can show and tell. lol
But oh how I love your bedroom and your spread! I am so excited for you that all the stains came out!!!

Becky said...

What a beautiful bedspread and I am so happy that it came clean for you and that you shared with us your secret!
Thank you
Becky

D'Rimba said...

Please give me the fragrance of rose therapy of soul............

Lori Bee said...

Soooo soft and dreamy- just lovely!

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

That is so pretty Cindy, I think it would look really pretty as a dust ruffle too!
Hugs~~Kelly

Jacque said...

Cindy, I love that bedspread just the way you have it! Also, love the hankie banner you have up--too cute! You have so much TALENT, and an eye for color. You are truly blessed with a gift. I wish to hear that one day you have opened up your own decorating business...I KNOW YOU WOULD SUCCEED. Kudos...

Elizabeth said...

Oh, I love your roses,they are beautiful and your bedroom is just wonderful! My bedroom is the one room I do not have plates on the wall,after seeing yours I think i have to do that!
Elizabeth

Betty Jo said...

Cindy your roses are exquisite! I love that bedspread. I like it as you have it, but can also see it underneath the top mattress layered over the bed skirt. If you try it that way too, show us, k? ♥

HSingMama said...

I love your pink roses...they are beautiful!
I also like the idea of using the bedspread as a dust ruffle. I'd love to see a picture of it if you do decide to do that. :o)

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Cindy,
Your bedroom looks lovely and so feminine!. I have the same color roses in my garden and they are blooming also. I love the color and they smell so good too. The flowers in your bedroom is the perfect touch.
Have a joyful day,
Elizabeth

Carolyn said...

I love your new bedspread and your lovely roses too!
Carolyn

Lee Laurie said...

Cindy,
Your bedroom is so beautiful! I love the colors! The bedspread is adorable and perfect layered like that. I love seeing the ruffle sticking out from under it and the lace on it is amazing! I love your roses too!
Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Lady Dorothy said...

Gorgeous bed!

And I love how you draped and swagged your closet mirrors. It took the "apartment look" right out of them! Beautiful bedroom.

Restyled Home said...

That bedroom is so lovely...you must love nestling in there each night. Lucky you! I love that new bedspread!!

Cheers,
Linda

swdesign said...

Cindy,
Do you know about Peking Handicrafts in South SF? They wholesale linens, from needlepoint pillows to quilts to battenburg lace. They have warehouse sales from time to time and they have fantastic prices. I believe the next sale is May 9th. I've been going to their sales for nearly 20 yrs. now. Their products are right up your alley. I'm hoping to make the sale this time if I can get down there. Just thought you should know about them... You can check out their website and give them a call to verify the date. :)

Lana said...

Cindy ~ the bedspread and roses are just beautiful!

I had forgotten to visit your blog for quite some time (along with many other blogs). Time just seemed to slip away. I am going to make an effort to visit more often. Your blog is such a beautiful, peaceful, and inspiring place to visit.

Have a lovely evening!

Gwynie Pie said...

Cindy, your bed linens are beautiful ! Breathtakingly beautiful!! Love your blog...I go there regularly and have you listed on my blog for my friends to visit you as well. Thanks for the fun!

Gwyn Rosser
The Pink Tractor

TattingChic said...

That is a gorgeous bedspread! Thanks for sharing. What a beautiful, romantic room! Love the hanky banner across the mirrored closet doors. :)

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Cindy, I love the bedspread! I've spent the past bit catching up on all your recent blog posts. Your new paint color in the bathroom is lovely, & I adore the silver/crystal condiment bowl & spoon ~ hey, I just bought some more silver polish ~ let's polish some silver!!!

Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

chicroses said...

Hi Cindy, Love your blog. You have beautiful things and love your blue walls with white linens. We just moved to a new home with actually an arts&crafts theme. Paint roses and deal in old shabby collectables. So this house is confusing me a little. I do also use oxiclean but will try it with dawn. You have inspired me so I just have to set up my painting studio as soon as I can. Sally

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