Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

A New Look in the Bedroom

The bedrooms have evolved . . . 

From duvets and a pile of pillows

To a matelasse coverlet with the duvet folded every morning at the bottom

And then Friday when I was in Pittsburg, 
which is a favorite hunting ground of Friend Sally and I
we went to a new store
And were we impressed!!!!

Sally came home with an wonderful burgundy velvet covered Eastlake rocker
and I came home with a Bates hobnail bedspread

The needlepoint pillow on the little loveseat is the first piece of needlepoint that I ever did!

Which I put on the Master bed

I've been thinking that I need to change out the matelasse
And was thinking to change it out with a Bates
(for eons ago, the spread that I used was a Bates
and it was a good look for the room)

I love the old fashioned look of the Bates

And I think it gives the room a more vintage look
Of the three views of the room in this post, this definitely is my favorite!

The spread has roses

As does thew wallpaper in the master bedroom

A couple of needlepoint pillows on the bed to add some color.

It's interesting to see that what's old is new again!
I love Bates spreads
They wear like iron
They wash really well
(and I like washable spreads)

Now  . . . . 
I'm thinking I need a second --
For the bed in the guest room!

Next time we're in Pittsburg, we'll definitely stop at Serendipity again.
It's a shop full of treasures and there is definitely something for everyone!
It's not a large shop but I really prefer that
Quality over quantity!


Francie Newcomb said...

That is very pretty and refined, Martha. I love the old-fashioned look.

Cindy Lou said...

Just Beautiful! Love the old fashion look! Great find!!!

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Martha, your bedroom is quite lovely and the new bedspread makes it even lovelier! Very pretty! Your needlepoint pillows so add such charm to it all.

Pat said...

Gorgeous Bates bedspread, dear friend!!!
Love your needlepoint pillows!!!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Hi Martha! I love your new Bates spread on your lovely bed. It does look perfect in your room, and complements the wallpaper and your pretty needlepoint pillow. The chandelier is such a pretty focal point and something that adds such elegance to a bedroom.

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

It is beautiful. Good choice.

Sandra said...

I love your new coverlet. You made a perfect choice. I love the look and how they can be washed. It goes so well with the rest of the decor of the room. You have such good taste!