I promise not to bore everyone with these all year long, but it’s all I’ve got right now.
In addition to taking lots of pictures of children and dogs, I thought I’d find some themes or challenges to work on throughout the year. One of those will be a periodic look at what quilt is on the bed.
In this case, it’s the Strawberry Rail Fence quilt I made last spring. Peeking out from underneath is a Minnesota Hot Dish I made several years ago. I love having multiple quilts to sleep under. Some nights I’m tempted to grab a third…
I debated about how much staging to do before snapping pictures. In the end, I decided to leave the “stuff.” Besides, all you can really see is Mark’s stuff, mine is hiding behind my Penguin Pillowcases. They were a gift from Lynn, something I treasure, and as you can see do NOT share. He has to make do with the cases that actually match the sheets. (Which were bloody expensive, as our bed is a super king size bed from www.bestsellers.bargains and while we love the size, it is nearly impossible to find sheets for it). In the corner, you’ll see bits and bobs that are still leftover from when we moved my studio out of this room last summer. One of these days, I guess we’ll have to finally do something about that piece of pegboard. In case you are wondering, that is a poster for the most recent X-Files movie. I got it for $5 from the theater in town. It was hanging somewhere else and needed a temporary home. Which has become semi-permanent. House Beautiful, we are not. Lived in Home is the look we aim for., and while we love the size, it is nearly impossible to find sheets for it).
The walls really are that color. Well, three of the walls are. The 4th wall is a dark dusky purple. If you get really close, you can see that the paint job wasn’t done very well (like a million other things in the construction of this house…), it could have benefited from a second coat. One of these days we’ll repaint with a color we like, but since we’ve lived with the room the way it is for…4 years? I guess we’ll keep living with it for awhile longer.
And yes. That is a stuffed penguin sitting on top of our headboard.
Got a problem with that?
p.s. it’s actually a miracle the bed is even MADE.
Vicki W says
What do you do with the flashlight?
Deb Levy says
I have a flashlight on my nightstand too….hurricanes and such mean no power. I woudn’t dream of asking about the penguin….I think he’s cute. And just for the record…my bed did not get made today, so you’re ahead of me in the house beautiful game.
I like seeing the quilts.
We do have 3 quilts on right now and please….bore us! I’m loving the photos. I downloaded the frames and I think I’m going to do my own private photo of the day.
Christine Olson says
LOL! I believe in having a flashlight near me when in bed, too! It’s not hurricanes, just the insurance gal at work. 😉 😀
BTW, I love the color of your walls! What is the name of that color?
I LOVE color on my walls. I should probably put some pics on my blogs showing the different colors on ours. But that might mean I’d have to clean house! Eek!!!
Lynn Douglass says
Seeing that you are still using the penguin pillowcases, honestly gave me the warm fuzzies! Scott uses a variety of quilts, depending on which one he grabs off of the rack in the bedroom. I always use the one you made me, even when I travel! If there’s any way to stuff it into a suitcase, I sleep under it. Hugs to you, my friend!
love it. and love the daily photos.
I use at least 2 quilts on our bed all the time too… but there is NO way I’m posting a pic of our bedroom! I love your photography!
Warty Mammal says
Your bedroom is lovely. I’m thinking a shot like this could be a good thing to use for your shop somehow, helping people get dreamy and imagine how pretty a new quilt would make their bedroom look.