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Monday, August 5, 2013

Vintage Chenille For An Easy Change



Sometimes one little find will make my day, like this sweet white on white embroidered table topper (four dollars). There are a couple more views of it below, but I also found a dreamy soft chenille coverlet in pale peach for my summer bed.




Small changes can make a big difference in a room, and I think that is never more true than with bed linens. I don't wait for a change in the season either. The cover gets changed often because all summer long a sheet and a feather light chenille like this coverlet is all we need. (You are also seeing the reverse of the new Laura Ashley pillow I recently showed in another post here, and below.)








The bed most recently looked like this, with a lightweight floral quilt.




And the bed is often covered in white, as in this sculptured chenille that I sold awhile back to someone who gave it to her ninety year old mother for her birthday.




(Yes, it was hard to let go of.)




The detail reminds me of my new linen topper! I love white mixed with pale soft colors for a bedroom in summer. . . .




The textures and swirls in the design keep the look soft, but interesting. 




You can see a tiny bit of wear at the top, which is okay with me. But even in very worn condition, an old chenille can be stitched into other fun things.




Overall this one is in wonderful shape.












A good generous size with a nice drop too!








A chenille wardrobe for your bed is all you need to keep things looking fresh, and you can often find them at a good price. This one in very good condition from a thrift store was twenty dollars.

We still have plenty of summer ahead even though everyone is getting ready for school. August can be our hottest month here, but not yet! We're still getting the monsoons. A delicious rain last night.

Hope you're off to a great week, my friends!

Jacqueline





21 comments:

Salmagundi said...

I'm thankful for the monsoons, too; but the farmers are harvesting melons so don't want the rain now. Love the color of your latest chenille. Sally

lynn said...

so pretty,jacquline:) years ago i had a soft pink spread that i used for a shower curtain--thanks for jogging that memory:) have a great week!

pembrokeshire lass said...

I agree. That looks so warm and comforting without looking too hot! I got rid of mine years ago ...but now I'm sorry!! Joan

Olive said...

The peach chenille spread is quite the find. I am soaking a white one today that I bought on Saturday. It always makes me happy to come across one here or on my own. xo, olive

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Wonderful find, Jacqueline!

Your bed looks so inviting...I soooo could take a nap now!

Have a wonderful week.

~Michele

Mary said...

Oh my goodness! This is so soft and lovely. Chenille is beautiful, and perfection for summer, i think! :). And the color is.. well.. perfect too!

Kay said...

Jacqueline, How did you ever get rid of that gorgeous, gorgeous white chenille spread? Oh my, it is fabulous! Love the peach colored one, too, and, of course, the quilt. I love soft, cozy, beautiful bedding! Sweet dreams!
Kay

Bella said...

Hi J,
Well you are still making fabulous finds!! The sales here have dried up (and so has the rain, Hmmm?) Yummy Chenille and a very nice price, I haven't looked at chenille in years cause it was sooo spendy, maybe I need to look again! Lovely embroidery piece too... lucky you!!
Hugs,
B

Merlesworld said...

My mum had a bedspread like this one I remember it well.
Merle........

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Brings back childhood memories for me Jacqueline. I'm pretty sure I had a pale pink one very similar to that last one. Hope they never go out of fashion.

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Love when you share chenille...it brings me right back to my childhood summers on cape cod at my Nana's!!
Just beautiful!

Evy Craft said...

These are wonderfull

Collar City Brownstone said...

I love chenille bedspreads and have quite a collection of old and new.

Great post as usual!

iris said...

hello
quelle belle broderie
et toutes ces couleurs roses tendre
une belle collection
on est toujours très content
lorsque l'on fait de si belles
découvertes
bisous
edith (iris) France

La Vie Quotidienne said...

What pretty lines...the floral pillow is so pretty and the chenille brings back many childhood memories.

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Those linens are lovely Jacqueline. The white topper is my favorite and what a great bargain.

Janet

Art and Sand said...

I got both of the white chenille bedspread from my childhood bedroom. I used one of them to make backings for pillows, but I still have a full spread. I am slowly creating things with my attic finds and the chenille bedspread will definitely be used soon.

Why can't I find lovely pieces like you do? Well, I do find them, but NEVER for a good price.

anu said...

Such a lovely collection of linens. Love the white table topper!

Lavender Cottage said...

Chenille was quite popular for a time but I was glad to get rid of our bedspread as a newlywed. Guess I should have packed it away. :-) While at a big antique show, a lady was buying 3-4 chenille bedspreads from a vendor to use as throws and covers on furniture. ($65 each)
Perhaps it will make a comeback with new ones created although your peach one still looks pretty fluffy.
Judith

Karen Frost said...

Oh, your bed linens are soooo pretty! Do you rent out rooms? It looks so soft and cozy. I would never want to get out of bed! xo

Haworth said...

Beautiful spread, Jacqueline! The pale peach looks perfect in that room with those pillows. I have some old twin-sized chenille spreads that I use in the guest room. (And you reminded me that I had a chenille bathrobe as a child!) I envy you the rain you had... we've had glorious cool, sunny weather for two weeks but, alas! no rain and the garden is the worse for it.

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