Tuesday, March 15, 2011

New Bedding

I told you in my last post that I had found some new bedding that I couldn't wait to show you.  Well, you didn't have to wait long at all.  I am SO super excited!!  While in Austin, I found the most beautiful bedding for my master bedroom.  Well, actually, I had seen the bedding here in Tyler, but it was too expensive and they sold out of the king size really fast!  I had pretty much put it out of my mind until we stepped into the Stein Mart in Austin.  Not only did I find the bedding, it was in a king size AND it was ON SALE!!!  And not just on sale, it was on CLEARANCE which meant an additional 25% off for "Preferred Customers".  YIPPEE!!!  I couldn't believe it!  Now, all I had to do was come up with a way to pay for it.  ;-)

I starting calculating in my head to determine the cost of each piece.  (Of course this wouldn't be one of those "bed-in-the-bags" where all the pieces come in a set.  Nope, all the pieces were sold individually).  Anyway, the final price of the quilt was what my siblings and their spouses usually spend on me for my birthday combined.  My birthday is in April, so what do you think I did?????  I grabbed up all the pieces and hustled to find Mama, Kristin, Amy, and Tennille.  They loved it and within minutes we were checking out!!!  The girls bought the quilt for me and my mom bought all the shams and dust ruffle!!!!!  And they didn't make me wait until my birthday!!!!  SCORE!!! 
So, what do you think????  Here's a BEFORE picture with my old comforter...

And here's the AFTER with my new bedding...

I think the colors just make the room POP now!  It seems so much more rich.  I moved the rug from my bathroom and placed it at the foot of the bed.  I think it adds so much warmth to the room.

For those of you who don't know, the quilt is called a Crazy Quilt.  Years ago, ladies would hand piece quilts with all different shapes and sizes of fabric.  Then, they would hand stitch decorative stitches to hold the pieces together.  Mine happens to be a machine-made version, but it mimicks the hand-stitched design.

I just LOVE it!  It's so cool how God works things out like this.  It is no coincidence that the ones in Tyler sold out, but that I found the exact one I was looking for at a grand savings of 50% off!!!!!  AND, I received it all as a GIFT!!!  WOO-HOO!!!  Thank you Kristin, Amy, Tennille, and Mama!!!!

9 comments:

Leslie said...

BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE crazy quilts, and that is gorgeous!!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I love it....am looking for new bedding....have been looking at market but even wholesale on most of theirs is TOO expensive

Gretta said...

Those colors are gorgeous & you are right, they totally make the room come alive now! It is beautiful. Happy early birthday!!

Cindy and crew said...

Love it! It does make the room pop more! What a deal, too!

Catalina said...

Hello, I come to you with another heartfelt prayer request on behalf of my friends:http://www.drawnfromwater.org/blog
They run an orphanage in Ethiopia, and things have been getting tough, considering all the commotion there lately (regarding the orphans).
Please say a prayer or two on their behalf. Thank you. Love =)

Heather's Stitches said...

WOW, Beautiful!! Really finishes off the bedroom.

Jeanne Selep said...

Your bedroom before was nice, but I love color AND quilts more - Great energy level, beautiful!

http://jeanneselep.blogspot.com/2011/03/st-pats-day-treasure.html

Kathy@ Gone North said...

Well, Your quilt is just beautiful & your room is lovely. How nice that your family gifted it to you... extra sweet.
My 1st time here...following a blog trail :).. I have lots of friends from Tyler Tx. & one of my best friends has a store there...
"Sharon Young" you may know the store.. : )
Nice to meet you...
I am a new follower

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

Loved this Quilt! Beautiful!

Thank you for Linking it up to Whassup Wednesday! Hope to see you again this week!

xoxokara

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