April 26, 2010

A new blanket............









About 2 months ago we got new mattresses for our beds....Well, we didn't know afterwards we'd be climbing a mountain every night...The mattresses come up to almost under my arms (I'm 5' 3")...Our bed sits up high anyway, but no salesman told us you need to measure the height of your mattresses before purchasing them...And for about a week I slept on the couch because I was afraid to sleep so high up...But eventually I have gotten use to it and now it's "normal"....So every night I pull out my chair (see in picture) and step on it to climb in the bed...And we now have barely any headboard...And then I immediately found out that my Queen size coverlet barely covered the mattresses on either side, so since it was our 22nd wedding anniversary I requested a new king size woven blanket for our queen size bed....So it just came in this weekend...I got the black striped one, so I may end up switching out with Luke for his black coverlet and putting our blue one on his bed...He does have a blue primitive chest in his room that I painted...But for now this is the "MOUNTAIN" I climb every night....LOL

Until next time!~~hugs,Jen

29 comments:

Homestead Wares said...

LOL...I had forgotten how the bed looked...LOVE LOVE the new blanket...I do believe i know what I'm asking for for my birthday!!

Tammy ~ A Primitive Place said...

LOL!! I completely understand. The bed my grandpa made sits really high too. At one time I used a little foot stool to step on to get in bed. Until one night I forgot it was there, got out of bed to go potty and nearly broke my ankle. So please be careful with your little chair during those midnight potty urges. :) LOL!!
I love your new blanket. I want a blanket and coverlet for my bed. Ive been tired of my Americana quilt for quiite awhile. Maybe one day I'll finally get to change it out.
Loved looking at your photos of your gorgeous bedroom.
Tam

At Home With Amy said...

I absolutely love your bedroom Jen. Your blanket is just perfect on your bed. I don't know how many I have gone thru and I haven't found one I really love yet.

Lori said...

It looks wonderful Jen! I love your bedroom. I am tall so I would love a tall bed! lol

Dan said...

That is a really high bed. You should get a little step stool for it! I enjoyed seeing the pictures of your bedroom. I hope you are having a great day!

~Dan~

WoolenSails said...

Love the blanket and the bedroom. Beautiful prim decorating.

Debbie

LeeHillPrimitives said...

Beautiful bedroom! You are right, change Luke coverlet, your new blanket is awesome, love it!

Susannah said...

Hi Jen...I love your bedroom. The bed is so "early" looking since it is so high! Love the blanket.

Friends,
Susannah

Craftyperson said...

Love your new coverlet...Love everything about your bedroom...It looks amazing..
Prim hugs,
Trena

Robyn said...

I am really loving the blankets on your beds! I may have to change my quilt for a blanket!
TFS!

Sandy said...

LOL...now that is funny! My hubby is a Salemen for Sears and he is really surprised that your bed is so high up in the air. I do know the new mattresses today are quite high but WOW, the bedframe must be high up also.

I do love your new coverlet. It does cause a challenge though when your looking for bedding.

Good Luck and make sure you don't have any dreams and fall out of bed. That could be a bad fall...

Sandy

Robin said...

Love the bedding, where do you find it? We have no one that carries it around here. Thanks
(millstonemercantile)

~Judy~ said...

Hi Jen, I also would love to know where you found your bedding. LOVE IT! I've never seen any around where I live either. We have a very high sleigh bed that I have a step stool to get in....I'm only 5'. It sure would hurt if you fall out on a wood floor!

hugs, Judy

colonialhomestead said...

Love both bedding sets and believe switching one to other bed would look good. Do you happen to have a web address for the company you got the bedding from??? When we got our new matress & box springs there were two size box srings. We got the shorter one. Not so high up and was able to still use the quilt rail on the four poster bed. Every thing looks good as always!

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Love your bedroom...and the bed is high!!! Ours is too!!! I use a little primitive wood stool to get into bed.
I also have the striped spread but in browns...and you know what...I think you can trade with Luke...he won't mind.

Karen

prims by olde lady morgan said...

Love the new spread, I just ordered the same one for my bed last week, now I can't wait to get mine! OLM

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

So beautiful!

basketsnprims said...

Love your new blanket and your bedroom looks wonderful, Jen.
hugs,
pam

Back In Tyme Primitives said...

~~love your house..very well decorate and so prim.....I'm a follower .. got to get you to your number so you have another giveway I would love to win one of your handmades..they look wonderful..

prim blessings
Donna

Sherrie said...

Looks great jen....you will love tour new bedding!!! It washes so nicely and no shrinkage. You need to go ahead and get the shams, you will like them too!! I almost bought the red window pane this past week-end to use in one of our extra rooms but didn't. I think I should go ahead and get it.

Be careful getting in and out. LOL

Hugs, Sherrie

rebecca said...

I love a high bed too. It makes me feel like the princess and the pea.

Tammy said...

Jen,
I LOVE your bedroom!I love your bed and the new blanket!It all looks great!We just got a new mattress too and I was really surprised how high it is.I have to jump a little to get into bed and slide out...LOL.So I know how it is to climb a mountain to get into bed and mine is not as high as yours.I love your decorating!

Higgler's Notch said...

Don't you just love making that climb every night?
Just like the Princess and the Pea!
When I got my new mattress it was at equal height with the headboard. Found out I just had to get a
box spring that was shorter. Worked out fine.
Love your new spread and the bedroom too.

denise said...

i just love the double pillow top mattresses. only problem is they are hard to get a coverlet to cover it all.

Lydia said...

Love both of the coverlets!! Everything in your bedroom looks great!!

Jennifer said...

so pretty!

I have a high iron bed too and really like it that way.
Love the new coverlet and spread!

Jennifer
Feathers in the Nest

Luvs2quilt said...

Luvs2qultI sympathize with you Jen, my husband and I have an old iron bed, got new mattress and box springs, I now have to use a step stool to "heave" into bed, LOL but you know I have an easy time getting outta bed in the am...I just stand up!! Love your prims and pinkeeps, keep up the good work! Jeanne

Linda* ~ TheKeepingroom said...

I love the high bed. Get a little set of primitive steps.
That's what they use in the old days at their high beds.
Love the simple look of the new blanket.

Dale/ACountryshop said...

I love the serenity and beauty of your bedroom! Don't you ever have dust or clutter?? LOL!
You have shamed me, but inspired me.
The blanket is beautiful!
Dale