May 22, 2010






Good Saturday morning my friends!!!...I hope everyone has a great weekend of activities or rest time planned!!...I deserve some rest time...

I just finished up painting 95 boxes yesterday..Yes, 95!!....I will share all of them in another post, but for this one I wanted to share my new bedding...After showing it in a previous post, I have since switched the blue coverlet to Luke's antique iron bed and put the black one in here to go with my new woven blanket that Tim got me for our 22nd anniversary...

I have been busy searching for some pillow cases for both beds and let me tell you, it WAS NOT easy....These things are hard to find...I THINK I read on one website that they are being discontinued....So I did manage to find a set of pillow cases at 2 different places....For our bed and Luke's....

So I decided to have some fun and took pics of the coverlet one way or another and reversed it for some pics....With accent pillows and without....I pulled those off the couch in the living room, so I guess I'm going to be making me some for the bed...

Ok..before I start getting all the emails wanting to know where I got them..Here goes....The patterned coverlet is discontinued....Tim bought it last year for our anniversary.....I bought Luke one in October because I saw that they were discontinuing them in 2009....But you might google and find one...

The striped blanket I just got for this anniversary, and I got it from the American Heritage website....I got it in a king size for my queen size bed, since our new mattresses (in a previous post) were too high to allow my previous coverlet to cover everything.....And alot of the coverlets aren't offered in king sizes...

The pillow cases I also found at 2 places.... American Heritage, but are limited and only in certain styles and sizes....They do offer other styles though....And the other set were gotten at Fine Country Living, but they were the last set she had available...I think that is where I read that they were being discontinued..So it was an irritating challenge to find them...

And let me tell you..I LOVE these blankets and coverlets!!!..They wash up so well...And especially with a 3 year old that likes to eat on my bed and watch cartoons...They are wonderful!!..I can't tell you how many times I wash them each week....They're so comfortable, and Luke especially loves to snuggle under them to sleep...In fact, about 10 minutes after I finished taking pics of the bed and came in here to put pics on the computer, I went to check on him, and he had crawled under the blankets and went to sleep...
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I want to sincerely THANK YOU for your heartfelt words in my previous post!!..You will never know how much each comment meant to me...It was sooooo hard and emotional to write and I pondered over and over about even sharing it because alot of people have the feelings that "oh, you should be over that by now..That was  10, or 20, or 29 years ago".... Well, my question is how do you forget?...Do you just stop loving someone when they're gone?....Why would you want to?... Would you want to be forgotten?....

I guess I compare it to the movie Titanic....Rose loved Jack, but he was gone...She went on, loved and married, had children, and lived her life, but she never forgot....


Thank you for allowing me to share him with you!!


Until next time, my friends!!~~hugs, Jen



12 comments:

Jennifer said...

I left you a personal email. I'm so impressed with the beauty of your home and also your heart. I have lost a child and can relate to the pain that never relents. Your honoring him is so much a blessing and I hope his mother reads that posting.

By the way, LOVE your bed and picture above it!!

Jennifer

Shelley said...

I have been visiting you for a while but,can't remember if I have ever left a comment....I read your previous post and just wanted to say,that it was so heartfelt....what a precious story of young love....and what a cherished memory you carry...now,to comment on this post...I love the effort you put into your home,it looks so authentic to the primitive style....I was decorating in the primitive style just a few years ago to an extent but,not real seriously. I have since went back to a more vintage,cottage style....but,I do still have some remnants of prims lingering...smile...and I still have a pull to this era which is why I love seeing what you come up with next..your bedroom is just wonderful,the beddings are great and that primitive doll is too sweet...(I love dolls and rag dolls hold a special place in my heart)..have a blessed weekend...

Loafer Mountain Primitives said...

Just wanted to let you know that I commend you for not letting his memory go. I too, lost a childhood friend that was very close. I still to this day think of him and cherish our time spent together.
The Bedroom is WONDERFUL!
Prim Wishes,
Tisha

Angi at drakestone primitives country cabin said...

hi jen
Your bedroom looks great so calm and serene..love the coverlets and often look over your home pics in the country sampler..I found your previous post very moving and glad you could share a most precious time with us..

colonialhomestead said...

I love your bedding. When someone special touches our life I think it is wonderful to remember them. They may be gone but the best of them still lives on in us. It would be so great if his Mom knew you did not forget and you still care. I feel sure it would bring her joy knowing her precious son was loved enough to not be forgotten by soemone as caring as you.

The Farmer's Attic said...

Love the look of your bedroom. I must say though that I'm drawn to the cross stitch above the bed. I have the same one. My mother stitched that for me in 1995 and it still brings me great joy!

Higgler's Notch said...

Jen,
It's all gorgeous. You have quite the knack!

PrimWyoGirl said...

I love your new bedding! It is beautiful! Nice aniversary present I must say!
Jayne

STITCHINPRIM said...

OH, i LOVE YOUR BEDDING.. I HAVE ORDERED FROM BOTH OF THOSE COMPANIES AND LOVE EVERYTHING.. MOSTLY LIGHTING BUT I WANT TO GET SOME OF THE BEDDING LIKE YOURS TOO... I LOVE IT... BEAUTIFUL
BLESSINGS,
MAURINEQ

Debby said...

Hi! I love your home - we are getting ready to remodel my in-laws farmhouse (they have passed away) and I think I will go with your style throughout.

I found the web site for Fine Country Living, but found so many pages for American Heritage and can't find the right one. Can you give me the web address for American Heritage? Thanks!

Christine said...

Wow-- you are so talented. Your home is such a precious place that you have put your heart and soul into.

salachan said...

i, for one, love your style of decorating. i don't care what it is called. and i have used many of your ideas to decorate my own home. if it is to your liking, don't worry about people who like to criticize. keep up the good work. sally