Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Quilt Decor

As mentioned yesterday, here are several ideas for displaying your beloved quilts......all are beautiful and it doesn't matter if you have a quilted pillow or you are a collector of many full sized quilts......put them out there for all to enjoy!

Drapes - Wendy Valliere



On walls


On chairs

More upholstery

Draped over an ottoman

Another quilt on an ottoman
(Mary Douglas Drysdale)

In baskets


Over chairs
(Have loved this room by Justine Cushing since I
first laid eyes on it years ago!)

And on bannisters!

Image 1 Lux Interior Designs, Image 2 BHG,
Image 3 Pinterest (southernsavvygirl), Images 4, 9 & 13 Traditional Home
Image 5 Judi Boisson, Image 6 Unknown,
Image 7 Diamond & Baratta, Image 8 BHG,
Images 10 & 11 Victoria, Image 12 House Beautiful

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Quilt Comfort

What could be more comforting than a warm quilt during these long, cold days of winter? 

Except for Image 2, all of these quilts have shades of pink and red - two of the warmest colors in the palette! 

In any color, though, a quilt often offers more than just comfort - if vintage, they could very well be a treasure inherited through the family, perhaps lovingly quilted by a mother, aunt or grandmother which also offers memories of another time and place.

Sometimes, quilts are used for decorative purposes only and hung on walls or draped across furniture and used for furniture upholstery, for effect. 

Whether used for comfort, color, effect or as a collection, a quilt in any room adds a certain sense of charm and hominess!

Tomorrow, I will offer ways of decorating with quilts!


Click on each image for larger detail

Image 1 Veranda, Image 2 100 Ideas, Images 3 & 5 Bedroom & Bath
Image 4 (Betsy Speert) & 7 Traditional Home, Image 6 Better Homes & Gardens
Image 8 BHG, Image 9 Bedroom and Bath

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

When My Baby Dreams

I saw Adele Enersen being interviewed on The Today Show this morning and fell in love with her creativity.

Now expecting her second child, this very artistic Finnish mother said she missed her baby Mila so much when she was sleeping, she began watching her and moving items of clothing around her as she slept to create small scenes.  Using old socks, sweaters, scarves, books, flowers and whatever else she can put her hands on around the house, she comes up with the most charming scenes. 

Her first book, When My Baby Dreams, has just been published this month and she is already working on a second book.



Cotton candy
Tree trunks are husband's socks!

Elephant (old blue cardigan)
Love it!

She loves me, loves me not

Surfer girl

Up and away
Images 1 - 5 Time magazine
Image 6 Amazon