Friday, September 10, 2010

SLUMBER PARTY

I am the Queen of shopping online and this time of year I love to sit with a cup of coffee and browse through my favorite online shops. I think some of the larger ones [Macy's, Kohls, Target...} know me by name. Since I started blogging I have also discovered Etsy shops and am loving those, too. My method is to make a list of all the things I fall in love with, and when the list is long enough, I get out my credit card and shop. That way the boxes seem to come at once in a steady parade and I feel like a kid at Christmas. Last week I did a bit of shopping, stopping off first at Pottery Barn. It's a rare occurrence that I pay full price at PB, but I fell in total and complete love with the blue and cream duvet cover that you see above. This is called the Allessandra. I keep the color of my walls in my bedroom a neutral cream color so that I can change out the bed linens whenever I want. The pillow shams are back ordered so that is why it's still in the plastic. I can't wait to make my bed. ;-D
Shown below is a really nice heavy blanket I bought for those cold Chicago winters. It's from Overstock.com and it is perfect. Nice and heavy... layered for the winter or alone in the summer. I think it will look nice folded at the end of the bed with the PB duvet.

This is the duvet cover I have on my bed now. It worked really well through the summer with cream colored lace drapes, but I am looking forward to decorating in blues. This duvet is also from Pottery Barn Online where I found it in the clearance section for $99.99. It is named Leslie and since that's the name of my late sister, I thought it was meant to be.
On the bed I have these two new purchases from Barb at The French Elements. I mentioned the tea towel she made me that was in my last post. You have to visit her for the neatest pillows and tea towels. They are well made and so pretty!
This is another pillow Barb made that I am going to bring to the lakehouse. I love the Adirondack chairs on the beach. And I love the look of burlap.
And this is my last one that is going to look good with the new bedding.
I have one more box of goodies coming from Farmhouse Wares {and you just HAVE to check out this website}. They have everything the name says. I'll give you a peek of that when it comes.

In closing, I want to tell you about a party Lori from Family Trees May Contain Nuts is having on Tuesday, September 14th. it's called the Retro Glamour Shots Party and it's your chance to dig through old photos of yourself from back in the day...glamorous photo's {or at least good pictures of yourself}, maybe even from yesterday. Mine will definitely be b.c., or Before Children. You can get to Lori's blog by hitting the button on my sidebar.

From Layla and I, have a Happy Weekend! :-)

75 comments:

Melanie said...

I like to shop online too. It is just easier than going to the store. I can't wait to see your bed made up with your new linens.

Happy weekend!

Olive Cooper said...

It would drive me crazy to leave that cover in the bag! I would have it on the bed. It is lovely. Can you believe my neighbor had nevr heard of PB? I gave her a catalog and she was blown away! have a lovely weekeend♥olive

Julie Marie said...

Hi Jane, what beautiful things you ordered and received... I love to shop online too, and have literally earned my "frequent flyer" miles with Etsy! I also love the blogger ladies who have shops, like Shabbyfufu, My Petite Maison, Painted White, Celestina Marie Designs, sooo many beautiful places, and you are right, it's just like Christmas when it all arrives! Happy weekend to you and Layla too!... xoxo Julie Marie

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hello sweet lady...

Ohhh yea, baby...I love my online shopping trips! Hehe! Jane, I "eyed" that very same duvet at PB! The blue color is divine and ohhh...anything damask...just makes my heart go pitter-patter! I'm so happy for you!!! Can't wait to see it on your bed! You're absolutely right...that beautiful embroidered pillow is going to look sooo sweet with the duvet! Your summer bed is really pretty as well...but I understand about changing things up! Hehe! Bed linens really are one of my weaknesses! Hehe! Thank you for sharing your new pretties with us today!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Tammy@ A Doctor in the House said...

Yay! Happy Shopping! I love getting packages in the mail too. Like opening presents. Can't wait to see how your bed will look!

Jane said...

We have become online shoppers at our house too. Nothing like having something delivered right to your door!
You have found some great stuff. I haven't visited the online sites for awhile so I may need to do a little browsing this weekend.
Thanks for the info. on the upcoming Glamour shots party. I think I can find a picture of "big hair" Jane from the 80's that would qualify.
Have a great weekend.
Jane

sissie said...

Hi Jane,
Thanks for letting us take a peek into your lovely bedroom. I like the bedding you have now, but I'm the same way and always want to change it up a bit. I'm loving your new bedding from PB.

I like shopping on line too and it's so much easier. Places like Ballards, PB, Talbots and all those places are calling my name! LOL.

Love all your pillows too.

hugs
Sissie

Shelia said...

Hi Jane! OH, you did good - that comforter is beautiful! I'll bet you can't wait to get the pillow shams! I see your little fuzzy face loves your bed too! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sweet as June said...

can I come nap? adore that adirondack pillow!

Kat said...

I love to shop online also, I've gotten so that I hate fighting the crowds and traffic. I love the duvet cover, it's gorgeous. And the blanket looks so soft, it will look lovely at the end of the bed. Love PB, they have a clearance outlet nearby in San Marcos and it's a dangerous place indeed :) I just wanted to pop in and thank you for all your supportive words on my writing endeavors - it really means alot to me! Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Kat

Marydon said...

G'eve Jane ~ I love everything but that white pillow is gorgeous!

Rarely do I shop online but love it when I do ...

Have a wonderful PS weekend.
TTFN ~Marydon

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Jane,
I love your idea of making the list and then ordering all at once so you get lots of parcels at the same time. That white blanket is my fav, might go order one! Love the comforter or duvet cover too, dreamy color. Happy weekend!
xo

Average Girl said...

My mother has got me hooked on the shopping channel... ugghh! And I just bought a quilt, shams, skirt, pillow, throw pillows etc... And I so can't wait to get them. As for your little parisien pillows. I found this wonderful store in Victoria, Canada called Sweet Peas and she has these amazing burlap pillows with french inspired fabric inserted into the centre with little sparkly jewels. Apparently it came from somewhere in the states and now I am blabbering on, so I will stop there! Lovely blog you have!

Cheers
Tracy
www.goodgirlgoneaverage.blogspot.com

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

I love shopping online too..
Your bedroom is going to look fabulous ... cant wait to see it all come together.

myletterstoemily said...

hi jane!

i got lost for a few minutes in farmhouse
wares! thank you so much for sharing
that amazing place.

love,
lea

Lori said...

OK ~ you are such a bad influence as I am now going to check those websites out now and I just know that I will find something to buy!! Love the new duvet cover ~ cannot wait to see it all pulled together. Have a fantastic week-end. xo

Theresa said...

Love your new pretties! Can't wait to see it all after the shams arrive!

Cutest ever puppy posing for the camera! Enjoy your weekend! HUGS!

Carolyn said...

Well, you can't have a slumber party without all new bed linens! :) It is going to be beautiful!! I love changes too...even though the old is very pretty, a girl loves to rearrange and get new things! :)

Have a wonderful weekend, Jane!
Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Oh I LOVE bedding as much as my dishes, SO I'M LOVIN your new goodies!!! AH there is nothing like a new fresh look for the beds!!!
Hugs to you for sharing all this fun,
Donna

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I do love your new duvet. It is stunning, and all of your pillows are fabulous. I can't wait to see the room all redone. I need blankets, so I really do have to look at Overstock. I should check out the other places online too. Thanks for always leaving such very gracious comments on my posts. I really do appreciate it, it makes my day. Hugs, Marty

Tina said...

Your new bedding is so beautiful Jane! I love looking at the PB online site too, but they don't deliver internationally. I love your summer quilt cover too, so pretty! Enjoy your new purchases and have fun decorating your bedroom:) ~ Tina xx

Leslie said...

oh Jane.. I love the bed already. I am a crazy online shopper to. : )
Thanks so much for the visit and follow.. somehow I missed you there. ~ but I am here now.
have a great weekend.

Shirley said...

I think all of us are quilty of shopping on line. I know it is much easier for me then to try to get down aisle that are not wheel chair friendly or rude people. I love your new linens. Have a great weekend. Your Missouri Friend.

Debbie said...

LOVE shopping online! Your bedroom is lovely Jane. Can't wait to see your new linens on your bed. Great pillows...that white one is so pretty!
Debbie@houseatthelake

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Hi Jane, I do love that PB spread. It is going to be gorgeous. Can't wait to see pics of the whole room. Linda

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh, I love the PB look, I love the ease of shopping online, and I do think you are the queen of shopping online! Can't wait to see it all when it arrives!

Nancy

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Jane, your bedroom is wonderful! Warm and inviting and just beautiful! I love it. Olive is right. Take that beautiful blanket out..and put it on the foot of the bed. I mean what can it hurt???
:)
Hugs,
Mona

Barb said...

Hi Jane,

The bedding, room, it all looks fab! Of course i love the pillows-hehe. Thank you so much for your kind words.

big hugs,
Barb

Carmen said...

I love that we can shop online!! I get such good deals when I'm buying soap supplies--which I can't even get locally. I'm waiting on an order now...so excited!! BTW, lovely duvet, love the color...and love that pillow with the bird cage and bird. SO Cute!!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

I love to get packages in the mail too!! Always so much fun!! I haven't ordered anything online in a bit- usually it's from Ebay or amazon or something along those lines. I do have a few little things in mind though... Your new bedding is gorgeous! Bet it will be just beautiful on your bed! Duvet covers are great because they are so easy to change and store! :)

Pondside said...

Shopping online isn't something I'm very good at - I get side tracked and then can't find what it was I was looking at.....
You know, I'm going to have to bite the bullet and figure out the scanner so that I can take part in parties like the one you mention!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Your new bedding is beautiful. I also really like what you have on your bed now. Very pretty! And I love all the pillows.
Enjoy your weekend.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Jane,
Your bedroom is just gorgeous girl!
You've been holding out on us. I love seeing the pic! And your new bedding is just gorgeous and the summer one as well!
Great pillows too, you do have Christmas at your house!
Hugs Girlfriend,
Cindy

xinex said...

Your bed is beautiful right now, Janie, but I can't wait to see the changes...Christine

koralee said...

Lucky pup to share such Joy..your bed is amazing...I think I would never leave. I adore bed linens.

Hugs for a great weekend. xoxoxoxo

KarenHarveyCox said...

What a lovely duvet and your pillows are gorgeous. I love to shop on-line and etsy is amazing the things that you can find there. What did we do before we had the Internet? One Christmas I bought all of my gifts on-line. I saved tons of money because it was free shipping and being in the snow belt here in New England, I could stay warm and safe at home.

Karen

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I adore your new bedding. I want you to post a picture of it on your bed. Thanks for the heads up about Family Tree. I will go check it out. Have a great weekend!

Brenda Kula said...

What pretty colors for the new season. I have a Kohls a block from my house across the highway, and I've only been in it about two times since they opened three years ago. What's up with that? Love the pillows. I bought a burlap one last week. And in a fit of anger one day while I was gone, the dogs (monsters) destroyed it.
Brenda

Lori E said...

Lots of the great online places don't ship to Canada. If they do the customs brokers charge an arm and a leg and a kidney to get it across the border. Wah.
I hope those pillow shams come soon, I want to see the new look.
Thanks so much for the shout out for the Glamor Shots Party. See you there,.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Jane, you do have the best taste! {I always love the things you choose from our shop,too.} Like you, I love to shop online, it's such a great way to find unusual, wonderful things. xo Lidy

Susie Q said...

Online shopping is the best! And we can do it in our jammies sans makeup and barefooted! Whoo hoo!
What truly beautiful treasures you have there. A lovely room. Just perfect for a sweet doggie to cuddle up on!

Love,
Sue

Jennifer@SweetSimplicity said...

Love to shop online. It's too much fun! Your bed is going to be so lovely. Enjoy!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh my goodness I better not dare to visit those websites. Both car batteries and the microwave clunked out this week....sigh. There goes the fun money. :)

bj said...

What a beautiful comforter set..I do love PB so so much.
I have given up all FOO FOO just for PB. Hahhaa...

I understand about loving your music. The experts say that it the biggest slow down of all...even if your viewers are turning off their speakers, YOUR blog is being drained. However, I SAY...to each his own..and if you love your music, you should have it.
I am going to take off all blog buttons and etc on my sidebar..then, if my load time gets FAST enuf, I will add my PLAYLIST back, too, 'cause
I AM MISSIN' MY MUSIC...bwaaaaaaaa

Kathleen Grace said...

The duvet cover is beautiful Jane! How fun to change things with the seasons:>) The pillows are gorgeous, I love the red andirondack chairs!

Keep Calm and Decorate said...

Thanks for entering my CSN stores giveaway! BTW, I love the bedding! Hope you are having a great weekend!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Pretty duver cover, Jane! So easy to buy online, isn't it? Have a great week!~Hugs, Patti

Gypsy Heart said...

Wow, the bedding is beautiful!! I know you'll love the blanket too. I really like the "Leslie" pattern you have now...happy colors. I hesitate to shop online as I always wonder what the true colors are, the weight, the quality of the fabric, etc. Silly, huh? I adore the pillows! I really love to try new Etsy shops so will definitely take a look at this one. I don't have the same hesitation with Etsy as I do the major stores online. Guess 'cause there's more money involved, maybe? :-)

Have a wonderful weekend!

xoxo
Pat

Bella said...

Hi Jane and Layla...
Love all the new bedding, Your bedroom now is lovely, and Layla looks like she is as comphy as can be!! I love to shop on line too. But I like to order slowly so they keep coming every few days:-)
Bella

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

I think you have great taste! i want to see your bed made up now! Love the blue!
Your doggie is so darn cute on the bed. I agree. I like to shop online also...So easy :)
Big hugs from me and thank you for your visit. You are so sweet :)
XO

Purnima@a creative project said...

wow.. I am totally loving your cushions..so pretty..such lovely finds online.. you have a eye for finding pretty stuff!! I am usually lost shopping online!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Lucky girl...that duvet is so pretty, and we wouldn't be able to wait to make that bed either!!
Have a great weekend Jane!

Gracefully Vintage said...

Probably the best time to shop-with the holidays not too far away, give yourself a lead in the shopping... Love the pillows as well..
Karryann

Debbie said...

Jane...that is so pretty. I do very little on line shopping. My Mom is like you though...she loves when the UPS guy comes....Have a great Sunday. Debbie

Charlene said...

Love the comforter!!!! I have a similar one in my guestroom & it is so soft & serene. Makes a beautiful room. I think you will LOVE it. Soooooooo glad you got a chuckle out of my post "The Shoe Box". I LOVED IT!!! And I needed the hummor this week. :0 HUGS! Charlene

Sherry said...

Wonderful finds! Love PB. I could look on there for hours. Thanks for stopping by.
Sherry

Low Tide High Style said...

I'm addicted to online shopping and haven't set foot in a mall for a very long time! I think it's because I love bargains so much and seem to have better luck online! I love your gorgeous new duvet cover and all of your wonderful pillows!

Kat :)

My Grama's Soul said...

I try to stay away from online shopping......I do way toooooo much shopping. You found some great things tho....and I'm lovin' that pooch....where did you find him??(O:(O:(O:

Xo

Jo

Flaviana said...

Hi darling
I love your purchases ! The duvet looks adorable and very chic, can't to see how it'll look like when it's on .
I like to change things in my house with the seasons too and a new duvet or new curtains are often one of the best way to do it !
Hugs to you and have a lovely new week
P.S. the house in France will be for holiday, for now.. then it may become a residence; we're thinking about it!
xxx

Natasha said...

You are so lucky to be living in the US. Our selection of on-line goodies is nowhere near as vast and gorgeous as yours! If only Pottery Barn would ship to Oz!

Thanks for your beautiful words yesterday too, Jane. I felt very loved after reading all of the sweet messages left by kind bloggers like yourself! It really made my weekend so much better hearing from my sweet bloggy friends. Thank you for your friendship.

Blessings and best wishes,
Natasha.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

LOL...speaking of Lori's party. I actually did a stint at Glamour shots once. The photos were taken after a four day weekend away with the girls and I looked awful from lack of sleep. Now, when I look at the photos it looks like I am covered in pancake makeup. I liked my hair though. :) Love all your new goodies. Etsy is an amazing place.

Jane said...

Jane, I love your new duvet cover from PB! Please post pictures with it on the bed when you have time.

I'm off to check out the Farmhouse Wares website with my cup of coffee.

Jane

MrsKBJ said...

Very pretty purchases! Online shopping is the best. I think I do 75% of Christmas shopping online.
Kelly

Deb said...

I've never shopped on line Jane, but after reading your post I think I should start :-)

SmilingSally said...

I love, love, love PB's soft blue bedding, Jane.

Jeanne said...

Wow Jane...you have done some kind of shopping! I think you just made my Christmas shopping list for me. It has been so long since I have ordered online in the USA..I have been seriously out of touch. I can definitely say that is not the case anymore. I am off to take note!

Thank you for that and thank you also for your very kind birthday wishes...it made my day!!

Best wishes for a wonderful week :)

Jeanne xx

Heaven's Walk - said...

Hi Janie! You are a woman after my own heart, girl! lol! I LUUUUUUV to shop online!!!! Hence....I get into waaaaay too much trouble because I buy waaaaay too many things! lol! But it's so much fun getting those packages in the mail, isn't it??? Guess that's why the UPS man knows me by name now... lol!

Love your new duvet cover! So very pretty. Can hardly wait to see what it looks like on your bed. Ok...I'm off to check out that site you mentioned. And to do a little shopping.....uh-oh.... :)

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

Sailing Simply said...

Oh fun! I rarely order anything online. But I do love to recieve things in the mail. Your duvet looks like it is going to be beautiful! I cannot wait to see it on your bed! Speaking of things I cannot wait for, I am also looking forward to seeing your retro shots of you too tomorrow! Sounds like a fun meme!

Liz said...

EEWWWW! AAAHHHH! Pretty! Love your duvet and big blankie. I love Overstock. I also love getting stuff in the mail! :)

Shop on sister! :)

~Liz

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Jane, I am rapidly becoming the princess of on line shopping. It wasn't intentional. It just happened! I LOVE that P.B. duvet! I can't wait to see photos of it on your bed. It's going to look beautiful! All of your new pillows are great - loving the one you're taking to the lake house - how perfect that is! laurie

Becca said...

Hey there, thanks for stopping by and visiting my Fall kitchen decor! You are too kind !! I love online shopping myself (but not when the item I want is backordered)!! Too, I love the blue/cream duvet you ordered from PB ... I have the gold version of that from PB as a pillow on my sofa. Love it. Have you seen the matching panels?! I'm totally envious that you are close by Hobby Lobby ... I love that store! I can't wait to see your new bedding all put together!! Take care, Becca

Chrissy said...

Never thought I would be an online kinda girl...but boy I rarely shop any other way now!! Love the blanket...thanks for coming by! x0

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love that blue and cream cover, Jane! Sometimes you just have to pay full price when you fall for something. :) I love your decorative pillows on your bed. I find that I look at those first when I want to do something new and {lucky for my pocketbook} sometimes that's all I need!

Calming Scents said...

Hi, I'm visiting from Cindy's! I have to tell you, I have the exact same picture you have in your bedroom, in mine. Mine is above my bed though. I will love that picture until I die...nothing so peaceful as a dog sleeping in its owners spot!

Lindy said...

Lovely pillows-great online finds!