Wednesday, October 27, 2010

~NESTING~

Happy middle of the week. We have survived the wind and rain here in the Midwest, and today is sunny. Yay! I have to admit, I like the rain in the fall, it can be gentle and soothing, especially at night when I hear it on the roof. It lulls me to sleep. Which leads me to the picture of the master bedroom above. I did a post awhile back about the duvet cover I found at Pottery Barn. I was waiting for the pillow shams to come before I put it on my bed, but I finally caved and did it anyway. {Please ignore the stack of magazines piled on the floor, I have told you before that I subscribe to a zillion}. It made me look around and want to get sorted out. I had found some really neat baskets from Wisteria and I am sorting out everything piled on my quilt stand. We are starting to need those quilts for snuggling and they are buried under my sewing things, books and the throw pillows that I bought during a recent pillow frenzy. Anyway, I love the duvet, it has a sort of rough antique wash that makes it look and feel really old. I am really loving it. It is one of the few times I have paid full price at PB. And I broke down and ordered the European pillow shams. I'm sleeping good.
I went to Target to look for a ruffly shower curtain {they didn't have it, but I found it online and ordered it}. I made daughter Abby promise that she wouldn't let me buy anything else. Along with some sweat pants, a couple of pairs of boots and a jacket, I found these salad plates, a set of four, marked down to $6.98. I literally froze in front of them. I had made a promise to myself...no more dishes. But this was just too good to pass up. They are perfect for fall. I'm planning on having Kevin and Mary Clare here for dinner and I'll take pictures of the table all set. Oh, and I found this wonderful burlap tablecloth at Wisteria also. I love the smell of it in the morning mixed with my Honeysuckle Jasmine candle and Vanilla Dunkin Donuts coffee. Heaven.
I love the pale green color...like a Granny Smith apple.
I promised to show off my goodies from the Shop The Shed Party we went to last week at the home of Joy from Savvy City Farmer. By the way, Joy mentioned there are still things for sale if you want to contact her. If you saw anything you like in my pictures from my last post, you might want to email her. This is a pillow that Joy made. It was love at first sight and I was clutching it like a baby blanket throughout the sale.
I love the fabric and the hemp tied closure on the side. How creative is this?
You can see it on my bed in the first picture.
I also bought this post that Joy made out of salvaged wood and then filled with a sheaf of wheat. I'm going to bring it up to the lake to put on the hearth. She actually had 4 of these for sale and might have a few left...
It's been a busy week without really going anywhere in particular. Sunday I baked some cranberry~orange bread which I am happy to say I did not so much as sample! My restraint has been admirable...
And I have been purging, er...cleaning up a lot of clutter. The magazine stack for instance. The hall closet, my den. Emily sat me down for a daughter~mother talk, starting with the subject of the UPS man stopping by every afternoon {and not to chat}. She is convinced I am becoming a hoarder. I argue that I am simply not that organized. I function better when I can see everything. She differs, and so with a few days off from school, she got to work whipping the house {and me} into shape. The den is the dropping ground for all my purchases, the way some of you use the dining room table. It's a formal/never gets used room, so all my purchases and things I am going to bring to the lakehouse and forget, go into this room. You couldn't walk through it. Well today you can. Everything for the lake is boxed. We made about 5 large bags of stuff I didn't need. I couldn't even remember where I got half the stuff. Emily's philosophy is that if I don't have a place to put it, I can't buy it. I am going to try to abide by that. ;-D
Sorry for such a long post. Papa stopped by in the middle of writing it and I gave him the rest of the cranberry~orange bread. I'm safe having it out of the house. I hope everyone is having a wonderful week, whether it's cleaning, baking, sorting or just trying to not blow over in the wind. I'm linking up with Courtney of French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday. Have a great day! :-)

100 comments:

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Beautiful spread Jane...and "What full Price" you are too funny...Now who told you about my DR?? Girl I have stuff all over it and I once did a post about being a Bag lady and that I could have my own show called mini-hoarders..But I can say I have not bought one dish this year...can't believe that but dang I have dishes even under my bed, sofa and china cabinet ha ha!! so see your not the only one girl..funny about the UPS man Len asked me last year if I was haing an affair with our as he was here every day ha ha!! Hope you have a GREAT day my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Life with L said...

That's a lovely duvet. It reminds of your blog background. I am sure you are excited about getting the shams.I can see those magazines. You must lie in bed and read through them all. I'm with you on that.
You found some great and unusual pieces. It must have been difficult to not taste your homemade bread. Looks yummy.

Tammy said...

Gorgeous duvet! I think it's good to splurge on something you use a lot, like bed linens. After furniture, it's the largest piece in the room. Your whole house seems warm and inviting. Bread sounds delicious!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

So many lovelies Jane!! I love the duvet and I have that same stack of magazines on my side of the bed, lol!

I surely could not have passed on those sweet salad plates although I too have made a similar promise to myself.

As usual, such a pleasant visit my friend :)

Blessings!
Gail

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your duvet cover! And the salad plates... and the pillow sham... your house is so charming! And don't fret over the pile of magazines... we have you beat I'm afraid! Piles and piles... I could wallpaper a house with them! lol

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Jane,
Your PB duvet cover is very pretty...great choice! You have me wanting to make some cranberry/orange bread...I love it and yours looks soooo GOOD!!! You are not alone...I'm a cleaning "FOOL" today (I'm on a break at this moment)!!!

Blessings,
Linda

Karen said...

The bread looks divine!..as does the duvet cover. Love the look. We have the same wreath!..the one over your bed.

Pat said...

Jane I love your bedroom! I have a stack of magazines by our bed too!

Love the duvet. Pottery Barn has the neatest things.

Domestic Designer said...

Love all of your finds! The pillow is my favorite. Have a great evening.
DD

Theresa said...

Gorgeous bedroom EVEN with the stack of magazines! I love the plates that you STOLE from Target:) Reckon your daughter could come whip up on me a little? I could use some help and tough love:)

Enjoy your evening and I wish I had some of that bread!

HUGS!

Jane said...

It was nice catching up with all of your activities. Love the duvet and I bet you're excited to get the shams.
Also love the pillow you got from Joy at Shop the Shed. Looks like it was quite the event.
Have a great rest of your week.
Jane

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hey Jane, your wind and rain marched itself right on down here. We just had a heck of a storm and there is a tornado watch on. But like you, I like the rain, especially in the fall. It makes the house feel so cozy. I love reading your post. They are so homey. I like your daughter's philosophy about if there is no room for it don't buy it. I have a rule that is I buy a piece of clothing I have to get rid of something else. It works and keeps the closet nice and organized. xo Lynn

Kathy@ Gone North said...

LOVE the duvet! And I LOVE that little white bird vignette that you have on the sill. Is that one piece?
On the magazines... I Laughed... we had a flood last year in our lower level & guess what? All those magazines I had been saving... all got tossed without another glance. I wondered what I was saving them for. Now my stash is just as high...

Mimi said...

Gorgeous duvet, Jane. I am laughing about the UPS man stopping and not just to chat! Since I have been in Vermont the past couple of weeks, I have missed Leroy! I know he will be stopping next week when I get home...LOL!

Olive Cooper said...

Hi Jane and Yay you finally put the duvet on the bed! It is scrumptious. You are funny talking about your den. I know some Henley's and love that pillow! hugs♥olive

My Grama's Soul said...

Oh Jane.....this post made me giggle....especially about the daughter/mother talk and the possibility that you might be becoming a hoarder. I think we ALL become hoarders of one sort or another eventually. (O:(O:

Anyway..it looks like you have added lots of new fun stuff to your life.....enjoy!!

Xo

JO

La said...

I love the pillow!

It's a good thing I wasn't in the house or Papa wouldn't even get a crumb of that delicious looking bread!

Happy Wednesday! La

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lovin' your new bedspread Jane-enjoy! Too many dishes... is that possible? Sounds like you've been busy (with a lot more than just answering the door for the UPS guy:@) Have fun!

Suzann said...

I LOVE the duvet!!! I am especially fond of that pattern in red. I think I must buy something before the pattern is gone forever.

As for "stuff" - it makes me insane. LOL
Good luck with the purge.

sissie said...

Hi Jane,
You can always get yourself a booth in an antique mall and start selling everything! LOL!

It helps with the shopping fix too.

I love your PB bed duvet. It's lovely.

I married the UPS man 36 years ago!
LOL! Well he wasn't a UPS man then but retired as a UPS manager after 26 years!

hugs
Sissie

xinex said...

I would have bought those plates too if I saw them at that price, Janie. Love the color! And I love your duvet, the color is similar tot he plates, right? And I love your 4 posted bed, so pretty! It's funny about your UPS guy story. Our UPS guy sees John in the hospital and tells him his wife is quite an internet shopper cause he just delivered something for me again. This is such a small town and everybody knows about everybody, except me cause I really do not mingle except for a very small group, actually 2 friends, lol. But one time, we were entertaining having a dinner party and the doorbell rings at 7:30 PM. Wouldn't you know that it was the UPS delivery man again? So, hospital people say we have a delivery everyday from my shopping, lol!....Christine

Janie's World said...

Your bed looks beautiful, very soft and soothing. It looks like you have been very busy. It feels so good to get things in their places and get rid of the things you don't use any more.

Deanna said...

Janie, I would not have been able to pass up those darling green plates either and I'm so sorry....I was not able to ignore that stack of magazines because I wanted to know what mags you subscribe to...lol! Your home is so lovely so I don't think I'll be seeing you as one of those people on that Hoarder show!

Your duvet is a dream and the pillow is my favorite.
BTW, I've been drooling the whole time thinking about your bread!!!

Deanna :D

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Brenda Kula said...

You have lots more restraint than I do. I'm trying to drop some pounds. And I wouldn't dare bake a thing! I love your new pretties. And I love to read as you tell about your life. You make it so interesting, I'm convinced I'd love your grocery list. I bought some burlap to make some things. But haven't taken it out of the sack: makes me sneeze!
Brenda

Paula said...

I love you PB duvet. You are going to enjoy many warm nights of sleep during the long upcoming winter. Good for you for cleaning out some of your stuff. It's hard to get rid of things but it feels so good when you do.

Ashley said...

Love the duvet! I also love that pillow and the little birdies in the window. Your house is very pretty!

Gypsy Heart said...

Your bed looks so lovely and very comfy! I LOVE dishes too...and stemware...and I haven't bought any since I moved in March. I really hate that too! :-) Emily sounds like my daughter...extremely organized and able to get rid of things with no hesitation. It does feel so good to be organized...I love the feeling. It's just getting there at times.

Hope you have a wonderful week! I'm glad you didn't have any damage from the storms. Now, I have to get back to my Rangers. :)

xoxo
Pat

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Jane... sounds like you have had a very busy week! Your bedroom looks so pretty... I love the rain too, but today we had snow! I am not ready for that! I really love your little vase with wheat in it... just perfect! And your bread looks so yummy, I would not have been able to resist! So fun always seeing the things you buy and decorate with... wishing you a beautiful, cozy comfy week... xoxo Julie Marie

Pondside said...

I love the duvet cover and can't wait to see the shams.
Don't beat yourself up about the stuff - we all have it!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Jane
I want to curl up in the comfy looking bed and go to sleep... We've been having our fair share of wind and rain here too.. and not fair.. should be spring!!!... oh well...

I just LOVE that regatta pillow... I can understand your attraction to it... so lovely... Hope your week is great and the weather improves for you... ciao xxx Julie

KarenHarveyCox said...

Everything looks wonderful. I love how comfy that bed looks. I can tell you are an Autumn person, your happiness seems to peek from every corner of your post. I love rainy days this time of year too. Your duvet is beautiful, and I am so loving that pillow.
Karen

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Blondie, I loved your post. Your duvet cover is gorgeous. I can see why you fell in love with it and had to have it. Sometimes a gal just has to do what a gal has to do. Your stack of magazines screams cozy to me. I can envision myself curled up there in the evenings underneath your quilts pouring through them. What a gorgeous pillow you bought.. love love love it. Don't you love burlap? I'm making several pieces for the shop, hope they go over as well here. I enjoyed your post darling..hugs ~lynne~

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Jane, your bed looks beautiful! I'd leave the stack of magazines, so that I could curl up under that gorgeous duvet and enjoy my magazines. But you hit a little too close to home when you started talking about being a hoarder. My philosophy is the same is your daughter's - if I don't have a place for it, I shouldn't buy it. Unfortunately, I just shove stuff on shelves in front of other stuff, and my home looks like an over-crowded junk store. NO MORE! I've got to stop, but oh no! I see that you are advertising stuff for sale in your previous post. Maybe I'd better just go LOOK! laurie

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Jane,
Wow, what beautiful treasures!!! I have a CSN giveaway going on so you might want to sign up for it...I hope you're doing great!!!
XO

Deb said...

Gorgeous bedroom Jane! Love your new duvet cover and that sweet new pillow too! ~Deb~

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Great finds, Jane. Love th nesting theme. I could use a little of Emily's lecture..er uh talk, myself. "If you don't have a place for it, you don't need it" really struck a positive note for me. I'll try to remember : ) Linda

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

YOur bedroom duvet is really pretty Jane. Somethings are worth paying full price! I also have a ton of magazines that pile up on the bedside table, so I understand that whole thing too!

Mary said...

Join the 'lets Simplify' brigade Jane, LOL!! Why do you think I opened the booth with Vanessa - to help clear out my stash of treasures awaiting a home other than mine!!! Your daughter is a godsend if she is this clear thinking - listen carefully, oftentimes these young gals make sense!

I'm now ONLY bringing home things I truly love, and they have to be large - no more small items which get lost in the mix!

Love and hugs on a rainy North Carolina day - but I'm off to the beach tomorrow and the weekend will be perfect hopefully. Enjoy yours dear.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Looks and sounds like you have been busy Jane! I have a room(sewing) that gets everything that is in limbo...another words, I do not know where it is going go yet or it could be on its way out of the house, well, you know what I mean! Aren't we all like that, though? Your fresh baked bread looks scrumptious!~Hugs, Patti

koralee said...

Your home is soooo cozy...love your pillow.

I am a happy nest too...no place like home.

Thursday hugs to you. xoxo

Kim @ Touch of Nostalgia said...

I love your bedroom so inviting to curl up on your bed and leaf through your magazines. I have a 'couple' stacks like that. I need to go through them again. I did have them down quite a bit. It sure is amazing how quickly they grow. ;) I think I need to borrow that daughter of yours for just a wee bit. ;)

Richella said...

Beautiful! Everything in this post looks lovely. I have two favorite things, though:

1. The silverware tied with cord. That is a wonderful idea! It looks smashing. And I like those green plates!

2. The cranberry bread. It looks delicious! Would you mind sharing the recipe?

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Love your new comforter set Jane.
that silverware is so sweet tied with twine...
Oh my I hate to admit this but with only 3 of us the 3rd bathtub doesnt get used so, I have it full of space bags full of linens. Dishes are in many places too, so see, you arent alone:)
xoxoxo
Sonny

Monica@The White Bench said...

Dear Jane,
Ha! I always promise to myself 'no more dishes', then I don't know how, they misteriously appear in front of me... the just perfect ones at bargain prices!
The duvet cover is beautiful, your bed actually is fantastic- we don't have those beds over here, but I had the privilege of sleeping in them many times, when we visited the US. I particularly loved a huuuge king one in Cape Cod- the only problem was that it was so high that the bed stool had 2 steps :(((
Thanks for visiting, and for your lovely words, as always!
Monicaxo.

Sherri @ Design2Shine said...

Your bed is lovely! And looks SO comfy! Love the color of the dishes also. I heart green. And that post with wheat. Awesome! Did you say you mailed me some of that bread? I thought so. ;-)

Denise said...

I can't hear the rain when it falls because I use a noise maker to help me sleep! I will try to send you warmer weather ;-)

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

SO wonderful to meet you last weekend!
What a find you found with that duvet and dishes!!!! It's hard to pass up dishes isn't it!
Thanks for your comment - see you at the next sale!

raggygirlvintage said...

Your bedroom is looking very cute, kinda french chic feel, cosy but not cluttered, love it!
Tracey

Heaven's Walk - said...

LOL! I just HAD to laugh at your pile of mags by your bed, Janie! You should see the stack next to my loveseat in the living room!! I subscribe to too many, too.....but I sooo love looking through them while watching TV with hubby every night. And blogging.....? It's just like looking through another magazine for me!

And don't even ask about my closet....talk about hoarding.....Oooo boy.....

xoxo laurie

Sherry said...

Hello Jane!
I am a first-time visitor to your blog, and I have to say----I LOVE it! You have wonderful taste in decorating, a great sense of humor, and a boatload of talent. Your house is to die for--warm, welcoming, comfortable, and just too pretty! I'd love to decorate my home in a similiar style, except, well, my cats and puppy would have the entire thing for lunch. :) BTW, my son worked at Pottery Barn for a while. They had a really cool set of dining stuff (everything to set a lovely table)in a seascape/sea critter pattern. Can't remember the name, but....wow. I, of course, being the water baby that I am, ended up purchasing some, as did my son and his wife. Your lake house reminded me of it. Happiness to you!

Sherry from Frugal Fine Living

Sherry said...

Hello Jane!
I am a first-time visitor to your blog, and I have to say----I LOVE it! You have wonderful taste in decorating, a great sense of humor, and a boatload of talent. Your house is to die for--warm, welcoming, comfortable, and just too pretty! I'd love to decorate my home in a similiar style, except, well, my cats and puppy would have the entire thing for lunch. :) BTW, my son worked at Pottery Barn for a while. They had a really cool set of dining stuff (everything to set a lovely table)in a seascape/sea critter pattern. Can't remember the name, but....wow. I, of course, being the water baby that I am, ended up purchasing some, as did my son and his wife. Your lake house reminded me of it. Happiness to you!

Sherry from Frugal Fine Living

Natasha said...

Jane, this post was brilliant! I love the picture of the gorgeous bedroom...I have a pile of magazines just like that!

I love the sound of your cranberry~ orange bread! Good on you for not having any too. I wish I had your strength!

Best wishes to you and your family this Halloween weekend!
Natasha.
xo

chickie said...

I enjoyed visiting your blog.My husband lived in Chicago and worked there in a few law firms.He has family there still,As for me I grew up in Dixon.An hr or so from Chicago.I have family and friends still there. I even post about my friend from Dixon. We have some things in common yet now we are so far from there.I met Joy at the Na Da farm show awhile back.Very nice person she is as well as creative.
Keep warm..Chickie

Donna said...

I LOVE the rain in hte Fall too! I love when the window is open and I can hear it as well as smell the leaves...mmmm! Your ideas for decorating are just lucious! Beautiful touches from the silverware tying to the bedding...lovely!! Thanks for this post!!

Vintage Simple said...

Oh, Emily sounds like quite the wise soul..! I'm glad you had a nice time together -- and I'm glad the PB duvet cover is all you thought it would be... Gentle rain under warm covers -- that does sound dreamy. And an organized space? Well, that sounds dreamy to OCD-me as well! ;)

xoox
-maria

Kathleen said...

Hi Jane,
Everything looks good. The breads look delicious! I am glad you are well. I am coming back from pneumonia slowly...it's been a haul!

stefanie said...

oh, everything looks perfect and peaceful!!

Rebecca said...

Now...I'd be over the moon happy if you wanted to come to my house and help me purge, um..., I mean CLEAN things out a bit!

I'll let you keep anything I can't live without.

xo~Rebecca

Bella said...

Hi Jane,
Your nest is looking well feathered, Fall does the same thing to me & I love the sound of rain on the roof too :-)) I love your magazine stack! I am just as bad, I just keep buying, but my sin is I never get them read, I start and a new one comes and I just peak into it, and so on...
Happy nesting:-))
Bella

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Jane,
I just love your beautiful new duvet cover! It looks stunning on your gorgeous bed!
And those dishes were a great buy and look great on your table!
Hey girl, I e-mailed you back and boy I can't wait!!
And love the pillow!
Hugs and Happy Weekend too!
Cindy

bj said...

Love that duvet...
and that bread...OMGosh, it looks so good. I think I might start baking some things and put them in the freezer for Thanksgiving. I just love doing that....b

Sailing Simply said...

Your daughter sounds like a blessing to have around. I make myself get rid of stuff often. I once had a very wise old lady tell me for everything I bring into the house something needs to go out. I have'nt abided that rule but am really trying to lately. I love your new duvet on your bed, it's beautiful and such wonderful stuff from the shed! Thanks for the tip on the wine decanter. I had no idea! I love it even more now!

Debbie said...

Oh man....I have so much clutter around here, it looks like the Goodwill store!
Maybe it's time for me to purge a few things.
Your pictures of your house are so nice, Jane. Everything looks good to me...
Debbie@houseatthelake

Knitty said...

Your bedroom looks lovely and the bread sounds delicious!

I've been thinking about getting rid of things that aren't being used and taking up too much space. I don't want to have a garage sale as I don't want to expose Bill's possessions in the garage to strangers and weather makes having a true "yard" sale a very iffy premise.

I have never done anything on ebay and the thought of packaging breakables and shipping things off seems like a lot of work.

(whine, whine, whine)

Hubby is currently selling office stuff on Craigslist, but they are stored elsewhere. Do I want strangers coming to the house?

I often donate things to the Salvation Army. Maybe I should gather it all and then decide. Wanna help? ;-)

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

What a nice daughter to help you get nice and organized! The cranberry bread looks yummy! Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Afternoon Jane Sweetie...
Oh my gosh what a gorgeous share today. I so love that duvet, and I too can't wait to see the shams. I know they are going to be exquisite. It looks so beautiful with the wood coloring of your bead.

Oh my does that bread ever look good. You mentioned cherry or cranberry/orange. Please share your recipe, as I have been looking for a good recipe for the holidays.

Love that post with the wheat in it. It is so beautiful, and I too love that pillow. What an awesome purchase.

I was laughing at the comment about the hoarders as I have been having heart to hearts with my Momma as well. She just closes her eyes and looks the other way. We have laughed and laughed. We gals just can't pass up a great bargain.

Oh sweetie, have a wonderful Halloween and we will see you soon. Many hugs and so much love, Sherry

Vicki said...

Love the new duvet! I am trying to redo our bedroom. Still thinking on things so fun to see others! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I added myself as a follower here! See you soon.

Vicki at Rusty Rooster Vintage

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

I didn't notice the magazines by your bed, until you said notto look! And then,of course, I HAD to look!!

But I like them there. It shows you live there! That your bed is a place to relax and lounge about in!

All the best beds are, I think!!

I hope you do learn to sew. It truly isn't hard but it IS soooooo rewarding! It's lovely to make things that you know no one else will have. All mine!!!

Sarahx

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Everything looks beautiful, Jane! LOVE that pillow you got from Savvy City Farmers... just gorgeous... and so is that old beam/post!! Looks beautiful with the bundle of wheat in it!
Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Halloween!
Hugs ~ Jo

p.s. Thanks for grabbing my button! :)

podso said...

Love looking at all your things. That duvet does look so comfy! Love that your daughter came and organized you. The younger generation seems to not like to keep things for long..maybe someday they'll savor some older things, who knows! Hope you have a good weekend!

Charlene said...

I LOVE your new look for the bedroom. AND was soooooooo very glad to see that you too have the Magazine Thing going on. They are my inspiration & that is how I LOVE to start my day. Hot cup of coffee, crawl back into my warm bed & read a magazine for at least 30 minutes. PERFECT! Have a great weekend.

I went back through some old posts of mine (cleaning some up to free up photo storage) & I noticed that you & I have been blogging buddies since I first began my blog. I LOVE THAT! It is so cool when a connection is made & held on to.
HUGS!
Charlene

Lynn said...

I am impressed! I seldom love something enough to buy it before it goes on sale! Totally worth it, I must say! Everything looks wonderful!

Carolyn said...

Hi Jane!!

I love love your duvet...it is beautiful!! I also love your new dishes...I do not blame you one little itty bit for going ahead and buying them even though you made a promise to yourself....some promises are made to be broken and that was one of them! You CANNOT beat that price...not even at GW!!

Hugs, :) Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

Anita said...

I love the duvet and the bed! I have a stack of magazines just like that too! THe bread looks too good. I am "back" on my diet so I'm really trying to stay away from all the apple deserts I'm making for everyone else.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Jane- Oh your duvet looks beautiful on your bed!! Your bed is gorgeous too!! Can't wait to see it with all your shams on it too! I love the pillow and so neat that it ties with hemp string! I would have carried it around too! Thank you for joining Feathered Nest Friday and sharing this!! Looking forward to your next nesting project! Have a great weekend! :)

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

What a cozy looking bed...I love that duvet. I can totally relate to the magazine thing, they are one of my addictions :)

Dolly said...

Don't let Emily come to my house, she'd be saying "its time to PURGE DOLLY!!!!!"

I too had a pile of magazines next to my bed until I cleaned and waxed the floors yesterday and that pile got moved!

smiles, Dolly

Sharing with Sherri said...

Hi Janey, What a pretty duvet cover you found! I have also been trying to go through things and had planned to have a garage sale... that is until my mom made a surprise visit and stayed for a week! Oh well, I really hate doing garage sales anyway!
I did manage to get a couple of trunk loads donated to the Goodwill though. I shop there often too and I'm always telling them when I buy stuff that I'm really just renting it cuz most likely it will end up back there when I get tired of it!

Have a nice weekend!
Hugs, Sherri:)

Marianne@Songbird said...

I love those nesting days. When everything feels just right and you fall in love with your house all over again.
And how good of you for not eating that scrumptious bread. It looks so delicious. You have some serious willpower, woman!

Rettabug said...

What a lovely MBedroom, Jane...I ♥ your 4 poster bed!!! I'm glad you grabbed that cover when you saw it. Sometimes its okay to pay retail...we're always so frugal in other places.
Great snag on those pretty dishes & I think the wheat in the post is just the perfect autumn touch.

I read somewhere a woman said she was "one dead husband away from becoming a hoarder" LOL He was the only restraining factor for her. Laughed out loud at that one!
My guest bedroom is the stashing place for my purchases.

How about sharing the recipe for that cranberry-orange bread? It looks & sounds delish!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

I know you don't "do" these things. But this is THE WORLD now. All of us, are in it.

So may I please ask you to come over and give a "Thumbs Up" to my Sat. post ,-) I know I'm a bit *frank,* but... Difficult times call for unique measures. ,-)

Gentle hugs...

Jane said...

I am glad I stopped by; I've been waiting to see how that fabulous PB duvet looked on the bed...love it!

You have some great finds from Target and Wisteria. Those green plates are very similar to some I have...love them. They go with everything and are perfect for fall. I love that burlap tablecloth, too!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Jane

Sherry said...

Your bedroom is gorgeous! I love each one of these photos. They are all beautiful. Love the pumpkins in the window with old chair shadow too.
Sherry

Lori said...

I stop and think really hard before I buy something now ~ if I do not know where I am going to put it ~ it stays in the store. Of course that does not count for clothing! Loving that pillow ~ I am off to Home Sense soon to pick some up to match my new set. I promise to post about it once it is completed.

myletterstoemily said...

your home is so lovely, and you are
just as lovely.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

It is beautiful! No wonder you were willing to pay full price...it looks so cozy!

I didn't have you pictured as a "gatherer of things"! I thought you'd be really organized, your house always looks that way! I saw on someone's post about using an old soda crate to hold magazines...I thought that was such a good idea. I may try it, hubby brought home a vintage Seven-UP crate a while back. I get a million magazines too!

Sarah said...

Thanks for sharing your finds. Glad you didn't pass up the plates. I say I'm not going to buy more dishes, and then I see some I just have to have. A Home Goods opened here last week. That could be dangerous! LOL
Happy Halloween! ~ Sarah

Leslie said...

everything is so beautiful. great finds.
I love the picture of the lab on the bed, I have almost bought it a million times. I realy should save myself the longing and just buy it.
Happppppppppppppy Haaaaaaalllllllloooween!

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

~*~*Thanks so much for stopping by my blog this morning and leaving such a sweet comment!!! Im your newest follower and LOVE your blog too!!! Hugs,Rachel~**~~*

Flor Larios Art said...

Love the photos, beautiful soft colors and the duvet is my favorite...well the bread looks delicious!

Jennifer | Sweet Simplicity said...

The duvet is so pretty. I could go for a magazine collection like that. I also love your table setting and your use of straw. This post kind of put me in the mood to reorganize and make everything cozy and lovely.

Chatelaine said...

Pretty bedlinens and that pillow is divine.

I love the humor in your posts and I must confess that the UPS man has been a regular at my doorstep too!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Your duvet cover looks beautiful and I'm looking forward to seeing the shams. I could never have passed up those lovely soft green plates either. Don't worry about having lots of stuff...you are not a hoarder. You have beautiful and useful things. We all have too much stuff. I'm trying to simplfy my life and my belongings.
Glad the storm didn't do much damage in your area and has now moved out. Enjoy a great week.

Tracey said...

Hi Jane! Sorry I missed you at Joy's sale, it's always fun to meet new bloggers...you did get some great things!! We got there bright and early but it was pouring rain, so we had to shop quickly :) I love your new bedding!!!

Hugs ~

:) T

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

We've been trying to "whip" ourselves into ship shape around our houses too...must be fall - we'll be in the house (didn't notice things as much in the summer!!) Love the duvet...so glad you broke down - it's too pretty not to enjoy while you wait!
Have a great week Jane!

High Street Cottage said...

Hi Jane, thank you so much for visiting the high street cottage, and for your nice comment on my visit to Home Goods. Your blog is amazing, keep up the good work, tami

Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

I love the things you bought. The pillow looks soo pretty on your bed. :)

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Jane, I love your duvet cover...beautiful! Your not the only one with a big collection of magazines. My stack keeps growing and growing.
xoxo, Sherry

Custom Comforts said...

Just had to laugh about the part where you froze in front of the dishes. I can soooo identify. I have the same problem ~ telling myself not to go down the dish isle and then my cart just turns and goes there all by itself.
I'm your newest follower.
Cindy