I got your attention with that title, didn't I?!! Well, fellow toile, plaid and gingham lovers, you're in for a treat today. And I forgot to mention lace, matelasse, and ticking! I wanted to create a really Christmassey master bedroom this year, so I didn't fool around :)
I found this wonderful plaid bedding a long time ago at an estate sale. I think the duvet was $15. When I got to the checkout, the lady said would you like to have the three shams that go along with this? I hadn't even seen them. I asked the price, and she told me that they were included with the duvet! Definitely one of my best junking scores.
But somewhere a few years back, the plaid bedding went to the attic and never came back down. I mean seriously, if you have so much Christmas stuff that you lose things in the attic . . . Well, it emerged again this year and I could not be happier. Thankfully, I'm a little more organized now :)
After searching online, I could not locate any gingham or buffalo plaid sheets. So I took matters into my own hands and made these plaid pillowcases. Couldn't resist adding some rick rack to make them a little more cheery. For a king sized pillowcase I purchased 2-1/2 yards of fabric and the same amount of rick rack. I cut the yardage in half and trimmed off the selvage edges to create two 45 x 43 inch pieces, then sewed them into 22 x 38 inch pillowcases, with a 4 inch hem on the edge. It took all of 20 minutes to do!
The pretty lace sheet was tucked away too. I think we had these when Abby was a baby -- oh, that almost qualifies as vintage! I trimmed it out with a spool of gingham ribbon that was looking for a home.
Then, I found an extra roll of large gingham ribbon, so I mixed it with some pretty plaid ribbon to top this little tree. A few Dollar Tree cardinals and snowflakes made their way onto the tree too. I noticed today that Yvonne did a wonderful tutorial for making these bows, you can find it here. I used the same technique to make this one.
It looks so pretty at night!
I added a few pine cones, some greenery, and ornaments to our side table too. It's amazing how much fragrance these tiny stems can produce!
Minnie didn't waste time claiming her spot on the freshly pressed sheet. She will be nestled and getting cozy on the wool throw tonight. It always makes me so happy when everyone is enjoying the new decor :)
Merry merry, everyone, and I hope your holidaying is coming along! I'll be back with little tidbits as I get them done, and I would love to hear all about yours, too :)
Love to all,
Kim for Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Yvonne for Tutorials Tips and Tidbits at StoneGable
Sherry's Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
Courtney's Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Cindy's Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Debbie and Shannon's Power of Pinterest Party