Mixing the Old with the New ~ Shabby Chic Bedding

When we moved to Texas last fall
we brought just a couple of throws to wrap up in
while snuggling on our couch 
and our 
big down comforter knowing we would need it to 
keep warm during the coming winter.

No special linens or comforters 
came with us
not even 
my favorite old duvet cover as there
just really wasn’t room.
Yesterday I remedied that hole in our
sorely needed bed linens…

I love all of Rachel Ashwell’s Shabby Chic for Target linens!  The white pillowcase and sheets are hers as are the rose strewn
pillow sham from a comforter set we have and also the duvet cover.  The latter two are older linens from past SC years.

When I flew back to California for the 
Design Bloggers Conference
in March of this year,
I went by our storage units after the conference and 
started quickly going through our 1880’s reproduction
Louis XV French armoire.
{which we smartly placed at the very front left of Storage Unit #1}

This European walnut parquet veneer armoire has
four adjustable shelves which sit on four notched-out
corner pieces in each corner of the upper cabinet.  An
inner drawer is lovely for holding scarves, gloves and
other lingerie when this cabinet is used as a wardrobe.
It also has an amply large drawer down in the bottom
section in between cabriole legs ~ perfect for separat-
ing sheets and pillowcases from blankets and large
items stored behind the main cabinet’s
beveled glass door.

Looking at all of our bed linens and also
the pillows I like to put out at Christmas time
then deciding 
yet again 
what did we really need right now
what could wait and stay in storage 
until we moved
everything else into to Texas and
a future house.

A favorite portrait of Yoda, our Peke, atop our reversible duvet ~ large print on this side and a much smaller all-over rose
print on the reverse.  Photo taken with either my old iPhone 4 or just set really grainy when I was still getting to know
our Canon EOS Rebel SL1.    🙂
And you bet I sent home that 
favorite duvet cover!
{which has a cream background but is looking kinda of 
pink in the photograph, top right, but looks true above with Mr. Scump!}

The two little fairies who traveled beautifully wrapped in pillowcases
then packed into an unused Tupperware box I would need in the new
fifth-wheel’s kitchen.
After packing these linens into FedEx boxes I’d 
picked up the day before at the shipper,
I also sent home some extra pillow cases wrapped 
around just a few decorations to put out on display to cozy
up the insides of our new “Little Home.”

Which leads us to yesterday’s happy purchase ~
a new lavender and roses summer quilt
new to the
Simply Shabby Chic
line at Target called 
Purple Berry Rose.

{The cups above are part of last year’s SSC line
and I love having them in my new kitchen!}

I’m really excited to have new bedding
a little more summery
a little more ethereal 
and in the
quiet pastel tones that 
I love!

This lavender is really a soft hue
but still packs a punch with its
darker pink roses
I love how all Shabby Chic pieces
play well with each other!

*I was not compensated for this post ~ I just have been in-love with SCC linens
since I first began collecting pieces around 15 to 20 years ago now.

Sometimes just a little change
brings a whole new look!
Happy weekend!

Sharing with
Fridays at the Firehouse ~ A Fireman’s Wife
Sweet Inspiration ~ The Boondocks Blog
Share Your Style ~ The Red Painted Cottage

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