A Beach Cottage Nautical Bedroom with a Coastal Ruffle
Tue 21st, Feb, 2012
Good morning lovely Beach Cottage friends, neighbours, anyone who is out there and cares to listen to me rambling on about my love for a white ruffle quilt.
OK, so this my sweets, is the pay-off for missing going down the beach on Saturday and spending one’s day cooped up in a bedroom trying on clothes that never looked good in the first place and pondering why you ever let them into your cottage, let alone hung onto them for 3 years.
But, every cloud has a silver lining right?
It sure did on Saturday for me, because stashed in the back of the wardrobe I was decluttering as part of my 2 Week : 5 Rooms : 1 Mission challenge I found this.
In fact I danced.
You see, I purchased this quilt cover a while ago…back in the Winter and there were two reasons I stashed it in the back of the cupboard.
1. it was not a budget purchase for someone who has already, rather a good collection of white linen for one’s bed
2. it was Winter and I felt this quilt had Beach Cottage Summer written all over it
After I had de-cluttered the life out of everything in my bedroom (except that bedside you see there, that is still to go and scary), I was left with one glaring problem…I needed to get this ruffle quilt on the bed before Summer left again…the problem being getting it on their without Mr Beach Cottage having a coronary.
OMG you ask, your husband is happy to sleep in that??!
I actually am not sure on that one…you see, an additional reason as to why I stashed said quilt in back of said wardrobe was because I thought this white, ruffly affair might just be taking things in the bedroom department a bit too far….
You may have gathered, that in this house there is one person who wears the trousers, that person is not male…but on frilly ruffly beds….not so sure who wears the trousers…
Luckily for moi, said male in this old cottage is
1. extremely laid-back
2. extremely uninterested in home-decor
3. mostly not very observant (except when it’s soccer watching time)
So, I am hoping that one of a few things will happen when we walks in from work and sees this amount of ruffling going on and pink flowers on his side of the bed
1. he will have opened a beer and not give a flying fart what bed he gets in to this evening
2. he will remain un-interested in home decor, ask me if we have a new white ruffly quilt, upon which I will reply in the negative and say that we’ve had it ages and he will raise his eyebrows and carry on.
3. soccer will be on or he will be going to soccer and therefore, he won’t notice
The most likely to occur is number three…
If none of the above works, I will just be very nice to him ;-)
So, anyway, now we’ve got that bit over with, what do you think?
paired up with a few coastal bits for some beach decor
some polka dots and coastal grey
and a couple of whitewashed oars, I love it…
Someone emailed me recently and asked if I really took the pictures on this blog or did I get someone in to do it!
um, yep, this is a one-woman show people…sitting on the floor taking photos of my bedroom is all part of the job spec…yep they let me out every now and then just to do this…
…to sit take close-ups of white ruffles
and beds without males
Sometimes I smile too, mostly I fly around on a stick
and today I am flying through as I have quite a lot to do, including trying to find some bathroom accessories, if you follow me on Twitter, you’ll know we have the lady in the house and she’s nearly ready to go…hoping for a bath partay tonight ladies
So I’ll be seeing you ladies….let me know what you think of my ruffles…
Would you love this in your bedroom?
Would you get away with it?
If not sweetie, best you start practising being nice…if you need a tutorial on that let me know ;-)
mirror : IKEA Hemnes
stripe rug : IKEA
oars : garage sale (whitewashed by me )
quilt : Urban Outfitters
jug / pitcher : Wheel & Barrow
coastal fishing float : Freedom
lamps : IKEA Krosby
bedside : thrifted
green chair : vintage