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Sunday, August 2, 2009

A TINY LITTLE CHANGE for MET MONDAY....

SUMMER TIME.....
don't we love it !

Remember, back in the winter, I bought this awesome J.C. PENNEY red and white quilt...
THAT called for a re-painting of the whole, entire bedroom....
To me, this quilt HAD to have soft golden yellow walls...
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Loved it all...cozy...comfy...
BUT
when summertime came along, I opted for lighter, brighter, easy to care for bedding..
No heavy quilts...don't even want them in SIGHT..
no siree !! TOO HOT..
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Some of you understand that I am on a tight SOCIAL SECURITY budget so any new bedding was out of the question....totally...don't even GLANCE in the direction of new bedding at the stores!!
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SOOO, I just took off the heavy quilt I "threw back" each night...
Added some of my brick red sheets...
folded the green and white quilt from the guest room at the foot...
Took away a lot of the pillows and added the floral ones that match that green and white quilt !
Not a HUGE change....and if I find another little whimsical pillow to use instead of the bunny, I'll put him up until the coldness of winter arrives out here in West Texas.. a few more months left before that happens.


I think one thing that I love so much about
SWEET NOTHINGS RED
is that it goes with every single color I have tried to put with it.
I adore the summer green and white with the redness of the sheets...
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I love being able to take anything at all from one room in my cottage to another and it works.
The clothes in my closet are a lot like that...a lot of mix and match and very few dresses...
I opt more for skirts, pants and tops that can be interchanged. I developed that habit, I'm sure, when I was working and needed lots of different looks.
Same way with the colors in my cottage....I love being able to MIX AND MATCH..






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Not THAT much of a change...just enough to make me feel like I have "something new",
and just a little lighter feel to it....
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I am linking to Met Monday
with SUSAN as our host.
There's a long list of people waiting to show you THEIR changes...
and thank you for coming by to see mine.

49 comments:

Kathleen Grace said...

I need little changes alal the time, it keeps things frsh and interesting:>) I love all your colors together and I love red for the same reason. It goes with everything!

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Theresa said...

You either make me hungry or sleepy... today it was sleepy. I could crawl right up there on either of those beds and take a big 'ole Texas nap. Come to think of it beins I am a Georgia gal, would it be a Georgia nap? Love the changes you made and love the wall color. Have a blessed day!

Chris said...

Hey Pretty Lady, oh if I had only half the talent you have when it comes to being a homemaker. That bedroom is just beautiful. I love red too, but only have it at Christmas time. :(.... And your table settings could be in a magazine.

Luv,
Chris

Amy said...

I love what you did with your bedroom quilt so much. It really is amazing how little changes can make a big difference..and best of all...it cost little to nothing. To me that is the best kind of decorating! Amy

Risa said...

Looks cute. I change up my bedroom in the summer too!

Stacey said...

I just love it! BJ you are able to make everything so beautiful!

Lynns Lovelies said...

Great post BJ~~I love both looks, too!

Great encouragement and ideas to change things up a bit, while using what we have...
That wall color is really pretty..I painted my kitchen and breakfast room in a soft butter yellow and have loved it!
Hugs,
Lynn♥

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Winter or summer, it's a beautiful room, BJ!!

Allidink said...

Mixing and matching is great! Love the idea! :)

All the best,
Allison

squawmama said...

Wow BJ I am loving the look of your bedroom... So nice and fresh looking. When I had the house I always changed out the linens too for all the seasons and holidays... FUN, FUN, FUN... Have a fun filled day my friend...

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Sares said...

It looks beautifully cozy! I love the little bunny pillow in the middle of the bed. Isn't it amazing how small changes can change the whole look

Deanna said...

Enjoyed visiting your met monday post. Love the ideas.
Blessings,
d

Frugal Fine Living said...

Your bedroom looks beautiful! It's so cozy.

I like to change our bedroom look out in the summer, too.

Jane

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Now that is really pretty! I might not be on social security, but also have a tight budget and I love trying to see how far I can stretch it and still make my home warm and comfortable.

I really like the way you put this all together!

Kady

Sweetie said...

BJ - Your changes are lovely. Everything is so meticulously arranged and the colors compliment each other.
Hugs,
Sweetie

Cori G. said...

Hi BJ,

Thanks for stopping by to say hi the other day, that was SO SWEET!!!
It's been so hot here that I've forgotten about bedding at all. Yikes when is this heat going to end?

I love your sweet nothings red and the bunny pillow...very darling!!

Have a lovely Sunday!

xoxo Cori

Kathleen said...

Looks very COOL and comfy! Amazing little metamorph..such a pretty room!

Gwen said...

You say that it is a small change, but I think that it really packs a punch:)

I am the same way with my clothes and most of my house, everything can be switched and matched easily. I like it like that because when nothing is static and just like you did, a simple switheroo makes a big difference.

Justine said...

Aw, it looks great, BJ! I never even MAKE my bed, much less buy pretty things for it. Then again, after 16 years of marriage I still don't even have a bedroom SET so why bother? Waaaaaaaa! Now I'm depressed!
Btw... now I want to see an outside pic of your cottage!

Justine :o 0

downhomeliving said...

Love it!

Blessings,

Linda

abeachcottage said...

G'day lovely BJ

phew I'd like to tuck up in there, gorgeous and yeah I love those little changes, what makes me happy....

Sarah

A Hint of Home said...

You came up with a great sloutions. It looks great and very pretty.

xinex said...

Those little changes always offer a fresh look. The bedroom looks very warm and inviting, BJ!....Christine

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very pretty! I have an ivory comfort set to use in the Summer and did not even think about it until recently - may not get changed out this year. :-)

ImagineCozy said...

I love your bedroom. It is so cozy, both looks are great, but it is always nice to change things up a bit.

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

BJ, Mixing and matching rules! I love the different looks. Your winter looks so warm and cozy and your summer looks so cool and soothing! The red sheets are fabulous!

Great transformation! Thanks for sharing!

Tina

Barbara said...

BJ, I wish I could change things around and they would look as good as yours does, When I do it, it looks like I don't know how...and I don't. Love the Red!

Have a great day.
Barbara

Beth said...

So wonderful when you can do something small (and free) to create a big impact. Thanks for sharing!

SmilingSally said...

No matter how you make up that bed, it looks heavenly. You just have that touch to create an "ahhh" place.

Kammy said...

Hey BJ !
Love the textures and patterns together !!!
Kammy

santamaker said...

Nothing better than being able to change the look for "free"! Very cozy!

Carrie said...

Very pretty change. Love the red touch!

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Love the combo of the green and white with the red. Looks fabulous. I like the bunny pillow too. Very cute. Stay cool!

Christi

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your bed metamorphasis looks great~ well done.

Have a blessed day!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your summer bedding is awesome BJ! I still have my red and white checked quilt on my bed, because Mr. Comforts of Home has to put the air conditioning on FREEZING!
xoxo
Penny

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi BJ....your tiny change sure looks good to me.

Come over and enter MY BLOGGING ANNIVERSARY GIVEAWAY!!!!!

Hugs, Barb

Tamara Jansen said...

I love your mini re-do! You definately know how to pick out the color that pops. Love the RED :)

Brenda said...

I do like the summery look, BJ! I think we're all on more of a budget these days. And "shopping the house" is one of my very favorite things to do. I also have the same colors throughout the house so that when I get bored with something in one room, it goes into another! You have such a beautiful home and great taste!
Brenda

salmagundi said...

I love my red & blue, but now seeing your beautiful room; I wish I had some green to change out. Great Met Monday. Sally

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hey BJ....thanks for coming over. Don't worry your pretty little head about Mr. Linky. I am going to post links on my sidebar....seen this done lately and I like it much better than Mr. Linky....there are too many problems with that fella!!!!!

Love your comment to me....you make my heart smile!

Blessings, Barb

jeanne said...

Hi BJ, I love your summer look. My mother always did that and she used some sheets too. South Fl. was so hot in the summer. In fact my mother was constantly changing everything in our house. She mixed and matched it all. She was a great decorator just like you. I try, but sometimes I fall short. That's when I go to my blog and yell HELP.

Have a wonderful BJ day. That means good dessert and food. Laughing, but I know it's true.

Love ya...Jeanne

Beverly said...

Dear BJ, you have worked your magic once again. It looks fantastic!!!

The Muse said...

BJ :) you have said so much in this post..the wee little sprinkles of change...can so fill our hearts and renew our spirit...

And better yet, you have encouraged all of us to look for ways to add those tiny bits of bliss!

So nice to be visiting you again!

Linda said...

Love the little changes. It's so pleasant to vary things a bit. Linda

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hello BJ,

Oh your room looks mighty purty! Can I come and take a nap? Looks all cozy and comfy in there. Love the bunny pillow too!

Debbie

Jackie said...

Nice change BJ. Your walls are the same colour as my bedroom walls!

God bless.

Sandi (Meme) said...

I think your bedroom looks great - you even have the same shades and colors that went right in there. Enjoy, as you said the snow will be flying again soon. Have a wonderful week.

Tanya said...

Looks great. You've done an incredible job on a tight budget!