Saturday, May 24, 2008

Vintage Chenille Bedspreads

Vintage Chenille Bedspreads...takes me back to time spent at my grandparent's farmhouse. Waking up in the morning in the back bedroom (no heat), sandwiched between my two sisters, in an old double-sized iron bed with so many quilts on top of us that we could barely move. I can still remember how icy the sheets were when I slipped into bed at night and how my feet barely touched the frozen floor as I ran for the living room in the morning. My grandmother had chenille bedspreads on her beds and very utilitarian quilts. Function before form - on the farm you made do with what you had. Many items they used were made from feed sacks and flour sacks (including the quilts). My first post is a tribute to my grandmother, Ilene. Hope you enjoy these vintage beauties....

Circles and Dots - Mid-Century Flair!


Plush Chenille & Pink Roses - Sweet Cottage Style


Fluffy Pink Daisies - Like Icing on a Cake!

Fluffy Salmon Botanical - Arts & Crafts Style



Plush Plush Plush - Just Plain Eye Candy!

10 comments:

GemStateMom said...

Hey Cindy - welcome to the wonderful world of blogging!

It's looking gorgeous!

And...I grab the honor of first-ever commenter. Whooo-hooo!

Christa said...

Hi Catnap!

I love the chenille bedspreads....they are beautiful! Congrats on your first blog....I'm sure you will do wonderfully.

Christa
Chloe Rose
http://chloerosedesigns.blogspot.com

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Hi Catnap!!

Congrats on getting your blog up and running--it looks beautiful! I loved reading about your Grandma's house...it sounds very similar to mine. I remember sleeping in the old iron bed with my 3 younger brother's, just as you described, with all the quilts heaped on us. AND running on the cold floor into the parlor in the morning to toss our clothes onto the gas heater for a split second before we put them on, just to take the chill out! Thanks for a little walk back in time this morning.
Smiles, Karen

Danielle said...

Hi Cindy, I'm a member of CSST & saw your posts on the forum over on etsy... so I thought I'd come say hi!! The bedspreads are gorgeous!!

Congrats of starting a blog, can't wait to see what's next:-)

Danielle:-)
http://whimsyfun.etsy.com
http://mommyscrafting.blogspot.com

Catnip Studio said...

Hi, Catnap! Your beautiful first post took me back to my own childhood, very similar to yours. My sister and I were in the back bedroom, yellow with a yellow chenille bedspread, painted dresser, old sepia photos...happy, happy times! Kathy

GemStateMom said...

the new tweaks look excellent - the bedspread pics are lovely.

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Hi Cindy! So happy to see that you have your blog up and running! Congratulations! Loved reading your post about your grandma's home. And I always love seeing your beautiful chenille bedspreads!

mimi said...

Hello Cindy
Welcome to blog land :) I must say your's is just lovely. I love the chenille bedspreads. I look forward to reading more posts :)
Mimi~

mimi said...

Hi Cindy,
It's me again. Since you just started your blog you probably have never been tagged before. (see my blog for all the details) I was tagged for the first time this morning. After completing my post I am to tag 7 others---so I picked you :) Hope you have fun doing this--I did. Looking forward to your response.
Mimi~

Kristin Leigh said...

Hi Cindy,
love the blog and your shops too!

The bedspreads are beautiful. Especially that peacock bedspread.

Good luck with the new blog!
Kristin xo