Sunday, April 29, 2012

Coverlet Crazy!

For those of you stopping by for the first time....I have been on a retro, vintage, mid century, mad man KICK!

Soooo, I am channeling my recent obsession into the master bedroom. This is it in some past and present forms.....

Retro Dixie Dresser

Retro Dixie Chest

Thomasville Mid Century Side Tables

Lane Acclaim Cedar Chest

I also have thrown in some vintage and Hollywood regency accessories.....

So after all that, there is still a list of furniture, accessories, and soft furnishings I of them being a bed cover.

Well I might be crazy, and it might not be from the fifties exactly, but I found one I like.

Retro Coverlet

I almost didn't buy it because I thought it was a little pricey. It was $20 at Salvation Army. I was in a funk that day and was second guessing myself but I bought it anyway because it really caught my eye and was in great shape.

I didn't put it on the bed and left it folded up for a week before it was taken to the cleaners...I was torturing myself because I had buyer's remorse because I thought I paid way too much!

After more heart palpatations from the drycleaning bill, I got over myself and put it on the bed....AND LOVED IT!

Now $35 total dollars later, my buyer's remorse is vanished and I feel it is worth every cent. The fringe is worth it! The designs are worth it! I think it is so funky!

Speaking of funky, I sifted through many a pile of not so pristine bed covers at yard sales, estate sales, goodwill, salvation army, and nursing home tag sales. Patience paid off in my opinion and the thrill of the hunt ended in victory!

Now I need to do a little more searching and find out when it was made/sold.  The tag says "Penneys" with no apostrophe. Not JCPenney's. Hmmm, interesting....I will start by researching the logo.

Then I guess I will have to find some pillows and window dressing to compliment. That will be fun, huh?

I was thinking one accent pillow. We'll see about that. I can't decide.

I will also have to recover the chair for a third time...I probably have something in my fabric cabinet.

But for now, I will just enjoy it!

southern hospitality


  1. I love that bedspread! You definitely did NOT overpay! So pretty. I actually love just about everything in that room, especially the brass side table with the circles. Fabulous!

  2. I think you got a great deal on that bedspread! I think that room captures the true essence of mid-century mod...
    very nicely done.

  3. Love the lane chest! Wish I could steal it from you. ;)