Monday, September 12, 2011

Change the Bedding, Change Your Mood

Summer 2011

     About a week ago, I packed away my "summer" bedding and decided it was time to add some fall back to the bedroom. I pulled out the chocolate brown bedding set that I bought last year at Macys. Last year, I loved it. This year, every morning when I made my bed last week, it just felt wrong to me. It pulled me down.

Fall/Winter 2010-2011

     On Saturday, my husband came in the room while I was making the bed. I told him that the bedspread was depressing to me this year. Expecting him to roll his eyes and look at me like I was crazy, I was very surprised when he said, "me too". My husband had an opinion about a bedspread, this doesn't happen. Maybe the fact that we've had some months of "darkness" around our house, or maybe the beautiful quilts we got from his mother that don't fit any beds in our house are part of the feeling. Whatever it was, I told him that I really felt more in the mood for a light colored, cozy quilt on our bed. Less than an hour later, we happened to stop at Cracker Barrel for their front porch sale (I didn't buy anything). I went in to look at the Halloween decorations and saw a display of beautiful quilts. I didn't even know that Cracker Barrel sold quilts! Needless to say, my bed now has a different look that makes us both feel good when we walk in the room.

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15 comments:

Barbara F. said...

Sue, this is a beautiful quilt, I love the shop in Cracker Barrel, I never really eat there, but I love to shop there. Just by comparing the photos, the room is so much lighter. xo,

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Your new bedding is beautiful and fills your room with light. Gorgeous! Ahem, your old bedding, however, is perfect for my master bedroom. Macy's you say?

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Morning Sue,
Love your new quilt, it looks lovely. Cracker Barrel has some really wonderful quilts here,
and usually their prices are quite reasonable.
Interesting that your hubby agreed with you, cause the other one is pretty too, but it probably does have something to do with all you have been thru lately, so good for you!!

It is too hot yet to change my bedding my my cause I will go from sort of a light quilt like topper to a heavier comforter. I love the coziness of it tho, once it gets cold enough, and the lovely change it brings to the room!

Blessings hon,
Nellie
Your new background is so cute!!

Blondie's Journal said...

I really love the quilt, Sue. It's perfect for fall and maybe a darker throw will bring you into winter. I change my comforter, quilts and duvets often. Lately I have been aggravated by my duvet covers. As pretty as they are, they bunch up and it is a pain to make the bed. I love white but the dogs get up there! I hope I find something soon!

XO,
Jane

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

That's a beautiful quilt Sue! Funny, I intended to change out my bedding today too, but the water dept had different plans! I'll have to wait until tomorrow to do some wash:@)

JRFrugalMom said...

Such a simple transformation with great effect.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very Pretty!! I noticed they had some quilts the last time I was there, but did not really look at them - probably should have.

Linda said...

I like the new look a lot! I see what you mean about the dark color...but maybe you could brighten it up with a folded quilt at the foot and some lighter pillows too...I generally keep the same coverlet on my bed year round because I love it so much...I just change the other things on the bed. Have a great day!!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I like all of your bedding. It is amazing the difference your bedding makes in your bedroom, isn't it!?!?!? I love all three.

Anonymous said...

Sue,
This is beautiful!
I', so glad that you listen to your inner voice and made the change. I pray that each time you enter your bedroom.... you smile- you deserve some happiness!
Dee Dee

Starr @ The Kiefer Cottage said...

I love changing out my bedding. My husband only has an opinion on his comfort--looks don't matter--so I'm left to my own devices on bedding...as long as I don't spend money.

anyway, love the quilt! and I adore quilts in general because they're easier to deal with than duvets.

Gypsy Heart said...

Looks beautiful! You know, since my last move I have had such a difficult time with my bedroom. I did buy a comforter and curtains in the spring but do not care for them. I want to go back to my "normal" in that room. :-) Getting rid of my king size furniture just seemed to put me in a place of unrest about the bedding, etc. Perhaps I'm finally getting my groove back!

xo
Pat

Lyneen said...

Beautiful bed... love the new quilt!

bj said...

I love it...it looks beautiful in your room.
The darker color would bother me, too. I am so into WHITES, that's all I want to think about.:)

Angie said...

You're so right about changing the bedding with the seasons, Sue! I just changed mine, too. Of course, I did go with the chocolate brown and light purple combination, but I'm loving it :) Lovely quilt!