This morning I decided to switch quilts above our bed. With some of the quilts I have made, I have added a “muslin envelope” to the back with hand-stitching so the quilts can easily be hung on a drapery rod on the wall.
Over the past year, we have purchased the JC Penney Chris Maddon bedroom furniture collection online. We have the black bed, tall dresser and two night stands. I am very pleased with the quality of these pieces.
I like the elegant curve of the headboard. The embellishing of the wood.
The clear lamps with white shades on the night stands also came from JC Penney.
I did not sew the two quilts on the bed. My dogs sleep up here, and occasionally a cat, so I want durable linens that are machine-stitched that will hold up well being washed over time.
I did quilt the two cat wall hangings that are on either side of the quilt just above the bed. Many years ago, when I was first beginning to quilt. They aren’t the best of my quilts, but I love them because I was still on the “learning curve.”
I also made this bow tie quilt. Obviously I am quite enamored of bright colors!
The nightstands are just the right size for this room. I spend a lot of time reading in bed every night after my shower.
My husband’s medical books are also stored here in the bedroom bookshelves. The ones he doesn’t use at his office. In medical school you go through lots of books!
Unfortunately this room does not have a window. You see, this is a garden home. And my garden room was once, I understand, a patio. It is now enclosed and this meant the bedroom became windowless. But I make do with lots of lamps. And I had the walls painted this bright cheery yellow about a year ago, to remind me of sunshine.
At night I retire here fairly early in the evening, often with clothes in the washer and dryer. I lie down and read a book or catch up on magazines. It is a ritual I cherish, for it is a time of relaxation and the transition to sleep.
One’s bedroom should be a tranquil place. Yes, mine is full of color. But it is a comfortable place for me. There is no “throwing of clothing on the floor.” I am one of those compulsive people about such things. This room is always tidy and ready for the next night’s slumber.