In celebration of the Queen's Birthday it's a long weekend here in Oz, never mind that the Queens ACTUAL Birthday is the 21st of April, who am l to argue about when (and WHY) we celebrate it:-)...l'm really looking forward to it though, as son is driving home from Adelaide (600ks) for a visit, he must have caught me in a weak moment 'cos somehow he got me to agree to cook him a roast tomorrow night....oh and his buddy as well...Eeekkk!! ...hubby said why we don't we just buy Kentucky fried (what's he trying to say:-)....anyway...sounds good to me:-)
A few weeks ago l ordered a new Rachel Ashwell SSC doona cover from ebay and one week later it arrived on my doorstep...I was so excited....It must be fantastic for those of you who live in the States and you can just rock up to any old Target store and buy her lovelies, but none of our Target's stock her lines...wah!!! lt even came in it's own lovely dust bag...l wanted it big and ordered a king but it's totally massive.... more ogre size really:-) ...at least there's plenty to keep us warm.
This is it....covered in lilacs...don't know if you can see l've had to tuck it up at the side so it doesn't fall all the way to the floor.
A couple of changes to the dress form as well, off came the jewellery and l sewed a Frenchy pierrot collar to replace it, cream lace at first, but l dyed it teabag pink....(that's pink with a few teabags thrown in as well:-) l also found another corset which has the patent date of 1937 on the label.
Found this bedhead on ebay and gave it a makeover...redoing the button upholstery myself with a little help from utube.
Pink carpet....l know...don't judge me:-)
Our bedroom is my favourite room in the house....l still love the wall colour...Dulux Clay Pipe (1/2), it's been that colour for about 15 years, which has to be some kind of record around here:-) and faces North so it's also the sunniest room. It has a bay window which makes for great views of the front garden....l've planted all my favourites like roses, hydrangeas and camellias right outside for summer and winter blooms.
Wishing you all the best weekend ever....hope it's fantastic whatever you're doing...and thanks heaps for stopping by.