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More cozying

13 Nov

I have been haunting the Value Village and vintage clothing stores lately, hoping to find some thick blankets or quilts to make into dog beds.  This week I hit the jackpot…but not for dog beds.

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I picked up this thick, hand-quilted twin size quilt at Value Village for a mere $9.99. It was clean, no stains or smells, and in really good shape. I’ve washed and dried it and it’s a beauty -  all ready to cozy up a bed at the cottage.

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I found this quilt, done in the Dresden Plate design, at a vintage clothing store for $17.99.  This is a lighter weight quilt, I think it’s a double.  Just look at all that hand-stiching!  I don’t think the quilter was an expert because some of the “plate” designs are ever so slightly puffy (you can see that in the photo below) but it’s still quite a find. 

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In the spring and fall, when the cottage is pretty chilly at night, these babies will keep us warm.  In the summer, they’ll provide a comfortable cover to lie on. 

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I’ll take both of the to the cottage when I go in the spring and figure out which beds they will grace.  Cozy, cozy, cozy!

Cozy bedroom

20 Sep

The small bedroom never felt comfortable to me – it always seemed like the place where the stuff that was old or broken was put. 

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I’ve done my best to remedy that, hope you like it.

First I moved the broken shelving out and vacuumed the years of dustballs (or were those mice?) out from under the bed and dresser.

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Next, I put down a cozy rug that I brought with me from home.  Finally, I moved the bed and the dresser around.  I think it’s better…do you?

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I have to admit, there is one problem with this setup – since the door is a bit off level, you have to flip the corner of the carpet aside to open and close it.  That will get fixed up soon enough.  Sleep tight!