Sunday, February 13, 2011

Just Playing Around

Happy Sunday Afternoon Everyone!!

It is a Gorgeous day here in Southern IL. and I'm loving every minute of it.

The sun is shinning and the temps are in the 50’s.

I want to start this post with 1st thanking Lauren from Rugs and Pugs, for my wonderful hearts.

I won these three darling hearts awhile back at her blog.

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

I apologize for the delay in showing them off Lauren.

I love them, excellent job sweetheart!!

Thank you so very much!!!

Of course, everything you make is always Gorgeous.

I always Love your creations!!


I've been playing around with my bedroom decor the last few days.

I’ll be sure to show it off when I get it all finished.

But one thing I will share is, I want new bedding.

I've wanted it forever, I just need to spend the darn money and order what I want.

But I'm sure some of you know how it is, I nickel and dime it away, instead of just making that one purchase I truly want.

Oh well, income tax return money should be here anytime.  :)

“Oh, sweetheart…. love of mine…. best Hubby in the world…. you know what would really make me happy… come look at this bedding.”    Hehee!

Yes, I've been planning out my attack for weeks!! LOL!!


Since I don't have the bedding I truly want.

I went around my home trying to find something I could use instead.

And I found this one old quilt, which was backed with the most wonderful blue homespun fabric.

Hummm… Maybe that will work…

And I put that down.

Okay what else….

I went and got the coverlet from the top of my cabinet in the living room.

Now, the coverlet does have a good size hole in it, so I couldn't use it on the main portion of the bed.

So I folded it at the foot.

But still it needed something different for the pillow area.

I attempted to make a long bolster pillow. 

It needed to be slightly longer, I wanted it to hang down over the sides of the bed.

So more tweaking will need to be done to that, to give it the true look I want.

But for right this second, it will do.

I tossed a couple of old quilt pillows in the center, because it still needed something else.

And there it is….

A different look for my bed, Until I can get the actual bedding I have picked out.

Okay, now that I told you what all I did, here are some Before and After photos.

This is what my bed looked like


A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

And here is the


A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

A Primitive Place ~Tammy

What do you think??

Yes or No.

What else does it need??

I think the bolster pillow, needs to be longer, of course.  It also needs to be aged some.

Give it that good grubby, old, appearance.

I had to leave the original quilt down, because the antique homespun quilt, isn't long enough on the sides.

Does that look bad??

To be honest…. I’m not Loving the new look.

But I was not loving the old one either.

I've just grown tired of the other quilt and I am wanting more of a primitive, colonial, look in here.

Now give me your honest opinion….

Leave it this way, until I get my new bedding.


No, put it back the way it was.

Which one do you think. ???


Also incase you missed in my previous post….

I also wanted to share with you something I am going to be doing.

I was visiting Amy's blog the other day and read her post about Random Acts Of Kindness (RAK’s).

What she is doing is having her blogging friends email her their address, so that she may send them a little something from time to time.

Whether it is a card, or a little gift or just something to lift their spirits and let them know someone is thinking of them.

I contacted Amy and asked if  it was okay for me to join in on her idea.

She so graciously said yes.

So, that is what I am going to do.


I would like to ask any of my blogging friends, who would like to join in, please email me your name and address.

Be sure to include your blog URL with your information.

I will randomly chose a name from this list and send out “you are special to me” surprises.

Now, I know, I will never get through all the names.

I know, I will never be able to send everyone something, even though I would love to.

But this just gives me a way to send out surprises when I think you need a little pick me up or you just happen to be on my mind.

Please know, I will Never share your information with anyone!!

Never Ever, this I promise!!!

Simply click on the link located on my sidebar that says, “Email Me”.

If anyone else chooses to join in on this or is currently participating in RAK’s, you are welcome to use the blog button located above.


Heading off to go take Lucy for a walk and then, hopefully, get myself motivated to finish some of my 1/2 done projects.

Until Next Time….

Take Care,



LibbiesHome said...

Hi Tammy, I really like the new look! I can totally relate to that it's not really what I want feeling, but I think you are getting closer. I would stick with the new look until you get what you have been wanting. I'm sure it'll be worth the wait! :)

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

I really like your new look...
I would keep this look until you are ready to purchase what you really want....

prims by olde lady morgan said...

Tam, I admit, I like the new look better then the old.... I am thinking you might not "love" it because you already have something better in the works!
Those little hearts from Lauren, WONDERFUL! You are a lucky one with the giveaways!!! OLM

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

I think the new look is great! Just add a few more pillows and it should do ya through Spring and Summer.

Bear Hugs~Karen

Rugs and Pugs said...

Tam ~
I like the "new" look much better.
At the rate you are selling your burlap bears, concentrate on making more of those and you will have the $ for the bedding you really want in no time at all.
Hugs :)

My Primitive Creations by Tonya said...

Hi Tami.. I like the new look.. I think it is much more Prim looking then the old look..
me being the one who loves things to matchup I was thinking you have taht awesome darker blue at the bottom of the bed ..maybe make the Cover on the big Pillow the darker color of Blue and then add more Throw pillows both white, light Blue and the darker Blue.
That ought to tide you over till you tuck away enough loot to purchase the spread you want. ..

Have fun with all the idea's!!

Have a Great Valentine's day!


Becki said...

I love your changes ( I love blue too !) Nothing like cleaning and rearranging and mixing it up to make things fresh again...

Penny said...

I like the new look! Although I must admit that I thought the old look was very nice, too -- very americana and patriotic, and went well with the Lincoln/Washington pics. This new look is definitely more colonial, so it goes well with your presidents pics too! Love the color blue of the coverlet, and it's always fun to make changes. It is a good look and I think it's a perfect change until you are able to get what you really have in mind.
Happy Valentines Day!!

Mabel and Edgars Early Goods said...

i say Yes...I like the new bedding.Michelle

Heather said...

I love the new look very much and I LOVE that new bedding, I wish I had bedding like that, I love those new colours!!! Very very very nice, keep it for sure.

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Hi Tammy, I love the new look on your bed now..way looks so prim and fits your room and looks more warm and inviting too...I love it..looks like you could crawl up and just snuggle in..;)just my opinion..;)

Michelle said...

Happy Valentines Day!

Never So Simple said...

I love the new look. The blue really pops out and I love it. Can't wait to see what you buy.


Dorothy said...

Hi Tammy, I like the new look. Heirloom Weavers coverlets, pillows, blankets would look great on that colonial bed. I have all their items and the pillows can be changed to match any bedspread. The ticking blankets are wonderful. Hubby loves them too. Check out their website.

Lorna/Live Oak Primitive Peddler said...

Hi Tammy, I like the new look. And I love that bed!!
I also had asked Amy about using the RAK idea but have not posted yet. Now I can use your button, thanks!!
Happy Valentine's!!

Ann said...

Hi Tam, I LOVE the new look on your bed. If you really don't like it, box it all up and send it to me - I'll count it as a RAK! LOL. The redo just looks so relaxing and calming. I am so glad that blue is coming back - I never wanted it to leave. ~Ann

Anonymous said...

Hi Tam,
I love the new look of your bed! It is a nice change

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

I like the new look~
but if you are asking take the small pillows off~ and look at it~ I think it would look better without them~ oh, something that would look adorable there is one of your bears with a blue outfit!
I hope you get the bedding that you really want~ but I think this is very pretty!
I love your bed the headboard is beautiful!