Tuesday, January 27, 2015

~ Rustic Linen Ruffled Bedding ~


Ever since reading Shabby Chic founder Rachel Ashwell's Couture Prairie book last year, I have been dreaming of white linen ruffled bedding... 

My Mom, in a true labor of love, custom made us this bedding for my birthday/Christmas gift this year. She did an amazing job!


Part of the fun was getting to personalize the bedding. My mom and I looked through a lot of pictures. I would tell her what elements I liked best. (Am I dreaming?!

We decided on a medium-weight, vintage-washed linen for an understated elegance.


The king-size duvet and shams have a 5-inch ruffle. 
The euro shams have a 6-inch ruffle.


Did you know that the more you wash linen, the softer it becomes?


I especially like the double ruffle bedskirt, with soft tattered raw edges.



All-in-all, it took about 30 yards of linen (!) to make the king-size duvet, shams, euro shams and bedskirt. After searching many places, we ordered the linen fabric from fabrics-store.com in LA.


A huge "Thank you!" to my Mom for this tailor-made heirloom bedding. I will cherish it!

And thank you, in advance, to my three precious sons for remembering that Mom and Dad's room is now a chocolate-free zone! ;)

So glad you stopped by today. I hope to complete some finishing touches to our master bedroom in the coming months. I'll keep you posted...

Hope your week is going well!

xo 

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49 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous. Such a precious gift!

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    1. Thank you Jeanette! I love your style. :) Yes, it is a special gift for sure... Thanks for stopping by today!

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  2. Your Mom did an amazing job sewing your bedding. It is truly beautiful. Fabric-Store.com has the BEST linen anywhere - I just washed 12 yards of linen to start sewing another slipcover for our couch.

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    1. Wow - you are tackling a couch slipcover - it will look amazing in linen! Yes, we were very happy with our experience and the product from Fabrics-store.com.

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    2. I forgot to mention - on Fabrics-Store.com they have a section where you can post pictures of finished projects. Please have your Mom post pictures of the set she lovingly sewed for you - her work is so beautiful it will give inspiration to other sewers looking at the site.

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  3. How gorgeous! Your fabulous mother did a wonderful job! The big ruffles on the pillows and the double ruffle on the skirt - - so dreamy!

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  4. What a beautiful gift from your mother and you will always treasure it.

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  5. Hats off to your Mom for a splendid job. I love your french furniture. Is it American made vintage?

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    1. Oh I love furniture pieces with a story! However, the simple story on our bedroom furniture is that we purchased it 10 years ago at JC Penney! :o)

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous!! Aren't you lucky :) What a beautiful room!
    Jennelise

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    1. Yes! Thank you so much. Glad you stopped by! :)

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  7. Wow, wow, wow! This is absolutely gorgeous. What a talented mom you have.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thank you Jann! My mom is a huge blessing in my life for sure. Thank you for taking the time to comment!

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  8. Wow is right-I love it and it is gorgeous-lucky you to have such a great mom!

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  9. What a wonderful labor of love from your mom. Your bedding is so lovely...and yes, keep those little chocolate faces away! :-)
    Mary Alice

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    1. Thank you Mary Alice and yes, so far, so good! :)

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  10. This is a gorgeous room. It is full of beauty and romance. Awesome mom.

    Janet

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  11. You have SOME MOM!!! :) :) What a treasure!

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  12. I am visiting from Cozy Little House, but I will be back to explore more.

    Your bedding is lovely.

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    1. I'm so happy you're here! You have a wonderful blog. I love all of your cheery colors in your cottage by the beach! :)

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  13. That is absolutely beautiful! Your mom has mad skills and you are so lucky. :)

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  14. Beautiful!
    Just in case you didn't know and if you ever need to buy more linen from them, use the code ILOVELINEN and get a discount ;)

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  15. Absolutely gorgeous! Your mother did an amazing job!

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    1. Thank you Mimi! Hope you are doing well!

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  16. I love everything Rachel Ashwell. I love, love, love the bed spread with all the ruffles and the pitcher of roses. You are definitely using her ideas. I want a bedspread just like this. To buy they are certainly out of price range. The oil prices have almost put my husband out of work. We are praying that he has a job this year so he's got my spending on hold. Beautiful! I found you through Cozy Little House blog.

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    1. Just said a quick prayer for your husband's job. I'm so happy you stopped by and that we share an appreciation for Rachel Ashwell! :)

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  17. Just found you and so glad! What a beautiful job and very serene style, cozy. Thanks for sharing your room!

    Elizabeth

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    1. I'm so glad you stopped by and hope you'll come visit again! Thank you for your kind words!

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  18. Absolutely stunning!!! I too, love some linen bedding My daughter purchased a pretty set last summer.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  19. Hello it is nice to meet you! What an immensely beautiful room!!! Your bedding is just so lovely. Your mom did a wonderful thing for you. Hugs, Beverly

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    1. So kind of you Beverly. Thank you for stopping by and for your gracious words! Have a wonderful day!

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  20. Ohh! This is gorgeous! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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    1. And thank you! So glad you dropped in! :)

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  21. I will feature this today at Home Sweet Home!

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  22. Hi, Love your bedding! As soon as I saw the picture I realized we have the same bed frame! I got mine at a used furniture place, it was as close to a antique french bed I could afford. I am wondering where you got your set? I just purchased Miss Mustard Seeds milk paint to paint mine. Eeek. :)

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    1. OMWord - Are you painting yours grey?! I've been debating painting mine as well!! We actually purchased our set at JC Penney 10 years ago :) for the same reason - - it was the most french-style that was in our price range!! Ours has held up super well - the bed and side tables are like-new after a decade... the armoire doors have always been a little finicky.

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    2. I am doing the new European color Bergere & Ironstone, over a dark brown. I am crossing my fingers for lots of layering and chippy goodness! The rest of my bedroom set did not come with the bed, but looking at your set it is very, very close. The dressers and nightstands I am going to strip down and white wax, hopefully leaving a bit of the original white paint behind.

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    3. That sounds amazing! Can't wait to see how it turns out. Paint is forgiving... so many techniques to achieve the look - I am sure you'll get there (hopefully sooner than later! ;). Our bedroom set is called "antique white" but there is a yellow undertone. I think what you are describing - adding in the dark brown, with the white will be beautiful. You had me at Bergere and Ironstone. :)

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    4. I know exactly what you mean by the yellow under tone. It is to yellow for my taupe/grey curtains and other furnishings, the yellowyness just seems to jump out at me every time I look at the bed frame. I will give you a heads up once it is done. ;)

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  23. Your bedding is absolutely lovely! So happy that your Mother was able to sew it all for you! I am sure you will cherish the linen bedding and your precious Mother forever!

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