The first Tuesdays of the month, we are talking about our homes or spaces around our homes, head over to Lara's and join in on the fun. The room you are looking at used to be painted a deep lilac. It had heavy purple corduroy drapes that were wonderful for keeping the heat and light of the sun out, a dark olivey-goldy-purpley hand quilted bedspread, and a multitude of throw pillows in coordinating olive, gold and purples. I have always wanted a white bedroom, but have never thought it practical in real life.
After our last two and a half years battling my cancer and Ty's tumor - practicality can just take a hike. For minimal $ I was able to find a white duvet cover and dust ruffle at IKEA. The white, quilted shams are from TJ Maxx and now I have a bit of zen. I know it's boring and I'm still looking for prints to hang above the bed and the perfect white curtains to soften the window frame. But it is white, it is peaceful, and it's ours. Happy sigh.
And now to the yard for more peace and zen. Again with the chives - I love how they flower.
Our lilacs are in a shady spot of the yard so they flower about two weeks after everyone else's. This one is right next to where we hang the laundry (for about 2 weeks it smells absolutely heavenly).
Another shot of the bed (we have one of these toppers and I wouldn't trade it for anything). Any suggestions for what to put on the wall? There are pictures on two of the walls - what else can you put up there - a mirror, a shelf? I realize the lamps are too small and will eventually change them out for something bigger and most likely something white as well.