Monday, April 21, 2014

Decorating With Quilts

I store and display my quilt collection on
the top of the wall unit in our bedroom.
The cats, a bear, and a goose were made 
from the salvaged pieces of antique quilts. 
I have several antique quilts that I found 
at flea markets when we lived in Illinois
 and flea-ing was a monthly passion.
My antique quilts are stacked in a vintage
 wicker laundry basket that's been turned
 on it's side. 
Stacks of newer handmade quilts are piled 
on at each end. Matching shams are stored 
on a shelf in the cabinet.
They get used and rotated in for the seasons.
I use this one for Spring. The newer ones 
have matching pillow shams, which is nice.
The round end table is a hidden double file 
cabinet topped with a circular top. I often use 
a quilt for the table skirt and just tuck in the 
excess at the bottom. 
A round glass top protects the quilt.
I have a few of these quilts so I can use 
one here and one at the foot of the bed.
 I used a smaller one to cover the cushions
 on the wicker couch in the sitting area.
You've seen these red and white quilts
that I love to use for Christmas.
This is my oldest one and a favorite.
It's draped on the back of the living room sofa
at Christmas to bring in seasonal colors.
This red check quilt set goes on the bed. 

See the Christmas bedroom here.
I got it at JCP several years ago.
These two are stored next to the wall unit
on a Longaberger quilt stand.
I keep it on the bed through Valentine's
Day and just remove the Christmas
decorations.
The quilt has a reverse side, as do the pillow
 shams for a neutral look for winter or fall.
Another antique quilt that adds color to the sofa back.
This color coordinates with whatever else
I add for fall decor as well as spring.
A few quilts are stored on a ladder
in the yellow guest room.
 A blue and white quilt is draped over the bed 
in the blue guest room
 In the family room a navy and white checked
 quilt covers the round end table. 
A thick round glass on top.
There's a dog bed under the skirt because
 is a favorite spot for Lucy.

Cheers!

6 comments:

  1. Those are beautiful, I have a collection of quilts too and just got a ladder to display, I can't wait to get it painted and ready to go. Thanks for sharing that beautiful quilt collection! Di@Cottage-Wishes

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  2. I love your quilts. One can never, ever have too many. Is that Lucy in the first picture? She looks so much like my Bentley!
    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  3. Lucy is so cute! Love your quilt collection. xo

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  4. It is fun to see someone who actually uses her quilts~

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  5. Lucy is so cute and tiny! My Mom had a little Yorkie called "Lit'Bit". I love your quilts and how you use them to decorate. That wooden headboard is gorgeous! Have we seen your "yellow" guest bedroom. You use all the colors I love. You have such a wonderful touch for putting all your collections together.

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