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
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.



  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

  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

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

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

  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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