I don't know how it is where you live
but it is COLD here!
So I wanted to share some of my
Winter Essentials for the Master Bedroom.
The first thing I did
was to sew up some new pillows.
You can NEVER have enough pillows
on the bed right?
I wanted to brighten the room a little
and layer the fabrics...
Just like you would layer up
your clothing in the winter.
I found a really nice fabric at Nell Hills
and I kept the swatch in my purse forever!
Of course, I never got back over there
to buy the fabric but I found something similar
at JoAnne's on sale.
I might even like it better...
I had the tassel fringe already.
Goodness knows why I had it but I did.
I made envelope pillows the same way
that I did in this post.
I would do a tutorial but I don't sew that well
and there are a lot of tutorials
and videos out there already.
I love the way it coordinates
but adds some warmth to the other fabrics.
That reminds me...
I was flipping through the new Ballard catalog
the other day (that's where I ordered the toile comforter duvet and shams) and I saw this...
Do you see what I see?
They added a Buffalo Check duvet cover
and shams just like the shams that I made!
Are they reading my blog? LOL
Well, I guess all I can say is "Good Choice Ballard"!
It does look nice together doesn't it?
And it's not like toile and buffalo checks
is a brand new idea...
OK, I got off topic.
Back to the Winter Essentials.
A throw is essential for me in the winter.
We have them in every room of the house.
If I am sitting up reading in bed my shoulders get cold.
On my bedside table I have a tray
that holds more Winter Essentials.
Hand cream is definitely essential
in the cold dry winters here in the Midwest.
I have Kitchen hand cream,
bathroom hand cream,
work hand cream and
stop light hand cream.
You know what stop light hand cream is right?
The hand cream you apply at the stop light!
That is assuming you are not texting!
The tray also has my fluffy
aloe gloves that I put on after the hand cream.
They don't stay on all night but it does help.
My reading glasses are there
and a spot for my jewelery too.
And one can't forget fluffy soft slippers!
This is how I would like to spend the whole Winter...
Right here, curled up with a cup of tea
and a good book, or two or three...
What are your Winter Essentials?
Until Next Time,
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