Tuesday, October 19, 2010


I don't know about you, but I just love this song - isn't it great for Halloween? The name is "This is Halloween" from the soundtrack of Nightmare before Christmas. Booooooo to you!

So we bought a new bed a while ago and we hung swinglamps on each side of the bed. But I couldn't decide what fabric to use for the shades - so they hung there without anything covering them until Roger finally said, "can we cover these with something, they are kind of bright!" Well you know I HAD to do something! I looked and looked in my "stash" of fabrics and couldn't come up with any floral that would go with our new quilt. Then it hit me - GO WHITE! So here is one of the shades - Made from a white linen-like fabric,are ruffled and attached at the top but hang loose at the bottom for that draped look. Plain and simple and they look great in our room - now I have to finish decorating the rest of the room!

I plan on putting two more blue & white plates beside the one in the center above the bed. We painted the room a very light blue, and I fell in love with this quilt from PINE CONE HILL. I used an old white chenelle bedspread that I cut to make curtains to drape at the window; and bought two panels of white, very light curtains with pom-poms. These and the chenelle really does look good together too! Now I must finish the rest of the room. I would like to add some color for an accent, and was thinking about a red or raspberry. What do you think? I would love some suggestions!

Roger and I are in the process of painting my shop right now and my hands have white paint spattered on them that I cannot get off very easily! YUK! We are trying to complete the job before the really cold weather sets in. Hopefully we will have a few days above 70 degrees. I will show y'all a picture when it is completed - but don't hold your breath, it may only be done next spring!

Wishing you all a HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Don't eat too much candy or scare too many children!



Kathleen Grace said...

Hi Marilyn, Your bedroom looks beautiful, love the colors and I think red or raspberry would make a great accent. I have such a hard time just choosing one color over another sometimes! I had to smile that it took your husband requesting shades for you to make them, if you are like me, you tend to do your sewing and creating for others and put yourself last on the list! They look gorgeous, as do all your pretty shades!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Your shade covers are perfect! I love the blue & white you've used... looks beautiful. I Love plates on the wall - great look!

Hugs, Sherry

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

My goodness, where have you been. I haven't seen you in ages.
It was nice to see your little name down there! I think of you each time I turn on one of my lovely lamps!
Everything looks beautiful and I really DO like the music. I never saw the movie...but, yeah, that could be Halloween music. For sure!@ :)

bj said...

ahhh, love your pretty new shades. You are so good at this.

Regarding the Tea Party button..just come back over and take it. I got it off the net.:)
Have a great weekend..

Adrienne said...

Love your room - and the shades are just right! I have swingarm lamps on each side of our bed and I'm not liking the shades very well. What a great idea you had to recover yours - but then I would expect that you wouldn't have plain, ol' ordinary shades anyway!

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

I NEVER get tired of this song!!!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Marilyn,
I love your lamp shades!!!.
The ruffle is just the perfect touch.
Since you ask; I think Red would be a lovely accent to your blue and white quilt..(I love red).
I can't wait to see your work shop..
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth