waiting in the wings


Yesterday I finally had a chance to give my latest thrift store vintage sheets a good soaking, laundering and ironing so I thought I'd share a sneak peek.  Normally when I buy old textiles I don't have anything in mind...I just buy what I like knowing I'm sure to find the perfect project down the road.

This time I started gathering sheets and pillow cases and realized that I was collecting with a purpose. 

Before I knew it, I had put together a new look for our master bedroom.

Now that I see it all laid out next to my $4.00 oil painting, I am more sure than ever.  I love it...the red and yellow color scheme is such an obvious choice .  The muted colors all faded and comfy looking just speak to my cottage soul.

Now if I can just find an old chenille bedspread to top it all off.   Or even a vintage looking spread...maybe some butter cream walls...I feel a painting job coming on.  Oh, how I wish I didn't hate painting walls.   If the mister didn't already have such a long to do list I might try to talk him into it but that would make this bedroom redo happen sometime in 2013.

The last thing I was looking for was a new project but when vintage linens call, what's a girl to do? 

Actually this girl has a few irons in the fire I have to finish up first but who doesn't love a fun project in planning stages?

What plans do you waiting in the wings?

xo, Patty


  1. Good Morning Patty,
    What great finds!
    I think I have some pillow cases that are similar to the red plaid that you have in the far right of the picture. Love reds, yellows, and plaids !

    Your bedroom is going to be darling!!

    You know I'd help you paint, if I lived closer.

    Can't wait to see how it turns out.

    I'm going to try to get a coat of paint on the picnic table today :)

  2. Can't wait to see what is on the table. Bonnie

  3. Love the colors!! And mixed with a chenille spread??? Yummy! Though I kinda feel bad for your hubby :)
    Have a great weekend! xoxo Debbie

  4. Oh I do love vintage sheets...can't wait to see how this all pulls together..Love them all with the print!
    I have a butter yellow chenille spread that would be great with this!...

  5. Patty,those linens look brand-new to me. I love the colors, too. I think your room will happen sooner than 2013! ;-) xo

  6. This is going to be wonderful and surely worth a little wall painting angst! ~ Maureen

  7. Great linen finds! Lucky you to have them. Have fun with all of your projects!

  8. You have put everything together with such a great eye for design and color. Can you come to New York? My goal is to set up a craft area, but it's still in the thinking stage.

  9. Hi Patty....I truly believe in the old adage...'a girl'd gotta do ..what a girl's gotta do' stick with it kid!! Joan

  10. I love these colours!!! Lucky you!

  11. Oh I can't wait to see what you do to the master bedroom! The textiles & painting are so lovely! Right now I am painting my dining room & office (open floor plan). :)

  12. I have some painting projects waiting in the wings. I'd better make a list! Have a lovely weekend, Patty.

  13. Oh that's going to be really pretty!! Have a great weekend!!

  14. It is nice to have a few irons in the fire, I think!!! Enjoy!

  15. Since I was a child, I've love the combination of reds with yellows. So cheerful and full of spirit.

  16. I do love the yellows and reds. Sassy but classic. You will have an awesome room.:)

  17. Great finds... I love when that happens, and then it all just falls in place.

  18. Patty- It looks like it is going to be a great project when you have it all pulled together. I love it. I think it will be bright and cheerful....and fun. I see a painting job not too far in the future for you. xo Diana

  19. I've got too many plans in the wings to count! Maybe one day I will get around to finishing them! Can't wait to see how it all comes together!

  20. Hi PATTY,
    Yesterday I was using the cupcake wrappers you sent me. Such a nice package you sent me.
    I see lots of sheets at the thrift store I never think to buy them, guess I better think again, yours look so nice.
    How do you make your pictures the size they are? Mine are smaller.
    Nancy Jo

  21. I love vintage textiles too. I also love the red/yellow combination! So nice. Have fun!!!

  22. I love those colors together and creamy walls would be so pretty. :0)
    I am finishing a couple of projects that I hope to post this week. :0)
    I hope you are having a nice week. Hugs. Trish


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