It was my turn to change the bed in the shop. With so many different quilts to showcase, we change it frequently. And of course, when we change the bedding we usually change the art and accessories around the bed, too.
So this time, I was anxious to go with a classic grey and white theme. My objective, starting out, was a cool yet calming effect for our little 'bedroom'. Keep it simple, I thought.
Well, as it turns out, I don't DO simple.
The heavily-stitched quilt called out for the handcrafted birdhouse. And of course, that meant birds. Grey and white towels - a must; now a bar of decadent black mud facial soap; a textured throw rolled up, pillow-style, in a black ribbon; the grey-tone breakfast tray, two mugs and tea...
By now I was transported to another time and place...to a bed and breakfast near the village of Mousehole, along the coast of Cornwall, in England...
It was taking longer than it should for some reason, but the bed area was nearly done.
I hung up a smocked cotton nightgown, topped the shams with a Battenburg lace cushion...and was suddenly reminded of a very small room on the top floor of a centuries-old home in the heart of Amsterdam. The house was at least four stories high, with a stairway that was as steep as a ladder and just a smidge wider than our packs.
Sigh... getting back to Boffo's...
The bed area was finally finished.
Did it turn out to be cool and calming?
I think so.
What I do know is that I had a great time putting it together!