Now that I'm over my holiday ranting.....
Let's get back to Connie and Chris's third floor guest room.
Connie had found a local craftsman that made the beds for her.
I love them, they look like antiques.
I decided to go for a somewhat "Ralph Lauren" look, 
and mixed stripes with a floral print.

Just to remind you what the overall room looked like from
A couple of posts ago.....
I thought it would be more fun (funner!!!!) for a contrast ruffle, to run the stripes vertically, rather than the way I usually do,  which is to have them run parallel to the pillow.
For this room, I used two different stripes with similar colors.
The bedskirts and chairs were in one, and the pillow shams and ruffles were in the other.
I found a matching red fabric that I used as the contrast welt on the duvets as well as the button closures.
On the walls, I hung a bunch of cows.
It just seemed like the right thing to do.......
I tucked them all over the room.
They were little antique prints that Connie and I found at an antique show.
I had them framed in a simple carved wood design.
Between the beds I placed an old oil lamp that I had wired and converted into a more modern source of light.
Connie and I loved the old cruddy paint on the bottom half.
The top part of the lamp was coated inside the glass with old lamp oil that had turned a golden color.
The company that I use to wire my lamps wanted to know it I would like it cleaned out.
No, No, No!!!!
The old oil is what makes it so great!!!!!
It goes well with the crummy old table we found for between the beds!!!!!
Ya gotta love Americana!!!!!
I have to end the post here.
I am in the process of sewing 32 pearl and gold buttons on my buddy Kris's new duvet covers that have been custom made for her by 
I will be sharing with the class later this week.
go outside and play in the ice and snow just like I've been doing.
On that note,
Latah, Gatah


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