Monday, December 21, 2015


This last Saturday I got inspired to cut up a couple
 old Christmas tablecloths and make a bed cover for our 
extra bed which is an antique full size.  (I later saw the red and green ck tablecloth came from Kohl's)

The red and green square table cloth was wide so I turned it across the bed and it was long enough on the sides - I just had to cut up and add another section to the top so I used another tablecloth with the snowman and Santa.  Of course this would not have worked if the fabric didn't go both ways! 

If my Granddaughter was here she would love to sleep in this bed! Doesn't this afghan bring a smile?  I found it at an antique mall in Denver where the gal hadn't even priced it yet.  It was laying on a chair as she was putting new items in her booth.  I picked it up immediately and thought it was great fun!

I cut up a third tablecloth and combined two fabrics to make a couple of Pillow Shams and make one extra toss pillow!   And underneath?  I recently found a nice 100% wood green and red plaid blanket for 1/2 off in a booth at an antique mall in Denver.

  Many of the booths at antique malls now have
 their Christmasy things 1/2 off.

Some of you might wonder if you can wash old
 wool throws and blankets, etc. The answer is yes, 
 I wash them with cold water and yes,
 throw them in the dryer too!

You might as well pour yourself some hot cocoa!  And enjoy a wonderful Christmas book too!

The picture on the wall above is called "Under the Mistletoe"!
It's formerly heavy bright gold frame is now vintage
 white thanks to my husband who has an open mind!

Today is also my weekly Bernideen's Tea Time, Cottage and Garden Blog Party.  If you are a blogger, I hope you will join me by linking a post from your blog below and please include a link on your blog to this party!

I am also joining these parties:
Mosaic Monday
The Art of Homemaking Mondays
No Place Like Home
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Tea Cup Tuesday
Let's Talk Vintage
Vintage Charm
Simple & Sweet Fridays


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Bernideen,
Your room is so inviting and I adore the Mistletoe print on the wall! How sweet! Your linens are really pretty and I'm sure anyone would love to cuddle up under the covers.
As you know, I love your Snowman tea set! Thank you for hosting and Merry Christmas to you and your family!


Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

You have created a lovely Christmas bedroom with your afghan being the star of the room. Have a blessed Christmas....hugs...

quakerhillfarm said...

That is so sweet and festive! Your guests are in for a real treat! I love the china you have displayed. Great idea to use old tablecloths. Have a wonderful love filled Christmas! Lynn

Teresa S said...

Hi Bernideen! Oh wow! It would be so lovely to wake up in that kind of Christmas bed and have a tea. You really are the master of Christmas decorations. I love your tea set!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Dee Nash said...

I'm amazed at how creative people are. Your afghan purchase was a good one. I love vintage linens and transferware. Thank you for sharing.~~Dee

organicgardendreams said...

Dear Bernideen, I always admire people who can and do sow! What a great idea to make new bed linens out of old table Christmas clothes!
By the way, I love the oval silver tray and the glass compote!
Wishing you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas!

Margie said...

Your Christmas bed is so cozy! Love the afghan and the snowman tea set. Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful Christmas!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

You continue to show clever ways to use fabric Bernideen - who would have thought these were old tablecloths? I wouldn't mind crawling into this inviting bed myself if a tray were to appear laden with tea and goodies.

chateau chic said...

Your bed covering for Christmas is so pretty. What a great idea!
Mary Alice

eileeninmd said...

Hello, what a lovely bedroom. Clever idea to use the Christmas tablecloths. I love the cute pillows and the the pretty Mistletoe print.

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Bernideen, Everything looks so festive! I really like your hand crocheted afghan, so pretty! Thanks so much for hosting and have a blessed and Happy Christmas!

Storybook Woods said...

Can I come live with you? I love everything about it!! Clarice

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

Your room looks lovely!


Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
I love your Christmas bedding ~ you are so talented. Your antique bed is just lovely too. The Winter coffee pot and matching teacup are exquisite and perfect for the setting. Thank you for hosting BTTCG. Have a Wonderful Christmas My Dear Friend! Blessings! Karen

Vee said...

What a beautiful Christmas bed! Very good ideas to use table linens.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh Bernideen, you are so creative! The bedroom looks so inviting and I love all the different patterns mixed together. I'd want to stay there, too! The afghan is the perfect touch! Thanks so much for hosting and Merry Christmas blessings to you!

Snap said...

Wow, Bernideen. You've put all that fabric and the tablecloths to wonderful, and different use. Very clever. I'd love to sleep in that room. Love the afghan you found. Merry Christmas!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I would want to spend all of my time in this Christmas bedroom! What beautiful linens and pretty pillows. I love your idea of cutting a tablecloth for the pillows. I wanted to do that this year but couldn't bring myself to cut! lol Merry Christmas sweet friend. Hugs, Diane

Donna said...

What a great way to use old Christmas table clever!

Nora @ Teacup Tales said...

Bernideen, such a clever idea to repurpose your table linens. I would have never thought of that. Your Christmas afghan is so cheerful and a lovely addition to the bedroom. I would certainly love to make up Christmas morning in that beautiful room.
Sending you warm Christmas wishes,

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

I used my vintage tablecloths are curtain for our kitchen nook. Love linen of any kind! Like how you used yours as a bedspread. Thanks for another party!

Unknown said...

Beautiful bedroom! Love that print :) Thanks for the party and hope you have a wonderful holiday!

Beth said...

I love your guest bedroom! You have dressed it beautifully, Bernideen. The wreath afghan is a real find! :)
Merry Christmas!
Hugs, Beth

Antiques And Teacups said...

How charming! Just perfect. I love the way you done everything! Finally back able to communicate and enjoy all the wonderful posts. Merry Christmas!


Oh my, what a cozy and pretty bed for the cold holiday nights!
Thank you sweet lady for hosting yet again another lovely party this year... and thank you for visiting me and for the sweet comment.
Merry Christmas and many blessings.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh my dear - your christmas bed is the cutest thing ever - and such clever use of materials. Perfect for any granddaughter to sleep in. Sweet dreams.

Beth in NEPA said...

Now that is a cozy Christmas time scene. On cold winter nights it would be a lovely retreat.

Marilyn Miller said...

Oh the bed looks so festive. You are certainly getting into the spirit of the season. Lovely!

Miss Kathy said...

A splendid way to re-purpose tablecloths! Though, I might go for more current fabrics on sale or at thrift stores. The true vintage fabrics will always require ironing. Gah! Hate ironing tablecloths--so awkward to manage. But, what you've done with them in this sweet bedroom is lovely. Tagging this idea for the future! May you and yours enjoy a peace filled Christmas!

Unknown said...

Hi,popped to your post after seeing you in Shingle Cottage comments,your bedding is lovely and I adore your Christmas coffee pot,Merry Christmas.

Shortbread and Ginger said...

That is just lovely! You have put everything together so well!
Christmas greetings from Scotland.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

xinex said...

I love how you made that bed, Bernideen. It looks so welcoming. Merry Christmas to you and your family!...Christine

Deanna said...

Dear Lady,
You have made such a sweet bed that I know people love what you have created. It's beautiful and so nice to see.
All the best to you in this new year that is approaching,

Diana said...

You are so creative Bernideen!! What beautiful bedding you're created. I'm in love with your plaid, wool blanket, too. Thanks for sharing it all at Vintage Charm. Happy New Year!