Thursday, July 3, 2014

New Sheets & Vintage Sewing Box!

I bought some new sheets (actually 3 different sets) for our 2 guest-rooms.
I have always loved Rachel Ashwell's collection 
and was thrilled when TARGET, yes Target stared caring them!
They look sweet with the quilt my parents gave me years ago.

I washed the sheets first thing with my homemade laundry soap. 
Smells so good!
They are 100% cotton and impossible to get all the winkles out but
that's what makes it true~blue shabby!

Above is one of my 2 vintage sewing boxes.
I leave this one in this quest room because I love to go in there, kick up my feet and crochet.

In the corner is a very old "dry" sink. 
It has a tank in the back that holds several gallons of water.
The water comes out the spout and drains in a big bowl enclosed under the sink.
I love this sink.
I also bought the bed skirt from the same Rachel Ashwell collection.
The bottom of the bed skirt is eyelet.
Leaving it with the winkles in.
I found the vintage redo sewing box at one of my local antique shops.
It a perfect size to hold all my crochet supplies.
I love crocheting dishcloths that I sale in my 

I was watching Little House on the Prairie
and low and behold,
one of the women was using a sewing box!   
The sheets actually remind me of a high~end hotel quality.
Crisp and beautifully made.
The other sets are white with tiny flowers on them.
Thank You so much for visiting!
It means so much that you did!

10 comments:

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

Your sewing box is precious! I saw one recently at one of my local antique stores and I am tempted to go back and buy it. Thanks for sharing!

laura Madalene said...

Your bed skirt is gorgeous and the headboard is truly stunning. The cabinet that holds the linens is so pretty too.
cool-design

Amy Jo said...

I love all of the shabby chic line too! I just bought a new set of the pink. Your sewing box is beautiful as is the quilt. Your dry sink sounds really neat.

Blessings,
Amy Jo

Junkchiccottage said...

The sewing box is perfect and love the quilt. Everything looks so pretty. Happy 4th.
Kris

Karen L. Bates said...

Very pretty sheets. Love the dry sink!!! Have a fun 4th!

Jann Olson said...

Hi Mary Jane, I hopped over from Shirley's Relief Society blog. I am not in her ward, but live just 5 miles away from her. I love, love new sheets! These are gorgeous and it looks like I will be making a trip to Target. Always do find lovely home goods there. Your little sewing box is darling. I have a small one that I picked up at an estate sale. It doesn't have the tall legs. I was thinking of adding a few sewing graphics to it, but after seeing yours I just want to find a cute raised piece to add to it. Happy to have found your blog!
hugs,
Jann

Katmom said...

Hey Maryjane,,, I luv R.A. collection,,, I found some R.A. items at the Target in Moorpark, about 7-8 years ago,,, it was the metal bathroom set, trash pail, make-up tray and I even have a cylindrical metal hamper... pink with little roses painted on it.. so sweet... see, we are 2piap...
hugz
>^..^<
oh and I uber luv your sweet sewing box...

Mimi Sue said...

I have a little red sewing box that I keep my yarn in. So happy you got an egg! Mimi

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Love how the sheets look with the quilt. Love that quilt too. What a precious one! What a charming guest room. When can we visit? LOL

angie said...

looooove your seving box!!!!! angie from germany