We have about two weeks left in renovations. I can’t wait. And now I get to do the shopping for the new rooms. But I’m caught up on what to do for our bedroom rug. I want something like this pic. https://atmedia.imgix.net/4cfa8bc49ab902ad444bfbe1a92ea484205e5ca8?w=800&fit=max
I have dark blue walls like that, but I’m stuck on the rug. I want it to look vintage, but not old lady ish. I have three favorites.
Number one. I like the rich colors, but I’m worried it might be a bit too dark.Number two. It’s pink, not red, and I’m not sure about the “worn” parts. But I like the patternNumber three. This may look familiar to some. I like the pattern and colors, but it’s not red, and won’t give me the contrast I want.but it’s pretty and fun.
The end is in sight for the bedroom renovations. I went with dark blue for the bedroom with an off white carpet and linens. I’d like to get some red accents too. I’m looking for a classic Persian style rug, and dome vintage prints for the walls. I can’t wait to see it all together.
Finding the motivation to sew isn’t easy. I might need to wait till after the baby comes to start the skeleton suit. I’m also like nag ahead for the year. There’s Belvedere in the fall and possibly new castle in the winter? And some events I can rewear old dresses to, hopefully. That’s it for now. Someday I’ll have interesting things to write.
I saw this silk on sale and thought it looked like an 18th century ikat. But in person, I'm not so sure. Thoughts? What else could I use it for?
The dress I've been embroidering for months is done. I named it the Persephone dress, since the the pomegranates and asphodel flowers are symbols of the goddess. I first wore it to a masquerade at the Powell house in Philadelphia. It was an 18th century event, I went for a 1790s look. I wore it with my hedgehog wig and diamond jewlery from dames a la mode. I wore it again to the pumpkin tea, this time going for an early 1800s look. ( photo from Gloria) I wore my new garnet diadem and earrings. The fit isn't perfect, I should adjust that before wearing it again. But I'm pretty happy with it.