February 12, 2008

Ta Da

Hot diggity dog! The bookshelf is done. It took better than 4 years & now I don't know what I was putting it off for. Emma's room is really coming together and now I need appropriately colored bins for her shelves and new sheets with a cottage look in pink, red, and white possibly with a blue background like this set that I love from Pine Cone Hill. Love the sheets, not the price. There is a similar set on sale at PB Kids but I keep seeing them referred to as lavender and I'm looking for more of a pale blue or light aqua. Let me know if you have seen some that might work.
I'm all ready to start on her dresser except, that the new week has brought another sick child. Not just any 'ol sick child, but a teenaged one at that. In our house that can be challenging. I know many of you are dealing with sickness too. At least we have each other. This winter is just wearing me out. I'm afraid Sweet Hubby will get it next and that I'll be fresh out of patience, warmth and comfort.

30 comments:

  1. Great bookshelf! And those sheets! Love them! Very cute and cottagy! Your daughter's room is going to be so darling!

    I hope your other daughter is well soon!

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  2. I have a pair of pillow shams that I picked up from Goodwill. They are Ralph Lauren and look similar. I can't find a pattern name on them anywhere and have no idea how old they might be. They are a light blue/aqua and have some pink, red and yellow on them. Very pretty.

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  3. I think there is a pillow like that at countrycurtains.com.
    http://www.countrycurtains.com/shopping/product/detailmain.jsp?itemID=3340&itemType=PRODUCT&iMainCat=109&iSubCat=210&iProductID=3340

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  4. Me again! The pattern is Cottage Lane by Ralph Lauren. I found it on ebay.

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  5. Try ebay. It's my go-to place for getting normally overpriced bedding at budget prices.

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  6. Have you tried Garnet Hill or The Company Store?

    garnethill.com
    thecompanystore.com

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  7. Jenn,
    The pineconehill line of bedding is worth every penny, lasts forever and gets better and softer and cozier with age than anything I have ever purchased. That pattern will take her into her teen years, for sure. Ive got Reagans bed decked out in it, and have 1 other set waiting in the wings, just for the heck of it.
    You really will love it. The boys have pb on their beds and the quality isnt a quarter what PCH is. Trust me.
    Lisa
    coastal nest

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  8. Love this! You have done a great job and I can't wait to see the finished project!

    Are these the sheets you are referring to on pottery barn kids? I think they would look great!

    http://www.potterybarnkids.com/products/9173535/index.cfm?clg=95&bnrid=3580801&cm_ven=FRU&cm_cat=Shopping&cm_pla=Datafeed&cm_ite=All%20Products&flash=on&cm_ref=http%3A//www.google.com/products%3Fq%3Dfloral+sheets%26btnG%3DSearch+Products%26hl%3Den%26show%3Ddd

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  9. Oh that bedding looks perfect. So sweet. That could be used for a long, long time.

    Hugs!
    Kat

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  10. So sorry you have a sick one at home. The bookshelves look great.
    I love the pattern on those sheets.
    Spring is on the way!!
    Rosemary

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  11. The bookshelf looks great. I have one waiting to be done and i just can't seem to get the job started. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  12. Are the Ava sheets at PBKids? Have 'em. They're powdery blue. They also come in pink.

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  13. Great shelf! I just adore what you are doing! And love the photos! Come by my blog and get a free hug! It will make you smile!
    :)Hugs,
    Robyn

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  14. i have some things in those colors from target. try the simply shabby chic ditsy daisy collection. i love it. :)

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  15. Everything looks so pretty Jen. The bookcase turned out beautiful.

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  16. deserae@embarqmail.comFebruary 13, 2008 3:35 PM

    The bookcase turned out great!!! I love the green storage baskets you used....they really pop and look great with the wall color :o) Sometimes the best projects are the ones that take the longest it seems?!?!? Hope your daughter feels better very soon!!!
    ~Des

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  17. It all looks so pretty!! Don't let anyone near it now, LOL

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  18. such a cutie pie space you're creating. i love that color combo too.
    hope everyone is getting better at your place
    happy valentines
    xo

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  19. The bookcase looks wonderful, Jen!

    Hope your sweet girl is feeling better soon!

    Pat

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  20. How lovely! What a wonderful and inspiring blog! Love all your posts!

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  21. Everything is looking very pulled together here! Take care of your ill one! Everyone seems to have something!

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  22. The bookcase looks great, Jen, sooo practical...easy to keep things in their place. Good luck in finding new bedding!

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  23. just found your blog...and wow! I just love it! I love your daughters room...funny. I am going through the same kind of renovation with my kids' room too! Bookcase renovation that is:) anyways, I will be back! I am an artist and blogger too...so it so fun to have found your blog!

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  24. That turned our brilliantly, Jenn! I love those containers you're using (the green ones). And the bedding idea is super. I'll keep my eyes peeled!

    Whatcha got cookin' for Valentine's Day? I came over here because I just knew you'd have some yummy V-Day eye candy! (No pressure... ;-P)

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  25. The shelves look really great. I love the colour of the green boxes. My favourite shade of green. Really like that bed set as well. So pretty. I would have loved something like that when I was a little girl. Actually, I'd love something like that now I'm a big girl! Sorry to hear about the sickness. Hope it goes away soon. This winter has been a drag but Spring is not far away.

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  26. Just stopped by and wanted to say "What a lovely place to visit." Your style is delightful!

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  27. So sorry you daughter is now sick. The bookcase looks fabulous...love the color of the bins. I wouldn't mind having that bedding for myself!

    Have a great weekend.

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  28. The shelves look great!

    I love floral bedding with a pale blue background.

    Kate

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  29. Hi Check Target in the Shabby Chic area, I have seen some very pretty pale blue almost a grey...very pretty.
    Price is better too...
    Cathy

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  30. Looks great! I love those set of pink suitcases from Land of Nod! My daughter keeps all her polly pockets and pet shop people in them!
    Love your blog!
    Sarah
    http://vintagelily.typepad.com/my_weblog/

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