Saturday, February 4, 2012

The New/Old Bed

The old bed: a good one, I'll admit, and one that served well for, let me see...43 years?



So here's the new bed:

No my bedroom isn't THAT crooked--it was just difficult to get a good angle with the camera! But don't you love this old bed? I think it's from the 1930's; that's what the lady I got it from said. I bought it at a yard sale and I'm just in love with it. Best point? It doesn't squeak and squonk every time we move! (Now, go wash your mind out with soap--that is NOT the kind of moving I'm talking about!)

Footboard,

and headboard.
Yes, I love this bed and my bedroom. Quilt by eBay, pillow shams and throw pillow by Goodwill, dresser by hand-me-down (my childhood dresser), picture by library auction, wild hair wreath by moi, quilted hanging by yard sale, water bottles and cups by flea market, pitcher and bowl by Salvation Army, lamp on left by old cabin we tore down (Larry re-wired), lamp on right by Dollar Store, vases, etc by thrift stores.

Here's a funny thing, though: I am so used to my old bed and the post at the end of the bed where I would toss sweaters, nightgown,  pillow sham, etc, that I am constantly finding myself trying to hang things there. Not quite as easy an option on this bed! So the bedroom is staying a lot less cluttered because I have to put things away. That's a good thing, right?


It seems odd to make such a change, to tell the truth. I've been so used to the old bed that it feels funny to go to bed in this one. And yet, it's more comfortable, quieter, and just plain prettier. I'll get used to it, I'm sure.

Now, to find a new dresser with a mirror and the same amount of drawer space.

12 comments:

Mountainword said...

Nice find! I like it much better than your older one. Antiques are so much more interesting than newer designs - which really aren't designed at all -

Enjoy your "new" bed! And I love the bedroom too. It's just like I would have pictured it. NICE.

Brighid said...

Looking good!

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Very nice. You may feel like you are on a holiday, I love changes that work.

Granny Sue said...

Jason, the old bed was supposedly made around the 40's or early 1950's. But I like this one a lot better. The style is more suited to me than the maple "Colonial" look.

Granny Sue said...

Thanks, Brighid!

Granny Sue said...

It does have that feel, Joy--I don't change around my furniture much so when I do, it's like a whole new room.

Mary said...

I love the eclectic sources for your decorating pieces. Perfect!

Janet, said...

That is a nice bed. Your furnishings sound like mine, a little of this and that and from just about everywhere, except a conventional store.

Michelle said...

Beautiful find! I love the whole look of your bedroom.

Nance said...

very nice. I love that headboard . . . and the bed linens. Sleep tight!

Marie said...

It's a beautiful new (old) bed!!!

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