I just discovered the most amazing thing, that you can buy beautiful antique French bed linens on eBay for less than $100.
Well I did find this fabulous bedding that I have folded over my duvet at the foot of my bed on eBay for about $75. I loved the bedding so much, I decided to try to find some more, but all of the other similar bedding was about $200, which tells me I got a great deal.
This is all linen, with wonderful embroidery work.
And all of this amazing beauty was less than what I would have paid for a new plain, boring duvet cover.
My plan was to take this bed spread and sew it into a duvet cover.
But it is so pretty, and I decided that I did not want to alter it.
Instead, I simply wrapped the bedspread around the duvet.
I just love all of the details, the texture of the antique linen fabric, and all of that work on this beautiful linen piece.
I also bought a new pillow from Antique Farmhouse that adds a little interest to the bedding without overloading it with too many pillows. (I promised Mr. CH that I would cut back on the number of pillows on our bed. The old bedding had 9 pillows on it, which requires that you find a place to store the extra pillows when you are sleeping.)
Here's a view of the room from another direction.
To see the post on the new linen bedding that I made myself, click here.