So I was in Round Top with my prayer group recently and decided we should just pop in at Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic Couture Shop. We were rewarded with the shop keeper opening the shop for a private visit, just for us!! But I don't recommend a pop in, since I think she lives in Austin, and just happened to be there when we arrived. Just call first if you plan to visit.
I wish I had brought my camera, because her linens were AMAZING. This is her couture line which is very different from her Target line. In looking around I could see that most everything was not in my budget. I casually strolled over to the BARGAIN table, hoping to find a special something at a reduced price, and I did!!
I found a set of gorgeous KING pillowcases perfect for the ranch. The set of King pillowcases was one of the best bargains there for $40.
Remember before I was using feedsacks for my pillow shams? Click here to see post.
Although I adore feedsacks, I thought the horizontal stripe made my bed look too fat (just like they can make us sometimes look like a double-wide.)
I loved how my new pillowcases added a softness to the bed.
You might also notice that I removed my eyelet bed skirt, since it didn't work with the new bed. I used a fitted white sheet to cover the foundation of our bed. I was going to make a cover for the foundation, but Peggy talked me down off that ledge. Why spend that much time sewing something that you can easily buy for not that much money?
I even put an extra pillow (from Round Top) that I already had on the bed for a focal point.
Although it was difficult to photograph the details on the pillows, since it is white on white, I made an attempt, just for you my darlings.
The embroidery work on the pillows is a good 7 inches wide, and goes all the way around each pillow.
When I was taking these photos, I decided to go ahead and change the sheets while I was in here. I actually found an unopened package of lacy white sheets in my linen press, that I didn't remember having. Then it came to me, I remembered that my MIL had bought a set for us last year at Christmas before she passed away. I had never gotten around to using them. She loved to give practical gifts for Christmas, so when she would ask what we wanted I always said, sheets, or towels or blankets, (even if I didn't really want them) since I knew that what what she wanted so badly to give us. And here was this gift that I had never even opened. It made me smile to think of her and how she was still there in our lives in a small way, even though she's been gone for almost a year now.