Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Back From Vacation.....

Hi Girls...

I made it safely back home from my short trip to California.

My Mom, my sister and I had a wonderful trip to Sacramento for a family reunion and it was great seeing relatives that I hadn't seen for ages and ages, some in nearly 30 years which was how long ago it was since our last trip to California. Sure goes to show we aren't big travelers when we allow so much time to pass between trips. Relatives who were just toddlers during our last visit are now grown up married adults with children of their own.

Sadly, I never did make it to any antique shops during my trip to California. Time seemed to go so fast while we were there and we were having such a good time visiting with everyone that I hated to leave even for a short time to find the antique shops. No great loss though. Seeing and being with family is so much more special and important than visits to antique shops are.

Of course, once I got back home, with most of my vacation spending money still in my wallet, I felt the need to pay a visit to one of my all time favorite antique shops, which I did yesterday and I found this pretty, vintage inspired duvet cover in a lovely rose pattern with pale rosey pink stripes.

Just ignore the wrinkles as I took the photos before throwing it in the wash for a good cleaning.

I believe that it is a twin size duvet cover. I may or may not actually buy a duvet to fit inside. It will be useful just as it is to use a lap throw or light weight blanket.

The muted colors are just what I like.

There were a few spots on the duvet cover that may or may not come out in the wash. Even if they don't it won't bother me in the least as they aren't very noticeable unless pointed out. I can easily live with a bit of imperfection at times, especially when the piece itself is so pretty and when the price of the item was less than $20 like this was.

Still have some spending money left, so I'm off again today to see if I can find some more new treasures to bring home.

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and that the first part of your week has gone well.

Take care and I'll be back again soon.


Anonymous said...

So...So glad you had a nice time with family!!
Your duvet cover is beautiful!! With all my beds Queen size I think I would be tempted to use it as a coverlet on the sofa!! How wonderful to curl up in it on a summer evening!!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

It's so nice to have a good visit with family that you don't get to see too often...glad yours was a good one! Love the duvet kind of colors too!~Hugs, Patti

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

I'm so glad you're back home cuz I missed you! That cover really *is* pretty- no matter what you use it for! ♥


Glad you visit went so well that you didn't find time to shop!
Very pretty duvet. I must find out where your favorite shop is!!!
I really want to meet you before the snow flies!!!
Deb :)

debi said...

Love the pattern and the colors. Very pretty!!!