I was going through some boxes in our garage that holds some old treasures of my husbands late mum. She passed away when he was 15 and left a gaping hole in his heart. I came along a few years too late to ever have the joy of meeting her, but from what he has told me about her, she sounded like a wonderful, strong and very creative woman and I just know I would have adored her.
In one of the boxes I found some dusty old quilts and crochet doilies, table cloths and blankets. Instant love and under all the dust I could see their beauty. I gave them a gentle wash, terrified that they would fall apart. They didn't and those vintage gems now live proudly in our home.
This gorgeous quilt was made by my husbands Nan. It even had a special message sewn in so no one would ever doubt it was made with love by a grandmother for her grandson.
The table cloths had been embroidered by Carl's Mum and the colours and detail were simple yet beautiful beyond words. Be still my heart.
I am in the process of making over our bedroom, bit by bit and it is nearly complete. Just something special for the wall, some new bedside lamps and a few extra touches and we will be done.
I was meant to find this quilt. The colours could not have been more perfect if I had gone looking for something to match and I am so thrilled that this piece of my husbands childhood has found his way back to him... to us.
I cant wait to finish this room and show you the end result. Normally I am very impatient and want everything done like super quick. But I have enjoyed taking my time with our bedroom, adding to it bit by bit and just waiting for the perfect pieces of the puzzle to find me instead.
Have a great weekend. Anything exciting planned?