Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Oh Chenille Chenille

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image from Country Living

I love using vintage chenille blankets on my beds! One of my biggest tips for those thinking of a new bedspread is chenille. I have a small collection. They are so very hard to find. I think they are so wonderful teamed your favourite cushions. And they feel so very lovely to the touch. If you have any hiding in your cupboard get them out today!
PS: Baby bird doing great.

41 comments:

  1. Hi Simone, I too have a stash of chenille's and they are all in a trunk in my shed. I must get them out and take a pic for you.
    Glad birdie is doing well.
    Sandy

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  2. I was just thinking the other day about a cozy chenille robe that I used to have and how it would have been great as there was a chill in the air!! Great post!!

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  3. Oh, how I love Chenille spreads-they are one of the positives I remember about my Grandmother.
    And you are right you don't see many any more.
    Great ideas.
    Glad to here that the bird is doing ok. :)

    Melinda

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  4. I couldn't agree with you more! There is nothing quite like chenille, it's so tactile and so very comforting.

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  5. Glad to hear the baby is doing well!! Keep up your good work Simone :-)

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  6. Sensational set of pics - fabulous colour, a lovely way to start the day. Thanks Simone x

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  7. I still favor the white on white chenille.
    Such a clear classic.

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  8. Hi Simone,
    what a delightful post you know how to twang the heartstrings of us Stylist gals!! Have a lovely week.Sharon xxxxooo

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  9. My mum has a lil collection of these, didn't pay much attention earlier but will check them out ["borrow" for undisclosed time ;)]next time I visit her!

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  10. You are so wonderful to care for the baby bird, a friend does that regularly and it is tough but rewarding, best wishes.
    I love chenille bedspreads too! I have a few of my own on my bed now, one from a vintage shopping spree this summer.

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  11. They are hard to find...I tried finding an all white, crib sized one for my daughter's room and everyone at the flea market told me they are really hard to come by!

    I love the vintage feel in that first photo!!

    :) T

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  12. Oh I just adore that little lamb pillow! :)

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  13. lovely to meet you Simone, thank you for your comments!
    chenille is definitely a beautiful touch! i love the colours in that second shot.

    great blog :)
    x

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  14. I so agree...my daughter has a pretty pink one I found for ...are you sitting down?....for $2.00!

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  15. OH YES! Isn't chenille just toooo yummy? Martha says it's the textile equivalent of comfort food. I think she's sooo right! I have lots of it too.... I saw a DELISH bedspread at the Funky Junk Sisters sale last Friday. It was BEYOND beautiful. And, VERY expensive.

    Blessings,
    Spencer

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  16. Hi Simone, I agree what's not to love about chenille! Thanks again for all your support and help, cheers Katherine

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  17. My grandmother had a couple of chenille bedspreads. When I was little I remember thinking they looked soooo old-fashioned. Now they make me smile.

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  18. I saw a lovely pink blanket in an opshop recently but was distracted and forgot to buy it! silly me. Glad to hear baby bird is doing well xo

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  19. These gorgeous quilts always remind me of my childhood. Leigh

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  20. FAB rooms! Chenille spreads always remind moi of my grandmother... she had a FABULOUS white chenille spread when I was a little girl!

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  21. My grandmother had chenille spreads in the guest room. I love their texture. As a child it was so hard to resist pulling out the threads!!

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  22. I don't have any chenille but I'm sleeping under one at the moment as we are staying at Ma and Pa's whilst we renovate. It is so soft and lovely. Hope baby bird is doing okay. You are an angel. xx
    ps thanks for my birthday wishes you gorgeous girl.

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  23. Those beds all looks so cosy! So happy the bird is doing ok.

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  24. Oh Simone, the first picture of the kids-room is SUCH A GREAT FIND! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!
    Hope your day will be full of love, hugs and kisses :o)

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  25. I love my chenille bedspreads (all of them )
    Hope the little bird is ok .

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  26. i love country living! that small kitchen for children is just beautiful!
    wish you a sweet day!
    justyna

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  27. I love chenille.
    I also love the vintage art in the 1st picture. SO way coool.

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  28. hola simone!!! l was on a little trip with no computer...and now l m taking my time enjoying your lovely blog!!!beautifull images!!un beso grande!!!!!

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  29. I have an orange chenille bedspread that I love! Great photos, Simone. xx

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  30. I have a small collection myself. I buy them with the intention of using them for pillows, so i don't mind if there are rips or holes. I can work around them. I also have a collection of matelasse coverlets, bought for the same purpose, but those I use until I need them. They aren't vintage, though, just really good buys for TJ Maxx!

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  31. Oh, that last room is so very soothing! I love the colors and texture. Glad to hear good news on the baby bird!

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  32. Hello from Canada!! Love this post,great blog!All the best,Chrissy

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  33. Everytime I find a chenille bedspread it always has holes :(. Can we just talk about that adorable kitchen in the first picture?! so cute! So nice to hear the baby is doing well. Thanks for your comments on my blog!

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  34. I was devastated when my daughter told me that the soft-candy floss pink colour in her bedroom had to go.We are doing it up next week when I finish my internship at House and Garden. The marching orders are: Soft green and white, and the theme-Country chic. I've gathered some pieces together and have to say, quite looking forward to it!Nice pics!

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  35. I love the Country Living magazine - it helps inspire me to make my Queenslander home feel more 'country' even though I live in the city!

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