Monday, November 19, 2012

CHRISTMAS BEDROOM

 
I always wait until the day after Thanksgiving to decorate for Christmas.
 
I just really like the fall decorations for Thanksgiving - the last hurrah if you will -
before going full-out for Christmas.
But......


 


Last night I had to make a trip to Walmart.
I went to buy some sewing machine needles after breaking every last one.
 
It had been a really good day. 
 I had accomplished many projects,
and not bought a single thing.
Yet.
 
But as I was perusing Walmart,
I saw these plaid sheets. 
I was in need of another set of sheets.
Really.
And I wanted flannel for the warmth.
And this was such a great color for Christmas,
but I can still use these sheets all winter.
 
And they were only $22.96.
 
I caved.
 
And bought a blanket.
 
$12.96
 
And a couple of buttons.
 
$1.97

I mean it was cheap, cheap, cheap.
 

The sheets went perfectly
with my new Pottery Barn-ish Christmas pillow.


And I saved a lot of money
 making these drop cloth pillows myself. 
I added some ribbon I already had -
 and the buttons.



DrEaMy
 



 
I cut some holly and pine from my yard.
 
 
 
 
(Why did I not notice this seam when I took the photo)?
 


Here is a similar room from the
 Christmas 2012 Pottery Barn catalog.

 

 
Pottery Barn  vs. Mine

This bed is not the same as mine, but there is one that is almost exactly the same.







 

 

The bed at Pottery Barn is $1099. 

 I've had mine for years.
 We bought it at Bernie & Phylls Furniture
for $300.

Bed
Pottery Barn $1099
 
For a fraction of the PB cost,
 I like mine just as much.
 
 
 
I used the ribbon tie that was wrapped
around the packaging for the sheets
and wove it through my Homegoods lamps (clearance $25).
 
Adornment - $Free
 
 
 
These little pinecones
 had adorned some candles.
 
 I saved them knowing I would use them for something.
 
 
This was a similar lamp I found online, woah, I couldn't afford one of these, let alone two.
Shutter Me Shingles White Table Lamp by The Natural Light
Shutter Me Shingles White Table Lamp $347.91
 
 
 
 

 
 
The perfect room for a long winter's nap.
 

Total cost for this Christmas Bedroom on a budget -

$53
 
Pottery Barn look for a Walmart price.



 
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126 comments:

  1. I like your Christmas bedroom and what you did with it. And the pillows you made too. Sandie

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    1. Thanks Sandie, and Happy Thanksgiving to you!

      Gloria

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  2. So beautiful, it makes my heart ache. I'm very happy for you, Gloria.

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  3. Adorable. I am a big fan of flannel sheets, and I love the idea of bringing Christmas into other rooms of the house. I usually just stick with one room.

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    1. I love these sheets Amanda. They are warm and comfortable, look great, and they are cheap. Go for a second room this year - use some greens and ribbon and you can do it for almost nothing. Happy Thanksgiving Amanda!
      Gloria

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  4. Such a perfectly winter-y, Christmas-y cozy looking bed! I really like the pillow you made, and all the little details in your room bring it all together nicely. Great job!

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    1. It is all those adjectives Jeanette! I added a Pottery Barn look-a-like that I just found to the post. It looks just like it, and I found the photo after I did the room! Happy Thanksgiving Jeanette!
      Gloria

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  5. Oh your room looks beyond cozy! It looks like something out of an ad!

    Love your flooring too! what kind of wood is that?

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    1. Hi Cheyenne, I actually found a Pottery Barn photo that looks just like my room. So glad you like it! The floor is wide pine and is original to the house built in 1830. It is in every room, closet, and bathroom, except my daughter attic bedroom. I love it! Happy Thanksgiving Cheyenne!
      Gloria

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  6. Looks awesome..I have a tartan flannel comforter on my bed and I love it...my son wont sleep in anything but flannel...even in summer..Cheers Frances

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    1. Hi Frances, there is just something about plaid that I LOVE. And I can understand why your son loves flannel, it is so cozy. Happy Thanksgiving Frances!
      Gloria

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  7. Yes you absolutely had to buy those sheets! Your room turned out beautifully and it really does have the Pottery Barn look. Nice job. ;)

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    1. Hi Stacey, I just found a Pottery Barn photo that looks just like the room. I added it to the post. I am so glad I bought those sheets! Happy Thanksgiving Stacey!
      Gloria

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  8. You have made the bedroom so cozy Christmas. Wonderful country Christmas look and feel, well done my friend I love it and that price! Diane

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    1. Hi Diane, I really love how it turned out. Exactly the look I wanted. I'm all for cozy during these freezing NH winters! Happy Thanksgiving Diane!
      Gloria

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    1. Thanks Lisa, and a Happy Thanksgiving to you!
      Gloria

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  10. I just found you from over at flower patch farmgirl. I love your Christmas bedroom decor! I live in MA, but vacation with my family every summer in NH! Happy Thanksgiving! I am heading to check out some of your older posts!

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    1. Hi Kerri, and welcome. I am SO glad you found me! I am originally from Gloucester, but moved here 27 years ago. It's a little slower, a little cheaper to live here. Flower Patch Farmgirl is my favorite blog! Happy Thanksgiving Kerri!
      Gloria

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  11. You go girl! Really! I love the look and the colors and the little bit of greenery!

    Have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!
    karianne

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    1. Hi Karianne, I love that you visited my blog - Thistlewood Farm is one of my all time favorite blogs! Thanks so much for stopping by. And a happy and blessed Thanksgiving to you too!
      Gloria

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  12. I want those sheets!!! I'm a plaid girl, especially at Christmas! Can I come stay in your beautiful, cozy guestroom? :) It's the ultimate of welcoming for the holidays. You did a wonderful job and talk $$ I can understand!
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Leslie

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    1. Go get some Leslie! And if you are ever in NH, let me know - I'd love to have you for a visit too!
      Gloria

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  13. It looks lovely, and those sheets are gorgeous!

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  14. This room is so beautiful. I really love the sheets and the pillows. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party and would love to have you share this with everyone. Here is the link to the party.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/11/mason-jar-center-piece-and-wednesdays.html
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

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    1. Thanks for the invite Debi. I visited your blog and I'm a new follower!

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  15. WOW! These came from Wal-Mart!
    I think Im am going to have to go search mine for these wonderful plaid sheet.
    Your bedroom looks Amazing.
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    Hugs,
    Tam

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    1. I don't always find things I like at Walmart Tammy, but I do love these sheets!

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  16. oh, I could just jump into that bed now :)
    truly gorgeous!

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  17. I love what you've done! It looks beautiful, and better than Pottery Barn! And the price....fabulous!

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  18. Love love your wood floors and your room is very pretty. Looks perfect for Christmas and winter and what a great price too!

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    1. Hi Elizabeth, I'm glad you like it. Merry Christmas!

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  19. This is precious! I have red plaid bedding, and can't wait to put it on. Your room has that wonderful warm feel that I'm hoping to create also. Great inspiration!
    Cheers, Andrea

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    1. Hi Andrea, I can't wait to see your room too!

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  20. It is a cozy and beautiful room. My favorite plaid sheets, on my bed right now, came from Big Lots.

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    1. Do you have any photos of them? I'd love to see!

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  21. I love a good deal. I'm going to check out my Walmart to see if they have that blanket. It's perfect for Christmas.

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  22. This room is so gorgeous, I love everything about it. I'm drawn to the 'dream' sign, did you make it ? And also the subway sign with the British stations on it (because I'm a Brit !).

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    1. Hi Fiona, I didn't make the sign. I bought it at Hobby Lobby. I LOVE my subway sign too! Would love to visit England some day!

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  23. So cozy! It looks great! I love your room--the floors and everything look so primitive and warm. Thank you for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend.

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    1. Hi Tammy, I love Rustic Restorations! Thanks for giving me a place to share!

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  24. Supa Dupa dreamy! I love flannel sheets...though in recent years I've betrayed them for fleece. (shh!)

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  25. So gorgeous! Looks like it came straight out of a pottery barn catalog:)

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  26. Love your bedroom! The red plaid touches just scream cozy!!

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  27. Your Christmas bedroom is lovely! Well done for creating a PB look on a budget.

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  28. oh this bedroom is lovely! Trouble is you might not want to leave it !! :)

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  29. Oh my gosh...it's fabulous! I totally love this room! XO, Aimee

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  30. I like your Bedroom BETTER than the PB room. Fabulous job! I love your rectangular pillow and would love to see how you made it. Love it!

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    1. I wish I could say I made it Lizzy, but I bought it at Homegoods for $14.99!

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  31. How beautiful! I love the holiday cozy look and feel of the room.

    I'm a new follower and enjoyed your blog.

    I currently have a blog party posted and would love for you to post this! :)

    http://sew-licious.blogspot.com/2012/11/show-licious-craft-showcase-9-blog-party.html

    Marti

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    1. Marti, I stopped by and I'm following you now! Thanks for your lovely comment!

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  32. I love those flannel sheets! They are perfect for your bedroom. I love how your room is decorated simple and cozy for the holidays. (Found you through your link on Cozy Little House. Hope you will come by and visit me, as well!)

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  33. Hello! I saw you over at Savy Southern Style and thought I would stop by. I LOVE your Christmas room. It looks really cozy! Stop by and check out my blog if you have some time! www.mendezmanor.com

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  34. OMG, I love this room. Great cozy holiday or winter room. Love the bed and the plaids. I also love the wide planked floor. Just gorgeous.

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    1. Hi Kim, I'm so excited that you stopped by! I LoVe, lOvE, LOVE your blog!

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  35. Ohmygosh, you're amazing, I am loving on that bedroom look! Oh so warm and cozy and - oh shoot, I'm going to Walmart now! Thanks for sharing! Mary

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    1. Hi Mary, You might have company at Walmart - a few others have told me they're going too! So glad you stopped by!

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  36. GREAT job! A Very awesome re-creation!! Looks almost EXACT!!!

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    1. I must have subconsciously copied that photo. I saw the photo and loved the room, but then forgot about it - until after I did my room. When I found the PB photo I was really surprised how close they were!

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  37. Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!!! Your room looks fantastic - just like a page in the PB catalog!!! Well done :-)

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  38. Lovely, absolutely lovely! I need to make a trip to Walmart.

    ella

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    1. You'll be in good company Ella! A few others are going too!

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  39. I love it! Guess what I'm ganna look for next time I'm at good ol' Wally World ?!

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    1. You just can't beat the price! Hope you find something good!

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  40. I like yours even more. You did an incredible job. Awesome deal on the sheets. You really have created such a warm and inviting space and it looks like it is from a magazine.

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    1. Hi Judy - Thanks so much for the visit, and your sweet comment!

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  41. **Sigh** I. Love. Your Room! it looks amazing and I just love the touches of red surrounded with white and wood tones. The whole room looks amazing and cozy - I'd find it a hard room to leave. LOL

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    1. Hi Robin, It is hard to leave, especially at 5am when the alarm goes off!

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  42. Personally, I like yours BETTER than PB.

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  43. That looks so cozy and inviting. I think yours looks every bit as nice or nicer than PB's!

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  44. Your bedroom looks so pretty and festive. I love your new sheets from walmart. I'm going to have to check them out.

    Kathy

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    1. I think Walmart should be giving me a cut! Lol

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  45. I LOVE this bedroom. It is so cozy.
    I would never in a million years guess that you pulled it together with WM finds.
    Very inspiring!!!!

    Tasha
    momofsbandeg@yahoo.com

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    1. I didn't know if I could do it Tasha, but it came out better than I hoped for!

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  46. Thanks for sharing -- you have inspired me. I have some of the same things and this is the wekend to "Christmas" the house. Lovely lovely.

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  47. This whole room is rustic holiday perfection, I really love it all! The old black and white sign...the bed, lanterns, floors. So cozy and chic!

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    1. Aw thanks - "rustic holiday perfection" - I like that!

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  48. Simply GORGEOUS!

    I love the feeling of this room and I ADORE your budget friendly ideas and inspiration.

    Love that white lantern turned table lamp...stunning!

    So glad I stopped in to see this gorgeous space...makes me feel like curling up for a long winter's nap : )

    Best-

    Cori
    Starview Sonnet

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    1. Hi Cori, thank you for your sweet, sweet comment!

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  49. Your room looks great -- better than PB and I think that says a lot!

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  50. I have a really large bedroom now but our next place will have a smaller cozier bedroom. I think your room is warm and beautiful. Many years ago we had a smaller
    room and I always thought it was great.
    Lovely job!

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    1. I think that the master being so small is one reason they had such a hard time selling this house. Our nightstands didn't fit, but we used them in the living room and I'm not missing them (much)! Other than that, this room is perfect for us! Thanks for visiting!

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  51. Just found you! Love, love, love your room. It is so cozy and warm. I love plaid, too and what a find at Walmart! I like your bed better than PB's, it has more character and you are so lucky to have had it for so long. Isn't it fun when you have something you really love! I switch around a lot of stuff but when I got my Pencil Post Bed I was finally happy with my room. Come visit me if you can: theoldefarmhouse.blogspot.com and I will also come back to see you! Really love that room! Joy

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  52. Just found you! Love, love, love your room. It is so cozy and warm. I love plaid, too and what a find at Walmart! I like your bed better than PB's, it has more character and you are so lucky to have had it for so long. Isn't it fun when you have something you really love! I switch around a lot of stuff but when I got my Pencil Post Bed I was finally happy with my room. Come visit me if you can: theoldefarmhouse.blogspot.com and I will also come back to see you! Really love that room! Joy

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  53. Oh, Gloria ~ I absolutely love your style! Thanks so much for linking up to last week's party...you've been featured (again!) at this week's party. Have a beautiful day filled with blessings!

    hugs, Mary Beth

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    1. Thank you so much Mary Beth! I love linking up at Cupcakes & Crinoline!

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  54. Absolutely gorgeous! You will be one of the features tomorrow at Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House. Swing on in and pick up a feature button. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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    1. Hi Kathryn, Thanks so much for the feature! I have to figure out how to add the "I've Been Featured" button. I couldn't add it because I used up all my space, but now I'm paying for more space so I should be able to do it now. Love your party, I look for it every Monday as soon as I get home from school!

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  55. LOVE your room!!! Looks much nicer than Pottery Barn's. You did a great job at a fraction of the price. Looks like the perfect room to hibernate in during the cold winter months. The sheets and blanket are beautiful.
    Cindy

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    1. I just wish I had more time to hibernate Cindy!

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  56. Just beautiful! I love the bedding, it is so country, cozy! Room is very nicely decorated for the holiday. Love your floors. Do you live in an older farm house? Our home is 1851 and is one of our greatest loves ever! You have a very nice sense for decorating! Again lovely bedroom!

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    1. Hi Katie. Yes, our home was built in 1830 and was once a school house. Someone else told us they think part of it is older and was moved here so I have to research it. I love old houses!

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  57. Wow, that does look really nice! Classy and simple and elegant.I wonder if Pottery barn is aware of the public service it does, providing us all with inspiration, while we craftily knock off the same look at home for less?

    Wal*Mart, eh? I'll be there tomorrow. I haven't bought any sheets in ages.

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    1. Haha Rhissanna! As I was replying to my comments, yours came in on my phone. You really made me chuckle! Hope you find some great sheets too!

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  58. Excellent Job!! Your's look even better, I love the final look...

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  59. I think yours is better than PB...gotta love Wal-mart! Your room looks so warm and inviting. Love the Dream sign - did you make it? Now following you!

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  60. Oh My Word, I do love this so much!! I wanna crawl in here and snuggle. Now I totally want to redo my bedroom! Wonderful, absolutely wonderful.

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  61. beautiful job! I LOVE your floors! Kathy@relatemag.com

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  62. Love the new look, makes me want to drive right over to Walmart and get some of those sheets myself. Your bedroom is amazing and I'm thinking I'll copy you. Thanks for sharing.

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  63. I can so relate to your trip to Walmart! I spent 2-1/2 hours in there today. Ugh....and I didn't see the pretty throw & sheets, so I guess I'll be going back! ;o) I like your lamps better than the ones you didn't get, and the room is totally dreamy!

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  64. It's gorgeous, every bit as beautiful as Pottery Barn's.

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  65. Absolutely gorgeous. Now I need to go to Walmart today. How cozy! Your pillow is adorable too. I am so glad you joined the knock off decor party..this is awesome.

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  66. I love this room! What a great change and such a thrifty price compared to PB! I am so into plaid I may just have to make a WalMart trip myself!
    hugs, Linda

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  67. Well, this is just flat AWESOME....I love it so much.
    Now, if you will excuse me....I am OFF TO WALMART....and hoping they still have these adorable sheets...
    xo bj

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  68. I love the look of the bedroom so much!! It inspired me to redo my own bedroom, in a very similar style!!!
    Just beautiful!!
    Jenn~

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  69. Such a wonderful room! I love it! I keep dreaming of decking my bed out in a plaid comforter and bed hangings for the winter months, but I am never able to find a comforter I like. I think I'll just have to sew one. This is wonderful!

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Thank you for your lovely comments - they make my day!

Gloria