I had been hunting for a good comforter/blanket for the guest room/sewing room. It's the one with the crazy orange & purple Eddie Van Halen paint job and the awesome furniture set from my dad's mom. (Side note: We've moved the set's full size bed downstairs and swapped it for a queen size because we felt bad making guests sleep on a full when we have a queen. The bed will come back up when we finish that guest room downstairs. So that is why you see the black bed in the new photos.)
Well, I had another "light bulb moment" when I remembered the amazing coverlet blanket my mom's mom had on her bed for as long as I can recall. A quick photo call to my mom, who confirmed she indeed did have it stored in her basement.
I was in luck because my parents were coming down to visit this labor day weekend and so they brought it with them. Franca is taking a nap, Marc is mowing the lawn and I'm waiting for files to upload on my side job, so I busted it out and took some photos:
It is truly beautiful and the crazy color scheme/pattern suits the room really well. It's two peacocks and has this terrific texture. And I love having things from my grandparents in the house. We went to my sister's house in Indianapolis on our grand tour of the Midwest this summer and I have to admit, I was a little jealous of all our grandparents' things she had in her house. It just makes it feel warm and cozy.
My mom's mom was a generous, hardworking, pious women and I love having something in my house that she slept under for a good portion of her life. :)
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