Friday

~A Beautiful Life & Day Trip Dreamin'~


Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be delightful, old age will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success.
~Louisa May Alcott~
Last Saturday, while shopping with our daughter, I found more great 50%-75% sales at Target. I purchased a comforter and shams in navy and white toile, from Waverly. The reverse side is gold, navy and white. For sometime now I've wanted to redo the larger of our two guest rooms in blue and white. The furniture in this room includes a sleigh bed, gentleman's chest and small armoire. The finish is cherry, the style is colonial; perfect for toile.

The paint color, in the room, Laura Ashley Gold 3, from Valspar, will remain. It's a good match to the gold of the bedding. Other than the comforter and shams, I bought two bolsters and a striped pillow. I have a plan for a change to the window treatment.

Just about this time, last year, I updated the other guest room and the master bedroom.

I didn't have a pre-plan for making over this room. When I saw the blue and white toile, I seized the moment! Just ask J, he knows how I love to seize the moment. Especially when it relates to decorating and such.

Our painter was here, the other day, and gave us an excellent bid for the island. After looking at several photos and talking it over, the island project is scheduled to begin Monday morning, bright and early.


We're planning a little day trip to beautiful historic Hermann Missouri, over the weekend. Weather is supposed to be great! I hope to post about our day in the lovely German community, sometime next week.


I'm adding a link to this post at The Inspired Room. Melissa hosts Beautiful Life, each Friday. Melissa is at Blissdom. I want to wish her and all those, in attendance at this wonderful event, a fabulous time and safe travels. I'm looking forward to hearing about it!

Hope you have a great weekend!

57 comments:

Happy To Be said...

Pat you are not going to believe this but I just got 2 of the neck rolls pillows from target 2 weeks ago..I want to do my guest room in toile so i just put them away until I did everything I need for it..great minds think alike ha ha!! thanks for the cup of tea girl...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Susan said...

That looks like it will be gorgeous! Target has some beautiful things right now. I saw a table I want on clearance. It has branch-like legs and a pretty wood circular top. I don't need it but it would look cute at the beach.
Hugs, Susan

L to the Aura said...

Oh... beautiful!

Cynthia said...

Pat,
I love toile and blue and white are my fave's. Can't wait to see your guest room. Cindy

Martha said...

Toille is a favorite and I do love the blue and yellow one. Alas, the only thing resembling toille at Linderhof is the seats around the breakfast room table.

A toille bedroom is a dream of mine.

Great buy on your linens!

Southern Lady said...

I love that little corner vignette, Pat ... it's so warm and welcoming and says, "Come sit for a while!"

I hope you and J enjoy your trip to Hermann. It sounds charming and I'll look forward to reading about it and seeing your photos, which will be beautiful, I'm sure.

Take care ...

Janie

bj said...

Your new look will be so pretty in your guest room.I haven't been to Target in awhile but I think I will run out there today and take a look around.
Have a great trip...
xo bj

Becky K. said...

Your colors are perfect! I love, love the warmth!

Thanks for stopping at Hospitality Lane today!

Have a totally awesome day!

Teresa said...

Beautiful pictures- Target is one of my favorite stores :}
You have great style.
Thanks for stopping by my blog-
Have a great day.

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Loved the pillows you found and at a great bargain, you couldn't ask for any better. Hope you have a great Friday, Theresa

Arleen @ Seasons for All at Home said...

I love the Louisa May Alcott quote, a perfect example of living a balanced life. And I love the new colors of your next project, too! ~Arleen

A Hint of Home said...

I have a room done in yellow and blue toile. I just love your choice for your makeover. Will look forward to seeing it.

♥ Kathy said...

Love the blue & white! Good choice :)

Susan said...

When you get a chance please stop by my blog http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/ and pick up your award.

Congrats

Have a great weekend!

~Susan

joanofalltrades said...

Just stopping by from SITS. Nice quote and pics. Isn't great getting deals at Target?

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Pat, I love those pillows and the colors! And there is nothing I love more than finding things for great prices. You are the avowed queen of that! I always love what you do and can't wait to see your next installment.

I hope you and J have fun on your day trip. Take lots of pics!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

You found all these bargains at Target? Girl.. I've got to take some time for "me" and do some day tripping. I'm glad to hear you have your island project marked on the calendar to begin.. It's going to be gorgeous. Have a super time this w/k.. hugs ~lynne~

Lavender Dreamer said...

Lovely! I just painted my bedroom a gold color and the comforter you found would be perfect! Now I need to go look at Target! lol

Terri and Bob said...

I am in love with that print. I think it is gorgeous. Our Target doesn't seem to have the same level of goodness. I still go there though!

marty39 said...

Oh, I love that comfy chair and the great pillows and tea. What a cozy and inviting spot. Your new pillows and bedroom makeover will be gorgeous I'm sure. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Marty

Shelia said...

Morning, Dear Pat! Oh, I'm loving the black and yellow toile! It's so lovely! I need to get over to Target and shop a little, too! I just love those top two photos! So restful looking! Take care Dear One and thanks for the visit.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Star's Fault said...

Your bedroom project sounds lovely. Will be watching for posts of the finished product. I'm participating in A Beautiful Life also, and did a bit of sewing for my bedroom yesterday, which I really enjoyed, since it made the bedroom a bit more Sprink-like. I think I have a touch of cabin fever!

Blessings ~ Eileen @ Star's Fault

Jenny@ L.O.T.s of Love said...

I'm jealous! It sounds EXACTLY like what I have been looking for. I must got to Target now!

Kathleen Ellis said...

Those finds are lovely...great buys!
Love the quote at the beginning...I'm having a "play" afternoon with my daughter today!
Have a happy weekend!;-D

salmagundi said...

I'm horrible at seizing the moment - I always have to over think everything. Glad you grabbed the comforter, etc. as it looks like the start of a beautiful and comforting room. Sally

Fifi Flowers said...

Beautiful Decor... FUn to have play time!
ENJOY your day!
Fifi

prof en retraite said...

Ohhh! Toile is my favorite! Can't wait to see the finished product!...Debbie

Barb said...

Pat, your blog is great! Love your purchases! Good job.

Barb

Helen said...

Hi there! Enjoy your lovely weekend ... wish I could magically transport myself back to MO for the weekend. I'll have to settle for a great Skype conversation and glass of wine this evening with my MO sister. Cheers!

Beverly said...

I love gold and blue together especially gold and navy. I will be excited to watch the redo.

Have a fun weekend.

Bo said...

Hi Pat...I adore toile...so any color, any design, any where that has toile, I'm going to love it! Have a lovely outing...also, that was a lovely quote... ;-) Bo

Joy said...

What pretty colors and I love the pattern of the comforter.

Peggy. said...

I just love Target's clearance items! Have a great time in Herman...the weather is supposed to be great.

beth at aunties said...

Pat,

Target has some really pretty things on sale right now. I just bought a new bed cover there also.
The pillows look really nice:)
Have a wonderful trip and I look forward to hearing about it when you get back.

♥♥♥

Light and Voices said...

Louisa May Alcott's quote about working and playing is a good plan to have. First picture with chair and tea set is so inviting. Do you have Constant Comment? I'll be right over. Have a great time in Herman, MO. Toile is like awesome! I can hardly wait to see your guest bedroom redo.
Joyce

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Pat, I love, love, love toile!! Very nice.

Looking forward to seeing your island change too.

Blessings,

Sher

Happy To Be said...

Pat thank you for your prayers for Kyra..this just means the world to me..have a great weekend dear friend..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

alice said...

What a great find, I love Target!
Can't wait to see your guest room make-over. Have a great weekend.

Rosie's Whimsy said...

You just have to love the sales at Target ..... and the clearance aisles at Marshalls! I love a good deal on a beautiful textile.

The Alcott quote is wonderful. I think I need to print that out and stick it to this computer :-)

Have the Best of Weekends!
Rosie

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Pat, I love that quote. I look forward to seeing your toile bedroom. You probably weren't visiting my blog when I did a post on how much toile is in my home. I think I overdid it, but I do love toile. Have a wonderful trip. I know you'll take some great pictures to share with us. laurie

Mary said...

Hope your weekend away is wonderful Pat. Love what you found on sale at always fabulous Tar-Zhay - the makeover will be stunning.

I just painted in almost black - go see!! I love it - Bob is a bit concerned he'll lose his way in the night, ha! ha! He was in St. Louis for 2 days - weather was quite pleasant for the time of year.

Hugs - Mary.

Tomarie said...

Pat,
I am so touched by your kind words left over at Laurie's~~thank you!!
It sounds like your friends have an amazing piece of property with all the small cabins with their own uses...how cool!
Thank you again! Laura

Amara said...

Pat, I love that toile. You're right, when the opportunity knocks... Thanks for your comment on my blog. Maybe "Walden" happens in seasons for all of us.

Becca Watson said...

Very pretty! I love the blue and gold! I hope you two have a wonderful trip and weekend!!
Thanks for stopping by and leaving wonderful comments!!♥

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Pat, I love toile too. And I am still thinking about the Ballard shower curtain. Can't make up my mind. I think the reason being is the tile in the bathroom needs to be totally redone. Why is it when you change one thing everything else needs to be changed. :) Lynn

Shelia said...

Hi Dear Pat! Oh, Chloe Dawn was just thrilled to have you visit and like her Pinkness! We'll have to watch for the dog show. We like them too.
Hope you're having a beautiful weekend.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

yellowfarmhouse said...

You've always got something up your sleeve Pat - I love seeing your projects come to life - can't wait to see the island, I know it will be beautiful.

Hugs - Karen

Savory said...

Wonderful mix of color and texture. Understated. I'm loving it.

xinex said...

I love your tea set and I love the Frenchy toile fabric, pretty colors!...Christine

Steve Ballmer said...

... well written people, I enjoy a good, interesting blog!

Denise said...

I love the new bedding. Gold is my color!

Have a great day, Denise

Bre said...

Wow, you have a beautiful blog ...perfect for " A Beautiful Life" !

...loved the blue and white toile...it's to die for !

Cheers,
Bre
http://chantillygrace.blogspot.com/

the pleasures of homemaking said...

I was in Target last week and noticed they had most of the linen section on clearance - getting ready to bring new stuff in. You know I love toile!

Manuela

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

Your new heading is wonderful!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Oh, you are making me want to check out what Target has in my area right now!! I love Target. You found some beautiful things! And I totally understand the "seizing the moment!"

I had a great time at Blissdom. I met such wonderful bloggers -- I only wish you had been there Pat! I'll try to share a post on my experience soon! Thanks so much for thinking of me!!!

Melissa

Rowan said...

That's a great quote from Loisa May Alcott. I really like your throw and pillow shams, your guest room is going to look great - wish I had your decorating talents and energy!

Nancy said...

Pat, I love that toile pattern! I can't wait to see it all finished! Your decorating is gorgeous and I always admire everything you do! Nancy