Master Bedding updates from Homegoods


Iknow it’s almost Christmas Day, but for those of you who are still home and online surfing the web like me, thanks for stopping by.  I’ve been baking and getting ready to start cooking for real on Thursday, since I’m hosting Christmas dinner for Peter’s family this year.

if you’ve been reading my blog awhile, you’ve seen my master bedroom, but there are some changes going on in there and I’d love your opinions.  I have had a creamy colored matelasse with matching king shams on this bed for 4 years now and I love matelasse, but didn’t love how this one was wearing.  I had put a blue blanket across it from the first and the threads from the blue blanket had “pilled” onto the coverlet and I have never been able to get it all off and looking great again. I’ve washed it and washed it (even tried shaving it) and that little bit is still there in the fibers of the coverlet and it irks me. 🙂  You can’t see it unless you’re close up on it, but I know it’s there.IMG_8123

So, I’ve been on the lookout for something that could come in and join all the other fabrics on this bed without having to start over. I was really just going to try to find another matelasse and change it out and keep everything else.  I strolled through Homegoods last week, because they always have some great looking linens in there and I spotted this set with a King coverlet/quilt along with 2 shams, all for $39. Now, that’s a deal!  IMG_8118

And I really like it too.  But, I want to make sure it’s not too sweet with the flowery vines on the coverlet.IMG_8113

I’m not a huge floral fan, but a few flowers I can handle.  And it really does sort of mimic the floral vines on the lamps…see.IMG_8105

I want to make sure it doesn’t scream “Country”, since Country is not me at all.  I think it’s really pretty and the color of the blues couldn’t be more perfect with all my fabrics.  I love the texture of the all cotton fabric too.  The coverlet is edged in this dark blue with the striped little flounce, which I really like too.  My friend, Debbie gave it her stamp of approval when she saw it and assured me that it didn’t look Country.

What do you think??IMG_8106

See how perfect the striped ruffle goes with my Calico Corners paisley fabric on the shams?  Couldn’t be a better match.  I love the texture of the white shams too.IMG_8120

I just want to know that it’s still pretty and elegant, but not going Country.


You are free to offer your opinions.  At only $39 for the whole shebang, I do like that.  I just don’t want it to look like $39, know what I mean. 🙂  And I really don’t think it does. I’m loving it more every day I see it on the bed.  (special note: the blue paint in the bathroom is not nearly that BRIGHT, there’s a skylight that always electrifies the color with light).

Because someone will ask:   Gold paint color in the bedroom is Sherwin Williams Blonde.

UPDATE:  READ the Comments to see what I’ve decided on this!!  Thanks ALL for chiming in and Merry Christmas!  I’m cooking and chilling today.

(Homegoods is not paying me to say any of this, I just happen to love their store and want to help them stay in business!).

The giveaway winner for List Plan It is:  Pam with CocoMama Congrats to you on the win, I will send your name and email to Jen and she will get you set up for logging on to claim your prize.

- Rhoda


  1. I do think the coverlet and shams are a bit country. BUT, used with your existing fabrics and accessories, I don’t think the overall look comes across as country. It works really well with what you have in there. I’d keep it – at least use it for a while. If you decide on something else later – well, you’ve only spent $40, and you can sell it at your next yard sale! LOL!!



  2. The coverlet and sham are perfectly beautiful! I think Debbie is right, it is not country looking at all, but rather ,it is elegant and lovely and fits in with your other fabrics and lamp. Good choice and excellent price! I do wish HomeGoods would come to Canada. Merry Christmas to you and your hubby! Love and Hugs, Cindy S.

  3. I say~ if you like it… then it stays! I feel French Country… NOT COUNTRY! $39.00!! Can’t beat that! Keep it until something else catches your eye. Merry Christmas Rhoda and Peter! I am hosting Christmas Eve tonight with my Husbands family. I’ll send pictures! Nancy from OHIO

  4. I always know that when you ask for opinions, you’ll get them! And I really did want to hear what ya’ll had to say. I do love the coverlet and most everything about it, but it was the flowers that was throwing everything off for me. If it had NO flowers in the middle, I would no doubt be keeping it. SO, I’ve decided to return this one and keep my old matelasse for awhile until I find something that really floats my boat. I was afraid this one was coming off Country & many of you confirmed that. Country, I am NOT! So, back to Homegoods it goes! I’m glad my decision is made and I can pack it up and take it back. I’m sure I’ll find something I totally love. This one was about 85% and that’s not good enough. Thanks ALL for taking the time to comment.

    Oh, and my hubby didn’t say it at first, but when I mentioned the Country word to him, he agreed that it did to him too, he just didn’t want to burst my bubble if I was in love with it. 🙂 Great hubby, huh?!

  5. I think it’s quite lovely and not “country”

    Merry Christmas.

  6. Rhoda,

    I was surprised when I read some of these comments. I think all you needed to do was add a deeper solid blue (like the trim on the coverlet) throw at the end of the bed.
    Merry Christmas, my friend.

  7. Good choice about returning it. It was kinda country! White would look best.

  8. Hi Rhoda,
    I love blue and yellow so this works for me! I love HomeGoods and stop in every chance I get. Dropped by to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas.

  9. That is FAR from ‘country’..wink wink..

    I am having a blog give away – if you are interested. Stop by and post a comment.

  10. You crack me up, Rhoda! I live in fear of my house looking “country” because I can’t stand that cutesy-country look. You have such a beautiful home and I just love to browse through your pictures.

    Merry Christmas!

  11. Hey Rhoda,

    From one decorator to the other, you totally made the right decision. I’m not country either. I love the “minimalist” style of the matelasse coverlet over the floral. I’m sure you will stumble over something perfect! 🙂

    Merry Christmas!

  12. I really like it. Love the blue and white and how they have used all the designs together.

  13. Rhoda, if you are not loving it, then back it goes. I personally like it but I like the french country look…I have white duvet cover that was given to me, but afraid to use it, lol..we are still unpacking from our move 6 months ago so it’s in a box..I think I might try it out for spring and summer and add some interesting pillows to set it off..
    Your home is lovely and do what makes your heart sing!
    Merry Christmas to you, hubby and your family!

  14. morgan muhlhausen says

    Merry Christmas, Rhoda!

    Your room is lovely…so elegant and relaxing. I liked the matelasse better as well…one thing to keep in mind is the “white sales” many retailers put on in January…I’m sure you’ll find something you can’t live without for a super price!

  15. So glad you made a decision you are feel good about and with which the hubby agrees.

    Did you try a lint brush for the pilling? I also rub a wool sock on it first, then use a lint roller. Somehow the combo works for picking up pilling.

    I can’t wait to see what you find in the future. Pottery Barn has a ton of their linens on sale right now- not quite Home Goods cheap, but gorgeous!

  16. Rhoda it’s simply lovely and does not scream country at all except for the matching pillow shams. The spread it’s self was a lovely choice. You could still take the creamy colored matelasse pillow shams and use them, that is if the new spread is creamy. Other than that….it’s all Lovely!

  17. Hi Rhoda! I’m a blog reader, and I regularly read your blog…love, love your blog. I think you are use to seeing a solid color on most of the bed, and are getting used to seeing pattern, it is an adjustment….I think that placing a solid color blanket or throw or quilt, folded at the end of the bed would be nice. Sincerely, Karen

  18. I love it….I think it looks just right…..39 such a deal !!! I wish Homegoods would pay me just for walking in their door LOL I love it there 🙂

    This is my first day back blogging….we went away over the holiday…..down to Newport RI what a fantastic time we had….we just love it there…..

    I can’t wait to catch up…

    I wish you well in 2010, thanks for being such a sweet blogging friend…..

    xo Kathy 🙂

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