Friday, April 17, 2015

Beatrix Potter & Cath Kidston Patchwork Quilt & Cushion ♥

I'm crazy, when I see things I like and I just have to have them, I don't even have to think about it, when I get it in my mind that I want them then there's no talking me out of it - tell me I'm not alone in this?! This beautiful Beatrix Potter and Cath Kidston fabric patchwork quilt and cushion set was no exception, the minute I saw it it had to be mine and the eighteen other watchers on Ebay just made me act even faster to get it. They actually are part of a cot set and also came with an American style all-around bumper and bunting in the same fabrics, but, as I'm not expecting I don't need the bumper and my bunting-a-holic self has run out of places to hang the pretty triangular stuff around the house, so those additions are now safely sealed in a vacuum bag and put away for the future just in case I ever do need them, shame really as the set is absolutely beautiful.

I just thought this set was the most beautiful thing ever when I came across it on Ebay, I mean two of my favourite things - Beatrix Potter tales and Cath Kidston fabrics in one - how could I possibly resist?! I've always loved Beatrix Potter and grew up with a fondness for the tales and the beloved characters, if you're not familiar then you have to read The Tale of Peter Rabbit, it's the 10th best selling children's book of all time people! I now have this cushion proped up on my bed, I think it's just beautiful and I love that my favourite characters are on the front - Peter Rabbit, the Flopsy Bunnies, Jemima Puddle-Duck and Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle.

I only had the quilt on my bed for a short while, I think it's too precious to have out, especially when Tyler Lee and his chocolate face usually finds his way to my bed! It matches the cushion perfectly though and I really love the patchwork on it. I've always wanted a patchwork quilt so now I finally have one of my very own (albeit it is for a little one!). What I love about the set is that it's one of a kind, it was handmade for a baby girl but never used and it makes it all the more special knowing I'm the only person with this.

 I really need to stop with the Beatrix Potter collecting for the moment though, I'm seriously broke from it all - who knew that anything with the characters was so sought after and so bloody expensive! I've also gotten Tyler Lee his very own handmade patchwork quilt from the super lovely and talented Scarlett's Cozy Cottage on Etsy, so I'll be sure to show that off when it arrives from America. I can envision myself ending up with a room just for all these pretty things one day, I'm still so in awe of this bloggers Peter Rabbit room, it's so beautiful and homely! Jacek is going to kill me if I buy anything else, you can safely bet that I'm now on a spending ban, it was so worth it though, just look at the prettiness and it's all mine! My blog's tagline is 'lose yourself in all things beautiful', so if I didn't have anything beautiful things to show you all I wouldn't be really fulfilling the objective of my blog now would I? I'm seriously clutching at straws here trying to justify this purchase but I love it and that's all that matters, right?!

Are you a Beatrix Potter fan too?
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  1. OMG, it's like looking at a room out of my grandmother's house. I love it! I grew up in the south, and it seems to me that southern decoration has a LOT in common with the kinds of things you see in Ireland, Scotland, and England.

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    1. Oh well grandmother chic is my vibe! :)

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  2. This set is so stink in' adorable! I love anything Beatrix potter! It really brings out the innocence of childhood! Great find!

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  3. I can see why you like it, I love it too! And I feel you on the eBay thing. I have to stay off of there while I'm getting my debt paid off. eBay is dangerous. ;) Congrats on your finds, everything looks really great!

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    1. Ebay is dangerous! I need someone to block the site from my laptop, lol! :)

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  4. I have always wanted to learn how to quilt. My great grandmothers were all quilters and I still have amazing pieces made by them. This is so cute. I love the duplicity of the pieces.

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    1. I'd love how to quilt too, it'd be absolutely amazing to make these kinds of things myself for my home.

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  5. Oh how cute! Would love this for both of my girls rooms! Super cute, they would love it too. I love it, super adorable!

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    1. I really hope I have a girl to put these in a room for someday.

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  6. This so pretty. I would love to have this on my daughters bed but "chocolate face" is a problem in my home too! lol

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    1. Haha, those chocolate faces are such a problem for the soft furnishings! :)

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  7. This is absolutely gorgeous! Like many this reminds me of my grandmother who inspired me to learn how to sew.

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    1. Awh how lovely! I wish one of my Nana's had taught me how to sew too.

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  8. Oh goodness! That Beatrix Potter and Cath Kidston fabric patchwork quilt and cushion set is absolutely lovely! I love quilts too and that one combines a fabulous patchwork with my favorite children's book! Total love!

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    1. Thank you Cara. I love the mix of fabrics too :)

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  9. Beautiful! I always loved Beatrix Potter when I was a little girl. Those 2 fabrics together are so pretty. I don't blame you for treasuring it and keeping it away from chocolate faces. :)

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    1. I'm glad I'm not the only Beatrix Potter fan out there. They really are so pretty, no chocolate faces allowed :)

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  10. Love those, the prints of the material is so pretty. I am totally digging the cushions, they would lit up some rooms.

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    1. It certainly lights up my room! :)

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  11. These are beautiful! They would look beautiful in a child's bedroom! Thank you for showing this to me!

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    1. I just need a baby girl to have it in a children's room :)

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  12. I have always loved Beatrix Potter stories. I remember my Gramma reading them to me, and then I remember reading them myself when I was able. So very nice to have another keepsake to recall those moments. Lovely work!

    http://www.itzybellababy.com

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    1. Aww that is so sweet that your Grandma read them to you. Oh I didn't make these, I just bought them.

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  13. love beatrix potter, just bout my lily the lily rabbit for easter and for myself a new set of the books in tkmaxx my other set from my childhood is in serious tatters. My knick name from my dad growing up was gemmia puddle duck when id get stroppy lol

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    1. Lovely that you're also a fan Gemma! I only get the original characters, I have to stick to the old-fashioned stuff! That is such a sweet nickname, I'll have to call you Jemima from now on :)

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  14. I love Beatrix Potter and I adore this set, what a lovely find! The colors are beautiful and the imagery is so whimsical! It's so interesting to see all of the unique things you can find on Ebay.

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  15. Those are so very pretty, I see why you like them so much. Some of my kiddos would like these too.

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  16. That patchwork pillow is too cute for words. This brings back memories for me, as I used to have this Holly Hobby quilt that was made in a similar fashion. OMGoodness…I can't believe that I still remember that.

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    1. I have no idea who Holly Hobby is but I'm glad I made you remember it! :)

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    2. Fiona, This is what Holly Hobby looked like: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/109986415870111679/

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  17. I think this is absolutely beautiful. I love the combination of patterns. It is definitely a quilt that will grow with you through the ages.

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    1. Oh I think it'll definitely become a family heirloom one day :)

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  18. know that you are not alone, i get that craziness a lot, too! + i see no reason why you wouldn't want your hands on these lovelies. they sure are pretty + adorable. they would brighten up any room + sure will give you nothing but good vibes while hanging out in your bedroom.

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    1. Thank you for letting me know I'm not alone in my craziness! Haha :) I'm so glad you get it and why I couldn't leave these behind! Now to convince my fiance ;)

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  19. Where have I been? Never heard of Beatrix Potter, but what I'm seeing reminds me of what my aunt sews, quilts and crafts...I have to ask her about this!

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    1. Oh no! You have to go and discover Beatrix Potter, her tales are such classics!

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  20. What cute bedding. I don't have much experience with the Beatrix Potter stories, but I do think the bedding is adorable. So perfect for a cozy kids' room.

    Amanda
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    1. Beatrix Potter's tales are absolute classics, I highly recommend a read :)

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  21. I love this! Its so pretty and reminds me so much of my grandma.

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    1. Awh how lovely. It seems patchwork quilts and and cushions remind people of their Grandma's a lot :)

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  22. Oh my goodness! Those are so adorable! If I had a little girl I would love this for her.

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    1. Haha I don't even have a little girl and I couldn't leave them behind! :)

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  23. Those patchwork cushions are totally worth getting in trouble with the husband for! I would do it in a heartbeat, they are gorgeous and really pull a bedroom together. If only I had a little one of my own I'd probably be just as broke decorating his or her room.

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  24. Everything looks so colorful. I would love to decorate with some of these patterns. They are so much fun!

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  25. Wow how pretty!! I really love the stitching. All the colors in these pieces are so pretty and remind me of Spring.I would have definitely bought them too ;) haha I just have to have them! I'm going to check them out just because you took such great photos! They'd be great in my bedroom or guest room, just so pretty!

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  26. You truly never know what you'll find on eBay! That is such a cute set. Good find!

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  27. This is a beautiful set. I would love this in my daughters room. I have always loved Beatrix Potter.

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  28. Wow! This is a beautiful design!
    One day I definitely want to learn this quilting!
    My friend had offered to show me.

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  29. I really love looking at quilts and there was a time that I so wanted to create one but I don't know how to sew. :) Those are really pretty!

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  30. Love the look of these quilts. I had planned a while ago to make one, you just stirred that urge inside of me. Thank you

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  31. I am not familiar with Beatrix potter but I am absolutely loving the patch work, it is so beautiful and I definitely need one myself. I remember when I was a kid I made one with my grandmother

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