You May Be Seated

I have been wanting to show you my window seat for awhile now. 

On a whim I rearranged the shelves and put new curtains up (Target). 

I only used items that I already had except for the curtains and I just sewed new seat cushions.

That was the final piece that needed to be added before I could show you.

I bought some great French ticking at WAL-MART….yes, Wal-mart.

I tea stained it in my tub. 

 My two year old was a great help unwrapping all those darn tea bags.

At one point he wanted to drink it or get in..I opted for letting him get in.

The bathroom smelled really good.

Here is the final result and I am really happy with the whole look. 

The only thing I might add is a small chandelier above the windows.

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I have received a bunch of emails today about some of things in the pictures.

 Most of the items on the shelves came from antique stores or flea markets.

You can buy the pillows at the following places Petit Coterie, Marley & Lockyer and The Beautiful Life.

The beautiful mixed media collage is from Sweet Pumpkins.

 

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  1. Stacey

    Oh I would love to have a beautiful window seat like that. The pillows and cushion are wonderful!

  2. Lori

    Jeanne, that nook looks so pretty…what a great place to sit with your favorite book…you did such a beautiful job of putting it all together…lovely:)

  3. Rachel

    I love it! I could just curl up with a book and waste the whole day. You’ve added such nice finishing touches – the old books, the beautiful jar of buttons. A work of art!

  4. Tracy

    Jeanne -it looks FABULOUS! I can just imagine sipping tea: watching the snow fall, rain fall, kids playing outside, or reading a book. What a sweet seat – and check out gallery84.com for VERY inexpensive chandeliers – in all shapes and sizes!
    Fabulous work!
    xoxo

  5. Jackie

    Really beautiful! I LOVE ticking! The window seat looks so lovely and inviting and I love all the details you put around it on the shelves – perfect!

  6. The Beautiful Life

    Beautiful! It’s so funny! We both have like all the same pillows! 😉
    You did a lovely job! And while homeschoolig and traveling, too! 🙂
    Just beautiful!
    Ruth

  7. heather

    Oh, I’d curl up there with a glass of pinot noir and a book every night! Love those pillows so much. And that clock. I really need to find a pretty gold clock. 🙂

  8. Kari Payne

    Jeanne,
    I. am. in. love. with your windowseat. What else is there to say? It’s absolutely perfect. And I LOVE that you got that material at Walmart. It makes the whole thing that much more perfect because it’s thrifty. I want to transplant this and put it in my home…. LOVE IT!!!

  9. kasey

    I think it looks so pretty and inviting…good job.
    and i hear tea baths help fight the toddler 2’s!

  10. Stephanie Nelson

    Umm…I totally love it! AHHH! I am bored at work and freaking out at the moment..its amazing! Oh to dream…ahhh…boss is coming, gotta go!
    XO
    Stefie!

  11. amy

    i love you, jeanne! i have seen those pretty target curtains, and considered them for hanna’s room–sooo pretty. i love how you found that fabric at walmart. so cool! it all looks wonderful!

  12. koralee

    oh my…that is amazing…you have such great taste…the shelves are full of such amazing finds…A++ to you…please come over to my house it needs your touch! Pure Inspiration…i really need some of those pillows.

  13. mkg

    I love what you did with that space. Every detail is comfort plus, inviting and interesting. It’s really great and you did such a super job with the tea dyed cushions!! You should be so pleased!!

  14. Michelle

    Your window seat is the perfect place to curl up with a good book. You have done a beautiful job of decorating it. Love the ticking, one of my favorites and all your sweet accessories just make it a perfect cozy spot. Great job!!!

  15. Tricia Whisler

    Very pretty! I want to curl up there each morning with my chocolate milk. (I dont drink coffee) and maybe even take a nap!

  16. tracey

    It’s just gorgeous Jeanne – really, really lovely! How funny, I have most of the same pillows you have. I wanted the big burlap pillow to look a little more aged, so I ran it through the washer and dryer(even though it said not to). Let’s just say I achieved the look I was going for, but I was vaccuuming burlap out of my dryer for a week! Happy Monday…
    T

  17. B

    Just lovely! And gorgeous photos. I’m (just a little bit) jealous – is that naughty?! ;o)

  18. Elaine Power

    Jeanne it looks gorgeous! you have made it such a cosy place to sit lovely pictures, I love the cushions too, I will deffinetly be putting in an order for those this week, enjoy your cosy spot!

  19. lissa

    can I just get in my cozies and sit in there with my morning cup of coffee and have a morning chat with you? then on Sunday I will be over to take a nap! I love those measuring cups too! You have so many of those pillows… lucky!

  20. Becky @ Farmgirl Paints

    It’s so beautiful, peaceful and serene. I love it. My favorite things are those burlap pillows. Boy that’s all the rage right now. I keep seeing them everywhere. I need to get on the bandwagon:)

  21. Tara

    Thanks don’t mind if i do sit a spell, a lemondae would be good or a beer I am not picky! Seriously Jeanne, this is an amazing little part of your house, I love the drapes they give the room a romantic feel. I also think I need one of those card holders thingy’s, I forgot what they are called! Oh and Sara mention yesterday she still wants her badge..HA!! uhm, seriously I want one too! 🙂
    XO

  22. Heidi

    Thanks for the tip on finding ticking fabric at Wal-Mart! I was just at JoAnn’s this weekend looking for ticking but couldn’t find any–I never would have thought to look at WM! I always forget they sell fabric. I went this morning and got some of both the red and blue, yay!
    Are you going to the Old Glory show this weekend in Littleton?

  23. Chasity

    what a lovely place to daydream…it is sooo pretty! the pillows, the old books, the jar of buttons, the frog……all of it!
    i did want to see a shot of the little guy in the tea…that is too funny! 🙂
    have a wonderful day.
    chasity

  24. Traci

    how cute jeanne!!! i have always wanted a window seat, ever since i was a little girl. my friend had one and i was so jealous. i could picture myself spending countless hours reading, drawing, or writing in my journal.

  25. Amy

    Jeanne~
    OMG!!!! I want to sit there and read. And yes, I will babysit your kids!!
    xoxo

  26. LuLu

    I’ll be right over to have a seat! but you may have a hard time getting me to leave it’s so beautiful!
    LuLu

  27. paige

    smitten indeed
    i love everything about your space…the pillows, the clock, the cloche, the books….all thoughtfully placed.
    so perfect
    ps–i always love a peek into your world:)

  28. Alyssa

    Okay – I am currently imagining myself curled up on that bench with my cup of earl grey and a blanket 🙂 LOVELY!!!! Also, what did you use to fill that fab ticking cushion???

  29. Jemm

    Just beautiful. I really need you to come help me at our “new” old stone house. That is totally the look I want and the place is so 60’s not sure where to start. Probably the walls…

  30. Alice W.

    Absolutely stunning! I love how you pulled it all together and I think a petite chandelier above would be just perfect! I think this may be my first visit to your blog…but I know it won’t be my last…very inspiring! Thank you!

  31. rue

    Good morning Jeanne 🙂
    That spot looks so beautiful and cozy all at once that I would want to sit there all day and get nothing done. It looks like a magazine spread, seriously.
    Wally world can have some very surprisingly good things 😉
    rue

  32. kathy /vintageweave

    Thanks a million for stopping by our lil’ blog…..
    a) I am loving your bench ==great job!
    b) I, too, love Lisa Soers. I have purchased some amazing treasures from her at a long-ago Farm Chicks show!
    c) Great blog!
    All the best,
    Kathy Delgado

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