Thursday, July 19, 2012

How to Use Kantha Quilts..

The Versatile Kantha Quilt

These vintage Indian Kantha Quilts are made from old silk saris. Each one is unique and all hand stitched. Even the bright patches add a touch of personality to these wonderful old fabrics. 

Let's look at ways to use these works of art. Start with a simple little love seat..

This is one of my favorite Kanthas. I love this one because it has green on one side and the other side is totally opposite with dark browns and oranges! 

Which side to use? Go by the season. Green works best for Summer. It's light and airy and the green matches all my succulents.

It's actually prettier than the picture shows. I love the asymmetrical green stripe on the left.

Add a simple pillow. This is an old grain sack with a blue stripe.

This is the reverse side of the Kantha shown above. Totally different, but just as much fun. 

I'm going to save this side for Fall.

Throw a colorful ethnic pillow with it. As you guessed, I have tons of pillows!

This old grain sack with red stripe is perfect on the old Chippendale sofa.

What to do with all our small collections? I have collected old Bauer flower frogs for years. This old battery jar is great for showing off your collections and keeping them contained in one place.

These old zinc containers looks good with cut succulents from the yard.

I decided to bring the Kantha outside to cover a small patio table. It definitely brings some color to the outdoor space. The reverse side looks great too.

Outdoor kitty Tommy approves of our decorating. ^..^

Meanwhile back at Blue Springs Home, we just got in a new collection of sateen cotton quilted coverlets by Signoria de Firenze. The colors are bright and cheerful. I love the orange "Rust" color.

Here we have "Rust" on the bed mixed with Matteo's vintage linen duvet in "Coal." The vintage Suzani's absolutely make this bed pop!

Just in! Some new vintage striped pillows.

A whole stack of Brahams Mount cotton throw blankets. Pretty colors for Summer.

We are having a July John Robshaw sale.

Robshaw pillows and bedding are always fun!

Come check out the 25% Off Sale. All In-Stock John Robshaw!
Sale goes through month of July.

Blue Springs Home is located at 
369 E. 17th St. Costa Mesa, CA

(949) 642-3632

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Summer News Letter

Summer Tips from Susan...


Summer is here! The weather has finally warmed up in SoCal! Now is the time to re-define the bedroom. Sometimes duvets can be too warm for this time of the year. A light linen coverlet with a linen top sheet is perfect for these warmer nights. We have been busy here at Blue Springs bringing in a new collection of light weight, sophisticated blankets and throws.
Here are some of the new pieces we have introduced for Summer.

New from Selfte are blankets and throws in organic natural fabrics that are soft and beautiful for this time of year.

SDH and Bella Notte have wonderful selections of coverlets to choose from. Showing lighter colors for summer, these lines also have more vivid colors to choose from.

Satin and lace can look beautiful on a bed mixed with linen pillows and sheets.

Brahms Mount are 100% linen coverlets and cotton throws that are made here in the good ole USA. The long cotton fringe look pretty hanging at the end of the bed.

Shown in "Cinnamon," this Brahms Mount throw blanket really brings out the color in these new vintage pillows.

Detail of the braided fringe. Sometimes all you need is a new throw blanket to give a fresh new look. These blankets also look fab on the sofa and they're machine washable.

New vintage pillows with coral look good on this natural colored bed.

Red looks great in the summer. This bed looks fresh and inviting. The pillows are vintage and the coverlet is a red and oatmeal colored cotton weave. Perfect weight for the summer nights.

Stripes add a little something fun. Love this collection!

New vintage kantha blankets from India. So many things can be done with these colorful one-of-a-kind works of art. I just took one home and threw it over a small sofa for a burst of color. 

Colors range from bright greens to purples, pinks and aqua. You will be amazed at how they brighten up any room. Also they make great table coverings.

This pair of Suzani's just came in. A new line of bedding we will be getting called Signoria di Firenze will look fabulous with these pillows. These new coverlets should be arriving next week. Modern styles in black, orange and bright greens.

Pink is always a Summer favorite.

New vintage pillows in deep blues and black details.

Brighten up your bed or sofa with any of these vintage pillows. I guarantee you will be delighted!

Color, stripes, prints and textures! 

New vintage crystal chandelier is a sure head turner.

Lisa is helping me change the bed. We change them every week, sometimes even more often. When something new comes in we can't wait to show it off.

It takes two people to change and create the new bed. We have so many options sometimes it's hard to decide what to put on it, but it's always fun! 

This bed has a Matteo coverlet in "Earth" with a Brahms Mount throw at the end with blacks and grays. The euros at the top are Matteo in "off white." We added a velvet pillow mixed with a crocheted gray pillow for lots of texture. 

You can be versatile with a bed like this by changing out the top pillows and the throw at the end of the bed. The patchwork throw at the end is called "Sofia" by Bella Notte.

We have wonderful new linen and cotton sheets from all our bedding lines in stock right now! 

New coverlets and throw blankets are coming in daily. We have so many wonderful collections to help you create your summer bed. Come see us and see what's new!

Blue Springs Home is located at
369 E. 17th St. Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 642-3632

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