Where I Shopped

Just a list of where I bought some of the decorating things used in the most recent renovation.  Includes the resources I used to buy the fabric, cording, etc for the valances.  Click on pics to enlarge.


Jane Bellows This is a canvas reprint by the artist Jane Bellows.  I bought it thru Gallery Direct which is a really cool company.  You decide the artwork size - a perfect solution for RVs.   Mine is 17 X 17 and I paid $77 for it - a Mother’s day special.  Print and frame versions vs. canvas also available.  And you can even use your own artwork by sending in your photos.  It came ready to hang with a wire across the middle.  It’s hanging on a teeny tiny nail and secured at the bottom with 3M squares.



Pillow CoversThe pillows are covered with a table runner I bought @ The Pottery Barn.  I just cut the runner in half, added the ties and a decorative button.   The ties and buttons are from Jo Ann Fabrics.




The decorative scroll piece above the bed is iron — picked up @ a local antique store for $15.  Hung with screws. It’s heavy!






It was finally time to replace the shop-looking rug for a decorative one.  Grin















This is 2’ x 3’ and fits perfectly. These particular rugs are cotton fabric vs yarn.  Bought @ American Country for $80. The rectangle vs. oval costs a bit more.   Color is Cape Cod.



The King size comforter and silk throw pillows are from the JC Penney Home store in Pembroke Pines, FL.  $50 for the comforter (soft gold) and the pillows were $25 each.  Both on sale.  
















The dining chairs are from Ethan Allen’s Tango collection. (now discontinued) I paid $240/each which included delivery to my door and the fabric I selected. These are normally $270/each — so I got lucky as they were running a small sale. I focused on chairs that were between 21-24 inches (deep and wide) so they would not overpower the space. I considered buying two chairs previously used in the Zephyr and they were more $$ than the Ethan Allen without shipping.    



Valance Fabrics -   Checkout this link for tips on where to buy designer fabrics and cording at a discount.


Covered Buttons/Tassels

Tiffin puts covered buttons and tassels on their 06, 07, and 08 Bus valances and I did the same in our bedroom. 

L&W Drapery in Golden, MS (the company Tiffin uses for all their soft goods) provided the uncovered buttons.  These are just like what you buy in the notions section at Jo Ann Fabrics, however, their buttons were attached to a nail.  They offered to cover these for me if I had any difficulty as they have a special machine to do it.  I figured out how to do it on my own — sort of crude, but it worked. 



5539 Garden Sweet These 4 lights are all manufactured by The Natural Light Company.  I found them via the Lighting Universe, but bought them from Beautiful Lighting in Coral Springs, FL.  3505 SophiaI saved approximately $100-150 per lamp buying them locally.  Yes they are crazy expensive, but I have never found lamps I love more than these. 

3516 Pomegranate









Finally a solution I used for the horribly bright sconces above our bed.  I’ve always wanted to replace these, but decided to try covering them with fabric. 

That half moon cover is actually plastic (surprise to me).  I just cut a fabric square about 1/2 inch wider than the shape and glued just the edges (on the inside).   They look a bit lost on the wall when turned off, but have a nice glow when turned on.



Pile of QuiltsI make quilts - it’s one of my hobbies and I always try to use them in the motorhome to give it that “homey feel”.  

If interested, check with a local quilt shop if you’d like a custom quilt of your own.  Some larger shops often sell their sample quilts.  Or check  Etsy.com This link should bring up current quilt makers.   There are lots of gals who would be happy to make a custom one for you too. Or look for quilt shops when visiting Amish communities.