Friday, April 15, 2011

slowly coming together...

We had to go to several different stores before finding something we both liked that was affordable... some of the patterns that we saw just felt a little too old or formal for us. This particular one says Kohl's on the tag. I am always amazed when an American product finds its way into a Belizean store and is reasonable in price. The rule of thumb here is 'if it is imported it is expensive'.  We  found it in a supermarket in Belize City. 

Furniture is very expensive here so we decided just to go with a mattress and box spring set with a simple frame underneath.  No headboard or anything like that.  There was a handcrafted bed that we both fell in love with but to spend 1200 US dollars on a bed frame with no mattress just seemed like poor stewardship over our limited resources.  Instead we decided to invest in a high quality mattress with firm support.  We chose a Sealy Posturepedic.  The bed we slept on for five years in Russia had a horrible mattress and we didn't want to repeat that mistake!  
  
These curtain rods were an exciting find. The window coverings are blackout curtains.  They make the room much cooler and block out the strong rays of the sun.  There were only a few colors to choose from so we went with the tan.  It all works to together with the wall color and the colors in the bedspread.  

We don't have anything on the walls yet... the walls are made of concrete so Tom has to drill into the wall and place anchors in so that we can hang things.   Once we start to collect what we want on the walls we will need to chart out where each piece will go.  Slowly but surely we are turning this house into a home.

10 comments:

  1. I really like that bedspread. Love palm trees and the like.

    (and it looks like a Tommy Bahama design, which is very fashionable, tres chic.)

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  2. Really cool bed sheets!

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  3. The bedspread is lovely - I particularly like the colors. The curtains look great. Yo're having fun decorating.

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  4. It's wonderful to see the progress you're making on your new home Alida. Thank you for sharing with us!

    Have a Blessed Weekend!

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  5. It's so nice that you are able to find some things that you like to make your house a home. Your bedspread is so pretty. I love it. A good mattress and box springs is very important. I think you made a wise decision. Thank you for sharing your home with us. Blessings! Candace

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  6. I agree--very nice bedspread. And so fitting for your location!

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  7. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I enjoy reading your blogs, and congratulations on 6 years blogging. WOW! I look forward to 6 more... and 6 more... and 6 more... and 6 more... and then more! :)

    Be Blessed
    Sabrina -

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  8. Love it!! And I think blackout curtains are a great addition.

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  9. Looks great..I love the comforter. I am glad everything is moving right along.

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  10. Pretty coverlet! What a Proverbs 31 woman - making your home cozy! Be blessed during this very special week!

    Following you on Network Blogs:)

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