Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Iwanna Wednesday - All Things Bright and Beautiful!

I am obsessed lately with anything India. It all started with a bedspread my daughter April gave me that's silky and has bright colors, orange, pink, green, blue and yellow, mainly orange though, that's the dominant color. When I see it, it makes me happy. So even though I think that I should have an adult bedroom with bedding that's brownish, beigish, tan-ish, greenish...Iwanna bedroom with bright beautiful colors.

My bedspread alas has seen better days, and even though I love, love, love it...it's time to start shopping for another one. And is it just me or a bedspreads, comforters and sheets outrageously priced! Yikes!

Today for Iwanna Wednesday Iwanna pick out some things for my bedroom. Now some of them I may end up with and most of them I probably won't, but that's what Iwanna Wednesday is for, a day I can Iwanna anything I want, but that doesn't mean that I will be buying them.

To start with, I love ottomans, but the one I have is a drab olive green and even though I mean to re-do it someday, wouldn't it be nice to just have something new? Something bright and beautiful? Something like this...

This is exactly what I mean when I speak about being obsessed with the colors of India! Isn't this gorgeous? Not only do I love the colors, but I love the style, the way the ends curve and the see-throughness of the legs! This little beauty came from India By Design and is made out of recycled materials.

Also from that same website is this beautiful lamp made using a wire hanger and Indian Bangle Bracelets. I have tons of Indian Bangle Bracelets and I love them. The lamp might not provide a lot of light, but it's beautiful just as a display of art, don't you think?

So if I had that beautiful bench above, I would want to place it at the end of my bed and wouldn't it just look perfect if I were to get this bedding? What do you think? Too much? Hmmm, I don't know, I'm kinda loving it myself! This beautiful bedding is believe it or not from walmart.com

Now what Iwanna is some curtains. In my bedroom I have a beautiful bay window and a huge sliding glass door so curtains really make the room since most of the room will be curtains. And in keeping with the India theme, how about curtains made from Saris? I swooned when I saw these! They would bring out the blue in the bedding don't you think? These are from Indian Selections.com.

And I was thinking since I now have a beautiful place to sit at the end of a beautiful, colorful bed with gorgeous windows and the glow of the light through those colorful bangle bracelets what else could Iwanna except for a beautiful Sari to wrap myself in, but then I watched this video of how to wrap the Sari and while it's mesmerizing to watch how they wrap it, I just don't think that I can do it.


So maybe just a nice kaftan instead? Something colorful and comfortable like this?

And lest you think that Alicia has finally gone off her rocker or is losing it in her old age (since my last post was about all my gray hair), I think it's just that I've gotten to that point in life like the little old lady that shall wear purple.

When I am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple
by Jenny Joseph
When I am an old woman, I shall wear purple
with a red hat that doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
and satin candles, and say we've no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I am tired
and gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
and run my stick along the public railings
and make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
and pick the flowers in other people's gardens
and learn to spit.
You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat
and eat three pounds of sausages at a go
or only bread and pickles for a week
and hoard pens and pencils and bear nuts and things in boxes.
But now we must have clothes that keep us dry
and pay our rent and not swear in the street
and set a good example for the children.
We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.
But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
when suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.
So that's what I'm doing, I'm just practicing just a little bit now, before I grow old...so I don't shock anyone. What about you? What's your dream bedroom like and has it changed as you've gotten older?



  1. I've been obssessed with indian- made things for a long time. I still am. It started with fabrics, it went on to clothes, carpets, and now I even have some kitchenware from India.
    In the bedroom I have a carpet and a light bedcover of indian production, and I love them.

    1. Really? Wow, we have that in common then. I've never thought about kitchenware! I must go and look that up online, I bet they have some wonderful items! Thanks for commenting DUTA!

  2. Probably best not to go into what would be found in my dream bedroom!

    Please tell me you are not going to turn into a red hatter. My mother in law did that for a few years, I thought my wife was going to disown her. Apparently the group of women would put on their red hats and go to a restaurant and behave obnoxiously. My wife went once sans the red hat and was furious with them, not sure why.

    I am glad i don't have to wear a sari. Wow very complicated. I could see it getting caught in the door of a bus, the bus driving off with my sari and me spinning madly as the sari unraveled and there I would be in my gutchies. I had no idea that they had that much material in them.

    1. Oh gosh, where to start...lol. You again made me spit out my coffee laughing.

      Ok, first off, yeah...maybe it's best we don't go into what would be found in your dream bedroom. I should have rethought that question :)

      Second, no...don't want to be a red hatter, but wouldn't mind turning into an old lady that shocks people and makes them laugh, kinda like Betty White. That would be a cool old lady to be like.

      Third, oh my gosh!!! That comment about your sari getting unraveled and there you would be in your gutchies??? I'm still cracking up. Is gutchies like chones? You crack me up!

    2. You Californians have no class. Yes chones, from the Urban Dictionary:

      1. gutchies
      SW Pennsylvanian slang for underwear. Refers to all underwear, not only granny panties.
      Pull up your damn pants! I don't care if you're going out, I don't wanna have to see your gutchies.

      2. 1) Article of clothing worn by them there yins guys big mamas in Pittsburgh (Pixburgh), PA, to cover, albeit not attractively, their posteriors. Usually come in a multi pack, also known as granny pants. Underwear for the uneducated. Commonly heard at Walmart. --Raven
      2)Large underwear designed specifically for women in the Northeastern U.S., primarily rural areas (OH, WV, VA, PA) and urban hick, po-dunk centers (Pittsburgh). --Cyborg
      Ida: "I can't wait to go down the Burgh n' watch da Stillers n' drink some of that there Iron City with yins."
      Judy: "Yah, after I get wasted n that I'm gonna ask a Stiller to sign my gutchies, ain't that kewl??"

      I am not sure that we talk that bad, but who knows. "Urban hick po-dunk center"! Wow! And here I thought we were the Paris of Appalachia:


      Actually I didn't know gutchies was a Western PA term.

  3. That ottoman is adorable and unique, I love the style and colors. The Sari draping video is really interesting, I was surprised to see all the pleats folded by hand. The blue sari curtains are beautiful! :)

    1. Yes, I too was amazed by that video, it's truly an art to wear one. But Saris come in such beautiful colors. I bought one recently at GoodWill and I want to use it to drape over my bed. It is yard and yards and yards of fabrice. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  4. I love the idea of making something new out of 'junk.' The ottoman is very neat!

    1. True, reusing something and turning into something that beautiful is pretty great!

  5. Hi!
    I've been looking for that style of bedding for our spare room. Do you have the link for this specific bedding from Walmart.com because I can't seem to find it! I'd really appreciate it!



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