Cottage Bed and Chest

for Riley Kish





When Riley visits Grandma’s cottage, her days are filled with outdoor activities - wading at the edge of the lake, picking roses for bouquets, and, of course, picnics. At night, she is always worn out and ready for an early bedtime. Riley gets to sleep in a very special bedroom. The furniture in there belonged to Riley’s mom when she was a little girl. That makes for even sweeter dreams!

Rileys Bed

Riley’s four poster bed is so cozy and comfy. It is constructed from wood and is base-coated with white paint. The headboard and footboard are adorned with swags of beautiful cottage flowers, which are hand-painted. The edges of the headboard and footboard are trimmed with white and pink cording. The spindle posts are painted white and accented with pink. The painted surfaces are distressed to give a well-loved vintage look. The mattress is made from foam and is covered with white cotton. The dust ruffle is made from white eyelet and is attached to the bed along with the mattress. Mom taught Riley that four-poster beds make great tents!

Riley’s bedding is a combination of charming nostalgic fabrics. The reversible coverlet is made from pink rosebud chenille and pink dotted Swiss. It looks so pretty turned down with her scalloped eyelet sheet peeking out. Her white pillows have fancy old-fashioned pillowcases that are removable. One of the pillow cases is pink gingham with white satin ribbon trim, and the other pillowcase is made from a darling retro floral print. Riley has lots of other pillows on this bed - a pink pillow covered with crochet lace, a round ruffled pillow made of vintage blue and white gingham with embroidered blue cherries, and - last but not least - an eyelet neckroll tied with pretty blue silk ribbons.

Rileys Toy Chest

The sides of Riley’s toy chest are painted with baby blue and white stripes. A rose cluster is painted on the top to match the bed. It makes the perfect home for her jointed kitty, but Riley would rather keep her on the bed so she can snuggle her at night.

Rileys Jammies

Riley’s shorty pj’s are made from soft light blue fabric with tiny white branches of blossoms. The top is edged with lace and closes in the back with a snap. It has a lace embellishment with a pink silk ribbon rose at the neckline. The short bottoms have an elastic waist and are trimmed with lace at the legs.