Saturday, May 1, 2010

Guest Blogger - Maria From Dreamy Whites

hi all. The very sweet Maria from Dreamy Whites has been kind enough to do a guest post for me while I have been very unwell (which is why I have been missing). I know you will enjoy this beautiful post.....

Hello Marley & Lockyer Readers!

I first would like to thank Ness for inviting me to guest post on her beautiful blog.

It is a real honor to be here.

She is one busy girl, and I was happy to fill in for her.

I know Ness loves linens just as much as I do. So I thought I would do a post on how I arrange linens in my bedroom.

I have an obsession with linens. Especially anything that has a monogram on it or might have the word french attached to it.

I recently purchased some beautiful linens from

I love them and I think they mix nicely with my vintage linens.

I thought I would first share a few photos of the french inspired pillow slips I bought from the talented Ness.

I love this vintage french wine label that Ness added to this slip.

I also love the little M & L tag she attaches to her designs.

I ordered this La ballon pillow as well.

These pillows are made from a crisp white cotton.

I love how bright of a white the cotton is.

Ness also made the 1902 pillow.

She dyes them herself to resemble vintage feed sacks.

The color comes out beautiful.

I think Ness does an excellent job dyeing her pillows. If you notice in this bottom photo, that is a picture of a grain sack from the 1880s

Ness's pillow slip matches the antique grain sack perfectly!

Can a girl ever have too many pillows?

I don't think so!

Speaking of grain sacks...

I don't think you could ever have enough of these either.

They are one of my favorite things to accessorize my home with.

I discovered grain sacks about 7 years ago.

I have been hooked ever since.

You can use them for everything.

The list could go on forever......

For now I will share with you how I use them in our bedroom.

This photo and the above photo were shot looking into a mirror in my bedroom.

Not only can grain sacks be used to make beautiful pillows,

but they can be used as a runner for the edge of the bed.

The bed below is done up with mostly vintage linens.

My sisters made all of my pillows.

I am so lucky to have sisters who will sew for me!

My husband thought the Anthropologie duvet was a little frilly.

So to soften it,

I added a vintage monogram sheet.

Then I put a grain sack on the end of the bed.

Then to add a little bit of dimension I added a cotton throw, that has a modest ruffle.

Then to top it off a french basket full of lavender pillows, to the foot of the bed.

I have a real collection of lavender pillows, my sister made all of them.

I have had those lavender pillows for over 4 years and they still are just as fragrant as the

day we made them.

My bedskirt I have on this bed is also from Anthropolgie. This bedding is a bit modern,

however I love the mix of modern and vintage linens.

Thank you Ness for asking me to guest post on your beautiful blog.

You are such a talented girl, and it was a real honor to be here.

I hope you all have a great weekend.

Take Care,



Thanks again Maria. You know how much I love your house and I could just curl up in that bed with all of your vintage pillows. It would have been the perfect spot for me to recover! Thanks for showing us your room. You are a sweetie.

I will be back on board tomorrow for posting as usual...Ness xx


  1. What gorgeous photos, I just love the balloon pillow, the cute little green chair and the lilacs. Just sooooo pretty!I hope you are on the mend Ness!!

  2. What a wonderful post you did for us today. I love pillows all over the place and the pillows on your bed are delicious. The ones that you ordered from her website are so lovely.


  3. Mmmm....just lovely, Maria! I definitely agree with you...that one can never have too many pillows..and Ness, your pillows are so pretty! I hope you feel better soon!

    Many blessings!

    : )

    Julie M.

  4. Great guest post! Love it girls! Thank you for sharing your great style! ~lulu

  5. Absolutely pretty. Ness's pillows and the talent Maria does to style them in her home. Thanks for sharing your magic.
    :) Lara

  6. So sorry to hear you are unwell again Ness. If you need an all-white-on-white(or ivory) gift wrap guest post I would be happy to do one if needed while you are recovering.Just let me know and get better soon. Much love XO. I wish I could do more to help you.

  7. LOVE your blog, and Dreamy Whites as well!

  8. What a beautiful post, so much to look at. Just so soothing. Thank you.

  9. Sending you lots of get well wishes ~
    Great guest post with brilliant ideas for grain sacks!

  10. Oh what a gorgeous post and wow, lovin' the bedroom!

    Hope you feel better soon Ness,
    xxx DJ

  11. hi i love your blog always a delight to read ...have been a huge fan of you beautiful cushions and i have been a follower for a while now.just wanted to send you well wishes to you getting better soon XX

  12. Hello from new zealand just visited marias blog creamy whites and she asked us to send you some good wishes as you aren't feeling hope this brightens your day......your blog is very inspirational and stunning photos.....

  13. Get well soon, and feel better, Ness!

    Love your linens, and Maria's lavender pillows, she is rich in sisters!

  14. Hello my lovely Ness. Hope you are feeling better. Thanks Maria for sharing these gorgeous photos of your bed with us, I adore anything monogrammed too and your linens are just gorgeous, as are your lovely Marley & Lockyer pillows:) Wishing both of you lovely ladies a wonderful day. Big hugs to you both ~ Tina xx

  15. Gorgeous Gorgeous.. there's Ness's beautiful balloon cushion again and your lovely blue bed throw... lots of eye candy.. Hope you feel better soon Ness.. Julie

  16. Great post!!! I love to see Maria's house, it's so charming in every thing she decides to add. And Ness, your cushions are superb!! I hope you're ok, just take care and recover soon!!!

    Hugs, Zaira

  17. Maria your bedrooms is gorgeous and Ness's pillows are gorgeous! I love them! Such a great guest post!

  18. dear Ness, I hope you feel better soon! Relax and take your time, let someone pamper you;)!
    We hope to see some more nice stuff from you!

    take care



  19. Maria, great post of your lovely linens. Thanks for fillin in for Ness. Hope she is soon well and back blogging

  20. Lovely post Maria...hope you are feeling better Ness, xv.

  21. Ness, As usual Maria's post is beautiful and also the pillows you made. What a room to showcase your lovely talents! I do hope you feel better soon. I noticed yo uhaven't posted in a bit and look forward to seeing you back again. Best wishes.


  22. NESS, I HOPE you are feeling better SUPER quick! We miss your posts! But, you couldn't have chosen a better guest poster EVER, I big puffy heart Maria!

  23. OH,BTW, the Balloon pillow has been one of my FAVES for ever! I really want someone in my family to surprise me with it! LOL (HINT hint, family!)

  24. Bonjour Ness, just wanted to wish you a speedy recovery.Hope that you are feeling better bientot.

    Bisous, Leeann

  25. love the post that Maria did for you, Ness!

    I hope you have a full recovery! Feel better soon,

  26. Hope you feel better soon, Ness. Beautiful guest post, Maria.

  27. Lovely post Maria! Love the grain sacks! I've been on the hunt for one for my table runner :) Ness, I hope you are ok and start feeling better, my thoughts are with you !

  28. What beautiful things you create Ness. I will add you to my favorites. Wishing you a wonderful day!

  29. Great post Maria~ your bed linens are gorgeous!

    Feel better Ness and take your time, we'll all be here when you return.

    Hugs to you both,

  30. perfectly beautiful!!
    hi maria :)
    & hello ness
    great post
    i still love that 1902 pillow!

  31. Big hugs my little Angel!!
    Get better soon! Your pillows look like the perfect place to fall and rest:)

  32. I hope you are feeling better Ness... your pillows are gorgeous and look fantastic on Maria's bed.... just beautiful,

  33. Great job, Maria! And Ness, I hope you feel better real soon!

  34. Such a lovely post a pleasure to look at and read. Your cushions are divine Ness and Maria has displayed them so beautifully. Thankyou for sharing you are both very talented.
    Donna xx


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