Old Sweetwater

Old Sweetwater

Saturday, February 13, 2010

They're Back Just In Time for Valentine Day!



Okay, so my dear brother and SIL go to their best friend's new apartment shortly after getting married (this is years and years ago).   They're chatting and in conversation my brother says, "...yeah, they had one of those ugly, gaudy red velvet headboards!" Hahahahah.....chuckle-chuckle....uh...ah....snicker....uh-hem....big grin....grin fades....
*silence, except for the crickets*  

"You mean like the one we have?" the husband of the other couple asked. They got up and opened their bedroom door.  Yeah, there it stood in all its gaudy red velvet glory. The other couple just laughed about it, but it was one of those moments you never forget. 

Well, chickies....those headboards are back. Urban Outfitters sells them -- same shape and tufted!  The one above was featured in a large city's newspaper. Has anyone else had "one of those moments?"  What does your headboard look like?

34 comments:

Donna M. Kohlstrom said...

Had way too many of those moments!! LOL!

Headboard is wood that was designed and built by Hubby.

Lynn said...

Too funny. Our headboard is a beautiful curvy wrough iron to match our beautiful footboard and wrough iron bed.
Have to say this though,a few years ago we went "home" to Albany, NY. My mom was in a nursing home and I could not leave her that day so we found a motel close by. Had been there forever. When I was in HS it was such a sweet motel. We check in and walk in the room and, you guessed it, the same headboard! PLUS mirrors on the ceiling!!! The rest of the room was basic motel, very clean etc, but those little "extras" sure set it apart!
Hugs,
Lynn

Mrs. G said...

I have had a few of those moments for sure.
I think that red velvet head board in you post is kind of pretty.
Thanks for coming by the other day. Always nice to meet new bloggers.
Hugs,
Sue

Joycee said...

Yes, I've applied foot to mouth many times! It's hard to keep up with trends and technology. I always "study" Best Buys ads on Sunday!!

Deb said...

LOL....our headboard is a picture window the same size as our King size bed....

Andrea said...

Too funny. That just proves....one mans trash is another mans treasure..lol!!

My head board is a tall, large, black, distressed wood. I love it. Of course...others many not. HAHAHA.

Blessings, andrea

Lisa said...

Mine is boring. I have a mahogany canopy bed! So I do not have the great red one!! ;)
Happy Valentine's Day!

Hugs, Lisa

Donna said...

Mine is wood - no red velvet anywhere in the house! LOL.

Farmgirl Cyn said...

No headboard at all, just the wall. BUT....4 feet above the bed is an old barn wood shelf held up by 2 chunky corbels. LOTS of vintagey goodies displayed there along with a piece of my "art" and a couple photographs.

Frau said...

I want a new headboard in green velvet...now I have to convince the hubby. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a wonderful weekend and valentines day.

cindy said...

I know that feeling all too well and it is always in front of a crowd. I've never been given the pleasure of it just being one on one. What an embarrassment.

Our bed is red cherry sleigh bed.

Auntie Cake said...

That's like the time when I broke my wrist snowboarding. Later I was talking to a woman at a party who I don't know and she asks about my arm. I tell her, then she says it's a good story, and I laugh and say "Yep, at least I don't have to say I broke it tripping down the stairs." As soon as the words were out of my mouth I looked down and noticed her huge cast... I gasped and said, "Please tell you you didn't trip going down the stairs?" Luckily she was laughing very hard when she confirmed it.

Have a wonderful day, and yes, I am cheering the hardest for USA, and I will have tears running down my face as they accept their gold medals...
Kate

kimsound studios said...

a little honesty... the head-board is a little "over" my head - I like the picture :)

dobco said...

I was visiting my sister and my niece was with us as we were riding into town. We passed a truck that had a zebra stiped sofa on it and my niece started laughing at how tacky that was. I said, I have one just like it. My niece just sunk in her seat...of course I was just teasing her. We still laugh about it today. My headboard is a nondiscript wooden one...Chunky 80's style.

Saleslady371 said...

I was thinking about getting a headboard for my guest bedroom!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Too funny girl..I think we all had those moment...open mouth insert foot...My headboard is from 1880 very high but not wide...Hope You have a GREAT VD girl...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Nel said...

Boy I can't even tell you how many times I put my foot in my mouth. lol. Our headboard is wood and matches the other 4 pieces. It was my hubby's and he was so proud of it. Now talking about old at our little house in Arkansas it is a bookshelf headboard on a waterbed frame with a mattress in it. It was mine, but it works for there. Just a pain to put sheets on it.
Glad you stopped by, I do not know alot of people here in Willard so probably do not know your neice. It is a nice little town. Looking forward to reading over your blog when I have some time. Like what I saw.
until next time... nel

Nancy said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I personally think your brother was right in his assessment of the headboard. Have I had one of those moments? Too many. Once I said I didn't like the name "Howard." My roommate said, "My dad's name is Howard." Oops! As I said, I've had my share of goofs like that. Blessings.

It's me said...

Hello

What i nice story !

We don't have one...but it come verry soon !

I" am just back out of the shop it"s weekend!! the flowers are in the water it's weekend!!
Jippie...........

Have a nice weekend greetz Ria

Deb said...

I've experienced plenty of those what-was-I-thinking-when-I-said-that moments too.

And speaking of headboards, mine is made of wood. Kinda rustic.

But I've added some animal print fabric and accents here and there.

Just to shake things up a little bit.

Thanks for stopping by my place. Hope to see you again.

Sweet dreams.

Girly Muse said...

Hi! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! I popped on over and LOVE your blog. It's a feast for the eyes. (And please, come back to mine, I won't always talk so gross. :))

That is a painful, hilarious story. I'd enjoy one of those lurvely red velvet headboards, but we have a pretty cream iron one that I still admire for now.

Julie Harward said...

Mine is wood...I think they are kind of pretty! I have never know anyone who had one..maybe Hugh Hefner? (LOL)
But I say, live and let live! Have a good Valentines day and come say hi when you can :D

Tracy said...

Unfortunately I've had one of those moments more than once! Guess it just makes me very forgiving toward others when they do it.

homeschool101 said...

Thanks for dropping by. Great to meet new fellow bloggers. Have a wonderful week. Great post. :)

Just Breathe said...

I'm not really into that look. Oh yes I have done that many times.

Bernie said...

I have had many foot in mouth moments Beth.....blocked them out

My headboard is oak, I have my set for over 20 years and still love it.

Have a great weekend...:-) Hugs

Karen said...

My bed doesn't have a headboard. I just have a big picture hanging.
Your picture reminds me of the old movie glamor headboards.

Libbie said...

I love all the stuff coming back! And really that headboard pic you have is gorgeous! Just need to keep her dusted :) Cute story!

Christine said...

I couldn't come up with THE perfect headboard so I used two large, pictures.
Works for me!
Though... a red velvet,tufted headboard would be fun.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Your blog is really neat, enjoyed browsing through!

My headboard is wood (sorta "spokes!") prettier than it sounds!

Katherine

The Gough Inn said...

What a moment -- I am sure I've done the put my foot in mouth moments. I like the color of a red that on red barns. But for a headborad I don't think so -- I love wood all different types and styles. I have a barn red color on a cabinet that was built in the style design of country. My post tomorrow -- there are a few photos there. Look in the back ground of the first three photos you can see this red cabinet. Have a happy day tomorrow with lots of family love and your sweetheart on this 2010 Valentine's Day.

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Technodoll said...

First, I want that cookie!

Second, our mattresses are on the floor as we haven't come around to buying a bed yet, LOL!

I doubt we'll be going for velvet headboards anytime soon though... ;-)

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

OOPS! It happens to everyone sometime. My headboard is a sleigh bed, curved, dark, and just perfect for propping up a pillow with a good read. A little love for you on my blog today if you get a chance to stop by.
Best,
Stephanie