Monday, May 11, 2009


Hello and welcome to Blue Monday hosted by Smiling Sally. Thank you Sally for hosting this fun event!

I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day! I had a wonderful day relaxing on the front porch, hubby cooked on the grill so I was able to read and garden. Great Day!!!!

Today is my last post on my Americana Bath. If you have not been here before take a look at my last two Blue Monday posts to see the other pics, if you'd like. It's quite a large bath so I had lots of room to work with. I love this room, it really makes me smile. It's a guest bath, thank goodness I would not want to dust this every week! LOL

Last week I told you that I would show you closups of these cute little cottages by Brandywine Collectables. I collected them through the years while on vacation in the Outer Banks. NC.

The detail in them is amazing. I usually bring downstairs the one's in season to use for vignettes. If you click on the picture you can get a better look at them.

Another Betsy Ross cross stitch. I think she is so sweet!

Some cute little collectables on a dowel tree. I loved cross stitching the little apple pie alamode with a flag. My favorite desert!

This magazine rack I picked up for a dollar at a flea market, painted it in the wall color and put on a piece of the wallpaper border.

Waste basket was from the dollar store, then just glued on some wallpaper.

Bear was a thrift store find then I dolled her up with lace and a flag.

A cute little cone hat that I've just recently made using vintage ledger and images.

I found this cute little print in a gift shop last month.

This little cross stitch sachet bag was so much fun to stitch. I love stitching little vignettes like this.

I hope you enjoyed looking at all my pics of my Americana Bath as much as I enjoyed showing them to you! Blogging is so much fun!

Bless you, Shirl


Elizabeth said...

I used to work in a gift store and we sold the Brandywine cottages. They were my favorites because of the details. My sister collects Cat's Meow from different places she visits.

bj said...

This is absolutely have put a lot of work into it. So nice! I love your curtains...

Mary said...

Golly, you sure found a lot of blue. I surrender. I think your post is wonderful and I love your blog.

Marie Reed said...

Wow! Your bathroom is ginormous! This has me humming America the Beautiful!

Candy said...

Three Cheers for the Red, White, and Blue!
I salute! I'm a doily fan, here and other places down you blog. Love 'em.


jeanne said...

Good morning Shirl, I absolutely love your bath and everything in the nice large room. My daughter would be drooling over your great Americana collectibles and crafts. She has Americana in her great room. Thank you for sharing your wonderful collections and crafts. Good job.


Becky K. said...

My very favorite?

The Betsy Ross Stitchery.

However, everything is lovely. All made and placed with can tell.

Smilingsal said...

I love the idea of putting wallpaper border of the magazine rack and trash can. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Shirl, your bath is beautiful...I love your attention to the smallest detail.

Happy Blue Monday.


Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Happy Blue Monday, Shirl! Those little cottages are adorable. Thanks for sharing & have a wonderful day.


Knitty said...

There is so much to see in that room! I have some Brandywine collectibles too.

Happy Blue Monday!

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Shirl, I think this is the neatest bathroom I have ever seen!! LOVE all the detail you put in!

I hope you had a beautiful Mother's Day :) I got sick Saturday while out with my mom and am still sick :( Not a fun Mother's Day,lol!
Love you,

Charli and me said...

What a neat bathroom you have. I love the country inspired theme. I especially like all of your houses. What a pretty collection you have. Happy Blue Monday!

kbbryant said...

How fun to have a large bathroom to decorate. It looks like you made it a very special place and lots of thought went into all the special touches.

Kathy b

Shelia said...

Morning, Shirl! Oh, my dear, what do you not have? You have the most wonderful things and I love your bathroom. It's huge! I'd give a slice of cake for a bathroom this large!
Be a sweetie and hope you had a nice Mother's Day,
Shelia :)

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Shirl, Sounds like you had a special and relaxing Mother's Day.
I love this part 3 of your bathroom redo. I love the houses very much and can appreciate the details and work since I designed for a company in the 90's painting small cottages. My line was called Heartsville Village Collection. Every house had a small painted heart on the cottage door.

I love the upgrade you gave the magazine rack and trash basket. So cute is the sachet too. Your curtains with the check curtains behind is such a great anchor for the room. And you took a little bear and gave him a whole new look.

You are so talented and really made this room outstanding. I am going to miss seeing it on Monday, but look forward to your next room.

Thank you for the inspirtaion.
Have a great day,
Love ya, Celestina Marie

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

I have loved seeing your Americana bath! I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day! Happy Blue Monday ~ Susan

Terry said...

Hi Shirl
Wow what an amazing job you have done .
It is just wonderful .
I'm loving all your Blues today .
there are so many little things to comment about I really don't think there is room so I will simply say thank you for sharing .Your creativity inspires.
What a joy it has been.
Blessings to you .

KayC. said...

Thanks for sharing your bath...I love all the red, white and BLUE!

Judi said...

Happy Blue Monday!
Your washroom is so pretty with all its blues...the houses are adorable! How lovely to have a collection from your travels.
Thank you for sharing...
just lovely...

Joy said...

the Brandywine cottages are so neat.. love all the detail. Your bathroom is adorable.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

wow Shirl.. if i were the guest.. I don't think I will ever go out from this bathroom.. hehehehe.. or else I will make excuses many times just to go and sit in your bathroom all the time.. hehehehe happy blue monday!

Melly said...

Hi Shirl,
You're bathroom is wonderful, filled with gorgeous treasures.

Thank you for visiting with me Shirl, sorry I don't know the name of the pattern on the tea cup all that I know is that it's Colclough, sorry I couldn't be more helpful.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

I looked forward to your post today all last week! Love this pretty bathroom. My bears are patriotic with flags, too! Did you use perforated paper to do the tiny Uncle Sam & the pie alamode?

Those houses are terrific!

Angelic Accents

sweetmemorymakingmom said...

Shirl, I always love how you decorate your home! I use to buy those wooden houses and stuff for my Mother-in-law but now I can't find them. I think they are so neat. She has the ones i have bought her above the window sills in her living room.

hugs, Ellen

Jennifer said...

Mom the bathroom looks really pretty,I love the holiday houses so much.Love you,JEn