Saturday, June 19, 2010

PINK SATURDAY & MY TEA-TIME/CUPCAKE GUEST BEDROOM


Hello and welcome to Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly of How Sweet the Sound. Thank you Beverly for hosting this fun event. If you stop by to see her you can get a list of all the other participants.

Today I have my new guest bedroom/craft room to show you. Lots of pics here, I loved everyone better than the next so just uploaded them all. LOL If you click on the pic you can get a better look at all the pinkness.

I stitched this little banner in anticipation of getting this guest bedroom done. My lifelong friend will stay in it alot so I thought these words were perfect. We met when we were eight years old and were now almost 60 so we've been through it all together.
~~~~~~It says. "Come talk with me of days gone by........ lets linger there awhile.......Some memories will make us cry.... But more will bring a smile.......~~~~~~~~~~~~~~How true that is!

Since I started doing altered art my sewing room was just getting too over packed with supplies and I reached the point that I could not be creative in there. So I decided when doing this room over that I would take one corner for my altered art crafting. I still have to get more organized with my crafts in here but it will do for now and has given me alot more room in my sewing room.

Here it is. I'm so happy with the way it turned out. All my favorite things in here. The only thing I bought was the chenille bedspread. I had been admiring it for a few years in Vermont Country Store catalog. Everything else was just gathered up from other rooms or my husband brought home from a flea market.

It all started with this wallpaper border that I saw in an Australian Decorating magazine. Took me three years to track it down and boy was I happy when I finally did.


This was how the room started, it's in the pre-civil war part of the house, the navy blue shelf went around two walls and did not have the little brackets. I had my husband make them for me. I'm putting a pink crystal knob in between each bracket to hang a vintage and repo apron from. Another thing I collect. LOL

More of the room in progress.


Finally got all those brackets painted white and some pink paint on the walls. The color I chose was called "Capricious Pink" Now I just have to paint the floor white and I'm ready for the border.



I am so happy with the way the room turned out and it has the most comfortable bed. The old metal frame we found out in the barn when we moved here. It did not belong to the second owners of the property so were pretty sure it was owned by the people that built the home in the 1800's.

In future pink saturday posts I will show some closeups of all the pretty pinks in here. The table to the right of the bed is my painting table.


The old vanity in the corner my husband brought home from a flea market and I had intentions of painting it white, after seeing it in the room I think I'm gonna leave it as it is. It's adds a nice place for the eyes to stop. Everyone that see's the room says the same thing. So I'm still thinking on that one. What do you think? Paint it white or leave as it is?







The bench at the end of the bed was an old end table that I skirted and covered in fabric.








A corner of the room has a little table all set for tea. This corner is on going and changes all the time.

The shelf was my mother's, she used to have dolls on it, now I have my collection of teacups on it.






I still love my old Dorothy's Ruffeled Originals curtains from the 80's. They are really wearing thin but I have not been able to part with them yet. LOL





A bedside table, I will show closups in future posts, many things were gifts from friends and other bloggers which I will add links to at that time.


In the pic below you can see one of the little pink crystal knobs with an apron hanging from it. That apron was made by my friend Connie of Living Beautifully. Still adding crystals and buying aprons. LOL


Now here is where it gets a little messy, this side has my craft supplies which I am trying to get more organized with, this will take a little time.


More pics of the table, most of the faux cakes were made by my daughter Jen of Jen's Petal Palace.
Chairs were a flea market find, they were gray and orange. I will show before and after pics in a future post.

A few things from Everyday is a Holiday.











This cabinet was given to me.

I have my collection of pincushions on one shelf.


My collection of vintage Nancy Ann dolls on another shelf.

Vintage china on the last shelf.

Some dolls on top of that cabinet.

Back over to my crafting corner. I will show more of this side at another time as I get more organized with it.

My father embroidered these pillowcases for me just before he died. My friend Pat who died severals years after him crocheted the skirt. Something that I really treasure! Everyone in my father's family embroidered even the men, this was on his mother's side.


This beautiful tray on my painting table was painted by my friend Celeste of Celestina Maria Designs . This is one of my most treasured items.




I've always loved a nest with eggs, so touching that a loving Mommy made with love!




Well, I hope you enjoyed looking at my guest bedroom. I'm so glad that you stopped by and thank you so much for taking the time to look at all these pics! I will show some closups in future posts. So many things I forgot to show you but we have time.
Have a wonderful week!
Blessings to ya, Shirl

30 comments:

Annesphamily said...

I think the vanity would look spectacular white but the color it is now is also very sweet. You took some awesome shots. I am having a hard time deciding what I like best! Oh heck, I love it all! All the treasures you have. I just don't know where to start. Let me say you are an amazing woman and you are so loved ans blessed. Happy Pink sweet lady! Hugs Anne

Mary said...

Good morning Shirley! I was so looking forward to seeing your guest room and it is even more beautiful than I thought it would be. You have the prettiest things and I just ooh and aah over everything. I am nursing the remainder of a migraine this morning but I just had to see these pictures. I will be again and again to see everything and now I am looking forward to the close-up pics. Have a wonderful weekend and thank you for sharing your guest room and your beautiful decorating. Better than any magazine!! Mary

Naturegirl said...

Now that is one PINK fantasy room!
Such a treasure trove!So much of a lovely feminine room!My eyes popped at several of your treasures!Happy PS!

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Hi Shirl :) Your Guest room is soooo fabulously rosey, pinkaliciously GORGEOUS!! Wowzers!! I drooled over EVERY beautiful photo!! I'll be coming back again to look at these pictures!!

Have a very Happy Pink Saturday my friend!!

Warmest hugs to you, Brenda

CC said...

Hi dear Shirl..
I am quite simply stunned into silence by sheer beauty, Oh my!!!! To have a room such as this..never change a thing as this is a fairy tale guest room. I've never seen so many gorgeous,wonderous things in one room...each more beautiful than the last. from embroidery,to sweet dolls and pincushions.the apron Connie did,and the things Jen made..
it's a magical guest room. I have oooed,ahhhhed and sighed till I'm most breathless...this room belongs in every magazine... *sighs
Did I tell you,I love,loved the room? :). Happy Pinks dear Shirl..and have a lovely weekend.

nannykim said...

Wow, I can't believe all that you have in that one room. I love the white floor! I have seen some of those spreads in Vt store catologue--they surely are nice. I thnk the vanity would look great in white....of course as you say it wouldn't provide the resting place, but I really think it would look beautiful that way. (I am the type that is reluctant to paint nice wood...I have painted some things and I am getting to like white more and more....but wood does give a certain warmth). Nice tea things too!!

Connie said...

Pinkalicious, sugar!! Darling and I'd love to live in that room of course!
xoxo,
Connie

vickie said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Shirl. This room is beautiful, so many lovely treasures. I love the bench/table you have at the end of the bed. The pillowcases are gorgeous!
I love the windows and curtains.
Very nice, sweet lady!
hugs,
Vickie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Shirl, what a sweet and romantic room! Love this SO much!

Happy Pink Saturday!

XO,

Sheila :-)

She'sSewPretty said...

Wow Shirl! Your guest room is fantastic. I wouldn't be able to sleep with looking at all of your pretty treasures!!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Shirl,

Oh this room is indeed pinkalicious!! I think that should be a new word! Especially for us pink girls! I love love this pretty room! My mother in law had one of these many yrs ago, and I wasn't so into shabby chic as I am now. I would have loved to have it.
I think it would look fabulous in white. Thanks for sharing all of your pretties with us, oh, and how sweet that you have embroidery from your dad. What a treasure.

Debbie

Catharina Maria said...

This is a very lovely and sweet room in this pink post !
Have a nice weekend .
Love from the Netherlands ♥RINI♥

Lisa said...

Ok you win! hehe I thought I had a ton in my bedroom! I could look at your pictures for hours! I have a Madame Alexander doll collection I am trying to decide what to do with but I may keep it now. Not as great as your Nancy Anns because they are from the '70 when I was little but still great dolls. I adore that boarder! I know why you hunted it down! Thanks for sharing!!
Hugs, Lisa

Marina Capano said...

Happy pink saturday!

what a nice pink post!
wonderful place you have


xoxo

Mari said...

HELLO SHIRL...

YOUR GUEST ROOM IS GORGEOUS!!! I LOVE ALL THE PINK DETAILS, SOOO SWEET AND INVITEING!!! ILL BE RIGHT OVER FOR A VISIT...LOL WELL YOU SAID THE BED WAS SOOO SOFT AND COMFY....GIGGLES
HAVE A GREAT PINK SATURDAY!!

HUGS TO YOU SWEET BLOGGY FRIEND~XOXO~MARI

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Shirl,
Your guestroom turned out divine. I love it and adore all your special touches from the beautiful bed to the corner tea table, it is all lovely. The shelf above is perfect for your collections. Right down to the throw rugs, it is magazine worthy for sure. I would love to stay in this room, I bet your guests will love to visit here.
So glad to visit and see your room. I know you worked very hard and it is easy to see the love and heart that went into your decorating!

Have a great evening.
Blessings to you my friend.
Celestina Marie

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

WOW, Shril,
That is more like a quest shop!! All those wonderful treasures in such pretty pinkness!!!
I think the vanity looks awesome as it is!!
There is so much in your guest room, one could spend the day there :)
The pillowcases that your Dad make are truly a treasure! That is so cool that your Dad made them!
Your creating spot is darling...I could go on and on...and look over and over in your room and see different treasures each time.
Warmly,
Deb :)

Maggie said...

Wow so much pink, so much to look at, I don't know wher to start. Such nice treasures!

Happy belated Pink Saturday from
Maggie Mae!
"Do these shoes match this purse?"

Esther said...

Oh, my gosh..I'm visiting a day too late again, but I'm here..that's what counts doesn't it? So, Happy Belated Pink Saturday to you and I hope you'll visit my PS-post and enter my give-away! Love, Esther XX

A Write Life said...

I love the bed. How incredibly cute. Happy belated pink day.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Boy, Shirl, you've shared some TERRIFIC pics of your new room! Oh how adorable it is. Love that border and the shelf, too! The bedspread goes perfectly with it all! Love the dresser and all your precious collections. How awesome that your sweet daddy could embroider! Just beautiful.

Looking forward to seeing you Friday for THE WEDDING PARTY! Tell Jen about it, toO!

Love you,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

debbie said...

HAPPY BELATED PINK SATURDAY SHIRL,
WOW! FIRST I THINK IT IS AWESOME YOU HAVE A BEST FRIEND THAT YOU HAVE HAD SINCE 8 YEARS OLD...THAT IS A PRICELESS GIFT...AND SHE IS GONNA LOVE THAT ROOM THAT YOU HAVE PUT SO MUCH LOVE IN...I CAN'T NAME A FAVORITE THING...I LOVE IT ALL BUT I DO LOVE THE BENCH AT THE FOOT OF YOUR BED.
MY DAUGHTER WOULD HAVE LOVED YOUR BORDER...SHE WAS OUR CUPCAKE PRINCESS...BAKING CUPCAKES FOR EVERYONE AND ANY OCCASION.
HUGS AND BLESSINGS
SWEET DEBBIE

Home and Heart said...

What a pretty in pink room! I remembering COVETING those Dorothy's ruffled curtains! I never did get any! LOTS of lovely goodies in your room!

fiberdoodles said...

So very pretty! Happy belated Pink Saturday :0)

Shelia said...

Hi Shirl!! Oh, how wonderful to get to come into this sweet guest bedroom and see all of your pretties! Love the shelf and your tea cup holder, the bedspread. I'm so impressed your daddy embroidered these pillow cases. You have so many lovely things! Thanks so much for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Hi Shirl!
My goodness girl you sure do know how to decorate a room in grand style!! your friend will never want to leave this room!
I could spend hours looking at all the details and sharing in their memories. Pretty treasures at every turn!
Teacups and roses and pinkies oh my!
Celeste's birdsnest painting is absolutely adorable and I'm getting weepy thinking how special your dads embroidery is to you. You must have inherited your love of handiwork from him :-)
Thank you so much for putting on such a fabulous display of eye candy to inspire!
Hugs and lots of perfectly stitched XXX's . . .
Lynn

Theresa said...

Hi Shirl! I just said a prayer for Robert and his unit. Wow! Your guest room is a treasure trove. I especially like the corner with the table and chairs and your teacup collection. I would have to stay in that room for weeks to take it all in. It looks as if a lot of love and care went into it. The floor is fantastic. I think the vanity is good the way it is. I've read that you should have one dark piece in a room to ground it. I hope your friend will have many happy stays there! Hugs, Terri

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh Shirl, this room did turn out beautiful!!!!! All the love you put into it! Now all you need is to have it in print, a magazine! Contact Romantic Homes!

Hugs,
Maryjane

rosechicfriends said...

Oh Shirl!
I am soooo late in geting to you and I see now I should have come sooner! Such amazingly scrumptous eye candy. I can't wait to see close ups because you have so many vinettes I want to *drink in*!

Hugs and Love,
Lorena

Roselvr said...

I would not paint the vanity.

I have curtains from when my daughter was little that would probably go great in your room. I got them from Penney's in the early 90's; haven't been able to part with them. They are the same style curtain you have up but have dolls on them. They also have matching pillow cases.