Monday, November 23, 2009

It's good to fluff ~

As much as I love making things, artwork and treasures ~ it does feel good to take a break and give some much needed attention to our home. I tend to just make do when I'm in my creating mode but with the holidays fast approaching, my parents coming for Thanksgiving and staying with us, I want to have a cozy guest room waiting for them. This is the first guest room we've had in a long, long, long while!!

I'm slowly making progress and need to kick it up a notch this week. But I just HAD to show you what my precious friend Karin brought me when she visited the other day!! Two swing arm rods PERFECT for the vintage sheers on either side of the bed!!!!!

I have to hang the mirror, pictures, and other goodies ~ I still have another set of sheers and want to use them in the room too and may layer the window treatment. I have to mull things over for a little while....And I want to make a few cream and ivory toile pillows for the bed, and maybe a few with antique lace and muslin.

Thank you so much Karin, the rods are just PERFECT!!!

Oh and I have some wonderful news!!!
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For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

The unthankful heart discovers no mercies;
but the thankful heart will find,
in every hour, some heavenly blessings.

~ Henry Ward Beecher ~

Sweet is the breath of vernal shower,
The bee's collected treasures sweet,
Sweet music's melting full, but sweeter yet
The still small voice of gratitude.

~ Thomas Gray ~

I'm so thankful for your friendship, your kindness and inspiration,
Have a great Monday dear friends ~
hugs and love,


Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Hi Dawn,
Love those rods by the bed in your guest room! That is a fabulous idea! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family!
Take care, Laura

The Old Parsonage said...

Good Morning Dawn

The room looks so warm and cozy. I love the swing arm idea for the shears! Hmmm...:)

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

I love the swing arm canopy! It makes it so warm and cozy feeling. Can't wait to see the finished room. I am sure your family will be grateful for such a welcoming retreat. Have a great Thanksgiving!

Julie Ann said...

Wow!! The sheers by the bed look beautiful! What a wonderful idea :)

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

I would never want to leave that bedroom,so calming and beautiful!! All the best,Chrissy

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great idea to use the rods over the bed, Dawn! I love how it looks.

madrekarin said...

Oh, my gosh! The bed looks fab. :) I'm so glad the rods worked in that space. Your guest room is going to be lovely.

Jeanne said...

How lovely those vintage ruffled curtains look on the rods! So soft, cozy and inviting. And those antique frames and photos are SO amazingly beautiful. It makes me want to redecorate my own house!

alissa said...

i love the sheers on the sides of the bed! looks so cozy. i hope you will show the room when it is finished...

Connie said...

Fluffing adds drama to my life, sugar! If I didn't do that I'd waste away, shrivel and DIE!! Truth...

Sandy said...


The guest room looks like a dreamy creamy B&B! Are you taking reservations? ;c)

It is beautiful as it is but I am sure it will fantastic when you are finished fluffing, can't wait to see the results!

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Hi Dawn... The rods were ideal and the curtains perfect... Don't ya just love it when it all comes together..... I have been keeping my eye out for a mirror I would love to try to make something peering through like you did.... Wanted to stop by and say blessings and wishes sent your way for a lovely and peaceful Thanksgiving week... ENJOY..... said...

Missing time to "fluff" has been on my mind a lot lately too. Your room is looking wonderful! I'm counting on some fluff time too, its good for the creative soul, isn't it?

Thespoena McLaughlin said...

What a pretty room! I love all those vintage goodies you'll be putting up on the wall. Have fun!

Jann said...

You lift my spirits every day, Dawn! What a beautiful guest room--the curtains on either side of the bed are just beautiful! I love the quotes you shared, also. Have a wonderful, wonderful, Thanksgiving week, and enjoy your family! Hugs, Jann

Lorraine said...

The guest room is coming along beautifully!

June said...

Dawn, the guest room is beautiful! Your parents will be so comfy in there and will never want to leave.
I love this time of year when I have more time to fluff my nest as well.
I hope you and your family have a lovely Thanksgiving.
I love the quotes on gratitude!
Warm Hugs,

The Rustic Victorian said...

The rods are a great idea Miz Dawn, the bed looks so comfy,,a good place to dream. Have a wonderful family time this Thanksgiving.

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Dawn, I wanted to wish you an early Thanksgiving with your family! Hope it's the best one yet.

Anonymous said...

Your guest room already looks comfortable and inviting. That mirror is going to look wonderful. Will you also use more of your artwork?

--Vicki K

Leave a Legacy said...

Hi Dawn,
You and your blog inspire me. Your guest room is looking very cozy. My guest room is geared more for my grandchildren right now with toys and dolls, etc. I hope to someday have a pretty and cozy guest room such as yours. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Debra@CommonGround said...

Hi Dawn, your guest room is looking so comfy and cozy. I know your family will feel so pampered there. Love those swing arm curtains, just beautiful. Glad you came by. There are tons more photos coming. Everything was a feast for the eye, I couldn't do it all justice!!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Dawn,

Dorthe said...

Hi sweet Dawn,
I wish I could be the guest ,in your wonderfull room, it looks so cosy, and beautifull.
I`m sure your parents will love to sleep in this gorgeus bed of yours.
Glad you are doing well again dear.

Love and hugs, Dorthe

Alison May said...

Oh what a gorgeous post (as usual!)... like music to this Vintage Housekeepers heart.x

Red Felted Heart said...

love your site...looks like it's going to be a dreamy room...

Anonymous said...

Dawn -beautiful -- will be a bower fit for a Queen --How beautiful are the elements you are planning to use -- Can't wait to see it finished -- Kathy - ga ♥

koralee said...

Your blog is so so lovely..I have been very busy lately and feel bad I have not thanked you earlier for posting about my giveaway. What a dear you are. My draw is tomorrow so you will have your name entered 3x...Yahoo. Your Artwork is amazing. Before I leave I will check out your shop!

Fete et Fleur said...

Hello dear Dawn!

Wishing you and your family a Joyous Thanksgiving. I count you among my Thanksgiving blessings!


Sue@MyArtsDesire said...

The serenity of this room is delicious! Such a soothing palette yet so filled with understated elegance, charm, and detail. I love the vision and where this is headed. Wishing you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving. Still keeping your dad in my prayers.

Shawna Bates said...

The guest bedroom looks great! Im sure your parents will feel like royalty! Like they've stayed in a bed and breakfast! Enjoy your Thanksgiving and your visit with you parents!

Wildflowerhouse said...

A wonderfully peaceful retreat you are creating. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Sharon

Journal Swag said...

What a beautiful and romantic guest room this will turn out to be! I love the wall color, and the sheers are gorgeous and cozy!

Hugs and Happy Thanksgiving!



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