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Monday, May 5, 2008


It is seldom.....VERY seldom that I get all new bedding so, I am truly sorry, but you have to look at a BUNCH of pictures of MY NEW BEDDING for a guest room.

Re-painting the walls have been something I've wanted to do for at least a year ....

in fact, I bought the paint last year to do it....but ........

now that I have this new bedding, I like my PINK walls again !!

Cute little eyelet skirt, peeking out.....

I am so into greens right now and I think this is just full of yumminess...

I hope my guests will like it..... sweet sister*in*law that was much more like my sister used to call this HER ROOM....She passed away last summer and I can't even talk about it right now... my heart hurts too much..

This little pitiful chest was my son's, (aka THE HANDSOME ONE) when he was 2 years old. He is now past 40. *sob

I just repainted it and applied rose transfers (I'm not an artist like so many of you on here are. *sob) so I adore TRANSFERS !

None of the rest of my house is Shabby Chic (parts of it, however, are sure SHABBY) .....

but a wonderful friend gave me this vintage iron bed years and years ago and I've just always kept it and this room a little bit on the country side......

It feels so airy ..... and clean...... and uncluttered....

The bed is one that has to have wooden slats beneath the box springs and, half the time, when I clean under the bed, some of the slats have fallen out. I tell my grand kids to just "lie still all night long so the slats won't fall out and make the bed fall down".. .........

Well, of course, they think how fun THAT would be if it DID fall so I'm pretty sure they squirm a lot in that bed....just hoping .................and giggling.......

(if I knew for certain sure that no one would get hurt, I'd take every one of those slats out some night and LET that bed fall with them....wouldn't that be such a fun memory for them?)


PLEASE remember to say a prayer for our friend, DEENA


ginger at enchanting cottage said...

BJ, what a beautiful, beautiful, room!!~~~~ Your guest will never want to leave. Yes, that would make funny memories for your grandchildren.Bj, I just love Cindy's home at Romantic Homes, white furniture just melts my heart,so I have Big dicisions to make.
Have a wonderful day,

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Morning, BJ. What a gorgeous room you have created! I love all the pinks and greens. My house is more reds and mustards.....but I had to do the porch in pinks and greens this year. I am so influenced by my wonderful blogging peers!

:-) Rosie

Adrienne said...

I love your guest room. I'd sure like to see it 'in person' so we could have a good chat. The old iron bed is just right and all the touches of color make the room bright and cheery. ~Adrienne~

Anonymous said...

Oh BJ your room is so pretty and that is exactly what I want to do with my room. I love that iron bed and the story about the slats falling out. You did an awesome job and it is sooooo pretty.

Marcela said...

I love your guest room!!!
I would love to have a room like this one.
Kisses my dear

Rue said...

Good morning Bj :)

I would have taken a lot of pictures to show everyone that beautiful bedding too!

We have an antique bed that actually HAS fallen in the middle of the night LOL

Have a beautiful day today.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, BJ, that is a beautiful guestroom and I'm sure your guests will love it. I love green too! Thank you for coming by to see me.


Kathleen Grace said...

Good Morning friend!
Your guest room is absolutely beautiful! Where did you get that fabulous bedding? I think the dresser is gorgeous too. You have the most wonderful eye for color and making things beautiful...will you come do my house?

Cookie said...

I love what you've done and I'm so happy that you shared it with us. It's beautiful. I love the way that you have put the colors together. It's very friendly and inviting. Anyone who visits will certainly feel special.

Pretty, pretty, pretty!


Karen H. said...

Good Morning BJ,
Your Guest Bedroom is so beautiful. I love the green and pinks together. It's so Spring looking and looks so fresh and clean. My Mom has an Iron Bed very similar to yours. I'm sorry about the passing of your SIL last Summer and I know it still hurts, but she is in a much better place now and watching over you. I'm sure she is very pleased with how you have redone "Her Room". "THANK YOU" for showing us your beautiful Guest Bedroom. I did enjoy seeing it. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

Beverly said...

Your room is wonderful. You had to know I would love the pink, green and roses. It seems to be a room made of precious memories.

Susan said...

I think you're very talented and creative. Your guest room is so pretty. I love the iron bed. I'm so jealous. I want one, too!

Happy Monday,


Anonymous said...

Oh, BJ I just love your new bedding. It is so crisp, and calming.Thanks so much for sharing another warm, inviting space from your lovely home. Best, Janie

Cookie said...

Hi BJ,
I've been making some little changes on my blog but I got your comments. I think the problem was on my end, not yours. Thanks so much for stopping by. It gave me a reason to come back and visit your guest room again. It's so pretty! Sweet dreams.

Anonymous said...

Well BJ you did it again ! You made me laugh this morning, your story about the bed falling did it ! We used to have a bed that one of the slats fell out all the time and when someone would sit on it & it fell, the look on their face was priceless !We would bend over laughing! Thanks for the memory BJ.
Your room is so pretty & clean looking, just makes you feel good all over doesn't it ?

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Well I didn't click on anonymous for the above post !! Anyway it was just me ...hehehehhe

Anita said...

That is the most beutiful room... Thank you so much for sharing!! I LOVE all pictures of your home, and can't wait to start sharing some of mine as it's being built! :)

CIELO said...

Ahhhh, I love that new bedding; so gorgeous. Very lovely guess room, I'm pretty sure whoever stays there will feel surrounded by peace and lovely thoughts..... And by the way, I love the new look of your blog. The banner is awesome!

Have a great week, sweetie!


Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

The new bedding is gorgeous; in fact, the whole room is gorgeous.

Ruthie said...

It does look so cozy and inviting! I had a bed just like that when I was in high school - and those slats did have a habit of falling out a bit. :)

Honest to Ya~Ya said...

LOL...when I saw the first picture I remembered I had sheets in the washer and had to get up and go take care of I'm back!

I tell you gal, that bed and room is so cozy looking, I could crawl right up onto that bed and take a wee nap...I did not sleep good last!

I've slept on many a bed where the slats would scare the bejeebers out of you by falling out as you wiggled around.☺

PS...come by my place as I'm having a Mother's Day Giveaway I would hate for you to miss out on!♥

Holly (Nickname) said...

Good Afternoon Sweet Dear BJ~
Thanks so much for your sweet and heartfelt expressions of gratitude and friendship. I, too, feel like you have been a dear old friend to me, and would love to get together and have lunch with you. It would be so much fun and I am sure you are so much fun to go out with!
Maybe someday, Lord willing!.
BTW, I LOVE this room. It looks so cottagy to me, and you know how much I love cottage! Hmmm, maybe I can "test drive" your room...Now that would be fun!
I bet you are the best grandmother in the whole wide world! Those kids must love you so much.I love the idea of the boards falling out. I remember that when I was younger and how much fun it was for me, too.
You are the BEST in ALL catagories...
xxxooo Holly Berry (hee hee!)

Mrs. B said...

Oooh, what pretty bedding! I love the color combo! Very fresh looking. And that iron bed is fabulous! Don't you love having a room in your home that you can make kind of girly? That's why I love my little girl's room, which is also pink and green. It let's me get my "girly" decorating fix!

Mary said...

Ooo, so pretty! Love your new bedding, and I think it looks terrific in your pink room. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sweet BJ,
That room is just beautiful and light and welcoming i'm sure anyone would love it who has stayed sorry about your sister*'in*law BJ life can be so hard when loved ones have gone my heart goes out to you.
Love Kristina XxX

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

OH BJ I just love your new bedding! You are right, it is very very yummy :)


Rue said...

Yes I do Bj.... more than anything, I love that man ;)


Mary said...


Your room is delightful and so warm and cozy. I would love to have a room like that.

I don't buy new bedding often and then usually it is only sheets. Last year my friend gave me a bed in a bag - the first I'd ever had.

Love the eyelet skirt and the colors. Green is my favorite color and this ties in so well with the pink walls.

Thank you so much for the bird bath idea for my stump. I think I just might have a content to see who can give me the best idea, so keep yours in mind.

Take care, my friend. It was nice of you to stop by. I haven't heard from you in a while. Hope all is well with you. Have a wonderful week.


SweetAnnee said...

I love restful.
Any guest would be happy to stay
Love and hugs,

Wendy said...

I love your new bedding and I love your antique bed it all is so gorgeous together!! Can I come be a guest!!lol Come take your award my friend!! Have a great night!!~Wendy

PEA said...

My mouth is watering at those peanut blossom cookies from your previous post!! lol Oh, BJ, what a gorgeous guest realize we all want to go stay with you now?! hehe As you know, my computer room is all done up in greens and pinks so I know how wonderfully it goes together:-) Beautiful!! xox

Picket said...

Hey that gorgeous bedding and the iron bed is a treasure and a half..I remember sleeping on those beds with the slats when I was a little girl and us cousins would squirm and giggle so much it always fell!!!! lol Hope all is well on your side of the mountain and that you have beautiful day tomorrow!

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

This is just beautiful! I am also loving the greens right now, especially with pink and roses! The transfers are a great idea! This is a wonderful room that is so welcoming!

Cottage Contessa said...

Wow BJ that bedding is truly GORGEOUS! I am having a love affair with those shades of green and pink right now too! Such a beautiful room, and the bed is a lot like one I bought for my Princess last week! Have a wonderful day sweetheart!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Suzy said...

Hi my sweet BJ!
I like your guest room and the iron bed. It is always nice to refresh with few details and it looks so new.
I love the new refreshed blog too.

Have a wonderful week. Suzy

Jen@The Cottage Nest said...

BJ- What a lovely guest room. I would love to stay in there. My sister-in-law and I are very close and both of us refer to her guest room as my room. She just called me the other day and told me she had my room painted. Love that!

To answer your question about where I put the things I weed out you can go to this link to see:
Some of the things I will get rid of in my upcoming garage sale but I like have the shelves to go shop at! Take care. Jen

Debbie from NJ said...


Love your pretty sweet bedroom! Everything looks lovely! My bedroom is pink too. I was starting to get tired of it, and was thinking of painting mine too in a cream color. Hummm, maybe I won't.

Michelle said...

With a guest room like that, no one will want to leave :)

Your home is beautiful, just like you!


Jo said...

You know, that is exactly the style I'd like for my someday guest room...except with blues and yellows with the white eyelet (our wedding quilt is blue and yellow).
Your new bedding is beautiful.