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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Just a little update on nesting...

I am linking this post to SUSAN'S MET MONDAY
and HOUSE IN THE ROSES' SHOW YOUR COTTAGE MONDAY and MARY at LITTLE RED HOUSE....
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30 DAYS OF THANKSGIVING
I am so thankful for my husband, BILL.
We have been together almost 50 years...April 10th...
and he is one of the kindest and most trustworthy men I have ever had the pleasure to meet.
He has taken such wonderful care of his family.
He loves GOD as much as any one alive.
I am thankful !
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DO you remember my black and white guest room that I've been working on for the last few weeks...? Seems like I just couldn't find what I liked to go over my headboard...
.....couldn't get that elusive look I was after !
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I hung new, tab top curtains and they made the world of difference...

Penney's had them on clearance...$19.00 a set.
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" peek 'a boo..... "
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All the black iron things I hung over the bed didn't work for me...
But...at KIRKLANDS sale yesterday, I found these two signs that I fell in love with...
RED...BLACK AND WHITE CHECKS...CREAMY OFF-WHITES...WONDERFUL WORDS...
and all framed out in a wonderful mat black...
I LOVE 'EM !
can you really love SIGNS, SHELIA ? I can just hear you saying,
"Why you bet your sweet hammer and nails you can !!
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I dunno....just seems like these signs MEAN something, with their precious words...
those black iron things were just that...BLACK IRON THINGS....this looks great in other homes but not quite what I was after. There's a lot of metal in that room already..just needed
more warmth and wood does that for me....
(quit laughing, Justine....i know...i know...i am such a goofus !)
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O, yes, ma'am....
I truly do love these little signs that MUST have been made just for my spare bedroom !
THANK YOU, KIRKLANDS !!
NOW...if I can only find a prettier LAMP SHADE !!
This one is pretty pitiful....
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OOO, and in my entry hallway..... that really long and very narrow one ?



I shopped my cottage and found this runner that will be wonderful to catch the snow and wet once we start having some wintertime weather...at least I HOPE we have some rain and snow...it just won't be winter without snow....
".....sleigh bells ring......are you listening ?
...in the lane, snow is glistening....a beautiful sight....we're happy tonight...
walking in a winter wonderland...."

ADDED NOTE...

You have GOT to go over and read the funniest post here...This is KIM'S DOMESTIC BLISS and she is so so funny. I enjoyed this post so much...I want YOU to read it....

A GOOD LAUGH IS GOOD FOR THE SOUL..!

48 comments:

Stacey said...

BJ, it looks absolutely perfect.

I know you are grateful for your Bill. 50 years is amazing! I'm so happy for our 22.

Kathleen Grace said...

Do you really get snow in Texas? I agree sweets, the plaques look so much better. They have wonderful messages and neither one of us can resist something with black & white checks:>) ♥

Queenmothermamaw said...

It is marvelous. My gd has a black and white and hot pink room. You are some decorator. Snow in Texas. My son lives in Texas and our grandson miss New York because of the lack of snow in Texas.
QMM

Alice said...

Love the bedroom. That bed is just crying for someone to snuggle up in. Is that the room that was all pink and frilly? I also loved that one. I sure need to do some changing around. Will do it after the holidays.
blessings, Alice

Theresa said...

BJ, I love the bedroom top to bottom including the plaques above the bed. Sweet! Speaking of sweet, that Bill... 50 years, WOW! Enjoy your day! Love to all!

Kathleen said...

It looks wonderful! May I make my reservation now??
The signs are the perfect touch!
You are always doing something..energizer bunny!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

The bedroom turned out just perfect. All along I wanted that pop of red in there and I love how you did it. The signs are also perfect for the room and for you, just have to go with your heart and you did.

Sue

Mary said...

Oh BJ, how wonderful!!! The signs are so YOU! the whole room looks so lovely and inviting and comfortable -- I'm sure any guest would be pampered to death! Thanks so much for sharing at MM. :)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, BJ! I love the signs you found ~ they do look like they were meant for this room.

dee dee said...

I love the signs above the bed. I need to be reminded that He will bring us through what He brings us to! Thank you! Congrats on 50 years!... Dee Dee

Destination Seaborn said...

What a lovely room! I love the black and white! Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment...you're a hoot! Be sure to check back for some "after" and "in-progress" pictures...I'm still trying to convince hubby to paint the trim. ~Lisa

Sarah said...

BJ, love the black and white with a little red mixed in. I've always wanted to do a room in this color scheme. You did a terrific job. What a delightful room!
I'm sharing my first attempt at a photo mosaic today. I like that you have some large photos in your mosaic. I need more practice! ~ Sarah

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

BJ, your room is gorgeous and I think you're right about the signs, they are perfect. Fifty years is awesome!!!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

I am liking black and white decorating so much these days. It looks great in the bedroom. I really like the signs...have one above our bed too. Congratulations on 50 years.
Susan

Shelia said...

Hi BJness! Oh, I love love love your pretty bedroom and those little signs are perfect! Oh, yes, Dear One! You can love those little signs! I'm so glad a little of my tiny ;) self has rubbed off on you. The messages are so wonderful and uplifting! Love all your pretty pillows too!
Have a blessed Thanksgiving, Dear One,
Shelia ;)

Valeree said...

I'm so glad you found something that you loved for over the bed, with sayings that spoke to you, in just the right colors...it was just meant to be, wasn't it?? Love the room...lots of drama with the black and white and yet so cozy at the same time...not easy to pull off, but I think you did a great job! Thanks for sharing!

ceekay said...

Your bedroom is so pretty...I just love the black and white. And those signs were made for the room! Great job!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Your black & white bedroom is really coming along. I'm sure it will never really be done, right? It looks so great and all of the new additions make it even better. Nice work.

Justine said...

BJ, I will have you know that I didn't laugh until you called yourself a goofus! Heeheeheeeeee! I love love love the way those signs look above the bed. It's like they were made for your room, just as you said. Oh man, I just love that room. I want to curl up on that pretty iron bed with a good book. And a dog. But not Strudel.

Justine :o )

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hello Sweet BJ! Oh my honey these plaques look perfect! I love them!
Blessings to you and sweet hubby!
I hope my hubby and I make it to 50. We just celebrated our 30th in Aug.

Hugs,
Debbie

Kathy said...

BJ. Your room is lovely...Happy EARLY anniversary...How wonderful! Happy Thanksgiving!!!!xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Justine said...

You were right about Kim's railing post! That was hysterical!!!!!

Justine :o )

Mimi said...

I love the black/white with a touch of red...beautiful room, BJ!

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I love the way the bedroom turned out, love the touches of red with the black and white background, love the look, very chic and hot right now....

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

The room looks wonderful. I love black and white with a touch of red. I love signs too. They communicate what we feel to our visitors without a word from us. I love the way you love your husband too bj, that is real inspiration.
Blessings,
Marcia

D said...

Love the colors in your bedroom, and I think you found the perfect things to go over your bed.

D

Dishesdone said...

Gorgeous room. It looks lovely!

Marsha's Mpressions said...

BJ, Love your b&w room! Great job!

Its So Very Cheri said...

I LOVE the signs. You can redo that lamp shade and make it FABULOUS<

Cheri

Jeanette said...

Just beautiful. BJ you did a great job.

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

How wonderful, BJ! Your hubs is a lucky too, he has you! I love your collages and your pretty bedroom! Great colors!

Wishing you a very happy and safe Thanksgiving!

hugs,
Tina

Barbara said...

Morning BJ, You found just the right plaques and I love the sayings on them.

We don't get much snow here in this part of Texas, just rain and a little ice.

Congrats on 50 years together, I am sure Bill is a nice man, you always are happy and upbeat.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Barbara

♥Mimi♥ said...

I'll be by next weekend with my jammies and toothbrush for the sleepover. I am invited, aren't I☺

eileeninmd said...

Love the bedroom and the new colors. The signs are cute. Great mosaic. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

I'm lovin your guest room! I know what you mean, when something just doesn't feel right about a room. But I think you found it for this one! Good job!

sunshine said...

Just popping in from Celio's. :)
Everything is so lovely! I love that little pillow on the bed ... OH! and those signs you having hanging too!
Oh heck.. I just love everything.
Beautiful.

((Hugs))
Laura

Willow said...

Hi BJ,

Everything looks so lovely and I like how you decorated the room. That pillow is so precious, I would love to have one like it.

Great Job.

Willow

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Beautiful spare bedroom

I love the black and white-- so crisp and clean!

Here is wishing you and your family a very blessed thanksgiving day-- stop by and share a TG story you might have!!

TTFN~~ Claudia ♥ ♥

Anita said...

Just gorgeous... and I LOVE the signs :)
Have a great week!

Adrienne said...

Oh, I love your guestroom! Can I come try it out? I'll be right there - I'm heading out the door NOW! Seriously, it is gorgeous and those signs add the touch that makes it all so special. You've done a great job! ~Adrienne~

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

BJ you did find the perfect pieces for your bedroom! They look wonderful there. I love the peak a boo pictures of you, so cute!
Hugs,
Penny
p.s. love Kathys pillow on your guest bed, that is where I put mine too.

Nana said...

Your room is adorable. Ummm I don't think you will get snow. Who knows things are so goofy you just might.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love the signs, BJ! They are absolutely perfect for your beautiful guest room!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

BJ, it's perfect! Love the way it turned out. I like the pops of red on the bed, too. I like the quilt pulled back to look layered, I like the new curtains and signs you bought. It looks so cozy and warm. Yep, you are there, sister girl.

I love that little lamp shade beside your bed with the pom pom fringe. It's CUTE. So that can't be what you're talking about. It's uber-cute!

XO,

Sheila :-)

© Jennifer Raley said...

Oh, I feel lost in all these comments. The words on the sign, If God brings you to it, He'll bring you through it ... hit my heart like a happy thump. THEN your comment 'you bet your sweet hammer and nails' made me smile, as did your peek-a-boo photo. And, your granddaughter really hit the 80's ... spot on. Hmmm... I'm thinking I'll be plugging you sign and your comment on my blog. I'm so glad you share those 'rights'. Thanks!! Jenn

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

I agree, these signs are just perfect. Hopping over to the other blog now.

Chari said...

Hi BJ...

How are you doing today, my friend? I hope that my little note finds you and your family well!

My friend, I love all your "nesting"...it's perfect! Oooh...you have a beautiful bedroom! I love, love, LOVE that pretty quilt in the grays and whites!!! In fact, I think all of your bedding...including those pretty decorative pillows is simply gorgeous!!! I looked at the photos in your first mosaic and thought that the other two wall art treatments were pretty but my friend, those two beautiful signs are just the ticket!!! They really are the prettiest and I agree with you about the lovely sayings! You did GOOD, Girlfriend!!! I just love your bedroom!!!

I also like the long runner that you added to your hallway...very pretty!!! Okay...have a question for you...do you really get snow out where you are at in west Texas? Hehe!

Well Darlin'...so glad that you shared all of your new treasure finds with us...what a treat!!!

Sending my very best wishes and blessings to you and your family for a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

Chari @Happy To Design

Lori E said...

The wood is the right choice for sure. Not only did you make a mosaic but the pattern on the quilt is like a mosaic too.