October 11, 2009

Days Gone By...

Let me start off by apologizing for the poor quality of the photos in this post - they are BAD for several reasons - one, I am not a good photographer and two, it is dark and dreary here and the lack of sunshine has caused lots of light shadows and spots on the pictures. Okay, now that that is out of the way let me show you what I've been doing!

Several months ago we had our master bedroom painted a wonderful warm coconut color, added white crown molding and wide baseboards and had the windows and doors trimmed.

At the time I wasn't sure what I wanted to do as far as accessorizing the room so I put together a bedding ensemble of white damaske with powder blue accent pillows that I already had and called it good for the time being.

A few weeks ago I started getting the itch to "dress up" the room a bit. I decided it should have the look and feel of an old-time, cottagy, beach-like boudoir. A room from days gone by.

I've just begun to put a few things together and thought it might help to get my creative juices flowing if I posted some of them. I'm thinking comfy, casual, lemonade, white cotton sheets, lace...days gone by...

Yes, the headboard is made out of a couple of old antique doors - Yes, it is a little odd but I love it!

Gorgeous old roll top desk that belonged to my husband's Aunt and Uncle. It is a lovely piece. I currently have one apothecary jar filled with shells displayed on it. I love the various styles of apothecary jars and think a couple more would look nice there.

A white metal pitcher with white gladiolas - always so pretty!

I love these wedding photos or the Senor and I on the beach and definitely want them to be a part of the room.

This picture doesn't really show the antique hurricane lamps on the armoire but they are charming. There are antique family pictures scattered amongst them including a shadow box containing my Mother's baby shoes and a picture of her wearing them.

Beautiful picture of our daughter and son in law on their wedding day. There are several starfish and sand dollars scattered around the room.

This is a wonderful old picture of my Grandmother when she was probably two years old. I'm very sentimental when it comes to old family pictures.

Next week I plan to visit all my favorite neighborhood "junk" shops. I can't wait to see what new treasures I might run across - treasures that might find themselves right at home in my ongoing project of a boudoir.

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Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

Hi. Stopping by from SITS. I love the wall color.

Christina said...

Awww, I love old family photos, too! I'm so glad you were able to incorporate them into the room... it makes it so special.

Glad to have stumbled across your site via SITS!

Maggi said...

What a gorgeous room! Thanks for sharing, love the headboard!

Betsy said...

I love the headboard too - I used to have one made from old shutters - loved it!

Lucky Girl said...

Beautiful room!

Love your blog, thanks for stopping by mine!

♥georgie♥ said...

wow your room is incrediable-I LOVED the headboard-
we grew up with those hurricane lamps-seriously it's what we used for light before we had electricity and I'm only 38 lol
my dad was very old fashioned

Queen B. said...

wow....................beautiful !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I Wonder Wye said...

Nice. It's always so wonderful to redo a room with family momentos and things special to you. My husband once made me a headboard shaped like a wave he upholstered in burgendy when I got a wild hair and painted our BR deep pink and glazed it in a crackle finish. When the sun shone it looked enveloped in a pink mist....we remodeled the house and it's all 'grown up' now, but it was a fun and creative look for a time........stopping by from SITS

Katie said...

Cute!! Thanks for stopping by my blog:)

Juggling Thoughts said...

Hey girl, I really like your blog :) Thanks for stopping by!

If you are ever interested in a new blog design, I would love to work with you!

Take care!!

Jeanies Heavenly Treasures said...

I love the room! What a great idea, that antique door used as a head board. Thanks for sharing!

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