Sunday, April 26, 2009

New Lladro and my Mom's Bedroom Redone Again?

It's Blue and Met Monday time again! Go over at Sally's blog at and Susan at and check out who all is participating in these 2 fun events and take a look at all their blue treasures and all the transformations going on.

For my blue contribution, I would like to share the Lladro figurine that we just bought on recent Grand Cayman trip. Her name is Karina and she is quite tall at 17 inches. Do you see the Lladro sign above? They don't sell them but they have them in stores so I told the sales clerk that we will buy the figurine if she gave me the sign for free. And she said "Deal"!! LOL!.
I took out the fairy lamp so you can see her whole skirt. Isn't she a cutie? I love the jar she is carrying too!
Thank you Sally, for all the efforts you take in hosting this event.
If you have been following my blog, you must have seen me post this guest room before. We have designated this room for my soon to be 91 year old mom, who
rotates among us 5 brothers and sisters in 4 states. Right now, she is in FL and next month, she will be in Illinois.

Anyway, since I had to make room for the antique French armoire that dh bought for me, I had to move the plaid chair and ottoman that was in our bedroom. Now, you see that this room already has a leather chair and ottoman. I moved it into the other guest bedroom. This is how it used to be.
But the other guest room already had a matching chair and ottoman too, as our bedroom's, so I moved that in my mom's bedroom too.
This is how it looks like now, with the 2 plaid chairs. I placed the 2 ottomans on either side of the chairs. I also replaced the curtains and the beddings. They're not new, I just got them from the linen closet. Here is another view of the before
and the after.
I also moved my sewing machine from the laundry room into here because we bought a small freezer, which I placed in the laundry room. It is a little more crowded than it used to be but I think the room can accomodate everything I moved in here. I figured I can even watch TV here with my mom now with the 2 chairs. You don't see the TV but it's in the corner, across the chairs.
Hope you all enjoyed your visit. Thanks again to Susan and Sally for hosting Blue and Met Monday.


Celene said...

Very nice! Like the redo! Blessings, Celene

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Christine, your new figurine is gorgeous. She is so beautifully dressed and what beautiful colors. She is definitely a real treasure. I'm so glad you got the sign too.
Your mom's new arrangement in the bedroom and the new colors are so pretty. I like the two chairs there, it will be nice to spend time with her there. I also think the new curtains and the different quilt are just gorgeous. I know she will enjoy it. Hugs, Marty

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Christine,
I think your Mom will love it! How neat that you all get to see her, I also love your figurine. She's a beauty! Have a great week my friend, Cindy

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

I really love the way it looks with the 2 chairs. It looks kinda like a small love seat. Making it more cozy for you and your Mom to share time together.

Four Paws and Co said...

Hi Christine! The figurine is gorgeous & how lucky to also get the sign.

Love the re-do in your mom's rooms. I bet she'll love it too! ☺♥☺ Diane

The blog of MBW said...

Your mom is lucky to have a daughter like you. There are many nice little touches and it is a nice-sized guest room. Love your figurine!

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

nice! Happy Blue Monday ~ Susan

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Please drop by my blog. I have an award I'd like to give you!

Anonymous said...

The lady with the jar figurine is a lovely piece. Had to smile as to how the sign was acquired. I bet you'd still buy the figurine anyway :-) I never knew of a fairy lamp so I'm a bit curious.

The bedroom makeover looks cozy. There's just something about red. Warm and cozy. I love sewing machines (i Know, silly). I don't have one but it seems like such a handy tool with all the sewing and all :-)

Unknown said...

Karina looks like a hard worker. What a great deal to get the lladro sign. I have one for Hummels, only because my grandfather sold them.
I am hosting 13 giveaways this week. I hope you'll stop by.

Anonymous said...

The figurine is beautiful and I just love the make over. Very pretty ♥ Happy Blue Monday!

Becky K. said...

I could totally fill my home with figurines if I let myself. There are so many graceful pieces out there. Congrats on snagging one for yourself. I, too, love that water jug.

Have a Happy Monday!

jeanne said...

Hi Christine, love your figurine and your sign. Great job on that treasure. Big smile here.
Your mom's bedroom is welcoming. She will love what you did to make her comfortable. Nice job.


SmilingSally said...

Karina is quite dark for a Lladro, but she is quite beautiful. I think you will soon need a larger house. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

Knitty said...

Great posts for both Monday events.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your figurine is lovely. I like her name too; Karina. I have a daughter-in-law whose name is Carina. She is also beautiful. The bedroom pictures are wonderful too. Have a Happy Blue Monday.


Shelia said...

Hi Christine! Oh, what a beautiful figurine! I've never seen those bold colors on Llardo before. Your mom's rooms looks great! Everything you touch looks great! You're great! :)\
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Barb said...

Hi Christine, love your Lladro. I have a collection too. So lovely!!

Happy Blue Monday.


Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Hi There! That is very pretty piece. Lladro has some wonderful pieces and I'm happy you were able to get that little "added gift".
Your mom's room looks all ready for her. It's great how a little change makes a big difference. I really like how you all kind of "share" time with mom like that.
Enjoy your day.

Chandy said...

Christine, that figurine is just a pure gem of a find! I love it!

Your mom will be happy in that room. I'll be happy in that room! ;-) You did a great job transforming the colors to accomodate the changes.

ellen b said...

Such a pretty figurine. Happy Blue to you and you are so sweet to your mother...

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful new lladro!!

Your mom's room makeover is very pretty. I love colors!

Terry said...

Oh my how persuasive you must be to get the Lladro sign to go with your figurine.
My Mother-n-law
wanted one for her collection .
Your new figurine is so lovely.
Thank you for sharing .
Happy Blue Monday.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

She is a lovely Lladro figurine. Nice that you got the sign as well. Happy Blue Monday.

Mom in High Heels said...

Your Lladro is gorgeous! My mom collects them. She used to be a member of the Lladro society and when she joined, she got one of those little signs. Hers is a little bigger though and has Don Quixote in blue at the bottom right. It's very pretty. Congrats on your awesome deal.
Your met is great too!

Fifi Flowers said...

HUGE transformation! Looks GREAT!

Blondie's Journal said...


I like your Lladro. I used to get a figurine for my Mother~In~Law for every birthday. She prized them. Your mother's room looks beautiful~the draperies really tie everything together.

I hope your feet are okay. Did you wear comfy shoes?

I am so excited about tomorrow. The Husband has been talking about a little Italian Bistro that he loves and thinks all of us will like, so I hope you don't mind that he has chosen. We will take a cab (Yipee for Christine and her poor feet!)

See you at 7:00. No need to dress fancy but I would love to see the Coach purse! ;-)


Anonymous said...

Aren't you wonderful to care for your mom in this way! I think she will be so cozy in this room, and bless your heart for changing things so that you can watch TV with her. 91 years old. Wow.

I love the Lladro "Karina" Her hands and face are so detailed. Beautiful.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Christine, that figurine is stunning, and you are the only person I know who could talk the sales person out of the Lladro sign! I have GOT to go shopping with you! Your mother's bedroom looks so cozy with the new colors and the great places to sit and watch t.v. laurie

SueLovesCherries said...

Hi Christine! Thanks for stopping by my blog today (My Secret Garden)! Good luck in the giveaway. You have a very nice blog, too! I love Lladro, and the bedroom makeover is great!

That's so nice that you bought your granddaughter a Mac and bag. Ya know, you can adopt me and give me one, too! LOL!

Have a nice day!

Tootsie said...

you know how much I love those chairs!!!! my favorite chairs on RMS!
hope you have a great week....the room looks wonderful as usual

Anonymous said...

I like the doll a lot lovely detail right down to the flower in her hand. The new arrangement with the plaid chairs brightens up that whole side of the room, it looks great!
mine is here

Sue said...

Hello Xinex, I love figurines and i clicked on your pictures to get a closer look and the details on yours. and she is so beautiful The delicate shoes sticking out from underneath her skirt is darling.

I think it is so great that you have such a beautiful place for your mother to have while visiting you. Thank you for sharing , and for coming by for a visit.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Girl I bet you thought I died and went to heaven...sorry I am so late my friend...Now Christine I just love LLARDO as you know but that is the first one I have ever seen with beautiful colors on it...did you carry it home ha ha!! Oh and Girl I love what you did with Mama's room...the drapes just give it a real pop of color my friend..when will you Mama be back with you?? May you have a great day my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

June said...

Wow, finally go down to the bottom column to write a comment after viewing over such a long line. Hi Xinex, thanks for stopping by my blog. It is my first time visiting your blog and glad to find so much treasure here. Your mom's bedroom looks totally different before and after. You even changed the painting on the wall, very thoughtful.

Cathy said...

I love those figurines. And your rooms are all lovely.

Unknown said...

What a great space for your Mother!
And I loved your LLadro post... I bought my Mother a figurine while in Spain.. Then I didn't even know what Lladro was! Well that was 15 years ago! Now I know of course!

~Really Rainey~

Lisa (aka) French said...

Christine the figurine is lovely as is the room..I know Mom will be really comfortable;) French

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Mornin' Girlfriend...

Just read the sweet note that you left for me about my stained glass window...thanks for the compliments, Sweetie!!! your new Lladro figurine! She is so beautiful!!! What a treat!!! Love all the changes that you've made to your guest/mama's room!!! It just looks so warm and cozy, my friend!!! have been busy decorating...hehe!!!

Warmest wishes,

Connie said...

Hi Christine,
responding to our comment about my being thin, ha, ha, I would say the most difficult thing is when I go to the Dr. she tells me I should lose 5 lb.s. At that point, I get frustrated --
Not a big deal, but I see people that are three of me, and I wonder what they say to them ? Besides, who wants to look like a scarecrow, right ???

mike said...

Karina is sure lovely and how fun to get the Ladro sign too!! I have to tell you I was about to hyperventilate (sp?) when I was looking at your site and came upon your "Blue Transferware" post! I have never seen such an incredible collection and I LOVE every piece! I, too, collect blue transferware but have nothing like the amount you do, and some of your pieces I have never seen before!! Such fun to see your collection.

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