Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Blue Mermaid Room

"Show Us Where You Live Friday" is hosted by Kelly at I just recently discovered this meme by visiting Melissa at and I thought it would be fun to join in. So, this is my first contribution and I am excited!
The room is blue so it will qualify for a Blue Monday post as well, which is hosted by Sally at Please visit these wonderful ladies and check out their wonderful blogs.

We have 3 guest rooms in our home and I have decorated them in 3 very different ways. This particular one is decorated with gradkids in mind so when grandkids visit, they stay here. We have 5 grandkids total so far, from 3 different sets of parents and they usually just visit about once a year (I wish they would come more often) and of course the families do not all come at the same time. Our eldest grandkid, AJ, loves Ariel and mermaids and that's what gave me the idea when I was putting this together. I saw the mermaid welcome sign in Grand Cayman and thought it would be perfect for that spot.

I love the wavy comforter set. Reminds me of water.

As you can see, I have accessorized the room with mermaids and pictures of the grandkids everywhere.

I painted that picture in oil.
I found these 2 shell fan pulls on one of our trips to Delray Beach in Florida.
And I found this in a flea market
also in Delray Beach or West Palm Beach area. AJ painted this on one of her visits here.
Here's a close up of my painting. I saw the picture on the internet and just copied it.
I also painted this, no mermaid here but I thought it had the right colors.
and here's a view of the TV which is also a DVD player. It keeps the kids quiet for a while. Ariel lithographs on the wall.
I found the birdcage shelves on ebay, won it and placed small mermaid collection in it. I used to have a wooden end table here but I decided to use it as a TV stand and I placed this kiddie table here instead. You can enlarge to see the mermaids more and take a look at the tea set.
I hope you enjoyed the guest room for our grandkids. Thanks for coming. And thanks, Kelly and Sally for hosting these 2 fun memes.


Chandy said...

That's a great room for kids! I wish I was still one and enjoy that room! Love the colors and the name! You are so creative, Christine. Wow!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Love this room, Christine...the comforters do look like ocean waves! I know your grandchildren must love it when they visit! Happy Blue Monday.

ButterYum said...

What a great room... my kids would love to stay there!!! I really like the comforters, and all the blue accents tie it all together! What a nice room!

ButterYum said...

Oh, fantastic furniture too!

Blondie's Journal said...


This is such a sweet little room. I bet AJ just loves it! And wow, you can paint! I am starting to see more and more of your artwork and I think it is very good. I hope you will find some free time soon to relax and pursue it more.

All of the blue colors are so pretty. I love the birdcage and I adore miniature tea sets. So pretty!!

I have a girlfriend that has a sister that did the voice (and singing) of Ariel in The Little Mermaid movie. I never met her but she had quite a career on Broadway. And if you have ever seen the movie~she sure has a great voice!

Have a wonderful weekend!! :-)


Melissa Miller said...

~Beautifully done room for your grandkids Christine.
I know they love the colors and all the special touches for them.
The pretty blue comforters do look like water. Love the wave pattern.

I'm glad I could help you find out about the new meme over at Kelly's. She has very special blog.

Have a blessed weekend.
~Melissa :)

Tootsie said...

Your photos are always so pretty!!! I don't think it is possible for you NOT to have a fabulous room is it??? lol
have a wonderful weekend

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, I'd love to stay in this room! It is so charming. I think you've added some things since I last saw it. That birdcage shelf is so cute, and the little tea set is so pretty. Oh how I wish I could paint something. Your watercolors are perfect in this room. laurie

Sares said...

What a wonderful room. It's full of memories and put together with love. I bet the grandkids adore coming to visit because they get to sleep in that enchanting room you created just for them.

I have a little something for you at my blog, so stop by when you get a chance!

Keetha said...

Very, very cute!!!

I wouldn't dare show my house just now - - - it's OUT OF CONTROL since school just got out yesterday.

I really need to work on it - - - she says as she sits here blogging.

mbkatc230 said...

Christine, I remember this great room from Micasa (or was it RMS?) I just love the colors, and your artwork is beautiful. And the bedding is perfect. What a great space for your grandkids when they visit. Kathy

sunnymama said...

What a beautiful room and you've worked so hard on it! I'm sure your grandchildren love coming to stay :)

marty39 said...

Christine, what a great room. You always do such a good job of decorating. YOur paint and AJ's are both just gorgeous. I know all the grandchildren love it when they come. Hugs, Marty

Justine said...

This room looks so perfect and comfy for kids, without being babyish. Love it!

Justine :o )

Lynn said...

Cuuuute Room!
I'll bet the kids feel very special.
I was born in Missippippi, but alas I live in Northern CA.
The store is in Redding.

Linda said...

The mermaid theme is precious! And those headboards are beautiful. Also, very exotic and lovely table setting in previous post. Linda

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I would love to stay in the mermaid room myself!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I would love to stay in the mermaid room myself!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Christine, I love this ocean themed room. I bet the kids love it, too! It is very fun!
Hugs, Terrie

Chari said...

Ohh my...I'm playing "catch up" again, my friend!

I loved your mermaid guest room and I know your grandchildren love it!!! I love all the pretty aqua colors and you're absolutely right about the pattern on those pretty comforters looking like waves!!! They're perfect for a mermaid room!!! What a cute toy box and chairs too! Ohhh yes, that mermaid plaque as you enter the room is simply darling!!!

Love ya,

Melissa Maddock said...

View Hot Pink Mermaid Diva Bedding!

Carrie said...

what a fun blue room.

Mary said...

What a beautiful and comfortable guest room. Have a wonderful day.

Knitty said...

Love this post!

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

you are such a great grandmom to have a special room for your grandkids! Happy Blue Monday ~ Susan

grey like snuffie said...

What a wonderfully fun room. Well done!

ellen b. said...

What fun this mermaid themed room is! So many great touches. I think the bed covers are great!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Christine, I saw this the other day, but I want to tell you once again how absolutely delightful the room is! I just LOVE it! Such fun and whimsy! If I come to visit you, I hope you will let me stay in there! :-)

Happy Blue Monday!


Sheila :-)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Didn't mean to scare you, Christine! LOL! Just wanted you to know that would be my choice of guest rooms because it is FUN!


Sheila :-)

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Christine, this is a wonderful room. Happy Blue Monday.


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