Saturday, September 11, 2010


I am joining Laura @ House of Thrifty Decor for the first time and I am excited about that. Please visit her at & her participants to see some great projects. I know I will!

Thanks for inviting me, Laura!

Monday is another one of my favorite days, not so when I was still working, lol. But I like Mondays now for the fun memes going on around Blogland. I am linking with

Sally for Blue Monday at

Susan for Metamorphosis Monday at

Mellow Yellow Monday at

Mary for Mosaic Monday at

Deebie for Debbiedoos B+A Party at

I changed our guest room for adults around a bit. Below are 2 "Before" pictures. Across the hall from this bedroom is the guestroom for the grandchildren and in between them to the right is a guest bathroom.

See that leather chair there? It has an ottoman sitting on its left that you cannot see in this picture. I moved it to my mom's bedroom since I sold the 2 plaid chairs and ottomans that were in her bedroom.

The right lamp on the right side table has been sold in the store.

As you can see, there is a bench at the foot of the bed. That has been moved.

This is "Now". I placed the newly acquired antique chair in front of the bed and moved the wooden chest next to it. It used to sit in front of the window. I placed a bamboo tray with a topiary, a tea set and a candle holder that looks like a mini lamp, just to dress up the tray a bit.

I won the 2 oval mirrors hanging on either side of the bed in an estate auction and I bought the sunburst mirror in an antique shop downtown.

I changed the beddings before summer to a lighter colored quilt. Sometimes I layer a folded throw at the foot but I like it just like this for now, it's light and airy.

Between 2 windows is a computer armoire. As you can see, the armoire opens into a desk. It even has a pull out built in chair. I keep an extra laptop in there for guests to use.

These are what's sitting on top of the armoire. This cabinet top is actually a catch all of what I don't use when I create vignettes in other parts of the house.

A bamboo luggage rack is standing right next to the computer armoire by the window. I placed some English decorating magazines, a vase with faux daisies and a pot on it right now but I will move them before guests arrive.

Again, these are what replaced the bench. The chest used to sit in front of the window.

That is where the bench went, on the left wall as you enter the room. I won the black Victorian hat from Candy.

The framed photo hanging on the wall is a family picture with hubby's children and grandchildren. Before the end of the year, we are going on a cruise with my side of the family and so we will take a family picture then. I already have a matching frame to use. Then. I will probably sell that gold Asian frame on the left in the store.

A closer view of the bench.

That cabinet in the corner by the door holds my scrapbooks and photo albums.

I am thinking of selling the 2 celadon Asian vases but I am still thinking about it. I have 2 of them, one sitting on each side table. "To sell or not to sell" has always been in my thoughts lately:-)

I bought the pretty cherub lamp from Vanna of lvroftiques. Vanna, where are you? We miss you!

The other side table. This parrot lamp took the place of the red Asian one. I like this better here because the size balances the other lamp on the other side table.

Hmmm, I almost forgot all about this painting. It is behind the door and I saw it when I closed the door to take a picture. I did not move it cause I have no other place to put it right now. Anyway, I think the color blends right in.

Hope you like the changes as I do. I think it looks more spacious now and less cluttered . It's funny how this rearranging came about. I was planning to sell the rug so I took the furniture out so I can vacuum it well, in preparation of rolling it to take to the store. But after I cleaned it and tried the antique chair on it, I liked it and decided not to sell.

Well, thanks for coming by and thanks to our gracious hostesses for taking their time to host these events. Don't forget to visit them too!


Debbiedoos said...

What a gorgeous room Christine, filled with gorgeous treasures. I think Kim has the same mirror over her bed, except she recently painted hers. My party will be this week, stay tuned.

Kathleen said...

"I keep a lap top there for guests" Holy crow, I don't even have a lap top!
Is that where Jane stayed? Lucky guests, it is beautiful! Too funny about the rug, but you got a good start on Fall cleaning!
Gorgeous pieces you have Christine, like I said, enough stock for the store for a year!
How about Christmas? Are you going to sell your extra decorations?? I could get rid of a ton of mine!

Karen Sabrsula said...

Beautiful room!! Love that all the furniture is original and not painted!! Wonderful accessories!

Anonymous said...

Oh, Christine! This bedroom is beautiful! I'm in love with your night stands! Everything in here is so beautifully laid out! You really do know how to decorate.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Entertaining Women said...

Lovely room. I really like the contrast created with the change in bed linens. It really makes your gorgeous furniture pop. Thank you for sharing your beautiful guest room. Cherry Kay

Just Another Girl's Blog said...

Wow, I bet your guests won't wanna leave. . .the furniture and accessories are amazing! You must a very beautiful home!

Jules said...

What a fabulous room!

gena said...

What a lovely guest room.... anyone would love to be your guest !
thanks for sharing,

susan said...

Christine-This is gorgeous and I LOVE those two mirrors beside the bed! Have you opened a shop? How did I miss that? The colors in here are so warm and inviting--love it!

Ann said...

Hi Christine,
I can see what thought you put into your "new" guest room. It is truly a work of art!! I love it.
Keep the Celadon vases, that color can go in any room.:o)
Have a wonderful, wonderful week!
The Tattered Tassel

A 2 Z said...

It looks marvelous! I especially love the night tables. They are gorgeous! Happy Blue Monday!


SmilingSally said...

You constantly do and redo your rooms, improving as you go!

Happy Blue Monday, Christine! Check out my book giveaway.

Laura @ House of Thrifty Decor said...

Great redo. I love that bed, it has great style. I hope you can stop by my blog for my Show Off Sunday Party. I would love to share your redo with my followers.

Fashion Momma said...

It's beautiful. I'd like to come over and sleep in there, lol. :)

Have a great day.

My Blue Monday.

Gloria said...

Christine, everything you have is so lovely -- you do such a detailed job on lovingly placing items in perfect spots. My favorites: I love the comforter, so pretty, and I love that HAT on the bench! I also love the painting. Wow, your guests must feel so special!!

Unknown said...

Wow, that is really nice---you've done an excellent job!

HaPpY bLuE mOnDaY!


Marlis said...

Good Morning Christine. I love that you shared your beautiful room. I love to see your wonderful attention to detail in your life.. Stunning.

Wifey10 said...

Wow it's fantastic! I wish I have a room like this too =).

Kay L. Davies said...

I love the Moulin Rouge painting, it's perfect for this exquisite guest room. Thank you for letting us see all your treasures. The hat is great!!

Alberta, Canada

Sue said...

It is as if you are playing with a doll house. You can move things around, get rid of some...bring in new and shift them again. How fun. I love what you did at the foot of the bed.

Together We Save said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful home!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Christine... :-)

Oh....your guest room is totally delish.... YUMM-O.

Warm blessings,

bj said...

OOO, this beautiful room is filled to the brim with lovely treasures. Lucky is the guest that gets to sleep there. :)
That cabinet is the most awesome thing, ever. pretty.
xo bj

Dolores said...

A beautiful transformation of your guest room. Any guest would love it!!!
You have so many pretty treasures and furniture!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Hi Christine, I just lost my comment! I had written that I love the new bedding and the furniture pieces are just beautiful. What a great room - bet the guests love it. Linda

lvroftiques said...

Hi Christine! Geeezzeee girlfriend your guestroom is nicer than 99.9% of most master bedrooms! You must have a hard time getting people to go home lol! Very LUXE and beautiful! And that lamp next to the bed sure does look familiar....hmmmmmm *winks* Vanna

joyh82 said...

I love the new look and what a pretty coffee pot the color.

Karie said...

I love the new look. Love the chair. So beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Blondie's Journal said...

I didn't think this room could get any prettier!! I love the chair and chest at the end of the bed with the topiary {I'm glad you didn't sell the chair!}. And the new bed spread is light and airy yet still cozy. Just gorgeous, Christine!


Debbiedoos said...

Thanks Christine for joining me:) Debbie

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Your room is just gorgeous. I love the chair.

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

This is a gorgeous room...a beautiful job you have done with it..any guest would enjoy staying here!!!

Denise Marie said...

Wow, comfortable spot and they get their own tv too. lol

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Okay, when I come visit, this is my room! So pretty- so restful, and such beautiful furnishings. I'll get on that laptop and email you! What a great armoire with the fold down chair. laurie

Michelle said...

Your room is beautiful! I think the room looks beautiful in the "before" shots as well as the "after" shots! Lovely!

Marigene said...

Beautiful room, Christine. I love the bed linens.

Rebecca said...

So many wonderful things in your home!

Susan (Between Naps On The said...

Christine...this room gets better and better. I love the changes and love how you made it so inviting and beautiful!

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