Tuesday, October 25, 2011

House Tour Tuesday

One of my favorite rooms in our house is the guest room.  This has always been a calm and soothing space in the house.  It is an upstairs bedroom that was my daughter's room before college.  It has great sentimental value and it houses my mother's secretary and a quilt my mother made.  It has a window seat that desparately needs a cushion made, but hey, we've only lived in the house 17 years, we don't want to rush things!

This isn't a large room but the light in the mornings is wonderful.  These two things make it difficult to photograph well.

This little sign bids our guest good night.

This is a ceramic tray that decorates the bed when guests aren't expected. 
It moves to the window seat when guests come. 
I change the little arrangement with the seasons.

Just had to show a close-up of the quilt I use at the end of the bed that was made by my mother 38 years ago--this is the backside.  The front features each of the 50 state birds, hand embroidered on antique satin and framed with brown velveteen. 
I'll show you the front of it another time--stay tuned!

This is a matching nightstand that I found, years after purchasing the bed, at a garage sale down the street!  Such a surprising find.  The lamp used to be green and the lampshade is made of corrugated cardboard.

This is the view on the opposite wall of the bed.
This is a secretary from my childhood home and houses my teacup collection.
You can see them here.

Hope you enjoyed the tour. 
Thanks for reading, Robin

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  1. What a beautiful room! When can I check in! I would love to see the rest of your home!

  2. This is STUNNING! Off to check out more of your blog


  3. Found you over at WW love you bedroom... Your newest follower.


  4. Hello! Stopping by for the first time! Lovely guest room as is your sweet blog. I have enjoyed perusing several of your posts. I really liked the happy birthday post for your daughter too :)

    Kindly, Lorraine

  5. Your guest room is very beautiful!! I can't wait to see your mother's quilt. I am your newest folower!

  6. What a gorgeous guest room! It looks so peaceful and serene! Any guest would be honored to stay there!!

  7. There are so many things I love about this room - it's gorgeous! It's the little details, such as the tray that you change with the seasons that make a room extra special. I'm your newest follower!

  8. What a gorgeous bed in particular! I am sure your guests feel very special sleeping in such a beautiful space!

    evie @ brown paper packages

  9. Such a tranquil space! I love how the light streams through the window. With your choice of colors and furnishings, everything is so warm and inviting. I'm sure your guests feel like royalty staying in such a lovely space. ;)

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday again this week.

    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

  10. Gorgeous room! I love the bed and the nightstand looks perfect with it!

  11. Your room looks warm and inviting! Your mother's quilt is beautiful. I can only imagine what the front looks like.

  12. Wow, how completely stunning--and I adore your quilt!!! and everything in the special room! I have to see where I can become a follower!

  13. I love the bed and matching dresser...they are my *favorite* style...lol about not rushing finishing things up...I could so write that:)

  14. Oh I'd love to be your guest overnight, what a wonderful room and deliciously pretty bed and dresser! I love your mom's quilt it is just so lovely and made by her makes it such a treasure. Thanks for sharing. FABBY

  15. Your guest room is so serene and beautiful. Love the quilt your mom made and the neutral colors. You've inspired me to redo my guest room. I've been wanting to change it for a long time. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Happy weekend,

  16. You are right.... your guest bedroom is so calm and soothing! I love all the history in this one room.

  17. What a lovely room! I would love to spend the night here. :) I can see why it is your favorite.


  18. What a warm and welcoming room you have created for your guests! Amazing that you would make such a lucky find right in your own backyard! Everything looks wonderful!

  19. Beautiful furniture--great story about finding the dresser at a garage sale! Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!

  20. Such a pretty room and so nice that you have such wonderful memories associated with it! I would love to stay there and you could bring breakfast to me on the pretty ceramic tray! : )

  21. this is just too gud, remainds me of my holidays and what a lovely time we had, it seemed we traveled back into time,

  22. Very beautiful! Thank you for linking up with Home Sweet Home!

  23. What an absolutely beautiful and restful room! Thank you so much for sharing it with us last weekend at Inspiration Friday! :-)


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