Saturday, February 9, 2008

Wonderful Day and Yellow Bedroom

I've had a wonderful day today. My sister Diane and I hosted some friends for lunch. We had a great time. Lots of laughter which is so good for us! I made spaghetti. We also had salad and french bread and Diane made Strawberries in the Clouds for dessert! Yummy! Too bad I didn't take a picture! Since I was having friends over I spent my morning cleaning house, which in turn, encouraged me to take more house pictures. Today I'm showing our yellow and purple guest room. Yellow and purple you say? You have to remember that Mobile is the original birth place of Mardi Gras. So maybe Mardi Gras inspired my colors. Nah, I doubt that! I've lived here all my life and have never been to Mardi Gras and don't really care to go. So maybe it was the quilt that's on the bed. Or wait! It must have been the cute green tapestry chair I found at a yardsale for $15.00. I had to bargain with my husband over that chair but I stood my ground and it stayed! Whatever the inspiration... this is the result:

As I told someone the other day, disturbingly, my decorating tastes are turning to the cottage-y, Paris Flea Market chic. So many things in this room are special to me for different reasons. The bed and dresser were my Great Grandmother's. The pitcher on the dresser was also my grandmaw's. It's special because as babies my mom and her brother were bathed in this bowl. My mom is 65.

The curtains are special because they were my first curtain project! I made the panels and Mister did the cornice. I also made some of the pillows on the bed and the purple table skirt and dresser table runner.

The chair is one of my favorite parts of the room. Mainly because I love pieces with character. And I love a bargain! Getting it in my already full car after a day of yardsale-ing was the fun part. Thankfully Jacob was there to help me. Hmmm-He seems to be my partner in crime. I couldn't help myself. I had to add the crocheted arm and neck protectors. Did your grandmaw have these? Mine did. (Too, they hide excessive wear on the chair arms! Shh!)

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