Friday, March 27, 2015

Farmhouse Style Guest Room

Hello!  Today I am sharing our other newly remodeled room in our home.  This room has previously been used as the bedroom to our two boys (at different times) and is the second largest of the bedrooms in our home.  Over the past twenty years, it has had many styles of decor - from wallpaper to dark painted walls, sports posters, video game equipment, stereos .... and, well, you get the picture.  Now the room is simply decorated in more of a restful New England farmhouse style.

All of the furniture in the room are pieces we have had in other parts of our home.  I did buy the nightstand from a friend and it was the piece that inspired me to choose the bedding.    The bedding is new, a TJ MAXX find, as is the lamp next to the bed, which I purchased from Magnolia Farm's website.  (I LOVE it!)    But for now, welcome to our guest bedroom.  Take off your hat and stay awhile....

I will share more about the process of the remodel and about the small decorative touches in another post.  

Till next time...


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Cottage Flowers

I am thankful for a mother who always had lovely flowers in her garden.  I remember her standing in her garden, hose in hand, and watering her flowers in the light of the moon.  Mom was an artist not only in painting on canvases, but she had an effortless way of knowing which flowers to plant in her yard.  We have two of her rose bushes now growing in our backyard and I think of her every spring when the first glorious pink blooms bud and stretch their petals in the face of the sun.

My father loves to garden, too.  This was a hobby learned later in life and his garden is full of bulbs and beautiful perennials and annuals.  I find it endearing to visit his yard that captures the essence of his love of gardening.

As an adult, I still love flowers.   One of my favorite things in our home are the amateur floral paintings and prints that are displayed in different spots of our home.  A wall of our family room have several of my favorites.  I also adore little boxes with flowers on them; books about birds and flowers and door stops that have little florals.  And lets not forget beautiful plates and pottery with delicate images of flowers and birds.  I'll share more of some new finds in another post.

Outside, the Snapdragons, Pansies and Allysum are thriving.  All in shades of coral, white, yellow and pinks.  Happy flowers make me smile......and they make me think of my sweet folks.

Happy Spring!