Sunday, June 8, 2008

Cozy Little Room

I love the afternoon light and how it makes this little guest room bright and cheerful. Come on in....take a little peek....
A wall of my favorite samplers greet you as you enter...
....I love changing out the pillows on the bed. Sometimes they are all pink, other times all blue and now pink and blue. My little felt heart from Karen hangs from a corner of one of my pennant banners that I made. I have a few pink ones for sale here.
...Across the room is a favorite cabinet full of fabrics to use....well, someday....
....Ever in Brownies? I was and we would sing the song ..."make new friends, keep the old, one is silver and the other gold...." When I found this sampler I had to have it for the memories and also for those wonderful bluebirds....
The sampler above is a sweet piece that I bought from my friend Shirley. She has the wonderful Hansel and Gretel home with the match-stick fence on my post here.....
Her home is filled with delightful pretties and she has the very best garage sales!

You can find old samplers on eBay, flea markets or thrift stores. They can be made into wonderful pillows are even incorporate them into a quilt. I love the nostalgia of the pieces and the sweet sentiments of the words.


35 comments:

Andi said...

Becky, I love your samplers...they're wonderful! I used to do a bit of embroidery work and have always appreciated the wonderful detail in the old samplers.

Your guest room is lovely...looks like it should be on the pages of a magazine.

Sal said...

Lovely..I want a guest room now ;-)

Priscilla said...

What a wonderful post this is! I adore your bed room, I am trying to incorporate that pastel mint green into my room, it is so light and fresh. I love the friends sampler, the ladies at tea, very sweet....... I wonder what tea they are enjoying, mint, earl gray??

Priscilla x

PamKittyMorning said...

Love the photos.. the room looks dreamy!

Alison Gibbs said...

Becky how wonderful it would be to be a 'guest' in your 'guest room' It is so pretty.
Alison

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

What a pretty guest room! I would feel right at home there!

Love the samplers! I would never thought of finding them on eBay! Gotta love eBay! I've found some great things there!

Kady
Life on Bonnie Lane

nannykim said...

A charming room. Love the pillows and samplers. That is a lot of material in the hutch thingy--I wonder what your plans are???

cindy said...

What a lovely, soothing room! I love it.

c

Heidi said...

It was the first time you shared a photo of these samplers that I was inspired to buy a series of sayings sampler to stitch up. I hope to start them one day soon. Now seeing them on the wall all together like this, well what a picture! You guest room is a delight! What a wonderful idea to switch the pillows regularly. I might borrow this idea. I think it all look so cozy and any guest would want to stay forever. I do, of course, have heart palpatations at seeing the fabric stash cupboard. LOL!

Hope you are having a fabulous time with DS home? Is he off again somewhere soon? Hope it will be closer to home now.

Hugs and kitty kisses ~
Heidi and Dagi

P.S. Hi Doogs!

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Oooh, your guest room is so darling!! It does look like it should be in the pages of a sweet cottage magazine! Thanks for mentioning the little heart you got from me--it feels very special hanging in by your pretty banner! I love your sampler collection too, so sweet.
Smiles, Karen

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Oh Becky, your sampler's are so cute! I love that cozy room :) Oh and that pretty birdhouse in your last post is just to die for!

Hugs,
Dena

Daisys Little Cottage said...

Wonderful job of decorating Becky. I especially like the grouping of samplers. I was a brownie until I realized that Brownies are malicious elves. Then I quit and rid myself of those losers, er, um, silver friends.
The room is pure bliss and a wonderful place to take a midday nap.
smiles
DarLy*~

VINTAGE GIRL AT HEART said...

Oh my your room is so pretty and girly girl!! I love it and the samplers and pillows and fabric and pennants......love it all!!! You have so many beautiful goodies in there!!!
I only hope to have a room that pretty once we get moved and settled in.

TattingChic said...

Your guest room is just precious. I lovc all that afternoon light, the pink, samplers, and the banner. It's just precious and sweet.

happy@home said...

What a comfy, cozy room that is. I have always loved samplers and you sure have some nice ones and have done a great job displaying them.

Your home photos are always a real treat to the eye.

Thanks for sharing.

Brenda said...

That is a very nice room. The samplers are nice.

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

WOW! What a great room! I love all of your fabric i wish I could sew just so I could have yummy fabric around.
Thank-you your prayers for my MIL,
ginger

Stephanie said...

Can I come stay there?!?!
Looks so pretty :)
Stephanie

Rosemary said...

Hi Becky,
Love the room. It's really cute and cozy.
Thought of you yesterday while at the Rose Bowl Flea Market. Saw the cutest Scotty Dog statue.
Have a great week,
Rosemary

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Your samplers are so pretty!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I do live in California, so it was fun to see some houses from my state!

CIELO said...

cozy, indeed!... and pretty too!

cielo

Heidi Ann said...

What a wonderful room! I love it.

Meggie said...

Becky: I would come and be a guest in that bedroom anytime. It is lovely! The samplers are so sweet.

Michelle said...

What a sweet room..is it hard to get guests to leave? :)

Michelle

BittersweetPunkin said...

What a comfy guest room..I love how you've decorated it!
Hugs,
Robin

Bertie said...

What a sweet post! The samplers are a wonderful nostalgic touch to your guest room. Who would'nt love to stay there?

Envy your fabric stash!! Great colors in there.

Bertie
Aunt May's Cottage

Bertie said...

What a sweet post! The samplers are a wonderful nostalgic touch to your guest room. Who would'nt love to stay there?

Envy your fabric stash!! Great colors in there.

Bertie
Aunt May's Cottage

yellowfarmhouse said...

WOW what a sweet and welcoming room. So many pretty things to look at and that bed looks to great to even think about using, LOL. Those samplers are a great find as well. I never seem to be able to find ones that I like -
Great job on the room

Karen

Kathleen Grace said...

Hi Becky, I just love your guest room, just so homey and cottagey and pretty! Your samplers are gorgeous, you put everything together so beautifully. Ialways love the glimpses you give us of your home:>)

Feenwerkstatt said...

Oh - if you don't have any idea to make something of all these fabrics...just to me, please!!! ;0)))
Great pictures...

Love, Anja

lille stofhus said...

What a wonderful room. I love all the pillows.

Secondhandrose said...

What a pretty room. Thanks for the tour. I love pillows also, can't ever have too many. Come for a visit.
Karen

Cheryl said...

Lucky guests that get to stay in that room. So beautiful...warm and inviting. Love all those wonderful pillows. And I was a Brownie...your sweet little sampler brought back warm and wonderful memories of my little troop singing that song!

LOUISE said...

What a gorgeous guestroom and to be greeted by the samplers is an added treat. You must have a list of people who want to stay. x

eileen said...

What a really sweet blog. Looks like you have PLENTY to get you started on a Stash Quilt! Thanks so much for joining in with all of us. Looking forward to seeing your progress.