Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Cheerful Reds, Whites and Blues


Awhile back I mentioned that I was working on redoing our guest bedroom. My inspiration came from a Better Homes and Gardens featured home.

Because today is REDNESDAY – thanks to Sue over at It’s A Very Cherry World Blog – I thought it to be appropriate to share the reds with y’all.

This is a rather long post, so pull up your chair and tuck yourself in and grab a favorite beverage. There is a lot to share with you here. Thanks for the visit, too!

The guest room was done on a shoe string budget and also filled with loving gifts from friends. The sign below was made by my dear friend, Kathy – who is the sister of Tina over at Cherry Hill Cottage Blog. The sign was a Christmas present – isn’t it just sweet?

P1010101 Decorating doesn’t have to break your budget. The red buffalo check curtains were a thrift store find for 4.00 for the pair. They are vintage raw silk curtains from Japan and are adorned with ruffles and red rick rack. The white curtain rod was 22.00 from Target.


The balloon valance was another thrift store find for 4.00. Not too “shabby” for a Rachell Ashwell shabby chic curtain panel.P1010109a


I have been collecting little lavender sachet hearts and put them in an ironstone bowl on the dresser. The bowl was a 10.00 find at a flea market and the hearts were 10.00-15.00 a piece. See the little felt scottie dogs? These were a gift from my sweet friend, Emma, who made them and gave them to me for Christmas. Emma has a beautiful scottie dog, Bob. Infact, he and our Duhgall look very much alike!

Handpicked flowers from my yard add a splash of color and smell wonderful with the lavender sachets. A primitive horse pull toy adds a bit of whimsy to the vignette.


My very sweet and talented friend, Jean, made the BEAUTIFUL red and white quilt that hangs on the wall behind the dresser. Not long ago she was showing me some of the quilt tops that she had been working on. When she brought out this one, my heart stopped!! I have been looking for a red and white quilt for some time and this one just spoke to me. Gorgeous red florals with checks....oh my! She would not let me pay her for it, so I traded some vintage goodies in exchange. Jean did all of the quilting herself on a long-arm quilting machine. To make it even more special, she stitched in Jordan’s name into the piece. This, of course, just made me cry…..This VERY special piece is an honor to have as it was made with love and great attention to detail by my very special friend.

The quilt matches my Target lampshade that was 18.00. A vintage clock (5.00) hangs from the lamp with a red and white vintage ribbon.

On the 5.00 enamelware tray is a sweet vintage clock with red flowers. It doesn’t work, but for 3.00 at a garage sale, I don’t really care. It is just cute!




In our house, the saying goes that “mo is better!” This goes along with having tons of pillows on the bed. Who cares that it takes five minutes to clear the bed! The large red checkered pillow sham was 10.00 at Summer Cottage in Petaluma. The Euro pillow form was on sale for 10.00 at Bed Bath and Beyond. Next to the red checkered pillow are two blue floral pillows that I paid 5.00 each for at a garage sale. They are from IKEA. Just in front of them are Cath Kidston pillows that I got on sale for half off. A splurge, but I LOVE her style!


Roses are red and violets are blue, for a mere fifty cents, I bought you!


Linens don’t have to break your bank. The white eyelet sheet was .50 at a garage sale – and in perfect condition. Below that is a Ralph Lauren blue and red checked sheet that was 3.00 at a thrift store.


P1010095a Finding the right bed skirt was my biggest challenge as the bed is very high. I looked for quite some time and just could not find the perfect one. One lucky day I found this red and white check fabric at the Salvation Army. It is (well, was) a Ralph Lauren duvet cover for a king size bed. You know there was a lot of fabric here for a king size cover!! Check this out: it was only a dollar! Yup, one buck! I bought a full sized bed skirt and used the top piece that fits under the mattress and attached the skirt to that. For 4.00 I have a custom bed skirt.


Next to the bed is a little stool that I paid 4.00 for at a garage sale. The original stool was brown with a boring fabric cover. I painted the wood white and recovered the top with a blue and white ticking stripe. The rag rug was a thrift store find for 2.00.


Our guests have to have good reading material. I got this red wired basket for 5.00 one day when I was thrifting. It is perfect to hold magazines and books. Dollar Tree fake flowers fill an antique enamelware piece that once served as an IV holder for a hospital.



Jean also gifted me with the sweet bluebird lamp base. I told her I was on the search for a lamp with a bird on it and she just happened to have one stored away. Free is always great!

When I saw the Pretty Is As Pretty Does frame at an antique sale, I had to have it. It was reasonably priced at 24.00. Sometimes “cute” is well worth it.

One of my favorite things to collect are old stitched pieces. This little vintage piece has a great message – Cheerfulness brings harmony. So true, so true. And a cheerful price for 5.00 at an estate sale.


P1010113 A .50 cent hankie, a 4.00 vintage made in Japan covered jar and a 5.00 pitcher pull the vignette together. I love to casually layer things to pull colors together from different pieces.



A vintage shelf that was once in our kitchen now holds old quilts and linens. The granny square afghan was a recent purchase for 1.00. An old 1.00 ruler hangs on the side of the shelf just to add a bit of fun and whimsy. This would be great to do in a child’s room so that they could measure themselves.






Decorating doesn’t just evolve over night – unless you get everything at one shop. What fun is that? To me, decorating is about pulling bits and pieces together - old with the new - to make your home one-of-a-kind. The thrill of the hunt for a one-of-a-kind piece is much more satisfying than buying something that is trendy. Look for those things that speak to your heart and your soul. Add a special family heirloom, photos of your loved ones and use granny's old hankies and crochet. Mix it up and have fun!! Just remember there are rules to decorating - but heck, go and break them!!! Know what I mean? Be true to YOU and surround yourself with things that make your heart go pitter patter and pleases your soul.

Thank you for stopping by for a visit. Thanks to Sue for hosting REDNESDAY!!

Wishing all of you a wonderful July 4th!!


Donna said...

I just finished reading your post and enjoyed it very much. Your bedroom is beautiful. Just my style. I'm impresssed that you find such lovely thing for so cheap. My thrift stores never have stuff that cute! :)
Great job. Love those curtains!

Unknown said...


Donna said...

P.S. I just clicked on your inspiration house post, and couldn't believe it. I have loved that house forever! It has been in several different magazines. You did such a great job in recreating the bedrooms. My table for this Thursday's Tablescape Thursday was inspired by this house, too.
I just thought that was so neat that we were both inspired.
I also meant to tell you that I loved the sign made for you.

Sandy said...

What a dream RED and white bedroom! I love it all...and that pretty blue bird lamp and flowered lamp shade is so cute too. I'm drooling and wondering if I could do this in my guest bedroom.

Lululiz said...

Fabulous! Your guest room looks a million dollars, I just love all the beautiful little touches. Your guests must be very happy bunnies staying in such a gorgeous room.

Lululiz said...

Fabulous! Your guest room looks a million dollars, I just love all the beautiful little touches. Your guests must be very happy bunnies staying in such a gorgeous room.

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

I love it all~after all~red is a favorite color of mine! Any guest would be honored to stay in your lovely room! Thanks so much for the tour, Becky. I enjoyed the break!

chasity said...

what a wonderfully happy room becky.
it looks great.
i'm jealous of the guests that get to relax there :)

love love love that red wire basket.

Anonymous said...

Seriously, you just made me fall in love with red. I've always been a blue girl, but now I've got to have red. I LOVE your room and your style. This room is amazing and I appreciate all of the details. Thanks so much.

Anonymous said...

I can't begin to tell you how beautiful I think this room is.

Well done Becky!

Lynn said...

What a beautiful room! Love everything thing, especially the "cheerfulness brings harmony" needlepoint!

Anonymous said...

Lots of sweetness going on it that very girly room. My granddaughters would appreciate it but my grandsons would probably say, "ewwww, Grammy". That's boys for you, LOL


Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Be still my heart!! This is just the perfect bedroom. How sweet of Miss Jean to make the quilt for you. Red and white quilts are my very favorites. This room is so pretty I would just lie in the bed looking around - it would take a long time for sleep to come. Can you come help me decorate - I have a lot of great stuff, but I need a good eye to put it together.


Kim @ Homesteader's Heart said...

That room makes me extremely happy! I'm all about reds and whites together. They are just the perfect pair. In fact I redid 2 hutches in red and white. They are in my craft room that I'm creating.
This room was an inspiration. Thank you! Great job!
Have a fabulous day.

Jocelyn said...

Becky, you have done an incredible job with this room! You have such an excellent eye for pulling things together. We are in the process of moving to a new(er) home, and the decorating will be so different then where I have lived for the last 30 + years.


trish said...

Good Morning Becky.
I absolutely love your guest room!!
And Petaluma is my home town ... it's just that I am now transplanted to the deep south. :o)
Have a great day!
Sincerely ~ Tricia

Lori said...

Your guests will never want to leave. It is just beautiful!

TinaTx said...

The room looks wonderful!!! Great job. I'm sure your guests will love it.

Glimpse of My World said...

Wow... I love it all, my favorite is the red frame, pretty is... Thanks for sharing..

Lallee said...

Oh, this is just wonderful Becky! May I make reservations? There are so many wonderful details that show off your beautiful creativity. You know I love the reds! I remember drooling over Jean's quilt before. You have shared a lot of clever ideas for someone else to build a special room for themselves. I give a standing O for this room!

Debby said...

What a beautiful room.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Becky, I coming to visit....I will be right there and plan on staying indefinately...ok??

What a wonderful guest room. I love every little thing in there. I wish the thrift stores around here carried such wonderful things like RL sheets...

Lorri said...

What an amazing transformation! Just love it! Come on down to Texas and help me decorate this new home of mine...Love all of the quaint pieces!!!! You did a fab job girl!

Connie said...

Your room looks so inviting. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Becky, Becky, Becky...

I am in AWEEEEEEEEEEE of this room. I love it. Why oh why you don't show us your rooms more often is beyond me because my friend you have got the gift.

This room is precious. I think Mr. VS and I will be most comfortable staying in there...:)


Connie said...

That is one of the cutest, sweetest, most darling rooms I have ever, ever seen, sugar! Oooooohmy, how I'd love to spend the night in it. Just super job, chickee!!!!

becky up the hill said...

Oh honey, you did it. I hardly know what to say. "Red" you never looked better!

Anonymous said...

Wow! ♥

Pondside said...

I'm in the midst of a guest room re-do, so this was very interesting to me. The thing that stands out, from this blog and others, and from recent visits to WA is the number of thrift stores and malls - with the exception of the Salvation Army and Value Village they are almost unknown up here. Gorgeous room!

busyascanbe said...

Oh my gosh this is the cutest room ever! It really comes together so well because you have a great eye for these things. Beautiful!!

Michelle, All Home and Love said...

Loved reading through this post with all your thrifty treasures! The colors are great, this room is just so sweet. I love everything about it. My own house is very neutral so I feel like I get my color fix coming to visit you!

Brenda said...

You guest bedroom looks like a home away from home.
Red white and blue are my favorite colors in fact those are the colors in our master bedroom.
Thanks for the great post.

Elsie said...

Oh my GOSH Becky I love your room.
You have been a busy lady. Your
curtains are awesome and I can't
believe you got those for $4. We
don't have stores like that here.
We have thrift stores but they are
not that cheap. You can go to Walmart and buy cheaper than our
thrift stores. Hello...thrift is
the key word and they don't get it.
You gave me a terrific idea for my
sewing room. I have several rulers that my
Daddy had in his shop so I'm going to put them on my shelf that is simiular to yours. You are such an
inspiration,don't know what I would do without you Doogs and Fiona to brighten my day. Thanks!!!":O)

Sewn With Grace said...

Your room is breath-taking. I think I would never come out. You are so talented!

Unknown said...

I love,love,love that room.... from the bed to the chippy table...

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good Morning girl, Oh I just love this guest room...you have so many wonderful things in there and any guest would feel so welocome my friend...Love it...I just seen your friend Kathy's house on Tina's blog and it was to die for darling...each and every inch of it...May you have a GREAT day my friend...Love your blog and visit all the time...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Cherry Chick said...

Wow! What a darling room. Your post is just wonderful. I enjoyed hearing how everything came together and seeing all of your beautiful pieces. You are a true bargain shopper with a great eye for what works together. Thanks so much for sharing it all with us.
♥•.*.Thank you.*.•♥
♥•.*.very much.*.•♥

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Becky,
Wow, Wow and Wow! I love your guest room! It's delightful and so pretty. I could just stay in there and look at all the pretties for hours...
The quilt that Jean made for you is so priceless and so very sweet. What a dear and kind hearted friend Jean is. I just adore the red and white checked curtains what a great find. Everything in the room is just perfect and as charming as can be. It sings out with happiness, who would ever what to go home. I think your guests might never leave.
See you soon, big hugs~Elizabeth

craftyles said...

I've been following your blog for a very long time and it's nice to finally meet you. The room is perfect. I love the quilt and all your personal touches. Love the garage sale items you've incorperated. You've given me lots of ideas. Wonderful room!

Linda Ruthie said...

You have created such a gorgeous room. Thanks for sharing.

Nicole said...

What a fabulous room for your guests to relax in! I love the color scheme and the beautiful little decorator touches that are everywhere one looks. But, my favorite piece is the quilt Jean made!

Janet said...

I absolutely love, love, love your room! You did such a great job bringing everything together! It is inspirational!

Rochelle said...

Oh Becky....I am in love with this room - so cheerful and cuteness is in every corner! As a lover of the color red, this room is right up my alley!

PamKittyMorning said...

Oh Becky, that room turned out so nice. I love everything about it. Oh to be a guest there.

Sarah said...

Beautiful!! And very inspiring! You did a great job. I just might have to use some of your ideas in my bedroom. Happy Rednesday! :-) And I love the music playing, the Fairy Dance, so sweet.

Vee said...

Simply marvelous! May I go thrift store shopping with you?

Stacey said...

Becky, I just have to say that room is pure perfection! You would never have achieved the nostalgic and layered feeling without collecting the pieces over time...that's where my downfall always comes. I love the pillows. The Pretty Is As Pretty Does frame is to die for! Love the stitchery and quilts. Truly, can I come stay?

Miss Jean said...

Oh, Becky! I can't begin to tell you how incredibly beautiful the room has turned out. Even more so than the last time I saw it. I'm truly humbled to be a little part it all. Well done, my dear!

Mindy said...

Oh, my! Can I come spend the night in this room? It is just wonderful! Red Gingham is my all time favorite.

Rose Garden Romantic said...

What a cheerful, happy room!!! I love every little bit and piece!! You have such a knack for finding the cutest things and putting them all together to make the most charming rooms and vignettes! I love the "pretty is as pretty does" frame and the adorable bird lamp!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Moore Minutes said...

Wow! This is amazing. You are very talented because this looks like it is straight out of a magazine! Every detail is beautiful. I love the pillows and the fabric. Everything is GORGEOUS!

I also stopped by here to let you know I received my order and I am SO happy! The banner is perfect and I am amazed at how quickly it arrived...in plenty of time for the 4th! Thank you. <3

"Create Beauty" said...

WOW!!! That was such a fun tour of your fabulous guest room! Should be in a magazine spread, what beautiful, inexpensive treasures you found and compiled into a beautiful inspiring room.
~ Violet

Anonymous said...

What a charming room that any guest would love to stay in. It's so cheery and welcoming. My favorite is the pretty frame - what a find.


Dawn said...

OMGosh! It's amazing! I love the mirror with "Pretty is as Pretty does". I wish more girls would hear that these days!

BrendaS said...

I LOVE your new room. LOVE the colors and everything makes me SMILE!

Thanks so much for sharing!

Janet said...


That is so very beautiful, what a wonderful room for guests or family members to sleep and dream in. So many personal touches to soothe the soul and inspire decorating choices. I am thinking M E would be proud!! Maybe you should invite her to spend the night ;)


Lori Lucas said...

I do not know why you looked to BH&G for your inspiration. THEY need to be looking at YOU. How do you ever get your guests to leave? That is one of the cutest, most thoughtful-put-together, sweetest, charming rooms in all of blogland. Wonderful. Every single last detail!!
Lori L

Angela said...

SIGH...... My dream bedroom...that is what I think of when I see and have read everything here in this post....oh my!!!!!!! Just beautiful. We have the same bedskirt..mine also from salvation army..how neat!!

Unknown said...

Lordy! LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I just "finished" our guest room. I have the same shabby valance action going on... also did 2 sets of sheets. It adds so much. But I might have to copy some of your other ideas! :) Our guest room is all blues though. I'll be doing a post as soon as I get some art work going on one wall.

LOVE the Pretty is as pretty does! My mom used to always tell me that.:) That was worth every penny!:)

Brenda Pruitt said...

This is absolutely, POSITIVELY my style! I adore the quilt. I may have to do some talking to your friend who made it. It's so very special. I love your decorating style. It's eclectic and charming and oh, so very cozy! My hat goes off to you with this room.

Anonymous said...

Just gawgeous, Sweetness! I love your beautiful bedroom and all those pretty pillows! We don't get really good deals around here at thrift stores. I have to go to other towns to get a bargain! :)
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

savvycityfarmer said...

I can truly see that alot of thought went into this room ...
(makes me want the guest room)
that's the sign of a really good design ...

placed carefully and things chosen with thought ...

thanks so much for your visit and your endearing comments.

★Carol★ said...

Your home is so beautiful, and I love that you decorate with thrift and antique store finds! And so many special touches too, like the Roses are Red pillow, and that Pretty Is frame. I've been a reader/lurker of your blog for a few years now, and I still get a thrill every time I visit!
Happy REDnesday and Happy 4th!
Carol~~Old Glory Cottage

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Oh Becky, your room is so cheery! I love what you've done and how you tell us how you put it together. You have a marvelous eye. But I have to tell you the thing that is drawing my heart is the frame that says, "Pretty is as pretty does." My dad always said that and he continued saying that to all the granddaughters too. My dad passed away in Sept. of 08 and I miss him so much and that sweet little frame just brought him back for a moment. Thank you!

Heather Lee said...

This has got to be my most favorite post yet! REALLY!! I think I've been back to see it about 5 times today, and each time I'm just drawn in, wishing I had just a pinch of your talent. You did an amazing job! I really can't say that enough...ok..you did an amazing job! The photography, the c♥l♥r, the thriftiness!!! WOW!

God Bless,

Mandy said...

I love love love this room - can I move in? If i was single this is exactly what I would want my room to look like...

Adrienne said...

Your room is gorgeous - and full of such fun things! You have found precious pieces to put together and make it a room your guests will never want to leave!

Tracey Johnson said...

Your guest room is so inviting. I'd love to stay there. All the colors, but mostly RED...wow, they speak to me. I love, love, love the frame with the pretty saying. So adorable. Good junkin' finds!

Duke said...

Wow! What a beautiful room with the perfect touches! Anyone would love to sleep there! Happy Rednesday!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Simply Shelley said...

Hi Becky,love your Rednesday post ..this reminds me so much of some of your earlier post featuring more of the colorful,cheerful cottage style....I love all your whites and creams as well but,this just says Becky to me....blessings to you....

Colleen said...

This is one of the most beautiful cottage bedrooms I have ever seen. The bedding, especially the dust ruffle is stunning! I love how you put it all together and wish I could be a guest in such a gorgeous room!

Susan said...

I love all the reds and blue. I love red anyway!!

Rhondi said...

Hi Becky
I love EVERYTHING about your guest room! Can I come and be your guest?
Hugs, Rhondi

koralee said...

Everything is so pretty over here...thank you for visiting me. I do love red and blue together..the perfect combination..add checks and dots into the mix and I am in HEAVEN!!!!
Have a great rest of your week. xo

Allie said...

What a beautiful room! I love the cherry red in the curtains and the blue/floral pillows on the bed. Wish I was as successful as you when thrift shopping!! I can't ever find stuff like this. Happy Wednesday!

Esther Sunday said...


Anonymous said...

Hi Becky, I swear your home should be featured in a magazine! The offers should be pouring in because it is that good! You always inspire me, creatively and spiritually! marcia

Leigh Ann said...

Becky, your bedroom is beautiful. thanks so much for sharing!

Meadowsweet Cottage said...

You've created a guest room filled with love!

I hope my guest room turns out as well (someday when my son moves out). Your use of color and layering is inspiring.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Becky, This is such a charming room, filled with wonderful treasures. I'm afraid if I were your guest, you'd have trouble getting me to leave. These photos look like something from a wonderful magazine. Your bargains don't look like bargains, and this room looks like it was brought together without worrying about expense! I love it! laurie

marie said...

Hi Becky,
Your guestroom is wonderful ~ what a testimony to thrift store and bargain shopping.
The stand with the quilts and the frame,etc is my favorite part of the room...except for maybe the bed, which looks very comfy & cozy!
Actually I love it all!

Have a wonderful 4th!

Marcia said...

I love it!!! Absolutely stunning.

Rose said...

love the colors and inviting feelings i get when i see this. great pillows.

Susan @ Blackberry Creek said...

What a wonderfully cozy and inviting bedroom. Your guests are very lucky people.

Anonymous said...

Becky, this was absolutely fabulous! You have inspired me.... Thank you sooooo mich for sharing. Your room is so welcoming and perfect in every way. Love , love , love it! I am off to thrift.

Mimi Sue said...

So, so pretty! Anything with red and white checks is wonderful. I so agree with the more is better philosophy. You really do know how to put it all together to make it warm, cozy, and fun. Love it all. Mimi

Susan Freeman said...

Hi Becky! I have one question ... when can I come for a visit??? What a delightful guest room!! I have been through your pics several times now and your details are just precious. Thank you for the happiest and most cheerful of posts.

Lots of love,
Susan and Bentley

Thimbleanna said...

OhMyGosh Becky -- it's ALL so gorgeous! Especially the beautiful quilt from Miss Jean -- what a wonderful friend she is! WOW oh WOW -- I LOVE the whole room. And that Roses are Red pillow is just toooo cute!!! Beautiful!!!


Hi Becky, I love your guest room, it really came out "picture" perfect. I love every bit of detail that you added, I'll be back to look at this post again and again. Thank you for adding some cheer to my day, it's always fun to visit with you!

Teresa said...

So glad I found your bunting on Etsy...and now your blog, too! And thanks for the nice comment. Have a fun fourth!

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh Becky....I cannot tell you how much I adore this room. I have been falling in love with pale blue and red for the past ew months, one of the reasons I just painted the kitchen blue! But this room is the bomb! I love the checked curtains (surprised? didn't think so!), and every little detail is perfect. Jeans quilt is a treasure for certain. I can't decide whether to make a reservation or fly you here to help me decorate my own place! Either one would be fun:>)

Unknown said...

This is the perfect perfect room!!!!! I have a bit of a problem finding these kinds of things, but I am determined I will!!!!! I am going to come back and look at this post over and over, no doubt! It is filled with loveley things and special items that mean so much to you! I am so happy this room came together for you liek ti did! :)

Susie Q said...

Just so beautiful.No one does this more perfectly than you dear Becky!
That Pretty Is Frame is the cherry on top!

bigeyedchick said...

Beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing!! I just love to see pictures of your home! :) Have a safe and happy 4th of July!!!

Ruthie said...

Oh Becky,is there no end to your talents.I am in love with your room.So sweet and cheerful.To wake up in a room like that,how could you have a bad day.Thanks for making my day a bit brighter.I LOVE IT! XOXO Ruthie

SueLovesCherries said...

Becky, it's so good to "see" you again! I thoroughly enjoyed visiting your guest room. You must feel so satisfied with the way it looks! How can you not move in it yourself?

Everything is perfect - such a delight! I adore the two printed pillows on the bed, and the "Pretty Is" mirror - what a find!

Thanks SO much for sharing your room with us on Rednesday - I do believe you've inspired many!

Carol said...

Oh, Becky! Beautiful guest room! I love your attention to detail & the fabrics all work so well together.

Mumzie said...

This is one of yout most beautiful posts! I simply love this bedroom and the colors, flowers,pillows....everything, including the quilt from Miss Jean! Wow, gorgeous! Yvonne

Sinta Renee said...

I have my bag packed and I'm ready for a visit! I love that bedroom!
Absolutely beautiful- why isn't this in a magazine!?! Oh, and can I go shopping with you?

Sue said...

Becky, This would be a room I would long to be in if I were a guest in your home! It is so cozy, warm, and full of delightful pretties. I luv all the colors and everything you have brought into it to make it a comfortable place to stay. It is worthy of being in a magazine, trust me!
hugs, Sue

They call me Estatez... said...

Oh my, I would looooove being a guest in your guestroom!!! I could just imagine cozying up on that delicious bed with some magazines to peruse. You have done such a wonderful job! You have a great eye for decorating.


Kathy sue said...

Well Turkey Feathers,,, that is so so pretty. I love the new room and you sure got some great deals.That quilt is very pretty. I love it all. And the post was a joy to read and see. Hope all is fine your way. love you,Kathy Sue

Teresa said...

What a happy cozy room! Very beautiful and warm especially with things from good friends in the room. And to so it on such little $$. Brilliantly resourceful you are!!

Linda said...

So gorgeous! I love it!

Cheryl ~ Casual Cottage Chic said...

I found your blog while looking for some history about Hubley doorstops. I just had to tell you how much I love your guest room! The plaids, checks and ticking all blend so well with the florals. Very inspiring room done on a budget. Kuddos!!

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

I love those drapes! I wish I'd find some as cute at the thriftstore. This room is just about the cutest one I've ever seen! I love how you use things from...everywhere! Really cute and it has my favorite color - red!


Recycled Rita said...

What a great post! I loved every bit of it and now want to change my house!

Vintage Porcelain Art By Amy Enright said...

Was blog surfing and found your awesome blog! Love it!
Have a wonderful 4th of July,

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Becky, I loved every minute of my visit this 4th of July morning. A cup of coffee and your blog...what a wonderful beginning to a wonderful day!
Gorgeous room, with everything all the colors I love and the attention to detail that I also love!
I must go back and look again!
My little pillows are all in a bowl now too... :)

Dena said...

Oh Becky, I can hardly catch my breath! I am in love with that room! Right now I am in the middle of trying to set up our place here and my steam is pittering out. You just recharged my batteries!


GranthamLynn said...

Oh Becky what a beautiful room. I loved it. Thanks for sharing. Have a Blessed Week,

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Becky, Your guest room is simply gorgeous. I'm inspired to redo my guest room in these colors. They're so bright and cheerful!
Patricia :o)

Jan's Blog said...

I'm not a red and white person. I'm definitely not a gingham person. I don't love stuff 'squished' together on tables. There is just so much about this room and adds up to most everything I hate.

However, this is the most adorable room I've seen in a long time. It doesn't try too hard. It flows and it's warm and inviting in a low key way that allows one to take their shoes off and jump on the bed.

I love every corner of this room and every item in it. You did a wonderful job of editing.

I just had to tell you that you took all my 'no' things and turned it into a perfect 'yes'.

You are surely talented. Thanks for sharing.

Kim @ Home Is Where The Heart Is said...

Your bedroom looks amazing, Becky! I love everything about it :)

Gayla said...

I am so happy after taking your advice and having an afternoon break by visiting your beautiful room makeover. It is simply soul-inspiring!!! I love red and white...and gingham...mixed with that sky Lauren blue. Oh my!!!!! A beautiful post once again from your pretty blog/

Anonymous said...

I just love your guest room!! So pretty and inviting!! I have loved the house that you got the inspiration from for a while now...and now I can add this room to my list too.
Love, love, love it!!

Simple Home said...

The room looks so pretty! My heart skipped a beat when I saw that little alarm clock on the bedside table. I had the same one next to my bed growing up. It woke me up all through school! It finally broke, and I don't know if we threw it out or gave it away, but that little photo sure brought back memories. Thanks so much.
Btw, I got it when I was young, probably about 8 or 9, and I'm turning 50 this summer, just in case you wanted to know how old it is :-)

Rita's Recipes said...

fabulous room! loved the great idea for the bed skirt. my beds are too high for a standard skirt. I've used cafe curtains or valances.

Patina said...

Wow, where was I when this post came up? What a cheerful room, I love all the reds. The pillows are wonderful as well as the curtains, the bedskirt.....Everything, you did a fabulous job Becky!

Cindy said...

Ohmygosh...its absolutely adorable! I LOVE RED and especially mixed with the florals and blues as you have done...so sweet! CK, yep, even better.

You've done a beautiful job, the only problem is now, your guests may never leave! :D

yapping cat

The Strawberry Mallard said...

Oh I do love my room ( wink wink ;o)

tammyCA said...

Loving it! So, has Romantic Homes Magazine called yet? My favorite type of decorating is the "finds" that just all come together and the special touches given by family/friends...perfect guest room! p.s. the bird lamp is too darn darling.

Elyse said...

oh becky, what a fabulous post for a fabulous room.

this post truly embodies: sweet cottage dreams. it could be a spread in country living. adorable from start to finish, from your cute pillows to your fabric finds, to your mixin' and matchin'.

so cheery, relaxed, and inspiring -- so becky!



Diane said...

Hi there
I haven't been to your blog in a year probably....I quit blogging for awhile. Anyways, I am so glad I stopped by! We have just added on a Master bedroom and I your room is what I was thinking but just couldn't pull it all together in my head! Now I have pictures. Thank you Thank you for this post. Your guest room is amazing!

The Green Pea said...

Hello Becky, your room is so cozy and warm. Your guest will not want to leave. The red and white drapes were a real deal...I have never had much luck in Thrift stores. Have a nice Summer. Hugs, sandi

Simply Shelley said...

Your bedroom is just wonderful...I would be honored to be a guest there....smile....hope your week is wonderful...blessings

Claudia said...

What a wonderful guestroom - very unique and tasteful!I just love these colours - and the red and white quilt!!!
Greetings from Berlin

Anonymous said...

I LUV your bedroom ~ you have a flair for decorating! As 'D' mentioned, you are fortunate to find such great items at inexpensive prices. Thank you for sharing !

Amy said...

Hi Becky,
I just got home from vacation and I loved reading your post on your guestroom redo. It's just perfect! The colors stand out great against the neutral walls. The room is filled with little treasures given to you by dear friends. That makes it even more perfect!! Hope you're enjoying the summer!

Imagery by Kimberly said...

Good Morning Beckers!!!!!!!!!

I'm SO happy to be catching up with you and WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW!

I love every single thing about your bedroom redo - it is absolutely ADORABLE and so YOU.

Every little detail - yummy inspiration.... I just LOVE it ALL.
I am going to go back and look again. You are so talented in so many ways.

Hmm..... maybe one day I will be lucky and get to stay in your dreamy guest room!!!!! I won't ever want to leave!


Love you and miss you,

juls4real said...

ahhhh. In LOVE with the quilt. I may have to make one like it. Thank you for such a lovely post.
Love all the pulled together finds. Great job on the dust ruffle and curtains. Pillows are sweet heaven.

xo, juls

Rosemary said...

I love looking at the pics of your home so much :) thanks for sharing your home with us!