Monday, October 19, 2009

Guest Room

Hi everyone,
I hope you enjoyed your weekend. It is rainy here again today making it difficult to get garden clean up done but worse still the farmers are having a hard time to get their crops in.
Anyway, today I am joining the creative Cielo at the 'House in the Roses' for her 'show us your cottage' theme. This can be a room in your home, so I am showing a guest room in our home.
Some of you have already seen some photos of this room, but it has been awhile, so I'm hoping you forgot!
This room is decorated with simple furniture from 'yard sales' etc. giving it a cottage style look.
Now that I have taken these pictures, I see I have a design flaw(maybe more then one)-the one that I see, is my lamp is a little on the short side but pretend you don't notice!
I got this lamp at a thrift store and spray painted it cream. The blue toile lamp shade came from the Christmas tree shop. It is blue toile but hard to tell with the light on but on a rainy day I was having a hard time to get enough light without the flash.
Breakfast in bed anyone?
Our home is aprox. 87 years old.
a view in the mirror
dainty lace

linens and lace.

I hope you enjoyed a peek into our "cottagey" guest bedroom.
To those of you who wanted the recipe for the pumpkin spice muffins I will share it tomorrow. I am having company for supper and I am experimenting with gingerbread pumpkin trifle if it turns out I will share this one too if it doesn't I won't even mention it again!!!
Thank you Cielo, for hosting this fun event at the lovely House in the Roses. Please go and check out the other 'cottages' if you haven't already.

Thanks for visiting,



Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Carolyn,
Truly lovely, I love all the lace and the crocheted (table linen or bedspreads?) they are so beautiful. I have two very much the same made by my great Grandmother but they were made for the table.
All your touches in the room make for a peaceful retreat and a treasure of a room.
I received a note from Cielo and will join in very soon for "Show us your cottage theme".
Enjoy your day,

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Carolyn, what can I say? Your room is just lovely and I would love to spend some time in there. I love all the lace and toile touches. Very pretty and cozy! Thanks for sharing and enjoy your evening.


bj said...

Very pretty guest room!! You've done a really nice job on it.

Heather said...


Your guest room is gorgeous! I LOVE the wallpaper.

Love, Heather

Lee Laurie said...

Hi Carolyn,
Your guestroom is so pretty and looks so relaxing. The blue and white are very peaceful colors and I love all of the lace. I also love the views in the mirrors.

Lee Laurie

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Just beautiful. I would love to stay in your guest room. But I'm sure everyone else would too.

Joanne said...

Hi Carolyn what a lovely guest bedroom lucky guest to stay there.

Karen said...

Absolutely beautiful! Any guest staying in this room would feel right at home.
Ladybug Creek

Atelier de Charo said...

Hello Carolyn, your guest room is absolutely amazing!!!
I want to stay in there.

Anonymous said...

Carolyn.. yes my room! I can't wait to visit! And the blue willow toile, adorable with the creamy white linen. Perfect... now just how long can I stay?


Mrs Twins said...

Hi Carolyn,
Congratulations on a beautiful blog. Your home is wonderful and the gardens so beautiful. I love the little church on the beside table and the linen is so white and crisp looking. Thank you for sharing with us.
Sue (Mrs TWins)

podso said...

This could be a favorite room for me! Both cottagy and the blue and white! Lovely photos.

Shelia said...

Hi Carolyn! Oh, your bedroom is so lovely. I love the soft romantic look of it. The soothing colors and the laceness you've added all around! It would be so lovely to visit you, I just know it!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;0

Mary said...

Carolyn, may I come live with you? All I can say is "sweet", to quote my granddaughter. That is the ultimate compliment, according to her vocabulary, and I would have to say that this room is absolutely beautiful. I can't wait to see what you will do next.


Anonymous said...

Carolyn I always love coming over and looking at your lovely home! My it is a wonder you can get rid of your guest - I think they would want to stay forever in such a lovely room!

Thank you for reminding me about Ceilo's cottage Monday- I had totally forgotten to link up to hers today!


nannykim said...

Marvelous!! what a wonderful room--everything ties in so well. I am wondering where you got all the linen and lace? The wallpaper is wonderful too!! I have a question --I noticed you had a chenelle type spread thrown over a chair. Does it produce lint if you sit on it?

is my cottage blog.

cathleen said...

Cozy, comfy, a room filled with serenity. If I needed a solitude getaway (and who doesn't)I could see myself staying in your guest room easily! Tea, muffins and a stroll through your lovely gardens would be a perfect mini-vacation. Carolyn, it's so obvious how much you love and cherish your home. Your peaceful spirit shines through.

*Ulrike* said...

Such a lovely guest room. I'm sure all of your vistors enjoy their stay!

June said...

Even if I hadn't forgotten, I would have still loved these pictures. This room has such a special feel to it, but I imagine your whole house does. I love the chenille covered chair in the corner. What a wonderful place to curl up and enjoy the sound of the rain on the roof.
I love the way you is just so lovely.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Carolyn.. can I be your guest? hehehehe.. I promise I wont touch a thing.. I just wanna enjoy the heaven on earth guest room you have! sooooooo beautiful! I love it!!!!...

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Carolyn, I want to move into that room! It's so pretty and restful, too. Love the blue and white! Love the vintage linens, the bed, everything...


Sheila :-)

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

I don't care if I've seen it before, it was wonderful to see it again! It's so pretty!!! I love the rack with the linens and lace on it! I think that is a quilt rack?? I'm going to try to find one for my room to display my linens! Thanks for that brilliant idea!

Deanna said...

Lovely tour of your beautiful Guest Room!
Nice to get to see this.
Like all the softness of the whites.
God bless,

jo said...

Long-time blog reader through Bloglines, you've always delighted me.

This is hands down one of the most beautiful rooms I've ever seen. Simply gorgeous.

sweet bay said...

Lovely! I love the lacy cottage antique look.

Ana said...

Hi Carolyn,
Can I be your guest? I would love to stay in your beautiful guest room. :-D It is simply devine. Thank you so much for sharing. Have a wonderful evening.

♥Ana~A Petite Cottage

Lucinda Obrien said...

Love your guest's just devine.Thanks for showing us!

Donna said...

When can I move in? Seriously... my bags are packed...

Just BEAUTIFUL!!!!... Donna

Fluitenkruid said...

So pretty, if I was your gast I would never leave..

The White Bench said...

OMG Carolyn! I wish I had a room like that in my own house! Love it to pieces!

Anonymous said...

It looks so lovely and inviting. Just beautiful.


Rhondi said...

Daer Carolyn
Your guest room is my dream bedroom, full of blue and white and wallpaper on the walls. It is a dream!
Hugs, Rhondi

Lacy said...

Don't ever invite anyone that you don't just love because nobody will EVER want to leave that room!!!

It's just beautiful!

Dolly said...

Carolyn I'd love to stay in that beautiful room!
Its so warm and welcoming!

Come and take a peek at my guest room {princess suite}


Madelief said...

Hi Carolyn,

I haven't seen your guest bedroom before and enjoyed looking at the photo's. They look like they come from the Country Living!! The old linens, the tea-set, the brass bed it looks so English! Fijne dag & lieve groet,


Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

I love to see your house and gardens! So beautiful and full of warmth. That lampshade is a keeper. I'd love to find one like that!

Sussi said...

Just lovely. You could have at good nights sleep there, I think. And you would love to wake up in the morning in that room.


Sanna said...

I love blue, cream and white mixed together so this room is all in my liking! For example, I chose a blue and white toile wallpaper for our kitchen! Everyone thought I was crazy but it turned out really pretty.

Nice little bird´s nest you have there =)

Mimi said...

I♥ it; so sweet, cozy and inviting. I think blue and white toile is so clean looking for a guest room.
Thanks for letting me know the pattern of the green/white china. I am on the lookout for it!

maría cecilia said...

How georgous Carolyn, everything beautiful, linens and laces my favorites... would love to sleep in that bed and be served breakfast in that lovely tray.
How nice everything in your home and how wonderful the pictures you take.
Muchos cariños
María Cecilia

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Carolyn....I don't remember seeing your cottage bedroom. It is so inviting and cozy! Love the restful colors and the toile! Beautiful!~Patti

Elissa said...

My mom (Heather) and I have been lurking on your *beautiful* blog for many months now... we are in love with Prince Edward Island, and hope to make our first visit there sometime next year. I really love your blog, your gorgeous home, and your garden!

Your guest room, is beyond beautiful... it is like something out of my pleasantest dream... I adore blue and white, and this blissful room is perfect. Thank you so much for sharing with us!!!


Roseny Crisp said...

Puro romantismo.
Eu Amei!



Pure romanticism.
I Loved!


Suzann @ The Olive Cottage said...

I absolutely positively adore this bedroom. The wallpaper is so beautiful that I just would LOVE to do in a room like this. It's so beautiful and cozy and I imagine that any guest would never want to leave.