Monday, March 15, 2010

Golden Light

Hello everyone,

I hope you all enjoyed your weekend. We are enjoying lots of sunshine here lately and this week is looking good as well. Today, I am sharing some photos of our bedroom as I am making a few little changes in there as well. Last spring we changed the wallpaper and although I love the wallpaper I have been finding it hard to find fabric to co-ordinate with it.

However, as luck would have it when I was housecleaning I found some 'Toile' fabric that had faded from it's sunny spot on the veranda from red and cream to a rusty color with cream. So,out came my sewing machine and I made some pillow shams and the rest is a tablecloth on the round table. It helps to tie in the bed and the wallpaper.

These pretty tulips matched nicely as well.

It was so sunny this morning I left the door open to the veranda for awhile to enjoy the fresh air.

The bedspread, I also found at a second hand shop and it is a creamy color but I am thinking of tea dying it in 'camomile' tea to give it a little more of a golden color. The small pillow I made from an old dress from a thrift shop as well.

This picture I found in an Antique mall in Maine a couple of years ago.

The Tea set is a pretty good match too!

Slowly it is starting to come together, which is a good thing, because I was beginning to think I was going to have to admit I had made a mistake and rip off the wallpaper, when my husband wasn't home!

Good thing, as it is almost garden season!!!

Today I am joining in with Cielo, on Show Off Your Cottage Monday, and sweet Cielo did a feature of some new pics of our little sun room just off our bedroom. Thank you so much Cielo! There are also many other participants to check out there at The House in the Roses too .

Thank you for visiting


Have a good day,



Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

Your bedroom is beautiful and looks so relaxing! They say that wallpaper is making a comeback, so I am glad you didn't "secretly" remove it. The muted colors are beautiful! Is your wing chair slipcovered or do you just have something draped over it? I have one in our room that I am trying to figure out what to do with.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a beautiful day out there! Carolyn, your bedroom makeover is gorgeous! Of course, you know I adore the toile! I am on my way now over to Cielo's to see your pictures. Have a beautiful day.


Susan said...

Everything looks gorgeous to me, Carolyn. Gorgeous. Sincerely, Susan

Deanna said...

Dear Carolyn,
You my dear are an inspiration! I always enjoy stopping by and seeing your lovely decorations and reading your gentle words.
Your bedroom is so very pretty. Sure do like what you have done to it.
God bless and have a sweet week,

Anonymous said...

What a charming and romantic bedroom. You must have beautiful dreams in it ? You have a very good taste indeed.
Have a nice week.

Kim said...

Hi Carolyn! What a truly warm and inviting room. You are a master at creating a cozy space.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Carolyn....Your bedroom is so inviting....very romantic!~Patti

Shelia said...

Morning, Carolyn! Oh, your bedroom is divine! It is so romantic and beautiful! Everything you do turns out so glorious.
Congratulations on being featured at Cielos! Your photos of your sun porch are just outstanding and of course - it's gorgeous!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Flaviana said...

Good day Carolyn
your bedroom is a dream!My only regret is that my bedroom will never,ever look so pretty and romantic, no matter how hard I try.
Never mind, i'll keep going back and enjoy the wonderful pictures of your lovely,tasteful,gorgeous home!
All the best, Flaviana

Bella said...

What a Lovely Bedroom. It screams cozy sunny morning lounging in bed:-) The photos of your sunroom at Cielo's house are also gorgeous, a dreamy home for sure! bella

LENNU said...

Your bedroom is so lovely!
Lovely week to you.
Warm greetings, Lennu

CIELO said...

This is lovely, Carolyn... a perfect serene place to dream! And a huge thank you for sharing your lovely new sunroom at the house in the roses... (I can hardly wait to see your garden coming back to life for another delightful year...)



Riet said...

I love love your bedroom. You decorated it beautifully. All goes together perfect.

Anonymous said...

It has not just 'come' together, it is perfectly coordinated...and wonderfully and masterfully 'put' together! and you did it all!

sometimes things do take time to come together...but the end result might just be that much more triumphant and sweeter than if it had been easy! am I right?

your sun filled room made me want to book a getaway to your house! let me know when you're freeeeee....heehe...


violetlady said...

What a lovely bedroom. I have had a special fondness for toile for years.

Lavender Cottage said...

Such a cozy bedroom and decorated so nicely.
Spring is not far off - warm and sunny here today as well.

sweet bay said...

Your bedroom looks lovely.

June said...

Carolyn your bedroon is just gorgeous. But, everything you do is gorgeous! It just exudes warmth in there. I love all your special touches. Using that toile was just perfect.

Anonymous said...

Hi carolyn, i love the wallpaper!! I think it looks so pretty!!I love the toile, it looks so romantic....Kathy

Andi's English Attic said...

You have a veranda outside your bedroom? How wonderful! We have a main road!
Your bedroom looks beautiful. I really like what you've done with it. xx

Jessica Dotta said...

Wow, I LOVED that bedroom. It's so beautiful.

Denise Marie said...

OH Carolyn, I love everything about your master suite!! I love that it has come together over time and I love the way you were so thrifty and all encompassing on your quest to make it all coordinate! Way to go girl. It is a delicious room. I'm jealous of the door out. I have a big window that our bed is in front of and trying to convince hubby to make it a french door out to a side courtyard...bah-hum-bug...he doesn't see it quite yet.

Paula said...

Dear Carolyn,

Your bedroom is beautiful, so cozy! I love the wallpaper and the faded fabric you used for the table cover and pillow shams is perfect! The light coming in your room is so cheerful! I am glad you were able to open the door and enjoy the fresh spring air!

Love, Paula