Thursday, December 8, 2011

Just settled down for a long winter's nap.....

Wouldn't you simply love to settle down for a long winter's nap?  Well, maybe in January I just might do that, but for now I have to ready the guest room for company that will be arriving for Christmas.

Since this room is decorated with lavender and green, Christmas red just doesn't work in here.  A few years ago I ran across some beautiful Christmas beads in lavender and I painted my "Snowman Jack in the Box" in the same colors.

I love lots of pillows!  I'm not sure how my guests feel about that though.  I crocheted another rose pillow in pink and the two little round pillows in the front will be be next in line for a little yarn love.

My guests are treated to a fluffy feather bed and a very warm matelasse cover to snuggle under.

I bought the Fairyopolis book because it matched this room, but it's such a treat to look at!

Years ago I painted this shelf to match the floors.  I know that sounds strange, but you'll see what I'm talking about in the last photo.

A little touch of Christmas cheer added to the bedside table....

I saved this photo for last because I've shown this floor many times on my blog.  For those of you who are new, I had to paint this floor or carpet it due to the condition of the wood floors when we moved in.  Being an artist, the paint won out.  Slippers are painted on the floor as you enter the room and a rather large hydrangea rug was painted to cover all the damage.  Can you see how the shelf mentioned above matches the floor? 
I'm on to the next room tomorrow!


  1. WOE, I haven´t seen the painted cvarpet befor and I am glad you showed it again.
    That is magnificent

  2. Lovely cozy retreat. thanks for sharing.

  3. Your guests will certainly be delighted with this room. It is darling! (I also use a rocking horse in my Christmas decorating with Lambchop and a teddy bear riding herd. Yours is so sweet there.)

  4. Cathie, can I be a guest at your house and stay in that room-LOL!!!

  5. Good Morning Cathie! WOW what a BEAUTIFUL room....I LOVE the color's and that wonderful crochet pillow. I like lots of pillows on a bed...I know they can be a pain to men but most women like it. Oh my gosh that painted carpet with the slippers is about one of a kind creative! Just lovely. I'll be watching for the next room...have fun!
    Maura :)

  6. What a gorgeous guest room; I'm sure any overnight visitors to your home feel quite special!


  7. Cathie, can I make a reservation for January? I know by then I will need a vacation and that beautiful room would be the perfect get away! :-)

    Love the shelf and carpet! Our main bath is in lilacs too so I decorate it in purples and pinks for Christmas!

    Your guests will feel very pampered staying in that wonderful room!


  8. I love the painted floor! What a great idea! I had to really take a good look at it for a minute before I realized it was paint. So cool!

  9. I love your decorations! The photography is beautiful as well. This is kari of kariandkijsa and I just started a new blog! I would love for you to stop by sometime!

    Thanks and have the merriest of Christmases!



  10. Good Morning,

    I posted the prints today..Gary and I had them framed in a blue and white cottage looking frame with a soft creamy off white matting. We love them so much and your talent has blessed my home with warmth and beautiful color.
    I love your guest room, its so full of charm, I adore a guest room that has been fulled with home made. One of a kind beauties. I have always wanted a painted a floor. Your talent always amazes me. Big, Big hugs and have a sweet day. Elizabeth


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