Guest Room & Treasures

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

It has taken a little time but our guest room has finally come together.

It all started with these pretty pictures, a gift from my cousin.
They became the inspiration for our guest room.

Flowers #2 

flowers #1

My favorite color is red and these prints have most every shade of red and pink imaginable which helped with choosing the paint color… a soft green!

The draperies came next and started out as panels in red dupioni silk but something wasn’t quite right, so they were moved to Mr. Heart’s office and look very nice there.

I kept looking,
but began to think I would never find any window treatments that I liked at a price I was willing to pay, and then I found these.  It was love at first sight…


Welcome to our downstairs guest room…

matelasse #9

These needlepoint pictures were found while antiquing with a friend.
They were in black frames and filthy dirty but I just couldn’t walk away from these two girls!
With a good cleaning and some ASCP they turned out beautifully.

The floor lamp is very special to me.
A few years ago a friend of mine gave it to me as a gift...what a surprise!

Her grandmother passed this lamp down to her mother,
who then passed it down her.
Three generations in this family and then it was passed to me!

I was surprised, thankful and humbled to be given such a treasured piece and I will cherish it all of my days!

antique dresser #14

This sweet chair was my sisters.  She was redecorating her home and didn't need it any longer so she gave it to my mother who then gave it to me...yippee!

Mr. Heart and I purchased the dresser and chest of drawers at auction.

french furniture #12

I did this cross stitch many years ago, it's one of my favorite Bible verses…

if any man #15

The draperies were such a great price that I bought extra panels.
To compliment the matelasse coverlet and shams the extra material was used to make the bed skirt and bolster pillow…

 matelasse #2

This side table was purchased from missionary friends who were raising funds for their call to Italy.  It is being moved to another room because I found a little something…

Antique Table #1

A friend and I visited some shops around town and one was having a clearance sale with everything marked 50% off.

I was just about to leave the area when I noticed some Carrara marble.  I couldn’t see the piece of furniture because there was a pile of stuff stacked on top of it,
so I got busy clearing everything off and I couldn’t believe my eyes! 
Well, I think I hit gold…

cararra marble #4

antique mirror #7

antique drawers #4

antique basin #6

Here she is in her new home…


floral draperies #15

marble #16

guest room #11 

Preferring rooms that are collected over time, this room definitely fits the bill.

It is full of pieces that hold sentimental value,
many were purchased at auction,
and some found while antiquing…mission accomplished!
I am real happy with how it has come together.  

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  1. I absolutely love the sense of history you've designed into the room. Bravo!

    This month finds me hopping between rooms between assignments. Lots of little projects scattered about, but needing attention.

  2. You did a lovely job with your room. I love all the pictures. I felt like I had visited. You will be able to enjoy it for years to come.

  3. Good morning Cindy...the room is exquisite...the furniture is a true find...and that marble!!!...yes, you hit the how it sits on the side table...perfect room!....xo, Mariaelena

  4. The room is very inviting...I don't think your visitors will ever leave! Your scored big on your's enchanting and blends in with your room...I could stay there forever!

  5. Absolutely beautiful Cindy!! I love those gorgeous panels!

  6. Oh, Cindy! Your bedroom looks gorgeous! I love everything. The curtains are just beautiful and look like they were made for your pretty prints! Your furniture is so lovely. I could stay in there a very long time!
    You did such a wonderful job.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  7. What a gorgeously feminine room, Cindy. I LOVE the curtains. The fabric is stunning!

  8. I love those two inspiration prints. The marble is a great find and looks wonderful right there.

  9. Absolutely beautiful! It has that wonderful bed and breakfast look that I adore. :) The marble dressing table is stunning. What a lucky find! How long did it take you to do this room in all? I love the collected look too but patience isn't a virtue lately. :)

  10. Oh Cindy, I immediately fell in love with your guestroom....made me want to come for a very l-o-n-g visit! Any guest that comes to your house surely must feel so very blessed. Your decorating style and taste is exactly what I am drawn to and try to achieve... notice I said TRY to achieve! I love keeping up with your blog and "borrowing" a few ideas from you here and there. You are such an inspiration!

  11. Anyone who stays here will feel so blessed! Just lovely and warm and comfy....

  12. What a beautifully inviting guest room ( would love it for my room never mind a guest lol )
    And gorgeous photos!

  13. What a lovely guest room. Beautiful furniture and decor. I'm sure your guests love staying in this inviting room.

  14. WheWhere did you find the draperies? I have been looking for panels like that forever for my bedroom. Please share where they came from!!

    1. I wish I had better news...
      There shop in town with the most beautiful pre-made draperies and her prices were very reasonable. Unfortunately about the time I found her she was ready to close. The supplier she had been purchasing her products from went out of business and the other suppliers were going to charge her so much more their products that the price she would have to charge her customers would be too she went out of business too. :(

  15. Hi Cindy,
    Your guest room turned out to be such a lovely room. We know some folks who own a bed and breakfast and it reminds me of one of their rooms, only yours has a lil more of an updated look. Love the pics your cousin gave you, they are so pretty, and that pretty chair. Also, love your fabric on your draperies and bedskirt,
    it is really beautiful. I am a floral girl too, just love florals, and that is a wonderful floral fabric, love all the colors and goes so well with your matelasse bedspread. Very cozy looking. Your bed looks very similar to the one we have in our guest bedroom, it used to be my daughters when she was in her apartment, and I just love it. same colors too.

    That was such a neat dressing table you found with the marble top, was a perfect spot for it too.
    Great job hon. Now you need a sign that says "Welcome to the Dwellings House Bed and Breakfast, we hope you enjoy your stay. lol I actually made one for our guest room, it hangs behind the door, so they don't see it
    till they go in and close the door, and everyone gets a kick out of it.

    Great job hon, and thanks for sharing it with us. I can see you appreciate your connection to people and the things they have given you too, always such a pleasant reminder of those you love, and also to the past with the lovely furniture.

    Blessings, Nellie
    and thanks for coming by and for what you said, that was so sweet.............

  16. Oh Ellie Mae is so cute. My Daisy (not Duke) went to the spa yesterday. She got a short cut. Then this morning she almost needed a sweater! I love your new room. So are you taking reservations?
    I'll be right over. I need a vacation! I sure could curl up in that chair and read a book or surf a little. I think there is room for me and Ellie Mae! I love the change in the night stand. The whole room is beautiful. Great idea to use the drapery fabric to pull it all together.
    Thanks for sharing your lovely room. What am I working on. More like wishing on? My sewing room/area. Maybe soon!
    Have a wonderful Wednesday,

  17. Oh I forgot. Thanks for coming by and visiting me and encouraging my quilting! I love visits and comments. Thanks for the encouragement.

  18. That is a beautiful room, you might have trouble getting your gust to leave!

  19. Anyone would feel at home in your guest bedroom. I love the draperies and so pretty. Happy to have found you and will follow along.

  20. Gir, Im loving the room! And what a fabulous transformation! The colours and drapes are stunning!


  21. Your guest room is stunning! I would love to be a guest in that room. thank you for sharing your lovely southern style, a style I am drawn to again and again in the blogs I follow. Richest blessings to you, Patti@OldThingsNew

  22. Such a pretty guest room, Cindy! I would be quite comfortable in here! : ) Love the furniture and your drapes are gorgeous.

  23. Your guest room is homey and comfortable ~ just lovely! The bed is beautiful, too. I'm visiting from Home and Garden Thursday. Stop by if you get a chance.

  24. Hi Cindy, You've created a beautiful guest room. I love the pint on the drapes and the room color. What a treasure your lamp is in this room. A wonderful room for your guests to enjoy!
    Blessings, and Happy Valentine's Day.

    The French Hutch

  25. Oh your guest room is just beautiful. Your furniture is gorgeous! I love the little side table you found, it is such a unique piece. I love the floral pattern you used to design the room. Everything is just so beautiful.

  26. hi Cindy ... I am working on my guest room also. Love what your have done in your room. The marble top piece is wonderful ... what a great find. I love the chair and one like that would fit my need in my bedroom. Just have to keep looking.

  27. I adore your new piece! It's all so wonderfully decorated.

  28. Hi Cindy,
    Love the room! The pictures and the draperies are gorgeous. Red is my fav color too. The lamp is such a treasure and that furniture, wow! Really like the paint color too. I would love if you linked this to my Share Your Cup Thursday party.

  29. Love the room. Everything looks great. That chair from your sister is my fave, plus the mirror above the dresser. Just like a bed and breakfast, minus the breakfast! ha! Take care. Susan

  30. Absolutely beautiful. Love every bit of that gorgeous guest room. Thank you for sharing. Karie

  31. What a truly beautiful room! I've enjoyed visiting and reading your blog today! I'm following you now, too! Thanks so much for stopping by The Country Farm Home and following us!
    Blessings from the Farmhouse,

  32. Cindy, who wouldn't love to wake up in that room ! It is so lovely, you brought it all together.
    Happy PINK !

  33. Beautiful room, specially the history it has and you have promoted it perfectly! I love your sister's chair and the mirror, but I love it all! Your beautiful room is going to inspire me when I start to redo my guest bedrooms..I have two, cause they were my 2 daughters's rooms. Thank you for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

  34. Your new room is sensational! The floral for the curtains and bedskirt is wonderful, and what a gorgeous new bedside piece. Just so lovely!

  35. the room is elegant and welcoming your guests will love it. thank you for adding your wonderful blog to the Thursday Favorite Things hop. xo

  36. What a beautiful, cozy, and welcoming room, Cindy! I love the vintage look you created - and the sweet memories some of those pieces hold make it all the more special. Those drapes are just the perfect floral touch, too. Beautifully done!!! :)

    xoxo laurie

  37. Hi Cindy,

    This guest room looks so cozy and inviting; you did a wonderful job with it! I truly LOVE those drapery panels, and it's great that you could use the extras for your bed skirt and bolster pillow. That's one of the prettiest matelasse coverlets I've ever seen.

    Your green walls are so pretty, as are your flower pictures and your various needlework pictures, too. That marble-top table is a real treasure. What a great find! I love the scalloped bottoms of the drawers and the pretty attached mirror.

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend, Cindy!


  38. What a very pretty guest room, and the curtains are perfect! Enjoyed seeing all of your pretty treasures. Thanks for sharing!


  39. Pieces that come together for a room over time seem to give us the most joy. I had to smile when you purchased the bedside table with the marble special that it fit in the room like a new baby fits into its family. For me I love the charm of the entire room that you have put together so successfully and it glows with warmth and I am sure your guests who use this room will feel that warmth.
    When I was in highschool my mother decorated our living room with floral chairs and couch and my heart has stayed in love with florals eversince.
    Wonderfully successful room full of goodness and love.
    With fortitude,
    Sylvia Faye

  40. Your room is lovely (love that flowered fabric!), but what really speaks to me are all of the stories that go along with the pieces in your room. I truly believe that our homes should be filled with stories about the people we have loved, places we have visited, etc. I know your entire home must be decorated that way. Thank you for sharing!!

  41. Gorgeous! Found you on Thursday Favorite Things and I would love to invite you over to The Creative HomeAcre Hop today!

  42. This is such a lovely room! Odly, I think I like your curtan rods the best! =)

  43. You had me at the picture, where I could hardly see the heart make-do on the dresser. But then you had a close up and got another blessing as well, If any man needlework and the heart make-do. I love love your guest bedroom. I am sure your home is a peaceful place to be.

  44. What a serene retreat you've created. So pretty and inviting. Great job.

  45. Oh it is gorgeous! I have been reworking my guest room as well, but I still need to find a quilt or comforter. Can I ask where you got the curtains? Hope you can stop by the enchanted oven for a visit.

  46. Just beautiful CIndy! Thanx for sharing over at THT.

  47. This was such a lovely post! I love the drapes especailly, and the new dressing table with the marble! Wow! It is exquisite! Wha a wonderful find! thanks for sharing! I'm in NC also, over near Raleigh. Helen

  48. What a beautiful welcoming bedroom. Any guest would be lucky to stay here. Your marble piece is fantastic.

  49. Your bedroom is just out of this world. I love every sq inch of it. You really did a wonderful job.

  50. There's so much to love about this room - the color of the walls (love green); the fabric on the drapery panels - well done on the bedskirt and pillow; the metallese covering; those sweet pieces of artwork and cross-stitch; the furniture and WOW! What a find! this piece with the marble is just gorgeous....I will be featuring your post in this week's Home and Garden Thursday,

  51. I love this room, it's so special when a room comes together and every part of it tells a little story!

  52. Gorgeous room and I love the floral print, so pretty. You do have such lovely treasures in this room. Very special. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  53. Hi Cindy,
    I am visiting you from Master Piece Monday...I love how your guest room turned out. Everything came together so lovely. I also love red and everything vintage. Your room is made from beautiful gifts, the art and the lamp are perfect pieces. I do think you hit gold with the dressing table. Wow I would have bought that too, great find indeed. I have enjoyed my visit with you today and look forward to visiting you again.
    I have become your newest follower, Elizabeth

  54. Hi Cindy,

    Oh Silly me I already follow you, I thought I did, its just been a while. I was away off and on from my blog taking care of family things.
    Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

  55. So pretty! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

  56. I love everything about this room, Cindy! Congrats on your fabulous find, too! The perfect addition!

  57. Just a beautiful room! You really put this together wonderfully! All the special touches makes it so inviting. Thanks for sharing! May I visit soon? LOL! I am sure you are booked! Hugs Anne

  58. I love your guest bedroom. It is so romantic and so charming! Simply adorable!!...Chrstine

  59. Gorgeous room! I love the fabric!!! And I really like the fullness of the bed skirt! I love the classic good looks of the entire room!

  60. Cindy, your guest room is so beautiful! I love every element that went in to it. Do you keep walking in there just to look at it?! Really great job!

    Linda at The French Hens Nest

  61. I would LOVE to be a guest at your home! So incredible! xoxoxo Jen

  62. I realize I am only a few years behind in seeing this beautiful, warm, comfortable and inspiring guest bedroom. I jumped over from your 10/1/2019 blog post. Yes, I leap into the future. I am in love with the side table you found and added to the room. What a find! Now, I will jump forward to another post from this first week of October 2019.


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