Fall in the Guest Room & Remembering

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

One of my favorite rooms in our colonial farmhouse style home is the downstairs guest bedroom.
I call it "Aunt Janie's" room because this is the room she always stayed in when she would come to visit.  Funny, her daughter is how the decor choices for this room came together.  Many years ago, my cousin gave me two pictures she no longer wanted, so I brought them home and everything from the paint colors to the drapes all came together from the colors and patterns in those two pictures.

 While out antiquing with a friend I came across this ironstone bowl filled with dried flowers.  I've seen dried sunflowers on Pinterest but never have seen any that I could purchase before.  This was such a cute dish and pairing of flowers that I bought it lock, stock and barrel.

These two dolls are Miss Fannie Turgeon pin cushions.   The dolls hands and feet were made from porcelain with an antiqued crackle finish.  Their clothes were handmade, and tea stained in period fabrics.  I used to sell MFT dolls in my shop and still had these when I decided to close...so they came home with me and I adore them! 

I can't remember how long ago it was that I cross-stitched this Bible verse.  It's still a favorite verse of mine and I still love this stitchery.

The antique mirror and dressers in this room were purchased at auction.  The mirror was brought to the shop, but was still also on hand when I closed, so here she is.  My shop motto was to "buy what I love" and I'm glad I did.  Each piece has a memory and takes me back to the place where I found it for my shop, I had to love it to buy it and when things came home with me once the shop was no more...well, they fit perfectly in my home.

So simple.

I have several oil hurricane lamps around my home, this one was a gift from my mother-in-law.  I do keep wicks and oil in them and when the power goes out, they are the perfect solution.  When not needed, they are just pretty.  

This room is very special to me.  Aunt Janie was a second mom to me.  When I was young, I would spend summers with her and my cousin.  My cousin and I were born just 14 days apart and have been cousins, better-than-sisters, and best friends our whole lives.  I am so thankful for them both!  When Aunt Janie would come to visit, she always stayed in this room.  She loved our home and often told us so.  She said it was comfortable, warm and welcoming...the best compliments ever!  My aunt was the sweetest, funniest, kindest, and godliest woman I have ever known.  For many years she fought lung cancer like a mighty warrior; a funny but strong warrior.  She knew Christ as her savior and on August 18, 2019 He called her home.  She has seen her Lord face to face and heaven surely had the biggest celebration ever that day!  I will miss her like crazy, but I know my redeemer lives, I know my aunt is in heaven and I know that I will see them both when my days here are over...blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!  That assurance is available to everyone...even to the vilest and most wretched...God Is So Good!

God bless you all my friends.  Thanks so much for stopping by so I could share about my sweet aunt and a little fall in the guest bedroom.

To see where back the guest bedroom began go here.


  1. I am so glad you had an aunt like that! This was a wonderful, heart-warming post and you have honored your aunt greatly. I had two special aunts...one when I was very young and one that blessed me as I was a pre-teen/teen. What fond memories I hold in my heart of both of them. xoDiana

  2. Beautiful room and beautiful post. How blessed you are to have had an aunt and cousin that you are so very close to. Love the cross-stitch and sunflower arrangement, it IS a cozy comfortable welcoming space. I love how you view your aunt's homegoing, and for sharing it with all of us. xo

  3. I had to follow the link to see the whole room and left a comment there. It was like a time capsule trip but a very enjoyable one. I do love this room and all your special, memorable, meaningful pieces. The scripture has been my husband's life verse since he was a young man. Jesus Christ, the hope of glory made such a difference in his life and gave him such hope that truly he was and is a new creation. Praise to our Father through whom all things become new.


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