Sunday, August 23, 2009

GOING WHERE NO CAMERA HAS BEEN BEFORE


When I posted my family room, some readers told me they wanted to see what was upstairs where the balcony is that overlooks the family room. I had house guests this past weekend, so I finally HAD to get the upstairs cleaned up for them. I thought I'd better share the upstairs while it is cleaned up! We converted attic space to guestrooms. I'm afraid all of the "left over" furniture is what got stuck upstairs, so it has become a VERY casual space that is used by my grandchildren as well as guests. For someone who might be a first time visitor to my blog, I will again post my disclaimer. I am not a decorator. I am not a designer. I am not posting photos of my home to demonstrate how to decorate. (The photos may demonstrate how to not decorate). I am posting photos of my home because readers have asked me to post them. I am linking to Mosaic Monday at Little Red House. Thank you Mary for hosting Mosaic Monday. You know I love mosaics!


































If you love mosaics as much as I do, don't forget you can find the links at Little Red House. Thank you so much for coming to visit our guest rooms. laurie

45 comments:

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love it, Laurie. I know guests at your home and your grandchildren, enjoy staying in these wonderful rooms.

Great post!!

mbkatc230 said...

Love the rooms Laurie! I really like the old sugar/flour sack pillows on the chairs in the cowboy room. Boy, my great nephew would have loved to stay in a room like that when they were visiting. And love the sign! Thanks for sharing. Kathy

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Good Morning Laurie!
I am so in love with all these rooms! You could be a decorator they are fabulous! The quilts, the interesting furniture, I am so wanting to know about that little white chair with the toile. So cool~ I love all of these rooms they are charming to the max! Thanks for sharing and I know where I want to stay when I come to visit! hehe~ Hugs, Cindy

santamaker said...

How warm and homey these rooms look! Just love the look...and most of all the hostess!

KBeau said...

I am still laughing at the "Duck Head" sign. Laurie, if you want another career, you could probably start a B&B.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I love your guest rooms. Love all the vintage things you've used.. not discarded, not leftovers.. vintage... girl VINTAGE... love, love, love it.. I'm on my way now to stay for a bit.. don't be surprised if a few things come up missing...I do drive a truck...lol hugs ~lynne~

marty39 said...

What great rooms and I love that each one has a theme. Your Duck Head sign is just too cute. Thanks for the tour. It was so great to see. Hugs, Marty

Domestic Designer said...

I love it and I am sure your guests and your grandchildren will too!

Shelia said...

Hi, Laurie! Oh, I love your guest bedrooms. Love all of the personality in each one and I know whoever gets to sleep here enjoys it tremenduously. I think you're an awesome decorator.

Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

salmagundi said...

Loved those rooms! Casual and comfortable are the best. My daughter collects cowboy stuff, and I love it, too. I'm always on the lookout for her and have a hard time giving what I find away!! Have a great week. Sally

Joyce said...

Such a fun house. Can I be your guest?
Joyce

aimee said...

thank you for the tour! so inviting. you have done another fab job.
blessings,
aimee

Nancy said...

Laurie, What cozy warm and inviting guest rooms!! The quilts are just gorgeous! Nancy

Helen said...

Hi Laurie! I always expect the unexpected whenever I open your blog and you never disappoint!

It would be a privilege to be a guest in your attic conversion. Lucky grandchildren!

Cindy J. said...

This is so funny..I was just thinking about you having three guests staying and I was thinking...I wonder where they are sleeping? I had no idea you had this wonderful upstairs part of your home! Laurie, truly from my heart, you have the most charming beautiful home EVER!!!! Oh yes you could be a decorator..you needed ever offer any disclaimers..this wonderful home of yours says it all. Love, Cindy

Glenda/MidSouth said...

They are all great rooms and they look comfortable. I really like the one with the toile. Love the sign. :)

Judi said...

Hi Laurie
Thank you for the tour of your house! Thats a lovely guest room...and your pillows are so neat...and I like the billowing over the bed too...
have a super day
Judi

squawmama said...

That was fun Laurie... I love looking at your home. It makes me feel all warm and cozy☺☺☺ Have a beautiful day my friend!

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Bellamere Cottage said...

Hi Laurie....

Yeah, you MAY say you're not a decorator, but I think you do a GREAT job. I think that's what "home" is all about....making it yours and making a cozy, happy place. You, my dear friend, WIN on both counts. I'm sure everyone who stays feels VERY welcomed and at home....

BRAVO!

Hugs,
Spencer

PS.....Have a wonderful week!

Bonnie said...

What gorgeous quilts! Beautiful rooms. Love how you pulled everything together. Very talented!

Becky K. said...

I was totally thinking Bed and Breakfast as I looked at these pics. Very cool.

Becky K

Brenda said...

Oh, I love looking at other blogger's homes! So much fun seeing your mosaic of rooms!
Brenda

Heidi Pocketbook said...

Love it all, Laurie!

Kim said...

Just like a bed & breakfast. I like the cowboy room the best.

LillyB said...

Wow!!! I love it all Laurie but you know that cowboy room is my favorite LOL I went to the Rodeo saturday night and had such a good time!! I don't have a cowboy or a cowboy room but I will one day!!!
Loved all the rooms!!!
Love Lilly

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

You have the most charming home -- It just looks like the sort of place that would feel welcoming the moment you stepped through the door. Thanks for giving us a tour -- I'd like to stay in the cowboy room!

Cathy said...

Laurie~ All of these rooms are a perfect reflection of your wonderful style!!! I love that there is a little something for everyone...perfection!!!

I have been MIA for a little while and am trying to catch up with everyone!!! I hope all is well with you and yours!!!

Chat with you soon!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Carrie said...

I enjoy seeing each part of your home that your share.
I did 2 mosaics for Mosaic Monday one with instructions you gave for making mosaics. Of course, I only did a basic one, but will try some others soon.
Carrie - Oak Rise Cottage

xinex said...

I have often said it before, Laurie. Your house is very warm and inviting and the attic converted guest bedrooms are no different. Your guests will surely feel welcomed here....Christine

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Oh, Laurie...it is such a treat when you take us to a new place in your home! I love exploring your beautiful place. These rooms are wonderful! Your grandchildren must be in heaven when they visit! I love how cozy your home feels...truly like a home should! The Duckhead sign is a riot...love your sense of humor! :-)
Susan

Cindy J. said...

Happy Anniversary Laurie and Danny! You are such a beautiful couple! Love, Cindy

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Thank you for taking us behind the scenes...hehe! What a beautiful place you have!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Thank you for taking us behind the scenes...hehe! What a beautiful place you have!

Connie said...

Hi Laurie,
Love your guest room and bath so much. It's a huge wonderland. Are you the cleaning lady, too ?
Good job with the mosaics as they look so nice and colorful.
Thanks so much for the tour !!!

imjacobsmom said...

Oh Laurie, I couldn't dare show you my guest room today - I don't think I could find it's bed. LOL However, I better get a move on I have guests arriving on September 9th! Your rooms look so cozy and comfy I bet your guests never want to leave! Happy Anniversary! ~ Robyn

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Laurie...I'm so glad you finally shown us the up stairs...Now I love that you even have a table and chairs there another TT in the making ha ha!! Girl I loved those feed sack pillows the best and all your quilts are just awesome...Thanks for sharing this...Hope you have a great week my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

xinex said...

Hi again Laurie! I forgot to wish you and Danny a Happy Anniversary. You were a beautiful bride! Thanks for all your nice comments...Christine

fiberdoodles said...

What wonderful and FUN rooms. I just adore those quilts! I want to come stay with you ;)

Sharon

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

Laurie = Love the sweet rooms! Congratulations on your 40th. We celebrated our 40th on the 16th, the week before!

Have a great day and thanks for sharing.

Charla

Lady Katherine said...

I love it! Love the antlers chandy, I been saving some to make one. lol I should just go and buy for now I need more. lol I love the little table by the bed, the blue Hoosier! I have one in my kitchen in a darker blue. Love have you have used it. I adore the round chair and all the blue fabric above the bed. Love it Laurie!

Jenn@ You know... that blog? said...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think you might have a passion for textiles ;)

Wonderful exploring your mosaics today!

Chari said...

Hello Dearheart...

Ohhhh...what a treat!!! Girl, I think this is the very first time that I've seen your upstairs Guest Quarters!!! I just love it...it's just as beautiful and charming as the rest of your lovely home!!! I love the cowboys...too cute!!! How nice to have a quest room for boys...a guest room for girls...and a guest room for couples!!! You have each of them decorated so beautifully!!! I was thinking back to when you had your male guests from New Orleans staying with you...due to the hurricane! Sheeeeshhh...no wonder they didn't want to go home!!! Hey...I have dibs on the Girl's room! Hehe!!!

Well...this really has been a treat!!! Thank you for sharing more of your fabulous home with us, Girlfriend!!!

Love ya,
Chari

Ginger said...

It looks so inviting and the way you decorate a table, I think all of us wants to come to your house.
Happy Anniversary.

Kathleen said...

Happy Anniversary! You are 1 year ahead of us...Can you believe 40 years??
And why did they let us get married when we were 10??Just crazy!
Love all your guest rooms..and the DUCK is great!

puddin07 said...

Hi Laurie! I guess I've been MIA, too. My SIL is in hospital, and we have been over there so much. I just love the upstairs, so cozy, and so Laurie! I know your guests don't want to leave! The Duck Head pic just tickled me, you are so funny, and so clever! Happy Anniversary! You and Danny were so adorable! Love Ya! Connie