Showing posts with label MASTER BEDROOM. Show all posts
Showing posts with label MASTER BEDROOM. Show all posts

Monday, July 15, 2013


I am constantly moving things around in our home.  My sweetheart often says he always looks behind him before he sits down, because I might have moved the chair that is usually there.  For some reason, I don’t often change anything in our bedroom.  Other than Christmas décor, the fireplace mantel in our bedroom has probably had the same silhouettes on it for four or five years.

Bedroom fireplace-Bargain Hunting with Laurie

For those of you who saw my bedroom post five years ago, I know you are wondering if the “family jewels still hang above our bed.  Yes, they do!  For those of you who didn’t see that post, our chandelier is decorated with my mother’s, my grandmother’s, and my mother-in-law’s pearls.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

I know I told you five years ago that the toile tablecloths I had used as curtains had already been temporary for five years before I started my blog.  Well, guess what, they are still temporarily hanging in our bedroom.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

I think, in other rooms in our house, I sit around looking at them and think of something to change all of the time.  When I go into our bedroom, I’m usually going to sleep, so I don’t ever think about changing anything.  I did recently add a red ticking dust ruffle to the bed (and see the red toile pillow on the bed?).  There’s still hope that I’ll eventually take the tablecloths off the windows and hang new curtains, and maybe I’ll even change the fireplace décor.

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

The family jewels will probably stay on our chandelier though.

I'm always so glad to have you stop in for a visit.  laurie

I’m linking to Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life, The Scoop at Confessions of a Plate Addict, Homework Wednesday at Worthing Court,Simple and Sweet Fridays at Rooted in Thyme, and Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage.

Sunday, June 14, 2009


There are wonderful mosaics in Blogville today. To get the links, go to the blog of our hostess, Mary at Little Red House. You'll be so glad you did.

I am posting photos of our bedroom, because a couple of my blog readers requested that I post it. Again, I need to post my disclaimer. I am not a decorator, so these pictures are not being shown to demonstrate the way to design a room. They are being shown because a reader requested that I show them, and I love my blog readers soooo much that I'll do almost anything for them!

We have some toile in our bedroom,

and some more toile,
and MORE toile!

There are some silhouettes

and some more silhouettes and some more toile.

And there is NOT a color scheme!

I just looked up the word "boudoir" in good old Websters (on line), and I learned that it is a room where a lady sleeps, but I let my husband sleep here too (most of the time anyway)!

This is a good example of how extreme I am at not having anything match (sometimes it's intentional). My husband recently asked me "Don't we have two nightstands like the one on my side of the bed?" I replied that we do. He then asked, "Don't we have two tables like the one on your side of the bed?" Yes. "Then why do our nightstands not match each other?" Because I don't like for things to match! Yes, we all know I need a psychiatrist, but don't tell my husband that!

(The funny thing is they haven't matched in years, and he never noticed it before!)

If you've read my blog before, you may already know that our master bedroom was originally the living room in this house. In lieu of a dresser, I have used a buffet. The buffet is on the wall that formerly had a double wide opening from the front entry into the living room. And yes, the top of the buffet is filled with framed family photographs, but I think even the designers say it's okay to have them in the private spaces of your home. (Pretend that you didn't see them on the shelves in our family room when I posted that room!)

EDITED TO ADD: I don't know why the above picture is the only clickable picture on this post. I'll try to figure that out before my next post (I'm still trying to learn all of this blogging stuff.)

I loved to read The Bobsey Twins when I was a child. My Bobsey Twin books hang out in this secretary in our bedroom. (Now you all know what I read if I can't sleep at night!)

This was the sofa in my parent's living room. I am so thrifty (cheap) that I cannot bring myself to have it reupholstered, since it is still in good condition, so it doesn't "match" the rest of the room. Of course, I'm not much into matching. Ooops! Somebody left the remote on the table. We seldom use the t.v. that is the armoire in this room. It is primarily there because if I'm in the bed sick, I like to have the t.v. available. Last week, one of my grandchildren wanted to watch t.v. in this room, and we realized that when we had an ice storm several moths ago, the satellite box on this t.v. went out, and we didn't know it until now!

You may have read on my blog before that the "drapes" in this room are tablecloths from Tuesday Morning. In this photo, you can see the drapes that were already in this living room. They were pretty drapes, but, of course I wanted toile. I hung the original drapes and the black and white toile tablecloths on those curtain clip-ons like a double shower curtain is hung (every other hook holds the toile tablecloth). I wanted the fullness of the previous drape in addition to wanting a solid color to face the street, so the original drapes hang behind the tablecloths (got it?)!

This is the tablecloth with the original drapery concealed behind it.

I had pearls that had belonged to my mother, my grandmother, and my mother-in-law. Some are faux and some may be real (I can't tell the difference), and I hung all of them from this chandelier. My husband jokes about Laurie hanging the family jewels over our bed! (I cannot tell you how badly I want to reach into this picture and straighten that shade on the chandelier!)
Does this count Shelia? That pointy thing sticking out from behind my faux roses is my elbow!

Sorry for the long post. I was having way too much fun with mosaics! Be sure to stop by Little Red House to get links for all of the beautiful mosaics. Mary is such a great hostess for Mosaic Monday! laurie