6/13/2011

A Summer's Tea Rose Bedroom

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Hello my friends...I hope you're having a fabulous day!
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Wow...can you believe it?  Summer will "officially" be here on June 21st!  That is just one week from today!  I have begun a little "summer sprucing" here at my place.  You know...throwing all the doors and windows open...doing a little deep cleaning...and dressing my home in it's new summer frocks! Hehe!
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It seems that I always start my summer decor in the bedrooms...changing out the heavy bed linens for something a little lighter and brighter.  Soooo...I have finally finished preparing my Tea Rose bedroom for the summer season and I thought that I would share it with you today!  I know that many of you have already seen my Tea Rose bedroom but I do have a few new things to share with you...with all new and updated photos.  I hope that you enjoy!
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A Summer's Tea Rose Bedroom

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Here we are...in the Tea Rose bedroom...won't you come in?
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This is my step-daughter's bedroom when she is here visiting with us...it also serves as our guest bedroom.
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I just love this bedroom!  It has a shabby chic/garden cottage feel to itThe light "leafy" green wall color gives the room a very bright and cheerful appearance I think!  As you can see...I have chose shades of leafy colored sage green, soft buttery yellow, blush pink, and cream to decorate this bedroom.  
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It's a very comfortable room...and hopefully our guests feel at home here!  There is a small writing desk for correspondence...a rocking chair and small footstool to relax in or maybe to catch up on a favorite read.
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Tea Rose Bed Linens...
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Several years ago, I purchased this bedding set from JC Penneys.  It's called "Tea Rose"...and thus...the name for this room!  Do you name your rooms?  Hehe!
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I actually purchased the bedding before redecorating this room.  It was my "inspiration" or jumping off point for the decor.
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The sweet quilt that is folded and placed at the end of the bed was a "last year's" purchase.  As soon as I seen it...I knew...it would be perfect for the Tea Rose bedroom.
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One of the things that I recently done in this room...was to add bed risers to the bed.  I sooo wanted to bring a little needed height to the bed itself.  As you can see in the photo above this one...the wooden bed risers are kind of large and clunky looking.  I really do hate how they look...just sticking out there!  Sooo...now I am looking for a longer bed skirt.  One that will reach to the floor and cover the bed risers.  I think I will still use the Tea Rose bed skirt though...just placing it on top of the longer one.  What do you think?  Have any ideas?
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After purchasing the bedding, I searched for a bed corona to place above the bed.  I found this at Brylane Homes (online) and just love it!
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I added a cream colored, very long, silky swag curtain to the bed corona.  It "poofs" in and out of the corona and falls ever so softly down each side of the bed and puddles onto the floor.  I love the whimsical and romantic ambiance that it lends to the room!
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A pretty wreath made of blush pink colored silk flowers and crystal beads works perfectly to decorate the wall above the bed!
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A close-up of the bed corona.
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Sweet, Serenading Cherubs...
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I found these two, sweet little cherubs on ebay.  They were made in Italy and feel just like the old vinyl baby dolls.  The colors and details are amazing...ahhh, I'm in love!!!  One of the cherubs is playing a violin...the other a harp.  Resting above your head while you sleep...these little cherubs will sooo sweetly serenade you in your dreams!
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Tea Rose Bed Linens
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Thought I would share a few close-up photos of this pretty Tea Rose bedding. 
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Decorative Pillows...
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Over time, I have found several beautiful decorative pillows to coordinate with the Tea Rose bed linens.
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I love, love, LOVE the coordinating fabrics used in the Tea Rose bedding.
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The main fabric used in the comforter and shams is a cream colored linen with the most beautiful floral pattern of tea roses.  The manufacturers of the bedding picked up the blush pink color from the tea roses to use for the fabric on the backside of the comforter.  I like to fold back the comforter when making the bed so that you can see the blush pink small floral print from underneath.
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The second fabric that is used in this bedding is the leafy green color that I chose for the walls.  It has a small blush pink rose on a demure diamond patterned fabric.  This fabric was used on the sides of the pillow shams and the bed skirt as well.
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The third coordinating fabric that was used in the Tea Rose bedding can be seen on the euro shams...a pretty stripe that picks up all the colors that are being used in the bedding.  I  love mixing and matching different fabric patterns together.  This is easily done as long as you remember to incorporate the same colors in the different patterns...florals, stripes, etc.  English Country decor uses this technique to achieve it's style.  I Love this!
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Pretty white pillowcases with pink embroidered flowers.
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The pretty embroidered pillowcases are one of the new things that have been added to the Tea Rose bedroom recently.  I found these vintage pillowcases at the Antique Flea market.  I just adore that the embroidery is the exact same colors used in the bedding and just look at that gorgeous white crocheted edging!  Mmmm...yummy!!!
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A view of the sitting area.
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I refinished both the desk and the rocking chair.  The desk was made of maple wood...and believe me...it had seen better days.  Soooo...I painted it a creamy white and added a dark glaze over the top.  I also added a few frenchy embellishments to the drawer fronts and new glass knobs.  I found the chair for the desk at the Antique Flea market...it is a perfect fit for this room!  I also refinished the rocking chair...a $5 yard sale item!  I recovered it with a beige and olive green toile fabric (a sale piece)...I love how it turned out!
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A New Area Rug...
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Oooh...I was sooo very excited when I found this pretty "shabby chic" rug at Targets online!  It measures 3'x5' and is the prettiest...softest...shade of green!  It really does match perfectly with the greens in this room.  The rug has a beautiful pattern of roses and swags in white....love it!!!  You know, I have tried several rugs in the Tea Rose bedroom and was never "quite happy" with any of them...until I found this one!  Yeeehawww!!!
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A New Braided Rag Basket...
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I also found the sweetest little braided rag basket recently.  In fact, when my dear friend Gloria from Happy To Be blog was here visiting, we went to the Antique Flea market and it was Gloria who spotted this sweet little basket!  Thank you, Sis!!!  It really is perfect for the Tea Rose bedroom!!!  You can see the basket on the floor beside the rocking chair...filled with Romantic Home magazines!
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A close-up of the new braided rag basket!  Isn't it just the sweetest thing you've ever seen?
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A New Shabby Chic Armoire...
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This is really the biggest change that I have made to the Tea Rose bedroom...a new armoire!  A big ol' piano set in this spot before I found the armoire.  We found a new home for the piano and I am loving the extra storage space that the new armoire offers!!!
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The armoire has some pretty details...like the paneled doors with the gorgeous embossed shell/scrolls at the top!  Love, love, LOVE THIS!!!  The shell has touches of the same blush pink color used in the Tea Rose bedroom.
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I hung my pretty crochet sachet heart on the glass knobs of the armoire door. It was a gift from a dear blogger friend...Shanna from Re-vamped French Maison blog.  Isn't it precious?  Thank you, Shanna!
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To the left of the new armoire...sits a chair with a yellow wicker basket full of pretties...a little Victorian angel bear, an embroidered pillow and a few pieces of crochet and lace work doilies.  The beautiful pink box with the satiny pink bow is another gift from Shanna! You will find a sweet white ceramic bunny under the chair.  Bunnies...another one of my collections!  Hehe!
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A New Vignette for the Top of the Armoire...
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I have a few new "pretties" in this vignette to share with you.
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On the right side of the armoire vignette...my beautiful carousel music box...a Christmas gift from my honey and step-children many years ago.
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On the left side of the armoire vignette...
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A sweet teacup with lovely pink and white tea roses...a gift from my dear friend, Gloria from Happy To Be blog.  Isn't this just the prettiest little teacup that you have ever seen?  I love it, Sis...thank you!!!
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I also added two hand-blown aqua glass birds with feathery tails to the pedestal plate filled with soap flake tea roses.  Sooo pretty!
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New/Old Pretty Pitcher...
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Ohhhh...you should have seen me doin' my "happy dance" when I found this pretty antique pitcher at the Antique Flea market!  It was love at first sight!  Hehe!  I just knew it belonged in my Tea Rose bedroom...all decorated with those pretty pink flowers and tied with that beautiful blue ribbon!  I love, love, LOVE IT!  Ooops...I think that I said that already!  Hehe!  I'm not sure how old the pitcher is...but the glaze has crazing...just adding to it's charm!
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A New Crystal Glass Wedding Basket...
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You can get a glimpse of the crystal glass wedding basket behind the pitcher.  I also found this piece at the Antique Flea market.  Ohhh my...again, it was love at first sight!  I think that I am correct in calling this piece...a wedding basket?  Or is it called a brides basket?  It is a very nice sized piece...measuring about 10" tall (from the bottom to the top of the handle).  It's very heavy too! 
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A Basket Filled With Pretties...
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I decided to fill it with a few of my grandmother's vintage hankies...all in pretty shabby chic colors and patterns...of course!  I topped the basket off with two beautiful starfish...a large pink starfish...and a smaller silver one.  These pretty...glittery...starfish were a gift from Ms. M over at Tales from an OC Cottage.  This dear, sweet lady just gifted me with a box of the most fabulous pretties...all handcrafted by her.  Thank you, Ms. M...I love, love, LOVE all of my pretties!!!
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Just another close-up of my new/old shabby chic pitcher!  Bet you can't tell that I reallllly love this little pitcher...this is photo number???  Hehe!
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A close-up of Ms.M's pretty pink and silver glittered starfish!
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A Summer's Tea Rose Bedroom...
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Voila...there you have it...a summer's Tea Rose Bedroom!
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I hope you enjoyed!!!
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I am joining these fabulous parties...
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The Blogger Block Party...
"Shabby Cottage Summer"

hosted by Courtney over at French Country Cottage.
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Thank you, sweet ladies...for hosting these fabulous parties for us to enjoy!
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Well dear friends, I know this was a very long post...hopefully I didn't lose you halfway through!  I really do hope you enjoyed seeing a few of the new changes made to my Tea Rose bedroom.  I would love for you to leave a note so that I will know that you were here.  I would love to visit with you!
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Warmest Summer Wishes!

50 comments:

Kelly said...

The wall color is gorgeous! I also love how you decorated above the bed.


Kelly

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love this room and everything about it. The bed, linens, wall color and all the furniture are wonderful. Then add in your gorgeous vignettes and it is total drool power. Stunning. Thanks for the tour and thanks for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Women of Worth said...

Love, Love this room! I'd be pleased to be a guest in this room!

It's lovely and so feminine!
Thanks for the close up pics.
Hugs,
LaDonna

artis1111 said...

I'm ready for bed!!! I will have my coco now please. It is so inviting. Just lovely.Kathy

Cindy said...

Hi Chari,
I love your room! Your step-daughter and your guest, too, must enjoy sleeping in it. It is so beautiful and feminine with so many gorgeous little details.
The rocking chair is tdf!!! The fabric is so perfect for it and the room.
I hope your day is going well!
Hugs, Cindy

Poppy said...

Wow! I'm in love with your tea rose bedroom,Chari. All those bed linens..... sooo pretty and summery. You did an awesome job giving your special touches... beautiful vignettes and that rag basket and the gorgeous corona is soooo adorable! Lovely post!Thanks for sharing with us.~Poppy

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Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Chari,
I love your pretty cottagey bedroom, as pink and green is my favourite colour combination! The linens, the basket, the white furniture, and the accessories are so very sweet. Adorable bunnies too! Love the whimsical feel in this room and I would feel right at home in here. You've done a fabulous job, my friend. Thank you for sharing it with us and have a delightful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Blondie's Journal said...

This is such a beautiful room, Chari. All of the linens and pillows are sp pretty and I agree that the rug is just perfect. You have a wonderful way with your vignettes, too. I'd love to be a guest at your home!!

XO,
Jane

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Chari, Everything down to the last little detail is so pretty and sweet. I love your use of textiles on the bed. It is perfection! The layering, color, pattern and pillows... so beautiful! I am going right back to take another look. I'm sure I have missed things. Each little vignette in this bedroom is rich with lovely things well placed!
I would love to stay in this room!
YVonne

Phyllis said...

No detail was left undone......so beautiful, and I adore everything about this room. If I were a guest of yours, sweet dreams would surely be mine in that lovely bed with cherub angels watching over me!

janice15 said...

I love your Rose bedroom it is lovely it was I have been wanting to paint my room like...I like it a lot and all the details...I'm a new blogger @ spoonwither.blogspot.com...please join me too...Have a great day Love Janice

Olive Cooper said...

Chari, it is very serene with the green walls and sweet bedding. I love the rocking chair. It was a fabulous find. hugs♥O

janet said...

Hello Chari,
Thanks for letting me browse your pretty room. I love all the beautiful accents.

Janet xox

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I thoroughly enjoyed seeing all the details of this beautiful room! I can tell this room was created with love! Your guests are very blessed to have your sweet hospitality!

Katherine

Miss Char said...

What a beautiful room, I'd love to be a guest in your summer tea rose room. Thanks for sharing.

Debbie said...

If I could take a picture from my imagination and put bring it to fruition, it would look just like this room. It's just plain perfect to me. I could never pull it off.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Definitely cheery with so many beautiful things! The wreath adds so much, and all the linens are lovely. I LOVE those embroidered pillowcases. Beautiful!!

Liz said...

I LOVE pink and green! this room is my idea of perfection. I would do my master bedroom exactly like this if my hubs could stand it. :) So very pretty!

~Liz

Lori E said...

Oh you do know how to set up a room. this is so pretty.
Why don't you just buy some fabric and add a layer to the existing dust ruffle?
You can use velcro to attach the new layer underneath the existing one with a minimum of sewing. Just hem the new piece. I think you can even buy velcro that has an adhesive backing so you don't have to sew that on either.

Cozy Home Scenes said...

I love green and pink together, plus I love shabby chic. Therefore, I love this beautiful room! For the bedskirt, I'd make it easy on myself and get some wide lace to add to the existing skirt to lengthen it. It could be sewn, glued on, or attached with hem tape.

Theresa said...

Oh dear Chari, you know I LOVE that tea rose bedroom! It makes me drool all over the computer! I am loving the pink and green combination! Thanks for the tour and the zooming in on beautiful details!

Have a blessed day my sweet friend, HUGS!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Good Morning Chari,
OMG I love this room and I feel so honored that I got to stay in there!!! Lucky me!
Girl, I didn't think this room could get any prettier but it did!
I simply adore your new armoire!!!
And the decorating on top of it, the vignettes are simply the BEST!
I love the pretty new pitcher, that is perfect in there! And that basket that Gloria got you is just gorgeous and so perfect too!
I am loving it all, all over again!
BTW, where is Gloria's blog? I can't find it and I am missing it or something?
Big Hugs friend,
Cindy

Anonymous said...

I like it very much!

Sharing with Sherri said...

I love the Cottage feel your Tea Rose room has! It looks so sweet and cozy. The color combination you used is one of my fav's too! I love the mix of coordinating patterns on the bed pillows, and what a great find those adorable embroidered pillow cases were! Soooo cute!
Thank you for the tour Chari!

Hugs, Sherri:)

Anonymous said...

This is my first "visit" to your blog and I just fell in love with the Tea Rose bedroom!! All of my favorite combinations of colors are in it and you certainly have decorated it beautifully! Can I come over and spend one night in it???!!
I think all of the objects you put
together in the bedroom blend so well...a really special room!
That pitcher captured my heart, too! Lucky you on finding it..
I'll be back for sure, Francy

Frieda said...

Bonsoir Chari,
I just want to be a Princess
to come and enjoy this precious bedroom.
Wouahhhh!!!
Frieda

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Hi Chari! Well I will begin first by saying I love, love love your Summer's Tea Rose Bedroom. I couldn't stop looking at the photos. Everything is just so beautiful. I could sleep in that room so very nicely! Take care and thank you for sharing all this loveliness! Hugs!

salmagundi said...

I've really missed checking in on your blog the last three weeks. It will take me awhile to catch up, but am looking forward to it. The trip was wonderful - I fell in love with Germany. Sally

Emily said...

hi Chari. Love the guest room. I also love the name of the guest room. The Tea Rose bedroom is lovely. I love how you mixed the pretty patterns together. I've always loved pink and green together, beautiful linens. I also think the toile fabric on the chair is lovely but I love those cherubs. The vignette is perfect for the Teas Rose Bedroom.

Hope your week is great.
~Emily
The French Hutch

Mary Ellen said...

Char is you know this one of my favorite rooms of all! It is just perfect in every way!!

Someone has probably already suggested but what about adding a lace dust ruffle under your main one to cover up your blocks. I used a sheer in that new guest room of mine and just tucked it between the mattress and box spring. I did a post on it a few posts ago if you want to see what I am trying to explain.

I am presently feeding 500 envelopes in my printer to try and get our long overdue newsletters out!!

Have a dozen people coming over for lunch from our Aguilar bunch tomorrow and then Clothing pantry Thursday- another family coming through Friday for dinner on their way to Colorado Springs and Jonathan coming this weekend also-

I was just thinking how relaxing it would be to stow away in your little guest room for a few days!

bee blessed
mary

Pamela said...

Such a pretty room! I love all the patterns and the color scheme is beautiful!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Everything about this room is beautiful and sweet, I'd love to take a "siesta" there! The bed, the linens, the furniture and the color is wonderful! I also love the tea pot and all your gorgeous vignettes, dear Chari, wonderful post! I hope you visit my FD's tablescape and I'm at TTT, too. Lots of hugs. FABBY

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Chari, I just love this pretty room! The pink and green is so pretty together. Looks like a room you would find at a fancy Bed and Breakfast! Or better...

Thanks for your nice comments on the wildflower vignette. I have been to Colorado one time and I took lots of pictures of the beautiful wildflowers. I loved the colombine...it is so pretty and delicate! You are lucky to have such beauties in your state. Thanks for your visit! I always enjoy it...Kristen

Atelier de Charo said...

A fabulous room, love every single detail. The pillows are very pretty and love that great fabric basket!

Congrats!

Charo

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

I would like to place a reservation Ma'am. My goodness what a lovely, refreshing, relaxing and inviting room! Lucky guests!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Yes, I would like a reservation also. I wouldn't have to leave the room. It is absolutely wonderful and gorgeous! Magazine worthy!!

Kim said...

Omigosh Chari - what a spectacular room! This is the kind of post I love to bookmark and then go back through it again and again just to catch anything I might have missed. Great job and awesome wall color. Love, love, love it!!!
xoxo,
Kim

On Crooked Creek said...

Chari,
Lovely! Book my reservation now, dear!!! YES! I do NAME my rooms...think I picked that up during our years in Europe! Your color combination is the same as in my Art Studio. . .gives me inspiration. Again, I, too, have roses in urns, rose art work, rose plates and an Antique wool rug with ...what else, roses! Thank you for sharing this adorable room!
I love, love, love that quilt folded at the end of the bed!
Fondly,
Pat

The Tablescaper said...

What a bautiful and welcoming room. I love the addition of the embroidered pillow cases.

- The Tablescaper

JENNIFER, said...

What a beautiful bedroom...I enjoyed visiting your blog, I'm a new follower as of today so I look forward to visiting often. :o) have a nice evening! Hugs,Jennifer

guide to self hypnosis said...

Lovely colors! I just adore how your mixed pink and green! Everything looks lovely!

Picket said...

Hey girl...lordy it has been so long since blogger would let me sign in and comment...it's like it would pick and choose who I could visit..only let me comment on 4 blogs in two days trying! lol I love this bedroom girl...all the different fabrics..just gorgeous and I sooooo love those embroidered pillowcases...I could be right at home in this room..just makes you feel so welcomed...ohhh and great effects in the last pic girl...you should print that and frame it! lol Just so glad to be able to come here again sweetie...take care girl....Picket

Anonymous said...

LOVE your room but my very favorite item in the whole room is the set of white pillow cases with delicate pink flowers. Great job!

Diane

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

OMG!!!

This is absolutely breath- takingly beautiful!! I always wanted a guest room like this but I ended up doing my craft room in green and a yellow guest room!

This is gorgeous!! I can't believe that I have not been following you as we have such similar tastes. I am following you now for sure!!

hugs,
Debbie

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Chari, This is such a beautiful guest room...who wouldn't love staying here. The bed crown and your bedding are wonderful and you have so many gorgeous accessories. To solve the bed skirt problem you could buy a pre-made ruffle or a coordinating fabric and sew it to the inside of your bedskirt. Thank you for joining my party and I hope you have a great weekend.
xoxo,
Sherry

Marigene said...

That is one gorgeous room, Chari!

Jann Olson said...

Visiting from Open House Thurs. Absolutely love it all. It is so warm and inviting! Great paint color. The new rag basket is just the sweetest!

Connie said...

This is my first visit to your blog, sugar, and I just LOOOOOVE that bedroom. The green is luscious and gorgeous but you've truly created a lovely room to sleep and dream in. Beautiful!!!
xoxo,
Connie

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