Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Guest Room

Hello everyone! I have been away from my blog for what seems like an eternity but it has been well worth it! My cousin came from across the country to visit for the last week and it was truly wonderful having her. I wanted to share some photos of her guest room. The previous owner had painted the walls in pink and white stripes so i thought i would work with it. The light fixture needed some fun and whimsy so i hung my china cups from it. She loved the effect!

A dressing table just for her.

A pretty pink quilt at the end of the bed in case she gets cold. It does cool down
here at night on the Island. By the way she loved the climate and was even happier that there are no bugs here!!! My cousin is from Northern Ontario and let me say you can't go anywhere without getting attacked by biting bugs....mosquitoes, horse flies, deer flies...need i say more?

I think she really appreciated the bedding. All the pillow shams were our grandmother's from Italy. The bedspread was also hand made in Italy many, many years ago.

These pillow shams were part of our grandmother's dowry when she married
our grandfather.

For more interest i hung one of my antique baptism gowns. This is such a girlie room. I had so much fun decorating it.

For some reason the closet has no doors so i hung curtains in place of doors.

My family and i enjoyed having her here. Today i was very, very sad to see her go.
She enjoyed her stay and all the sight seeing we did. I think i wore her out though.
Hopefully she will be back... I already miss her!


  1. It's always hard to say Good-bye, isn't it Pam?
    But I'm happy that you had a lovely visit with her. I'm sure moments like this stay forever with us. By the way...what a lovely guest room!!!
    You made it so special!
    Glad to hear from you.
    And don't let the bugs bite!!!
    Hugs, Li :-)

  2. Lovely space, Pamela! Can I spend the night? Very creative with the tea cups & your baptism gown is beautiful, too. Thank you so much for your very sweet comments on my faux zinc nightstand. You made me smile.

  3. What a pretty welcoming guest room. You are so lucky to have linens from your grandmother. What a treasure.

  4. Your guest room is beautiful. I love the teacups hanging, it is something I would have done too. I love that you have your grandmothers linens and use them instead of protecting them in a closet. I am so glad you had such a nice visit with your cousin.

  5. A beautiful room.I would love to be a guest in your home, just so I could stay in this bedroom..

  6. I love the guest room...it is so very pretty. The linens from your Grandmother...what an absolute treasure! I think she would be so happy to know that they are being used and loved!

  7. Hi Pamela,
    I love your guest room....I would like to be one of your guests and stay in that lovely room and watch those pretty tea cups dance on the ceiling.
    Of course putting my makeup on in front of that vintage mirror would be heavenly. The best part would be getting to sleep in that dreamy bed with your family heirloom linens.

    And of course, it's all Pink!


  8. Pam the room looks wonderful, and you put such acre and attention into doing it. I am glad you had a touch of home...see you soon.

  9. What a lovely room you created, Pam. I'm sure your cousin felt right at home - especially since you used your grandmother's bedding. How wonderful to have those treasures.

    Do something fun for yourself today - saying goodbye always leaves an empty feeling inside.

  10. Oh sweet Pam;;;;what an absolutely beautiful room you have created. To have included special memories in the room even made it more special.

  11. Hi Pamela! I'm so glad you had a nice time. I bet your cousin will be back soon from the looks of those accommodations! It looks like a B&B in your guest room. I'll have to make reservations soon. hee hee
    By the way, I like your new profile photo...pretty.

  12. Love the little dress! What a pretty and inviting room. I'd want to stay awhile and visit myself!

  13. wow Pam--the room looks beautiful, and so inviting and cozy.

  14. Hi Pamela! I am so glad that you had a good visit with your cousin. The room is so charming, she must have felt very special staying there. Your vintage linens are so lovely and the baptismal dress is too! I hope that Sam enjoyed his aunt's visit!!

    Susan and Bentley

  15. Hi Pamela, what a beautiful room you created for your cousin... and how nice to be able to use your family vintage linens! It's always fun decorating a girly room. So glad the 2 of you had a wonderful visit!!! Blessings~~~ Daphne

  16. Hi Pamela,
    What a beautiful guest bedroom...like staying in a bed & breakfast!
    Glad to hear you had a great time with your cousin. It's always nice to have family come to visit.
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    ~ Jo :)

  17. what a fun, whimsical room! Love it! :-)

    Have a wonderful Friday!

  18. Hello Pamela,

    The room is wonderful! I love all the special touches you have added. Very creative of you to add a touch of whimsy by hanging the tea cups from the light. Your grandmother's Italian linens are gorgeous! Such a treasure. I am sure your cousin felt very welcome. I am glad you had a great time together.

    ~ Tracy

  19. What a cosy bedroom Pamela!!! And I love the bed linen!!!

    Have a fantastic week end!!!

    Ps: yes, little cuties grow so fast! ;)

  20. I am glad you had a nice visit with your cousin. What a pretty gust room-I especially love the linens!


  21. Well I'm sure she didn't want to leave either - you obviously made her so welcome with a beautiful room, sightseeing around your gorgeous island, and enjoying being with Sam to celebrate his birthday! Add all that to no bugs and I may just want you to adopt me into your family so I can visit too, ha! ha!

    The room does look so special Pamela - and the fact that you even have family heirloom linens makes it even lovelier. Just beautiful!


I love love reading all your comments!! They mean so much to me...thank you..Pamela xo