Thursday, May 15, 2008

Something Homemade

Kelli suggested for Show & Tell today that we post something we've made. There were many items to choose from, being a homemaker for almost 38 yrs. I finally chose the guest room we refer to as the "yellow and blue" room around here.

I made the curtains a few years ago with waverly toile material. In SC they use to have many textile mills, now not so many. One is Laurel Textile Mill that my daughter introduced me to that sells at very discount prices. I think I paid under $6 a yd. for this fabric.

I did the curtains, pillows, and table covering with the toile and changed to a plaid for the pillow shams and little table scarf.



The quilt was a gift from my two daughters for Mother's Day one year.It's the room with the lamp from Germany and the school house clock that I previously posted.

I have two daughters and fell in love with the Victorian lady print, with two little girls in her arms.
This is another view showing one of the mirrors already posted with an old wash stand.

I try to have a comfortable chair, table, lighting, misc. toiletries, and afghan to make their stay pleasant.



Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!



25 comments:

Muum said...

YOur guest room looks very comfortable and beautiful.

LBP said...

What a beautiful room! You are a very accomplished seamstress! I love yellow and blue together.

Blessings

Linda

Ivory Spring said...

Hello Ro,

Everything was just lovely!!! Thanks for sharing the pictures. :)

ceekay said...

Like I was just there! So pretty. You know I love that victorian look...by the way, the table looks great in front of the window. You wouldn't want it in the garage or anything like that!!!

Barbara H. said...

That is a beautiful guest room! I have blue Waverly toile and check fabrics waiting to be made into curtains now -- I just need to find trim I like.

I live in SC -- I'll have to look for that textile mill.

Hootin' Anni said...

There is a lot of old country charm in your decor! I love it.

My Show N Tell is all native american, and mostly jewelry. Won't you stop by. [you'll have to scroll down below my book review for the commenting link tho!] Happy weekend.

Mary said...

Your guest room is absolutely gorgeous. I love the washstand in particular and also the quilt. I am an old fashioned type of gal.

Thanks so much for sharing and thanks also for the words about my aunt.

Blessings for a great weekend.
Mary

Susie said...

You've decorated this room so beautifully. The beautiful colors and furnishings make it look like it would be such a homey and welcoming place to relax.
:)

Constance said...

I love the color combination, very soothing and peaceful! I could use a little soothing and peaceful righ about now, planning our youngest daughter's wedding! When should I plan my next visit? Tee-Hee!
Connie

Farrah said...

What a gracious hostess and cozy room! I would love to come for a visit! :-) Your handiwork is wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

Heather said...

I love the blue and yellow scheme and especially the washstand. The most beautiful thing about the room is the love it shows ~ right from your hands! Thank you for sharing with us. Blessings ~ Heather

Feathering My Nest said...

What a beautiful quilt. Your curtains and furniture all look so restful and pleasant.

Kathi

Kathy said...

Oh, I love yellow and blue together, love toile, and your room. Your curtains are beautiful. Do you hire out?!? Have a great weekend...Kathy

Primgal55 said...

What a lovely room. I love the quilt! hugs, Linda

Jewelgirl said...

You can sew and a great Interior decorator too! Wow! This room is lovely and inviting. Your talented!

MammyT said...

You have created a beautiful haven for a weary traveller.
Nancy

Wanita said...

The room is decorated so beautifully. I love your quilt.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Kelli said...

Your guest room is just lovely and so peaceful looking. I love the toile curtains!
~Kelli

Ruuta said...

You are talented decorator! Thanks for sharing your beautiful room!

Ruuta

Jaderocks said...

Your room is beautiful. I love toile too. I have red and white toile cutains and wallpaper in my house. The quilt was a great Mothers Day present and looks wonderful in the room. You have made the room look so cozy guests may never leave.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What pretty curtains! The whole room is beautiful! I forgot that we were supposed to post something we made! I had mine planned and posted beforehand!

Katherine

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Ro, This is a beautiful room! I just love blue, white, and yellow together...they make such a sweet combination! The curtains are great! Like the picture behind the bed too! Great post!

Hope you are having a great weekend! Rhonda :)

cookie said...

What a very inviting guest room. You did a nice job on the curtains.

Cookie

Linda said...

I love your guest bedroom and I love toile! In my dining room, I have the Waverly Red/Cream neck-tie tab curtains and re-upholstered my dining room chairs with the check pattern - I love it!

celestina marie said...

Your room is just lovely and so cozy. I bet your guests never want to leave. I love blue and yellow together. Yes, toile has always been a favorite of mine too, in many colors.
I always love my visit and seeing your great eye for details. The mother and children print is beauitful and so fitting for your family.
Have a great day!
Celestina
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