05/11/17

Another guest bedroom redo

Don’t we all have that one room……the one that we feel  isn’t picture perfect and therefore there are no pictures.

I looked  for before pictures of the one guest bedroom that has a connecting bath. It’s the room we use most often when there are guests.

The other two are for the overflow when we have more guests.

This main guest room is smaller and has three doors….entrance door, closet door and bathroom door. It makes decorating a challenge.

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Since there are no before pictures, take my word for it…..It wasn’t very inviting and I knew it could be better.

My determination was to  take what I had to work with…..,  a bed, beige carpet and beige walls, one window and three doors…, and come up with a comfortable room with a big dash of pretty.

After two and a half years, I now have pictures of the downstairs guest bedroom.  I would like to take up the beige carpet and replace with hardwood and paint the beige walls………..but not going to happen anytime soon.

 

Every guest room needs a comfy chair.

Wall art adds a pop of color to liven up an otherwise neutral room.

 

Two night stands that double as storage  for linens and towels.

Every guest room needs a clock. This one makes a big statement.

 

 

A mirror is a must for a guest bedroom.  Can you image going to a hotel and not having a mirror?

 

In a small room, comfort and space are more soothing than a clutter of d├ęcor items.

Keeping them to a minimum leaves space for the guests personal items.

Making a guest feel welcome starts with the feel of the bedroom they will be staying in.

Stay a night in your own guest bedroom and it will give you an idea of the changes you need to make to create a room that says

RELAX.

 

 

04/4/17

Soldiers, FireTrucks, and a Yellow Car

Soldiers, Fire Trucks and a Yellow Car, oh my!

Spring …………love it!

Spring Festivals……………….love, love, love them.

The loveliness of spring is all around town and the Cottage on Greene, 

despite the sad faces of the Azaleas damaged by the last punch of winter.

The prettiest little town in Dixie came alive this past weekend with visitors attending the Spring Festival.

My first ever  

Antique Fire Truck parade…

 

 

As the fire trucks rolled out of town, gunfire erupted downtown.

It was the beginning of a reenactment of the 1865 invasion of General William Sherman and his troops.

 

 

The battles continued down to the river where soldiers had set up camp.

 

 

 

Yes! Women fought, on both sides, in the war.

 

 

Smoke from the just fired Cannon

Old St David’s Church built in 1770, was used as a hospital in both the Revolutionary War and the Civil War.

 

Our time at the festival ended with a tour of the classic and antique car show and a chance to sit behind the wheel of this restored 1950 Ford.

Sigh…………I love Spring Festivals!

03/16/17

Spring, oh spring

Oh Spring,  spring

Where forth art thou?

Oh Spring, you were here last week. I took pictures of the evidence.

Azaleas in the yard at the cottage a little over a week ago.

And now this…………. picture taken today after almost a week of record breaking cold..

I can’t control the outdoor weather,,,, but, it can be spring indoors. That I can control.

 

An economical,  colorful  and fast way to decorate for spring. Plastic eggs.

And a plus….these eggs will be used for an Easter Egg hunt in April.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One more night with freeze warning temperatures.

Oh Spring, spring……Your arrival Monday, March 20 will be welcomed with sunshine and a high in the mid 60’s.