Almost a Ta Dah! My bedroom part 3

I would love to show you my completed bedroom this sunny Tuesday morning; but life's not like that. Yesterday I worked through 4 hours of one to one tuition; very intensive, very much an hour of deep thinking all the time.
So my much hoped for finishing off time didn't happen. And today is Son Number Two's 15th birthday, so it won't happen today (but I hope to be back later with a report on what we did... exciting times, I hope!)
Instead there are a few promising shots, with a full reveal to come (possibly this weekend!!)

 This is the view up my bed. The village cushions came from Dunelm Mill (£5.00 each) while the smaller cushions were presents that have quotes to live by!


 The house cross stitch above the bed was made by me in 1992, the year before we married. I will take a picture of it sometime without the great glare from the window. The dotty duvet comes from the centre of my interior design world, Dunelm Mill, while my bedside chest is both my bedside chest and my dressing table!


The wedding sampler was done by my Mum in 1993, it's lovely. She does/did really beautiful free embroidery, so I nicked one of her table cloths as well, which you can see. The crystal dressing table set was from a local charity shop and holds bits n bobs, and stood up against that are the Christmas decorations from our trip to London in April.


A closer look at the bedside chest. The little Paris tray came from the ferry to France a couple of years ago; I like using things I bought on holidays, little souvenirs that act as everyday reminders. That's why I like buying Christmas decorations on holiday, so that at Christmas I have a whole tree of reminders of our travels. The book is a hint to my dream destination; let nobody say my hints aren't subtle!

 And bedroom storage is on show. I can't decide whether to get a shelf to keep these on, or just to leave them in an organised pile on this little chest. I have time to decide.


And my bookshelves are no longer packed solid. I have a clear shelf that displays more treasures; the brass tin comes from my childhood and used to hold my hair bands. It's now full of sweet lavender.


 And another advert for the Karcher WV2 2nd Generation Window Vacuum Cleaner, in the bathroom this time. I washed all the walls and surfaces and used the vacuum to get a faultless, gleaming shine! I even used it when I washed the floors. It was a revelation to have the floor clean and dry enough to sit on mere seconds after washing it!

Oh my goodness! What a busy housewife I have been this summer! I'm desperate to get the house into a fit condition to live, so I've been using all the help I can. And Brocante Home (after all the kerfuffle connected to House Rules on Etsy!) has been a godsend with a couple of new books on Kindle.
I'm especially loving The Vintage Housekeepers Circle . This is a collection of essays written and published for members of the Housekeepers' Circle in 2008-9. They follow a year of homemaking from September to September, with puttery treats, thoughts and hopeful explanations. Alison isn't a very prescriptive writer, no long lists or timetables, but she does like to inspire and she writes in a friendly style that freely uses apostrophes whether they're needed or not. I like reading them, and planning to drink chocolate wrapped up in a blanket in front of my candle-lit mantelpiece.
If you click through on the Amazon links on this page to buy, they should earn me a penny or two in Amazon vouchers. Shameless self-promotion, really.



Comments

  1. Your bedroom looks great!!! I love the cushions, and all the little details from your travels and so on. That is what makes a home a home isn't it! xx

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    1. Yes! The small things that nobody else notices but that make your heart sing; that's what sums up home, whether it's white flowers, a bunch of grapes, or just using lavender handwash. Love the little things!

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  2. It's looking good, I want some of those village cushions now so it looks like a small trip to Dunelm! Lots of happy memories scattered around your bedroom xx

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    1. Is there such a thing as a little trip to Dunelm Mill? I find even a pop-in can be quite an investment in either time or money. And recent weeks it's been my hang out of choice (they do Daim cake in the cafe, and cream tea for £4, just right for a celebration!)
      Which Dunelm is your closest?

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  3. your bedroom looks like a lovely cosy spot x

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    1. It is; I love waking up in it at the moment, but I will really love going to sleep snuggled down in the Winter!

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  4. I love the way that you've created a sanctuary with things that are full of memories. Jx

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    1. Thank you. I love that I can look at everything in the room and think either that I made it, or it was made for me or that we bought it on our mad travels. A cosy room full of memories.

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  5. Fabulous, it's so homely with all your precious things about. I love the cross stitch and sampler on the walls, I'm still looking for a picture for above my bed. I know just what you mean about Dunelm, I love that place, there's very few things that they don't sell. I have my grandma's crystal dressing table set which she was bought for her 21st birthday by her parents. Happy birthday to James.

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    1. Thank you for the birthday wishes! He's had a good day!
      I have some bits from my Grandma, around the house or ready to go up. I must get them all out and make sure I use them. I like having a tangible link with the past. S has just been offered the bedroom furniture her Ma got when she was a teenager, so we'll be bedroom decorating for her in October; joy oh joy. But it's lovely and real wood furniture, very classy!

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  6. I love those cushions. I like cushions on beds but I never know what to do with them at bedtime apart from throw them on the floor. Really I need a bedroom that's big enough for a sofa to accommodate said cushions but that's not going to happen! I love the blue colour. I know some people think it can look cold but I think it's a cool and refreshing colour. Well done on all the decorating, it's no easy task. xx

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  7. You have worked your socks off haven't you. I love the wedding sampler you mum did, she is one clever lady.
    It's so lovely having all your bits and bobs around you and being able to attach special times and places to them.
    I'm wondering about the download, should I or shouldn't I?
    I'm reading Banish Your Clutter at the moment, needless to say more bags are sat waiting to go to the charity shop!
    Lisa x

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