Saturday, May 30, 2009

Sunday Favorites-My favorite room

Chari over at Happy to Design is again hosting "Sunday Favorites". I love this party as it let's us post something we shared in the past that you may have missed the first time around. Be sure to visit Chari (she is a hoot) and you will also find the list of this weeks participants.

Now when I originally started this blog it was for my extended family only. I tried to get them all involved in blogging by having my own weekly parties. I started one called Monday Show & Tell. Each week I had a different theme that I wanted everyone to participate in. Unfortunately I was the only member of my family that participated. So I thought I would share this particular post with all of you now since you have become part of my extended family. And you all "get" this blogging thing.

This post I originally wrote on 9/28/08. Since I originally posted this, our bedroom has changed slightly. But you'll have to wait for another "Sunday Favorites" to see. I even enjoy reposting as I can see how I've changed things up.


Welcome to the first edition of the Monday Show & Tell. This week we are showing our favorite room in our home.

My favorite room in my house is my bedroom. I love my bedroom as this is where I get to relax & sleep. I love black & white, especially toile. And I love Paris, so most everything in my room reflects this.

I just got the netting for my bed. Came from ebay. Isn't it romantic? It was Mike's idea. He was watching some show on the travel channel & saw a bed in a hotel in the south pacific with netting on it like this & thought it would look great on our bed. And it does!!!

In the summertime I use this white matlasse coverlet. But in the winter, I have a heavier comforter that is black & white toile that matches my pillow shams.

I love my monogram pillow. I usually wouldn't splurge on something like this pillow, but it was on clearance!!! No I did not get it from ebay, but from JC Penney.

This old dresser is Mike's. I love antique dressers. I love my plates above the mirror and of course my black & white toile lampshade. Mike lets me put one of my jewelry boxes on his dresser. I didn't take a photo of my dresser as I didn't have time to clean off the top of it. I have a stack of papers a mile high.

Mike made this window using bevels & glue chip glass. In fact he made 2 of them. One for each side of the bed. He is really good at making stained glass. I love anything french, so I love the fleur de lis.

I took an old window & put a black & white poster of Paris from the early 1900's behind the window. I put it on the wall next to my bed. So this my view when I first wake up in the morning.

I love mirrors. I have alot of them around my house. Probably got that from my mom. I guess I am vain in some respects. Or I like to know that I am still around.

These are the french doors Mike put in our room this past year. I love them!!! Lets in so much light & great to have both of them open on hot summer nights. We do have screens so the bugs don't get in when the doors are open. But not very safe. Good thing we live in a safe neighborhood. I still need to put up my drapes. Notice our ugly teal blue carpet. We have this throughout our whole house. That is why all our walls are white, I don't want to paint until we get new flooring.

This is my favorite Shabby Chic pitcher. I use it alot in my ebay photos as background. I collect pitchers. Mostly white, but I do have some with roses. I love pink roses & I love shabby chic.

These are my Joseph birthday girls. I got both at a thrift store for less than $5.00 each. I love them. I wanted to collect them when I was a little girl, but didn't. I got the "7" one for Taylor (Eric's youngest daughter) when she turned 7, but I loved it so much that I couldn't part with it. Sorry Taylor.

I got my Avon Eiffel Tower perfume decanter off ebay. I use it in alot of my ebay photos & people are always asking me where I got it.

I love Paris!!!!! Want to go back some day.

I also collect white vases. Here are some of my white pitchers & vases together on top of my armoire in my bedroom. I'm going to paint this armoire black someday. I'm always going to do something some day. My house is full of unfufilled dreams & gotta do someday.

Well there you have a sample of my favorite items in my favorite room in my house. As you can tell, I love black & white toile, Paris, pitchers, white vases, roses, antique dressers, mirrors and Joseph birthday girls. What do you love or collect?

Next week's topic: Backyards. Submit photos of your backyard. What are your favorite things in your backyard?


So now you know a little more about me & my favorite things in my favorite room in our house. Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to leave me a comment & let me know what the favorite room is in your home, and/or what you love or collect.


Cindy said...

Hi Kim,
I love your master bedroom! What a great job, the toile is so lovely. I can't get enough of toile. The white pitchers, the old window with Paris print, the netting, wow~, I love it all! This was a great re-post, and new to me. Cindy

Keetha Broyles said...

I like EVERYTHING, and I have a dresser which is oh so similar to the one you showed on this post!!!

Gypsy aka Tam said...

I LOVE your bedroom with the French theme and the black and white toile.
It's wonderful!!!
Have a great day,

Dixie said...

What a beautifully romantic bedroom... I'm going to have to steal a few of those ideas...

have a wonderful Sunday...

Anonymous said...

Happy 2nd time around Sunday!

That bedroom is just tres chic! Love it - and you've changed it? Oh My! I too love toile and use it for making my shades, it's so - so! LOL


Mrs. Petrie said...

Wow, it's stunning. I really love your bed with the graphic b&w bedding and the netting.

Vivienne said...

It's a beautiful room! I love black and white and I absolutely love toile (But have to enjoy it other people's homes because it gets vetoed by the boys in mine...)
I love all of your little details and the lighting in that room. I would never leave. Gorgeous!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I remember reading this way back when... I loved it then and I still do. I especially love that window with the photos of Paris in the background, just love!

Christina said...

What a wonderful show and tell! Your bed and bedroom are just beautiful. The netting is just perfect for your bed. Love the Paris window frame too. Thanks for sharing with us.

Chari said...

Hey Girlfriend...

I'm so happy that you joined in with the fun of Sunday Favorites's such a pleasure to have you!!! What a GRAND post!!! I just adore your bedroom!!! If I remember was your bedroom post that you had up the first time I visited your blog...hmmm, pretty sure it was!!! Immediately I knew that I was going to like you...your design style and fabulously frenchy bedroom made me an instant friend!!! Hehe!!! You have such a beautiful home and you have such a talent for decorating/designing!!! I just love everything about this pretty bedroom...if I were to take over your bedroom (hehe!) I wouldn't change a thing!!! I think that is one of the greatest compliments to be paid...don't you?

I think that beautiful netting on your bed just makes the definitely sets the tone or pretty and soooo romantic!!! Just as a bedroom should be!!! I loved seeing Mike's stained glass's magnificent...he's really talented!!! I still haven't had a chance to start with the stained glass but will...maybe when winter rolls around and life is more settled!!!

Well my friend, thank you so much for sharing your fabulous's such a treat!!!

Hope that you're having a super Sunday, my friend!
Love ya,
PS...I just have to tell you that the last photo of the all your white vases, etc. on top of the armoire is such a beautiful photo!!!

Beth at Aunties said...

I just had deja vu! I think I saw this on a friends site who lived in Arizona!!! Did I comment on the oringinal post?
We are related to the Manning family in Idaho who are morticians.

My blog was also started with this name, so my sisters and I could blog together... and visit our niecess and nephews. No one else did! LOL
Your bedroom is beauitful! It was nice to find you again!

xinex said...

HI Kim! I LOVE your bedroom espeicially the bed and beddings! I love everything in it. Of course, I love everything frenchy too!....Christine

mishebe said...

Love th e room , i think i tellu that everytime. I want that monogram pillow. mishelle

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Kim, that is beautiful! That netting just looks so romantic. Since I also have a b/w toile master bedroom, you know I love yours! How great that you have a view of Paris when you wake up. Brilliant idea! The window your husband made is gorgeous! I'm so glad I got to see this. laurie

Prescott family said...

Hey Kim,
I wanted to make a comment about your comment about your extended family not participating on your blog.... For myself I wanted you to know that I have tried but you move too fast!! I started gathering pictures that I could use on your "before & after" day which I thought was Monday - but come the next Monday you had some other "party" going... I just can't keep up! Sorry we are all so lame! :o)