Sunday, August 8, 2010

A Guest Retreat

A little tray of things awaits my guest. A pretty towel was folded to hold a few midnight snacks and another to hold an extra toothbrush and toothpaste. I filled the pitcher with some ice water just before bedtime and left a candle, as well as, a copy of Victoria magazine...a favorite!
My son's bedroom was converted from all of his boyish things to make a cozy retreat for my sister and her family! I pulled some linens and pillows from other rooms and added some flowers and extra touches to make them feel welcome!
These bright flowers from the Farmer's Market are perfect in this dark room. We added the room to an unfinished area in our basement when our son was born, so he could have a space of his own.
Extra pillows are set out for additional comfort.
The oars were found at the Tobacco Barn in Asheville, NC. It is a huge antique market located in, none other than an old tobacco barn. It is a must visit if you are going to Asheville!
Extra blankets are displayed, in case someone gets chilled in the night.  My uncle made the quilt rack as a wedding gift.  I collect quilts...old; new...they are all wonderful and exude such comfort!  The red and white one was a gift from my sister purchased at Pottery Barn.  The quilt on the bed is from TJMaxx.
The whale offers a friendly greeting to my guest.  He was purchased from an artist at the July 4th open market in Southport, NC.

Well, now that our guest have returned home, the legos and trains will return to their home and this room will once again scream, 'little boy!'

Please join me!



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21 comments :

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh what a beautiful room you fixed for your guests. Such thoughtful details to really make them feel welcome. I love the room. Hugs, Marty

PAT said...

This is lovely.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Such a cozy and welcoming place for your guests. I am sure they were very comfortable.

Susiet said...

I just love your guest room. So peaceful. You guests will appreciate all the added touches!I love the snacks and an extra toothbrush tucked in some hand towels! Charming~

Jennifer said...

Beautiful and so warm!!!! Love the quilts!!!

Tracy F. said...

Just discovered your blog. So many beautiful pictures!

Jacqueline said...

I can't believe anyone would ever leave this lovely retreat. You can get in trouble making the guest room this nice.

It's me said...

Beautiful stuff.like that quilt !! happy new week Christine..love Ria...

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I just adore your decorating style! What an amazing room and your guests must have felt so special indeed!
Cindy

Cozy.Cottage.Cute. said...

Um, can I stay over? Hee hee!

Erin@likegrandmas said...

Wow, this is very beautiful and definitely inviting!

Brooke said...

What a wonderful idea! That is so sweet to put those items in your guest room to make your guests feel right at home. I don't think they would ever want to leave!

Terrell said...

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craftyles said...

What a wonderful guest room. I love the quilts and the colors. Really inviting!

Mimi said...

What a lovely inviting guest room. Thanks for sharing.

Entertaining Women said...

Lovely guest room. Careful...your guests will never want to leave. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Jo Ann said...

Beautiful. Can I be a guest in your house? I'm not sure I'd ever want to leave!

Kathleen said...

That looks just lovely! Very welcoming!

glimpse of my world said...

wow .. love it all.. a beach house in Charleston sounds fabulous.. never been to SC... think a trip is in my future! do you rent out your beach house? on VRBO?

mississippi artist said...

A lovely restful room.

Mel said...

I'm on my way over now....I need some rest in that soft bed...awe....I'm so ready for a little R & R....grandkids left us after a very long summer with them and their high energy..lol...time to relax and enjoy fall & winter...Mel's Designs from the Cabin is getting ready for another show...hop on over and check out the things I've sewn...Mel

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