Sunday, July 31, 2011

~ Our Guest Room ~

Hi friends
I hope you had a wonderful weekend
Here are a few photos of our guestroom using the Cabbages and Roses tablecloth I talked about in this post
My mother in law is coming to stay with us tonight  for an extended amount of time so I needed to hurry and get the room ready for her

I figured I would just use the Cabbages and Roses tablecloth at the end of the guest bed until my sister can make some pillow slips out of it.
I really like the way it blends the linen duvet with the lavender wall color

Since my mother in law is coming to stay with us for a while I wanted the guest room to be cozy
I purchased my favorite soy candle (this post),
added some fresh greenery and a cute alarm clock

I then hung some lavender above the bed in a chippy old plaster frame
That way she can smell the calming lavender when she's in bed

I only took a few photos and will try to show you more of the room later
I'm really happy with how it all came together and I didnt have to spend very much.
Bed :  mine from highschool years
Nighstand: thriftstore find a few years ago
Sheets and pillowcases:  family heirlooms
Linen Duvet: used to have in the master bedroom
dresser: old thriftstore find (not shown)
desk: old garage sale find (not  shown)
Lamp: used to be on mantel (not shown)
frame: old thriftshop find
Enamel pitcher: Ikea ( think it was only $6.99)
Lavender: Dreamy Whites ( $18.00 large bundle)
alarm clock: Target ($20)
 curtains : old thriftstore find
Rug: from mother in law
tv: mother in law (not shown)

I had fun shopping at TJ Maxx for some decorative guest soaps (lavender of course) and some room spray and chocolates. I also rolled some crisp white towels and washcloths to make her rom have all the essentials she will need.
Hopefully she will love her room...

I will be back sometime this week for a wonderful giveaway!!!

~ sorry about my photo quality ~ I sooo need a new/better camera! ~



My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

just beautiful ~~~ all of it....

so fresh and clean and pretty

happy to stop by today, my friend

kary and teddy

Rachel Noelle Pallas said...

thanks Kary and Teddy ;) xo

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

I love it! That bed frame reminds me my grandmothers. She lived with us throughout most of my younger years, and that's what it looked like. ;) I'm sure your mother-in-law will be comfy during her stay. Btw, I'm a new blogger - you have a lovely blog and am now following along. ;)


Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Oh what a lovely welcome for many special touches! I love room spray,I got 3 at Laura Ashley in Ireland....mmmmm! Have fun!x0

Deborah said...

Rachel..what a gorgeous room!
Your mother-in-law will certainly feel rested in there...all your beautiful touches here will mean so much to her..she might not want to leave that room!
Love the cabbage & roses on the pretty!

Deborah xoxo

Unknown said...

Everything looks lovely Rachel, When can I come visit...


Cheryl said...

Looks like a wonderuflly inviting room. Your mil will love it.

Mona Kay Gorman said...

Yummy!!! Prettier than most B&Bs I've seem!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Beautiful Rachel!! What a dreamy guest bedroom! :)

flwrjane said...

Too busy packing to ling long with the comments.

How long is she staying and when am I expected?

xo jane

flowerlady464 said...

I read once that your guest room should be a room YOU would love to stay in. I think you accomplished just that. Enjoy your visit.

Kirsty Girl said...

It's gorgeous! I'm sure people will be signing up to stay! :D

Jilly said...

What a wonderful and such a superb soy candle collection. I like your idea of adding some fresh greenery and a cute alarm clock.
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Comeca Jones said...

Looks so relaxing I love the clock!

French said...

You MIL will love the room....I especially love the lavender over the bed!

Anonymous said...

I'm positive your MIL will just adore this room, I certainly do =) Have a lovely week Rachel! Xoxoxo

Julie said...

Hi Rachel
What a gorgeous room!
I am inspired to makeover our guest bedroom

Julie x

Tricia said...

What a beautiful and cozy guest room, Rachel. I love all your pretty linens :)

Sweet Young Journey said...

So beautiful, calming and relaxing! i just love it!
I love the touch of lavender over the bed... so sweet!
xo Cheryl

Lara said...

Absolutely lovely, Rachel!
The lavender bundle framed above the bed is such a nice touch. Doesn't Maria have the best lavender bundles!?! :-) Have a great new week!


Allison said...

It's beautiful, Rachel! I wouldn't want to leave. It looks so inviting and cozy. You did a great job! I love your linens.

Dear Lillie said...

What a beautiful room! You did an amazing job!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

What a beautiful haven you've created for your guests!!

PCovi said...

It looks so soft and comfy! Your MIL looks like a lot of fun!

Charlotte Wilson said...

This is fabulous and so feminine! I love the lavender hanging above the bed...nice touch.

Kelley said...

Rachel...that is such a pretty room, she will surely love it!

xo kelley

Debby said...

I just signed up to follow. What a beautiful blog. I don't think you need a new camera.

Debby said...

I love the ruffles. So beautiful.