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19 November 2008

Would you be my guest?

Our downstairs den/guest bedroom/sewing room has seen a few different lives, but this is by far my favorite!! I gave myself carte blanche to go crazy with all my pretties... It all started with an antique handpainted french bed that Lisa spotted for me on Craigslist... It set the tone for the entire room. The room, though small, houses some of my favorite items, including my wallpapered dressers and my large collection of vintage barkcloth.





















































































































































































I still have a few more changes I want to make... One of them is to hang this gorgeous vintage chandelier I found on Ebay, the other is to display my collection of vintage barkcloth knitting bags on the top part of the closet wall. No space will remain untouched!! Would you like to come for a visit?






























25 comments:

  1. What a lovely guest bedroom! Oh, how I would love to visit..but I may never leave! I too, love and collect vintage barkcloth sewing totes, hatboxes, almost anything with roses..Come on over for a visit sometime. www.cherylscottagehome.blogspot.com

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  2. Oh my gosh... I'm on my way. I will bring the turkey as will be feeling very comfy....

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  3. What a homey adorable room. Love the old bed and all your collections of barkcloth and vintage fabrics. Your displays are just super. I covered a roller office chair with barkcloth for my office; will have to share the picture with you. I can see why you would love to sew in that room!

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  4. Yes, yes, yes! This room is perfection. Absolutely adorable.
    It contains so many of the things that I love.

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  5. It looks fabulous... can I come and stay?! LOL!

    Victoria x

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  6. That bed is breathtaking and so is the room you've designed around it. Can't wait to see the chandalier up-it's beautiful and so different. Just lovely. Debbie

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  7. Oh, yes! It's just beautiful...who knew storage could be so gorgeous???? I'd love to go through all those fantastic boxes! Good job!
    Sandra B
    skblanks@yahoo.com

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  8. Joy@The Vintage RabbitNovember 20, 2008 at 6:44 AM

    Love it!!! You should submit these to be in Where women Create" Magazine!!


    I am coming for a visit!!

    smiles, Joy

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  9. Wow! Wow! Wow! You have an amazing collection of fabrics and everything roses. It's just beautiful. I'm going to have to show my #1, then my collection won't look so big to him! LOL!
    It is beautiful!

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  10. Girrrl you just tell me what day and time and I'll be there with bells on!

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  11. Fab! The room is a treat for the eyes and soul. I love romantic feel and the colors. I think you will have a lot of folks lining up to be your guest. Beautiful job Isabel. Happy Junken Trails

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  12. Yes I want to come for a visit!! In fact, is there a way to just transport this gorgeous room to my own home?!!!!
    I have been working on my studio for a few months, and it's not even close.....
    Thanks for sharing the lovely inspiration!!
    :)
    ~Becca~

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  13. Oh, my. I would LOVE to come and visit!! Your guests are very lucky, indeed to be able to stay in such a beautiful room full of loveliness everywhere you look!

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  14. I'm on my way. I'll bring some tea, scones and good conversation. What time you want me there?
    The room is gorgeous and full of life and color. It seems like a great big hug. ;D
    Tammy

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  15. Isabel that is soooooooooooooooo LOVELY! I was just drooling. You did a wonderful job. I need you to come redecorate my guest room.
    Timi

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  16. Very Pretty!!! You really did a fantastic job! Thanks for the kind words about Nettie. Oh, and we are trying working The Desparate Housewives Retreats into our 2009 calendar. :o)

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  17. Oh, how I wish I could! Excellent job of organizing all of that *gorgeous* stuff! Mine is just in *piles* everywhere!
    Rene'

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  18. January? Is it free for you? Anytime in January? That is so beautiful. I just love it. Kudos for getting all your pretties out and displaying them to such perfection!

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  19. Oh My!!! How do you not sleep in there yourself? I would at least retreat there for my coffee! Look forward to more of your posts.

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  20. That room would be a dream come true! I just love every bit of it!

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  21. Just love your guest room! I remember so much of it as a child growing up. The flowered chest sitting on the pink chest, it it made of cardboard as they were years ago? If so it is in wonderful condition. Love the line up of tote bags. How cute. You have an amazing collection of bark cloth which I also love. I pick up pieces here and there but am finding it hard to locate.

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  22. I would love to be your guest just to have a bedroom as dreamy as this! I love every single thing you have in this bedroom.. sooooo beautiful.. I can't seem to stop myself from looking at it again & again..

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  23. I LOVE THOSE HANDBAGS, MY KINDA STYLE. ONE THING STAYING IN THAT ROOM, I WOULDN'T WANT TO COME OUT-OR STAYING UP REAL LATE LOOKING AT ALL YOUR GORGEOUS THINGS. SO COZY AND INVITING THATS FOR SURE...

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  24. Who wouldn't love to be a guest here? What a charming, romantic and cozy room.

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  25. You neeeeeeeed to add a Pinterest button! This is so pretty. I think I found my inspiration for the baby's/sewing/guest room :)

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