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Monday, December 15, 2014

Our Christmas Guest Room!


I don’t normally decorate our bedrooms for Christmas, but I have one room that I might add just a little something too and that is our guest room.

Our guest room is in the process of being re-done. You all might remember how it use to look……

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The little sofa made out into a bed.

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The reading nook was also large enough for our Grandchildren to use as a reading and sleeping nook.


As children do, they grew and grew, so the reading nook is just a nook and now we need more beds.

After deliberating, and thinking of all possible guest that might be staying here from time to time we realized that twin beds would be the most suitable for our needs at this time.

I have to admit I am going to miss this darling little guest room, but I think we can make the next one just as nice, or at least I hope we can.

We ordered two twin beds, and got them on a great price over 6 months ago.

It is the Thomas bed from Pottery Barn.

I made design boards to see what would look best together…..

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We were on a roll and as in life sometimes we have things that take us down a different path for awhile.

5 months ago my husband had open heart surgery so when the beds were delivered, we had them placed in my living room leaning against the wall covered in blankets. 

There they sat for the last five months, but to be honest that did not bother me one bit. All I wanted was to get my hubby back to good health. I am happy to say he is in good health and doing wonderfully.

In fact he is doing well enough that he was ready to set up the beds in the guest room so that our overnight Christmas guest would have a place to sleep.

We have the beds set up, and ready for sleeping, but the painting, night stand, and hanging of art will be waiting for us after the Holidays.

Here is what the guest room looks like now all ready for Christmas guest…..

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You will notice that the pillow sham says DREAMS on this bed!!

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On the other bed it says SWEET!!

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We also added a soft ambient light glowing behind the headboards. This is the same bar lighting we had on top of the bookshelves in the room  before.

It was my husbands idea to attach it to the bed, but I said, No to the bed, but how about just putting it on the wall? So that is where it is, on the wall, and it gives off the perfect amount of light in a dark room.

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We also placed a Christmas pillow made by Craftberry Bush for Society 6, click HERE to go to website.

There is a significance to this pillow for my husband and me.

His very first car was a RED 1964 V W Beetle, and that is the car he drove when we were dating, and also when we were first married. 

So this sweet pillow not only is a touch of Christmas for our guest room, but a sweet memory for us.

After all isn’t that what Christmas is all about? Making sweet memories with the people that you love!!

This weekend we had our first guest in our new guest room. We had our two Grandsons here for our annual Grammy's Christmas children. 

 Here is my youngest looking for his own Christmas memory. He is trying to find his favorite ornament. (Thomas The Train)

A nicely made bed is pretty, but there is nothing better than a bed that a child has snuggled in.....


I hope you are all enjoying making memories for yourself and your family and friends during this Holiday Season.

Now go out there, and Falalala, and deck those halls!!

Merry Christmas and SWEET DREAMS!!