Friday, May 16, 2008

The Guest Room Part 1

Well, I've got the guest room all ready for my dear friend Toni's arrival tomorrow. She's coming up from San Diego and stopping here for a couple of days before driving up to Oregon to visit friends and family.

I've named this room "The Wedding Room" because it's taken on all my wedding collections....

Counting Your Blessings offers free blog banners that are just beautiful....I printed a few out and attached them to the water bottles to add a little fun and whimsy to plain water bottles.

This is a collection of vintage christening gowns. (Mine is second one in from the right.) Also, from left to right, are baby pictures of my dad, mom and on the far right, my mom-in-law. The collection of small bottles belonged to Steve's grandmother...I received them about 15 years ago after she died, and I embellished them with her earrings and few bits and bobs that she had in her sewing box.

Steve's parents wedding picture as well as their cake topper live in this old terrarium. I added the sheet music and my mom' s beaded clutch to give it more of a "story"...

This is my favorite vignette in the room, because this is Steve's grandmother's wedding dress

I was so honored and pleased that my mother-in-law gave it to me!! The wedding veil is my own that I wore 30 years ago. The shoes I picked up at the thrift store because I thought it went so well...

Here is a close up of Steve's grandparent's wedding picture--that's the same dress!

On this wall are pictures of wedding pictures of our two sons...along with vintage wedding pictures I collect from estate sales....

I've been having troubles getting the post 'organized', so I thought I'll send in this in first....and work on the second. (Part 2) Stay tuned! Enjoy!


  1. OMGoodness Myrna!!!! This room is so beautiful! Anyone would absolutely love to visit and stay in your Wedding Room ~ I love your taste girl!! xxoo, Dawn

  2. What a Beautiful Guest Room, I Love the Theme & Name, bet your Guest never want to Leave.....
    Your Style & Creativity certainly Shines~

  3. I just found your blog! I love decorate so great. I lean towards this way of decorating too but truth be never flows right! I love the wedding lovely and I like that it tells a story.
    I just had a girls weekend with my best friend from Elk Grove.

  4. What an inviting room! Looking absolutely lovely!
    I was wondering if you are related to Max Ernst, the famous artist??