Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A Post from the Past~Balcony Bedroom

I am having computer issues again. :-/  Can't upload pics, it seems. Sigh. So I decided to steal borrow Joy's idea at Savvy City Farmer and give you A Post From The Past. Hope you don't mind. If I can't figure this out, you may be getting summer repeats. Do ya mind?

Friday, August 21, 2009

Our Balcony Bedroom

This is the balcony off the master bedroom upstairs...

and this is what it usually looks like. But the heat of summer has gotten to me and I was longing for cool, fresh air. I decided to surprise Steve for his Furlough Friday weekend and turn our balcony into a romantic bedroom!

I wanted a light,romantic cottage look~different from our dark Victorian bedroom. First I looked thru my vintage pillow cases and ironed these darling embroidered ones..spritzing it with sweet smelling linen spray...

a close up of the beautiful embroidered work...I love the sweet birds!!

Then blew up our queen size air mattress that we normally use for camping...put the umbrella behind it, threw mosquito netting over it, pulled out a cute comforter I had packed away~haven't had a place to use it since we've moved here, but haven't wanted to get rid of it either. Then grabbed some pillows to match and ta-da!

Roses from our garden~I could even have a lamp outside because there's and electrical plug to use (which made it easy to inflate the mattress!!)

Not knowing what I had "cooked up" (pardon the pun) Steve called offering to pick up Greek Salad to bring home. I casually said "Great! We'll eat on the balcony!" :-)

So Steve came home and I pulled back the curtain of our sliding door for effect and Steve said "Wow! Neat! This looks really romantic! Now, where do you want me to put the food?" :-D

You know...a way to a man's heart is thru his stomach!! ;-)

Here are some pics after dark. I gotta get the hang of my camera and learn more about taking better pictures. Anyway ..yellow roses from our garden in a vintage Ball Canning jar...

And how our 'room' looks at night. It was lovely, sleeping out under the stars, fresh, cool breezes wafting about. Dreamy!

I have so much fun creating a romantic life. And I am so grateful Steve appreciates stuff like this!

Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.  ~Rose Franken


  1. Hi Myrna, what a sweet and romantic post.... you did an amazing job, your balcony is so beautiful! Sorry your having computer problems, I've had my share too and it's so frustrating! Hope you can get it fixed soon! Have a wonderful week!!!
    hugs~~~ Daphne

  2. Myrna I have to take some tips from you on the romance part- not very good at it at all and DH is not any better so pretty boring around here- though good comfortable boring!

    Love your pretty space!

    bee blessed

  3. Love love loved this! We can't do this in Fla. We'd die with the heat and humidity in the summer months! Great idea for winter!


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  5. Wow, Your porch bedroom is beautiful and romantic! Such a great and creative idea! :) Marilou