Monday, June 6, 2016


After looking around for something different to go over the bed in the master bedroom, I recently found a shutter decoration for the wall and added some more shabby chic
 chalk paint to it
for a more rustic look:

As you can see - it was nighttime out when I took these pictures last night.  We got home late from dinner with our son and suddenly I remembered this party.  Our master bedroom is a modest size. I do wish you could see it in the daytime - there is a peach tree outside the window with peaches overlooking the Koi pond.  

An antique dresser:

A family picture from many years ago:

 There was teal in the bedspread so I have 
put some of that color in the room too.

My husband's Mother gave us this little table by the window:

The hand crochet coverlet was my $4.00 bargain at an Estate Sale:

I know you recognize the pillows I made
 from old linens and burlap:

I have had the teal matted Godey print for years
 but recently got the oval one below from 
Gina's (Victorian Wanna Be) booth at Midway and the
 other small square one at an Estate Sale here in Columbia:

Vintage items:

Here in Missouri there are ceiling fans
 in almost every room because it gets hot!

I was able to catch a quick view out the
 window early this morning too:

And how it looks outside - the top
 right windows 
are the bedroom looking out:

Photo taken from the deck looking down:

And out front after the Pussy Willow was pruned:

I will be sharing this post at:
The Art of Homemaking
No Place Like Home
Let's Talk Vintage
Share Your Cup Thursday
Vintage Charm

I hope you can join this blog party today.  I think you all know how it works below:


Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Love the shutters! But what really caught my eye was the seating area near the window!! Beautiful!!
Thanks for hosting each week and thanks for your visits!!


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, I love the shutters and your coverlet, Bernideen! You have some really wonderful pieces in the room. I like the white trunk at the foot of the bed too. Lovely! Thanks for sharing and hosting.


Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

Your bedroom is beautiful! Lovely antiques!

I think your whole home is just beautiful!

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Your bedroom is lovely and thanks for the party!

nancy n. said...

Your bedroom is gorgeous !!!!!!!

racheld said...

What a restful, beautifully-appointed, welcoming retreat!

My special favorites are the charming escritoire in the corner, just awaiting the "morning post," and that small fragile etagere filled with special treasures---what I think of as "Property of a Lady," with all the lovely items to hand. Of course, the plume-stoppered perfume bottles have been one of my lifelong covets, as well, for I was struck by the elegant application of perfume to earlobes and wrists in movie scenes of ladies dressing in their boudoirs.

What a lovely room.


Sandi Magle said...

I so cracked up with the "SHUDDERS" title...

I still haven't finished our bedroom. And the light of evening is how we see our bedrooms anyway. Warm and a bit romantic...daylight and bedrooms seldom go together. Though, I often spend 10-15 minutes watching the birds in early morning..while I straighten up the bedroom. Very pretty ...and I love the peachy cast of the light. Sandi

Thelma said...

You have a beautiful master bedroom. I love the shutters and the bed cover go very nice together. You have a wonderful view also. Thanks for hosting another great party.

Daniela said...

My adorable Bernideen
First of all I want you to know that your bedroom is simply amazing to me, your taste and your style won my heart, my lovely friend, and like every Monday, I'm here to thank you most sincerely for hosting this so wonderful party !

Hope your week is off to a good start I wish you most beautiful days to come
sending my dearest love to you

Xx Dany

lorraines resources and rewards said...

thanks bernideen for hosting a great party. You have such lovely taste inyour decore thanks for sharing have a great week zen hugs and frankie sends purrs

Jean | said...

Bernideen, it's a beautiful room with an equally beautiful view! Love your shutters. And I would love to take that broken-pediment-topped secretary off your hands!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Ooh I love the shutters, Bernideen! I still cannot believe what a great bargain you found in that crocheted coverlet @ $4.00!!!! Your bedroom looks so pretty and what a wonderful view you have from your windows. We have ceiling fans in every room here in Texas, too. It's a necessity! Thanks so much for hosting!

Szara Sowa said...

Beautiful bedroom, pretty and romantic.

Marilyn Miller said...

Love the table and chairs and the shutter in your bedroom. I have a similar table that wasn't in very good shape, so finally convinced my "live-in gardener" to paint it white. He likes keeping everything wood colored.

Margie said...

Very nice, Bernideen! I'm loving your secretary desk, white chest at the foot of the bed, and the pair of chairs by your window. I have a weakness for secretary or drop down desks and have three at my place (1 on each floor). Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful week!

Stacey said...

Hi Bernideen. :)

Your indoor decorating is so pretty. The crochet coverlet is amazing! $4.00? Way to go!!

I'm loving your yard and pond too. We put waterlilies in ours a couple of weeks ago and they are blooming away. Sure makes it pretty.

Unknown said...

Lovely room and I totally love the back yard! Thanks for sharing with us all :)

xinex said...

Your bedroom is beautiful, Bernideen....Christine

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: Your home is beautiful. Love the Godey prints. I collect them too. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

Nora @ Teacup Tales said...

I continue to be in awe with your decorating talents. I love how you arranged the bedroom and each piece has meaning and tells a story. It must be so wonderful to wake up in the morning and see that beautiful peach tree.

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
I am sorry I didn't link up to your Friday Tea in the Garden. I have just been so busy and finding time to go on the computer is such a challenge now. I do hope to contribute to the special Friday garden party this week. I love your bedroom decor and the table from your hubby's mother is so lovely. The oval picture from Gina's shop is beautiful. I have some Victorian pictures too - so my taste. Your new home looks complete inside and out. What will you do now? Maybe you can relax and have a cup of tea. Lol. Thank you for hosting B.T.T.C.G. See you Friday! Blessings, Karen

Kim said...

Your bedroom is beautiful, Bernideen. I love all personal touches. Those blue chairs are lovely; how wonderful to be able to sit there and look upon the garden and perhaps enjoy a cup of tea in one of your gorgeous tea cups. The cushions you stitched look perfect on the bed and the shutter looks fabulous.

Michele said...

Oh, Bernideen - I just love your home- and how you are decorating it - looks wonderful! That is a GORGEOUS view from your bedroom window- too - how serene and beautiful!

As always, thanks for hosting such a wonderful party. Enjoy your features, too. There are some truly fine bloggers out there to be sure. Hugs. ♥

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Bernideen, thank you for hosting and I am so in awe of you and the progress you have made after living such a short time in your cottage. Everything, inside and out, is just beautiful..Have a wonderful rest of the week..xo Judy

The Charm of Home said...

Your master bedroom is beautiful Bernideen! Thanks for hosting!

Sharon @ Blue Willow House said...

Thank you for hosting. Your back yard is beautiful such a lovely view from your bedroom.

Mrs.T said...

What a lovely room, Bernideen! And a lovely view also from your bedroom. Thanks for sharing!

Jean | said...

Bernideen, glad I came back -- a lot more links have been added for me to check out. Thank you for hosting.

Lady Linda said...

Oh your home is looking just so perfect! How fun to move and have everything as you wish for your retirement years. You are blessed to be able to do that. I linked up to you on my blog but was so tired, I forgot to post my picture on your blog! Gosh...too much heat and babysitting and caregiving. I am thankful for some cooler weather here in Oregon.

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Thank you for sharing at SYC! Jo

Anonymous said...

You are settling into your new home very nicely. I think the view from your bedroom window makes up for its modest size. Although, it can't be too small as there is room for a setting area. Your shutter adds dimension and interest to the room. Kindest regards, Jill

Sarah said...

Beautiful, relaxing space. The shutters look great as a focal point above your bed, and the view out the windows looking down on your garden is an added treat. Don't know when you started this party. I've obviously been out of touch. I will remember it and link next week. ;-)

Sylvia said...

Bernideen, I love the old shutter. The crochet coverlet for the small table hits just the right note to me. I really like the quilt on your bed with with matching pillows. Thanks for sharing. Sylvia D.


I'm having bedroom envy dearest friend! Your bedroom looks gorgeous and I love that romantic seating area by the window, it is just so relaxing and serene. All your bed linen is marvelous too.
Congrats, you did a great job.

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Just doing some catching up! Everything looks lovely, inside and out! So very pretty! Your Godey's Ladies looks so nice all grouped together above the Victorian dresser! :)

Unknown said...

Oh your room is gorgeous. I love the coverlet. What a bargain. Your pillows are beautiful. You've inspired me. You have a beautiful view. Thanks for sharing. I'm following you. Come over and visit me!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

oh, it's all just beautiful Bernideen! Gosh, I'm drooling over that $4 crochet coverlet!! I love the shutters and the pictures. I saw some similar in the Carolinas. Loved them, but had no where to hang them in my home. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Betsy said...

Beautiful yard with some beautiful hydrangeas.
What a find for $4.00, good thing you were quick to see that, lovely.
Gina(victorian wanna be blog) told me about your blog and so glad she did! A wonderful place I will be visiting.

Sharon @ Blue Willow House said...

In addition to my previous comment thank you for sharing at Vintage Charm.