Well, guess what I was doing all day?
I guess the Post Title kinda gave it away, huh?
I woke up this morning bound and determined to finish our bedroom.
So, before it gets the real, lived-in look it usually has,
I thought I'd take some pictures for you!
My beefcake and I took our honeymoon in Jamaica and
we wanted the room to have an island get-away feel.
Many of the things in here were anniversary presents given to us last summer--
the comforter, the candle holder on the chest at the foot of the bed,
silver picture frames, the scrolly wall sconces by the mantel.
The cedar chest at the foot of the bed belonged to my maternal grandmother.
Once I finished gathering all the rest of the decor, I was able to finish the room.
The side tables/night stands were my great paternal grandmother's,
as were the marble lamps.
I remember them in her home when I was a child.
They are beautiful reminders of love passed down from her to me.
When our oldest daughter gets a home of her own, they will go to her.
Loot from beach-combing through the years.
Mostly on Southeastern, USA beaches.
My side of the bed.
I am reading "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn".
In the basket on the floor, is my stash of most every issue of Cottage Living magazine,
which sadly, got discontinued.
The top drawer of the bachelor's chest below,
opens to reveal pigeon holes and a drawer inside.
It slides out, also, as a writing surface.
It was a gift from my mother-in-love.
We fondly remember our stay at The Half Moon Club
in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
The sitting area opposite the bed.
The chairs were a barter from a friend for slipcovers,
and the old window, a yard sale find for $5.
Lemonade made by my younger daughter.
Our bedroom is on the third floor.
Our backyard trees, right outside the window, are as tall as the house.
So, it feels as if we are sleeping in the trees.
Our reason to love.
I hope you enjoyed the tour!