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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Cottage Guest Room

Welcome to my Cottage Guest Room...
Last April I posted just a few photos of this room.
I have added several more.
My April 24, 2012 has been my "most viewed" post with 2385 views.
There's nothing like a good nights sleep.
My desire is for my guests to sleep well and wake up refreshed.
I love all things vintage!
I found this old chair in an antique store in Lebanon, Tennessee.
It's the perfect place to squirrel away with a good book.
To protect the little woven husk stool that belonged to my husband's grandparents
 I slipcovered it in a minty green toile.
The images are from my favorite nursery rhyme...
"Hey Diddle Diddle...The Cat and the Fiddle".
"Precious Moments"
Each one has been a thoughtful gift from my family and friends.
"Star light, Star bright, First star I see tonight.
I wish I may
I wish I might
To have this wish I wish tonight."
"Sweet Dreams"
"Chloe's Quilt"
My sweet kitty, Chloe was only with me five years.
She suffered kidney failure.
I made this small quilt for her.
She loved to curl up and nap on it.
I miss her! 
Collecting and displaying vintage children's clothing is something I love to do.
"For God so loved the world
that He gave His only begotten Son,
That whosoever believeth in Him
 should not perish but have everlasting life"
John 3:16
I love soft, cuddly chenille.
That's the reason why I named my blog "Chenille Cottage".


I made this Teddy Bear
with my favorite 1930 Aunt Grace's reproduction fabrics.

Lace curtains
A Lavender and white quilt
Rose colored lighting
I found this sweet doll cradle several years ago.
It needed a little TLC.
It soon became the perfect place for a few of my favorite things.
A chenille pillow
Quilted teddy bear
Several small quilted pillows
my 1950 baby picture.
This miniature quilt is something I made several years ago.
I enjoy displaying it in the Spring.
Something soft for your toesies!
"Corner Cubby"
Each item on all the shelves was thrifted.
One of my favorite things to do is to spend time
 hunting for treasures in my local thrift shops.
The beautiful hobnail bedspreads were thrifted.
I paid $8 for each one.
I love kitties!
Sittin pretty!
My gentle little grey tabby cat, Schlomo.
"May Day Basket"
May your day be filled with joy!

Thank you for popping in and visiting,
my dear family and friends.

I sincerely hope your week
are filled with joy!

Carolynn  xoxo
This week I'm linking with my favorite blog parties. Come join me!
Just this week join us at:
      "Thistlewood Farms" for the cutest BLOG HOP

       Sunny Simple Life
       The Dedicate House
       The Little Red House
        Boogie Board Cottage
        Etsy Cottage Style
        Knick Of Time
        Rose Chintz Cottage
        Lavender Garden Cottage
        Tuesdays at Our Home
        You're Gonna Love It Tuesday
        Coastal Charm
        Budget Decorating Party
        Friends Sharing Tea
        A Stroll Thru Life
        You're Gonna Love It
        Cozy Little House
        Lavender Garden Cottage
        Rose Chintz Cottage
        Sue Loves Cherries
        Blissful Whites Wednesday
        Open House Party
         A Sheltering Tree
        Whatever You Want Wednesday
         Have A Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson
         A Delightsome Life
         The Thrift Groove
         Bernideen's Open House
         Faith Grace Crafts
         Little Homestead On The Hill
         Rooted In Thyme
         Country Whites Weekend
         Lady Bird Ln
         Find A Friend Friday 
        The Charm of Home
        My Turn For Us
        Homemaking Link Up Weekend
        Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop
        Anything Blue Friday
        I Gotta Create
        Common Ground
        Meet and Greet Blog Hop by Laurie
        Mockingbird Hill Cottage
        Show-Licious Saturday's


Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Such a lovely visit to your so very welcoming guest room. The heart pin cushion was such a wonderful detail among all of your beautiful and comforting decorations. A visual treat.

VintageBettys said...

Everything looks so cozy in your guess really know how to pull it together :) anyone would feel comfortable in that room. So many pretty things to see. I love that teddy bear that you made and the fact that in has meaning to you is wonderful! I also love cats...although I don't have one ...I designed a pattern about 20 years ago...but I never made it. She was named my pretty dress up kitty. I still have her in my dream book of designs..someday I will do a post on her :)
Have a wonderful St. Pattys Day!

Trisha said...

Your guest room is so warm, inviting and adorable...I would love to be your guest!!


Denise said...

Beautiful post and more important,what a gorgeous bedroom.I have an original bonnet girl quilt that was sewn in 1929 by My great grandmother and her three sisters.Your bedroom is for sure My style-I love it.

Shirley Hatfield said...

So much pastel prettiness packed into one room! It's so beautiful...peaceful and cozy. I would love to be a guest in that lovely room. Thank you for the tour, sweet Carolynn.

Kathleen Grace said...

It's easy to see why this post has been so popular, eveerything looks so cozy and pretty! I adore your quilts!

donna said...

Your guests are going to sleep so well in you beautiful guest room. It is gorgeous. You have done a great job with all the perfect colors.

Primitive Stars said...

Evening, love the pretty guest bedroom, so cozy, I sure would have no problem sleeping in that wonderful many sweet vintage goodies displayed in it..........Love the birdhouse quilt you made, so beautiful with all the Spring colors you used......Irish LessingscFrancine.

20 North Ora said...

Carolynn, can I come stay all nite in your beautiful guest room? Love your quilts -especially the little birdhouse one.

Pretty, cozy room!


NanaDiana said...

What a sweet, sweet room. I love everything about it including the chair you slipcovered. Nice job- xo Diana

Jann Olson said...

Oh my sweet friend sleeping in this room would be like sleeping on a cloud in heaven. I adore the thrifted spreads and both quilts are darling. I love all of your special touches like the flower chenille pillows. Everything has been chosen special by you. No wonder the kitties love it there so much.

Elena said...

Oh my goodness Carolynn I can see why you received so many views. Your guestroom in so enchanting and inviting. Everything in there is so warm and inviting. I know it reflects your heart and sweet spirit!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

What an absolutely charming guest room! There are so many things to look at in this post filled with eye candy! I can see why it's one of your most visited posts!

Naturegirl said...

Oh my word such attention to detail in all those lovely crafted treasures you have put together in this guest room. I could not sleep as there is so much to explore in this space! A job well done and I know because the kitty's are part of the space I would feel right at home! Purr-Zzzz a cat lover!

ByLightOfMoon said...

Everything about your post and your blog itself is so inviting and relaxing! I could come stay here dreaming of beautiful things forever!

I love your vintage girls dresses. I have my daughter's hung on a window curtain rod. Maybe I should change it to a wall like you have done!

Just lovely and thanks for the smiles, ! Cyndi

craftyles said...

Carolyn, I love this room so much! From the two beautiful unmatched beds, to the quilts and that comfy chair. Oh my! Any guest would love staying in that room and never want to leave. I love all the touches you added everywhere. Gotta go back and look again!

Monique Elisabeth said...

It must be such a Delight to stay in this room. Very beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing !!

Rosewalk Cottage said...

I love your birdhouse quilt and your pretty guest room. So very cozy and charming.

WendyBee said...

Oh, I love this room! Do you ever just go in there and curl up on a bed and pull a quilt over you for a little afternoon nap? I think I would, especially if I could have the company of a purring kitty. I love the quilts and the chenille and the little garments, and especially the chair. What a magicl place you have created!

Donna said...

Carolynn, what a STUNNING guest room, filled with such personal, beautiful decor! Thank you for sharing, and thank you for your kind words on my blog!... Donna

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Such a comfy and inviting room. You've done well!

Susan Clayton said...

What beautiful pictures! It's serendipity that I read your comment the same day the postman delivered my 3 lovely vintage chenille bedspreads (Ebay). Although they were NOT$8 a piece they were very reasonable.Angels to you,Susan

GardenofDaisies said...

It's so sweet and welcoming. I love the quilts on the bed, as well as the smaller quilted pieces around the room. Hand embroidery teddy bears, the old doll cradle... each little piece adds another layer of love, to touch the heart of anyone entering this room. Your guests are very lucky.

Nancy Carr said...

I want to come and sleep in this beautiful room. Love everything and the cute little pink stool. The kitties can sleep with me, too.

Denise Marie said...

Love all the deets!! We both have gray kitties!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I just adore this room! I have a new love for chenille and bought my first bedspread the other day.
you have created a cozy, pretty and whimsical it all!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Your guest would indeed have sweet dreams in that adorable room! What lucky guests!

Pamela Gordon said...

Your guest room is very sweet with all the pretty vintage things you've collected. Lovely.

lynn said...

what a charming room, carolynn! love your quilt and your adorable kitty:)

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What a sweet post! Your cottage guest room is just lovely. You have so many wonderful treasures that I'm sure your guests will truly enjoy!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh my goodness! I wouldn't get a good nights rest, I would be up all night looking at everything in the room, love the doll cradle catch all and oh, you would have to leave at least one of your precious cats in the room with me!


vintage grey said...

Hello Sweet Carolynn!! What a gorgeous guest room! I love all your sweet quilts, especially the bird house one! So sweet!! Your kitty is so precious! I would love to stay in your room as a guest! So cozy and beautiful! Thanks for sharing and wishing you a beautiful week! xo Heather

Jemma said...

Such an inviting room-your quilts! Such treasures!!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Your home is lovely and the guest bedroom looks very inviting! Our little doggie, Coco, has a quilt too! Cats are nice (sometimes) but if I can have only one pet I prefer a dog altho we have had cats in the pat and I love kitty pictures. Nancy

The Stitching Coop said...

Hello and thanks for having me. I found you by way of polka dot closet. I saw your name and curiosity had me. I LOVE your blog. Your spare room is why some over stay a welcome *wink*. Very homey and welcoming. Lovely room your have created. Hugs. Tammy

Liz Hockamier said...

What a darling guest room. You have really pulled out all the stops for your company. :) Whoever stays there will feel so comfy!:)

Have a great week!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning Carolynn,
Your guest room is darling and oh, so cozy! Love the bird house quilt. I like the plates on the wall and your shelf of Precious Moments figurines too; very sweet. Thank you for sharing and Happy Spring, my friend!


Lady Linda said...

Thanks for your visits to my little blog !
Oh I love your room and want to stay there. It is lovely and so interesting. I am a quilter so noticed all the fun things you have tucked around here and there. Wishing you a Happy Spring.

Debbie Booth said...

Wow, your guest room is beautiful. Love those quilts, especially the lavender sunbonnet sue quilt. I have one from my hubby's great grandmother, it is in bright colors with yellow sashing. ONe of my favorites! Beautiful post.

kitty said...

Gosh would I ever love to stay in your guest room!! I'd be oohing and ahhing over everything.

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

I'd love to curl up in that pretty chair with a good book. And I adore chenille, too. I have it in my guest room as well, it's so soft and cool to sleep under.

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

Oh yes, and your header and background are adorable, too!

Dawn said...

What a sweet room, there are so many vintage items in that space that I am swooning over. Its just perfect. Thanks for sharing at the Cain:)

sissie said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment. I love your blog and I too love the same things that you love....chenille, pretty quilts, keepsakes and kitties. I think it's so sweet that you keep the quilt you made for your fur baby who has gone to kitty heaven.
I'll be back to see you soon.


Phyllis @Around the House said...

Your guest room looks so inviting and fresh and lovely, anyone would be proud to stay in such a beautiful well appointed room...

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

What an amazing room!! Filled with so many pretty things!! Love the lace curtains with the candles in the window!!
Thanks so much for stopping by!!


Debbie M said...

I love it! No one will even want to go home!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Wow, this is an amazing room filled with gorgeous and sentimental decor - no wonder it is one of your top viewed rooms! Love it! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursay,

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

What a nice bedroom... And your kitty is so cute... From what I can see in his eyes, the room is very comfortable!

Jann Olson said...

Hey cutie, featuring you at Share Your Cup.

Scrap for Joy said...

Oh Carolynn~ You should never invite me to be a guest in this room because I would never want to leave! I love every inch of it but the one thing that really stole my heart is the birdhouse quilt! Beautiful!
You have a great decorating touch!
(I just sent you an important email. I'll wait for your response)

Shelia said...

Oh, my! I just love your precious guest room! Love those iron beds and the quilts. You're quite the quilter too! So many little pretties to look at. I'm sure who ever stays in here will just love it.
Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Doni said...

Carolynn!!! What a lovely space! If I ever spent the night there I couldn't sleep because I'd be looking and handling each and every delightful thing you have in there! Those quilts make it sooooo comfy and homey feeling, and the beautiful colors and ligting are so sweet. I'm so glad you reposted the room so we could enjoy it!! Lovely job!!

Leisa said...

Such a welcoming, cozy room! I love the birdhouse quilt, and your kitty is just gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing this special space :-)

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

What a great guest room. I love the old beds with quilts. Homey and cozy. Great collectibles and charming decor!

Jody and Stan said...

Hi Carolynn, Congrats! I'll be featuring you this week at Simple & Sweet Fridays. Love your Cottage Guest Room!
Thanks for always stopping by with your wonderful comments! Have a great week!


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I would be so comfy in this beautiful room! It has all of my favorite things...dolls, teddys, quilts! I have a little wicker doll basket that I need to put some special things inside of to enjoy! Wish you lived close to help me decorate! Sweet hugs my friend!

Patti said...

Can I come over for a sleepover?!!! Such a pretty room. I really like Chloe's quilt. Love the colors and all the white. Everything is so pretty.

debra @ homespun said...

Sweetest room ever!! So many lovelies..all those quilts and soft touches...just beautiful! You are quite the talented lady! :)

Laurie Ritchey said...

Carolynn, No wonder a previous post about this room is one of your most viewed. This room is so charming and so inviting. You may not ever get rid of your guests. It looks like a room in a bed and breakfast cottage. So many delightful treasures to see. I love the Hey Diddle Diddle tole fabric. laurie

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Hi Carolynn!
I came over to see if you had shared your spoolie and was greeted by this charming post. You have made the most welcoming, inviting, warm spot for your guests. They must feel hugged and loved and cozy and get the best nights sleep of their lives. You are so talented and have such a wonderful eye. Always a pleasure to spend time with you.

Happy almost weekend!

SueLovesCherries said...

Eye candy! Eye candy! Eye candy! I sure love lingering over these photos! And, speaking of eyes, you sure have an eye for decorating!
Hey, my brother lives in "Leb'non", TN!

Micupoftea~ said...

Lovely details, sweet decor. Your graciousness is evident in the comfy, inviting touches you've added to the room! WHat a relaxing and welcoming place to spend the night. I enjoy your charming posts and nice photos. Have a great weekend,

Jann Olson said...

Carolynn, I'm laughing because I featured your link from this week thinking it was last weeks. lol! Senility set in for sure. Oh well, just loved it so much that I got all confused.

Mom E. said...

I am Loving your room,
It has many things in it that bring back memories of my childhood from my Grandpa's house as well as the home of my family I grew up in. The chenille bedspreads, the calico teddy bear, the quilts, the corner cabinet, and I LOVE your Bessie Pease Guttman pictures above the beds! They look like they might be cross stitched versions, Are they? I have one of those patterns that I have not yet made. too many others to finish first! Lovely comfy room, any guest would be thrilled to sleep in your room!

Claudia said...

How could your guests not have a wonderful time? That room is simply lovely - welcoming and warm. It has your touch everywhere, and that makes all the difference.

Thank you so much for joining in this week my friend.


Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

oh so much sweetness! I'd love to have a room like this for my grand girls! I especially admire your chenille pillows! ♥

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Hi Carolynn!
Oh! I read your comment on Claudia's blog - I feel so sad that you feel sad about linky parties too. Here I was feeling all alone since I only ever get a few comments and you feel sad too. :( To me you get a lot of comments but then I just noticed how many link parties you participate in and I can completely understand you feel like you do. That's a lot of energy you put out.
Please know you are so very sweet and super talented and creative and are very much appreciated.
Sending you big squishy hugs!

AshTreeCottage said...

What an adorable room! I could easily curl up there and be happy forever!!!

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

The Tablescaper said...

Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Carol Cook said...

EVERYTHING is absolutely wonderful. Thanks for showing the room off.

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Such a pretty guest room and so many beautiful treasures've created a very special place indeed!!
Thank you for sharing,
Wishing you a lovely Sunday,
Susan x

oopsiemaizie said...

hi... i found you through the favorite things link up at mockingbird hill cottage... i also love chenille... and the quilts on the ends of the beds are so pretty... there's just something about a vintage quilt that makes me happy! thanks for sharing your room with us :)

BECKY said...

Wow Carolyn! What a lovely guest room. Love all of the quilts, and your special touches! That bird house quilt is absolutely charming!!
Thank you for the sweet tour, and for just being a delightful friend!

Dewena Callis said...

Good morning, Carolynn! Thank you so much for visiting me. I have been reading through your pages and looking at all your pretty things. Your guest room is a dream of a bedroom. And when you got the chair in Lebanon, TN you were only about 45 min. from us!

When I read about your Chloe I knew how much your loss of her must have been. We lost our dachshund Penelope December 14 to the same terrible disease. But we were blessed to have had her for 14 years and 5 months. We're now getting ready for our Jack Russell to go through her second surgery for bladder stones and will put her on homemade meals after that, hoping we can avoid further surgeries.

I went to "follow" you and found that I already had at some time in the past. I don't know how I lost you, except for the fact that I've only been blogging since November and it was overwhelming at first.

You have a delightful inspirational blog!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

Your sweet guestroom is beautiful. I like all the vintage items and that chair is fantastic!

Sherry said...

Cozy space. Very cute.

Lori Lehman said...

This is guest room is just lovely!!!So very charming!! Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment! I am a new GFC follower for your very pretty blog!
Happy Easter, Lori