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A Restful Place and a Lovely Surprise...

This week we started re-doing one of the bedrooms in our house!  This room has had many uses over the last couple of years, but now it will be a guestroom/office.  I finally was able to use some of the linens I found last summer ~ one of the embroidered cotton throws, and three matelasse shams...

The pretty Paris pillow was made by sweet Deb of Loyalist Cottage   I won it in her giveaway a while back!
She has other styles in her etsy shop ...

I love the designs on the throw...

The daybed has French styling and lovely wicker inserts, and features a pull-out trundle bed...

Above the bed, we used this charming vintage cottage print...

An antique Victorian dresser scarf is draped over the end of the bed...don't you love the crocheted trim?

My husband and I made this tall cabinet many years ago for an antique store display, and  it works perfectly across one corner of the room.  The back is slat beadboard, painted gray...

I have begun filling it with vintage goodies...antique books, an old bingo cage with cork balls, and natural elements...still a few shelves left to fill...

Remeber the vintage suitcase I found thrifting not long ago?

There's still more to do in this room, and I'll share it with you soon!  We are loving the restful feeling in this room!

Also, yesterday, I received the most wonderful surprise in the mail!  My sweet friend Kat of Low Tide, High Style sent me a set of her wonderful new photo notecards!  Kat is a wonderfully talented writer and photographer and I am always inspired by her beautiful blog as well as her willingness to take risks and to go for it!  She is being published in national magazines and is now producing gallery quality fine art prints, as well!

Her beautiful notecards are featured in her new etsy shop where she has four different styles and mixed sets...

You probably are already following her wonderful blog , but if you haven't discovered her yet, please stop by for a visit!  Thank you so much, Kat!  You have been a wonderful, supportive friend, and I so enjoy our talks!

I am joining Savvy Southern Style's Wow Us Wednesdays Party
My Cottage Charm's Treasures and Trinkets Thursdays and
Common Ground's Vintage Inspiration Friday

Until next time...


  1. Wow Linday! Gorgeous guest/office room!
    I love the linens and that daybed is something!! The bookcase is put together so well!!
    I'm sure you'll have lots of happy guests in this room!!

  2. I would love to be a guest in your lovely retreat. Great pillow you won Linda...perfect touch! Pretty linens too.

  3. The guest room looks fabulous! Very inviting, great job decorating.

  4. Linda, this room is so cozy. I love that bed and your bedding. Kat is the sweetest. She sent me some, too. Thanks for joining the party.

  5. Hi Linda!

    That daybed and the mix of linens you used is gorgeous! I could see curling up with a good book and taking a long nap there.

    Kat's cards are stunning! She has a real talent! What a sweet gift!


  6. Aww, Linda...I love that room the little pillow and the antique linens, everything. What a great daybed, too. Lezlee

  7. Packing my suitcase as we blog! Beautiful room. Love the old books! Just liked you of FB! Have a restuful evening!

  8. I love this room! It looks very cozy! And the cabinet is awesome! You guys did a great job and the accessories just top it off!


  9. Looks like a very welcoming guest room; love the black and yellow and whites...and I always love how old books and suitcases look!

  10. It does look restful! Love the coverlet. We have something similar on our bed. Those notecards are adorable. Lucky you. Mimi

  11. This looks great. I love all the different linens being used and the bookcase is beautiful. Good job!

  12. I love your daybed! It looks so comfy and cozy. I've been on the look out for a nice one for my guestroom so I can have room for my sewing stuff.

    The cards from Kat are so pretty! What a nice gesture.

  13. Oh Linda, you are a girl after my own heart! Love all of your thrifted finds for this room. The bed looks lovely dressed with those lovely white linens. The addition of the picture above, with those muted colors, it is so pretty. Thank you so much for coming by for a visit- it led me to your great site!
    ~ Sue

  14. Linda,
    how wonderfull a guest room- the bed is fantastic, and the throw,s and pillows ever so beautifull-
    I would love to rest my eyes on the bookcase, with all the beauty inside.

  15. What a lovely room - the books look interesting!

  16. Oh Linda, your guest room is beautiful! I love that daybed and the bedding. Great job.

    Enjoy your day,

  17. Oh it looks like the perfect place to get lost in a daydream on a lazy afternoon.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  18. oh linda. what a gorgeous space. love the bed and the linens and all the old books. your guests will never want to leave.

  19. Such a lovely space, Linda. The daybed is beautiful with all the vintagie linens. :)

  20. What a lovely room! I could stay there forever!

  21. Linda,
    Love your room! The linens are beautiful...especially love linens with words and numbers on them...the Paris pillow is great. Hope my guest room comes out half as nice...once it's painted that is!

  22. What a welcoming may find yourself having to boot your guests out once they settle in there!


  23. Linda,
    Oh, the room is DIVINE! Old linens just make any place a home! Each piece is so pretty and the bed is georgeous.
    Lovely photos of a lovely place to relax and have sweet dreams.
    Oh, the cards by Kat....beautiful!

  24. Although you say your room isn't done yet, it still looks very comforatble and quite inviting.
    'hugs from afar'

  25. Linda,

    That bed, your linens,...gorgeous! Bet you'll have people staying all the time!

  26. Hi Linda

    What a wonderfully inviting room, you must have a waiting list of people to come and stay!

    Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that you won my door prize!

    So come visit my post about you winning to let me know you know... and I will let you have my email address - so you can let me have your address for posting.

    I am sure I have made that more complicated that it needs to be.... but its late!


    Karen #630 !

  27. Linda, this is such a warm and comfortable room. Your beautiful treasures are displayed to perfection. You just might have a hard time getting your guests to leave;-) Thanks for the inspiration.

  28. Girl, I LOVE your daybed!!! I'm a sucker for a trundle bed anyway, but that one is just gorgeous! Thanks so much for linking it up!
    (oh and I LOVE my rolling pin too!)
    Love ya girl!!

  29. Linda, when does the snow melt? Please reserve that beautiful room for me then! That daybed is beautiful and provides a lovely frame to the linens you have collected. Ann

  30. Hi Linda,
    Your little guest room is look so beautiful! I adore every detail. The throw coverlet is lovely, as well as the pillow cases and the little scarf at the bottom. The book case is perfect. Your guests should be comfy and rested after spending a night in that room.
    Hugs, Cindy

  31. Hi Linda,

    This room just beckons you to curl up with a good book. I love it!


  32. Are you taking reservations for this summer? Your guest room bed looks so comfy and pretty. You've done a wonderful job.

  33. Linda can I please come stay in your gorgeous guest room?! The vintage linens and your beautiful pillows are all beautiful! And thank you so much for the shout out about my cards. You have been a true blog friend to me, and it was just my way of saying thank you for everything you do!

    xo Kat

  34. oh, Linda! How lovely!!! Especially the coral on the old books...I'll have to post some pictures of what I did with my coral!!!
    I'll go back and look at your friend's blog and look at all the fun link parties you are doing!

  35. I'm in love with that gorgeous black day bed! The pillows and coverlet are sooo pretty. A perfect spot!
    Thanks for linking up with VIF!!
    big hugs,

  36. WoW, I love your charming bits and pieces!, and lovely that it is a Mother/Daughter project. The crocheted and hand embroidered finds are so gorgeous and are perfectly placed on your vintage trundle. And, wow, again at the cabinet you and hubster created. I will return, thanks to my sis Cher, at CherShots.

  37. Hi Linda,
    Love the room! I just love the daybed and the linens you used on it are beautiful. The embroidery on the dresser scarf is amazing. Just think of all the time someone sat and lovingly stitched that piece.
    You create wonderful vignettes with all your vintage pieces. Your guests will be very lucky to stay in that room.
    Have a great weekend.

  38. Hi Linda, your guest bedroom is lovely. Love all the vintage linens, old books and suitcase! Doesn't it feel great when you get a room redone?
    And what a beautiful cabinet/shelf you and your husband built. That is a great skill to have.
    Have a great weekend!
    ~ Julie

  39. Linda! I love your guest room. The bed is dreamy with all those vintage linens. And the shelf your husband built, did you say? love it! and the books and little suitcase inside. I am a sucker for suitcases!

  40. Linda I love that throw, I can't believe that bed that looks so old is a trundle bed, perfect for a guest room! You did a great job!


  41. Oh my gosh--this is gorgeous--that bed is soooo beautiful and those pillows--wow!!! This room is fabulous and your taste is "oooh-la-la!"

  42. The room is so you! Isn't it fun when we have a set of shelves/bookcases empty, just waiting for us to start decorating. The "ah-ha" moment. Kat is wonderful!

  43. Your room looks wonderful Linda...a great spot to cozy up with a good book :) Laurel

  44. Sorry I'm so late in getting around to commenting, but I am very behind in my blog visiting! I love your daybed! Looks like a perfect place to curl up for a nap or with a good book! Can't wait to see the rest! Hugs, Julie

  45. I love how the bedroom is coming the french-looking daybed and YES I love lace trim!

  46. Linda this is a BEAUTIFUL room....I know I'd feel VERY rested if I spent time there.... :o) !!

    Isn't Kat the best....Her pics are DIVINE....!!

    Tamarah :o)


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