Thank you for sharing Christmas with us in our home...I'm so happy that you are still here :)
Let's continue through the tour as we walk through our son's wing of the house which is now the Guest Bedroom, Guest Bath, and....MY Studio! Our son has left for college since 2007 so therefore, I am really the only one who uses this part of the house, unless we have overnight guests/family.
There aren't any signs of a teenage boy in this bedroom anymore but I did keep it a "little" masculine by placing my Dad's childhood family portrait on a chest by the nightstand.
I also added a "little" bit of fluff in the opposite corner too.
I placed some of my favorite pieces such as a beautiful vintage hat on a stand that once belonged to a dear friend of mine when she was a young lady.
Another favorite piece is this art collage that I just adore, given to me by Lisa.
We put a king size bed in there as I wanted to make it feel more like a "hotel getaway" with plenty of room for our guests to spread out when they come, yet I still wanted to make it feel like home.
In the far left corner is another art collage given to me by my sweet friend Leanne recently. I haven't had the chance to post about it but I will soon! :)
I still need to add curtains...I haven't found any that I've fell in love with yet, so for now...the blinds will have to do.
As for the headboard, those louvered doors are not really meant to be a headboard. I bought them years ago when I used to scrapbook in our master bedroom. They separated my little creative spot from our sleep area. Now that I have my own studio, I didn't want to get rid of them, so I placed them behind the bed to give it a headboard "look".
Do you see that beautiful velvet bag hanging on the louvered doors? That's another favorite piece of mine, given to me by Julia, my sweet friend from Germany. I just love it as much as I love her!!!
Since our little Miniature Pomeranian "Oreo" is getting old now, she really doesn't use her stairs to enter our bed anymore. We have to "carry" her to bed so I placed her steps in this bedroom just for show. Maybe in the back of my mind, I'm still thinking that one day she'll use them again.
Opposite the bed is a TV entertainment center. I really didn't decorate with a lot of Christmas in here but I did put a simple touch on the nightstand...
I made all of the stained glass in the home...a total of 5 pieces.
I love the old vintage transom windows of long ago and I wanted to add a touch of that throughout our new home.
Here's a view of the entrance to the guest room...
And...here is a view to the entrances of the guest bathroom (on the right) and my studio (on the left)...
For the Christmas Tour of Homes last Sunday, I didn't want anyone to enter my studio as I have SO much "crap" in there so I thought I'd leave the door open, hang a sign across the door and actually entertain the all of the visitors instead of just closing the door.
So with Sophie's help, (my dress form and studio partner in crime) I created this little scene and it was a big hit as I think everyone "got it"...
Sophie was so busy wrapping Christmas presents for me while I was entertaining! haha
Seriously...those boxes around her "feet" are all of the birthday presents still waiting for me to open!!!! :)))
As for the studio, that will be a future post at a later date. I promised to show it to you a couple of months ago and I never got around to doing so. I apologize for that, but it's slightly a mess at the moment. I hope to get to it after the holidays and take you a little more closer up into my clutter!!! ;)
Now for the guest bathroom, it's one of my favorite rooms that's SO full of Christmas...
I posted earlier with sneak peeks about what I was doing in here with the "old" new bottles...
I was making a sweet little vintage Santa vignette that included old books, a silver brush and mirror set and bottles filled with snow and pearls.
And as for the snowflakes, I hung them on the wall...
and in front of the mirror...
What started out as a little old world vignette in a round pewter platter totally inspired a room full of Santa and snowflakes!
As for the tub, I just kept it simple. A towel and a washcloth with three mercury glass ornaments placed on top.
Even though it's just a bathroom, this room was so much fun to decorate!
I think I'm ready to have Christmas guests over!!!! :)))
Do ya think the bathroom is RED enough?
Chapter Three is coming up next. We'll give the RED a break (for a little while) and we'll bask ourselves in green, bronze and gold...
& baby Jesus too!
~ Happy Friday ~
Only 16 days until Christmas!!!!