Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Welcome Guests!

It's that time of year when many of us
look forward to traveling and 
visiting friends and

we look 
forward to receiving 
friends and relatives that we
haven't seen for a while.

Our guest room is ready :)

It's a cute room with lots of light
on the south west corner of the cottage.

The lamp on the left was my gr-grandmothers

This room is right off the living room
and right next to ours through 
that door on the left.

I know...but it locks!

What's neat about our little
cottage is that every 
bedroom (3) has two doors.
This is wonderful for air circulation 
both in the summer and winter
and every room except the
laundry room/back porch 
has a ceiling fan.

You need that here in Kansas
as it gets VERY hot.

When triple digit temperatures
are here...like now...
you really appreciate that air movement.

Yes we do have central air conditioning :) 

This pretty rose sign
hung above our
front porch
in the city. 

Never thought I'd see the 
day that sign would come down
 and end up in a farm cottage in the

So glad it did!

Love the details on this 
vintage lamp
I bought in the small town 
near us.

This room looks out to the lilac 
grove that runs along 
the lane
to the cottage.

It also looks out onto the
Annabelle Hydrangea's
that grow along the front of the cottage.

I found this chair years ago at a garage sale
in the city. I meant to re-paint it
but I just can't bring myself to do it.
Maybe one day.

Above is a little hand made
Amish girls dress pinafore apron and cap
that I bought near the
Amish community not
far from us.

Even the hanger is hand made.

This is the Edwardian wedding sheet
I bought at the big 
Flea Market
not far from us this spring.

If we have company I will remove
this sheet which I just put
on top of a regular ruffled

The pillow is a garage sale find.

Have you got your guest room ready?

I'm linking this week with Cielo

I hope you have a WONDERFUL week!

Maura :)


Rosetta said...

La tua camera per gli ospiti è molto bella ed accogliente.Purtroppo la mia casa è piccola e non ho una camera per gli ospiti.Buona giornata,Rosetta

Willow said...

Your guest room is sooo lovely. Anyone would fell like a queen to be staying in that room.

The Bear's Blog said...

Hi Maura,

So beautiful, warm & inviting. And of course I did see those three teddy bears. (o:


Our guests have been and it was so much fun preparing for them. I tend to "spoil" them.

Happy@Home said...

Your guest room is just beautiful. I love how the bed is nestled in the corner between the lace covered windows. Your guests will feel most welcome in that room. The wedding sheet is gorgeous.

Sunray Gardening said...

That is a lovely room. I like your decorating style, it's similar to mine. :)
Cher Sunray Gardens

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

You have such a pretty guest room. It looks so inviting and comfy. I'll have to say that my guest room isn't ready and this is one summer that I really don't want much company because of all the unfinished projects going on! Next year!

Jeanette said...

Very lovely and welcoming guest room!

quiltzyx said...

What a beautiful guest room! Every detail is just perfect.

The rattan chair brings back memories - my grandfather made rattan furniture & I remember all the holidays at Grandma Dickie's house, sitting at the rattan dining room table, on the matching chairs. Or looking at the Christmas scene she set up on the also matching side board every year. (I will say that most of my female relatives did NOT like those chairs - they put holes in their stockings! LOL)

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

Did my comment come through?

Janet said...

Your guest room is lovely-glad you didn`t paint the chair,it looks gorgeous the way it is !you have a good eye for detail -its often the little touches that makes a room not only comfy and inviting but interesting too ! can I come and stay please ? xxx

Kath said...

Just perfect! You are a natural home-maker Maura.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Maura
Your guest room is very welcoming. I just love the lace wedding sheet you found, it looks nice with the rest of the decor.
Unfortunately, what would have been our guest room is my office.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Oh it looks so pretty and inviting!! Yes, my guest room is ready..but..no planned guests. It is there are ready when and if!

Toni aka irishlas said...

What a lovely room! So relaxing and inviting.

We always have a room ready in case we have company.

Have a wonderful week...

Pondside said...

I have mine ready - new drapes, fresh new bedspreads and shams on the twin beds. You room looks bright and cool. Lucky guests!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That is really a great room Maura and you have done a beautiful job decorating it and making it so welcoming and cottagey!
My guest room is kind of ready but needs a little bit of fluffing!
Hugs to you,

Donna Heber said...

Hi Maura,

You have a beautiful guest room with wonderful decorations. Very inviting and thanks for sharing it with us.

Windy Meadows Farm said...

Your room looks so welcoming...and the chair, I love the color! I wouldn't change a thing...I can imagine sinking in that cozy bed for a great night's sleep! Lucky guests!

My Little Home and Garden said...

Your guest room is so pretty. I know I would enjoy staying in such a cozy room with a view of the lilacs!

Mecky said...

The room looks beautiful. You have done a wonderful job!

hilary @ the upcycle furniture co. said...

i would love to come stay! : ) and don't paint that chair it is perfect the way it is!!

Catherine said...

The room is very pretty and romantic!Your guests i am sure are going to stay for long!!!


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