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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Perfect Country Cottage Guestroom... Inspired by Cottage White...

I love color. When I was a teenager, I painted my bedroom apple green... with white trim... I thought it was beautiful... But as my tastes have developed over the past 40-some odd years... I've realized that I LOVE the color of .... White...
and with that in mind... I set out to create a beautiful Country Cottage White Guestroom...
I collected lots of old frames and turned them into wall art.  I found this wonderful white cottage headboard online... it was perfect... and a cozy white matelasse spread... Then moved my dressing table from the Master to the Guest... not quite finished... I'm making a girlie white skirt to dress it up...
Added just a few table top accessories... some vintage... some not... an antique tri-fold mirror, a vintage crystal lamp... and a pretty-trendy perfume bottle... purchased empty for $3... I just wanted the look!
The walls are painted a creamy cottage white... the frames various shades of white, cream and gold... some their original patina... some not...
My grandmothers bone white heels that she wore to church... I like to tuck them under the chair... just as though she'd just slipped them off before putting on her little pink house shoes... and a luscious Flokati rug...
This night stand... originally french white with gold trim... I painted it purest white and added glass handles and a glass top... another garage sale lamp with a new crisp white shade... and that photo... my grandmother holding me on the day of my Baptism...
and my vintage crystal chandelier... inspired by Cindy's Romantic Home...

The perfect little Cottage White Guestroom... down here in French Lique...
I joining in White Wednesday today... just for fun!  Drop by and see who else is playing!

10 comments:

donna baker said...

Love to stay in your guest room. I love whites and creams. Never get tired of it.

My Shabby Roses said...

Love the whites and creams! I can see you enjoy decorating. Your peonies are wonderful in your header!
Debbie

trash talk said...

Dixie,
First...where the heck did you find peonies in Texas? Don't tell me you grew them!
Second...Grandmother had style! Those pumps are killer.
Last, but not least...when do I get an invite to sleep in that beautiful, oh-so-well-thought-out, bedroom?
Deb

sissie said...

Hi Dixie,
I'm loving your white bedroom. The wall of frames looks perfect.

That's so sweet how you have your Grandmother's heels slipped under the chair....I love that.

Glad to see that you are back and blogging again. I'm going to have to catch up on all the posts I've missed.

hugs
Sissie

Leah H. said...

Love the pictures and colors. Glad to see you are back in the blogging world!

Do you know if anyone does Wordless Wednesday at all? I'd join White Wednesday, but I can't think of anything white I own that's interesting! :)

Good to "see" you back. :)

victoriantailor said...

So pretty, wish I could crawl through the computer and sit in the chair, I have come to love white also, in the process of redoing to white, Celeste,victoriantailor.com

bj said...

It's a beautiful room..When I come to French Lique, Texas, may I stay in that pretty room and will you fix a big pitcher of ice cold lemonade with lemon ROUNDS floating in it?
Oh, and take me on some of your great treasure hunts???

Candy said...

Can I make a reservation? You've done a wonderful job, love the collection of frames and Granny's shoes...the perfect finishing touch.
Blessings to your company ;-)

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Love your pretty bedroom redo. I would love for you and Candy to come to the blog party. Looking forward to meeting you both!

A Cottage Muse said...

It's beautiful...lucky guests!