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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Christmas Came Early to Our House

For Christmas this year,    H and I decided to give each other a new look for our master bedroom.    We will exchange a special  surprise gift at Christmas,  but our new look in the master bedroom will be our main gift to each other.
  We wanted to wake up Christmas morning in our "new" bedroom,  so  we started last week by getting new bedding.   This week are working on a new look for the fireplace and the rest of the room.

I shopped the house and found two extra chairs in the family dining room that worked perfect on each side of the fireplace.   The sconces that were on each side of the fireplace  came down and I replaced them with two mirrors..    


I ordered new ruffled curtains ,,,,,,,,
The Battenburg curtains in photo 1 went to the guest bedroom along  with  the old comforter from our bed.

  The new ruffled curtains are open in photo 2 and closed in photo 3.

We moved the black trunk that was at the foot of the bed to the right side of the bed to be used as a lamp table.   H made me a bench to put at the end of the bed.     

Before with trunk........................................................After with bench  

The bench has extra blankets on it  to grab during the night if we get cold,    it makes a great place to sit down and put on my shoes and we pile the pillows on it at bedtime.

I wasn't pleased with the pillows arrangement that I had on the bed before,   so I found some pillows that I thought worked better.

Don't you love the splash of glam on the new pillows?    I already had the round 50's pillow in the center  and I found the square glam ones to each side of it at Ross.    They were tied together with satin ribbon......2 for $17.95.   I cut the ribbon in half,  tied a piece on each pillow,  ans added a pin from HL to glam them up a little more.    The furry sequined throw also came from Ross.....$16.
After additional pillows................................,,,,,,,,,,,,........Before additional pillows.

I am excited about the new neutral colors in the bedroom....
To change the look later,     I can add accessories in pink,  aqua,  just about any color I want.

I also tweeked the side table decor since you last saw it.....


I cleaned all the decor off the chesser and started fresh......

Merry Christmas!


  1. Bonjour chère amie,

    La féerie de Noël est fulminant !! Bravo pour toutes ces merveilleuses photos.

    Je vous souhaite de très joyeuses fêtes.

    Gros bisous ♡

  2. Penny - Your master bedroom turned out so pretty. I think it is great to do something like that as a gift to each other. Makes it very special.


  3. I love it! Its amazing what a refresh will do for the soul. I am loving that tiny bit of checked ribbon above the mantle. My bedroom is antique white, my bedding is back and natural linen toile with black velvet mixed into my pillows. I have coordinating check empire valances and draperies and a striped bed skirt. I use ivory comforters and sheets. That ribbon would look lovely in my bedroom.
    I love how your room is complete and lovely and romantic. **sigh**
    Beautiful job.
    Merry Christmas to you and H.

  4. It is good to change it up once in a while! Looks very nice!

  5. Hello from Spain: I love the new bedroom. I love décor. Great job. I just discovered your blog and I like very much. Right now I have a blog dedicated to Barbie dolls that I invite you to visit: If you want we keep in touch. I already made me a follower of your blog.

  6. I love to see your after and before!Your bedroom looks fabulous

  7. what a lovely idea to gift to each other, and that bedroom is to swoon for, magical changes that add and enhance even better, you clever girl... Hope your Christmas is happy and bright and that 2016 is a better than ever, year**

  8. Beautiful and romantic! Great job !

  9. Te ha quedado muy bonito el dormitorio, y esa cruz floral me encanta al igual que las cortinas con volantes, los cojines.... todo todo me encanta. Precioso amiga.
    Un besito muy grande.

  10. Penny,
    Can you tell I am playing catch up?? I am actually at work and have time to do some Blog visiting as our census is down.
    Everything looks so pretty!! I am going to be painting my bedroom furniture come the Spring. Just one of a few projects that I have planned for the New Year....


  11. Penny, your bedroom is so pretty and I love the neutral look you put together. I like the way you can add additional colors to do mini changes as time goes on. You have inspired me to get busy on my own bedroom. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. Pinning to the Vintage Charm Features and Favorites board. sb

  12. Love the new bedding and pillows Penny! You've been a very busy gal! Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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