LIFE IS NOT MEASURED BY THE NUMBER OF BREATHS WE TAKE, BUT BY THE MOMENTS THAT TAKE OUR BREATH AWAY.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

One half of the Pink Palace

This is actually a two part post . This is our Sweet n Shabby Bedroom. I Cleaned in here, ( Yippeee !! ) and decided to show you Our Pink Palace . I will post the other half of the room on Saturday for Pink Saturday's. I took SO many pictures I had to split this up some. So Here goes !!!!

The room is painted a very soft sagey green. Yum, I LOVE this color. It is so cool and refreshing to come in here. It gets SO hot living in the desert and this is our mini oasis. Plus they say green is a restful color , and I can attest to that !!!
The wreath on the wall is just filling the spot for now, till I can paint something for there. ( I actually bought that to use the roses on some art pieces. ) I am thinking an old chippy window with some of my hand painted roses on there. The drapes I bought for $6 at the thrift store. They are too dark for my taste, but they are lined with black out fabric to block the awful desert sun. This room has a western exposure, so in the summer months I have to keep the drapes pulled to block that out.



I bought these plaster lamps about seven years ago and painted them a dark walnut, added a heavy layer of crackle and some cream paint. Then rubbed a burnt umber glaze into the cracks and added the green trim. The shades I covered using a spray on adhesive, and added cream trim. At the time that I did these, the fuzzy ball trim was no where to be found and I had to look everywhere for it. I finally found a few yards of it in an old upholstery shop here in town. Now, you can get it anywhere. lol !! That seems to be the story of my life !! lol !! I get something in my head and want ONLY that one thing, spend forever looking for it, then a few years later the market is saturated with it. That little tray with the cupcake on it is one of the first Rose things I ever painted. :)
This little teaset I showed you all a while back. This is the room that it lives in. :) The plate is a different pattern and artist , but it matches beautifully. I don't know if you are noticing this or not, but I am a "Matchy, Matchy" kinda girl and I need balance and simplicity . :)

Our bedding is Laura Ashley "Rosemoor". I love this soft shabby green. I was SO happy when I found the tiny pillow on ebay with a rosemoor center !!
The battenburg tablecloths are all different. I am always finding them at the thrift stores for a few dollars and throwing them in my basket. You just cant beat crisp white linens !!!

Come back on Saturday to see the other side. I have all of the good stuff on that side. :) Also I am having an AWESOME giveaway that I will post more about on Saturday. It has some vintage wallpaper !!! Don't miss this one !! :)

And speaking of Giveaways, here are Two AWESOME ones. Shannon, is hosting a Huge giveaway with several Mega talented girls down under and are giving away lots of great artwork !!



And Edie Marie's Attic is also having a wonderful giveaway to celebrate her 100th post.
Hugs,

Rhea

30 comments:

Sharon said...

Just beautiful!

Shabby Kim said...

Rhea, your bedroom is absolutely lovely. Very pretty and feminine with all the soft shades of greeen and pink. I feel like I could just move right in. I especially love the 3 pillows on your bed. They are so pretty. I look forward to coming back on Saturday to see even more pictures. Have a great weekend :)

Marie Antionette said...

That bed room is drop dead gorgeous.It should be featured in a magazine.You did an amazing job.Hugs Marie Antionette

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh Rhea, your bedroom is so, so pretty! Restful, beautiful, I love it all:>)

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Absolutely Gorgeous, Rhea!!!

Jennifer said...

Very pretty!Jen

Vintage Tea said...

I want to pick up your bedroom and put it in mine! It's gorgeous!

Victoria x

Melissa Wertz said...

This is the kind of room I would want to live in. Very pretty. :-)

LW said...

what a lovely room...
very pretty..
I love the colors..

Louise

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

I would love a good night sleep in there!!
Diane

Lib said...

Hi Mis Rhea,
I Love your Pink Palace, just beautiful!!!!!!!:o)
I too Love sage green!
Have a wonderful day!
Blessins',Lib

Connie said...

It's very romantic and just ethereal looking with the Nevada light in there. I think the best photos come from Nv and Calif sellers/bloggers. That light is just incredible. Of course, you take great photos also, chickadee!!
Smooches,
Connie

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

I love when you have a new post :0)
You are a matchy-matchy simple gal....It suits you well.

I wish I was not such a clutter bug. I am still having fits with my room. It would be so great if I could invite all my favorite bog-gals over to help me declutter.

The tea set is beautiful! I can't wait to see the other half of your room.

I am participating in First Friday....I will e-mail you later:)

hoganfe said...

Rhea I am breathless - sooo stunning!
mary
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handbag originals!

Debbie from NJ said...

Just beautiful Rhea! Did you make the pillows? I love the bedding too! I always look forward to your eye candy pictures.

Debbie

lovelylovelythings said...

Your room looks so serene and relaxing! Thanks for sharing :). - Jess

Kim's Treasures said...

Your bedroom is so pretty! I can imagine getting lots of good rest in there. I could use some of those sun blocking drapes for our bedroom. It faces the east but it gets so hot in there on summer mornings. Looking forward to tomorrow's photos!

Becky said...

Your room is just beautiful. I will come back tomorrow to see the rest.
Becky

Mary said...

Hello Rhea, I love your beautiful soft green and rose Palace :) I am ready for that nap now :) Our bedroom needs some work, but it is on the list...Hope you are having a great day. Hugs Mary:)

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

You have such a pretty and very neat bedroom! Thanks for visiting my blog. Have a great weekend.

Elizabeth said...

Your bedroom is so tranquil and peaceful. I want to jump through the screen and curl up like a kitty on your bed.

sweetmemorymakingmom said...

Beautiful Bedroom. Love the lampshades! Thank you for stopping by! Ellen

GABRIELA DELWORTH said...

Hello,

Thanks for visiting me!
I love your PINK bedroom, amazing!

~ Gabriela ~

SherryRoseBella said...

Your bedroom is very pretty and calming, Rhea. I am looking forward to seeing the other half of your Pink Palace! BTW..the tea set is beautiful!!
hugs, Sherry

Cottage Rose said...

Oh Rhea; your bedroom is so lovely and calming and restful. I just love all the colors. In our bedroom my wall are a light sage green love the color. Thank you for showing us your beautiful decorated room. I can't wait to see more tomorrow.

Have a great weekend.

Hugs
Alaura

Charmingdesigns said...

Oh my goodness girl!!! Your room is so wonderful!!! Thanks for sharing, can't wait to see what tomorrow brings. Laurie

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Rhea-Rhea, pleeeease tell me your nightstands aren't always that neat?!?!

This room should truly be in a magazine, along with your family room, & the dining area!! I mean it!

Where is a pic of Ed in the floor tho?!?

Love you,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

PAINT MINE PINK said...

Oh be still my heart! The bed, the cushions, the lamps, the teaset.....EVERYTHING IS DREAMY ! and yup i like the wall colour too.
Ok theres nothing i dont like! it's all pure bliss!

Luv N Hugs,
Shann xx

Miss Rhea said...

No Debbie, I didn't make the pillows, this lady on ebay did, http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/shabbycatsandroses_W0QQ_nkwZQQ_armrsZ1QQ_fromZQQ_mdoZ And she is fantastic !! :)

Anne F. said...

rhea your room is so pretty and how funny we have the same matching bed set and I also have those same pink drapes but not up for my room I need to get mine hemmed. Oh my great minds think alike my friend.

but I still think your room is so beautiful compared to mine. Lots of ideas for when I repainted mine. May I ask what color the walls are cause that is what I was looking for for my walls.