Friday, February 10, 2012

a room with a view

Good day my fashionable friends! Here is something I've been wanting to show you for an age! It is my very own room. 
For my last birthday my wonderful and handsome brothers-in-law made for me this lovely wrought iron bed! Isn't it spectacular? It is just what I would wish a bed to be! 
My Darling eldest sister designed the bed and made me the feather down mattress and pillows! 
The most wonderful thing about them is that they are made out of my Great Grandmothers pillows and stuffed with the very same feathers too! Isn't that extraordinary? It makes it even more special!
All of it is so nicely made.
The mattress has piping around the edges and is tied in various places in the middle to keep it from becoming lumpy. She even made a bolster! 
I have not yet made the bed clothes for it, but to tell the truth, I was not ready to cover it up! I love the ticking and piping and the little wear spots! It makes it look so real and wonderful! 
I do, of course, have the quilt Olive made for me on it so it is nice and cozy.
However, I will (one day) make the sheets and covers for it. And it will be splendid! Oh, dear... I am sounding quite vain...
 I also have this nice bedside table also made by my Brother-in-law (although, he originally made it as a box and gave it to my family and I). Somehow it conveniently made it up to my room. *blushing quite guiltily*
 My room is quite nicely placed in a corner of my "seamstress's" room next to her "jungle". I like it quite a bit, although sometimes the plants drop their huge flowers right in the middle of my floor which makes for a lot of sweeping.
 I hope you've enjoyed seeing my room. One day I shall take some more photos and show you a few of my treasures!
Now, I am off to finish the sleeves on my 18th century dress! 
Auf Wiedersehen!


Jeannette said...

Miniatures are a work of art and express also the joy of creative play create such a also a reminder to others of how life can be when attention is paid to detail and environment is honored with purpose.
Thank you for sharing your room with a view...
And as in real size homes, it is special how different folks contributed with their unique skills.

SisterlyLove said...

yummy! I wouldn't mind a room of my own if it looked just like yours.
It's so fabulous next to the conservatory. :)

SisterlyLove said...

Thank you my dears! What an inspiring comment! You have put my own thoughts and feelings into words so beautifully. Thank you!


Lee Prairie Designs said...

Lovely post and blog. Thank you for sharing your vignettes!

Carolyn :)