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Saturday, August 8, 2009

Sunday Favorites-Favorite Room

Sunday is the day we get to revisit one of our favorite posts from past. This fun blog party is hosted by Chari at Happy to Design. Be sure to visit her blog to see this weeks players.

This post was from 9/28/08. It is from my family blog Manning Family Tree. But since it is about decorating I thought I would repost it here on my new blog. I was trying to get my family members to post on our family blog so I had started a weekly feature called Monday Show & Tell.

Welcome to the first edition of the Monday Show & Tell. This week we are showing our favorite room in our home.

My favorite room in my house is my bedroom. I love my bedroom as this is where I get to relax & sleep. I love black & white, especially toile. And I love Paris, so most everything in my room reflects this.

I just got the netting for my bed. Came from ebay. Isn't it romantic? It was Mike's idea. He was watching some show on the travel channel & saw a bed in a hotel in the south pacific with netting on it like this & thought it would look great on our bed. And it does!!!

In the summertime I use this white matlasse coverlet. But in the winter, I have a heavier comforter that is black & white toile that matches my pillow shams.

I love my monogram pillow. I usually wouldn't splurge on something like this pillow, but it was on clearance!!! No I did not get it from ebay, but from JC Penney.

This old dresser is Mike's. I love antique dressers. I love my plates above the mirror and of course my black & white toile lampshade. Mike lets me put one of my jewelry boxes on his dresser. I didn't take a photo of my dresser as I didn't have time to clean off the top of it. I have a stack of papers a mile high.

Mike made this window using bevels & glue chip glass. In fact he made 2 of them. One for each side of the bed. He is really good at making stained or leaded glass. I love anything french, so I love the fleur de lis.

I took an old window & put a black & white poster of Paris from the early 1900's behind the window. I put it on the wall next to my bed. So this my view when I first wake up in the morning.

I love mirrors. I have alot of them around my house. Probably got that from my mom. I guess I am vain in some respects. Or I like to know that I am still around.

These are the french doors Mike put in our room this past year. I love them!!! Lets in so much light & great to have both of them open on hot summer nights. We do have screens so the bugs don't get in when the doors are open. But not very safe. Good thing we live in a safe neighborhood. I still need to put up my drapes. Notice our ugly teal blue carpet. We have this throughout our whole house. That is why all our walls are white, I don't want to paint until we get new flooring.

This is my favorite Shabby Chic pitcher. I use it a lot in my ebay photos as background. I collect pitchers. Mostly white, but I do have some with roses. I love pink roses & I love shabby chic.

These are my Josef birthday girls. I got both at a thrift store for less than $5.00 each. I love them. I wanted to collect them when I was a little girl, but didn't. I got the "7" one for Taylor (Eric's youngest daughter) when she turned 7, but I loved it so much that I couldn't part with it. Sorry Taylor.

I got my Avon Eiffel Tower perfume decanter off ebay. I use it in a lot of my ebay photos & people are always asking me where I got it.

I love Paris!!!!! Want to go back some day.

I also collect white vases. Here are some of my white pitchers & vases together on top of my armoire in my bedroom. I'm going to paint this armoire black someday. I'm always going to do something some day. My house is full of unfufilled dreams & gotta do someday.

Well there you have a sample of my favorite items in my favorite room in my house. As you can tell, I love black & white toile, Paris, pitchers, white vases, roses, antique dressers, mirrors and Joseph birthday girls. What do you love or collect?

Next week's topic: Backyards. Submit photos of your backyard. What are your favorite things in your backyard?


  1. great room, love the black and white, your bed is FABULOUS!

  2. So pretty!!! I love the adds a hint of romance and the black and white is wonderful!!!

    Love it!!!

  3. Hello Girlfriend...

    I remember this post...I think it was this very post that I seen the first time I came to visit your blog! I remember thinking...ohhhh, this is a lady after my own heart! She loves all the same things that I do! Hehe! Well my friend...I love your style and I think your bedroom wears it so perfectly!!! Ahhh...romance, France, toile...and those creamy white vases and pitchers!!! Yep...I just knew that we would be friends! Hehe! Kim, your bedroom is fabulous...and I think that beautiful netting over your bed really makes the certainly sets the scene...that's for certain! You have such a beautiful home and a great eye for beautiful design!!!

    Thank you for sharing your fabulous bedroom with us today for Sunday Favorites!!! Have a super Sunday, my friend!


  4. You have a beautiful bedroom. Reminds me of my trip to Paris last March. Thanks for sharing.

  5. This is so relaxing and pretty. You guys have done a really nice job on the remodel and decorating. Smart not to paint until the floor is changed. I speak from experience.

  6. Fabulous room. I love the calm feeling of the black and white together.


  7. OMG ypur room is so pretty. I want it!!! I absolutely love the window frame with the poster. That is genious! Thank you so much for the inspiration.

  8. What a charming room -- so romantic and I love all the little details that make it YOURS. Very pretty. I love rooms that reflect their owners, and are so personal and lovely.

    What do I like? All old things, pretty much -- our house is OLD, so I begin with that, and go from there!


  9. Thanks for sharing I love it all.

    Your pillows are so pretty.

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  10. Kim, thanks for sharing that "favorite" post. I loved it! Your room is so pretty and says so much about you and hubby. His window was wonderful, and so was yours with the Paris photos. Makes me feel like I'm in a Paris apartment looking at the view!
    Great job.

  11. Kim, your bedroom is beautiful!!!! Love the old Paris scene behind the window frame...LOVE it!

  12. Holy Cow Kim...your bedroom is so beautiful. What a nice life you have.