Tuesday, January 25, 2011

~MY ROMANTIC COTTAGE BEDROOM...Lovin' The Lighter Side of Pink~


I had such a wonderful time last week showing you all our TINY Master Bath Makeover and I continue to be OVER THE MOON happy that it is 99% finished!  I feel like I have my life back...no kidding!!!  As soon as the custom shower doors darken the steps outside my front door (and then get installed) I'll show the the final shots of our extremely INTENSE redo project!
~LOTS of CREAMS and a muted SOFT PINKS~

I've promised you for the longest time to show you a few pictures of our space-challenged master bedroom.  I hate to keep harping on the size of what I believe is one of the most important spaces in our entire home, but the fact of the matter is our bedroom and bathroom are very small to be called a 'master of anything!'.  Still, as the years have clicked by I've grown to love the room for what it is and even sometimes do the happy dance because it's not tooo big to clean! :)

I love the newer, refined Cottage Style and I have to admit that as the trends for chic and shabby decor have changed I find I'm continuing to lean more and more to simpler and less complicated lines.  I still love aging lace, antique hats, old linens and vintage millinery (always will!), but these days I'm less likely to over indulge in accessorizing. 

Remember last Summer when I shared with you about snagging this fabulous vintage French Provincial Furniture for $100???  I'm still not over that amazing 'I nearly fell over dead' find!  I'm crazy-in-love with each piece and the price I paid for them all still makes me SWOON!
 ~VINTAGE BRIDES and my Mr. AGPMan and I~

I love old wedding day photos and display them in my bedroom...totally romantic!  I love to see the smiling faces of the brides and their neatly groomed hubbies!  They seem to hold so much faith and promise for their lives...

I just recently came across this darling old photo of my Aunt Ethel Laura Elizabeth.  I absolutely adore her dress and I'm in total shock over how truly tiny, tiny, tiny she is!  My Uncle John was incredibly handsome, too.
They are both in heaven now...

And just when you probably FORGOT about me tattling on my Miss Mollie and about her getting on my bed, etc...  

Well...when I left the room to do a couple unrelated things I returned to find that my beloved Yorkie, Mollie, had ONCE AGAIN jumped up on top of my bed pillows!  When I called her name she looked up at me, but never moved!  I'm beginning to think the consequences for her misbehavin' aren't nearly as serious as they need to be!

I only THOUGHT I was the Queen around here!  Not so!

Hope you loved the peek into my private space.  As soon as our crown molding is up and our 2die4 chandelier is installed (it's gonna make your heart skip a beat!) I'll show you even more!

Blessings and love to you...


Anonymous said...

I cracked up when I saw Mollie! My Mom has a Yorkie,and they DO misbehave! Your bedroom is beautiful. I always enjoy visiting your blog. Keeps me inspired. Have a great day! Love, Lisa B.

Anonymous said...

Ooooooo, thanks for showing us photos of your bedroom..it is very
beautiful and the simplicity of it
makes it even more elegnant! I cannot believe your luck at finding that furniture for $100.00!Could you tell me who the artist is of your gorgeous painting?? I see a strong resemblence of style to a few paintings I have by a Russian couple....and I just love mine. Yours is so lovely, too.
I think Miss Mollie likes being up on your bed best of all places! What a cutie she is barely seeking up from behind the pillows! Aren't they just too precious to really punish? My Markie looks at me with those big sad eyes if I scold her
and I just want to scoop her up and
give her smooches!
Alway waiting to see what you are going to show us next..it's always
beautiful and jaw-dropping, what-
ever it is!
Big hugs, Francy

Anonymous said...

How perfectly pretty everything is! Where do you find such beautiful lace? We don't have the flea markets here that most bloggers seem to find their lace at. Maybe I should check ebay?
You have such an eye for beautiful things.

stefanie said...

oh, it just beautiful!!!!! your home is just so gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

ONly a word for your bedroom: WONDERFUUUULLLL ^_^ Hugs,Debby from Italy

NanaDiana said...

Well, you are going to start laughing- I just know it...but I usually scroll pictures and then go back and read...and I went to the one of your bed and all I saw was the SHAPE of what was on your pillow and I thought...what is a CHICKEN doing on her pillow? Just scroll past it quickly and see for yourself...lol

The bedroom is beautiful...and I am like you-I quit using as much lace and frou-frou as I used to and have gone to simpler cleaner lines. I do think it is pretty but I am not so "victorian" anymore...

I can't wait to see your master bathroom COMPLETE. You will be over the moon, I know! hugs- Diana

Mariette said...

Dearest Rebecca,

Your Master bed might be small (in YOUR thoughts) but consider that in Europe most rooms are very limited in space, certainly in Asia. What counts is, you made it into a very romantic 'haven' for the two of you + Mollie! She is so cute AND smart!!!
For their relatively short lives, why fuzz at them? Let them be happy and they mean so well by wanting to be in that 'dream-world' of ours, with our smell and our presence. It's a compliment from them, meaning they feel very sheltered in there.
You have a very lovely place and sure own lots of lace!

Have a great week.


Jeannie B. said...

Very pretty. I love the white/cream furniture and the pink tones. Thanks for showing it.

Carol said...

That is pretty funny, the Chicken on the Pillow Post. I'm still laughing. Seriously, the room turned out beyond beautiful. Next thing you know, Romantic Homes mag will be ringing your door bell, wanting to do a photo op.

Carol from
Good 'Ol Texas

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Can't wait to see it. Your room is YOU! Very romantic, very pretty!!

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Rebecca!
I agree with Ceekay. Your room is you....very romantic and very pretty.

I love the bedding and all of the lovely vintage touches. Perfect in everyway.

Your little doggie looks so darn cute.


Anonymous said...

Hi Most Beautiful Rebecca! Oh, your bedroom is gorgeous! I love your style and romanticness! :)
Oh, I'm still cracking up at little Mollie's head peeping up in the midst of your pillows! She's trying to tell you - she's the boss of the home! ;)
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Dena E's Blog said...

Sweet Sis,,have to tell you, that each time I arrive here I fall in love with your blog!!!
Just passing by and wanted to say "Hi" Thinking of YOU!!!
Your Precious pup is adorable btw!!!
Blessing's and Love from our Awesome LORD above~~~Hugs Dena

Laura said...

Miss Rebecca-
You've got the touch regardless of size or trend.
Your bedroom is lovely and above all it looks like a wonderful haven dear friend.

Have a wonderful Tuesday!
I'm off to a basketball game-

White Spray Paint

Theresa said...

Oh Dear Rebecca, I do believe that I may faint from all of this beauty! Honey, your bed is gorgeous and the piece to the right OMG over the top!

Love your little poochie hiding in the pillows! You can't do nothing about Mollie, she is in charge:)

Thanks for sharing, I can't wait to see MORE! Have a blessed evening! HUGS!

Mari said...



Mrs. Cherry Heart said...

Rebecca yours and hubbys' bedroom is so soft and romantic!
I love that lacey pillow on the bed! And I am with Molly I would not wanna get off the bed either!
Scoot over Molly, Dolly is going to join you!


Anonymous said...

Rebecca you room is so romantic and lovely! Mollie is so adorable peeking out of the pillows- She knows she's just too cute to get in trouble!!

bee blessed

Lin said...

OK....so when are you coming back to Tennessee????

I need your magic touch in my bedroom! It is finally painted (save the doors and trim)!

Your room is 'to die for'. I'm so jealous....

Love, Lin

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Oh my goodness! So pretty and romantic! I love all the details from pillows to wall decor! Can't wait to see the chandy!~Hugs, Patti

Marilyn said...

There aren't pillows big enough for my dog to peek out like your cute little one! Miss Mollie knows that cozy bedrooms are the best and yours is one!!

Can't wait for the rest of your pictures. ♥♫

Rita said...

How I enjoyed the tour of your lovely "master" bedroom! It is simply devine! You gave me a very good idea too... I have my grandmother's old buttons and I love the idea of putting them in a glass container to display! What a wonderful idea. As my grandmother is the one who taught me to sew, I would love to display them. Thanks for sharing your beautiful room with us. Looking forward to more peeks, especially of that chandelier!

Susan said...

Molly knows where it is safe to hide!! What a beautiful room she chose to hide in. Your master bedroom is gorgeous!!

Vintage Gal said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT~ Your bedroom is soooo romantic. Love the colours, the accessories everything. I could certainly rest and relax in that fabulous atmosphere ;-)

Lisa said...

So beautiful! What a romantic retreat!

Brenda ~ The Heminger Farmhouse said...

Hi Rebecca :) Your Master Bedroom is simply stunning and oh-so Romantic! I love everything that you've done!! Can't wait to see more pictures of your Master Bath :)

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Sheila said...

it is absolutely beautiful. thanks for sharing. i love the pillow with the buttons

Blondie's Journal said...

I think Miss Mollie knows a good thing when she sees it! Your bed looks so comfy, your whole bedroom is charming!

I know what you mean about having very little space in your bedroom...ours is small, too and although it's easy to clean, I find that I have so much clutter. So I, too am trying to simplify a bit.

Keep up the good work on your bath!


Carol said...

Rebecca, your master bed & bath are both gorgeous. Can't wait to see more. I just LOVE the painting above your bed. May I ask the title of the print and who the artist is?

A Southern Rose said...

Rebecca, Your master bedroom is like a dreamland. I love everything about it. The colors are so soft and romantic. You know how I love that French Provincial furniture. I also love the old panel door next to your bed and how you've made it into a shelf. I have my old bedroom panel door (long story) from my old home that I grew up in. It's in storage because I've been waiting to find the perfect thing to do with it. Now, I know I have. You have inspired me once again. When I do get to do it, I will give you credit when I post about it.

Lee Laurie

P.S. Molly is a dolly :) Precious.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Oh Rebecca, your bedroom is just gorgeous and so romantic... such beautiful soft colors, and OMG Miss Mollie is the cuties thing, she is adorable!!!
Hugs~~ Daphne

Lisa & Gerald said...

Beautiful Master bedroom...I love everything in it...Just beautiful...Have a wonderful day..hugs..

Linda said...

Rebecca...Your bedroom is beautiful just like you! Love "the chicken" on the pillow comment. It took me a moment to see it was your doggy too. The little stinker!

I agree, it is a very Romantic bedroom...just like we see on the pages of Romantic Homes.

Love ya Pink Lady!

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Anne F said...

Rebecca, Your master bedroom is so absolutely beautiful. I have been looking also at your posts about your bathroom redo. How very pretty everything looks so far.

Suze said...

Ohhh...I'm swooning at your Gorgeous bedroom. Beautiful!


My Grama's Soul said...

I love this soft romantic feel you have in your home...altho. ....I am more bohemian ..... I still enjoy all the decorating styles out there.



Heaven's Walk said...

Rebecca ~ your bedroom is absolutely beautiful....just like you, sweetie! And your adorable little Mollie is just like my little calico Sophie. Loves to sleep on my grainsack pillows...the coziest place in the house! :)

Hugs to you~

xoxo laurie

Charlene said...

LOVED the tour of your sweet MASTER bedroom. I think Mollie is the MASTER! Of mischief anyway! The jar of buttons make my heart skip a beat. Can't wait to see the bath & chandi. Charlene

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Rebecca...

I LOVED peeking into your darling room....but Miss Molly peeking out from behind the pillows was one of the funniest things I've ever seen.... That's a Kodak moment, for sure. She's adorable. They really keep you laughing, don't they? Love my Rubykins too....


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Rebecca, what a wonderful boudoir, and Miss Molly makes it even more so. What a cutie! But you have so many goodies in that room I don't know where to start so let me say, "WOW!"


Sheila :-)

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

Your bedroom is lovely and dreamy. Someday I will have another cottage home with a little nod to Pottery Barn. I am over the moon crazy for your white lacey pillow. I have seen many of your pillows and I think that is my favorite!
XO, Sue

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

AW honey your room is just so lovely and just as I pictured your bedroom to look like. It is so you and that is why it is so beautiful.
Love everything in it especially the pillows.

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Rebecca,
I came over Mariettes blog, where she showed your pretty train box. Unbelievable, this was reall artwork. But I see, your whole home is this wonderful romantic way. Beautiful bedroom with lots of great inspirations. Thank you for sharing.
Best greetings, Johanna

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