Sunday, April 25, 2010

A Peek At The Bedroom At Bellamere Cottage

Hi Girlies!

Oh my gosh.........It's the Sunday Favorites Anniversary! A WHOLE year of lovely bloggers sharing their lives.

Have you ever visited the sweetest girlie, Chari, over at Happy To Design?
You won't want to miss this chance...she is so DEAR....what a delight. :-)

Right now I'm actually sewing for the master bedroom spring re-do so I thought it would be the perfect time to post pix of the room as it is now.

This post was originally from 4.18.09....just about one year ago!

Soooon it will be a blue room.

(I must say....I just took a peek at the post........I think it took me a smidge too long to get going.

How embarrassing.

It's in PRINT!


Original Post

I was going to wait to do pictures of the house after I finished Spring cleaning, but I'm not doing very well in that department. This grieving thing is so hard and I'm just not making any progress, unless you could call going in circles progress???? My Mum passed away the day after Christmas and I just am not myself. So on we go........The bed is new/old. About 15 years old, actually. I had it powder coated in white. It used to be a rather ugly green.

I love the fabric in here and in the bathroom. I think I bought it at least four times so when I was getting ready to do this room and was going through my "stash" I kept finding pieces of it.........obviously I must have intended it for the bedroom??? :-)

This is my hubby's favorite room in the house and it's the most feminine. I think men actually like all the foo-foo, they just don't like to admit it!

Ahhhhhhhhh...........the chandelier. Five dollars at a garage sale. It is actually just a drippy light fixture that I dolled up. It was brass and the "arms" are supposed to go down and hold those little glass shades that are screwed on??? I painted it, turned the arms upright, added the candle covers from the lighting store and went to town with crystal prisms. I beaded some little drops too. Easy peasy and CHEAP!

Click on any picture to enlarge.........

I "married" the two pieces on the right side of the bed. They're both just little pieces I've stacked up.

The side table on this side (my side) is a piece one of my sweet friends gave to me years ago. I love it!

I don't recall where I got the chair on the left........I've had it for a longgggg time. I do know I didn't pay much for it, I have a passion for chairs and have the hardest time passing one up. I just saw one this past week at the thrift store for six dollars. I had to tie my sweater sleeves in knots to get out of the store without it.

Twice a year we have an all-city garage sale here. I bought the little cabinet at last year's sale for 30 dollars. It's not old, but it's small and shallow so it fits nicely here. It's full of candles. It smells yummy when I open the doors.

Oh yes.............more on the all-city garage sale. Several years ago I was driving past a home while the lady of the house was putting these out on the curb for FREE! I rolled my window down and asked her to hold them for a second while I turned around. I nearly rolled my car getting back there. They were nasty brown herculon, but I whipped up a new slipcover......CUTE......don't you think? The blue is a bit of "poison" in the room. I hate it when everything is tooooo matchy. The other chair is in my closet. I don't have any room for it right now. Maybe someday?? :-) Can't get rid of a chair though, right?

Well, darn it..........two of these pix...........sorry! :-(
Pretend you didn't see the other ........K???

As I've said..........I have tole trays in EVERY room.......... Can you really have too many?

Tiny slip for this little chair. I'm going to paint a number on the back of it, but haven't had the gumption to get it finished.

I LOVE this old cabinet. I bought it many, many years ago. It's supposed to go in the kitchen, but I don't have room for it there in this house, so it's in here. I could never get rid of it. And, yep, that's a nasty old t.v. sitting there on top. I can't get rid of that either. I can see it in the mirror every morning from my bathroom while I put my make-up on. Gotta stay in touch with the world out there.

Isn't this the most adorable little vintage hat? Three dollars years and years ago at a garage sale.

I love old mottos and this one is just so sweet.

Might as well use up some of those old pearl buttons! Vintage white barkcloth and damask linen.

These pillows actually started their life in the kitchen. I bought wicker chairs for the table so we'd sit in there more and wanted them to be really cozy and comfy. No one still sits there, except for meal times and everyone kept removing them from the chairs anyway! The yellow pillow is made from part of an old bit of linen.

Simple little garage sale shelf all dolled up...........naturally, after I went to all the work to add the trim and little balls the darn thing warped. I've been looking for a new one for a long time.

Ahhhhhhhhhh...........that's my little grandson when he was just a little guy.

My's only a cheap one.......I'd like to find a really pretty one.........or two........or three! My daughter wears hers with a cute apron when she cleans. She swears it makes cleaning more fun. :-) That big blue "diamond" was my Mum's.........

Pretty plates............

Gosh I love yellow and pink together!

Look! There's my beautiful daughter and my little guy.......

I hope you've enjoyed the little tour. As I've said, I AM NOT a minimalist. Not that I don't like that look, I sure do, but I seem to like lots of things around me.

Please don't forget to check out all the other lovlies!

Thank you for coming!

God bless you!


Now, you're going to want to go over to see Chari at:

And, don't forget to wish her Happy Birthday! :-))


PS......she's having a giveaway too! :-)


  1. Spencer, you've got me drooling again!! Your bedroom is just so dreamy, I love it, everything about it, I can understand why it's your husbands favorite's mine too..hehe...well a girl can dream..wink! wink!
    Big squishy hugs to you, I'm sorry about your extra squishy hug for good measure :) Spencer, I loved coming on this tour with you and seeing all your gorgeousness, thank you!
    Happy Pink Saturday!
    oh and tell your daughter thank you cause I'm going to get me a tiara to wear while I do my housework...yippppppppeeeeeeee a pink action princess!!!
    hugs to you sweetness

  2. Your bedroom is so homey, and comfortable, and cozy, and fabulous! Makes me want to come in there and lay down and just look at everything! Love it!

  3. Spencer: Your room is full of just the prettiest collection. Have a happy PS day!

  4. Spencer your bedroom is adorable, and I love the way you used trash to treasure items, I don't mean anything was trash, just items other folks were getting rid of and you redid them sooooo beautiful to fit your style. You are so clever. I wish my room could look so neat. DH fills my bedroom up with all of his junk and nothing looks good, no vinettes just junk...ugh.
    Your plates are beautiful.

  5. I SOOO enjoyed the detailed tour of this most lovely room. I think your hubby has good taste. Each piece holds such beauty, a feast for the eyes.
    Blessings and God's grace on you as you miss your mum.
    Enjoy a restful weekend, Candy

  6. Hi Spencer! Your bedroom is wonderful and it looks so peaceful and serene. I think my favorite is the stacked piece on the right side - what a great idea - but I really like all the pained items and the vintage bedding. I would love to paint my bedroom set, but hubby would fuss, so am content (for now!) with the vintage and homemade bedding. I'm making more pillow cases this weekend myself, and a few covers for the decor pillows too. I've got some really nice deep lace trim to add to the edge of the pillow cases...!

    Have a great weekend ~ Blessings, Eileen @ Star's Fault

  7. What lovely pink-a-licious goodies this week. I could get lost in pink and never return☺ Beverly didn't know it but she made my day when she came up with this day to celebrate my favorite color!

    Wishing you a Happy Pink Saturday and a wonderful weekend full of sunshine and l♥ve!

    I hate to tell you this, but the loss of your mother will weigh on your heart for a long, long time. I lost mine to breast cancer in 1983 and I miss her just as much today as I did the day she left for Heaven...sigh.

  8. Love what you have done with your bedroom. I especially love the old Tole trays. I, too, love chairs and actually have too many but just can't get rid of them. Look forward to seeing the other things you have done.

  9. What a lovely room! I'd love to stay here! I especially love the tole trays! They feature my favorite color combos. I am sorry to hear about your mother. It takes time to feel all of the things you need to feel. Don't rush it.

    Happy Pink Saturday!
    Erin :)

  10. From one non-minimalist to another, your room is beautiful. Looks very calming. Great find on the chairs also!

  11. Love the trays on the pretty and a perfect place for them too!

  12. Oh my gosh! I could spend all day in your room! Thanks so much for sharing! I love the green you complemented your pinks with. I was an '80's teen so I'm really into Pink and green! Happy Pink Saturday!
    Hugs, Lisa

  13. Oh, your bedroom is so restful, and serene. I love the way that you have surrounded yourself with beautiful things. Your plate collection is exquisite. I must confess that I share your passion for can never have too many, can they?

    Best Wishes,

  14. So nice and comfy and romantic and feminine. I love some of your ideas. The trim on the shelf. the deals you got and how u put them together. I would sleep very well in this room. Mishelle

  15. oh Spencer,how very nice.i love your taste.very shanny-chic.i love the little shelf,all the chairs.the pillows,that
    kitchen"cabinet.oh boy do i love that.the vintage lovely trays and plates.your home is like you.soft,sweet,and very comfortable....ann

  16. Thank you for sharing this delightful and intimate tour.Mournig seems to know no limits.
    It creeps up on you again and again but it also fills our heart with memories to sweet to keep to ourselves .So thank you for sharing so lovingly. The room is simply divine and then some. There are never enough trays no not ever !!!!
    Living in a very small rental at the moment mine are all packed away so thank you again for the pretty pictures they made my day so much brighter.

  17. Hi Spencer! Just popping in before we leave for Austin. My question is: What is the going rate for a stay in that lovely room...? You are so right in that even my own husband loves frouf and fluff. I'm changing our apartment from the dark cherry furniture and reds and golds to Shabby. He loves to go to Goodwill with me and I have to laugh to myself when he runs around the knick knack aisles looking for treasures. Your room is going to be my inspirational room.

    Big Giant Texas-sized hugs,
    ¸.·´¸.·*´¨) ¸.·*´¨)
    (¸.·´ (¸.·´ Happy Pink Saturday
    Deanna :D

  18. What a beautiful post! You have such lovely things!


  19. I'm sorry about your Mom. I know how hard it is to lose your Mom and then get motivated to do things. I wish you could come and decorate my place. You are a very talented lady. I enjoyed the tour.

  20. I love that bedroom1 It is gorgeous.I love it when you see something you like,the bed, and then all it needs is paint and you have a great piece. The room is just really inviting and I am only looking at pictures. Thank you for sharing your room!
    Happy Pink Saturday!

  21. Spencer... you'd better be careful... Cottage Style Magazine may be calling... Your room is beautiful... done to perfection!

    I know how you feel about the loss of a parent. I lost my dad when I was 21, and my mother year before last... suddenly my sister and I felt like orphans in our 50's...

    sending hugs... & blessings...

  22. Love everything...but that hat is just too cute.


  23. Hello Spencer; Happy Pink Saturday;

    You have some lovely things, so I will just say that I really love them all. lol Your bedroom is so pretty... thanks for sharing.


  24. Happy Pink Saturday, Spencer. I know you are missing your mother.

    Your room is so so lovely. I love the pillow with the buttons, and the green tole trays. Yellow is my favorite color, and I adore it combined with pink.

  25. Spencer, totally, totally charming!!

    Happy Pink Saturday.


  26. My Sweet Spencer, how I love it when you visit with me and leave such sweet comments :)
    I have indeed redone my blog so thank you for noticing and for liking it, I'm pretty tickle pink with it myself ;) as for your mums diamond it is wonderful because it brings out the pinkness of everything around it :D
    Happy day!

  27. spencer, i am speechless! your bedroom is amazing. it looks like a BH&G photo spread. beautiful. and thank you for sharing stories about where the pieces come from.

    i also love pink and yellow together. my "girlie office" is yellow with pops of raspberry and aqua.

    sorry to hear about your mom. nice that your her sparkling diamond is in a prominent place. :)


  28. What a pretty bedroom. I love the colors you have used in there. I am not a minimalist and therefore loved seeing every little detail and being able to enlarge them too!! The tole trays are gorgeous and just the perfect colors for your room. I also love the little vintage hat. Oh heck, I love it all. So glad you shared it with us. I am sorry that you are grieving. Your bedroom looks like a nice place to retreat to when the going gets tough. You are in my thoughts.

  29. OH How pretty and peaceful. It couldn't be prettier. Perfect!
    I am sorry you are having a hard time. I still have both my folks and am blessed that they live in my town. They have a lady who comes in every day or they couldn't be at home. She has had a hip replacement. Both had broken legs about 7 years ago in a wreck. They are 85 & 83. I will say a prayer for you. the Word says that Jesus feels our hurts. His sweetness is more real to me when I am hurting.


  30. Oh! Your bedroom is gorgeous! What a nice place to relax!
    I hope with time that memories of your mom will bring you comfort. I lost my dad almost twenty years ago and I still miss him.

  31. Oh La La!!!!! Your room looks amazing...I love those curtains. They are so pretty... I really love your china too...Love the roses on them...Those toile trays are tdf!!!! The colors are amazing...

  32. Spencer, your bedroom is so lovely! You have done a wonderful job making it a warm and cozy place. I love the way you have repurposed things and made them work in the room. Wonderful. I know how hard it is to lose someone. It takes a long time to begin to heal. Happy Pink Saturday!

  33. Oh Spencer,
    What a lovely, cozy place to rest and reflect. I love having my things around me, too. I think most men like the girlie foo-foo too! They can rest in our femininity, our curves temper their angles, our softness; their strength. Oops, your room seems to have brought out the philosopher in me, lol.
    Have a beautiful blessed weekend,
    Theresa @ Cottage Violets

  34. Spencer, Your bedroom is lovely! The bed pillows and the trays on the walls are such a pretty touch. That little hat is the sweetest, ever. I will stop by again, as you are most definitely a kindred spirit.
    ♥, Susan

  35. The room is so beautiful, I could get lost in it. Calm and just down right pretty. I love everything you do with everything you have, it's perfect. I am so sorry you are suffering with your grief. I know that I will be in that same place sometime too. One day at a time, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

  36. Love the hat, love that little shelf. You definitely have a great touch with tablescapes. Thanks for sharing & Happy Pink Saturday!

  37. looks like spring cleaning is done to beds never look that good. a head cold has me running late for pinks. really enjoyed my visit.

  38. Gorgeous my friend. Can I come for a visit! I need some R & R! You can come here with your hubbs and I'll come there with mine! K?

    Love, Rebecca :)

  39. Dear Spencer, what a lovely blog! I got it in the Veronica´s blog. Keep on with this nice work! What is beautiful must be shared!

    Best wishes,

  40. You have such a lovely comfy looking bedroom. Wonderful blog!

  41. This is just beautiful.. LOVE the way you decorate.. very romantic shabby chic.. Soo homey and comfy.. Can I come peek up close.. Soo many treasures in this sweet room.. Have a blessed evening..huigs ~tea~

  42. Wow Spencer, all your thrifted finds go so well together. Just goes to show you don't need to spend a fortune to have a beautiful room.

  43. Love your tour of this beautiful bedroom! It has so many wonderful things in it. Just adore those tole trays! And thanks so much for stopping by.

  44. Spencer, It is so nice to "meet" you. Thanks for visiting my blog. I love your bedroom; I could spend time just enjoying all the beautiful pretties you have displayed. My heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your mother. My mom passed away in late Sept. and I lost my very best friend.
    Hope you will have a great day!

  45. Hi Spencer, had to come see you, trying to catch up on my blog viewing. Hope you are well and got some of that sunshine today too!
    Thanks for this tour, love it all! So pretty, love the little touches and the colors.
    I think of you everytime I see a tole tray now.
    If you want more let me know, sometimes I see some that I think are a good buy.
    Glad to see someone else with plates in their bedroom!!

  46. Everything was just so soothing and whimsical
    Thanks for sharing, I love it!!!
    smiles, Deena

  47. This is soooooo freakin' GORGEOUS without being a bit pretentious! I love love it! And each of my girls has a tiara and each wears it on her birthday and whenever else she feels she needs to! (I am the Queen, they are Princesses of Quite a Lot, and I say that my sweet husband is King of Whatever's Left over!)

  48. ooohhhhh I love this room!!! Did I say Love!
    Love it! ~Athella

  49. Thanks for sharing such absolutely delightful pictures!..,My, each and every deatil is just so utterly pretty!~ I love your sweet cottage bedroom!

    Cheers from Wanad Lee

  50. I missed this first time around -- glad for Sunday Favorites -- a really pretty room -- love all of your cottage touches!

  51. Spencer, I just came to thank oyu for visiting us and your sweet comment. I have to tell you- I have a wall of tole trays in our family room- I love them! Your bedroom is just sweet and lovely!
    xoxo Pattie and Allie

  52. G'day sweet Spencer ~
    It is all exquisite! Now I want to tear mine all down & start over!, but DH would have a stroke!
    You amaze me with the beauty you capture in decorating.

    ^TY for sharing. ^

    Have a beautiful week.
    TTFN ~ Hugs in love, Marydon

  53. Hi Spencer...

    My friend, I'm sooo happy that you jumped right into Sunday Favorites with this fabulous post on your master bedroom! have such a beautiful bedroom! I love the sagey green wall color...and you say that you are about to paint it blue? Are you changing other things as well? Just know how we bloggers are! hehe! Anyway, this was such a sweet treat! I love the sweet cottage ambiance! Ohhh...and those tole trays are to "die for"!!! Love them! I also really enjoyed getting a peek at your pretty bed linens and all those beautiful pillows! I can't hardly wait to see what you have in the way of changes for this pretty room! It's a great post, Darlin'...thank you sooo much for sharing it with us today for Sunday Favorites!

    I also wanted to thank you for all of your sweet notes and well wishes...and the sweet mention in your blog post! You're the best, Darlin'! Thank you!!!

    Have a super Sunday and best wishes with the gift card giveaway!

    Chari @Happy To Design

  54. Your bedroom is so beautiful now I can't wait to see how you are changing it. I love the charm of your cottage style room. Thanks for following my blog. I am so glad you did so I can follow you, too and view your beautiful blog and home.

  55. Spencer...I am in love with your dreamy bedroom...the colors and all of the accessories that you have placed around the room...divine!! I know, I am sure that it will be fabulous in blue as well, if your terrific pillows are any indication of the rest of the space, I can hardly wait.
    I hope you are enjoying your Sunday xOxO Nerina

  56. WOWOWOWOWWWOWOWO! First of all, you just posted today, because I keep my eye on you, and you already have 55 comments! But I should know, because everyone loves you darling! ME TOO! And your bedroom is dreamy and your colors and those toile trays...O.K. the bottom one....I have it in pink and it was my sweet momma's. I have used it for tea time every night, but it is now stained; I have to figure out a way to clean it. Thank you sweetness for coming on by, and YOU BET YOU CAN SLIP ON THOSE LITTLE POWDER BLUE SLIPPERS and you can putter to your heart's content in my cottage. I will be honored to have you sit at table, thumb through my library and play with my harp, dearest. Come on by next week and see the story unfold.

    Have a great week, Anita

  57. lovely...can't wait to see that room in blue... and the plates are awesome. Have a nice week to you and thanks for visiting my blog too!

  58. Hello dear! I love your home!!!~ You asked me about the pretty crushed roses???? I got them in a giant box at a tag sale!!! I used them recklessly until I realized I can't find them anywhere so these are the last of what I have left! Sorry, I wish I knew more. Hugs,

  59. Spencer, so so pretty! I wanted to let you know that I have featured your boardwalk "bragable" on my blog. You can find your featured item and pick up your feature button here:

    Thank you for linking and I hope to see you again this Wednesday!

  60. Spencer we could be twins!! I am totally in love with this room!! I love those tole trays. I have then with black background by my, I love the green!

    Your pillow with the buttons is darling, the dishes make me drool-

    bee blessed

    I'm becoming a follower so I won't miss another post!

  61. Spencer, I am so glad you re-posted this. I had not seen it, and your bedroom is soooo pretty. I love everything about it - the fabrics, the furniture, the hats, the shelves, the plates - all of it just gorgeous! Every time I visit your blog, I start wishing that I could sew. You create such amazing chairs and pillows. laurie

  62. Spencer, I love your beautifully decorated room, and those tole ware trays are making me green with envy. You can never have too many tole trays, I agree!

  63. Beautiful, Spencer! no wonder your hubby loves it best!

  64. I love what you have done to this room! I am a new follower and am going to enjoy catching up! have a blessed day!

  65. Ohh it was so nice to have you come by again the birthday blog! Thank you for the advice on the cleaning of the toile tray....I have to do something with it because it is stunning, just like your beautiful blue one! and me both; when I was especially in middle and high school, everyday, I would get into trouble for talking! I was homecoming queen in 12th grade because I knew the entire school!!!!!

    We could talk on and on, couldn't we precious? Have a brilliantly blessed day. Bisous, Anita

  66. Oh we have sooooo much cottage beauty in common Spencer. Your bedroom is bigger than mine, and oh so beautiful. I love your "special" touches. You are amazing. Your daughter must LOVE having a mom like you that makes everything pink, soft and delicate.
    Love Claudie

  67. What a charming vintage pretty...but it'll be pretty in blue, too!
    So glad you stopped by for a visit...God is so good!

  68. This room is so adorable, Spencer! I love all the tole trays and all your little accessories.....Christine

  69. HELLO,

  70. Hi Spencer!

    I love love this room! It is absolutely beautiful! I am so sorry about your is so hard to heal. When my father passed away in '94, I wondered if I would ever be happy again. But I am. Time has a way of healing.
    I love your blog....I am now a follower! ;) I should have been one before now! Thank you for commenting on my blog last week! Working full time, I sometimes forget where I left off and forgot to come see you! :)
    Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

  71. Hi Spencer,

    I just adore that room. It's so feminine, soft and relaxing. Every detail is well designed. I'm in the middle of home renovations myself and rethinking my daughter's rooms. Very inspirational. Thanks for sharing.


  72. Oh my sweet heavens! I love your room!


Sweet and dear little Chickies....thank you so much for your comments. I read each and every one. I always try to make a return visit........sometimes I fail miserably... but you're alllll soooo special to me!

Many, many hugs!