Behind My Red Door

Behind My Red Door

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Pictures, pictures, pictures!

Howdy friends! I need to warn you upfront that if you don't like posts with a lot of pictures, you won't like this one. But if you are like me and you want a lot of visuals to go with your reading, this is right up your alley. Let's get started!!

As promised, I have more pictures of Liliana's nursery that I painted a few weeks ago. Angela picked the bedding and the wall color and I just helped a little to pull it together. I did a little stenciling, painted and installed the curtain rod and brackets, and hemmed the curtains. I cannot tell you how much I am looking forward to walking in there when she is in that crib. OH - I have to catch my breath when I think about it. I am going to be a Grammy! My heart is so full with love for her already. Every morning and night I look at the 3D ultrasound pictures and movies and I tell her how much I already love her. So yesterday when I was standing on the ladder stenciling the teeny itsy bitsy petals on the flowers and the leaves and butterflies, I was imagining her enjoying them some day. Angela took a picture of me working on the room with her camera so she can add it to Liliana's scrapbook. As much as I hate getting my picture taken, I was thrilled!

This is a view from the doorway looking into the far corner. You can barely make out the delicate stenciling in the corners. Now don't fuss - I'll have a close up shot too.


This next one is to left of the door and to the left of the closet too. The crib is so pretty and converts to a toddler and then a twin bed. So smart!

This is the right corner diagonally across from the crib. This spot is just waiting for a rocking chair. I hope the kids get one big enough for my fanny!

Isn't that lamp just darling! The flowers and butterflies in the pinks, plums and lilac shades are so pretty with the white woodwork and furniture.

Angela's dad installed the pretty ceiling light and fan.

Even the night light ....

and the diaper stacker...

and the light switch cover match the bedding and curtains.

Now that you have seen the colors in the accessories, you can see that the stenciling is the perfect delicate touch for my sweet Liliana.

That's what I have been working on this week!

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The last time I was here I also promised you some pictures of a WONDERFUL home and I mean to please! Not too long ago someone shared the link to the picture trail of this home with the gals in the Primitive Decorating Forum over at Prim Mart. This gorgeous colonial belongs to Linda Babb, The Primitive Stitcher, of Tennessee. I have long said my home is inspired by Colonial decor. However when you see this home, you will see the real deal - what I can only dream of achieving. Not only is Linda a talented decorator, but a talented stitcher too. After you check out some of the pictures of her home, I'll share the link to her Picture Trail albums (yes - lots more pictures!!). You know I never would steer you wrong - you won't be disappointed!

As you enter the house- the foyer....

The setting room....

The great room...

The dining room...

The upstairs landing....
Her hubby's office - this was a recent project. I wonder if we could trade with my hubby's office... I like this one sooo much better!

And the master bedroom....

There is not one thing I don't love about Linda's home. Isn't it just awesome? Okay, before you hyperventilate, when you finish reading the rest of this post, go on over to Linda's picture trail here, and check out the rest of her albums for yourself. Take a cup of tea or a cool drink, some snacks and the phone, because you won't want to leave until you see them all. And don't forget the drool rag too.
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Do you remember this? Way back in the fall when I announced that I was going to be a Grammy and long before I knew the baby would be Liliana...... this sweet bib was a gift from Kimberly of Brown Bags Studios. This EXTREMELY well made bib is just waiting for Liliana when she is born. Kimberly has her new blog Brown Bag Bibs up and running and she is having a giveaway to celebrate - woohoo! Go on over and sign up!
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It was a gorgeous weekend and Monday Behind My Red Door and before the torrential rains of Monday, I spent a little time checking out the yard and my perennial beds and clearing out the leaves and winter debris. Everything is coming to life...

The forsythia are in full bloom!
The lemon thyme and succulents...
the lambs ears....
the orange day lilies ...
the Stellar Dora yellow lilies and creeping Jennifer...
the creeping phlox....
the pansies...
are all wonderful ..

but this year I am most looking forward to late June when this sweet Lily will truly bloom! Be still my heart!
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And I also promised some pictures of our master bedroom after a small but significant change and that significant change is my new dust ruffle! Last fall when I was blessed to get my new coverlet, I left the old dust ruffle on the bed to hid the under bed storage boxes. The trouble was that it was a muted green plaid that matched the old quilt we had, and it didn't go with the coverlet at all. In fact it was a queen size dust ruffle that I split down the middle to fit the king bed. I hid the split with the bench at the foot of the bed (talk about hide and seek!) Well, I finally found a king size dust ruffle in a sturdy fabric that would go with my coverlet when I went to the Handmaiden in Sturbridge recently. (Sorry, I don't have the actual source and the store does not have a website. ) And you know how it goes, when you make one change, it sparks some more tweaking. So while this isn't as large or grand as Linda's gorgeous master bedroom, it works for us so here we go....


When I put the little antique chair in DH's office, I needed something here under the window and this little trunk fits the bill for now.
Yes, I am still looking for just the right headboard!

And now I don't even mind that you can see across the hall into DH's office!

Thanks for sticking with me all the way to the end - I hope you enjoyed all the pictures. Now if you haven't done it yet, make sure you check out Linda's home and Kimberly's new blog and please tell them I sent you! And don't forget to head on over to Leslie's to see what all the gals are working on. Check back later in the day too when even more have signed on to Mr. Linky!

We are celebrating my DIL's birthday on Friday evening, and then Saturday morning I head to Maine for some shopping and fun and tweaking with my friend Jill. I hope to have a lot to share when I come back next week. Have a great end of the week and a great weekend as well!

Until Next Time - Hugs, Linda