Tuesday, August 9, 2011

He's Moved - Woop-ee!!

Now please...don't get me wrong.  I love my son.  Tons.  But you see, I have had a little secret.  He has been living with us for a few months.  He just moved into a gorgeous townhouse...we are so happy for him....BUT, we are HAPPIER for us!
You know, it is one thing to have your kids live with you when they are growing up...even if they stay for some years into the twenties...but then they leave...yep, it is supposed to do that!
THEN, they come back!

So what have I been doing in my joyous dancing and singing???

Cleaning the guest room....I think it is gorgeous!  It is small, but it is me!!

 The picture above the bed I have had for years!  I believe it was Home Interiors.
Garage sale find years ago...I love the harp.
 This little Bible was a gift from me to my new in-laws when I married into the family.  It was given back to me after their passings.  The eyeglasses were my grandma's.
 Just cute bottles.
 This little rocker was a toy of mine.

 My few pink dishes!!

 I love these old hat boxes!!
and a pretty fan.  I was so glad to get rid of those builder grade white fans!
 The curtains are a burgandy print....
 Oh, I found this at an estate sale.  Please, can you stand it?  I would love more of these....

 I am crazy over the sheers in this room.  I bought on the clearance isle at Walmart for $2.50.  Adore that ruffle!

 The little blue hanger that the dress is on....was one of mine as a baby.  The purse and fan I used in a play that was set in the Victorian era.

 I just adore this book....it says it all for me!
  My husband says it is good...cuz he is an old thing too!!
 Sorry, I tried several times to get a clearer pic...but see the little camera...my daddy bought that for me when I was about 7.  It really will take pictures if I could find film to fit it!

 So, it is all ready.  Let me know if you are coming to town.  The room is all ready once again!

Joining Kim for Wow Us Wednesday and No Minimalist Here for Open House and Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday.


Susan said...

Ceekay your guest room is gorgeous! We use a lot of the same colors in our decorating~

Sandra said...

Beeeeaaaauuuutiful! I love the transformation! So pretty and peaceful looking!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

CK, it looks fabulous. I love it and I have seen it in person. Beautiful room. Hugs, Marty

Stacey said...

Woop-ee!! I can totally understand that sentiment. I was so sad when my boys went to college. But now they come and home and it throws me for a loop. Of course, they are only 21 and 19....having a true adult come home would be a little hard.

Jann Olson said...

The room is just perfect! How wonderful that you have so many of your childhood treasures. Yes, I know how you are feeling. Our daughter and SIL lived with us for a few months while they were looking to buy their first home. Loved having them, but now love having them come to visit. You know exactly what I mean. p.s. Thanks for telling me a bit more about altered art.

Sweet Meanderings said...

Wish I was coming to town! I'm glad you've got your guest room back to normal. It's gorgeous!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

you have a delightful guest room.
Each detail enhanses the rest. It's lovely and so very welcoming.
Happy to hear your son found a new townhome. I know that makes ALL of you happy...

Lori said...

The rocker and the camera, my favorite. What a great guestroom. Looks so comfy.

Lori said...

Oh forgot, I hear ya, love her being here, but our 23 years old is back home for a while.

Esther is not-quite-perfect said...

Ceekay, what film does your camera take? I might be able to get some for you here in Spain.
I absolutely adore your guest room, and fully understand your happiness at your son's moving out. My 27 year old has been back for the past 2 years, so believe me, I KNOW!!! :D

Adrienne said...

Oh, I wish I was coming to town. Soon! It would be such fun to chat and hug and see your beautiful room in person. One of our children moved home twice - each time bringing along one more child than the time before. It was needed and we were glad to be able to be here but, oh - how we danced and celebrated the day they moved into their own place!

Anonymous said...

If I got to stay in that gorgeous room, I'd come today! I love every single little detail - my fave is the two ladies sewing, but I really love your little dress ... the wire basket with towels/candles is perfect. I really just love it all! Thanks for sharing the beauty.

Mary @ Redo 101

Cheryl said...

Thanks for stopping by! I love your quest room, it is sooooooo pretty. Looks so inviting!

I had a shelf like the one your little dress is hanging on. Just sold it at a rummage sale (didn't actually sell it was a free sale)how I wish I hadn't after seeing how you used it;)

Love Bears All Things said...

I can imagine how it was having your son back home....we really do enjoy our empty nest, too.
Your guest room is lovely and my first thought was, I want to come stay.
My second was, I want you to come decorate for me.
Have a blessed day,
Mama Bear

Melissa said...

Love your guest room. So inviting. I thought the harp leg table was the, 'it' item until I saw the silhouette. Yummy! The bible and glasses reminded me of my grandparents who looked like those pictures of the old man and woman praying. http://cgi.ebay.com/OLD-MAN-Praying-CANVAS-Christian-Art-GRACE-LARGE-/360223262367
Have you seen these?
oops, gotta go, made myself all misty eyed. Have a great day!

Lynda said...

Oooh....I love the wall lamp stand! I've never seen anything like it. Now I'm on a quest to find one!!

Cindy said...

Your guest room is beautiful! I love all of the accessories, they are perfect for the "olden" look that you were going for.
Your little harp table is gorgeous! What a find.
Hugs, Cindy

Lynn @ Painting Thyme Needfuls said...

OH.........Ceekay I can so relate....our 27 year old son is back "temporarily" and while I love him so much I'm not really enjoying his "decorator style"....shall we say a mix of college/man/curbside/trash has graced the room.....thank goodness for bedroom doors!

linda t said...

Oh Ceekay, you made me laugh... because our 3rd born son moved home a month ago... and while I love him to pieces, it's been strange to no longer be empty-nesters. I'm already dreaming about my plans for his room when he moves out... hopefully by the end of the year. ha! We'll see...

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

I mirror your thoughts Ceekay! Yes, we love them with all our hearts but... :)

Love your guest room! So many sweet treasures throughout! I love the sign that says "Welcome Friends".


April said...

Your guest room is beautiful. I love all the pretties to look at, and how peaceful it is!

NanaDiana said...

CeeKay- Love your room-you did a great job with it..and I love all the little personal momentos that are in there.

I remember the day we invited our last son to leave- after he had moved home for the second time~;>) He was ready and so were we~ xo Diana

Mimi said...

I am in the process of doing that very same thing...son has graduated from LAW school, so I really doubt he will Ever move back home...I love him TONS and MORE, but at 26, I am SOO glad he is able to move out on his own and spread his wings. we give them all of our LOVE and hope one day they can leave the nest. I am so excited to get the room re-done.....but I wanted to paint and so it is taking me a while, hopefully I will have finished pics up soon, I have 2 babies to watch 2 or 3 days a week so my time is limited to painting!!!Plus it is SOOO darn hot climbing up and down a ladder!!!!!
Hmmmmm...should I ask my Son in Love to do it???WHY YES!!!!
See you friday

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Oh Ceekay, you are so funny! I loved your post. The room looks amazing and the bed, the furniture, all the loving wonderful extras are just perfect. But you have a welcome sign in the frame...maybe you should take that down until you know for sure he is good and gone! Buwahahahaha...of course I'm just kidding! Right? Big smile.
Love it my dear!

Kimberly said...

CeeKay, the room is very lovely! Good luck to your son in his new home :)

June said...

What a beautiful room Ceekay!
I laughed at the title of your post and the fat you are doing the happy dance.
Shh...don't tell my oldest son, but I felt exactly the same way when he moved out for the third time. I told him I loved him, but that I was breaking his plate so don't plan on coming back.lol!
sending hugs...

Liz said...

YAY! I love it too! :) It looks very welcoming and homey.


Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I am so happy good things are on the path for your son.

The room is completely adorable. I love the black and white print.

xinex said...

Pretty guest room, Ceekay. It looks very warm and welcoming....Christine

Debra @ Common Ground said...

I hear ya, Girl. Kids are supposed to fly the nestie...for good!! You were a sweetheart having him home to help out. Love your room and that harp table is fabulous!!! Don't let me near it, i'd run off with it so quick!!! thanks for linking up with VIF!! xoxo Debra

Grammy Goodwill said...

What a gorgeous table!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Ceekay, How I would love to stay in your beautiful guestroom ~ so elegant, and so many pretty things to see. Love your tiny little dress, and that purse is beautiful. Your bed linens and curtains are so pretty. A wonderful place for your guests. laurie

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I just love your little guest room Ceekay! It is so charming.

Jocelyn @

Karen said...

SO! I got my room back! Yours will be ready in a few more weeks!
:) HUGS!

ImSoVintage said...

I know you are singing and dancing to have your room back, and such a lovely one at that. So happy to be a new follower form Vintage Inspiration Friday. Come on by and visit me.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Ceekay, The room is beautiful and who wouldn't love to spend time in your guest room. Thank you for sharing at the Open House party and take care.

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