Friday, June 27, 2008

FINALLY Welcome to my Favorite Room....

Mrs. G, in a way that somehow only Mrs. G can, created this wonderfully fantabulous idea for the Heart of the Home sharing among bloggers. (check this out - it's a free giveaway). I am a little late, but it's still Friday so I'm ok. After all, I did get a last minute visit from my wonderful, supportive, loving and awesome cousin DF last night (more on that later maybe) so I couldn't take the photos last night, and well, I do have a day job people. SO it had to wait until tonight. But here it is - the heart of my home. My ROOM. Yes, I have posted previously on the whole pink thing, but here's more on why this, above all, is my favorite room of the house...

Here is MY ginormous king size bed. Ok accent on "my," yes. This is new, this sleeping alone and being myself thing. I love sleeping alone, in my own bed. And I love it that it's PINK. I love the comforter. I love the "M" pink pillow in the middle (does that stand for my first name or "mine" the world may never know). I am NO martha stewart and in fact a horrid decorator. I have made more home-fashion faux pas in the past 20 years than anyone would ever admit to. I am a lousy decorator. Oh well, next, move on, I have other talents. But when Ex moved out and I realized I couldn't keep the wedding quilt on any longer and I could go out and do my own thing with my room, well, it was better than sex with George Clooney liberating to say the least.

Ex was Bob Vila and redid and redecorated most of the house, using his own ideas and his own tastes, with me getting in a snippet here and there. To be fair, Ex and I generally had the same tastes and he was better at it, so I didn't always mind that he was so dictatorial opinionated suggestive on what we would buy or decorate with. And there was just a smidgen of angst when I would actually endeavor to buy something for the house, knowing I had to get by Captain Bligh. So Exit Ex, enter answering to me, myself and I. Enter Pink Comforter and My Bed and My room..... (why yes, I do make my bed every day. Do you? I wonder...am I weird or normal?) . No I don't usually blog from my bed - I have an office for that. but I read there, I sometimes watch late-nit-Nextflix movies on my laptop there, and, well, I get to be ME there. Sometimes My kids hang out with me there. But when it's time for bed, all are banished...



Here is the top to what used-to-be-ex's cluttered and totally ugly chest-on-chest (I think that's what you call it). Now it has MY stuff, stuff I didn't have "before. " Stuff that I look at and smile. Like the pink build-a-bear named "Candy." My sisters gave me a gift card for my 40th birthday and I made her. And She cracks me up. She's dressed for skiing and so cute. OH in my former life I collected Bears. I don't anymore. I still have the ones I did collect, in a box somewhere, but Candy Lives. And the cute little champagne glass candles? Target. My favorite store. And a cute, whimsical "spa day" bank that my mommy (and dad) gave me for my last birthday. It's silly and reminds me mommy loves me. And an old doll I bought Daughter in Spain when we lived there. She outgrew it, but I think it's precious...

And here is a jewelry chest that I always wanted but never had. Now I do. My sister helped me buy it on QVC. I adore it. Really. And my sewing basket is below it. Lest you think I am at all talented with sewing, I do buttons and the occasional crooked hem.




This is my triple dresser. (please ignore the crooked miniblind hanging down in my bathroom off to the left) I have always loved my triple dresser. The first suite of "real" furniture that we bought was our bedroom set. (sans the bed - that came later). We saved and saved and saved. And I love my triple dresser. I just realized I didn't take a photo of my lingerie chest - oh well, I like that, too. But this dresser, it has stories. And memories, old and new (see below)

My photo shop abilities are limited: here's the stories of my dresser treasures:

1) that's a jelly fish in a glass enclosure. The jelly fish glow in the dark. I think that is so cool. Friend Gave it to me as a present. And I love it. My kids think its creepy. I just think it's cool. And I like it. And it's my room. If you think it's creepy, leave.

2) that's a statue of the Virgin Mary that was given to my mommy by the "Mother's Circle" when I was baptized. That puppy is old. And it reminds me of my mommy and my heritage and my religious base. It says, "Home."

3) Those are shells that Friend and I found in the "Great Clam rescue of 2008." Some day I'll blog about that. It was a great day. A smiley day. And I look at those shells and smile.

4) That's a crazy jeweled blue crab that I found at Friend's Son's art boutique. It's cool. it's different. I bought it for myself b/c I like it. Another silly smiley thing.

5) OH my goodness, it's my Velveteen Rabbit. I got that bunny for Easter when I was like, 3? 4? I love him.... again "Home."

6) That's the only photo taken of my on my 30th birthday. It's Daughter and me in Portugal at the entrance of a Portugese version of "Sea World." It wasn't really a happy time - it was the first time Ex said, "I don't love you - I want a divorce." But it is a cute photo of Daughter and Me. So I like it. Plus she's holding a live parrot and she's so cute (my daughter, not the parrot) I can't help but smile.

So welcome to my world - my heart - my room. Thanks for stopping by...

15 comments:

smalltownmom said...

nks for stopping my my pink blog. I like yours too! Love your bed, it looks sooo comfortable!

laurie said...

wow. i love the bed. the pink, with the blue walls.

our bedroom is tiny. and boscoe--when he is able to jump up onto the bed, which is only about 1/3 of the time now--usually crowds out my husband, who then takes his pillow and pads across the hall.

DF said...

I can picture it just as if I was there.... Oh wait, I was! Great room. 'n tell Au thanks for the sublet for the night.

Jennifer said...

Isn't wonderful to only have yourself to answer to!? I'm currently living at home but decorating my own home with whatever I like, post divorce, is something i'm looking foward to. And I too will bring back my animals/dolls.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

I love the pink bed and everything for which it stands!!!

And you can borrow anything you want from my blog and sleep over when you're in town too.

Deirdre said...

Yeah for your own room! I have married friends who have their own rooms, and I think that's pretty smart.

Love your little skiing bear.

Mrs. G. said...

Girl, that is some jewelry box-I want a tour of that alone!

I can see why you love this room. It's beautiful.

stephanie (bad mom) said...

The joy in your voice as you talk about your room, your smiley stuff, your pink makes this a most beautiful place indeed.

laurie said...

ps "life of pi" grew on me. i didn't care for it at the start but grew to love it.

Angie said...

Great pictures! I LOVE your king-size bed, and don't tell my husband, but I'm jealous you get the whole thing to yourself! There is no better way to get a good night's sleep than to sleep alone.

Love your jewelry chest!

Thanks for sharing and for coming by my place. Oh, by the way, I caved and posted pics of the loft, but only after picking up hubbies underwear!

Have a great weekend.

katydidnot said...

i remember when i first got my effing giant king bed to myself. i wanted to do it all up in girly vibe, but never got to it. one day i came home from work and my mom had done it for me. she'd bought new sheets, quilts, lamps, a glass sid hartha head, etc. and rearranged the place. my little mom. it was awesome. my room.

Manager Mom said...

Thanks for sharing your house! I can't wait to read about the Great Clam Rescue.

And oh boy, is THAT post title going to get you some interesting search referrals...

Karen said...

Thanks for coming over to see my house. I love the pink in your room. I'm a pink girl at heart, but I settle for it being in my daughter's room for now.

myra said...

your room is lovely. all i can think of is that it's like a living scrapbook. all of your favorite things in one place. looks like perfection to me!

jenontheedge said...

What a soothing space! Great colors AND your favorite things. Very nice.