Monday, April 25, 2011

My Favorite Room

I have three rooms that I consider my favorites:  My sewing room, my loft and my tea room.  I consider these rooms my favorites because they are the only rooms in the house that I decorated the way I wanted, without any thought of it being too feminine for my husband.

I'm showing my tea room today only because the other two need a little cleaning and straightening first.  They are not photo ready!  I've shown my tea room before at Christmas time here.

Here's my very "me", froo-froo, feminine, room in the Spring.

Notice the little chandelier above the piano.  You all know how I love chandeliers.  The piano is at least 60 years old, passed down to my mother from my grandmother, and then down to me.  We've all taken piano lessons on this same piano, including my two sons when they were young.

The fainting couch was given to us by my sister-in-law.  She had it re-done and it's very old and beautiful.  The arms come down so that it lays flat.  When SIL was re-decorating her home she no longer had a place for this and knew it would go perfect in my room.

I have a small collection of red transfer-ware plates.  Some are hidden in a cupboard, but I love to see these hanging on the wall.  The small counted cross stitch quilt  of a piano next to them I made several years ago.

A hanging cupboard holds tea cups, a miniature crystal collection, and a Maude Humphrey collection.  The little purse necklace hanging on the door I knit from crochet string and beads.

This cupboard holds more teacups.  My better ones.  I also have a small collection of antique fan and floral vases.  The pillow on the floor is a cross stitch that I made.

More tea cups on the tea cart, along with a pewter coffee service that was given to us as a wedding gift by my cousin almost 32 years ago now.  Those rhododendron bushes in front of the window are almost ready to pop open and will be a beautiful purple any day now.  I'll get a picture of that when it happens.  It's so pretty, but they just don't last very long.

I made this tiny little Tea for Two quilt that sits on the tea cart.  My mother decorated the old antique silver spoon sitting next to it.

Now I need to get my other two girly rooms cleaned up and ready for their photo shoot.  Keep checking in.  My darling loft has yet to make it's pictorial debut.

Linked today to Show Off Your Cottage Monday
The Plumed Pen's Tuesday's Tea for Two
Lady Katherine's Tea Time Tuesday
Martha and Terri's Tea Cup Tuesday
A beach Cottage - Good Life Wednesday


Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Oh how simply charming! Pink and soft and lovely.

The arms go down! That's what a Fainting Couch does! I never knew that. :-)

Oh I too love the look of chandeliers. Although we don't have a one. -sigh-

Gentle hugs...

Denise said...

How nice to have a "girly" room all to yourself. I love how you have many treasured belongings that were made by you as well as special items like the piano or the tea service wedding present.

DJan said...

What a beautiful lady's room! And the couch, I agree it's perfect in there, and all those teacups and other absolutely beautiful things. I look forward to more!

Theresa said...

Good thing you have a fainting couch because I am about to faint from all of this beauty:) Love all of your pretties, but that tea for two quilt is my favorite!

I have my Family piano in my living room! It is a REALLY old upright:) Love the memories it gives me!

Have a blessed day, HUGS!

Kathy said...

I love this room - so very feminine - so sweet - love the piano - we have one just like it and it is being used by our church!
Love the fainting couch - beautiful- what a gift!
Hope you're having a blessed week,

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

found this thru the link up on Lady Katherine's blog. Just amazing. I look forward to the day when I can create a dedicated tea space! Thx for the inspiration!

Terri said...

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful tea room with us today! How wonderful to have such a room. I love all your tea cups, so many lovely ones. I hope you spotlight some close up for us all to see better.
I look forward to seeing your other girly rooms too!

Alissa said...

I'm coming, WOW, So beautiful room, so very feminine, so sweet, I look forward to seeing your other girly rooms too!

Best Wishes!

abeachcottage said...

Lovely tea room you have. Thanks so much for stopping by Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays and adding your link.

Gina said...

I love your tea room and all your teacups. What a collection! Just beautiful!!!

paul said...

a beautiful, beautiful room

what impeccable taste!

Grandma Becky said...

Oh I love all your teapots and cups and just need to come and have tea with you sometime. I pray you have a wonderful cruise to Bermuda! How fun is that?! Hugs!


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