Sunday was a better day for me - felt like I'd been kicked in both the stomach and the back, but by midday I was feeling decent enough to get some work done around the house...which is good, because my best friend and her 7 year old daughter are flying in from California on Friday for a visit. I am so excited to see them and I really hope I don't have an attack while they are here. Since I don't have much else to say at the moment, I'll leave you with a couple of pictures of my guest rooms - all ready for Barbara and Theresa!
I call this my "pretty" room - as the mother of two sons, I finally got to do my guest room all feminine and such. The bed, bedding and nightstands are our old set - we upgraded to a king-sized bed a few years ago. I sewed antique handkerchiefs (that belonged to my Great Aunt Shirley) onto a sheer curtain panel - love the look!
The antique baby gowns belonged to my Grandmother and great uncles, and the quilt that is hanging from the armoire (formerly my entertainment center) was from that side of the family as well. It has a lot of damage due to moths, but I love to see it displayed.
This is my newest guest room, now that Max is living year-round in Denton. It's still a work in progress - walls are freshly painted and the blind is new (Max destroyed the old one). I have been planning this room for over a decade...see the gorgeous quilt? I won it in 1992 at a local craft fair and knew that someday it would be perfect for my "Texas"room. I want to get an old, weathered headboard - I think that it will look so cute with the quilt. The flag chest is from my family room (I am big on rearranging furniture - new looks without spending money!), and the painting was done by a local artist - it has barbed wire and rusted metal stars wrapped around the canvas and little words that say "Waltz across Texas" - love her work!
Note the floor situation - I need to get a room-sized carpet remnant, but a huge car repair two weeks ago put a stop to any extra spending. The dresser is from when Max was a baby, and the wall items are from his "cowboy room" when he was five. I need to dig out both boys' first cowboy boots and will accessorize with them and more Texas stuff...once I find everything. I also have Max's size 4T denim jacket hanging on the closet door handle - awww!