Monday, February 20, 2017

Sweet Dreams

Hello lovelies, welcome to my flower-filled boudoir. Yes indeedy, the boudoir, the place of sweet dreams is finished (well.....with just a few little things left to be done); it is in full dress so to speak.



Just to let you know I am now standing upright......all five feet nine inches of me. When you last visited my place I had the bearing of Quasimodo but now all is well, I am standing tall once again.

I have been busy these past weeks finishing my quilt, stitching a curtain and tarting up the boudoir here and there. With the exception of the stitching of a few cushions and some pillowcases, together with a li'l machine sketching of a lampshade, it is the place of my sweet dreams.

The curtain took an age. You've heard the saying "measure twice, cut once"........well I measured my curtain throughout the stitching, over and over and over again, but still in places they were not even. It seems to me my linens took exception to being cut and stitched, but after a dizzying amount of time and endless unpicking of seams they are finished and now hang ever so prettily at the window. But....before I give you a bo-peep let me begin at the beginning.

As I intimated before, I decided to fashion the curtain out of more of my embroidered linens which I have been acquiring over the years. Before stitching could begin, first all my linens had to be washed.



Love, love, LOVE the vintage trolley and washing basket. I happened upon these relics in a second hand store with a "NOT FOR SALE" tag on them. So.....how did these vintage beauties happen to come home with me?? Mmm...I wonder if tackling the lovely proprietor down to the ground and pummelling her on her chest till she gave in, had anything to do with it!! =)




All those lovely ladies hanging in in the sunshine do surely make my heart sing.


Though I washed all my pretty ladies, I decided to only include this lovely southern belle encircled in a pretty ribbon and lilacs. With  the linens washed, dried and folded, the 'FUN' began.





I facetiously say FUN as the stitching of this curtain wasn't at all pleasant. I encountered so many problems with it but it is finished and hanging at the window, so all is forgotten.


I love the finished curtain at the window. I can hear your thoughts ticking away......but what about your husband.....does he mind having all these lovely linens draping the window?? Believe it or not, he loves it. The southern belle smiling at him rather serenely doesn't seem to bother him at all. =) Besides, because the curtain is made of vintage linens with mostly backgrounds of cream or white with embroidered flowers here and there, it creates a lovely calming ambience. Also, as the curtain is pulled right back during the day, it disappears into a blur of pretty pattern.

With the gorgeous flowers on the wall singing the most lyrical of songs, the ripping up of carpet and the painting of the floor done and dusted, the painting of furniture with a lick or two of chalk paint, the stitching of the curtain; and the last quilting stitch on my scrappy quilt having been stitched......let the room reveal begin!
















From very early morning, Old Man Sun trickles his rays into the bedroom like a warming caress, and as the momentum of the day journeys on, engulfing this most delightful room with bright and happy sunshine. Although his beaming smile is always welcome, the sunshine does perish the quilts that rest on the bed. The hexie quilt that I fashioned years ago has perished a little and requires a little tender loving care to repair it. Therefore, I change the quilts often.....hence the reason why a smattering of quilts rest in the pretty cupboard beside the bed, and even more reason to stitch some more pretty quilts. The Cathedral quilt is my next "to do" pretty. Hopefully it will be singing a hallelujah chorus, resting ever so prettily on my bed, before my pretty scrappy quilt fades into anonymity. :)



The boudoir is a most enchanting room filled flowers and sunshine which beams through the windows all day long. It is a place of quiescence and the dreaming of sweet dreams. It is a delightful place, both day night to luxuriate in. It is a place to enjoy lovely lie-ins, sipping a cup of tea and reading a devotional before the busy day ahead. Yes indeedy, me thinks the boudoir is my new favourite place......but then there are a few of those around here.




Until the next time..........



Sharing this week at Jann's, Share your Cup, linky party.

54 comments:

  1. Oh My Kim!! I think if I could wake up in that beautiful room I would think I had landed myself in heaven!!! Soooo, soo gorgeous. You should definately feel very proud indeed my friend - all your hard work has paid off & you have created such a stunning boudoir. I spy a gorgeous mat on the floor in your 4th to last photo that looks rather like a huge doiley over something??

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  2. This is so pretty, and beautifully unique too. x

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  3. All your efforts have been well worth it. What a beautiful space to sleep and dream.

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    1. Thank you, Ann. It is such a happy place. Kim Xx

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  4. What a beautiful room, I love it! it looks so inviting and welcoming :)

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  5. You know what precious....I'm not one to babble on about washing lines and stuff....but there's a certain charm about a washing line full of beautiful linen. They all whisper a secret story to each other, almost like ladies sharing afternoon tea. My toes have curled up with warmth. I'm sure your husband doesn't mind all the floral, girlie, bright look.....if he ever wants his tea made again. lol. I love all your photo's....they're so yummy and inspiring. Thanks for your beautiful cheery post. xx

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  6. Who wouldn't love your works of art. I know my husband would be very happy to have such a wonderful curtain hanging at our bedroom window.
    Have a fantastic week :)

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    1. Your husband is obviously a man of exquisite taste!! =D Thank you for visiting. A fantastic week to you, also. Kim Xx

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  7. The wonderful floral world of Kim ;)
    Have a beautiful week !
    Anna

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  8. so many beautiful, extra special touches. so many pretty items i remember from other posts. it all came together so beautifully!!!

    i LOVE the laundry hanging on the line...the pretty laundry basket sitting aside it. you take amazing images, they are so creative!!!

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  9. Wow, wow, am I dreaming?
    Your post is a feast for the eyes, with all those lovely hand crafted things.

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    1. How lovely of you to say such sweet comments, Loes...thank you. Kim Xx

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  10. Your sweet little world is a world of beauty and charm, inspiration and cretivity, it's a world that causes one to slow down and enjoy every little simple thing in life. Oh friend, what a delightful world you live in {{smiles}}

    After seeing your beautiful photos my Monday will now be simply perfect....thank you, sweet Kim!

    Love and hugs to you!

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  11. What a lovely spot you've created for you & the Mr. Your linen collection is impressive, along w your quilt collection! Dream wonderful dreams!

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  12. So pretty and serene! Your curtain is just lovely and perfect with your wall of flowers and pretty quilt. I only got a glimpse of the floor but I love that you painted it white. How nice that your hubby enjoys the room too!

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  13. I cannot believe my eyes, darling Kim, you're really incredible, how stunning this room has become and how much work you've done to make your boudoir such a special place where dreaming like in a fairy tale, thank you for sharing such loveliness today, you've put my spirits so high, sweetie !

    Sending much love to you,
    with the deepest gratitude ever,
    I'm wishing you a most wonderful new week

    XOXO Dany

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  14. Love that fun room. No matter what the weather is outside, you have a garden blooming everywhere. I confess I don't stitch, but am constantly picking up lovely pieces with plans to utilize them. Even now, I have a fun hand crocheted doily/apron with long ties, tied of my bedside table. Crazy it is made with the 50's variegated tatting threads in pastels, LOVE IT. I'm sure you would make something fabulous with it, Sandi

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  15. What a lady of contrasts - first of all she's pummeling a poor shop keeper over possession of a laundry cart and then she returns home to such a pretty flowery room. Lucky you to have a husband that isn't out of sorts with it!! I do love your curtain and wish I dared create something similar...my husband, however, wouldn't be happy with it.

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  16. Oh my dear Kim, your boudoir is indeed so colorful and exudes loveliness at every glance. Your curtains certainly turned out gorgeous, after all your work. I love, love, love your scrappy quilt. It's such a work of beauty and art. I remember you cross stitching that darling chair, and doesn't it look perfect in your room. The chandelier adds such a bit of glamor, too. Thanks for sharing the prettiness with us. ❤️

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  17. Kim, did you really throw that lady down to the ground and beat her in the chest?! Too cute! You did beautiful work on everything! Love the curtains and quilts especially! Thank you for sharing and inspiring us. xo

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  18. Oh Kim your lovely room has come together perfectly. Sorry to hear you had such a time with the curtains but so glad you did not give up they look fantastic, even when they are all open and you can see hints of the patterns.
    Your quilt is beautiful also, love the colors and sweet pillow to top it off! Like the use of mirrors in the room, especially on the tables, and nice way to display your lovely quilts that are not in use also!
    I bet every time you walk into your lovely room you just can't help but smile. Thanks for sharing the completed room!

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  19. Love your pretty bedroom! I would love to have a chandelier in my bedroom. Nancy

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    1. Chandeliers are lovely aren't they. Thank you so much, Nancy for visiting my place and making me smile with your sweet comment. Hope you have a lovely week. Kim Xx

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  20. Oh my, oh my!! That is a room of dreams! The curtains are amazing and everything is just SO pretty.

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    1. It is a room for sweet dreams, Jayne. So happy it is finished....well nearly! Wishing you a lovely week. Kim Xx

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  21. So, so beautiful! It really like the boudoir of a fairy tale princess :)

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  22. Dear Kim,
    you've created a haven for your dreams and most of them become reality! Keep dreaming dear friend and thank you for letting us have a glimpse of your heaven!

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  23. So gorgeous, Kim! Tell me again how you glued the flowers to the wall, please. What kind of glue do you use?
    The curtain is a masterpiece. Well done!
    I'm glad your back is better, friend!

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  24. Oh Kim, this is beautiful! I'll start with the linens all hanging so sweetly on the clothesline! Who wouldn't want to fold all of that! I love washing, ironing and folding my vintage linens!!! What an amazing collection you have! :) The bedroom is adorable. So perfectly charming! If that were my room I don't think I would come out very often! LOL! the curtain turned out beautifully too! I love your home and all of your sweet vintage touches. You are so talented! I can only dream....xo
    Linda

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    1. I do try to make any excuse to linger in my pretty boudoir, Linda. =) There is just something about washing, ironing and folding vintage linens, isn't there. I am afraid my cache of pretty linens is rather depleted now....but that's okay as it just means I can acquire some more! Thank you so much delighting me with your visit and sweet comments. I hope you are having a lovely week...perhaps fashioning another one of your gorgeous pretties?? Kim Xx

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  25. Hello, I've just found your lovely blog. Your work is beautiful and full of glorious pretty colours.

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  26. my [late]mom used to say that a nice woman makes her home HEAVEN for her family and i can see your love showering on your home all over the walls and furniture!!!
    happy health my dear,stay blessed always!

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  27. Gorgeous indeed, Kim, lovely to see someone enjoying such beauty.
    I couldn't help wondering if you know Stephanie, as you blog reminds me of her posts.
    If you don't know who I mean let me know.
    Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}
    {Thank You Candy at Shaz in Oz Blog}

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  28. Oh my goodness, I don't how you do all you do. What a beautiful job you have done. Your bedroom is just so cozy...it just makes me want to snuggle down in those lovely quilts and be mesmerized by all of those wonderful blooms! The little laundry cart is beyond cute and I hope the lady at the thrift shop forgave you for tackling her :) I am collecting vintage linens myself in the hopes of making some window treatments for our little farmhouse in the meadow that we plan to build in a year or so. Thank you for being such an awesome inspiration! Hugs!

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  29. What a peaceful paradise you have stitched together Liz! I loved seeing how you incorporate all the little projects together. It looks lovely, and I'm so glad that your husband approves of this very pretty room too. Gorgeous work!
    Hugs,
    Wendy

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  30. oh wow how beautiful, that curtain is a work of art, I just love your boudoir. :) xx

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    1. Thank you, Linda. I am happy with how the curtain turned out. Hope you are enjoying a lovely week. Kim Xx

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  31. Your talents abound and are just endless, I do believe, my dear Kim! OH, I would be so scared to cut into those old linens! You are an amazing soul. I wish we could craft together. I would let you hold the scissors, lol! I can imagine how tricky it was getting the linens to do what they were supposed to do! It turned out amazing! I loved all the sweet peeks of your bedroom, and the quilt, the papered wall, all of it so delightful! Hugs to you today dear friend, and so glad you are upright again :)

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  32. What a lovely place you have created, dear Kim! Just like in a fairy tale. How do you ever manage to leave this place every morning?!!

    -Soma

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  33. Hi sweet Kim. I have missed hearing from you. I hope you both are doing well. Your post today is a feast for the eyes. Such gorgeous creations and your bedroom is so colorful and charming. Love, Mildred

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  34. I'm awe struck as I sit here. Such beauty with every turn of the camera. With every click one more shot of gorgeousness shows forth your amazing God gifted talent, Kim.
    You have created a most beautiful and peaceful looking room, oh how I would enjoy the tranquility of resting in such a place.
    Well done!!
    Though I am not crafty, you are quite the inspiration.

    Bless you ♡

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  35. How absolutely stunning, the curtain is just so beautiful, a piece of artwork. You have the most amazing boudoir, it must be so hard to leave it. I would love to look around your home, you have such an exquisite eye xx

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    1. You are very kind, Cheryl....thank you. Kim Xx

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  36. Oh my, how could one help but not be smiling from ear to ear when they walked into this room? It's just filled with delight! The curtain turned out so wonderfully with all of your sweet ladies. You never cease to amaze me my friend! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. 'Tis always a delight to share at your fun party, lovely Jann. Thank you for swinging by and leaving such a sweet comment. Kim Xx

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  37. Gorgeous work Kim, I´m sure I would sleep like a log in your dreamy bedroom, so bright and beautiful.

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  38. This is wonderful, Kim. I love the room, all your makes, the pretty flowers. You did well! And well deserve the trolley and basket, they are fantastic.
    Amalia
    xo

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  39. It looks so lovely and homely! I am glad to see the embroidered chair again, that one is a true success! Anna x

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    1. Thank you, Anna. Yes, my pansy-embroidered chair lives ever so happily in the boudoir.....it feels right at home. =) Wishing you a fabulous, lovely lady. Kim Xx

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  40. Yes, indeedy, a wonderful, happy, cozy room - the stuff of dreams.....a flowery bower - oh, I would not want to come out! Everything is lovely...every little thing <3 So inspiring! Thank you for sharing your beautiful boudoir. Hugs xo Karen

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    1. A "flowery bower".....such a perfect phrase!! One cannot help but smile in there....'tis a pity I have to come out....sometimes. Thank you for your gorgeous comments, Karen. I hope you are enjoying the most splendid of weeks in your beautiful part of the world. I would imagine Spring is begin to bud beautifully. Kim Xx

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  41. That is the most beautiful...and happy room I've ever seen. It just makes you smile to look at the photos. I love that old linens and the quilt? Oh my...gorgeous! I would be in and out of that room all day! Hugs!

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  42. I can barely speak, such beauty, such design, such sweetness. This is by far my favorite of any and all boudoirs I've even seen. The curtain is glorious - and so very clever, the quilt divine and in my favorite shades, and the flower wall - well that will never be exceeded - it is simply spectacular. May all your hours there be "florious".

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  43. This is literally my third time visiting this beautiful, creative post Kim! LOL!! I'm just so inspired by your creativity and your talent to bring the outside world in. I love the vintage curtains....and especially them hanging on the clothes line. When I was a young mom I hung out all our clothes (well not the undies and sock..LOL) But I just love fresh crisp sheets brought in from outside. Again...thank you for sharing your creativity with us. I always smile and feel happy when I visit.

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