Monday, January 16, 2012

A Calming Place

I hope you are all enjoying the holiday. I decided to put off my usual Sunday chores and do them today. I needed a break from laundry and more laundry so I thought it would be the perfect time for a post about something calming:) 
I don't know about all of you, but I love my room. Sadly, I don't get to spend as much time there as I would like, but when I do, I take a deep breath and chill out. I need to remember to do this more often. My room houses a few of my FAVORITE things. 
I LOVE this old, chippy blue shutter. And yes, it does sit kind of crooked. I only have one.. I so wish I had two of them. I always feel like it needs to be somewhere in the house where more people can enjoy it too. I haven't found the right space so for's all mine:)
As you may know from many of my posts, I love shells too and I think these look so pretty with the blue shutter in the background.
This piece of furniture is so unique. I love the two drawers at the top. That was the selling point for this piece. The mirror above it is from The Rose Bowl Flea Market. I tried to take a picture without the bed in it, but no can do. My room isn't large.

This is my giant picture wall that I face if I am in my bed. It has so many favorite pictures of my kids and family. They are the first and last things I see each day:) 
You may notice the little string that looks like it is coming from the ceiling. Well, that is part of a little TV. It doesn't look pretty, but I have to let the hubby have something. BTW~~ He wants to mount a BIG one to the picture wall will be ruined:(( Stay tuned as to what happens. Yikes !
My "sitting " area. I got these two blue chippy chairs and this little table at the RB Flea Market. The chairs were originally bought to go outside, but I loved them too much and wanted to be able to see them all the time. they are. 
The print above is special to me!! I bought this print when I was in college and had it in my room. That was a LONG time ago....... It is a picture of France. I love the bike on the front (I like pictures with bikes). I have taken this  print to all the places I have lived and now it is right above my bed and I guess is sort of the head board since I don't have one.
It's certainly not in the best frame (not even glass) , but it is exactly the way it has been for many many years and I don't want anything to change about it. My best friend since I was four (Susie) has the same one in her house. 
Anyway, I hope you all have a calm space in your home where you can take a deep breath. We all need to remember to that.
I want to welcome all my new followers and thank everyone for the always nice comments. Doing this blog is another thing that calms me and lets me express myself.

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  1. Beautiful room. I just love the blue shutter.

    Hugs Bente

  2. Hi Cheryl!

    Your room is so calming and beautiful...LOVE the shutter and the wall of pics! :) Take care and enjoy your Monday off!!! :)


    P.S. Also love that framed pic too! :)

  3. Love all your blue and favorite color combination...that in itself makes a calm place!
    Hope you're having a good week.

  4. This is lovely. Thank you for sharing!

  5. I see why you love your bedroom. The shutter is wonderful because blue is my favorite color, never get tired of it. Love how you brought inside the wrought iron chairs and table. And what a great wall of family photos. Love the frames.
    Mary Alice

  6. I so need a room to myself right now. I would prefer that it not be my bedroom, even though I LOVE yours. We recently moved to Montana (where we currently rent a small home) from Texas where we sold our renovated historic home. I didn't have a "room of my own" there either. I want a room where I can sit and dream, with a long desk or table to spread things out on while I work on them. I need a place to set my laptop and sewing machine. Having to pack up the sewing machine to make way for dinner doesn't encourage me to pull it out! We're looking for an old farm. Even a barn room that's just mine would suit me fine. I love your blog and photos! Eva -

  7. Love your wall of photos! I am something just like your blue shutter, however, I have two...Just need to clean them up a little, they are still in garage....

  8. my favorite part os the wall of pics. It's awesome!


  9. I just love your dresser and the bike picture is very special,especially since you had it since college! Your room looks calm and refreshing. Love your picture wall.
    Eileen@cottage beach house

  10. Very pretty room decor and I love the photo collection on wall... very nice idea. Thanks for participating in SHOW OFF YOUR COTTAGE MONDAY and bringing me here~


  11. You know, I'm thinking..... I'll bet if you put your mind to it you could come up with something amazing to frame a flat screen tv amongst your photo wall. Bravely go where no woman has gone before......


  12. HI
    I'm your new follower.
    love your bedroom specially the picture wall.;)
    have a good day


  13. This is in deed a lovely, calming space and very pretty. I can totally understand why you like it so much.

  14. Oh Cheryl, it is so wonderful. I feel calmer just visiting your blog and reading about your calm place...seriously. What a wonderful post today.

    Big hugs,

  15. What a beautiful home and blog you have. And to be featured in Romantic Homes is wonderful. Saw you on Debbie Doo's Newbie Party and here I am. I am now following you!


  16. I had that same poster in college too.....also a long time ago and have since visited Ile-St.Louis many a time. Thanks for reminding me of it! Great memories of much less complicated times!

  17. What a pretty haven you've created, perfect place to escape to!

  18. soooo pretty!!! I have a shutter that I'm getting ready to install soon, so this caught my eye at Kristin's party :) Love your beachy frames on your gallery wall. Nice to find you!

  19. How pretty! I really love your gallery wall too. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party. You have a beautiful blog!

  20. What a pretty, peaceful room, Cheryl! That dresser is awwwwesome! :)

    xoxo laurie

  21. Hi Cheryl!
    I have to tell you that I absolutely love your picture wall! In fact, I love all the pics...thanks so much for sharing your peaceful room. I love it.

  22. My calming place is my "studio". I have a bright red sofa facing a cabinet filled with art supplies and little favorites. I sit on the sofa with my laptop or iPad and grade papers or play on the computer. An armoire is my workspace. When my schedule allows, I work there- creating calms me. We all need that special place.

  23. It's all beautiful, but I especially LOVE that GIANT PICTURE WALL! Have a fabulous Wednesday - Tanya

  24. Your gallery wall is stunning. Men and tv's what is a woman to do?

  25. A beautiful place, I too love the gallery wall. Thanks ever so much for sharing. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

  26. Thank you for sharing your beautiful & calm space with us, Love the Shutter, Love the little blue chairs & your wall of photos is Perfect ~ hope you'll stop by

  27. Love your picture wall--what an awesome collection of cool frames!

  28. Beautiful! it looks so calming and refreshing. Love your frames collection :)

  29. Your bedroom is lovely and I especially like the beautiful dresser. I'm off to see more of your blog now.

  30. This is crazy, I just found your blogg today and I am currently in the process of redo my master bedroom and I have the exact same print that we have had for years that I planed to put over my bed and a similar blue single shutter. I fell like I found my new favorite blog. Love your style.

  31. I love your picture wall and the dresser is fabulous! What a calm and pretty room. Thank you for linking to the Open House Party.
    xo, Sherry


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May you have a happy day:) Cheryl