Monday, November 16, 2009

Master Bedroom Bit by Bit

Remember, here, when I did a post on some of my Dream Master Bedrooms? Well, I am not anywhere near achieving my dream bedroom YET...but bit by bit I am working on it.

I now have a full gathered bed skirt (Pottery Barn), in white. A fluffy down alternative comforter (Bed Bath and Beyond) and my toile quilt (Pottery Barn).

Still no head board, curtains, lampshades or proper nightstands.

HOWEVER, I do have this marvelous old carved mirror....remember in some of my inspiration photos on this post, the mirrors used as headboards? I don't think I can do that, but I can get a similar feel with this mirror. More later...

Welcome Home,


  1. Oh, Penny. It looks dreamy already. What a showplace you are creating. Most people live with unemptied boxes for a year, and your place is already decorated.


  2. looks heavenly ! well done you !

  3. Hi Penny,
    Oh I love how your Master Bedroom is turning out. Its so fresh and pretty. I know what you mean about all the boxes lighting comes in. Your Chandelier over the dinning room table is so perfect with your french country look. I can't wait to see more. Isn't it wonderful to have a husband who "likes to help".
    Enjoy your day,
    Big hugs,

  4. Oh, it is looking sooooo good. Love it all. Hugs, Marty

  5. I know I am going to love this bedroom. It has my favorite colors. And, the toile coverlet is gorgeous.

    Now, you know I want to see more of the mirror. How large is it?

  6. Oh, Penny ... you make my Mondays! The flowers look so much better at their new home ... and look how happy they look!! and can't wait to see the RED door!! beautiful!! and thank you for sharing!!!

    Dee Brownfield

  7. Hi Penny, it's all looking so beautiful and really coming together now. I love the chandelier you picked for your dining room, just perfect! take care, Maryann

  8. I know you will find just the right piece for your headboard. Happy hunting!

  9. Pottery barn has the greatest stuff! I love your bed coverings! Can't wait to see the headboard you find or come up with!

  10. Penny Your new home is really starting to have the Penny touch to it...Love that Toile quilt...looks wonderful my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  11. I have seen the bedrooms in your previous house and I know when you are finished this will be beautiful. Gorgeous yellow toile! I like that it isn't the usual black or red, even though I love those colors. The mirror looks wonderful, I can't wait to see what you do with it:>)

  12. I'm so in love with the frame itself, I can't wait to see the whole mirror! Penny you have such amazing taste!

  13. I LOVE that quilt from Pottery Barn, Penny! Really pretty in there. You're going to have so much fun decorating your new home for the holidays.

  14. You are doing a great job, Penny and I think it's wonderful how you are using your pictures for inspiration. It is so much more organized that just window shopping. And I LOVE the yellow paint. It is turning into my NEW color!! And I love the toile comforter. Nice to see toile in something other than red, blue or black.

    Just beautiful!!


  15. Gorgeous - I LOVE your toile comforter! What a dreamy retreat you are creating Penhy!


  16. Oh, Penny, your bedroom already looks so pretty! Love your pretty bedding. Are you tired yet? :)
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

  17. O, Penny, I am just beside myself for all this to come together! It is looking so pretty, I don't know what to are creating your dream home and not many of us ever get to do that. CONGRATULATIONS on a job that is looking mighty fine, dear friend. I am totally in love with that comforter....

  18. That comforter is gorgeous! I am loving seeing you put your house together!

  19. Penny-You are working so hard and it is all coming together beautifully! That mirror would be a showstopper headboard. I like the round table beside the bed. I also love the covered table in the Better Homes picture in the inspirtation pictures. Good luck and keep us posted!

  20. It already looks great. Can't wait to see it with all the details. You're so good at the details! Mimi

  21. Hi's coming along nicely....can not wait to see your final touches....

  22. Little by little your house unfolds!

  23. I love those two bedrooms with the mirrors above the bed. I can't wait to see what you're going to do.

    I have a question. Is the down alternative comforter as light as a down comforter or is it heavy like polyfil? I've been thinking about getting one, but what I like about down is how feather light it is.


  24. Love the colors! I just love a fluffy bed with lots of pillows...

  25. What a beautiful bedroom! You are SO talented!

  26. Good morning Penny. WOW, I am loving the bedding. The yellow toile quilt is beautiful. LOVE that toile.

    My grandmother of very little means, on my dad's side, had toile wallpaper on her dining room walls. I use the term dining room loosely. She lived in a true little cottage and the main part of her cottage was all one room. The paper was only on the wall behind her table. I remember studying the paper and loving it. She only had one set of dishes and they were Fiesta Ware. As a kid, those dishes were the most fun with all the colors and I loved them too. I guess I loved decorating even then.

    Boy did I get carried away. Hope it didn't bore you. That memory just popped up. Smile.

    Your bedroom is going to be gorgeous. I am intrigued by the mirror.

    Happy decorating Penny.

    Hugs xoxo, Jeanne

  27. That comforter is just so pretty!
    I am so loving catching up with you and seeing all you have been doing! I have been such a bad blog frined of late I know...but I think about you so often. I know it is a lot of work re doing a home but I know you are enjoying the process. It is a joy to watch it and see all your hard work create something so wonderful.
    Bill and I plan to finally get down South by Spring. It has been impossible for him to take a day off since he changed over to the gov't office. When we went to Chicago we had to leave after worl riday and be home Sun. evening! Whew. I don;t want to do that when we go South. : ) So he is saving days...
    Now I am off to look through more of your posts!!

    Sending lots of love and hugs your way.

  28. Hi Penny,
    Your bedroom is coming along so nicely. The comforter is beautiful. I love the toile,(my daughter's room is done up with it in lavender and cream, with ticking stripes as well.) So pretty, each piece tells it's own story! And I love the color of yours, it looks like apricot, how soothing.
    I envy your new-to-you house with all the projects ahead of you - how fun!
    Stop by sometime for a visit!
    Heidi - Heart and Home

  29. This is going to so wonderful when you get it finished....

    Love the yellow...


  30. Penny with the talent that you have, I can see the created headboard in your mind! If I can see it, so can you! My sister once made the greatest headboard from an old oversized door...I hope you'll make your own, too! Can't wait to see it...

  31. It's all coming along so well now Penny, no grass growing under your feet!! Know you are having fun.....but also that it's hard work!

    As for the dried hydrangeas, I'll bring you a bunch next visit - just remind me, my memory is getting so bad!!!

    Hugs - Mary

  32. Very beautiful bedding! Your rooms get so much natural light...lovely!

  33. The toile quilt is beautiful. I love the color.