Tuesday, 25 September 2007

Romantic Country Party


It's a party!!!!

I love parties, why don't you step through my front door and join me . . .


in a little party celebration . . .
here's to Karla for hosting this wonderful event . . .


once you have had a little toast to Karla, come wander with me into my Grown Up room where you will see some of my favorite romantic pretties . . .

  • my rich tasseled portiere's (got that word from Gone with the Wind!) and matching tassel lamp
  • bird cages
  • one of my many collections of cherubs
  • and my Great Nana's chippy oak dressing table



and through to the main living area's where you can see . . .

  • a pretty corner shelf in my kitchen (thanks again Barb for the linen!)
  • a little white bureau in a corner of the dining room for special pretties
  • and a corner unit in the living that Babe's grandad made us for a wedding gift.

Up the stairs we go, to my very favourite rooms, our bedroom and my ensuite which I have all to myself as Babe's uses the main bathroom. Here is . . .
  • my dressing table with lots of treasured memento's
  • I love my bed and raggedy, taggedy eiderdown
  • and two corners of my pretty girly bathroom.


Across the landing is The Princess who has some pretty corners in her room like . . .

  • her china cabinet with all her special treasures
  • and this hand painted teddy basket that was full of beautiful baby gifts from Nana when we brought The Baby Princess home. It looked gorgeous whizzing around the airport luggage carousal with a big pink bow tied on it!


Do you know that as we have been wandering through my home I have noticed I have quite a few different collections like . . .

pretty mirrors

  • cherubs (actually I did know that one!)
  • pictures of roses (goes with out saying!)
  • greeting card boxes (there are another two on my dressing table)


and cushions!

Do you see the white cushion on my bed? Well that's our wedding ring cushion my Mum did for us in candlewick embroidery.

Come outside and have a look, I love bird baths and garden statues and pretty coloured enamel tea pots.



Let's sneak back into The Princess's room, ssssshhhh . . .


I love my home and all my pretty things but it wouldn't be a Romantic Home without Babes and
The Princess!

27 comments:

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

thanks for the toast!!

Jen said...

thanks for showing me through your very pretty house full of lots of pretty items
enjoyed the visit

Beth Leintz said...

I love the warm colors of your house- and one of the first things I noticed was the greeting card box- I have a soft spot for them, too. And your portem....drapes- are gorgeous- and if need be, would make a lovely dress ala Miss Scarlet.

Katrina said...

This is beautiful, you must be very proud! I love all your treasures...
-Katrina :)

The Fairy Godmother said...

Such a lovely home are you going to the Bloglandia Ball?

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Your home is so inviting. Thanks for sharing. Love your vanity...

Kitty

bluemuf said...

So many pretty items. I love your cherub collection. I have so enjoyed my visit.

Karen

Storybook Woods said...

So many lovely touches to your home. I love all the rosey accents. Clarice

Lisa said...

Hmmm. Beautiful space and treasures.

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Gorgeous!!
What a wonderful tour.... I will go back and look at each and every photo again!
We like a lot of the same things, so no wonder I think your home is so lovely!
:)

Natasha Burns said...

Great pics of your lovely home Rachael! It's so inviting and warm!

Bejeweled said...

I just love your tours ... they make you feel like you are right there with you. :) Thanks so much for the tour of your beautiful home and all the lovely treasures in it!

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts said...

Oh, my, everything is so lovely! A feast for the eyes! Thanks for having us over!

Flea Market Queen said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful home...
Priscilla

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

So many pretties! I'm going to go back and look again!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Looks like home to me! I love it all Rachael :)

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Your home is just lovely! Thanks for sharing!
Barbara

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Ooooh, everything is so pretty! I like the way you presented it too!

I also like your shop, wish I could visit there!

Katherine

Debbie said...

Thanks for the champagne and tour of your lovely castle. Hope we didn't disturb the princess!

Girl About Town said...

Such a beautiful home! Thank you for letting me visit!

She'sSewPretty said...

Beautiful decorated rooms! Thanks for sharing!

Julia said...

Wonderful! I love it !!

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

You have a beautiful home! I love so many things I can name them all! Your daughter is so precious sleeping in her bed. Dont you just love to watch our babies sleep? I love to watch me sweet boys when they are sleeping. So innocent and precious!

Hugs,
Amy

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Rachel, your home is so pretty! I love the cherubs and roses of course!! What a sweet little princess you have there!! Heather

Regina said...

Wow ! what a beautiful home,it's so
inviting and warm.
I love roses and cherubs of course.

Regina

tami said...

your house is beautiful,just love the way you decorate! tami

Stephanie said...

Ahhh, we are going to get along just fine! We share the love of mirrors, cherubs, & the GWTW curtains!!!

Thanks for sharing your beautiful home!

Stephanie
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