Thursday, April 23, 2009

Our Childhood Bedrooms Linky Party!!!!!

I've been so excited about this party since I first heard about it from my "Soul Sister" and host, Misti of Studio M Designs. She is extremely talented and has an Etsy store that has been featured on very well-known blogs. Her unique creations, called "Sknobs" are adoreable hand-painted knobs of all kinds for every room in your house. They're huge and very well-priced. Be sure to check out Misti's blog today for other posts of your fellow bloggers' childhood bedrooms.

My childhood bedroom still has the original furniture! It was Ethan Allen. My wonderful mother has always been great about preserving things from my past, including baby clothes, old toys, dolls and even the furniture looks brand new. Don't know how she does it! I took pictures of how my bedroom looks today, but strangely, it really hasn't changed that much from when I was little. Of course it has fresh paint and hardwood floors now, and the bedding and window treatments have changed, but everything else is still the same. So let's go take a peek, shall we??

My four poster bed never had a canopy because the top pieces didn't come off like they were supposed to. My big sister and I shared this room for much of my childhood so there used to be two of these beds in there. We would have so much fun making tents out of our beds by hanging sheets from the posters. Our imaginations went wild as we pretented to be in our own "homes". She was a bossy thing my big sis, but I only have good memories of sharing a room with her. Love you Darcy!!!!!



The furniture is a bright and cheery yellow and my carpets were a kelly green (my parents let me pick the color out myself!). I think the wall color was yellow too, but I can't remember at the moment. The curtains were white with lace eyelet trim - very sweet and dainty.



This is where I did my homework. Those dolls on the desk hutch are Little Women Madame Alexander dolls and are still on display - it's like I never left!! The same with the Beatrix Potter stuffed animals. Like I said, everything remains in pristine condition.



More of the furniture - didn't I tell you? Mint condition!!! And no, I am not like my mother in that respect. Wish I was ;)



Even some of the original accessories are still there - like the lamp (how cute is that?) and the needlepoints as well as a framed picture of Raggedy Ann & Andy that my sister drew that won her an award in grade school.






So that's it! I hope you enjoyed the tour. And might I say that I think my mom has done a wonderful job of updating the room while preserving my childhood at the same time! Love the new bedding and adorable curtains and accessories. Thanks Mom for giving me such a great space filled with lots of wonderful memories! One memory in particular - having the window candles lit up when I went to bed at Christmastime. I will never forget that feeling - knowing that the big day was just around the corner - all because the window candles were now up in my windows, keeping watch over me as I sleep......

13 comments:

Beth in NC said...

That is really neat! What a blessing to be able to step back in time like that!

My cousin had the same bedroom set!

Carolyn said...

I think it is great that you have such good childhood memories and that your Mom preserved it all so well.
Carolyn

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

See Kim- soul sisters with the yellow furniture! I also had that lamp, but mine was white. This is so much fun! Your mom is great for keeping it together for you. I can't bear the thought of ever changing my boys' rooms. EVER.

Thanks so much for playing along and for the big ol' shout out! You're the best.

~Misti

Kimm at Reinvented said...

How cool that your mom has preserved your room so well. We moved around a lot when I was a kid, so I don't really have memories of any specific room. I enjoyed looking at yours with you!

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Oh Kim! How sweet! My sister had the exact same furniture, except hers is the white french provencial, and now her daughter has it in her own room. What great pics. I love that you remember everything so clearly and have such fond memories of it. Thanks for sharing - and thanks for the heads up on the cool Etsy site. I will check it out! Hugs, Barb

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What a happy room to grow up in! I really enjoyed seeing this. So cute. laurie

Southern Charm said...

Oh my goodness, what a great room to grow up in. I had to laugh when I saw your lamp. Totally from days gone by. I'm purty sure we had one of those too in white. We had that dark green carpet too. Oh, good times.

Jen r. said...

oh, how am itching to get my hand son that furniture! ;)
Send me a pic of your sewing table and I'll see what I can come up with! Jen

Happy To Be said...

What a fun room to grow up in girl..can't believe your Mama still has it all together...Maybe she's hoping you'll come home ha ha!! thanks for sharing...may you have a great day my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Looks like you could just walk back into being a teenager again! So cute! God Bless! Lauralu :)

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

charming. positivly charming! like you.....AND misti!

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

How neat that you are still able to go to your childhood room! My parents were quick to turn my old room into a TV/exercise room. lol

I love the furniture, it would be perfect today for a little girl. Great pieces just never go out of style.
~Michelle

Traci said...

Kim,
I've been reading your old posts tonight, and I've enjoyed them so much. I am cracking up at your childhood bedroom, so much like mine! My furniture wasn't yellow, but my carpet, bedspread, and curtains were. I also had a bed like that but with a canopy on top...yellow, of course. And I collected Madame Alexander dolls too. I still have them all in their original boxes! Did you know the old boxes are worth more than the dolls now? It is because of the picture of Madame Alexander on the side. You can see how she ages throughout the pictures. Thanks for sharing this precious little room. It brought back sweet memories for me too. Oh, to be a child again....
Traci