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......