Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Pink Room Make Over

During the time that my computer was dead and broken,
 We did manage to accomplish many "new home" DIY updates.
I thought that you may like to see the finished Master Bedroom make-over...

 Here is the "BEFORE" picture!
It may be hard to see, but the BRIGHT PINK
 was also very GLOSSY!!
(also the previous "teen-gals" used an abundance of
strong musk cologne that lingered heavy in the room for months)!

Many of you prayed for Mommy last spring..
(Pulmonary embolism)

and it is such a blessing to see her up on a ladder!!
She is such a HUGE Blessing in our lives! 
(wouldn't listen to me to stay down)!
And her expertise was priceless!!!
 Do you believe that she will be 89 this March?
(Thanks to ALL who PRAYED
and Glory to God)!

And he said, The things
which are impossible with
 men are possible with God
                             Luke 18:27     

(Hubby-Bear and I  did of course do the muscle stuff)
(I also can't help to boast a wee bit, that I hung the paper
on two whole walls all by myself while Mommy and Hubby-Bear
had gone off to their slumber)

Hubby-Bear doesn't mind this "Flowery Room",
for he has his own "Bear Den"- "Man Cave" to escape to,
where no flowers or fluff are allowed, when he needs a breath of
Man Bear Air!

My Grandma Omi made this Pillow cover when she lived
 in Germany when Mommy was a little girl!

(it was one of the few things that didn't burn
during the intense Berlin bombing!.....
only two small suitcases of belongings came through)

It is a CHERISHED reminder of  life's
struggles and God's grace
and provision

Here is a picture of Omi after she arrived in the USA
(post WWII)
Mommy and Omi always expressed THANKFULNESS
and never looked back at their WW II struggle.
(I posted a You-Tube video of their
 own city after the bombing that you can watch below bottom)
 Mommy made this for me when I was a little girl!
Each piece of silk or satin holds a story of someone in the family.

 The pink around the border was taken from my own baby bassinet!
And the turquoise blue is a piece of Mommy's maternity blouse!

Others are swatches from dresses or ties from three generations.
I remember sitting beside her as she embroidered all the colorful

Missy is struck by the elegant Beauty of this charming China  Lady
that we have named Mary after
the Lovely Mary of "An Historical Lady" Blog
A cherished  desk fits so well in it's new residence
(we are still wondering what we will do with the thrice painted floor)???
 green- greener -to chippy brown.....sigh..
 Got any ideas??

By the way have you stopped by
 The Rookery Ramblings Blog to purchase the 2012
Tasha Tudor Calendar planner?
And they may send you the Museum News letter with wonderful pictures
if you purchase something! You can help support the museum here:

Visit Shelly
at"Simply Shelly Blog" for a sneak peek of the newsletter :

 The antique books are kept safe behind the glass doors,
 and are relieved to be out of the boxes they were trapped in for the move.

Aren't glass paperweights just lovely?
"It's my one weekness"
(as Dorcas Lane of Candleford would say)
These were fun to collect from flea markets or yard sales.

Here are some interesting sites about paperweights

This shelf belonged to Hubby-Bear's Mom and she proudly spoke of
 how it came over on the Boat from England.
(I hope I can remember soon where I packed the shelf pegs...
somewhere very safe so as to not get LOST)!!
There is another rug braided by Mommy, and the chair pad was made by my Omi

Mama and Papa Mousiekin especially like the new room
for they are planning to hold a BALL here!
They will be using a music box that was a gift to my
 Great Grandma (paternal)and then handed down to me.
 It plays two beautiful waltzes.


Beloved, I wish above all things
that thou mayest prosper
and be in health,
even as thy soul prosper
that thou mayest prosper
3 John 1:2
Do You Know JESUS?
Listen to Sunday CHURCH 
with Pastor  CHARLES PRICE
of the Living Truth Ministries

Simon says:
"Always be Thankful"

                                            Mommy was here and survived this! 
                                    (she met my dad as a result of the Berlin Airlift
                                              another incredable story)! 

  Rejoice evermore.
 Pray without ceasing.
 In every thing give thanks:
 for this is the will of God in
 Christ Jesus concerning you.
                               Thessalonians 5:16-18

                                                          Also (speaking of Dorcas Lane,
                                                                 you can ENJOY:
                                                The Candleford Chronicle
                                                             a Lovely FUN web site:


                                                     Product Details
                                  (You can probably get the whole DVD series at the Library)
                                                      Product Details

                                         Many Blessings and LOVE , Linnie


  1. Your mommy is quite the encouragement. At 53...I could not be up on that ladder :) The things she and your Omi made are so well as your lovely room. Thanks for sharing the clip...such destruction ..thank God you Mommy and Omi we spared.
    I received that Tasha Tudor newsletter...I enjoyed it very much.

  2. What a wonderful post. You have so many things in your home with a rich history. Something to be very proud of.
    The room looks so wonderful !!!
    Have a great day.

  3. LINNIE! THIS IS a huge, a wonderful and impressive makeover! It really is astounding how you can take something that is so, so.....LOUD and garrish (that color pink is a bit much, no?) and then turn it into a thing of great beauty. Your furnishing match everything so well and it looks as if it was meant to be that way! AND YOUR MUM IS LOVELY!!! BRAVO TO ALL! God bless you dearest, Anita

  4. My,my,my....You are a Blessed women! I am so honored to be able to know you so well and know that I can actually can come and see that BEAUTIFUL house! That room is SPECTACULAR!!! You made that room look like a room I have always dreamed of.

    I am sssooo happy that your mommy is doing much better. Love her too!

    Love you so much, your daughter,

  5. Beautiful makeover! I love your gorgeous quilt, too. :) Did your mom teach you how to make hand-braided rugs? I'd like that skill...

  6. My husband was standing behind me when I opened your post. I showed him the make-over and he was very impressed - as impressed as I am. He also has his "bear-cave" of an office that I call the "olde curiosity shop" and therefore does not mind flowers when they appear elsewhere. I remember the BBC 1990's set for Sherlock Holmes. The drapes in his sitting room were lavish Victorian roses on a black background. In no way did they detract his masculine mind from a puzzling case.
    Karen A.

  7. Dear Linnie,

    What lovely wallpaper and such a pretty room! The wallpaper reminds me of the old wallpaper in my bedroom. Our little windows are low so that the corgyn can peek out! What wonderful heirlooms your pillow cover, quilt, rug and chair pad, shelf, and music box are! We enjoyed our Tasha Tudor newsletter, too! Just love the stove on the cover of the Tasha calendar! Papa Mousiekin looks dashing in his plaid and Mama Mousiekin bears a striking resemblance to you at the ball! So glad to see your Mommy up and so active!

    Your friends,
    Diane and daughter Sarah and Tillie Tinkham the mouse at the Corgyncombe Courant

  8. Wow! What a beautiful room you have created! It looks like its been that way for decades, you'd never guess it was once a pink nightmare ;) so glad to hear that your mother is feeling well and looking great. She did a great job with that paper! What an amazing story she must have to tell...

  9. What a beautiful room!!!!

    The wallpaper is just lovely :-) And praising Our Lord that your mome is doing so well :-)

  10. I absolutely love the wallpower! This is a room that one could linger for hours in and still not see it all.
    And yes, having your dear mother with you in that fine shape is wonderful.

  11. Linnie, your bedroom looks beautiful!
    What a fantastic make-over.
    The wallpaper is very special, as are the lovely pieces you've inherited.
    They go well together :-)
    You have created a very elegant room that would be a delight to while many an hour away in!
    I have german ancestry's so sad to think of all the pain that war creates for everyone, nobody really 'wins'.
    How blessed we are to know the Prince of Peace..may He come speedily and in our day. Amen!
    Praise God for the continued health of your dear mother!
    Mine is 95 and was still standing on chairs at your mum's age - you simply can't keep a good woman down, lol!
    Love and blessings..Trish

  12. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Linnie, you have such a flair!
    You mum is wonderful---I couldn't wallpaper if I wanted to!
    Also loved the ball gallery---You looked beautiful.
    I hope you stop over to our NEW website and see our Colonial Twelfth Night Ball Gallery.
    Love and hugs,

    PS We will be presenting our DRESSING A COLONIAL LADY program for the Tasha Tudor Museum on July 21~

  13. What a glorious makeover, Linnie! The room is so romantic now, Goodbye PINK! (Although I adore pink in smaller amounts) Your mommy seems a lot like mine, who is 85. She taught me everything I know about wallpapering, and she is still going strong.
    Mu husband is in the process of re-doing a huge bathroom in our old house. I will be leaving my art table to hang that paper in a few days. I will be thinking of your mom whilst I stand on that ladder!

  14. Amazing, and such love and history! Thinking of you and your families, how blessed you are! Love and paw hugs from Miss Lilly

  15. Hello Linnie,
    Your bedroom looks lovely. You have put together a beautiful romantic look.
    God Bless
    Barb from Australia

  16. I love your room make over it is so warm and inviting. God bless you.
    mrs. J.

  17. Your room is a beautiful transformation! I loved seeing and reading about your family mementos and history. I did watch the you tube video. What man does to each other in war is a terrible thing. Praise God for bringing light out of the darkness. There is ALWAYS hope in Him! Blessings to you and your mommy this day. Lori

  18. Wow! all things in your room from the big to the little things are just precious! and every story behind each one is heart warming:o)

    How great to see 'Mommy' on the ladder and all her workings here and there in the room too! -love that :o)

    and I can't forget to mention the satan & silk quilt from your childhood days! It is so VERY pretty. What a keepsake your mom made for her daughter!


  19. Beautiful makeover! When we moved into our first house, the guest bedroom had plaid wallpaper and a carpet patterned to look like wood planks. We called it the "Ugly Bedroom" long after it had a beautiful floral theme redo!
    Thanks so much for visiting and commenting on Saved by Grace! Your blog is a blessing and I am now following it, and I invite you to follow Saved by Grace also:
    Love in Him,
    Laurie Collett

  20. Wow wonderful to see your Mom!! and the room looks amazing it really is breathtaking Love it ~Enjoy that new home what a blessing Love Heather

  21. Hello, I just found your lovely blog through the Rookery Ramblings. I love your room redo, it's so beautiful! What a blessing to have such treasured family heirlooms to enjoy. Best to you.


  22. I love what you have done here, my beautiful kindred!! And it is so good to see mommy in the photos here!!! Yes, how we all prayed! God is so very good!!!
    Be praying for your girl, here in Tennessee...books preparing for publishing along with a line of greeting cards. I have still not had time to figure out blogging troubles, but when things slow a bit, I'll try to amend the situation. I have missed all of you girlfriends so very much, but you never ever leave my thoughts and prayers!!
    Blessings and hugs,

  23. What a wonderful post, Linnie! I enjoyed it tremendously, and am so pleased to hear your Mommy is well (what a story of your family, my goodness!)And of course, I love to spy your Tasha Tudor day planner and Newsletter on your desk!