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..
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
(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
Here is a picture of Omi after she arrived in the USA
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:
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 paperweightshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paperweight
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.
Do You Know JESUS?
"Always be Thankful"
Mommy was here and survived this!
(she met my dad as a result of the Berlin Airlift
another incredable story)!
Pray without ceasing.
In every thing give thanks:
for this is the will of God in
Christ Jesus concerning you.
Also (speaking of Dorcas Lane,
you can ENJOY:
The Candleford Chronicle
a Lovely FUN web site: