Sunday, October 12, 2014

Fairytale Princess!

During my early years, I wasn't fortunate enough to have a nice bedroom.  I shared my bedroom with my sister for the first 14 years of my life.  I love my sister but she is a SLOB!!!  Once I had my very own bedroom, my inner interior decorator came alive.  My Mama didn't have money to buy me a nice bedroom set and comforter for my room, so I had to make due with what we had.  I remember crocheting an afghan for my bed.  I had this hideous gold blanket for my bed.  I crocheted the afghan with a hideous gold color yarn, cobalt blue and army green yarn.  I know, it sounds as bad as it looked.  I had that afghan for a number of years until the yarn started unraveling.  I currently have another afghan that I crocheted a few years later.  I no longer use it, but I just can't part with it.

When I got my first job while in college, I purchased a comforter from JCP with a bedskirt and pillow shams and matching drapes.  The comforter set had a white background with a botanical print.  Man, I was Uptown Saturday Night!!   also had matching sheets, which started my life long love of nice bed linens.  Over the years, my taste in bed linens has evolved.  Since I purchased my very first pair of matching sheets, I never slept on a set of sheets that were mix-matched again.

I think bedrooms are one of my favorite rooms in a home.  I guess it's because I like to see nicely made beds and beautiful bed linens.  I've been traveling with my current job for 27 years and I have been in some very nice hotels and some not so nice.  My favorite place to stay was at the River Inn in Memphis located in Harbor Town.  It is a boutique hotel.  Each room is equipped with 4-poster beds.  I honestly think you sleep better if you're sleeping in a beautiful space.   Here are a few beautiful rooms I wouldn't mind waking up in every day:

And, I think I finally have my own fairy-tale bedroom:

Good night and sweet dreams!

1 comment:

  1. I love the pictures you shared and you did such a great job in your own bedroom, too. It's such a pretty and cozy retreat. I can't believe you used to crochet your own afghans. Michelle, is there anything that you don't do? Honestly, I think you are my new hero... :)