Tuesday, January 31, 2012

My Safe Haven

Do you have a safe haven?  Is there one place in the entire world that you
feel absolutely safe, cared for and loved?  For many of us, that place is in
our own homes and it is for me as well.  But I have another safe haven where
I love to be and that place is at my Mother's house.

This is the bedroom that she completely redecorated for me when I went up
to visit her in Canada this fall.  She is one amazing lady!

Come on in!

My Mom spent many long hours redoing this room and selecting just the right
pieces to make this bedroom a real haven for me when I visited.  The pretty
hand painted nightstand is new.  Above it is a beautiful picture from the
Victorian Trading Company and above the bed is another piece from them as
well.  You can get your family name embroidered on a lace doily and have it
framed.  It turned out just beautiful!

A vintage Jessica McClintock lace dress graces the wall.
It was found at a favorite antique store.

She made sure that I had all of the comforts of home including this gorgeous
pintuck comforter set.  I can still feel it wrapped around me...so comfortable!

The pillows were glorious!  They were memory foam pillows and were
probably the most comfortable pillows I've ever slept on!

A lovely warm throw and a picture book made
me feel right at home.  This book is about Alphonse Mucha,
an art nouveau artist who is really popular.

Don't you just love this wrought iron settee?  It is quite heavy and Mom
found it at Pier One.  I love how the lush aqua cushion picks up the aqua
in the lady print on the wall to the left.

The gorgeous rose print above the settee was found at a thrift store and
she kept the original color of the frame to tie in with the dark walls.

This is the window seat where I spent many moments looking out my
home town below.  It's always so good to be home with family...

The late afternoon sun has left the room in a dusky glow and it's the perfect
time for curling up and reflecting on how lucky I am to have such an
amazing woman for my Mother.  She always makes it good to go home again...



caThiE said...

Wow, Stacy, what a sweet mom you have to make such a lovely and comforting space for you! And what a beautiful view out the window. Thanks for sharing. . . hugs

Julie said...

Oh, this is gorgeous. I love, love, love that wrought iron settee. How sweet of your mother to redecorate it for you.

It's wonderful to have a safe haven, a sanctuary.

Ali said...

Your parents' house was always so interesting to visit! We loved exploring each room and seeing what changes had been made since the last time we'd been there. I think I know what room that is and it was always my favourite one in the house. Just LOVE the window seat and the view from that bedroom! Thanks for sharing and bringing back some of my own memories of a special house!

June said...

What a gorgeous room Stacy!!! Your mom is so sweet to fix such a beautiful place for you to curl up while you're there. I can't believe the view out that window!!!
I hope all is well with you.
hugs from here...

Pollyanna said...

So glad you posted about your Mom's house. That room is so charming and calming too, even with your amazing pics it hard to capture the feeling there. I loved it!!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I can't believe your Mom did that for you!! No wonder why you hated coming home. she knows you well! it looks like all of your favorite things! I was wondering if memory foam pillows were any good!


Georgianna said...

How absolutely lovely, serene and welcoming, Sandy. A special refuge – no place like home. You and your Mom are both fortunate to cherish that. xo – g

Shabby Shan said...

Hi Stacy,
Your Mom did a wonderful job decorating your bedroom! It is beautiful!!! Thank you for stopping by for a visit!

Shabby Shan's Cottage

Vintage Rose Collection said...

Oh Stace, this is very charming! Looks like a cozy B&B! Great job!

Miss Gracie's House said...

How sweet! And pretty, too! What a wonderful place to go home to.