Tuesday, July 21, 2009
~ Memories In Mother's Bedroom ~
Come in, won't you ... may I offer you a spot of tea & cookie?
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When we moved Mother out to the east coast to be with us, we lost her shortly thereafter. I kept her bed & dresser. Above the dresser is some of her crochet work that I had museum framed to preserve. On the dresser is her Mother Maggie Carty Neu's picture album from Ireland w/ancestors photos, on top is G'ma Maggie's book of poetry & glass case. My children's picture when they were ae 2, 3, & 4. Mother's pincushion & hat pins are in the center.
The bed is draped in an Irish crochet coverlet accented by the quilt at the foot of the bed G'ma Maggie made . This bed was one of G'ma Maggie's when Mother was a child. I did not repaint the bed, leaving the 'beauty marks' just as it was when Mother had it.
The teacup chandelier was made by Brass & Copper in Maryland, specifically for this bedroom. The teacups have touches of blues & soft pinks, picking up the colors of the bedroom decor. Gail, shabby*cottage*shoppe on ebay, makes the colored light bulbs, I used blue in this chandelier.
Harold's family photos adorn the one wall. The antique rabbits beneath were a gift from our cleaning lady, years ago.
Our plate ensemble on the wall has (2) of Mother's dried flower pictures that dressed her walls in her home for as long as I can remember.
Above the bed are vintage nursery rhyme silhouettes, a part of my vast collections. I don't recall where we got the wash stand nor the rocker (draped with Mother's apron) but they fit so well in this room.
Thank you for dropping by. I hope you enjoyed our visit.
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