Monday, September 19, 2011

A Bedside Vignette

There's not a lot of natural light in the master bedroom, which is just fine for sleeping, but taking photos in here is a bit tricky.

 Artificial light improves things somewhat, but also casts shadows that I don't notice while I'm propped up reading in bed!

I tell myself that I love clean lines and simplicity, but I'm always tending toward the ornate.

 I love Maria's Dreamy Whites serene French farmhouse style, for instance, but Joy's Savvy City Farmer rooms that appear in Romantic Prairie Style just give me a thrill!

I always incorporate the darker tones and touches of gold that are found in Joy's home, and have a higher number of  "objays" that I use in vignettes. I'll probably never have just a lamp and a drink of water by the bed! Here's a look at my bedside table all straightened up and dusted off.

The tapestry is a reproduction souvenir I brought back from Venice.

The glass lamp, drinking glass, and perfume bottle are vintage.

I found this small original watercolor portrait at a fleamarket. The seller may have thought it was a print. It reminds me of a Dutch Master, and has a signature that turned up nothing in my cursory  research. Isn't she fine?

Do you have any bedside treasure? Do tell!
 I hope you're off to the start of a great new week!
Ciao! for now!


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Bella said...

Hi J,
Oh I see the best of the linens have been stashed in the boudoir:-) What a gorgeous coverlet and those dripping in lace pillow slips.... sigh..... Are the back euro shams RA? I had a set of them in pink and they kept falling between the iron rails, I had to retuen them :-(
Love the cluttered nighttable, I can't do the minimalist thing either, treaures are to be seen, and that painting is a treasure, stunning really!!
I think the lighting you captured is beautiful soft, moody and romantic:-)

Katie said...

Your bedroom and linens are beautiful!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Your bedroom is gorgeous...oh the bedding is fabulous...very inviting!!

sissie said...

Your bedroom is so pretty and I'm glad to see that someone else loves lots of things on their bedside table.

I really like all of your treasures.


Honey at 2805 said...

Your linens and "objays" are wonderful and so soothing and romantic. I so admire your style!

I have lots of things of my bedside table though not so pretty as yours. It always a stack of books and chapstick.

Lavender Cottage said...

I like white in the bedroom and admire the linens on your bed. Your room definitely has a cozy appeal to it.

Kelly_Deal said...

Beautiful room!

Willow said...

Your bedroom is so lovely. If I did not already decorate mine in blue I would redo it in white.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Love the little girl portrait, beautiful. your linens look so comfy I just want to jump in!

Victorian1885 said...

What a beautiful room! Your treasures are a perfect setting for your Romantic bedroom!


Sizzle and Zoom said...

I use and collect vintage pillow cases. Yours are lovely. I love the soft brown and cream in your bedroom.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a beautiful blog you have! I enjoyed seeing all your lovely vignettes! That little girl painting is wonderful!


Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Jacqueline...

Your bedroom is GORGEOUS, my friend! Ohh...the bed linens are simply divine...I especially like the beautiful embroidered piece on top! It's lovely! Beautiful bedside vignettes too! I really studied your beautiful tapestry from Venice.

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely bedroom with us today!

Warmest autumn wishes,

the fishermans cottage said...

You have some very lovely treasures, such a beautiful room x

The Paper Mulberry said...

Oh Jacqueline this is absolutely enchanting! Your beautiful vintage finds are a complete delight and very charmingly displayed! Warmest wishes from an old farmhouse in England - Glenda xxx

stefanie said...

oh, its beautiful!!!!

Ido said...

Your bedroom is so pretty, I have whites and golds in mine, not too many golds but a few accessories here and there. Love the bedside table and the painted wall brick!
Have a great day!

A Cottage Muse said...

What a beautiful haven you have created!!
I'm sure your home will be gracing the pages of a book someday!

Jaybird said...

Generally my decorating tends to the "more is better" school. HOWevah, the bedside table has to remain mostly clear due to the most prominent decoration being a spoiled 10 pound cat!!!!! She sleeps there most nights...making sure that we don't have anything to eat that she doesn't get a share of! She also wants to be sure to be close at hand so that when the clock in the hall chimes 6 times, she can start licking my ear and patting me on the automated alarm clock :^)
Your home is beautiful no matter what you put where!!
Have a good week,

Linda said...

What eye candy you have provided for us. The entire setting is a delight, and I'm particularly drawn to the bed linens.

Jenny said...

Lovely vignette, and I adore those bed linens!

Stuff and Nonsense said...

so sweetly romantic

i love the little sparkles
of silver
cut glass

a truly restful
and pretty space
to call your own

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to fridays unfolded.


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