Old Sweetwater

Old Sweetwater

Monday, November 15, 2010

More Of Our White Bedroom

I know it's near Thanksgiving, but please indulge me in showing our white bedroom in the next few posts (though we're still doing finishing touches). Click here to see what it began as when we bought the home and scroll down. I'll start with our autumn/Thanksgiving decor for that room. I adore those white pumpkins, so I bought this on which was originally $20, on sale for $7. The $40 wreath was on sale for $12.00. I had extra bittersweet, so no cost. Yay! The vase is one of two I purchased eight years ago and the column is VINTAGE - over 20 years old. The wreath's the only color in our all white bedroom. Next month I plan on setting a small Christmas tree on the column. What about those bargains? P.S. There's a rumor around the cottage that there will be a give-away in December!!!!!!























Okay, did I happen to mention the pumpkin is an impostor, fake, phony, faux  isn't real? It's a FUNkin. The best thing is I can use it over and over...year after year. Double yay!

















Even up close, it looks absolutely real! Anyone else have a FUNkin? p.s. I'm linking to Colorado Lady Vintage Thursday

38 comments:

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

I love the decor. That funkin is so cute. Nobody sells pretend pumpkins in Australia so I;m pretty impressed.

Cant wait to see pictures of the rest.

(Where DID you get the ironwork cross? - I LOVE it!)

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Jeanan,
I love the white, but I want to see more!!! I know it is all beautiful, inspired by beautiful you :)

It's me said...

That iron cross is amazing !!!! Janean.....and the rest what i see here also !! lovely post.......wishing you a happy new week.....love Ria....

Deb said...

so pretty...it does look real....

sissie said...

Cute funkin. Love it in white.

Very pretty.

hugs
Sissie

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hello Sweet One~ ~ ~
You have such a wonderful sense of style. Love the centerpiece. I really must get something together for the Thanksgiving table. Thanks for the ideas.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

d. reyné said...

I love funkins!
They are so much fun!
Great shots...I am still very much in a Fall mode at home...these pics made me smile!
~thank you!
Have a blessed week!
Hugs,
Donna

Sharon said...

Love the white pumpkin.
I also have a funkin that I use all the time.
Thanks for stopping by!!!
Have a great Monday

Pondside said...

I love the idea of a pumpkin that doesn't collapse in on itself if kept indoors!

FairfieldHouse said...

Janean,

These pumpkins eliminate the fear of rotting when displayed inside. So far I've lost two real pumpkins from my display but all I have to do to replace them is go out back and pick some more. Don't you love when retailers are in such a rush to push onto the next season that THIS seasons decor goes on clearance?

Your Friend,
Deborah

Farm Girl said...

Oh it looks so pretty. I have never heard of the Funkin before. I can't wait to see all of your hard work.

Oklahoma Granny said...

Beautiful arrangement. I've never heard of a Funkin.

Linda said...

I have some funkins, lol. :) Love those. And the white is so whimsical and charming. Love it.

Everything is looking great!

Anonymous said...

I don't, but now I will look for Funkins! I do have several of the orange ornamental pumpkins that I use Sept.-Thanksgiving.

Suz said...

My daughter got me intersted in white pumpkins...really I said at first
white? that's not fallish
Well this old dog is barking a new tune..I love them mixed with other fall colors....but I do have to say..ours are real from Iowa
I tried to see theold photos but was unable to..maybe it's because it's Monday
Please show us your room...wide shots please

Janean said...

suz, scroll down the page and you'll see the pitiful *before* bedroom in all its ugly glory! LOL!!!!

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Janean, this is just beautiful!!! It's totally not me, but I can totally find the beauty in it! I can't wait to see more of your white bedroom! Becky

PS - And how did I miss your pheasant post??? Not sure, but your examples were lovely! B.

SHERRI ROCHA said...

hello i just happened upon your blogg i think well be friends i had some of those pumpkins i got them at the goodwill for 1.59 each i had some plastic spray paint the kind for pld lawn furniture wow what a differense it made come join me at abeachhouseinmontana.blogspot become on of my new friends xoxo sherri

Bernie said...

I love, love, love the fresh clean look of your white bedroom. I even love your white pumpkin, it is all truly lovely.....:-)Hugs

Rita said...

Can't wait to see all the beautiful pictures of your "new" bedroom! Looking forward to each post.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Janean,

Love all your white...the cross and the pumpkin display is fabulous.
You must be loving the new look to your bedroom.
I put a pumpkin in under a cloche and it started to ooze something, so I think a funkin would be much better.

Happy week,
Hugs
Carolyn

Andrea said...

Blessings, hugs, and prayers,
andrea

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I'm lovin' the white on white!! And the FUNkin name is perfect!!

NanaDiana said...

You would never know it wasn't real if you didn't tell anyone. I saw some this year and meant to go back and pick them up at the After Halloween sale...and didn't make it...dratted job!! Anyway...the one you have is wonderful! hugs- Diana

koralee said...

Love your white funkin...I so thought it was real.

I do love white...white and more white.

Happy new week to you. xoxoxo

Dolores said...

I LOVE the white pumpkin sitting on top of the beautiful fall arrangement. The new term seems to be that it makes it 'pop'.... well it really does pop.
Beautiful cross too!

I have a large ceramic pumpkin .....I love being able to use pretty items from year to year.

Looking forward to seeing more of the makeover.

Nancy said...

You certainly put a lot of work into your bedroom. I love the all white. That one burst of color is just perfect.

On my silver and white Christmas tree last year, I had just two spots of bright red, a cardinal, and one oldtime Santa. It looked awesome, too.

Cindy said...

I'm drawn to white too. I like the varying shades from white to cream to soft beige.

p.s. I'm having a cookbook giveaway at my blog if you're interested!

Deborah said...

ooh-la-la so pretty!!
Love the white!
And that burst of colour!!

Deborah xo

Mari said...

I don't have one but it looks so real and so nice to decorate with.

Fabulous!!!

LV said...

I enjoyed your post and visiting your blog.

Tara Beaulieu said...

That is one of the best looking faux pumpkins I've seen! I was thinking of getting some for my mantel, this season. I'll have to look around for the Funkin brand! Happy VTT!

Ann said...

Beautiful fall decorations. The white pumpkins are my favorite, along with the iron cross. Everything is lovely.
Ann

Coloradolady said...

Beautiful...I love the white decor...so pretty. Happy VTT!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Beautful!! Anxious to see the tree ;)
*hugs*Deb

House Revivals said...

Beautiful fall vignette! Don't you just love funkins?

Betsy said...

Hi, it all looks so gorgeous, especially because of the great deals.
Thanks for visiting with me. I repurpose the keys into jewelry, mostly necklaces and some earrings. Always fun:)

JEANNE said...

This is looking wonderful and a bit of fun thrown in. Very lovely and festive.

My sister's name is Janeanne so your name caught my attention. It is nice to meet you.
Hugs, Jeanne