Old Sweetwater

Old Sweetwater

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Snow Queen?

It is a wonderful feeling when you actually look forward to entering a room. Our master-guest bedroom is that room for me. As I gaze at the vintage, sparkling crystal chandelier and observe each detail, I feel like a queen in my own itsy-bitsy, teeny-tiny, microscopic kingdom...a snow queen with all this white. Read my sidebar: white calms me. Calm is good because I'm one of those people whose brain seldom turns off. I'm always creating or trying to solve problems...so calm is a daily goal. Is anyone else like this
We decided to *gut* the small walk-in closet and build it out with double rods and several shelves. It holds an amazing amount of clothes and shoes now. Yay!  Photos: 1. Metal crown and crackled urn on vintage wooden wall hanging I've had *forever;*  2. Closet build-out; 3 and 4. Crystal Lamps (very heavy) I got on clearance for $47.00 each instead of $300.00 each! 5. Vintage mercury heart to put on petal plate...or my final choice 6. Silver Cowgirl buckle that was a gift from my brother and SIL; 7 and 8. Vintage chair I painted and recovered...Look closer. I used a terry cloth towel! 9. Winter tree candle holders that add a wintry glow on my wish list.


Blondie's Journal said...

What a vision in white, Snow Queen! I love it. The crown is beautiful and I love the chair...I am thinking of doing my vanity bench in something similar. The closet was a wonderful idea, I love the shelving. You did a wonderful job...I'd feel like a queen, too. :-)


Jojo said...

Love the chair bottom, Queen Janean!

sissie said...

Hi Janean,
I know that feeling. I feel the same when I walk into our master bedroom. Isn't it wonderful!

I just love all your special touches, so beautiful.


Marina Mott said...

I loved everything!! xx

Deb said...

love those lamp shades....great post...love the closet...

Cindy said...

I love white too. I especially like the chair in the photos.

Have a great weekend.

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

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Lovely, Janean! My fave is the mercury heart - beautiful! Wouldn't it be pretty with a tassel hanging on a curtain or the knob of YOUR armoire!

I hope you and yours have a wonderful, happy, healthy and grateful Thanksgiving! Blessings, Becky G.

FairfieldHouse said...


You know I love whites - crisp, clean, pure, simple. I love the detail of the silver cowgirl buckle on the white dish. Your chair is stunning. Terry cloth towel? Really?
All of it is beautiful.

Your Friend,

NanaDiana said...

You ARE the Snow Queen! Love your all white. I am one of those people too that never "turns off". I am constantly thinking about and/or doing something. I am convinced it is a disease. I need to make a calm serene place for me soon. Hugs-Jane

Deborah said...

Oooh Janean..I want to ne a queen too!!
Every bit of this is lovely...I especially love the mercury heart..stunning and that chair is so comfy-looking. Lovin' your whites!

Deborah xoxoxo

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

You, my dear, are one of those good Queen's! Love your whites. Happy Thanksgiving, friend.

Cindy said...

Calm..that is what we all need..no matter what color we need..me I need red..yeah my head bounces around..but something about red/white..it calms me.
Can't wait to see your room.

Thinking and praying for you this Holiday season.

Hugs and squeezes..Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Farm Girl said...

I would love to have all white, but I have found with the amount of people and animals that are in my life it wouldn't be white very long.
I do love it that you have done it and it looks beautiful and I hope we get to see more of your creations. I could not tell those chairs were recovered in towels. I love that old fashioned heart too. It is just beautiful, I bet it does quiet your soul.
Have a lovely Thanksgiving.

kpaints said...

Everything is so lovely, can't wait to see it all finished. Love the simple sweet chair cover!

Sharon said...

I sure do love what you have done.
I really like the chair.
I am the same way, my mind never shuts down.
I hope that you have a blessed Thanksgiving day.
I love the Armoire by the way.

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Such pretty lovely things!

Bernie said...


It's me said...

Nice snowy white post.....lovely things..........lovely post !!......lovely day..love Ria.......

On Crooked Creek said...

So calming and restful! A vision of loveliness to behold, indeed. The heart ornament is reminding me
that I passed a similar one up at an Antique store locally. I may have to go back! Thank you for such an uplifting post!

Suz said...

lovely as usual

Karen said...

I bet your place is spectacular! I can turn off pretty easy, though. Must be my southern-drawl.... :P

Sarah said...

Beautiful, calming whites! I'd love to have more closet space, and the heart ornament is pretty fabulous.
~ Sarah

Technodoll said...

So peaceful... I wish we could keep white things around here! alas... dogs trash everything even without meaning to. I still can dream and look at your gorgeous photos :)

Relyn said...

Such wonderful things. I love them. It's Thanksgiving Day today and I wanted to stop by and wish all my friends the happiest day. I wanted to tell you that when I count my blessings, you will be among them. Thank you for adding to the richness of my experience in the blog world. Your blog is a wonderful place for me to visit. Thank you for that. Happy, happy Thanksgiving.

Dolores said...

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
You are an amazing Snow Queen...... Everything looks very calming and beautiful!

Susan said...

Beautiful calming white perfection!

Laura said...

Janean- you are just a marvel.
You know I love white (White Spray Paint!),but your white is so elegant.

My closet needs that help.
It is a small mess.
I hope you had a glorious Thanksgiving!


Draffin Bears said...

Love all your pretty white, Snow Queen Janean and yes, it is such a calming and pure look.
Glad that you are happy with the lovely new look to your bedroom.

Hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and wish you a happy weekend

Eliza said...

I agree with you, it's a gift to have a room like that. I don't have that in this apartment but we'll hopefully move to a new place soon and I hope to have such room then :)

By the way, I've found some terrific enamel signs today at www.ramsign.com . Thought they might be great as christmas presents, what do you think?