Thursday, August 25, 2011

Vintage Love In A Guest Room

We're having some very special guests tomorrow, and have been plumping pillows, and over all, fluffing up our guest bedroom to get it ready. So I thought I'd share a few things I do in preparation.
A few tips to make your guests feel welcome, and comfy...
Always make sure the linens are fresh and clean. (Nuff, said ;))

Always put out fresh flowers. (here we simply plucked from our garden the remaining Season's Hydrangeas)

If it's possible, include a small table and chair in your guestroom with internet service. (After all, it's a "high tech" world, and guests will want to send emails, check in at work, school, or home).

A few mints are a nice touch, as well as a soothing music c.d., (here we chose Sarah Brightman) 

We moved the pretty vintage style painting, (it's a print, really) above our little metal painted "desk" to show it off a bit, the colors are very muted, yet have an old world feel.

Keeping the vignette simple just a few books for guests to browse.

A vintage Paris Souvenir serves as a miniature dish to hold mints (still to add) for our company.
This last photo is "un-staged" it's a basket I use for extra linens, my husband took the photo without my knowledge, but I found it charming. (sorry about the weird outlet, I still don't know what it's meant for)

Thanks for stopping by for a visit,  back soon with more to share, xxx tami

Photo credits: 
White Ironstone pitcher: Thrifted...$1
Vintage green wooden trough: HomeGoods $10
Floral Print: Discount store $10 (frame re-painted white distressed)
Paris silver dish:Pam's Shop, gotta check it out!
Metal Garden Table: DD's Discounts $12 (painted white and distressed)
Chicken wire, burlap basket: Marshall's $13
Hydrangeas: Free
Sarah Brightman: priceless ;)


  1. Looks like you are all ready and have done a beautiful job on this guest room...great tips too.


  2. Can I come over for a visit? hahaha....Love the basket! Have a great weekend! Xoxoxox

  3. Your guest room looks so pretty! Your guests are going to love it.


  4. It's always nice to make sure your guest room is comfortable. Oftentimes it is just the "spare room" but not you -- you're a very thoughtful hostess!

  5. I have guest coming this I am glad to know I am good to go, have done all you have except will be picking flowers Sat morning before they get here. Have fun!

  6. Such a pretty room. Love the table with the design at the bottom. Such special touches you have added to make your guests comfortable. Love the basket from Marhall's. Wonder if mine has one. hmmmm

  7. Yes, the Marshall's basket is a hit!

    Your special guest will feel so welcome, with all the pretty touches you've done. Lovely room! Sweet blog!

  8. So pretty and inviting...your guests may not ever want to leave!


  9. Hi there :)
    Just LOVE the frame :)
    and do not miss,,




    WELCOME :)
    Håkan ( The Roseman)

  10. Ok, when should I arrive?!?

    Everything looks so calm and soothing.

    Especially love the little Paris souvenir dish...from my Etsy shop....heehee.

    Which, of course is about empty right now.


    But your guest room looks beautiful and I hope you and your guests have a wonderful time!

  11. Oh how I wish I was your house guest!
    What a pretty spot to stay!
    Have fun visiting.

    Sorry about your tootsie toe.
    Hope it is all better now.

  12. Such a pretty room. The table with the design at the bottom is beautiful. Such special touches you have added to make your guests comfortable. The basket from Marhall's is so attractive.

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