Thursday, April 11, 2013


Do you dress your beds for the season?

Mr. PV was born in Frankfurt so we took a trip a few years ago to visit the house where he lived
and in addition, a few castles across the winter countryside

it was 
and I wondered how those queens made it through the night in such frigid accommodations!
It made me need to drink beer

Upstairs at 822 (on the North side)
Charles and Jena's room

They are dog fans and he's been a hunter since he was a little boy
Mr. PV's great aunt painted this picture
in 1909 when she was 13

the colors and the subject became the theme for their
cozy little nest upstairs

lots of fuzzy pillows and toile
I made a pair of pillows from Mr. PV's great grandmother's mink stole
(her name was Baboo)

vintage bedding
lots of feminine layers mixed with masculine colors

a stack of wood next to the fireplace
beams, brick, old books and

wooden santos

this is 
The Church At Abique
(New really does exist..near where Georgia O'Keefe lived)

In our Choctaw tribe we are
the turtle clan

right there..just right there is the tiny little bath
can you see the original deco lamp swags?

When Charles was a little boy, he made sure I had a rock collection
and to this day, I have the rocks he thought were pretty enough to give me
he brought me one last summer

this bed won't change because I love how
cozy and warm this room feels just like it is

with one last lingering day
of old man winter

I really liked going up there and thinking how I would have made it through
if I were a queen!


Rustic Vintage Country said...

That sure does look cosy! x

Anonymous said...

wow, she was talented at thirteen!!! I love the name Baboo!!You have a wonderful heritage and your home reflects this, you create such beautiful cosy interesting rooms,

StagerLinda said...

Oh how I love a layered bed! Mink pillow and toile--love affair! I have that same 'rock' in my bathroom. Crystals are great natural elements to enhance any space.

NanaDiana said... sure looks cold outside but warm and cozy inside. What wonderful things you have to remind you of those that you loved. I am glad I was NOT a queen in one of those cold, cold castles-xo Diana

Heather - New House New HOme said...

You got me at the brown and white toile - stunning! And the vintage bottles in the bathroom. Anyone staying there would feel like a queen, my friend.

And a question: that snow wasn't from today, was it? We had a winter storm watch but only got cold rain.

HolleyGarden said...

Love those linens! And I love the juxtaposition of feminine and masculine. I also love the hunt painting. Amazing talent at only 13! They have a fabulous room! Stay warm!

Marissa said...

Love the toile!!
Love the bedding!
Love the santos!
Looks so cozy ..I bet it feels like heaven!

Maureen said...

That's very impressive artwork from a thirteen year old! I'm head over heels over that suite and you must never change a single thing. When you got it right, you got it right!

Ann said...

Your Thirteen yr old is so creative
love what she did.
I guess if I was queen in those days
I would demand furs
to keep me warm during those cold nights.
Oh I love layered bedsheets
and quilts too to warm up cold nights.

Annmarie Pipa said...

so lovely. You have it going on woman!