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This one is going to be short and quick. While I love our master bedroom it’s not mack daddy by any standards. If you’re familiar with old houses you’ll know very rarely are there large master bedrooms (in very large homes, yes, there are) and therefore our room is tiny when compared to today’s master bedroom standards. We can still fit a king-size bed, bureau, dresser, fireplace, and two nightstands…but it’s a tight fit. When we add our bathroom in ten years or so we’ll move across the hall to the larger bedroom that is adjacent to the kitchenette-turned-master-bathroom, but for now this is our room.
This room actually had boarders in it in 1927. One night they came home, started a fire in the coal-burning fireplace, and went to bed. Somehow during the night a coal popped out onto the rug and started a fire that destroyed the second story (it wasn’t a full second story at the time). The Brogdons moved down the street to the masonic lodge for a few months while their house was repaired and a full second story was added.
Sorry I didn’t make my bed neater today. Those sheets hanging out of the comforter are annoying me just looking at them! All bedding is Pottery Barn, by the way. I love PB bedding and think it’s worth the splurge–especially the sheets.
If you’ve been following me for awhile you’ll remember in the summer of 2008 that you all helped me decide on drapes for this room.
The rug I found at Lakewood years ago for $10. I had it as the rug in our entry way until recently, but C. told me it was getting too ratty looking for our foyer. I loved its “character”, but I agreed that most of our guests would not. So it found a place on C.’s side of the bed.
I need something cheap to go above the bed so I scoured flea markets, antique stores, and ebay looking for these 1950s Vernon Kilns souvenir plates…on a budget, of course. I didn’t pay more than $5 each for them. The Georgia one is my favorite, of course.
C.’s nightstand (on the left) is my favorite piece of furniture. Heywood Wakefield. 1920s. Perfect orginal paint. Original tags underneath. Perfect condition. $150 at Lakewood 400 four years ago (that’s a steal in case you don’t know your vintage wicker). Oh, I am in love with this piece of furniture–almost too much so.
Our lamps are antique hand-carved alabaster. I got C.’s at Scotts Antique Market and mine on ebay. I’m always on the hunt for more of those.
Here’s my messy nightstand, complete with bedtime books for MM, my latest knitting project on the floor, and a needle and thread. Wait–you don’t have those things on your nightstand? I don’t believe it!
Our 1940s mahogany dresser. Pottery Barn jewelry box with my monogram (thanks, Mom and Dad!). Target lamps. Footjoy golf glove (ha!). A Baby Ben clock. A mirror made out of an old cabinet door.
Unfortunately, I didn’t get a close-up of our fireplace. Here’s the mantle and pictures above it. The ones on the wall are from our wedding day and the one on the mantle is of MM when she was ten days old.
Hampton Bay fan. It’s Tiffany Dragonfly. It was a housewarming present from my grandmother.
The two “befores” and the two “durings”. This room actually had an air mattress in it while we restored the house and we spent some weekend nights here–maybe that’s why there weren’t too many pictures I could find?? Not sure.
Plaster repair took a long time on this room.