I have to tell you something
|closeup of my tent flap|
I am not a camping girl!
I am a dress wearing...not but one pair of blue jean owning...never leave the house without makeup...girly girl! I love heels when I can wear them and fabulous handbags...always.
Oh yes...I LOVE my power tools and actually owned more than my hubby when we got married but I wear bibs, khakis or yoga pants when I work!
My idea of camping is a fabulous hotel and instead of eating out...ordering room service!
Oh no...I am not kidding!
My husband got so tickled when he saw me up there building my tent!
All I could say was..."it is a good thing I have quite the imagination "...because
NO...totally don't want to try this outside.Without all of my conveniences.
I just had to tell you...now I feel better.
Okay so where was I....
When I left you yesterday it was with this last thought...cocoons and how one thing leads to another.
Some of you know my theme for the French Flea this summer was book page butterflies.
And after a few days of being home during my stay-cay was graced by a lovely butterfly visitor.
My chandy...always need a chandy is a butterfly net!
they cast the sweetest images on my tented ceiling and walls!
Afterall, I am not making this Safari adventure about killing animals...I barely eat meat!
I have no qualms with what others do...it's just not for me.
It's about gathering butterflies...and then releasing them!
Yep, that's what this about!
Now for a little more inspiration...I looked no further than the always elegant Nicole Kidman in her last movie Australia.
Her traveling attire and matching luggage...practically gives me goosebumps!
Well...in a round about way...she, that is her character, inspired my nightstand.
I have ordered some neat finishing pieces from a trunk restoration company and expect them next week. At that time...I will give you my tutorial on how to cover a piece of furniture yourself!
Because my other source of inspiration was from Restoration Hardware and their new steamer trunk collection of furniture!
She told me he carried it to college.
It now holds family photos.
I tucked it under the little nightstand I reupholstered.
the little storage boxes...back to Target...I am loving this new colllection of theirs!
these two antique books are also family pieces.
They belonged to my husbands grandparents.
They have the neatest things tucked within their pages!
The book storage box...it now holds power cords to charge our modern convenience items
Another shot of my lady...She is currently wearing an antique lace collar with a linen rose pin!
Oh what fun!
Now we get to the bed!
The bed is the one place you cannot cut corners. Invest in good foundations...mattress... box springs...
To create this little cocoon...I added a wonderful down filled mattress pad...and fabulous pillows.
To get me thru the weekend and until my new linens are here,
I have put basic white linens on my bed.
But even they are 400 thread count.
I never go below 350 myself,
I prefer 500 or more.
This is such a wonderful indulgence!
And worth every cent.
For a guest room...you want the best you can afford.
Remember my budget?
I added to it a bit
I spent all of it on my linens
and the two lamps I purchased from Pottery Barn.
(shown above...came from the bed and bath collection)
The linens...arrive next week. I will show them to you.
Well, that's it for now.
I have several things I am waiting to arrive...
A built-in bookshelf to paper...
And a chair to decide how I want covered.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
I will leave you with this image.
It's from the movie Australia as well!
Until our next visit...