Verb: pootle
poo-t(u)l To move in a leisurely unhurried way,
with no real purpose

Monday, 14 October 2013

Its good to go....

Way back in beautiful balmy August I posted some pictures of Megs empty room, as she flew off to her own little home sweet home.
Well, it's taken a while but .... the room is done !
Just in time as we had visitors this weekend.
A little peep through the door...

and tah-dah .....

I am so happy with how it has all come together. The colours are warm and cosy, and in keeping with it being a spare room I've given it a bit of  holiday feel with spotty bunting, seaside cottages and flying ducks !

I fell in love with this beautiful little row of seaside houses when I saw it in Notonthehighstreet, and the muted but warm colours were exactly what I was looking for.

The ducks I added because - well, just because ! I saw them and loved them and knew they had to fly off in the distance over the cottages.

Not the best of pictures, but you get the idea.

I had a lovely Saturday afternoon a couple of weekends ago making the curtains and  I am really pleased with how they turned out.

I made tie tabs for the tops of the curtains and this was definitely the bit that took the longest as I made 48 in total, but I'm glad I persevered as I love the look the ties give to the finished curtains.

The room didn't need much else adding to it, but I couldn't resist adding the rhubarb and ginger candle.
 It smells wonderful when you open the door.

The thing I love the most in the room though is the vintage eiderdown that I bought months ago with this room in mind. It makes a very satisfying crunchy, feathery sound when you squish it and it looks so cosy you just want to climb underneath it.

So, this weekend with visitors to stay and the first real Autumny weather of the year we mostly sat in front of this...

just chatting and doing a bit of this...


  1. It all looks super lovely and cosy and comfy! I like the little houses and the ducks especially. Can I come and stay!! Great job xx

  2. Yup - we're taking bookings from now !
    Kate x

  3. Beautiful fire place and such a lovely peaceful guest room. I'm going to have to think about making my guest room just as comfy.

  4. Hi Elizabeth
    I'll let you into a little secret the fireplace was originally very orangey pine and we got a decorator to paint it to make it look like stone - and it totally works ! Bizarrely it even feels like stone when you touch it.
    Thanks for dropping by,

  5. Room looks lovely. How is the addiction to dish cloths going. Have you enter rehab for it yet?

  6. HI Mitzi
    Having a bit of detox from dishcloths at the moment, but not expecting it to last long.

  7. Beautiful room, adoring the beach houses and the bunting. Fire looks lovely and cosy :) xx

  8. Meant to say, the little girl in your header reminds me of Millie Molly Mandy xx

    1. I used to love the Millie Molly Mandy books !
      Thanks for popping by,
      K x

  9. What a delightful room! I imagine guest rooms are fun to decorate as you can indulge yourself with things that you don't have to live with every day (although I'd quite happily live in that room!). That little row of beach huts is adorable, and I would love to take a nap under that comfy and inviting looking eiderdown. x

    1. Thank you Gillian - you're absolutely right , it was completely indulgent. x

  10. What a gorgeous room! I love all the little details and the curtains are just lovely, they look perfectly made too and in such a pretty fabric.
    Marianne x

  11. Hi Marianne, thank you, there's just something about spots isn't there ? I am a bit spot mad.


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