Guest Intentions



A couple of years ago, my daughters decided sharing a room was the best option.

(In case you’re new here, let me clarify: they HAD shared a room. Then we erected the great wall, and then they missed each other. We’re back to square one. Sort of … but don’t try to keep track. I can’t.)

Now we have a spare room (half of the old big one). I wouldn’t call this spare room a bedroom, because it housed stuff … until one day. A relative generously offered us a bed, nightstand and vanity. 

That’s when the Tuckaway Farm guest bedroom was born.

It’s not fancy, but it’s cozy.

It’s not large, but it’s cheerful.

The girls were involved in the decorating process and

let me tell you,

we had a ball!





A 5′ x 7′ rug added a little fluff to the floor. My husband cannot understand why one would tear up “perfectly good green carpet” only to cover the wood floor with a rug.

You understand, right?





The girls pillaged the house for accessories. The eggs came from my bathroom. I purchased them from L. Herbert Designs, thanks to a tip from The Nester.

With the walls taken care of, it was on to other necessities. We decided guests would need

  • things to look at
  • things to wrap up in
  • things to make them feel good

I’m going to start calling my daughters ‘American pickers’ — they picked some great items from the rest of the house. Their choices added character to the room.


























We did purchase new window coverings. These sweet drapery panels are available in four toile colors.





“We just want to see what they’d look like, Mommy!” they assured me, after stealing the pillows from my bed.





This dresser moved from the girls’ room and they swiped the new vanity for themselves. I don’t blame them. My grandma had a vanity with a full length mirror and lots of little drawers. I played in front of it for hours. I’m happy they will do the same … with a vanity from their great-grandmother’s house.





Thick as thieves.

We finished the room just before Christmas. A week ago they hosted their first guests.

The phrase “proud as peacocks” comes to mind.





It’s nice to have a special space for guests … seems the air mattress is out of work.

Sweet dreams.



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  • comment-avatar
    mothergoose January 11, 2011 (5:26 pm)

    Its beautiful!

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    Katie January 11, 2011 (9:12 pm)

    Beautiful room! Where did you get the bedding? I love the soft blue colors!

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    Jeanie January 11, 2011 (10:04 pm)

    Are your girls available to decorate???

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    Farmgirl January 11, 2011 (10:27 pm)

    Here’s the list:

    sheets: Target
    tan pillow cases: Pottery Barn clearance sale a couple of years ago
    floral pillow: Target a couple of years ago
    quilt: local shop,

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    Tina January 12, 2011 (1:26 am)

    I was sent to visit you by your mother, who posted a comment on Gooseberry Patch on my Featured Friday.

    And she’s right…I have enjoyed reading your blog. And sooo glad I did! I have been looking for that pattern of toile window coverings for some time now and have not been able to find them. Thank you so much for sharing where you purchased them! Now to chose a color…black or red!
    You have a new follower!

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    Nancy January 12, 2011 (8:39 am)

    How lovely! Any guest would love to stay in that room. They’ve thought of everything, down to soap and towels! I think they have their Mom’s touch! Thanks for sharing! Now how’s the pantry coming?!?!

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    Georgia Peach January 12, 2011 (3:48 pm)

    Can we stay there next time we come? 🙂 It’s beautiful and welcoming.

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    Nashville January 12, 2011 (9:57 pm)

    I love it! Absolutely beautiful!

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    Jane January 13, 2011 (4:25 pm)

    I love it! 🙂