Thursday, September 20, 2012

My Little Helpers

 A few months ago, I found this paisley duvet cover on sale at Pottery Barn.

 It has been sitting on a shelf ever since.  
I knew I wanted to change up the bedding in the guest house, but was reluctant to go from soothing all-white to bright and colorful.

 Fall seems like the perfect season to make the change, so I announced to my granddaughters that grandma was going to the guest house to make her bed!

 "Can we help you grandma?"

But of course!  
So we made making grandma's bed into a project.
While my daughter and I worked inside, the girls were very helpful gathering acorns and putting rocks in the lantern.

They were perfectly happy looking for special rocks just outside the door.

And I was perfectly happy to stuff my new duvet cover without too much "help!"



 We were all very busy!

 With the late afternoon sun as my muse, I grabbed my good camera to capture this moment in time.

 Outside, the oaks that are our view from the bedroom.

 Inside, the still life on the dresser.

But the most wonderful subjects were my granddaughters, glowing with the joy of playing...

 ...illuminated by the amber afternoon, fall light.

The same amber fall light that makes everything glow.  
This is mother nature's change of season outside, and my cue to start decorating for fall inside.
Thanks to my "girls," I began with the bed!
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28 comments:

gme said...

Looks like the start of a bohemian look in the bedroom, I like it! Aren't granddaughters wonderful? I have two who are 3 & 5 and they are so fun! They're what life is all about...

Thistle Cove Farm said...

So colorful and *soothing*...not bright! I see a lot of all-white but don't find it soothing. I find it stark so adding a bit of color makes this room more appealing, imho -LOL-.

Michele Smith said...

Your granddaughters are adorable and that paisley duvet looks wonderful in your guest cottage! It works perfectly :)

Pat said...

Grands are the best helpers. Yours are cuties for sure.

I am loving the look of this room!

Melissa said...

It was fun indeed!

Linda in AZ * said...

*** You have truly been blessed, Delores, when being able to spend time enjoying those beauuutiful grandkids!!!... Soooooo sweet!!!

Best,
Linda

Sarah said...

What beautiful little girls, Delores. Wonderful to have those little helpers full of joy. Asti looks stunning! The shot looking out to the vineyards could be a painting.....Sarah
PS
Love the new bed cover!

Rebecca said...

...this makes me yearn to be your guest! How serene and inviting the room AND the view outdoors.

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

What a beautiful day...spent with your grand daughters and daughters.Does life get any better?

Love the new bedding!

AntiqueChase said...

just send the invite and I'll come :)

Our French Inspired Home said...

Awww..what cute little helpers. You can usually find a great deal at Pottery Barn on the duvet covers. They are always changing them out and discounting the old sytles online.

Loretta said...

Those two little ones stole this post! They are such cutie pies...
This is a very nice room and that cover you've beautifully matched with the other colors on the bed...what a great combo! Great Post!
Hugs

Mary Timmers said...

I love your bedroom--especially with the late afternoon sun streaming in. Isn't it interesting how stories unfold and travel to the best part of all? Grandkids. The bed part, then the late fall sun, and then the two cute loves in their outfits. A great note to end on. Thanks for the vignette of your life!

Victoria said...

Beautiful guest house, beautiful view, but, most of all, beautiful granddaughters.
XO, Victoria

Renae Moore said...

How beautiful the setting and love the fall decorating of your guesthouse! Those little ones are precious and know the joy they bring. I'm expecting my first grandchild in a month, cannot wait!

Vava (aka Virginia) said...

Your life is filled with SO much beauty and I am thankful you share it with us!

denise8689 said...

I love love your guest room. Can you tell me what brand the pillow and dust ruffle are? They look to be a burlap colored linen?? Thank you so much. I am in the process of redoing my guest room...it must be completed by Thanksgiving when my favorite little ones will be here to visit. Very very beautiful!!

Denise

Karen said...

Both of your homes are so lovely. The new duvet cover is perfect for this season (although I would like it year round). Your granddaughters are precious. What a fun day.
Karen

sandrajonas.com said...

Beautiful grandchildren! Lovely duvet cover...paisley anything always gets me.

That is a very welcoming guest room.

Bonnie said...

Deloris, I love your large pics. They really look great. Your girls are beautiful and I like your new autumn look on your guest bedding. You inspire. Thanks and have a great weekend.

Babs said...

Delores, Your granddaughters are adorable and already wanting to decorate...just like Grandma.:)
Great duvet cover!
Babs

mimi said...

I have not read my favorite blogs for a very long time (life got in the way) but am now reconnecting. I am so pleased to find yours again and to rediscover how much I like it!

PS- granddaughters are so precious!

Kate said...

What beautiful granddaughters you have! Isn't fall the absolute best time of year? Your paisley duvet is a great way to begin the transition.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Beautiful guest house...I so love the PB duvets...they are the best...and granddaughters are the best too!!...I so enjoy being with mine....Love the glowing amber light you captured so beautifully!

Melanie said...

Your granddaughters are darling! I love how they're helping by putting rocks in the lantern. :-) Your guesthouse is beautiful - and I *love* northern Cali - can I come for a visit?! ;)

The Tablescaper said...

Your granddaughters are darling! The comforter was a perfect change up!

- The Tablescaper

Designs By Pinky said...

Your grandaughters are adorable and the duvet is beautiful! I love the print and the colors are perfect for Fall. The amber glow is beautiful too. XO, Pinky

Laurie Ritchey said...

What beautiful little girls. I still want to stay in this guest house! The new bedding is wonderful. laurie

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