Sweet Dreams

Good day to you all! As many of you know I live with my youngest son and his wife and four children, two boys and two girls all under the age of eight. I am not only these children’s grams but also their nanny of sorts while mommy and daddy work. I live in their basement apartment which has two bedrooms, one very lovely kitchen, big bathroom, sitting area and dinning area as well as my own entrance. Since the birth of their last baby girl Izabella the boys have taken up residence in the spare bedroom in basement the apartment with me. You have seen pictures of my decorating this sweet little nest for the past two years. I have not imposed my decor on the upstairs rooms until lately.

sweet dreams

During the months of May and June the two youngest of this darling family celebrate their birthdays. In order to free up and extra room for an office and catch-all the parents moved the girls into a room together upstairs. Now, you must know that I have had itchy fingers lately. I just have a really hard time seeing bare walls and windows without something wonderful hanging from them. So for these two little darlings I got permission to do a up do for their bedroom. Because I live on a fixed income material items take saving and time. So up doing their bedroom will go instages.  The wee ones were delighted to know that there room was going to look like grams house, as so was I. A blank canvas to work on and lots of ruffles.

I’m going to take you on a little journey as I decorate these little pretties room. The first bit started with a lamp that I used on my workbench. Yup, I am using some things from my nest. Next up the sweet antique dresser will come up from my bedroom and go in between their beds. (That means I will be bringing home a wonderful antique dresser from my shop)! It will make for a dutiful end table for both girls. The floors are lovely hardwood flooring. I will not put down a rug until the families new Great Puppy is potty trained.

girls lamp

I have involved the girls with all the goings on. Constantly reminding them that they need to be kind to the vintage and antique items that I put in their room, and to keep it tightly. I give them a little helping hand being that they are only 4 and 2. So far we have made some sweet stuffed hearts and joey flowers for their room.

Right now we are in the process of making a banner out of vintage fabric and ribbon to go around the top of two of the walls. They are in the colors that the room will be decorated in, which are soft pinks, green, blues, and yellows. All subject to Shabby Chic design and very girly. These little girls are truly girly girls and love anything feminine, but yet love doing anything that their big brothers do, whether it be wrestling or having a water fight in their high heels! lol

jules closer

Meet Juliette. She will be five on the 23rd of June and will go to Kindergarten this Fall. She will only wear a dress that can twirl and is very upset if one is not clean. She has been after me for a while to make her a full length apron. So, since I already had the sewing machine up I obliged her. I have a stack of vintage table-cloths that was given to me a few years ago, so I decided to make her one from one of the table cloths with lovely edging and a beautiful embroidered butterfly on it. I adore these sweet linens and was so careful to use every inch of the stitched part in the apron. Someone worked really hard to make this look so pretty and I want to perserve it.

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As you can see I used the corner of the table-cloth as the upper part of the apron.

jules tie

I cut the apron strings from the edges of the cloth, it made a lovely edging for the ties. The rest of the fabric was used for the apron dress and band, and finally a sweet piece of fabric with roses on it for the pocket.  Juliette was thrilled with the apron and worn it even in a water fight with her friends. When she returned home she pulled it out of her bag all wrinkled and wet and ask me to fix it pretty again. lol

Izy birthday 2

Meet the youngest Izabella who turned two on the 23 of May. She pulls her own weight around here if you know what I mean, or I guess I should say that she is the boss around her house. She thinks she is as big as the others and wants to do everything they do but then she pulls the baby act. That’s my sweet Izabella. She models last years apron that Juliette wore and handed down to her little sis.

I love an appreciate the opportunity that the good Lord has put me in this home to bless my life and hopefully to bless theirs.

More posts will becoming as I prepare more lovelies for the girls bedroom.

Thank you for visiting!

xx Jo

I will be at these amazing parties this week, come and join me!


Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings-the heart of our home

The art of Homemaking Mondays @ Strangers and Pilgrims


The Scoop @ Cedar Hill Farm

Let’s talk Vintage @ Bella Rosa Antiques


Vintage Inspiration Party @ My Salvaged Treasure

WOW @ Savvy Southern Style

Moonlight and Mason Jars @ Cherished Bliss


Thoughts of Home Thursday @ Poofing the Pillows

Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Cup with Mrs. Olson

Share your Style @ The Essence of Home

Blog Hop @ Katherine’s Corner

Vintage Charm @ Blue Willow House .com


Home Sweet Home Party @ The Charm of home

Home Matters Linky Party @ Life with Lorelai

Simply Sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme

Friday’s Furniture Fix @ Patina Paradise

Shabbilicious Friday @ Shabby Art Boutique

Five Star Fro Fro @ A Tray of Bliss

Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage


Pretty Pintastic Party @ Seeking Lavender Lane

Upcycled Linky Party @ Funky Junk

Inspiration Spotlight @ Dear Creatives.com

Best of the Weekend @ Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Share it One More Time @ Shabby Fufu

29 thoughts on “Sweet Dreams

  1. I look forward to seeing the progression of the girls’ room–what fun you all will have! Juliette is quite the pretty model for your lovely apron, and Izabella is too cute beyond words! You are all so blessed to have each other to take care of!


  2. Such lucky little ones to have you living there and able to do such fun things with them. We moved my dad in to live with us when our boys were in high school and it was great. The boys loved having their grandpa around and, even better, their friends liked him too.


  3. Your granddaughters are so adorable in their aprons. You really are blessed to have them so close and to be able to work side by side to help them create their own sweet space. Thank you for sharing at Talk of the Town.


  4. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit here. Your granddaughters are just adorable in those aprons. I love how you incorporated the best of that table cloth into the project. And how fun to have the green light to decorate their room, and their sweet little selves to “help” you. Mercy you are participating in soo many parties! How fun.


  5. Your granddaughters are adorable donning their sweet handmade aprons! I can tell they are proud to have them. Your decor will look so good in their room. I know you will enjoy spreading the love in the upstairs area. I bet it feels strange suddenly having the boys down on your level. Hopefully, they’re not too loud. (wink)


    • Dear Kelly, thank you for your sweet comment. Actually the boys have been angels! They spend most of their time upstairs, but they still come and snuggle before bed and we read. Some days I feel like I live in a dream. I really am blessed to have so many loved ones around me. Have a wonderful weekend.
      xx Jo


  6. Jo, what a darling post this is on so many levels. I love my granddaughters to pieces, and adore showering them with hand made pretties as you clearly do. After a techno meltdown a few weeks ago, I am now back on deck, and hope you’ll share this pretty post at Five Star Frou-Frou this Friday. Love, Mimi xxx


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