Christmasy Guest Room & Bath!

Hey everyone!  I know these last several days have been filled with so much sorrow and heartache over the horrific event that took place in Connecticut.  I'm sure we have all been hugging our children and grandchildren a little tighter, and feeling such deep emotions for those dear parents who can no longer do that.  We will continue to hold them close in our hearts and prayers as we try to move forward in some semblance of normalcy.

I can't believe that Christmas is closing in so quickly, can you?  I continue to "tweak" here and there, but mainly I'm just ENJOYING our home, our family, and all the sights and sounds of the holidays.  Today I thought I would share how I've added a bit of Christmas to our guest room and bath.  These two rooms are highly visible, so I wanted them to look cheerful, even though we are not having any guests.  I did not purchase anything new to decorate these spaces, simply used what I had.  Would you like to join me in a little tour?  Of course you would!

We did a bit of tweaking in this room several months ago, which I had never gotten around to sharing with you.  Here is what I thought was the "finished" look.  Well, we all know what happens when any of us get comfy thinking something is finished.....!

This is "post-tweak," and I really like it now, but just to remind you of what it looked like before......

Not bad, but I never did like the Expedit mounted on the wall between the beds.

   We removed the Expedit & now use it in one side of the closet for gift wrapping supplies and extra linens.  We also moved that large 3-drawer chest into the other side of the closet to hold a guest's suitcase, & brought in this smaller bedside table that we had in our garage storage.

The space between the beds was perfect for this quilted wallhanging that I made a few years ago.  Now I will have to get busy and make a non-seasonal wallhanging for this space!

This little birdcage has been all over this house and has been used in so many different vignettes.
This is one of my favorites so far.  I love the little red bird in the nest!

I used one of the little 4' trees that I had, and simply decorated this tree with some of the older, more "memory-filled" ornaments and some handmade ones.  Of course, I had to add some sparkle by using deco mesh.

I love walking past this room at night and seeing this cute lit tree!

I keep this little California Mission here all the time, because it makes the perfect nitelight!

His and Hers bathrobes are at the ready!

 Now across the hallway is the guest bath.
The tree I used in here is one of the grapevine cone trees that I used on my mantel for Fall.

I simply wrapped it with white lights, bright green deco mesh, & then silver tinsel and perched it on a ceramic flower pot.

I have several different shades of green going on in this room, but I like how they look together.

I used this little silver tray to corral the soap, hand cream, and a small candle.

I made the little tissue box cover about thirty years ago, but think it's still so sweet.

I have had these little tea towels for close to ten years.  I've always made them work in 
our guest baths.  I have several this size and then hand towel size, too.  The little plug-in
is from Bath & Body Works (last year) and makes this entire area of our home smell so good!

For this little window ledge, I took a couple of my little IKEA plants, wrapped them in burlap ribbon, 
and then tied on a red ribbon.

I love a bit of greenery in every room.

These cuties are the main reasons I go crazy decorating.  We'll be missing the two older "Grands" this year, but these four characters will be here, and I cannot wait!  Oh, and if you are wondering why big brother has a grip on Little Miss, it's because she kept running off laughing before I could snap the picture.  She thought that was really funny, so Parker was helping Nana!  See, she's getting ready to bolt -- cute little mischief-maker!

Thanks so much for stopping by, dear friends!  I truly love sharing our home and family with all of you.  Please know you are always "welcome" here!

I love partying at these sweet bloggy sites:

Cheri at  It's So Very Cheri for Party Time
Dawn at Creative Cain Cabin for Christmas Decorating on a Budget
Cindy at Skip to My Lou for Made by You Monday
Susan  at Between Naps On The Porch for Metamorphosis Monday 
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life  for Table Top Tuesdays
Patti at Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Jenny at The NY Melrose Family for Whimsy Wednesdays
Richella at Imparting Grace for Grace at Home
Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
Pamela at From My Front Porch to Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursdays
Katie at Katherine's Corner for Thursday Favorite Things
Heather & Vanessa  At The Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Karen at Sew Many Ways for Find a Friend Friday
Amanda at Serenity Now for Weekend Bloggy Reading


  1. So pretty & so soothing to see. Thanks for sharing. Have a great week. Christmas is almost here. Hugs.

  2. Its all so darn cute. I love what you use as a night light, its perfect. To bad you're not having guests, they would do appreciate all your details.

  3. I love your Christmas decor! And those children are just darling! Extra hugs for everyone - especially during this sad time.

  4. What precious grands! I know that they love and appreciate the beautiful and fun holiday home you've created! I love your guest room dressed up for the holidays. Your wall quilt is awesome(you're so talented) ... the tree is so welcoming, too. The tree in your bath is the perfect size ... great mesh, and I can smell that yummy candle from here!

  5. Thank you for the tour of your pretty rooms. I love reading how people feel about their things and grandchildren. I need to get some of that mesh. It looks like a fun product to play with! Happy Holidays!

  6. Carol, beautiful guest room and bathroom! Enjoy your time with your precious grand babies! Happy Holidays!

  7. Oh, how I would love to spend a night in your cozy guest room! I know that anyone who is lucky enough to visit you during the holidays feels loved and safe.

    Merry Christmas, sweet friend!

  8. Oh, I meant to tell you thanks for sharing your thoughts on profile photos versus an image (like my "M") I am going to get a good photo soon and start using that because, like you, I do like to see the faces of the writers I follow.

  9. Can I come live at your house? It is so festive and welcoming.

  10. The kids are so cute! I love the small trees!

  11. When I visit, I want this room! This is sooo inviting, and warm. Those twin beds are fabulous! Have a wonderful Christmas.

  12. Everything is so pretty. The tree is the cutest with the santas.


  13. Very festive and beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

    Happy Holidays and Warm Seasons Greetings from Singapore~Sanghamitra.

  14. This is just beautiful Cas and the little extra touches are amazing!
    Such adorable grandchildren too!
    I got the book, thank-you so much!
    My Mom suffered a stroke last week and I am just so trying to get caught up. Hugs friend and Merry Christmas,

  15. I sure wish I had your motivation to decorate like that this year! It looks wonderful and all the little details really show.

  16. How lovely and festive these rooms look!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a wonderful Christmas!!

  17. Carol, the grands will love your Christmas decor. They are going to get so excited when they see it that Little Miss will be running around in circles! Your guest suite is so, so pretty, and I love the decorations.

    Merry Christmas!

  18. Aww you did a great job preparing fro guests! Love it and Merry Christmas!

    Lina @Fancy Frugal life

  19. Such a pretty bedroom. I have those same pillows and I love them! Merry Christmas to you and yours...Ann

  20. Hi Carol! I would love to be invited in your home haha It feels so Christmas!! Aside from a beautiful home, you are blessed with your adorable grandkids. You are truly blessed and I'm also one with your country in praying for innocent kids and families from the unfortunate incident.

  21. What a beautiful room Carol! Your guests are so lucky1 I wish we had a guest room! Have a wonderful Christmas with your grandchildren! Merry Christmas! Angie xo

  22. Carol, Thank you for linking up this week. I love to see what creative thing you are thinking up. You are on a roll.

  23. Your guest room looked so inviting and cozy Carol for the holidays! Thanx for linking up to THT. I am behind on visiting everybody. Sorry!:(

    1. Thank you so much! It's one of my favorite rooms in our home.

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