Monday, July 6, 2009

Romantic Spaces

Romantic rooms challenge your imagination, turning day dreams into reality. There is just something spell binding about these " girlie rooms" that beckon to me . . .
Maybe it is the free-spirited mix and the sentimental details, the mood they evoke. Setting is the key in these fairly tale spaces.

They just put me into a pampering mood . . . you just know a beautiful woman will soon float by with a cup of hot tea. I can hear "Enya" singing in the background . . . Can you?


25 comments:

  1. Gorgeous rooms. They are all so pretty and so romantic. Beautiful eye candy. Hugs, Marty

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  2. I just love these pics of rooms with high ceilings. Gives me some great ideas.
    Our old 125 year old stone house has high ceilings and I'm scouting around for color theme ideas and always love seeing into the world of other's ideas.

    Enjoy your blog and yes! I can just hear Enya singing in the background...ha ha. Enjoy her music.
    And I'm that Lady sipping on tea. I do try to do a Thursday blog about teacups. Perhaps you'll check this out sometime.

    Blessings to you,
    ~D~
    HomeHavenMinistry
    'cauz home really is a ministry

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  3. Oh what I would do to have just one romantic room...

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  4. That first room looks so serene and restful. It also has an artistic quality about it that it almost looks like a painting.

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  5. These rooms take us places, set a sweet, lingering mood to be enjoyed and shared.

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  6. I think it's all the sumptuous fabric.

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  7. OH Ms. V, I love the first one the best...oh girl that ottoman just really caught my eye..thanks for sharing these...very romantic my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  8. Love the tablecloth in that middle picture. Beautiful!

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  9. that third room - she's a jewelry designer. her house is like one of my favorites in the world!!!!! where did you find that picutre? can i steal it?

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  10. Gorgeous rooms....that tablecloth is scrumptious! I could definitely picture that in my DR!
    Blessings...

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  11. The urn in the dining room fireplace was an unexpected treat for me. I love that roopm best except for the starburst mirror. I'd go with an antique a bit more simple.

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  12. Beautiful rooms. That first one looks like a Carol Hicks Bolton room--or one of her relatives--in Fredericksburg, TX. The tablecloth in the 2nd is amazing, and the 3rd... love the sofa and that yellow on the walls and window... imagine the glow in just the right light...

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  13. These rooms are all just yummy!
    That tablecloth with its tripled layer of ruffles is just gorgeous!
    Rhonda

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  14. Hi Vicky, how you doing? Blogging is a bit limited for me these days but tonight im trying to do some catching up. These rooms are soooooooooooo gorgeous, yet they don't feel untouchable. I love the starburst mirror, wow!
    hugs
    janet

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  15. Those are all beautiful rooms but that gorgeous table cloth REALLY caught my eye!

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  16. hi
    I loved your blog.......Its simply superb

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  17. No I see me tripping and spilling a hot cuppa tea(so much more real)...love that first room,I still have the issue with that home in it,great post!Talk soon,Chrissy

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  18. I love the look of romantic spaces, they take you to another place other than reality. I also like the girlie look & feel they bring to a space.

    You always find the best pictures! Oh how I just love that tablecloth in the second picture, it is gorgeous!! I am definately dreaming right now!!

    Thanks for sharing, Nicole

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  19. thanks for stopping over, i always enjoy your visits. I have the worst part done, the PAINTING!! ick. Hopefully i will soon be posting it all finished.
    hugs
    janet

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  20. Yep! Those are my "babies" that I take pictues of! They're called "Santos." I copied the following from a web site for you...
    Santos Figures
    by James Caswell of Historia
    Carved images of saints in the Spanish Colonial tradition are commonly referred to by their Spanish name, santos. Artisans produced these figures, like retablos, to satisfy a need in the Catholic, post-conquest world for images to be revered not just in churches, but also in private homes. Most often carved in wood and polychrome, santos were also created in ivory, wax, or pasta de cane (a paste made from corn). Subjects include the Virgin, Christ, numerous male and female saints, Archangels such as Miguel and Rafael, and puti, or angels.

    In the Colonial, that is, pre-1810 era, the standard practice was to carve the santo with its clothes completely finished in wood. Often the robes would be gilded and richly incised with decorative items (estofada). Occasionally in this period the saints would have their torsos, legs, and arms carved doll-like, and would be painted orange or cochineal red, and dressed in fabric clothing.

    Later in the nineteenth century, in a move toward greater realism, almost all of the saints were carved in this fashion. Hinged, movable limbs facilitated the periodic changes of costume that were essential in the dusty, smoky, insect-infested environment of last century Mexico. Figures from the 19th century were most often painted a chalky, celestial blue. Today, we frequently enjoy santos without their garments, both to appreciate the beautiful carving of the figures, and because the clothing with which they come to us is often not original or is in poor condition.
    So there you have it......my entire family thinks that I'm a litte "off" with my love of these figures but oh well, I love them! As to where to find them? I'm not entirely sure. My largest figure if from Cody Foster Company. Hope this helped you!

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  21. Beautiful spaces! I could live in any one of those rooms and listen to Enya every day! Thank you for another enjoyable read and lovely pictures. Hugs, ~CINDY S~

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  22. My hubby and teenager would put their foot down. lol
    But, if I had an extra room ~ just for me I could see adding some of these beautiful details.

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  23. Oh my goodness, just look at all the gorgeous fabrics. I am weak at the knees just looking at them.
    Oh how I wud luv to indulge in such luxury but it wud mean getting rid of my husband.....and perhaps the dog too. -Brenda-

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