Monday, January 9, 2012

~~~The Africa Room!!!~~~

Hello dear readers! I know I have been MIA for awhile but there is ALOT going on around here and I have been up to my neck in dedecorating Christmas AND getting the house ready for our daughter and SIL to move in. That has entailed clearing out closets, moving furniture and packing things away. I am not finished but I thought yesterday that I better get some pictures of this room before it got torn apart. This is one of our guest rooms. I call it the Africa room because it is full of things that my FIL got in Africa and things I have collected. But, this will be the room T and D will use so it is all changing. They came over yesterday and we moved some furniture and I packed up alot of things to make room for them! So, here we go on our little tour. The 2 elephant lamps on the bedside tables are from Africa many years ago. My in-laws had them for a long time and I have had them for 28 years!!!
Here is a close up of the lamp. Some of the tusks have been broken over the years.
The picture and masks are over the bed. That is an intercom speaker on the right.
My hubby built this piece in our last house. It is very large and used to house our TV, stereo equipment etc. in the other house.
Now it displays pieces I have collected and inherited. Do you see some antlers??
Yes, we painted the wall behind it BLACK!!!!! I was worried at first but once we put the piece in place I saw that everything just POPS against the black! Can you see one of the turtle shells I got the other day????!
I love this doll. I found it many years ago.

That is a picture of my sister and I  when we were little girls.
Hubby bought me these candlesticks several years ago. That is one of the antlers next to it.
I hung this basket then placed this dude inside:)
This little lamp gives off a soft glow in the evening.
This desk was my in-laws too. It has now been moved upstairs. THAT was quite a feat to get it up the stairs yesterday!!!!
Love this plate, fount at TJMaxx several years ago.
I made this arrangement for the room.

Pretty orchids
Found this lamp in Fl.!
This armoire was my Mother's. It is now where the desk was so that they can put their long dresser on this wall. The 2 chairs were my sons. I love the slip covers. They are now in the dining room.
The vignette on top of the armoire. That LARGE plate on the stand I found at the place where I used to work. I LOVE it! A little candle lamp with an animal print shade.
Lots of pillows on the bed. I have ALOT of pillows!!!!


Now we will move onto the bathroom. There are double sinks in all 4 of our bathrooms.

I found these prints VERY inexpensively many years ago. I matted them and framed them myself.


In 2 of our bathrooms I have used 2 shower curtains. I love the look.
I found these trays that are made for on the toilet. The animal print tissue holder is glass and found at Home Goods.
These towels were a STEAL at Big Lots. $5.00 for the SET!!! I got 2 sets. They will be packed away, they are only decorative;):):)
I have a small stand with an elephant candle holder on it.
Love these 2 pictures too.
Can you see the monkey hanging in the basket???
These towels are out in the sink area.
Yes, I even have an elephant switchplate!
I hope you have enjoyed this little tour. The room looks ALOT differnt right now. I still have to get the stuff out from under the bed and empty the cabinets are drawers in the bathroom. I always have it stocked for guests but they will bring their own toiletries. I will be linking to these parties:
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Motivated Monday at Be Colorful
Making the World Cuter Monday at Making the World Cuter
More the Merrier Monday at DIY Home Sweet Home Project
Savvy Homemade Monday at Home Savvy A to Z
Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Tutorials and Tips Tuesday at Home Stories A to Z
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
It's A Party on Thursday at A Creative Princess
Show and Share on Thursday at Southern Lovely
Open House Party Thursday at No Minimalist Here
Share Your Creations on Thursday at Kristen's Creations
Remodelaholic's Anonymous on Friday at Remodelaholic
Addicts (not so) Anonymous on Friday at Addicted 2 Decorating
Inspiration Friday at At the Picket Fence
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Potpourri Friday at 2805
Saturday Nite Special at Funky Junk Interiors
Sew Darn Crafty Sunday at http://sewmanyways.blogspot.com/
Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and Dreaming

Thanks so much for stopping by. Please leave me a comment, I love to hear from you! XO, Pinky

27 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my, this is so beautiful. I totally love it all. The bedroom and the bathroom is just totally stunning. Hugs, marty

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Wow, Pinky! What a great collection of artifacts! Can't imagine having to pack it all up! Now, that's a job! The room looks great!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Pinky, What a great collection you have! I had to go back and look twice to make sure I didn't miss anything. Thank you for sharing your pretty guest room at the Open House party.
Hugs,
Sherry

Jo's This and That said...

How Neat! Great job! Thanks for sharing,your cool room! Joann

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

OMG! I LOVE it! I can see that we would get along famously as this is one of my favorite decorating themes. What fun it was to look at all of your goodies.

Jacqueline said...

What a fun room! Sad to see it go. I especially love the beautiful wall unit that you could use to display all of the gorgeous treasures, but how fun to have them with you. Enjoy their fun company. I know it was a lot of work packing everything up but I am sure you are making it so special for them. Lots of love!
Jacqueline

Linda @ bushel and a pickle said...

What a wonderful room, especially like the use of all your own special treasures from the years gone by and family pieces. I like the black back in the bookcase. I love the way dark colors in shelving units make the items look so fabulous! See you Thurs hopefully.

Kelly said...

That room is like a museum to the eyes! It's quite educational. You have collected a lot of wonderful pieces. You could actually do a series on the history of each piece, I bet.

Savvy Seasons said...

Hi Pinky, WOW, what a unique collection. I, too, went back and took a second look at everything. What a fun guest room. I loved viewing all your fun pieces. Thanks for sharing! xo ~Liz

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic room!! It is really a "show-place" with all of your inherited pieces and things you and your husband collected over the years. Everything is just lovely and I know each piece has a "story" behind it. That is what I like about rooms like that. I know you hated to pack it all away,
but you are surely going to help make it just as "homey" for you children....
Thanks for sharing this unique room with us!!
Francy

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

What a great collection. They are all such beautiful pieces. Really enjoyed seeing your "Out of Africa" room.

Liz said...

Wow! You did a great job caring out your theme. All the way down to the last detail. Gorgeous! :)

~Liz

On Crooked Creek said...

Pinky,
Amazing decor, dear friend! I adore the lamps used throughout the room and bath! You did a fabulous job with matting and framing those prints. Good art is getting harder and harder to find!!! Thank you for sharing this lovely room with us...and now with your family!
Fondly,
Pat

Shelia said...

Hi Pinky! Oh, what a lovely room and you have so many treasures. love your big piece with all the shelves!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Linda said...

Hi Pinky, How cool everything is. I also adore African decor. One of our guest bedrooms is all decorated in this style. You have quite the collection. Thanks for sharing....

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Pinky,
Love the room. How lucky to receive so many great artifacts. The fabrics you chose are spot on too. We'd love to have you link at "What's It Wednesday".
Hugs,
Patti

Dolores said...

Your African room is so interesting and you've decorated beautifully (as usual).
The shelves are wonderful!!!

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Kathleen said...

I see you have been busy! What a wonderful collection.
Good luck with all your preparatipns, Pinky, dont wear yourself out!

Lizabeth @ Infuse With Liz said...

Wow Pinky! I love this! Those tall elephant lamps are really unique! You have some really great collectibles in there! I love that your husband made that furniture! What a nice treat!
I hope things go well with their stay and they can move in their new home before long! That's really nice of you guys to have them live with you for the time being.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Pinky, what a great room! I have a room kinda similar. I call it the Ernest Hemingway room. When the children come home for a visit, it's their favorite room. Have a wonderful weekend. ~

Rettabug said...

I don't envy you all that work, Pinky...I bet you needed some Tylenol for the sore muscles afterwards! It is nice that some many of your beautiful pieces will work in other rooms of your home.
They remind me very much of some of the FL decor we used to see.

You'll have to remember to take photos of the transformation once the kids move their things into place. I'm very happy for them, to be building their new home! Its a very stressful but exciting adventure.

Hugs,
Rett

June Scott said...

Too bad you have to pack it all up {sigh} what a fun and interesting room! Thanks for sharing!

Honey at 2805 said...

What an interesting room, with so many terrific elements to it! I appreciate you linking this lovely post to Potpourri Friday!

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your Bedroom and Bathroom are beautiful with all your collection of Africa.. You did a great job putting this all together Pinky.

Hope you have a wonderful week with your family this week.
XXOO Diane

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

Wow! What an amazing and extensive collection!! I love to see people decorating with things they have inherited or things that hold special meaning for them. Very cool room!

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

You have some gorgeous pieces Pinky. Your home is filled with Love and such conversation pieces. I would love to visit.