Sunday, September 29, 2013

The Cubbyhole


Our guest bedroom is probably the quietest room in the house.


Calm colours painted on porcelain plates,


and pretty petals printed on panels,


 which, when drawn, 


reveal hidden islands in the haze,


and mountain peaks that pierce the sky. 




Smaller than the other bedrooms, 



it feels like a happy, little cubbyhole,


tucked away, in a flowery meadow, or nestled in a pile of leaves.



 A cozy cradle of calm,

'Walking in the Leaves', acrylic on canvas, by my talented cousin, Elaine Lauzon


for the upcoming days of autumn. 

Thanks for visiting!


All images: Poppy View
Collage:
 'Red Poppies and Daisies', Van Gogh, poster, bottom, centre
 'Walking in the Fall Leaves', acrylic on canvas, Elaine Lauzon

48 comments:

  1. Remember that one. I wonder why.

    Have a great week Mrs. P!

    Sincerely yours,
    JC

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  2. You've created a beautiful, welcoming spot for some fortunate someone. I imagine a series of "someones" will enjoy the room.

    I also like the vibrancy of your cousin's painting, Poppy.

    Here's hoping you have an equally vibrant week.

    -Karen

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  3. You are such a brave soul, compared to me. I am so afraid to use bright colours in our home and when I do, the sun fades them fast away. These are but another beautiful share of brightness that would bring sunshine in to a home even on a rain spent afternoon~

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  4. What a lovely room for a guest to stay in. The room is so bright and cheerful and the view is fantastic.

    Judy

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  5. I bet your guests just love it there. The room is beautiful and the view is too.

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  6. I love the views from your home! The bedroom is a sweet little retreat. I really like your cousins painting as well. I hope you are enjoying this Sunday (or is it already Monday on Crete?).

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  7. Poppy, it is a lovely room. Waiting for one of your guest. The paintings are lovely. Beautiful post.

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  8. oh my goodness your cousin IS talented...what a lovely painting!

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  9. So pretty, Poppy! In my very first apartment, I had a similar brass bed. Brings back fond memories of my very first grown up place. Your cousin's painting is beautiful and full of wonderful texture and colors. I want to be a guest :)
    xo
    Loi

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  10. Between all of the cheery fabrics, paintings (love your cousin's painting!), homey touches, and I'm sure, hospitality to match, I would think your guests would feel so comfortable, they wouldn't want to leave! And that view!!!! Your guests are very lucky people, Poppy!

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  11. I love the colors of Autumn! Beautiful mosaics my friend!

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  12. Hi, what a pretty guest bedroom! Thanks for sharing those beautiful pics. Have a great week!
    Julie

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  13. I'd stay there in a heart beat.

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  14. Very nice room and such beautiful views! I think I would like to be your guest!

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  15. I LOVE that lampshade and the curtains!
    Brenda

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  16. What a pretty room. I'm sure that it must make all your guests very happy to see it for the first time. That view.....wow!

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  17. Sweet room . . . wonderful views . . . I 'll invite myself as a guest some day.

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  18. Oh my, what a peaceful and beautiful place to be a guest!!! Wish I could come visit!
    xo Kris

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  19. Such vibrant and colorful room fro some lucky guests! Really charming with heart and soul!
    Have a lovely start into the new week and greeting to this unique part of the world called Creta!

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  20. Love the colors and what a great room for a guest. The views are stunning.
    Mary

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  21. Good Morning Poppy, I would not describe your guest room as a cubby hole, I would describe it as a haven. It looks so peaceful and tranquil and it would be a pleasure for anyone who sleeps in the room.
    Your cousin Elaine is certainly a talented artist, I love the vibrant painting. It certainly reminds me of walking through fallen leaves, which by the way is beginning to happen here in England.
    Have a lovely day Poppy.
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

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  22. Θαυμάζω το σπίτι σου. ΄Ολα, μα όλα τόσο όμορφα!
    Λάτρεψα την κουρτίνα με το λουλουδάτο και καρώ ύφασμα. Λίγο θυμίζει την κουρτίνα
    της κουζίνας μου. Το έχω μάθει το σπίτι σου, ξέρω τις γωνιές του, όμως θέλω να δω και άλλες φωτογραφίες.
    Φιλιά σου στέλνω από την Αθήνα

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  23. Awww...I would love to be the guest to sleep in that fancy cubby hole, with the view like that it's more like a five star hotel only better.
    Thank you Poppy for visiting my blog, hope you enjoyed the poppies.

    Have a wonderful week soaking in the colours of autumn

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  24. absolutely charming! wonderful room for guests!

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  25. Poppy
    Your guest room is just as cherry as the rest of your home.
    My goodness, the view is fabulous!!

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  26. Poppy, the room is as vibrant as you are! Beautiful post . . .as always.

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  27. What a sweet wee cubbyhole! I can see this in a tiny book by Beatrix Potter for one of her littlest friends. I can easily picture the cubbyhole done in watercolors with the precious lamp--did you embellish it yourself?--that darling ceiling fixture and the painting, not to mention the serendipitous Van Gogh poppy poster! To retreat there as the sun disappeared and night fell, your guest would sleep ever so soundly. And then she would wake up, rub the sleep from her eyes and step to the window to pull back the blue gingham and flowered curtains to see that view below! Soon though she would sniff the air and smell Greek coffee and something baking and rush to find Poppy. Heavenly!

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  28. That is such a pretty room. Any guest would be honored to sleep there. I love everything but I think my favorite item is the lampshade. It's so intricate and beautiful and I just love the colors.

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  29. It always seems as sunny in your house as outside, you really capture the warmth of Greece in your home. I love the gingham and floral curtains, what a lovely room to stay in.

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  30. I love your guest room! Let's see, how long will it take me to get from Arizona to Crete?

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  31. Cubby hole? I don't think so. It's a charming, vibrant haven that reflects your warm spirit and that of it's surroundings. So very, very, pretty!

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  32. The first time I visited the Grand Canyon it looked fake. Just like a scene out of a spaghetti western.
    Looking out your windows is much the same. So vast and inspiring.

    xxxooo

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  33. What a beautiful room. The lampshade is pretty.
    Love all those colors.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  34. Thanks for letting me see where I'll be staying when I come to visit :)
    It's gorgeous Poppy - and indeed does look very " happy "
    XOX

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  35. Thanks for letting me see where I'll be staying when I come to visit :)
    It's gorgeous Poppy - and indeed does look very " happy "
    XOX

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  36. What a beautiful little guest room! And the views are stunning! When can I come stay with you? ;-)

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  37. This is such a pretty room. Anyone would be pleased to spend some time there. Thanks for giving us a peek.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  38. Ok, stop twisting my arm! Please pick me up at the airport tomorrow!

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  39. Oh you would have a hard time getting rid of me! What a lovely cozy bedroom. Love the ruffles on the pillowcase and the view. I could sit on the bed and look at the view for hours!

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  40. How pretty this guestbedroom is. And with the flowers in the vase. Lovely! I am imagining your home is just beautiful somewhere in Crete. I wish I could go there someday. I heard nice things about it. Thanks you for sharing.

    Ellya
    @CuriositaEllya

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  41. Tis a lovely guest room and what a view!

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  42. Love the cousin's painting Poppy!! When is that guest room available :) ?
    Jenna

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  43. What a happy place to visit! It really does remind me of a field of flowers. :)
    Thank you for joining in for Fresh-Cut Friday!

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
    ~Liz

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  44. Such a sweet spot! Love your cubby-hole and the lamp shade is so sweet!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  45. I love the colors of the fabrics and flowers. What a beautiful view too.

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  46. I would love to stay in your guest room Poppy! The cubbyhole is cozy and the view is extraordinary! I hope you have a lovely weekend! :)

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Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I really appreciate hearing from all of you! Have a great day!