This post is a tad late…since we took these pictures about a month ago, but we wanted to share them with you anyway before the Christmas season is all the way over. Β I/we like to stretch Christmas out for as long as we can πŸ˜‰

Every year, Leah and I go ’round and ’round as you may remember from last year’s post πŸ˜‰ Β I like change, and she is happy with our already ‘perfect’ arrangement of the room. Β She says it is perfect, but I keep telling her that there are more perfect ways out there for us to find. Β  So far we’ve found four perfect ways πŸ˜€ Β I must admit though, there were times when the bed was cock-eyed, the vanity was blocking the door, and I had just moved the bookcases for the 20th time [slight exaggeration], that I wondered if Leah was right, and we should just stick with our previous ‘perfect’ arrangement πŸ˜€

All of us girls always make how we’ve decorated our rooms a secret…and even the boys got in on it this year (which was very cute!) Β  Those of us who share rooms close the door, clean everything up and rearrange and decorate it, and then we have a ‘showing’ at nighttime complete with candles, Christmas lights, and music πŸ˜€ Β  We took these pictures the night of our ‘open house’…or is that, ‘open room’?!

This year Leah and I set a record…we did it all in ONE day! Β  We had a good incentive, Β because our friends were coming over and we didn’t think they’d want to stay in a topsy-turvy room πŸ˜€

We were happy with the way this turned out…a new way to put our mirror, and it kind of ‘opens Β up’ the room.

{reflections}

Remember the chair Leah recovered last year?!

We love it, and have been using it a lot…especially when we were doing all of our Christmas sewing πŸ˜€ Β  Though we did find out that it gets rather hard when you sit on it for hours at a time!

We love the look of the lights on glass. Β The cake plate was my great-great-grandma’s :)

This year we didn’t have to sneak outside under cover of darkness to get the beehive bookcases without Susannah and Cassia knowing πŸ˜€ Β We did decide to separate them, though. Β They are so handy and versatile, not to mention very farmgirl-ish and ‘vintage’ looking.

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Decking the Halls {Rooms}
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22 thoughts on “Decking the Halls {Rooms}

  • January 9, 2012 at 9:45 pm
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    You did a great job decorating! Your room looks so pretty! And I LOVE the idea of using beehive boxes for book shelves. SO creative! :-)

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    • January 9, 2012 at 10:04 pm
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      Thank you, Karen! Leah and I were so giddy when we found the beehive boxes last year πŸ˜€ Okay *I* was giddy, and Leah was pretty close πŸ˜€

      -Jessica

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  • January 10, 2012 at 1:52 pm
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    Your room is beautiful! You need to come over to my house and paint and decorate my room!

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  • January 11, 2012 at 2:22 am
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    What a beautiful, welcoming room. I’m sure it’s even more lovely with the sun streaming in! Some day if we get a bigger house (at the moment I share the room with all the rest of the children), perhaps we two girls will get one and we can dress it up ‘girly’. Right now it’s kind of a blue-and-yellow forest theme. But I like it. πŸ˜€

    And I’m with Rachel! The violin adds a nice touch.

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  • January 11, 2012 at 2:43 pm
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    So pretty!! I love all the lace and lights :) the cake plate is beautiful! Thanks for a glimpse into your lovely room πŸ˜€ and what cool stories to go with it!

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  • January 11, 2012 at 10:51 pm
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    That sure is one BEAU-ti-ful room! I love everything about it–the wall color, the wallpaper, the bed, the dressor, the box on the dressor, the violin, the bookshelves……….yeah, pretty much everything! Gorgeous! πŸ˜€

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  • January 11, 2012 at 10:52 pm
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    How lovely. And what a fun tradition for everyone to decorate their bedrooms and make a surprise of it. I am definitely going to borrow your idea for our family.

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  • January 12, 2012 at 4:25 am
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    I love the throw on the bed, did you girls make it?

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  • January 15, 2012 at 11:32 am
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    Beautiful room, your family has so much fun together! And the bedspread is gorgeous, it caught my eye right away. Happy Holidays!

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  • January 15, 2012 at 6:22 pm
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    You did a wonderful job decorating!:)

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  • January 18, 2012 at 8:21 pm
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    Hey Jessica
    It has been forever since I have talked to ya:) Well I have some exciting news I got married to Jon on January 7 2012. Everything has been great!! I miss talking to you and hope that we can write letters more often. I’ll e-mail you the new address. I hope all of yall are doing fine and tell ur family that we said HI!!!!!!

    Love ya,
    Kelsye

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    • January 18, 2012 at 10:34 pm
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      Woo-HOO! Congratulations, Kelsye-my-dear-former-southern-spinster πŸ˜€ How fun! I got your letter a while ago and have been wanting to write you back πŸ˜€ Can’t wait to get your new address πŸ˜€

      Love you, and HUGS!

      The Spinster πŸ˜€
      p.s. can you tell I’m excited..I keep using πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ hehe!

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      • January 19, 2012 at 2:45 am
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        Weeeeellll……..ain’t that just fine! We turn out backs on you, Southern Spinster, and you double cross us and renounce your title.

        Oh, well. You can still teach us how to cook crawfish. πŸ˜‰

        Oh…..and Congratulations!! πŸ˜€

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  • January 19, 2012 at 5:45 am
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    It looks beautiful!!! :) I love the lights in the curtains in the window…so pretty! I also just love your curtains! :)

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  • January 24, 2012 at 5:56 pm
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    lovely! : ) Your rooms look lovely! : )

    I(well….dad and I, for my Christmas present) have just painted my room green with the drawers and stuff white, with green and purple! : )

    Love ~*Chantelle*~

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    • January 25, 2012 at 11:29 am
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      Ohhh! That sounds so pretty! Leah would love your room πŸ˜€ Those are just her colors πŸ˜€

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