I'm writing this in Flerida!!!!!
I have been able to get away for two weeks, and my hair is all frizzy.

Let's get back to Connie and Chris's master bedroom in the mountains of Vermont.
The lucky woman has a whole suite for the master space, so when her family descends on her en mass.....she can retreat into her own private hide-a-way.
Traditional Home Magazine 2004
The room is tucked under the roof line facing the front of the house, so there are a couple of large skylights that flood the space with sun.
The master bedroom opens off this room.
I used the same wallpaper and rug as the bedroom to unite the two spaces.
Traditional Home Magazine 2004
Here's a collage of the three rooms of the suite, sose you can see how they relate!!!!!
I continued using checks and plaids for the accent fabrics in the sitting room.
Look at what a difference a toss pillow makes to the look of a chair!!!!
Connie had the coffee table from before she knew me, and I was able to incorporate it into her new room.
On the mantel I placed a small collection of antique mercury glass.
There's a lot of reproduction mercury glass bopping around, but I am not a fan.
It isn't double sided glass like the old stuff.
Mercury glass was the poor man's silver.
It had the shine of silver but was a double wall hand blown glass piece that was then filled with a silver nitrate and grape sugar solution, creating a silver reflective wash on the inside of the double walls. It was called mercury glass because mercury was originally used to create the silver finish of a reflective mirror, but for the table ware, it wasn't used. Once the piece had the solution wash the interior walls,  the bottom was plugged with a cork (American) or a metal seal (English).
According to Wikipedia, (where would we be without it?????), this glass was considered the first art glass, produced strictly for display purposes.

Over the mantel I hung a round antique bulls eye mirror. 
I blew the picture up, so you could see the other end of the room.
(that's me in the shot.......)
Across the room from the fireplace is the desk.
I had the chair covered in a blue window pane plaid.
On the desk I placed a blue lamp I had made from an Abingdon pottery vase.
Finding lamps I liked with a delicate yet country feel, wasn't easy, so I had to have them made.
I lucked out with this coin glass piece, it was already a lamp!!!!
We just needed to have the shade custom made......

You can see how these lamps worked with the one in the master bedroom.
They all have that county cottage feel, are unique and one of a kind.
(unless someone else has one just like them.......)

Well Kampers.....
it's warm and sunny, so I'm going outside and let my hair frizz some more.
On that note,
Later, Gator


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