Wednesday, April 18, 2012

PRETTY BEDDING AND NEW SHOES....

Hi Darling readers, thank you for the sweet, encouraging comments since my relapse.  It meant so much for me to click on and see that I had comments regarding my crazy, ongoing recovery.  Seeing my primary doctor soon and spoke with the surgeon last night. I told him about the emotional/physical pain that I have been feeling and he wrote me a script for Flexeril which calms the nerve endings and my primary will take care of the rest.  This will also help my neck and back that have been bothering me from sleeping in different positions trying to find comfort and get sleep.  He also told me that people beg him to let them begin exercise after two weeks of having a reduction....what the French?  They are crazy...I can't imagine any exercise right now.   What a mess!  Really, I feel like a big mess.  I need a makeover and plan on getting one when all is less painful and hopefully in time for my birthday in the beginning of May.

Bedding found at Marshall's.  Came with two throw pillows, 2 king size shams, and a reversible comforter that is soft and light for the warmer months.  I could not resist the dusty rose pillow pictured.  I think it adds some charm and a little punch of color. 

Not quite sure how to arrange throw pillows so I have tried different ways many times...
 
New Franco Sarto shoes from Marshall's that are super comfortable....


I threw this crocheted blanket over my old steamer trunk for a softer/cottage feel next to my bed...

I will be using some of the following photos to create the botanical collage on the wall above my bed....


  




Drawing of image on water...

A book of copies of old love letters...
So many options...

Anyway, I did manage, on one of my good days, to make my bed up and decorate my room a little.  I am planning on creating a botanically inspired wall using photos from the books that I found around the house.  Pinterest, if you are following along with me, has a few examples of the walls that I love and want to recreate above my bed.  I hope you are all doing well, I am trying to make it to your blogs, with the added neck and back pain, I have been limiting my computer time which may be  contributing to the neck pain.  Have a great day and stay inspired...I am trying to take my own advice.  Dawn xo

30 comments:

Beth Kondrick said...

Oh those shoes are to die for! They are lovely!

So sorry you're dealing with so much pain. Hugs and good thoughts to you!!

two birds said...

your bedroom looks like a catalog, dawn! i love the shabby chic feel to it! and those shoes, well, of course i love them. i was waiting to see if by chance i owned the shoes and/or the bedding!

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Such pretty items, love them :) Oooh..I hope this pain goes away for you soon, sounds terrible! A big gentle hug from me to you!! Xox

Teddi said...

dawn, your room looks so pretty! i like the color scheme & the way you decorated. nice bedding. those collages will match wonderfully. i also really like your new shoes. bonus points for them being comfortable. sending you get well wishes, & virtual hugs. i think real hugs would probably hurt you right now. ;)

silvergirl said...

very pretty and those shoes are terrific
ps...this is NOT taking it easy!!!
smiles
brett

The Closet Shopper said...

So sorry for all of your pain and discomfort. What the french, for realz.

I'm wearing that color today. That apricot color. But of course I am, we are of one mind.

Feel better!
Tracy

Piper Alexander said...

Your bed is gorgeous, I love the headboard. The trunk looks great with the blanket on top, too. I hope you're feeling better soon!

pastcaring said...

Well, of course the bedding is adorable, gorgeous pretty colours. And all the botanical illustrations are delightful. And I love your trunk with the throw over it.
But most of all - I want those SHOES!!!
Thanks for commenting on my blog, Dawn, I appreciate it's tricky for you at the moment. I hope you feel better soon, and hope my ridiculous dressing up gives you a laugh! xxxx

LoriLynn said...

Your bedroom is absolute perfection!!!! I would do anything for a floral bedspread-my husband refuses...alas we have a very gender neutral bed set. And those shoes are INCREDIBLE! I can't wait to see how you wear them! And finally, I'm sorry you're still feeling like junk. And seriously, idk how you could exercise so soon after a reduction. Peeps be cray! FEEL BETTER, stat! Xo Lori

Gracey at Fashion for Giants said...

Oh, Dawn. I wish I could just give you a big (gentle) hug. I'm so sorry you're in so much pain and I do hope you get better soon.

Also, exercise is over-rated (that may or may not be true).

Finally, I'm probably going to copy you on those shoes - I love the color!

Kat said...

ooh your bedroom is soo lovely! pretty bedding! :)

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The Funky Junkie said...

I love the way you've decorated your room!!! That pillow is so cute. Marshalls just pretty much rocks. I'm sorry to hear about your pain....being on the computer will definitely aggravate that.

myidahohome said...

Oh the dilemma of arranging pillows on a bed, and I love that peach "flower" pillow. Your room is beautiful and the Franco Sartos color is brilliant.

Angela said...

Even with your discomfort you sound better today. Bedroom looking good. Great colours also.When you decorate it makes you feel better.Get more pillows they look great. Yes go get your makeover when you are ready. Not that you need one but Pamper yourself,it's good for you. Oh and love the shoes, Thats one of my fetishes

my thrifty closet said...

oh dear..sorry to hear about your pain I just prayed that God help you sleep better and relieve all that pain. every corner of your house looks so beautiful...you are just so talented. That must be a very therapeutic thing for you to do. I like the botanic pictures display idea

mongs
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Style Sud-Est said...

Hi Dawn!

Give it time i say, took me a long while to get better, anyway you do not have a choice but to get better! Can not believe what you said about people wanting to exercise after 2 weeks!

Love your bedding, such pretty colors - you did the pillow thing right!

I love your sandals, plus they are comfortable that is a plus, a girl needs pretty, colorful comfortable shoes

Take care and take it easy, the pain will ease with time!

Ariane xxxx

Shayla said...

I miss you guys! I was hoping you'd be back to your old self by now. You'll get there... Probably seems like forever for you though... On a good note, the bedroom looks like it's coming along great - love the bedding! The colors are so pretty! Think happy thoughts and get lots of rest doll!

Jennifer said...

Dawn, glad you are recovering! Love your bedroom and shoes...where did you buy your headboard? Miss you at work.

Kris said...

First time commenter--I love your blog and oh, how I wish I could do this to my bedroom! I also just wanted to say, so sorry you are in pain. I had major surgery July 2010 and was in so much pain, for weeks, and I met a woman who had the same surgery who said, oh, I never had to take the pain meds... I was bored at home after a week... I asked my dr. if I could start golfing after 2 weeks... while I took every bit of the pain meds, couldn't sleep, couldn't sit up for long times, etc. So it takes what it takes, we're all different!Don't worry, you will bounce back to your sunny self soon. Take care! Kris

Ashley said...

So sorry to hear about your relapse. It's crazy that it's been so many weeks since the original surgery and you're still having such a tough time! Although I know even just basic anesthesia can screw you up on its own for quite a while. Everything else on top of that is quite a bit to handle.

Anyway, I agree, your bedroom looks like an actual catalogue. It's amazing. I couldn't complete that on my best day, so I'm totally envious.

Debbi@SheAccessorizesWell said...

You have done a beautiful job of decorating your bedroom. Love the rose pillow.
One of the best things I ever did for my neck and back was get a Tempurpedic pillow and bed. I got the pillow before we got the bed and it sure made a difference. It feels weird at first but it is sure great to sleep on.

his_girl_friday said...

Your headboard is gorgeous!

Lisa said...

So sorry you're still have difficulties from your surgery. Sure hope that will end soon for you.
Your bedding is gorgeous!! Love the colors. I want it for my room. haha And I love the botanical prints you'll be framing. So perfect and beautiful. That's got to help you feel a little better to rest in such a luxurious bedroom.

Mary Kapsi said...

Amazing photos!
MaryFashionLove

Kat said...

Dawn, I wouldn't worry about benchmarking your progress against anyone but yourself. You'll get there and a year from now I'm sure you'll be glad you endured these few weeks of pain. I hope the new medication is helping though!

Your new bedroom looks fabulous. It's looks country chic and SOOO you! You've inspired me spruce up our bedroom but I'm going to do in on a small budget since we're in a rental. It'll probably take a few weeks because we're busy these days but eventually I'll put a before-and-after up on the blog.

Tinfoil Tiaras said...

I absolutely adore your new bed comforter- something I would love as well and the botanical garden collage will be so pretty!

So sorry to hear you're still in so much pain, I hope your new bedding is keeping you comfortable and your hubby is taking good care of you. <3

Jessie said...

Franco Sartos are my favoriteeeeee!! These are wonderful :) and your bedroom is sooooo amazing :))

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The Dainty Dolls House said...

just sending some love. hope you are doing ok!!! BIG hugs xoxox

Claire said...

so sorry to hear about your pain. i hope you feel better soon. i love those shoes and the bedding is beautiful. i really need to get bedding too. it makes the bedroom look amazing!

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Kat said...

Dawn I miss you!! I know you're probably recovering and no pressure to reply or anything but just wanted to let you know we're thinking of you here in the blogosphere. Take care my friend :)

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