A Dear Little Guest Room

I was staying in an old lodge with many, many bedrooms. I showed you the vintage bathroom that I used while there. My room was sweetly decorated in blue and yellow.

The bed was high off the floor and had a little pillow of lavender blossoms tied to the bed frame.

The bed was an old brass bed partially painted white with a candlewicked bedspread. Under the bedspread was a plisse blanket cover, then a wool blanket over a top sheet: a vintage way to make a bed.

The fully-equipped washstand was once de rigueur in every bedroom.

This room was well-equipped to handle ma toilette aside from the bathroom.

Blue and white transferware wash set.

On the washstand was a large wash bowl and matching pitcher with a smaller pitcher, vase, and soap box.

Slop bucket on the washstand.

On the bottom shelf is a large slop bucket for used water.  There was no need for me to use this set but it made a lovely decorative addition to the room.

The closet has no door and is covered with curtains that match those hung at the window.

The clothing storage included 2 painted chests of drawers and a closet with another chest of drawers built into the back of it. There was also a small desk and chair and a rocking chair.

A chamber pot is stored at the bedside.

One big surprise in the room is in the bedside table: a chamber pot.  No longer necessary but once a welcome part of any well-furnished bedroom.

I slept very well in this cheery room in a mountain lodge.

Do you keep anything unusual in your guest room?

Sidebar:  The National Geographic magazine on the dresser was from 1939.


Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

One thought on “A Dear Little Guest Room”

  1. I love blue and white bedrooms and this one looks so inviting and cheerful…my prop closet is in one of my guest bedrooms…it’s very large so I can make a little room for my guest’s things…if they get bored or can’t sleep they can always amuse themselves by looking thru this closet of curiosities lol!

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