Saturday, October 1, 2011

Cleaning up the 'crap' room


Pardon my slang,
but this is what we call the guest room.


I am on a mission this Winter to get this room company worthy.

(I think I can hear my daughters and husband laughing)
I'm sure they think it's hopeless))

It used to be my sewing/craft room 
(thus the crap)

It has always been the dumping room. Where everything that has no home ends up. 
I've tried, I really have, but there is no way I can keep it tidy.

It's in bad need of a paint job, new flooring and a maid.

Since I had some grandchildren coming for the weekend, I decided to straighten it up enough
that one of them could find their way to the bed and make use of it.



A little pitcher of sweet peas should make them feel welcome.

 I love the fact that the sweet peas are still blooming. I've never had them bloom this good this long.

 


They smell so good...




 and are such photogenic little things!





  They go a long way to making this guest room look a lot more inviting!




I took these photos Friday to have in my garden files to remind myself next year to 
plant these again in this same bed.
They have flourished here!



This walkway joins our front patio to our back parking and 
I couldn't even count the passes I make here in a day, but I can say it is 
always a pleasure with the sweet peas in bloom.



A heavenly, fragrant pleasure!



74 comments:

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Dear June
I wish my 'crap' room looked this good.. by the way.. i have a bug phobia.. hahaha. will have to go and calm myself now after reading that!! hehehehe

Have a lovely weekend.. ciao xxx Julie

Monica said...

Oooh June! I DO love sweet peas but only had the pleasure of having my own blooming once. No idea why... the other times I sowed them they never grew!
Yours are amazingly gorgeous. Oh my a bed filled with sweet peas.... aahhhh.
Hugs,
Monica xo

villa-rosengarten & cockerlove said...

Hy June - great pictures! And the room looks really nice now! I would feel welcome in it;-)
You are right and you should remember the wonderful peas - next year....these pictures will do the necessary! I have also made some pictures from the still blooming roses...they are soooo wonderful this year!
Wishing you a wonderful sunday, love, Barbara

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

I should be so lucky to have a crap room that was that lovely...oh my, I really need to get on a cleaning and organizing frenzy!

Hugs,
Judy

Rostrose said...

Oh sweet June, what an inviting room - I' coming ;o))
Warmest hugs and best October-wishes, yours Traude

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Dear June,
I cannot believe that that room was ever a 'crap room' !! I wouldn't mind having a few rooms like that !
Our house looks as if a bomb has hit it at the moment. Our son, daughter-in-law and grandson have sold their flat but haven't found a house yet and have to be out of their flat by Tuesday so, they have moved in with us, bringing boxes and boxes of stuff, which is all over our once, quite tidy home !! Along with that, our daughter moves into her flat in a couple of weeks and decided to sort out all of her stuff so, I have double the chaos !! I don't mind really.....it's lovely to have them all here for a while.
Sweet peas are just the most wonderful flower. They smell divine. I don't have a great deal of success with them as our garden faces north but, I do get a few and, the perennial ones seem to be OK, although they don't have any perfume. Yours look wonderful, as do all of your flowers in your beautiful garden.
Enjoy having your grandchildren to stay and, I know that they will LOVE the 'crap room' !!!! XXXX

The Green Pea said...

Hello June, your Sweet Peas are still beautiful. You have a special green thumb....Have a wonderful Sunday. hugs, sandi

vintage-rose Cottage said...

Hi June,,the room is so beautiful,,i love it and the pictures are great! Belinda from Germany

The Scrappy Cottage said...

Oh June. I had to laugh when I seen the title of the post. That is what my husband calls my scrap cottage. Which is in so need of a good cleaning. But working on the main house for now. I have to say you have such a lovely guest room. You would of never known it to of been a crap room. Have a very blessed Sunday..~~Cherrie~~

Donna said...

Your sweet peas are fabulous!
Mine did not do so well this year....Too much rain at first, then too much heat and now too cold too fast! It was 34 degrees last night!
I love your guest room and had laughed when I saw the name! Is this where I will stay when I visit? I would love it!
Something about a quilted bed that makes you sleep better...don't you think?
Love you bunches!
Donna

Adeline Country Cottage said...

Your guest room is picture perfect, just like your blog, love your sweet peas, which I might add thank you for reminding me, I just came back after pulling my sweet pea seeds out to soak over night ready to plant tomorrow...breath taking blog...well done...been following for a while now, and trying to make an effort to leave comments on all the beautiful blogs I follow...sometimes Time just gets away with me and dont praise the people I love to follow...Beautiful!!!

x
Kirstie

One Shabby Old House said...

Girl, you are as fragrant as a Sweet Pea...a heavenly, fragrant, pleasure as you wrote. When you stop by and visit my blog your always leave the beautiful fragrance of your visit with encouraging words. Thank you for the words you wrote. They came at a time I really needed them.
Hugs
Becky

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Ohhh girl your room is just beautiful!!! You are cracking me up because I have a couple of rooms like that right now ~ I am working on it though slowly but surely ~
The sweet peas are so pretty! They are some of my favorite flowers~

xoxo
Lori

Polly said...

I'm sure your guests will just love it! Sweet peas are of one of my favorites! they are just, well, so sweet!!

Hugs

Polly

Theresa said...

HAAA too funny! MIne could be called that at the moment and Duane probably does call it that under his breath! Have a fun visit with the kids! t. xoxoxoxo

Nancy's Notes said...

Aww, sweet peas are gorgeous! I think your room looks so pretty! No longer a crap room! You are so funny! Oh my, I love all of your photographs of your beautiful horses...they are awesome!

Nancy

Villa König said...

What a wonderful room!!! Hugs Yvonne

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning June!

YOUR ROOM LOOKS PRETTY GOOD for being a depository for...CRAP! teehee.....

Your home always looks like a magazine and is quite frankly a place of repose for me....keep on cleaning and imagine the possibilities!!!! LOVE TO YOU, Anita

jill said...

Hi,please can I come and stay in your crap room it looks lovely.Your flowers are beautiful one of my favorite, sweet peas.Hope you have a good time with your grand children.Love Jill xx

Rose Garden Romantic said...

That's the prettiest "crap" room I've ever seen! :) I think we all have one of those places where all the homeless items end up! The sweet peas are so pretty and look perfect in the blue pitcher! LOVE, love, love the headboard and the gorgeous quilt! Would love to see more of that quilt!!!
Michelle

Diane said...

June, the room is sweet, soft and inviting!

Happy Sunday!

Hugs, Diane

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

That is so funny June...we all have a crap room, a crap closet, and a crap drawer. Triple C! I know about the trying...but it is a hopeless endeavor...I think! But it looks like you pulled it together beautifully!!

Junebug said...

Oh dearest twin June!! How can we have another thing in common. Yes, I have a crap room and I have already stated to my daughter I was cleaning it out this winter. She also got a good laugh. There is one difference. A quick straighten and yours looks beautiful. Add a few sweet pea and you have a photo shoot. It will take me all winter to accomplish that. Sad, boo hoo, my girls(chickens) ate all my sweet peas! Always next year! Take care dear one, June

Cindy said...

From what i can see that room looks pretty good for a crap room! The sweet peas are precious, great photos!

Cindy

Diane said...

Sweet peas......they're so pretty and fragrant. They fill a spot in my heart that nothing else can. I think your "crap"room is looking sweet. I'm sure it will be wonderful when you finish your project. Have a beautiful Sunday and week June. Diane

Sandi said...

I think we all have at least one room like that June so don't feel alone. Mine is a room upstairs...need to get busy on it as well. Hard to do when all my stuff from my booth got put in there. Well maybe not ALL of it , but a lot of it..in totes etc.

Love your photos girl!!!!! The sayings on the chalkboards are too cute!!
Hugs~

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

My crap room has never looked that good, June!
Just lovely, just like you. :-)

Privet and Holly said...

We all have our
"crappy" hidey-holes
for stuff we can't deal
with at the moment!
Still loving those sweet
peas and can I just say
once again how very
loved those grandkiddos
of yours must feel! How
cute are those little slates?
Love you and your crap : )
xx Suzanne

Dorthe said...

OHH June ,this bedroom is so lovely-very feminine and beautiful-I love the little signs,and the table is gorgeous, dear. The quilt on the bed so ,so sweet.
And the Sweet Peas, just suits in perfectly- beautiful ballet skirts :)
Hugs and enjoy your grandkids.
Dorthe

Deborah said...

June your sweet peas are adorable! I love them!
And that walkway... gorgeous!
I have one of those rooms too and Im sitting in it right now..lol
One day...when I have finished some other projects!
Love to you....

Deborah xoxo

Victorian1885 said...

What a lovely room June! Are you going to post the dates the room is available? lol
I love your Sweet peas.... one of our bichon dogs is named Sweetpea. He looks like a Girl so it is perfect for him. Have a wonderful week ahead my friend!
Hugs,
Wanda

Scented Sweetpeas said...

ooohh Sweetpeas, I am missing mine so much. Yours look gorgeous and I just about smell them from here :-) x

Linda said...

Very pretteee...Love your blog and your photos and your pets and your garden and...Haha I enjoyed myself today. Thank you, June!

Best wishes for a beautiful day...

Linda at Beautiful Ideas

sissie said...

Hi June,
I'm glad to know that someone other than me, has a "crap" room! LOL!
Your guest room certainly doesn't look junky to me. I think it's very pretty. Love sweet peas too.

hugs
sissie

flowersandhome said...

O my! What an abundance of sweetpeas!!! I love sweetpeas but since I have to sow and grow them in pots they never last very long. I think your 'craproom' looks very inviting. I actually wish I had a room for all my 'crap' ;-)
Bye,
Marian

A Cottage Muse said...

Unfortunately I have a few crap rooms in my house, not counting the kids rooms!! Looks so pretty, hope the kids had a nice stay!

Pamela said...

What a gorgeous room! I just love that pink on the walls!!
Your photos are sooo beautiful!!
Pamela :)

Mary Ellen said...

You have so much energy! That room looks great to me! I love the headboard you have in there!!

Your sweet peas look gorgeous. I have to remember to plant some next year. I remembered too late this year.

Our David will be here tomorrow- haven't seen him in over 2 years so am so excited!

bee blessed
mary

Wendy Chamberlain said...

Hi June
Love your crap room, it looks so pretty and the sweet peas add just the right touch. You had a magnificent display this year. Sad to see the end of summer and I also have garden chores before the winter weather arrives. Learning how to keep my tender plants alive is a learning curve at which I am not yet too successful! Hoping that those winter woollies can stay in the cupboard for some time longer.
Thanks for stopping by for a visit and have a great week.
Wendy

Riet said...

Your "crap" room looks perfect to me dear June and I am sure the grandkids will love it.. I love your sweetpeas and there are lots of hem there. The smell must be wonderful.
Hve a nice day my friend.
Riet

Marilyn said...

Hi Ya' June!!
Hey we all have one room we call "The Crap Room"!! Mine is my pantry...'er ... The you-drop-it-room!! LOL!!
Love the Sweet Peas..... They look like natures ruffles!!
Marilyn

Zuzu said...

I love sweet peas ~ they were the very first flower I ever tried growing. I was about 9. :)
Right now, our cottage looks like the "crap room". Gotta get busy and do some cleaning today. The aspen are gorgeous this year, but we are hearing the s.n.o.w. word for this coming weekend.
Enjoy your flowers while you can, June!
Hugs,
Zuzu

jewelsinthegarden +: ) said...

Dear June, love love love your sweet peas. I don't have them until early spring but I need to get the seeds in the ground in the next few weeks so I thank you for reminding me. I forgot last year.
I have two crap rooms! One for grown-ups and one for the kids. It's so easy to just close the door in between visits!
Blessings to you,
Julie

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hi June

I am in ore of your sweet peas! I love the colour scheme in the guest room.
Isabelle x

Yvonne - Frl.Klein said...

Dear June,
what a beautiful room!
I love all details!
Hugs,
Yvonne

Holly Loves Art said...

Hi June,
I'm looking at Ashes as I type this. My goodness, she is one gorgeous kitty cat. What a pretty face!

Love this post and I too need to get our guest room in order this winter for a guest coming in December. Yours is gorgeous... I wish mine looked like that!

Have a great week.
Holly

Draffin Bears said...

Hi June,

Your guest room is beautiful and I would feel like a Princess sleeping here. The sweet peas are so pretty and know how heavenly the smell must be. Also love the chalk board notes.
Isn't it funny when we have a place that all the stuff goes that you don't know where to put it. Sounds a lot like my house.
Enjoy your week and the time with your Grandkids.

Hugs
Carolyn

Bine Beldecor said...

Hello dear June, your pretty "crap" room looks so welcoming, I am sure your guests and grandkids will love it.. decorated with such lovely Sweet Peas, there can be no doubt.
Happy fall days for you and your familiy
Bine

Barbara said...

Because I now live in an apartment, I no longer have a "crap" room, June. But I've had a lot of them in the past, so know exactly what you're talking about. You've done a lovely job of making it charming for guests!
I still have some crap closets and drawers though!
My father used to call drawers and closets like that peamores. In fact, a bunch of odds and ends in his pockets were called peamores. Where that came from I have no idea. But we still refer to one specific drawer in the kitchen as a peamore drawer.

Olive Cooper said...

June, unless one is an absolute neat freak we all have a room like that. I have a couple in fact as we have two houses. And Joe has countless sheds that I refuse to step into and never will. That room is beautiful, love the round table. The flowers are splendid. Our lantana and roses are still blooming but that's it. hugs♥O

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

I think everyone has a crap room, although everyone doesn't have one that's as pretty as yours. It's beautiful!
The sweet peas are gorgeous in that pitcher.

Carole said...

I love the name...and I may borrow it though as I may have told you I have a guest/ sewing room too...also known as the catch all room... and have been working on it since this Summer. ALmost there thank goodness as my niece arrives on the 16th.
Ok off to mulch the garden in the dark....it never ends does it.
Hey I need to plant some sweet peas! Gorgeous!

xx
C

Ann Nichols said...

Oh my... don't we all have a room like that!But is this your room in a bad state of "crap?" It's lovely...welcoming and spring like. You know, just get big trash bags (new ones!), fill them up with your lovely "don't know what to do with stuff" and take them to the garage or storage room... go through them on a cold winter's day. If you don't do it by spring... out everything goes!
Blessings dear June!
Ann
PS
so love seeing your menagerie of animals when I come visiting! They are all so beautiful!

Ivy and Elephants said...

You ca't be calling this gorgeous room the crap room?! Any guest would feel pampered, it's lovely! And your gardens ... DIVINE!!
Hugs,
Patti

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Wasn't conference wonderful! What a sweet room to welcome them home! Yes, your sweet peas are so pretty!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Angela said...

Hello my friend - I haven't stopped by in awhile! Missed you and all your loveliness! Hmm no crap in site in that room - looks pretty with the flowers and the soft linens. Are you getting lots of hot weather in Idaho? I noticed the weatherman mentioned how the temps were super high the other day. Blessings, Angela

time worn interiors said...

What a charming room! I would love to be your guest!
tot

Teresa Kline said...

what a gorgeous guest room, I am luvin, can I come and stay in the crap room?...lol..your flower gardens are breathtaking...thanks for sharing...hope you are gearing up for a great weekend!

enjoy *~*

Peonies & Magnolias said...

I can smell your sweet peas from here, they are beautiful and love your guest room. Hope you have a great visit with your grandchildren and a wonderful weekend.

Sandy

Silver Strands said...

Wow June ... I REALLY love your blog. Now following!

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Hi June:) Your sweet peas are so pretty. You really have a green thumb. I love the little peek into your guest room. Can't wait to see pictures after you tackle it:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Ana said...

Oh June,
What a beautiful "c**p room". Honestly I don't think there is a single space in your home that looks anything other than lovely and feels totally inviting...The sweet peas are such a special and pretty touch. Hope you are doing well my sweet friend.

Much love,
♥Ana

Celestial Charms said...

Hi June,
Such gorgeous flowers, and even though I don't know what the room looked like before, it sure is a pretty and comfy one now! The perfect guest room...
Maureen

Tricia @ A Rosy Note said...

Oh my goodness, from what I can see, that room looks pretty darn cute! I love all the pink and white, it seems so sunny and cozy. Those sweet peas are sooo pretty too. I might have to try those next year :)

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

You are surrounded by so very much prettiness, June. Cheery colors and lovely designs.. I love your style.
Have a wonderful weekend! xx

Aunt Kristin said...

"Crap Room." Lol! That's what I need to call my crafting room.

But seriously, that guestroom is beautiful. Very warm and inviting.


Kristin

Georgianna said...

I can't imagine that any room in your home isn't absolutely lovely and welcoming, June. But I admit that our guest room becomes a bit of a dumping ground, too. At least until guests come and then it all gets "put" into the attic.

Your sweetpeas are the stuff of dreams. I wish I could grow them but I don't think we get enough sun in most of the garden.

Have a lovely Sunday! xo – g

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning beautiful June!

It is always a pleasure to see YOUR BEAUTIFUL profile photo pop up on my comments page my friend! And believe me, you are a great jewel in anyone's crown! THANK YOU for your kind words and I hope that your autumn is splendid out on your wonderful horse ranch!!!!

BIG HUGS! ANita

Betty Jo said...

June this room is gorgeous! Your sweetpeas, and the photos, are breathtakingly beautiful.

wendy said...

I LOVE SWEET PEAS...what is the magic formula to make them grow.
I have to decide on a good spot, and cultivate it well for some sweet peas next year.

The guest room at my mom and dad's house was always called the Hurricane Room....cause when people would come visit and stay there, she said it looked like a hurricane hit it.

so, I understand the crap room

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Your guest room is so beautiful, June! Your grandkids can be very happy to have such a lovely and inviting place to stay. Of course they can be more than happy to have a grandma like you are. I love sweet peas since I was a little girl. They have such a sweet romantic look.
Lots of hugs to you, my friend,
Julia

Mary H said...

Hi June!!...Loving all the beautiful flowers from your yard!!...just swinging by with some love to your blog...have been having some trouble with my log in, so I hope this works...love the bedroom, looks so cheery..the bed is fabulous!! Yes, I have been working on organization for most of this year. I'm determined and making progress!! Hugs to you dear friend...Mary H.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

June, I am in love with the bed and the cute table. Your flowers are always beautiful.
Hugs,
Sherry

Felicity said...

Sweet Peas = heavenly indeed and one of my alltime favourites. Their heady perfume is evocative of childhood for me as both my Mother and Grandmother always planted them.
I missed out on planting them this year but reveled in yours instead - thank you.

Your guest room looks truly delightful and I can imagine it would be a place of sweet dreams indeed.

Happy weekend x