Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Little Things Make Big Decorating Impact

Decorating with objects we love helps make living spaces special.

All photos in today's post are from the Penrose Victorian Inn in western Massachusetts.

There are flowers everywhere at the Penrose which is decorated tastefully and reminiscent of the Victorian era.

Shown above are faux flower bouquets in front of one of the inn's charming fireplaces.

Below are flowers in a cranberry vase on a dresser top:

Whether it's a house, apartment, mobile home, townhouse, condo, or even an inn, we make it our own environment by personalizing with favorite objects.

Here is a welcome sign at the Penrose Victorian Inn:

Innkeepers Nancy and Dick Zimmer graciously share their lovely inn with guests.

Everywhere one looks at the Penrose, there is something on which to feast one's eyes.

From the smallest figurine to the big, comfy beds, covered with Amish quilts, the Penrose is a showpiece of loveliness.

If you missed previous blog posts on different aspects of the Penrose Victorian Inn, and are interested in seeing them, you can  find them here, here, and here!



Chatty Crone said...

Everything was precious. Love the cranberry glass. Those plates over the doorway - interesting - and did you see the ceiling? Love the two figurines kissing each other. And those shoes - can you imagine wearing them? Love, sandie

Stephanie said...

Be still my heart....the tea pot, creamer, and sugar dish are stunning!

Thank you for such a lovely post, my friend. Hugs to you!

Susan said...

What a lovely inn to visit. Loved the tea pot and cups...I actually collect tea cups! Happy Mother's Day, dear friend, XOXO

diane.stetson said...

Lovely pictures of a lovely place that I'm sure you appreciated so much since you love Victorian décor. I'm not a decorator.

rebecca said...

What an especially lovely place! Looks to me "right up your alley"!
I personally don't incorporate as many frills in my "decorating". (Actually, don't consider myself much of a decorator.) More wooden boxes, wooden bowls, etc.

Bookie said...

When I married, Primitive was the in thing. It is still one of my favorites to see, but it isn't always the most comfortable décor and furniture. I am not the overstuffed or Mission Style that is popular right now.

Linda O'Connell said...

I love the teapot and especially the last photo of the old shoes. A trip back in time.

Donna Volkenannt said...

What lovely decorations and a step back in time. Wish I had talent in decorating because I love to look at beautiful things.


The Penrose is charming indeed. I love all the pretty decorator plates adorning the walls. And those nifty Victorian boots in the last picture too.

Louca por porcelana said...

Beautiful post!I love porcelain and I collected teacups and plates.They decorating my home and make me happy!

Red Rose Alley said...

What a charming place, Susan. I especially liked the tea cups, the cranberry vase, the pictures on the wall, and that sweet porcelain girl and boy. This Inn says "welcome" to all its visitors.

To answer your question.....I love candles throughout the house, pretty figurines, tea cups, unique vases, and of course, pictures of loved ones.

Happy Mother's Day to my very special blog friend.

love, ~Sheri

Barbara Neubeck said...

... I decorate my home with Photos of my family and some paintings ... I have a few plants inside and I like things in a row at the back of my benches leaving most of the benches empty.. I like space in my home .. xxxx Barb xxx

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