Sunday, July 18, 2010

Mourning Doves and a Little Iron Twin Bed

For the last few days we have had two pairs of mourning doves walking down our garage roof, hopping onto the gutter on the garage and swooping into the courtyard bird feeder. We never really saw them here until the other day. They are such graceful birds and they always seem so polite! Here are some pictures of them making the garage roof decent:

Yesterday I told you John and I moved the lateral filing cabinet out of the second floor guest bedroom (which was formerly his office) and down to the garage it went. We then brought up the iron twin bed we had in the garage up to the guest room and set that up. Well I left out that this was Megan (our oldest daughters) bed for most of her little girl life. I bought it at an antique store for $25.00. I brought it home gave it a coat of white paint and then stenciled the headboard and footboard with the stencil I used in her room. Just having it back in the house reminds me of when she was little. Megan is now 29 and all grown up but she will remain a little girl sometimes in our mind, especially when we look at her little girl bed!

Here is the iron twin bed we put in the Guest Room.

Stenciling on the headboard.

Stenciling on the Footboard

I put this country pine nightstand up against the wall at the head of the bed. I'm not done decorating the nightstand but I thought I would include it anyway for now.


Low Tide High Style said...

We have mourning doves here too and they are such graceful and shy birds! And I loved seeing your daughter's sweet childhood bed! We sold the white furniture that I had used as a little girl and that our daughter used. Sometimes I wish we hadn't done that, but we just didn't have the room!

Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog!

Kat :)

Roses and Lilacs said...

The mourning doves visit our feeders every day. I love their call, so beautiful.

The bed look good.

Donna said...

Hi Sherri,
The mourning dove are so cute. We have another nest and two new babies right outside our kitchen window.
What a pretty bed. It looks great with the color of your walls.


Kay said...

I LOVE that iron bed. I wish I had two of them for our guest room.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a sweet bed. I love it!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

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Sherri said...

Penny, I added a follower button now. Thanks for the idea!

Florence and Mary said...

The iron bed is gorgeous!

Victoria x

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Sherri
Loved seeing the doves. Your guest room looks lovely. The bed looks perfect in there.

Darlene said...

Awww, the doves are so beautiful! The bed looks fantastic - I love the stenciling. It sure does bring back memories when you bring that kind of stuff out.

poval clark said...

The style futon is also arranged as bunk standard, but the lower berth is designed as a Western style futon sofa, which can convert into a bed and mattress is better than the standard.

Ring of Kerry, Ireland
My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!
Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!