Saturday, October 12, 2013

Spot the Difference

Last post I mentioned that there was something different about Cupcake Cottage's shabby chic bedroom.


Did anyone notice the big difference? OK, I'll tell you what happened and what has changed.


Last year, Mely gave me a gorgeous bedding set, telling me that she'd made it for Dad's Dollhouse. I was afraid that her gorgeous work wouldn't be noticed because of the garish wallpaper in Dad's Dollhouse bedroom, so instead I decorated Cupcake Cottage's bedroom with her bedding in mind.


Then, just recently, I spontaneously tried her bedding in Dad's Dollhouse, and viola! Mely's beautiful bedding looked PERFECT in Dad's Dollhouse, even toning down the wallpaper (which, incidentally, was the same wallpaper in my real life parent's bedroom in the 70s and 80s).


Mely's bedding still looks gorgeous, but she has improved the bedroom decor 1000%. Thank you, Mely! I should have listened to you the first time. ;-) You've made the bedroom in Dad's Dollhouse a very special place.

I only need to build one last piece of furniture from a kit, and Dad's Dollhouse will really be complete. Once I've built the hoosier cabinet for the kitchen, I will show you the completed house. Until next time, keep it fun! xoxo Jennifer

P.S. Now I'm using a vintage handkerchief as a bedspread in Cupcake Cottage, and I love how the room turned out.


39 comments:

  1. What a difference a little switch up can do! It must be weird almost completing a mini house after all the love an time you put into it. Can't wait to see the next post, have a great weekend! Hug AM

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  2. Jennifer, Your work is so beautiful and very cheerful. These bedrooms look so relaxing and real. I cannot say enough about your amazing photos. Hugs, Felma

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  3. I like your room very much! So romantic!

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  4. I love beds covered with vintage handkerchief! Not sure if I would find one like that over here but they look just perfect on mini beds! Pretty bedrooms Jennifer!
    Hugs

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  5. Hi Jennifer! What a delightful gift that Mely gave you for Dad's Dollhouse! Yes I can see that the bedding has quieted the vintage wallpaper so it looks like a great fit! I am amazed at how a piece can look so different just by being moved from one room to the next. Your new bedding in the Cupcake cottage is very fresh and very pretty Jennifer! I LOVE the casual way that it is dressed, loose but structured at the same time... Really Beautiful!

    elizabeth

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  6. The bedding set from Mely is perfect in Dad's Dollhouse. I love the delicate look it adds to the room. Shabby Chic is one of my favorite styles, so Cupcake's Cottage is a fav. Where did you find that lovely bed? I may have missed it in a previous post from you. Overall great job on decorating these rooms. What an inspiration! :)
    Lisa

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  7. Wonderful gift, This room looks so bright and enchanting. The lace of the handkerchief make it look even more beautiful!

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  8. Yes, the bedding in Dad's Dollhouse is perfect! It gives the room a soft elegance.

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  9. Melly's beautiful bedding looks perfect in this bedroom. I love the wallpaper. That lovely handkerchief looks wonderful on the bed in cupcake cottage. I cant wait to see this wonderful house finished.
    Hugs Maria

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  10. Mely was right - her bedding is perfect for Dad's Dollhouse - and your handkerchief-substitute does a great job. Chapeau for the pictures of Cupcake Cottage, there's so much light in the scene... fantastic photos.

    Hugs
    Birgit

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  11. The bed is wonderful and so romantic.
    Hug, Faby

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  12. It is really gorgeous, the bed is perfect in the room.
    Geneviève

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  13. О, Мели делает прекрасные мини! Ваши сцены очень хорошо смотрятся!
    Хороших выходных!
    Татьяна

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  14. Hello Jennifer a bed is wonderful end so romantic beautiful fhoto! kiss

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  15. Jennyfer è la camera che è stupenda!!

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  16. Hi Jennifer! It really is a gorgeous bedding set. Mely has done a beautiful job! The room looked wonderful anyway and I didn't think anything could possibly improve it! I look forward to seeing the new kitchen cabinet and the completed house. Kind regards, Brian.

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  17. Beautiful gift you received from Mely, the bedding look wonderful. It is so elegant to look at.
    Your handkerchief looks wonderful as bedding.
    Hugs
    Wyrna

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  18. The bedrooms are fantastic. I especially love the shabby chic bedroom...i' d like to slip in a such romantic bed!!!
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  19. Totally gorgeous! Both bedrooms look so lovely. So pretty and dainty the bedclothes are. Thanks for showing us. Pam xx

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  20. Such beautiful bedding and perfect match in Dad's bedroom. The vintage handkerchief in the shabby bedroom is a wonderful find. You also have an excellent eye for styling!
    Véronique

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  21. Mely was right, when she has sent you a beautiful bedding for Dad's dollhouse! Both rooms are gorgeous and the pictures you've made are very atmospherical! The light is special, Jen!
    Have a great sunday. Hugs, Ilona

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  22. Un gran cambio, realmente las paredes lisas hacen que destaque mucho más esa bonita ropa de cama.

    Besos, Narán

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  23. Beautiful! Every bedroom has a perfect identity, even in the details!! And the pics are special too!!

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  24. I am so loving the shabby chic bedroom!! Mely's bed is gorgeous!! I am so looking forward to see Dad's Dollhouse finished!! I want to live in that gorgeous bedroom! Have a beautiful Sunday and love to you!

    jacqueline
    http://jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

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  25. Una camera molto romantica e preziosa!
    Un caro saluto, Manu

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  26. Mely's bedclothes are so beautifully made and look absolutely fantastic. The wallpaper in my dollhouse bedroom is pretty 'busy,' too and I also used a white coverlet to help tone things down a bit. How cool that you have the same wallpaper as in your parent's RL house! I love that!

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  27. Jennifer,
    I really love the photos in this post. I think you should use them for your greeting cards too, especially the top two. They are so pretty and very feminine.

    - Momma Cat

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  28. The bedding set complements really well the new bedroom! I love that story about the wallpaper and your parent's real house wallpaper!!! The final effect is romantic and just perfect!

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  29. oh I love it, I cant wait to see the entire thing :)

    Hugs
    Marisa :)

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  30. Постельные принадлежности от Mely очень милы и, действительно, подходят для потёртого шика. Мне очень понравилась кровать.
    Старинный кружевной платок будет прекрасным дополнением. Желаю творческого вдохновения!
    С наилучшими пожеланиями из России. Елена.

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  31. Lovely room! Beautiful and bright!

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  32. Gorgeous! I absolutely love the lace on the bedding. So cozy and antique all at the same time! :)

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  33. What a gorgeous bed! It does totally tone down the wallpaper, and everything is pulled together so well.

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  34. i love the bedding in cupcake cottage- it's so fresh and bright! perfect!

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  35. Wonderful room with beautiful bed/bedding!
    Hugs
    Kikka

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  36. I feel the mood of that badroom...romantic and comfortable! very nice the Mely's set ,that matches wonderful to your work! Bye Franca

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  37. both rooms are so gorgeous. They look perfectly done! Great work!!
    hugs♥,
    Caroline

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