Monday, July 14, 2008

Grandma's Bedroom

We have a Grandma's bedroom in our house. It's upstairs and at the end of the hall. There are no Grandma's who ever sleep over and stay here - my Grandmas have both gone to Heaven now - but this room is still called "Grandma's Bedroom". It's just filled with "Grandma" things!

The old bedroom suite belonged to my Grandma on my Daddy's side and I'm ever so proud to have it in my home.

Little old lamps sit on the dresser that could have been there as my Grandma combed her hair and powdered her nose for the day.

Wonder how many times my Grandma looked into this mirror? How many times did her reflection hold a smile, tears, prayers for her family?

This is my Grandma's old sewing machine. She made little baby dresses on this machine for me. Later on, she made doll dresses for my dolls on this old machine.

Here is the little oil can that was kept in the drawer of her sewing machine and she used it to keep her machine in top working order.

Here lies an old dress pattern that would have made my Grandma a lovely frock for church.

A tiny little doll dress hangs on this knob to remind me of how my Grandma loved to sew.

My Grandma loved flowers and I know these would have pleased her and she would have really loved this old blue vase.

Sitting atop the old chest of drawers is a pair of little baby shoes that belonged to me that were never bronzed. I'm so sure I walked to my Grandma's arms wearing these little shoes.

Also this bedroom is filled with lots of crocheted pieces. My Grandma loved to crochet and always had her crochet hook in her hands going to town on her projects.

This little baby head box just makes me smile and I'm sure it belonged to a grandma. Wonder what she kept in it - her wedding rings, watch, secret trinkets?
As I said, there are no grandmas who come to visit and stay in this room. But I would like to think if either of my Grandmas were alive today, they would enjoy this room and feel at home here in my "Grandma's Room".

Let me leave you with a little Note Song ~
Grandma's hands Clapped in church on Sunday morning
Grandma's hands Played a tambourine so well
Grandma's hands Used to issue out a warning
She'd say, "Honey, don't you run so fast
Might fall on a piece of glass
"Might be snakes there in that grass"
Grandma's hands
Grandma's hands
Used to hand me piece of candy
Grandma's hands
Picked me up each time I fell
Grandma's hands
Boy, they really came in handy
She'd say, "Matty don' you whip that boy
What you want to spank him for? He didn't drop no apple core"
But I don't have Grandma anymore
If I get to Heaven I'll look for
Grandma's hands
~sung by Bill Withers


  1. Grandmas are so very special.

    It was sweet to see your pictures.

    Becky K.

  2. Your blog made me think about my Granny (Tiny was her name)and my Mom (Sissy was her name), both gone now. Practically a day will go by that I don't speak about them both because they left such wonderful memories behind. And thanks for your Note Song, it was a perfect ending to your blog.


  3. Oh, how lovely your Grandma's Room is! So many special things and wonderful memories of your grandmother. I'm sure she'd be delighted.

  4. I still have my baby shoes like that. The room is so nice. I just wrote tomarrows blog and it is a lot like this one. Kathy

  5. Oh did you read my heart? For the passed two days one of my grandmothers have been on my mind so strong...she has been gone for over 30 yrs now but in my heart's mind I can see her as clear as day...oh girl my heart is full and that room is beautiful and I always loved that song by Bill Withers..both my grandmothers played an important part in my life and both left me with some of my most cherished memories.oh girl where is that kleenex box....loved this!!!

  6. What an honor to your Grandparents... Im sure they would have loved to sleep in that room. I think that is great that you have a room to hole so many dear memories....I too have all of my Grandparents in heaven now... Oh what a day that will be when we all go home... Wonder what stories we will share.. I can only imagine, smile... Thank you Miss Shelia for that sweet order. I hope you enjoy both of them. Take care my sweet friend!... Susie H~

  7. Hiya Luv,

    I have to say seeing all these pictures of the Granny Bedroom really makes me happy. I remember seeing many of these things in my Grandmas house :) As I get older the more and more I appreciate the things that our family has handed down. It is so warming to see family treasures loved and taken such wonderful care of. Now can I borrow that flapper picture???
    Hugs and Kisses :0)

  8. Oh I love this room and the memories it invokes! The old sewing amchine is so neat, I have my grandmother's too, I'm using it as a side table in mybedroom....

  9. I believe this is what they refer to as "granny chic." Adorable!

  10. I too am a sentimental fool! love the room!

  11. I loved this post Shelia :)

    I have many things handed down to me too and I always smile when I pass them.


  12. Your note song today made me think of my Grandma. She used to make me strings of paper dolls everytime I went over for a visit. My mother in-law has a Grandma's Room" as well. It has an antique sewing machine, two porcelain dolls, an old rocker and a rod iron bed. It's beautiful. Great minds must think alike!
    Thank you for stopping by with your kind words this morning. Unfortunately I have 3 children with a stomach bug. One of which was up at least once an hour last night being sick. I slept in until 10:00 this morning and my blog didn't happen. I hope to be back to normal tomorrow!

  13. Hi Sheila,

    What a lovely post. You did your grandma's proud. I love seeing all the heirlooms.

    take good care,

  14. Shelia, what a sweet sweet post! LOve this room with all its many treasures and memories. And you know what? I like the baby shoes better NOT bronzed! Once they're coated in bronze they no longer look real to me.

    Justine :o )

  15. What a beautiful and touching post! I think your bedroom is gorgeous! I am so close to my grandma's and would love to do something like this in their honor, just beautiful!

    I love your blog and am so happy I found you :)


  16. Beautiful room. I would love to have an old Singer like that. My grandmother had one too and I think of her when I see one. I love the crochet pieces too. I was fortunate enough to receive several of my grandmother's doilies when my mother passed away and I treasure them.

  17. What a wonderful and cozy bedroom. I loved seeing all the special treasures...the shoes are so sweet!

  18. Hi there! I put a photo of my bedroom on my blog. I'll try and take a better close up of the sewing machine for you but at least you can see it....

  19. Sheila, This is just beautiful! I love all the vintage treasures you incorporated in your decor! ...especially the baby head box! That is too cute!!! We have a "grandma's room, too" at the lake house, which I will post in a few days! But it doesn't have the beautiful treasures that yours has!
    Great post!

    Hugs, Rhonda

  20. I just love rooms that remind me of "Grandma". Your blog about grandma made me think of all the special things that grandmas bring. I loved this post.

  21. I really loved this post, it made me feel kind of sad but in a good way. It reminded me of how much I love and miss both of my Grandmothers too. Thank you sweetie for sharing this lovely post of your beautiful room. Have a wonderful day!
    Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

  22. I love this room! What wonderful treasures from your loved ones! I have many things from family and friends who are no longer with us and they bring me such comfort and joy!
    Thanks for sharing!
    -Heather :)

  23. What a cute little room. It definitely brings memories of staying at my grandma's (who has also gone to heaven.

  24. What a sweet room and wonderful tribute to your Grandma's and grandmas' everywhere....wonderful pictures of timeless treasures.
    Thank you for the tour.

  25. Oh what a sweet room! You have the coolest antiques and vintage pieces! I especially love that picture on the wall and the old Singer sewing machine! I love seeing rooms that harken back to gentler times!


  26. Oooooh, this was absolutely the best post ever!!! I LOVE that you have a Grandma bedroom!!! I love everything you have in it, too! So many "grandma" type items combined with your own personal items... Donna

  27. Hi Sheila, thank you for stopping by. I love this post and your grandmother's bedroom. What a cute idea to put all her things in one room. I should do that, I have so many things from my hubbys Great Aunt. I was the only one in the family that liked antiques so when she passed away I was given all that I wanted of hers. I have it scattered all over the house. My other blog should be up and running tomorrow. I have been spending so many hours on it. I will give you a heads up, it's a charity group that I am involved with and I'm so proud of. We have worked very hard to get it off the ground. The Lord just keeps blessing us with what we need and we have been able to put smiles on so many faces. Hopefully it will be up by tomorrow afternoon. The first post will be a long one so it has taken some time to get it together.
    Your friend, Shirl
    Shirls Rose Cottage

  28. Wow! I love your Grandma's room! How cozy and inviting, a step back in time. Your Grandma's would have loved it! :)

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