Making the Most of an Air Mattress for Guests December 18, 2011

My sailor son and his wife got into town Friday night, only to drive 3-plus hours to Redding, for a wedding yesterday.

20111218-151536.jpg Now, they’re heading here, to spend Christmas with us! Woo-hoo! I’ve done my best to make his old empty room into a comfy place to stay, despite the fact that we are still minus furnishings for the room. I promised that they’ll have a real bed for their next visit, but this time around, it’s going to be an aero bed. Bob and I have slept on them before and they’re amazingly comfortable, all things considered.

20111218-152124.jpg In order to make it as nice for them as possible, I topped the mattress with a feather bed mattress topper that I had on hand, which I covered with a mattress pad, before adding the sheets. Then I topped the bed with a coverlet and comforter in a duvet cover.

I framed a picture from their wedding, for the room as well as a little watercolor Jessica gave me, to make them feel like they really were at home. I even placed my new dog from Veranda, that I love, on a nightstand.

20111218-153218.jpg I tried to do the same sort of things in their bathroom. Nothing over-the-top certainly, but they know I made an extra little effort.

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20111218-153436.jpg I just want them to know how happy I am that they’re home!

Tomorrow, I’ll share some pictures of my new estate sale purchases, so stay tuned!

All the best,
Barbara

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3 Comments

  1. amy kontir on December 19, 2011 at 2:27 am

    ooooh! that dog!! i want that dog!!! how lucky they are to have such a warm and loving welcome…. and such a sweet dog…. awaiting their arrival!!

  2. for the love of a house on December 20, 2011 at 9:18 am

    only you Barbara could make an air mattress look like a magazine shoot!! what a lovely, filled with personal love guest room for your handsome son and pretty daughter-in-law! My very favorite thing is the “Navy” cup! I thank him for his service.

    Wishing you and yours a VERY Merry Christmas!!
    joan

    p.s. thank you so much for leaving your “calling card” and for your very dear comment. It meant the world to me… thank you!

  3. Luciane at HomeBunch.com on December 20, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Are you kidding me??? This is so great!!! Wonderful job, Barbara!!!

    By the way, I want to thank you for your kind words. You’re always incredibly nice!

    Wishing you a very blessed Christmas!

    xo

    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

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