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Even though this blog looks like my old one, Debbie-Dabble, "Debbie-Dabble Blog" is my new Blog that I created on June 23, 2016, after my old one was hacked through my Debbie-Dabble Face Book Page which I have now deleted!!

I am a Victorian Soul, live in a small townhouse that was built in the middle 70's, not a huge Mega Mansion, with my Hubby Joe. I worked night shift as an RN on a Hospital based Rehabilitation( Physical Medicine) Unit for 37 years before it closed in November of 2018 and have been a nurse for almost 41 years, with most of that time being full time!!! I recently had my knee replacement surgery done after putting it off for 6 years... I am NOW officially retired!!!!!

I DABBLE IN A BIT OF THIS AND THAT!!!!

" IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN"
George Eliot
George Eliot was actually a pen name for a woman named Mary Anne Evans......

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Friday, March 29, 2019

"An Elegant Lady" Powder Room

  Welcome to Debbie-Dabble Blog!!
 I am so happy you decided to stop by!!

I looked back at my old posts and it has been about 2 years since I did an entire post on our Powder Room.........

I have shared bits and pieces here and there so I decided since I will not be decorating for Easter this year because of my impending Knee Replacement surgery that I would share how our downstairs Powder Room looks when it is not decorated for Christmas or Winter.....

First, I want to Thank these hosts who featured my post, Place Mats and Roosters!!!

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I want to Thank Marilyn, over at Marilyn's Treats, for choosing my post, Joe's Whimpies. as one of her features from last week's Over the Moon Party!!
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Joe was thrilled that his recipe for Whimpies was featured!!!

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This is going to be a long post, heavy on the photos, so I suggest you grab a cup of coffee or tea and get comfy!!!

Now you may remember that  I decorated the Powder Room with Snow Buddies for Christmas and Winter but once Winter is over, this room takes on a totally different look!!!

The Powder Room decorated for Christmas......
Blue,white and silver is the color theme for the Christmas decorations....
The gray walls go well with the decorations and provides a neutral background......
But come the Spring....the Powder Room takes on a whole different look!!!
Let's start at the door......

I hung a pink and white floral wreath that I made on the door......
An antique iron door stop holds the door open......
Above the door hangs a "Powder Room' sign and an angel hugs the door frame......
In the corner to the right of the door.....
I had to shut off the lights because of the glare.......
The color theme of the room has now changed to pink, white, black and silver.....
Of course it has a Victorian vibe to it.........
It is a small room with little space for displays so I use a lot of shelves......

This is an old Home Interiors shelf that I had spray painted black......
2 vintage silver candlesticks......
The tins were bought several years ago at Michael's and the perfume bottle is a vintage Avon one.......
Hanging underneath the shelf........
A Home Interiors picture.....
And one of a set of pictures bought at a yard sale.......
Hanging on the right side of the pictures......
A vintage match holder and one of three signs bought on Amazon.....
With the lights on....
The medicine cabinet....
Some greenery and silver mercury glass votives rest on top of the medicine cabinet......
The sink area......
The other 2 signs bought from Amazon......
A set of Silhouetes......
 That is mouthwash stored in the vintage crystal wine decanter......
 Handmade soaps in a silver tea cup......

What I call "instant" relatives grace this photo frame......
"Instant " Relatives are photos that I bought at yard sales, estate sales or flea markets......
Moving around the room......
To the right of the medicine cabinet.....
The other picture from the set bought at a yard sale........
I also bought this at a yard sale.....
A shelf unit above the toilet that I spray painted black......
On the top shelf.....
Another tin bought at Michael's, a "Hat" photo frame with "Instant" relatives and pink flowers in a sterling silver bud vase......
On the other side of the shelf is a candlestick with a beaded shade.....
On the other shelf.....
A vintage perfume decanter, more "Instant" relatives and a candle holder......
More photo frames and a pink perfume bottle.......
Hanging under the shelf unit is a Powder Room sign.....
This was a little project as the lettering and trim around the edges were blue.....
I simply took a black permanent marker and went over all the blue areas......
Now it looks much better in this room.....
Dark gray towels and pink and white striped wash cloths.....

On top of the toilet.....
In the corner.......
A candle chandy that I bought many years ago on Clearance in Target......
I hung a vintage tole tray in the corner and added a pink floral swag to it.....
Hanging from the tray is a pink embellished glove, a silver wire purse and a silver tea pot ornament.......
In the corner is an etagere........
I chose to decorate the Powder Room like this after my dear neighbor Elly, who passed away, had 2 curios in her bedroom that were filled with fancy purses, costume jewelry, combs, shoes and gloves.....
Her curios are now in my Dining Room........

But Elly gave me the inspiration to decorate the Powder Room like she did her bedroom.............in An Elegant Lady theme.....

Hence the title of this post.....

On the first shelf....
Another tin from Michael's and a perfume bottle.....
The little clothes pin was bought as a set of 3 in the Dollar bins at Michael's.....

The pictures of the pretty Ladies in hats came from Angie, over at Knick of Time.....

Here is a link to her graphics page......

https://knickoftime.net/antique-graphics-to-print

All of Angie's graphics are free for personal use but please contact her if you plan on using them commercially.

Also, please let her know that you used her graphics in a project and send her a link....

On the other side is a mirror draped with pearls and black gloves with a pretty pin.....
A black sequin evening bag and a sterling silver brush and comb set......
 I added a cute pin to the purse......
On the second shelf......
Another silver photo frame with a picture of another pretty Lady...
 A vintage hair comb.....
Another evening clutch with a vintage style pin......
And a vintage vanity decanter.......

A black wire purse and a sterling silver hand mirror.....
A glove with a black cameo pin.....
A lady with a grand hat photo frame with a photo of my maternal Grandmother in it....
The third shelf is for every day toiletries.....
Next to the large etagere is another small one.......
On the top shelf......
A fancy silver evening clutch draped with a black glove sporting a pretty Lady pin.....
Rings and pearls embellish a "hand"......
More frames with Ladies in Hats pictures........

A bar of lavender soap that I embellished.....
A fancy ring rests in a ring dish and another photo frame....
The black pump bottle that contains lotion was bought at Dollar Tree.....
 A black and pink garter hangs from this etagere....
On the bottom shelf is a "Bathroom" Tissue cover that I bought many years ago at a yard sale for $1.00!!!
And a container for glass wipes!!!
There are several shelves on this wall.......
 The silver sconce was gifted to me....
On 2 old Home Interior shelves......
The top shelf of another wicker shelf unit that I spray painted black.....
Several years ago, I saw a blogger add rings to perfume bottles so I have done the same.....
Again, "Instant" relatives grace these pretty silver heart frames.....

This large embellished perfume bottle was something I won in a Giveaway hosted by a fellow blogger when beautiful hand made items were offered in Giveaways......
The roses are actually soaps from Dollar Tree......
On the next shelf.....
That is a picture of my Mother as a small child in this photo frame.....
Pink perfume bottles and more "Instant" relatives.......
A vintage hair comb.....

This is a photo on my grandmother and mother outside my great grandmother's house......

My Mother would be 100 years old this year.....
Next shelf.......
More pink perfume bottles.....
Another vintage hair comb......
Old Home Interior sconces hang on the side of the shelf unit.....
I hung black ornaments from the bottom of them........
And pink purse ornaments at the top of them......
The pink flower candle rings on these scones match the floral sconce that I hung on the tole tray in the corner.......

All were bought at a church flea market......

And I hung another black evening bag from this sconce......
I embellished it with feathers, a pink ribbon rose and 2 vintage style pins....
I painted this frame pink and used wall paper border and a silver paper photo frame to create this little picture......
Q tips and cotton balls are stored in this silver sugar and creamer set that rest on top of yet another wicker shelf unit used for magazines and storing tiolet paper!!
On the other wall is the closet that houses our washer and dryer behind bifold doors......

Above the closet........
The white tile like wall hangings were bought last Summer at one of the stores that suffered tornando damage by our house for $2.00 each......

This is the 3rd floral swag bought at that church flea market.....
And I made the embellished heart plaque when I used to sell crafts at Craft Fairs.......

Okay........

Whew!!  That was a long one!!

I hope I did not bore you to death with this very long post.......

It usually takes me about a day and a half to change this Powder Room over from one look to the other but it took me 3 days this time because of the pain in my knee.......

Before I leave you....

A few Before and Afters.......












 The neutral gray walls make it possible to change the color of the accent pieces to whatever you chose!!

This room will stay this way until I decorate it for Christmas again........

Speaking of Christmas, I shared an embroidery project that took my over 30 years to finish over on my Christmas Blog, A Debbie-Dabble Christmas....
 Click HERE to read about it and why it took me over 30+ years!!!!

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