Friday, February 18, 2011


This is something to remember when it's time to redecorate. Lilly Pulitzer has a home line at
 Garnet Hill that is beautiful. Imagine that you can have comforters and sheets as happy and perky as a summer dress. I love it .Lilly Pulitzer Home Collection  has had a debut in  High Point, North Carolina in the fall! The colors are beautiful. It's just a daydream.....the rooms are so pretty. I can dream, can't I.

Well, I loved one of the coverlets so much, I got it for Grace. It's time for a little update. Her room will not be featured in a magazine...displaying the perfectly Pottery Barn Teen room with everything stored and slotted and tucked and boxed and stowed and hung and toted and barreled and closeted and folded in drawers....or flower pots for that matter.  Instead, Grace's room is painted a color that meets halfway between Tiffany Blue Box and Bahama Mama Turquoise! Very pretty.

Before this, it was pretty-in-pink and shabbly chic and cottage style with white furniture and lots of sparkle and a sweet little girl dreamland.! I am not exaggerating. It was my mommy pleasure and joy to create this princess palace for my one little girl...who has loved everything fru fru and sparkle since the day she was born.

Even with her foofy and glitzy ways, she always has a lacrosse stick (pink of course) and some sailing burgees (even though they are red and yellow and navy(.not coordinated) and the rest of the room is wall to wall posters....Dave Mathhews, Jack Johnson and Toy Story (still have that little girl!)......

the other open spaces are covered with photos of Grace with friends throughout the school year and summer.....lots and lots.  i always say, "wouldn't it be nice to put all of those photos on a bulletin board?" NO, she likes them covering every square inch of wall.  LET GO I say. I say and I say. She needs to find her own style and have a place that is just for her. She is becoming more Grace. She is defining herself. She is tossing all of her clothing on the floor.....oops! Did I say that? YUP! It kills me to tip toe through the land mines in her was a set for a great price!  Our girl was born to believe more is more.  Hence, the posters, the photos, the clothes, the shoes, the nail polish.

Our little girl is growing up. She loves her stylin'. Thankfully Grace has great style. Classic. Traditional. Teenager in Connecticut. Thankfully, we approve of each others clothing choices!

So, when I found Lilly on sale... coverlet.and matching shams......they had her name on them! Or maybe her monogram. This is a girl who loves Lilly. She loves color. She loves clothing. She loves her messy room. So, even though her Lilly coverlet and shams will be spectacular in our girl's room.....after the initial joy of decorating with the new home goods, it may still be a challenge to spot the beautiful bed despite the bold colors of Lilly. Ever hopeful, I'm daydreaming that she'll love her new room decor so much, that she will never forget to pick up!We'll see as mom used to say....we all know what that means.

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