Sunday, August 17, 2014

Continued Sunroom Tour and 'Mom Update'

Hello, everyone!

I just want to give another heartfelt 'thank you' to all of you who have left kind comments about my mom, and to those of you who have been diligently praying for her through her surgery and recovery!
You all have really touched us with your concern and prayers!

She has been released from the hospital, and is doing REMARKABLY well!!  She is convinced it is because of all her prayer warriors, and I agree!
She is walking around a lot, eating, and generally feeling good and not needing her pain meds-praise God!
The surgeon doesn't think she'll need additional treatment, but we'll know more when she has her consultation in about 10 days, when she has the staples removed.
We'd definitely appreciate your continued prayers for a good prognosis!

As a 'diversion' for me, I decided to show you another segment of my sunroom changes...almost the last one before I show you the whole room put together!

You know how one little change to a room can be the catalyst for a whole big change?
Well, this was the object that led me to change the whole sunroom...

My large blue Madonna statue.  I placed her in here, not thinking much about it, but she subtly influenced me to change the whole color scheme to soft blues and whites, and then I eventually added in some greens.

I found this weathered blue shutter at a sale, and placed it behind her...

...then found this chippy blue bench and used it as a pedestal to display her on.

All this is beside the couch that I have draped in an off-white coverlet.

This couch is so comfy, and we take many naps on it through the warm months!

Next I began seeking out pillows with blue tones to add.

We've made a lot of changes to our living room (which will be in future posts) so we moved the factory cart coffee table from the living room into the sunroom.

I've told the story before about how Keith stenciled the 'dept no 3' (my favorite number) on the cart as a surprise for me when I was out of town one weekend.  Gotta love him! :)

I put my blue-striped grainsack runner on it as a base, then added a painted wooden 'tray'... old metal box from the flea market... oil can filled with faux lavender...

...and another smaller Madonna, that 'echos' the larger one in the background.

This is what you see when you look down into the sunroom from the living room.

I'll show you the last area you haven't seen the next time, and some whole room shots.

God bless you all...

...and have a wonderful day!


  1. Wow!! That room has an aura about it.... so peaceful.

    This is reaffirming to me too bcs a few days ago, while on vacation, I stopped at a chapel, prayed and got a "praying glass votive" (sorry im not sure what the English word is...) Anyway this candle/votive is that blue which represents Mary. Kinda cool that I fall on your post today :)

    Ps - im very happy your Mom is doing better ♡

  2. So glad to hear that your Mom is doing well, Susan!

    Your sunroom blues are looking so pretty. It is such a nice soft shade of blue, too, and I love how you've found so many things in that color.

  3. I'm very happy to hear about your mom! I will forever think of her with her lipstick on. She sounds like a hoot.
    I'm loving all your blue updates.

  4. Happy to feel your mom is feeling a bit stronger. Your sunroom is very pretty and the Madonna statures and blue are a lovely touch. I have a Madonna the size of your smaller one but not with as much patina.

  5. Such wonderful news about your mom!! Continued prayers for good news at the consultation.

    Your sunroom is beautiful with the blue. It kind of has a soft glow to it.

  6. this is such a pretty and relaxing room, I'd be in there all the time! so glad to hear your mom is doing so well, prayer works!

  7. Continued prayers for you mom. God is all the blues in photo's!

  8. Your blues and whites look so calming and peaceful!! I never tire of touches of blues.
    Will continue to pray for a great prognosis when your mom goes back to the doctor. I love that you give specific requests which makes it easier to know how to pray.
    Mary Alice

  9. Glad yo gear your mom is doing well and praying for a good prognosis ins a few days.
    Those touches of blue are awesome the way you have things displayed. Waiting to see the whole room when you have finished. Blessings to you and your mom.

  10. Susan,
    Tears filled my eyes when I read about your Mom's recovery, so much can be said about the power of prayer and the positive energy of one's own (your Mom's) optimist belief that things will turn out well. I will continue praying for a prognosis for a full quick recovery.

    Susan your room is giving off such peaceful energy and beauty beckons you to breath deeply and relax. The blue Madonna is beautiful and I can see how it influenced your changes in the room.
    I always find your decorating style has a genuine sweetness and kindness, well thought out and confident with your decisions. I admire that in you.

  11. So very happy that your mom is home and doing well...I shall continue having her in my thoughts and prayers.....I love the changes you are making in the sunroom...and how special is statue of Madonna to have inspired you...

  12. Great news on your mom...thanks for the updates. I love your subtle blues for your sunroom, too. I've been saving back some blue things, and may add them as a pop of color next spring. :)

  13. Happy to hear your mom is up and moving. Give her a hug. Love the Madonnas - how lucky to find two that look so much alike. I think the addition of the soft blue is spot-on perfect.

  14. I am so glad your mom is doing well...I know it is so good to have that surgery behind her! I will keep her in my prayers for a full recovery and healing!
    I love your beautiful room...I have been using coverlets like that, easy to wash, really comfortable to sit on, and they just look pretty...

  15. I'm so happy to hear you Mom is doing better and no pain meds, that's wonderful. My prayers are still flowing your way! Be still my beating heart, you do love torturing me so. Oh gosh I so love blue in my Charmer and you do have some lovely ones. Aren't you always just the lucky one! LOL

  16. I'm so glad your mother is doing well, Susan! Your sun porch with all its pretty blue accent pieces looks like a restful spot to sit and relax. I wish I had a spot like that!

  17. I think blue and white is my new favorite color combination. Lovely!
    I'm so happy to hear that your mom is out of the hospital and feeling much better. Thanks for keeping us updated and I'm looking forward to more good news.

  18. Oh I LOVE it all! I love your style anyway, so anything you do I like. Love the soft blues you've added and really love the cart coffee table in there. Now I can't wait to see what you've done in your family room! So glad to hear that your mom is doing well.

  19. Susan, So glad about the good news of your mother. I will keep her my prayers. I love your new blues. If you have the have the blues, these are the good kinds. :):) I also love your Madonnas. Blessings for a great week, xoxo,Susie

  20. Your Mom and your family will be in my prayers. She is off to a good start.

  21. Three cheers for your mom -- I know you must be terribly relieved to get the first step out of the way. Don't worry -- the prayers will continue. And I love your beautiful blue madonna. Most fitting and lovely.

  22. So glad your Mom is doing well. I just love sunrooms and yours is looking so pretty. Of course I love all of the touches of blue!

  23. Awesome news about your mom :) The power of pray is very powerful. I love the blue in your sunroom! Can't go wrong with blue.

  24. I really love your grain sack pillows and the blue....the antique industrial cart is P*E*R*F*E*C*T will that look! The older I get the more simplicity I happy your Mother is doing GREAT! God is an awesome God! Blessings~~~Roxie

  25. So happy to hear that your mom is doing good. I love your sunroom...and that cart is awesome. I saw one at our local antique mall and told my hubby that we needed it in the living room...but I don't think that I can part with the old wood trunk that my hubby made for me 35 years ago that is in front of the sofa and has been all these years.

  26. Love this Susan. I am really loving the lighter blues you are bringing into your decor. So pretty. So happy your mom is doing so great. Power of prayer is so awesome. Have a great week my friend.

  27. Hope your mother continues to improve and the news from her consultation will be positive. It must be an anxious time for you. Love the latest 'installment' in the sun-room story and look forward to the final reveal!

  28. I'm so happy to hear the good news about your mom, Susan. It would be fantastic if no further treatments would be nessecary.
    I love the blue touches in your sunroom. I'm in the mood for some color too and started adding some blues, greens and yellows.
    Sending all the best wishes to your mom,

  29. so glad your mom is doing so well, susan:) the blues and grain sacks make a pretty sunroom! have a great week!

  30. This is just beautiful. Prayers for your Mom.

  31. I'm so glad your mom is home and doing well...the power of prayer is strong!! Love the changes in your sunroom!

  32. So happy to hear that your mom is doing well! Praying all results will lead to Great news and no further treatment!! Love your sunroom changes. I'm not necessarily a 'blue' person, but I really love how your have incorporated it into your room, it makes me kind of lean closer to the color :) Blessings to all, Cindy

  33. Glad to know that mom is doing well.

    I love all your pillows with the touches of blue on the sofa.

  34. So glad your Mama is doing well! I have a great feeling all is good for her!
    The blue Madonna is just stunning in the room...the blues and whites, my absolute favorite colors. Magical in there. With the sun beaming through, magical! xo Jen

  35. I think blue and white is my new favorite color combination. Lovely! I love your beautiful room. So glad to hear that your mom is doing well.
    Interior Design

  36. Hi Susan...popping in over coffee this morning to catch up with you. I missed the post on your Mom but I am just thrilled that she is doing well...please give her my best and you all will be in my thoughts and prayers. I love your blue and white looks like such a relaxing, warm space!!

  37. Yummy color! What a beautiful space you have here! Just catching up, but so glad to hear how well your Mom is doing!


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