Saturday, 4 December 2010

Sweet dreams are made of this

Who am I to disagree?
I travel the world and the seven seas
Everybody's looking for something



From her travels with doctor Whatson in Sardis, Polly Line has brought back home many souvenirs from all over the world, and many of them have found their place in her newly decorated bedroom. You can take a closer look of the statue of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi in this post along with some other of Polly Line's Eastern treasures, like the Chinese mudmen on the chest of drawers at the end of her bed.



And here is a full view of the bedroom.




I look at shoes from both sides now...
Polly Line is so found of her chair and her Indian slippers, she had to use them in both photos!




Her perfume bottles and Chinese mudmen. The low chest of drawers is made by the Italian artist Patrizia Santi.



I hope you have enjoyed the visit,




but now it's late and time for bed. Please close the door on your way out.
Sweet dreams, Polly!

Credits: Over her bed Polly Line has a "Tree of life" decoration, it's one part of a pair of earrings, the other one has been sent to Sans, who made Polly's Indian slippers. They were just one of many wonderful treasures she sent me two months ago, but the post didn't deliver them until this week :-) She made them fit so well into the room, even though she had no idea what this room would look like! Aren't they fabulous?
I will make another post later for the other fantastic gifts she sent me.
Thank you Sans!




The lamp is made by me, using Lundby electrical wires and a bead from a necklace. The bed is an Ikea soaptray and the bedding is made by me. The chest of drawers on the sides of the bed are vintage Barton and the chair is vintage Lundby, possibly with a new seat cover (please correct me if I'm wrong). I think the carpet is also vintage Lundby. The purple vase and perfume bottles are made of beads. The lamp on the drawer is re-ment and so is the tiny orange box next to it. She's reading Arabian Nights made by TreeFeathers. Lyrics by Eurythmics

Update: What a fun coincidence,
Tiny Treasures just posted a fabulous video with Annie Lennox from Eurythmics here.

21 comments:

Daydreamer said...

OOOHHH GORGEOUS! I LOVE the whole room, Helene! Purple and yellow are one of my favorite color combinations..... always make me think of Johnny-jump-ups (pansies)! Those slippers from Sans! could not have been better for the room! I love the tree-of-life earring and your light made from a bead is divine! And I love that she is reading "The Arabian Nights"! I love the low set of drawers at the end of the bed.... the whole room is just fantastic! Lucky Polly to have such a room!

callsmall said...

Can I come over and sleep a thousand nights in this room??? It is SO lovely, so welcoming, so exotic-chic! I adore Sans' treasures (worth the wait!), and I have to admit a real fondness for Patrizia's gorgeous set of drawers! It goes perfectly! And your lamp is not too shabby either ;) That song by the Eurthymics was by far my favorite when it came out in the 80s -- fun touch!

Oese said...

Nun habe ich einen Ohrwurm - wie nennt man das in englisch? ...sweet dreams are made of this ...

I love the colours, the carpet is my favourite in this scene, even thought there are so many other treasures. The mix of ethnic and modern - very cool and very "pubdollish". Sans shoes are adorable, it's good to hear that everything arrived at last. It's a bad feeling for both parts when our beloved treasures are lost in the world of transport.
Polly can be proud of her bedroom and surely will have a good night.

Pubdoll said...

Thanks Betsy, I'm not very good at English plant names, and had no idea what Johnny-jump-ups were, I thought perhaps they were some kind of stockings!:-) But I googled the word and found they were what we in Norway call "stemorsblomster" "stepmother-flowers" But I like the English name much better!

The purple colour is the same as the center wall in our stair (we have a short wall instead of a handrail) and it's my favourite colour in the fall and winter.

Pubdoll said...

Ha, ha, of course you're welcome to come over and stay as long as you like Chris! (At least it's okay for me, I'm not sure what Polly would think :-))
I love the set of drawers too, as you may recall I found Patrizia Santi's furniture at SIMP and she and Elisabeth Causeret really made the visit worthwhile!
The room has been almost finished since summer, but I had seen a photo of Sans' slippers and knew I couldn't post the room without them, they really add the little extra to the room, and I can't believe how well they fit in the colourscheme!
I was meaning to make a Maroccan lamp with some other more oriental-loking beads from the necklace, but these flowery ones were the only ones I could get the bulb inside, but now I really like the seagreen splash of colour.
Eurythmics is my favourite from the eighties too and I thought the lyrics (at least the first half of the song) could have been about Polly Line and her travels with Dr Whatson. I still sing this song quite often in the car on my way to/from work.

Pubdoll said...

Thank you Oese, I'm having this song stuck in my head quite often, but I love it :-)
I'm glad you like Polly Line's mix of ethnic and modern, it is very me, also in real life, but since I'm not so lucky to travel with a Doctor in his Sardis (or Tardis) I don't have as many oriental treasures as Polly :-) But I like modern furniture with an eclectic mix of details.
And I was also so glad to finally get the parcel, I was sure it was lost by now! By a mistake the parcel was sent with snailmail (or surface mail as it's also called), with airmail it never takes parcels more than 5 days to get from Singapore to here.

Evelien said...

Such a great room! It looks like a fairytale and you wouldn't want to get up in the morning!

You were right,the slippers really finish the room.

have a nice day,

groetjes Evelien

rosanna said...

Wonderful setting as always. The tree of life earring is gorgeous ! and perfectly match Sans' slippers. I truly love how you decorate. Have I ever told you that ? Rosanna

Pubdoll said...

Thanks Evelien and have a nice day too! Here we just got a bit of snow, so everything is so beautiful outside!

Pubdoll said...

Thank you Rosanna, the tree of life earrings was such a wonderful thing to find, I love them as well and I think it's nice that Sans and I now have one each :-)
So glad you like my interiors, I think you have told me before in some way or other, but I never get bored of gettng compliments :-)

Amy's Miniatures And Smalls said...

You spoil Polly Line so much and I bet she just loves, loves, loves you. I enjoy the yellow color and that chest of drawers is so fabulous. And I closed the door on the way out after I looked everywhere.

Pubdoll said...

Thanks Amy, good to know that someone closed it, so Polly could have a good nights sleep.
But I don't know if I have spoiled her that much, Polly has a well paid job as an architect so she buys her own stuff :-)
If someone's spoiling her it's Sans and that doctor who lets her tag along on all his journeys around the world.

Vintage Lundby said...

Wow, what a talented decorator you are! The room has such a relaxing vibe... I love the hanging lamp you made with a necklace bead. And the Lundby rug coordinates beautifully. Polly is a lucky girl!

Pubdoll said...

Thanks Vintage Lundby and welcome to my mini-world, where lot's of tiny Lundby people live their lives :-)

After more than a year of blogging I found out that getting a relaxing vibe often has just as much(or even more)to do with the photos than the actual room, but I'm glad you thought I have succeeded in getting the right ambience!

Sans! said...

Everyone is too kind about the slippers! Everything looks so dainty in this room but I think I have given Polly a pair of big feet :). Maybe she's tall for a girl? :)

Helene, I love the fact that Polly loves the Orient. She's definitely my kind of gal. No wonder my harem girls love her :).

You are very good at making lamps, dear and this one is stunning! The bed spread is also lovely and so comfy . The other thing I love about Polly is that she's not too frilly girly, not too many bottles of make up, just a subtle display of pretty perfume bottles.

Sorry I am leaving the door open so I can catch a few last glimpses as I walk out the door :).

And my god, Sweet Dreams has to be my all time fav Eurythmics song!

Pubdoll said...

I think the slippers were quite dainty as well Sans, they are really gorgeous, so noone to kind here :-)
And yes, Polly Line is both taller than the usual women and have large feet as well, so the slipper size was perfect! At first she hadn't thought she would have any perfume bottles in her room at all, but the dresser needed a little something.
You know there is a lot of me in Polly Line, and you know how much I love the orient :-)
And that Eurythmic song has been stuck in my head for weeks now, so it was nice to be able to use it for something!

Neomig said...

Dear Helene
This bed room is magical! Wonderful details.
A question- How can one buy Patrizia Santi's Creations?
I love them.
Happy Holidays
Neomi

Glenda said...

I love this room!! When can I move in?! :)

Pubdoll said...

Thanks Neomig for your wonderful comment:-)I bought the dresser by Patrizia Santi at SIMP, the Paris dollhouse festival, in June. But if you click on her name you'll get to her blog and I have seen she often writes where she will exhibit next. She works in the 1:12 scale so I was really lucky to find something that worked in 1:16 as well.

Pubdoll said...

Thanks Glenda, you're always welcome to stay here, but I'm afraid you will have to share the room with callsmall who asked first :-)

TreeFeathers said...

What a lovely room! If I lived there I would stay in bed all the time, lol! The slippers by Sans are beautiful. And I'm so happy to see one of my little books, I'm honored to be included. :)

- Grace