Friday, February 27, 2009

PINK SATURDAY 2/28/09

PINK SATURDAY 2/28/09
White House tour of the Queen's Room

(so named in honor of the many ~ 7, I believe~ queens that have slept here).....thru the years.....


photo credit: Domino Magazine

Laura Bush decorated the Queen's Room as shown above


photo credit: Domino Magazine <


Her mother-in-law Barbara Bush decorated it this way



photo credit: Domino Magazine


The above picture is how Jacqueline Kennedy & her French decorator Stephane' Boudin decorated the same room

Which one do you like best?

The Domino website has many more pictures of White House decorating here if you are interested.



And lastly for PINK Saturday, my pink roses from my favorite son-in-law!





I love seeing everyone's pinkness!! Please visit our sweet hostess, Beverly of How Sweet the Sound to visit more Pink Saturday participants!


PINK Saturday Hugs,



44 comments:

Sharon said...

I like tham all, but IF I could pick and choose items and wall color from each I think I could make one even prettier!

Angela said...

All three are beautiful but I think I prefer it the way that Laura Bush decorated it. Wonder what they do with it when they are finished with it? Makes one wonder....
Happy Pink Saturday!!!
Hugs,
Angela

MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

I like the first one. Not too girly and fluffy :-)

And you have a very sweet son-in-law who just gave you a beautiful bouquet of pink roses. Lovely!

Riet said...

Beautiful roses and beautiful bedrooms. Happy pink Saturday

Sherri S said...

Neat rooms! and beautiful roses! Happy Pink Saturday.

Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

These pink bedrooms are sure fit for a Queen...and these roses are beautiful!


~ Gabriela ~

Amy said...

Lovely Pink... love the white house photos.. lovely roses.

Mimi said...

What a lovely blog and such great pinkies that you share with us this Pink Saturday...l♥ve 'em!

Pink Saturday is just too much fun for me...never get anything done!

Connie said...

I love alllll those room, sweetpea. Also, I would NOT change cameras if you get that good of a picture! Yours are perfection, I tell ya......
xoxo......for mum.
Connie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Stephanie, loved that tour of the Queen's Bedroom at the White House, and what a sweet SIL you have!

Happy Pink Saturday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Lynda said...

Hi, Stephanie! All the Queen's Room are decorated beautifully, but I'd have to say Barbara's stripes get my vote.

Enjoy your day!

tardevil said...

How sweet of him to send you pink roses. I like Laura Bush's decor best, with her MIL's coming in 2nd. Didn't like J.K.O.'s at all!

LADY JANES' EMPORIUM said...

I feel like a PINK princess being able to post here! I vote for Barbara Bush room....Very Stately! Happy PS to you!

Anonymous said...

This is my first visit to your website. I just came to see the 1st Ladies/Queen's Room. Thank you so much for setting up this wonderful resource! There was quite a difference between all three pictures, even though the bed, chandelier & color scheme stayed intact. Very interesting:). I noticed the grandeur of Barbara Bush's Queen's Room and the slightly more contemporary feel that Laura had.

I know I am biased, but I just loved Jackie's Queen's room! The quilt, drapes were so pretty. I also love monochromatic contrasts.

Much has been made of Mamie Eisenhower's love of pink. Her taste was put down, by some. They say she really went over the top with pink. Others did not like her "Hilton Hotel Decor". Yet, when we consider that Mamie was a military wife who had to constantly repack and redecorate; a lady who stayed on the move in a military environment -- we have to give her some room. Also, Hilton Hotels were considered the epitome of taste & glamor by many Americans who were not "into interior design". I also love the color Pink and wish we had more examples of Mami's input into White House. We really do not know too much about the Eisenhower White House.

I look forward to visiting the rest of your site/blog again, thanks for your wonderful website. It is a treasure.

Claudia said...

L love the photos of the pink bedroom and the lovely roses. Happy Pink Saturday!

Holly said...

Hello, Stephanie! ♥

Oh my, it's hard to choose a favorite room! It's the same bed in each pic- isn't it? I'm not real fond of dark wood- even on a bed so I'll choose Jackie's look. But of course, I loves your pink roses! And from a son in law at that.

☺ ♥

Chandy said...

I'm not a big fan of pink sheets, but if given the chance to sleep in that room, I think I like Laura Bush's design. It can span different time periods... Just lovely! Thanks for sharing!

Rebecca said...

I love them all...OMG! Thank you for sharing! I love JO's because it is vintage looking. But, if I was doing it today it would be Laura Bush all the way! Fresh and clean.

xoRebecca

g said...

Interesting, the different styles!

The Laura Bush version of the room looks more comfortable, like you could really relax in it - the others, while pretty, look more formal.

Good Pink post!

TRES BELLE said...

Hi Stephanie,

What beautiful "pink roses". All of the bedrooms are very pretty but I like Laura's the best.

Happy Pink Day,

Kris

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

I like the Laura Bush version! Thanks for stopping by to see my furniture remix. Nice to meet you Stephanie. I'm also a lamp-a-holic! Lamps provide charm and ambiance that an overhead lights just can't provide! I would love to see your lamp that lights from the top and bottom!

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

I like Laura Bush's the best. Thank you so much for sharing! Happy Pink Saturday!

Katie said...

Ooo la la! And pink roses TOO? Happy Pink Saturday!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing those pictures. Very interesting! and the roses are gorgeous!


Blessings,
Sandi

Mary Beth said...

I love pink!!!! The pictures are gorgeous as are the roses.

Thank you again for allowing me to include your creation in my post about chair redos. I appreciate it.

Beverly said...

I think my favorite is the Barbara Bush era. I don't really care for the Kennedy look.

And, I love your pink roses. Happy Pink Saturday, Stephanie.

Shirl said...

Hello Steph, Happy Pink Saturday. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment, and yes you can use the pink hearts pic or any of my pics for that matter! I was so happy to read that Keaton is doing a little better. So sad to see the little ones' sick.
Now on to your beautiful pink this week. I love all three rooms here but if I had to choose just one it would be Laura Bush's room. I'm going to check out that site on the White House. I'm so interested in the important things going on in there. The decorating of course! LOL. Somehow I missed the Christmas decorating in the White House this year. So sad about that!
Love you! Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Lori said...

Hum??? Well Steph, I think Barbara's room.Funny how so much furniture is up against the walls and not pulled out some with such a large room. Oh I spied the rose painted hand vase!!!! And the pink and blue cupcakes drove me batty!! today I was finally able to download and yep, it was quicker. Are you getting excited to make your beautiful grandsons first Easter basket yet?? Noelle and I went to our fourth bridal show today and I still haven't ordered a dress yet! UGH!!! Will write you soon, love,Lori

Susan said...

Happy Pink Saturday

Susan

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

happy pink saturday! lovely pink roses!have a great weekend!

imjacobsmom said...

I'm surprised that Jackie-O didn't do a better job....I prefer Laura Bush's decor! What a great post! Hope your Pink Saturday as a good one! ~ Robyn

Patricia said...

Your pinks are simply lovely. Happy Pink Saturday !!! Please have a wonderful new week.
Patricia

debbie said...

HAPPY LATE PINK SATURDAY STEPHANIE
WHAT A LOVELY POST. I ENJOYED IT VERY MUCH.
OUT OF THE THREE I WOULD PICK THE FIRST PICTURE.
I LIKE THREE BUT THEY TOOK AWAY THE BENCH AT THE FOOT OF THE BED AND EACH ROOM SHOULD HAVE A BENCH AT THE FOOT OF THE BED.
BLESSINGS
debbie

rosechicfriends said...

Hi Sweetie!
Hope all are getting better! I couldn't choose cause they all are so gorgeous! What a keeper you have in A!!!!

Happy PINK!
Lorena

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

Oh Stephanie I had to come see who you were who wrote this(:)

''Dandelions ~ I sure picked my share when I was little....til we learned that my chin broke out in a rash everytime I'd been blowing on them'''
....that is cute I love the childhood memories (:)

I just Love Laura Bush
and thanks for sharing her
re-decorating..
Hope you have a good day
hugs, Patty

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

All three queenly looks are quite timeless, aren't they? Each could have been done by any of the first ladies.

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Steph! How beautiful!! It would be so wonderful to have a room like that! I love the way Laura Bush decorated it!! Gorgeous!! Those pink roses are stunning! Dont they just make you feel happy!!

Love ya,
Amy

Alison Gibbs said...

How pretty your roses are - a wonderful gift.
Alison

paintinpatti said...

Ohhhh - what beautiful roses! Your sil is a keeper! Loved your post!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

I like the Laura one best because the walls are warmer!

Adeline's Shabby Cottage said...

Oh I picked a great day to catch up with you!! A pink post!! I just wanted to drop in and thank you for all of your support lately. It means A LOT to me!!

Hugs,
Brittany

The Rose Room said...

All are nice but probably Laura Bush's. The roses are divine, I can almost smell them! Rachaelxo

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Hi Stephanie, Your PINKS for your post are FABULOUS. I enjoyed looking at them all. It was a nice treat for me. Thanks!

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