Monday, March 22, 2010

~final bedroom reveal & a giveaway!~



Well, hello my bloggy friends!

first things first....
do you like my new blog design??


I love it!
It has been so great to work with


whom you probably know as Karen
@ my desert cottage

she has been wonderful to work with!
so go see her if you would like something new...
she is just now launching her new blog design business!

~*~

OK....now...

you're probably thinking......

holy cow......
what could possibly be taking her so
long to finish that bedroom???



is she finished yet???

yes.......she is!! yay!!!!

but, first let's talk about my first ever
bloggy giveaway!


a couple weeks ago I received this fabulous
magasinet in the mail.....
from our sweet friend
Tracey at


she was offering them at a disounted price
because they are written in Danish...

um....do we care about the language?
no.  pictures please....

so, I ordered 2, one for me & one for you!!



ok, I was totally blown away when I got it....
it's so fabulous....full of pure delicious-ness


so the lucky girl who wins..... will receive a 
~
 "Jeanne d' Arc style" giveaway!
~
starting w/ the Magasinet....


and some other treasures I've collected for you....


like this awesome ironstone soup tureen....
with a ladle


and these beautiful antique salt & pepper shakers....


and this sweet candle made
with vintage french sheet music
and a darling little religious medallion

which is also available in my etsy store

but that's not all....


these cute little Jeanne d' Arc danish pins
I purchased from Ruth at the beautiful life
her store is really wonderful....go see....


and this vintage hemp towel from France
from a fabulous french sale I went to recently....

fun stuff ~ huh?

ok...so to enter...

leave me a comment &
become a Ticking and Toile follower!

if you would like 3 entries
grab my "new" button
{it's on the top rightside of my sidebar}
and mention the giveaway on your sidebar!
the winner will be chosen randomly
on April 1st......

Now...down to business.....and


what




you





have





been





waiting






for.....






the before pic.....

{sorry I had to.....:) }


lovely old carpeted nastiness....

remember the tongue & groove fir flooring
I got free off craigslist??

and
 do you remember how Mr. Ticking & Toile
worked so hard into the night
and practically went deaf sanding???
so I could hurry up & finish....

{now you know that's not really in MY character, right? }

{click here for a reminder....}


then I varnished while the kids were
back in school......


so we were pretty thrilled with the result, but
pretty much
 ho-hum plain ~

well











here's


















 the


















 after................












I would have been done sooner....but I woke up today...
and realized.....

"I need MORE pillows on the bed...."

so I spent the morning making 3 more....
yep...a glutton for punishment here...

I made a total of 6 pillows,
3 in white linen, 2 in flax linen
and 1 with a fun quilted fabric.

{I think I'm finally getting the hang of it....ruffles that is...}

here's the dust ruffle I was telling you about....


I took the easy way out & cut up my old one
and used it as a pattern...

I wanted it to be flowy and romantic....

~*~

and the cute little bench I painted
"ballet slipper pink" by Martha Stewart
on the recommendation of

{she actually MADE her bench....it's so cute}

I love this pink....it's so soft....I mean...
I loooooooove this pink......


In the end....I think I painted a total of 6 frames....
 most started out gold, then painted cream,
and finally white.....
once I decided on "Comet Dust"
light grey walls...white was by far the prettiest
next to it.....
{which I also looooove! it's so pretty....}


this was kinda fun....I copied some antique
french music sheets and used them for the background
and
hung up treasures from
 Charlotte's Brocante sale...

I fell in love with these cute cute little clips...


I found this chippy shutter at Monticello....and the
bench too actually.


those are my sweet baby girls....
back when they were little and played dress up...

{you see the bump on Allie's forehead?? quite a goose-egg
from a tumble on the sidewalk.....just in time for pictures...:)}




 tulips on the dresser...


{ok you got me....the tulips are fake....I cheated....but they
look pretty cute, no?}


This little chair sits in the corner for
Mr. T & T to sit on to tie his shoes...

I will be recovering it pretty soon...
I want to do the hemp cloth w/ tacks...
love that look!

I've had this chair since my first daughter, Madisen,
was born...

she took some crayons to it when she was about 1....
......about that time I decided
 slipcovers were a 'good thing'....... :)


I thought a slipcovered headboard would be perfect
for our room


 I made the headboard out of plywood
& foam batting

figuring out the shape was the hardest part...
the rest wasn't too bad

{I used this picture as my inspiration
for the headboard & bed...}

{I know the pic is from Country Living but
I can't remember who's home it is....love her style though!}

I made the slipcover with white cotton denim....
I wanted it to be sturdier than linen.

my favorite annual
'ranaculus' on the side table...

here's the awesome mirror I found at
Goodwill for $24.99......
it was brick red.....:{

{ok please ignore the apparatus hanging from the ceiling.....that was going to
be a ceiling fan....but I'm holding out for a chandelier......don't ya think??}

well I think this has been
just about
the longest post in history....


Thanks so much for all your comments
and encouragement!

I really could not have done this without
all of your fabulous creativity, ideas
and pressure (lol) :)

This whole blogging adventure has been
so fun & meeting all of you has truly been
a JOY~


xoxo,

Shellagh






264 comments:

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vintage girl at heart said...

Fabulous new bedroom!!! You did such a wonderful job...it should be in a French magazine!!
The details are all so sweet and the fact that you made the headboard, dust ruffle, pillows and that slipcover...goodness gracious..just so talented!!
Love it..when can I move in?? tee hee.
Blessings~

Deb said...

Your room is beautiful, well done! I would love to win and I am also a follower.

Thanks

Rory-The Greentiques Solution Guy said...

Your reveal was worth the wait. Fabulous!
Rory
http://thegreentiquessolution.blogspot.com/

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

R U kidding me....that is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!

I love how U added color and did not do all white...it looks so great. I want all of your pillows for my bed!!!

The wall sconces are the best....great find and yes a chandelier would be luscious.....it is so darn Hot in the Summer that R ceiling fan must stay.
Don't want the huge PG&E bill. Although...I could find a nice oscillating fan that I could put away in the winter...HMMMM.

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

oops..please enter me 2~

stefanie said...

I am loving the all white bed, I bought a white comfortor at taget..still in the bag, but thats the look I want too...justs soft, flowy, romatic, thanks for inspiring me to get in gear!!!!
please enter me in your amazing giveaway..I am loving those white washed wood floors in that magazine..I will post on my sidebar...if you haven't entered mine come on over if you need some pink.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Your bedroom is amazingly romantic and beautiful!!! I especially love the headboard and bedskirt. Makes me wish I could sew! I look forward to seeing the chair when it is done. It sounds like it is going to be so pretty.

Recycled Rita said...

I love your blog and your new room and I would so love to win this wonderful giveaway! I could use a lift! karen....

Miss Gracie's House said...

Gorgeous! And congrats on finishing!!! i don't think I'm ever going to get done...your sconces are just the perfect touch...along with the pieces you found at Monticello...lucky you for getting to visit often! anyhow...it's gorgeous!
Rene'

Blue Creek Home said...

Wow! Okay, this room deserves another Wow!
It is perfect...all of the white against that pale gray and the barely pink bench, and that wonderful blue shutter, and the bedding and lovin' those pillows. Did I say Wow already??
Rhonda

Doni said...

Shellagh, you and your family have done a marvelous job with your room! How exciting to have it done! You should be quite proud of it, and the pics are gorgeous. Love the bedspread, and the lovely drapey ruffled skirt, that huge mirror is wonderful, and the floor is so pretty. Well done! Oh, and you're right...more pillows just made it perfect!
Please add me to the giveaway (or just PICK ME!!!), and I will be adding you to my sidebar! Already a follower!!!
Doni

Norma said...

It's fabulous Shellagh, and really like the introduction of soft colours in the bench, the shutter, flowers and so on.

I am a follower and would like to be included in the giveaway draw all for the sake of the magazine! Because I love so very very far away (Sydney, Australia) I would absolutely not expect you to even consider shipping off any of those other wonderful items if I should be lucky enough to win - but I would appreciate a chance to get my hands on that mag!! It looks like there are pics aplenty to motivate/inspire a miniaturist :)

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Bravo~Bravo My Friend! You did it Woo~hoo!

It Simply is Stunning and Romantic too boot.I bet Mr.T&T will be loving all the romance going on in there. LOL

How could you not feel inspired in that room.A makeover is hard enough and to do it all yourself.Wooshta~You must be a tired Girl.~Kim

WhiteWhispers2u said...

P.S.~The new blog design is perfect for your reveal.Karen did a Fab job.~Kim

pogonip said...

Truly lovely!

Pink Princess said...

WOW I am stunned and in love ♥ What a wonderful transformation of your bedroom, absolutely gorgeous.♥♥

I am a follower too :)

(a PS! The Jeanne D'arc magaqzine you won is NOT written in Dutch but in Swedish lol. I am Dutch hehe, so I know. The mag is now also available in English PTL!!!! Love it too)

Hugs from Marian

sally said...

love love love your reveal!!! my favorite is the shutter...I'm soooo doing that in my bedroom...or maybe my kitchen...thanks for the inspiration!! off to play in your etsy store!!
happy day!!
sally

BellaRosa said...

Amor, first your blog redesign is just gorgeous! Karen is such a love and did a beautiful job on it for you :) Your giveaway is so lovely & generous, I am already a follower cause I love your blog :) And now about your bedroom redo....AMOR it was sooo worth the wait! Absolutely beautiful! I love EVERYTHING about it, I think you had a beautiful vision in your head and you bought it forth into a beautiful serene room that you will love for many, many years...I hope to have mine redone one day too, we are doing small projects throught the house, a lil at a time first....in a 1916 house, things seem to take foreva :) But seein your beautiful room has truly inspired me! Besos, Rose

PS...I am still crushing on those sconces :)

Kom Achterom said...

Oooh what a beautiful beautiful room!!!
i love it verry mucb.
Wen you awake the day begins verry nice i think.
have a very very nice day
Yolanda

::cottage instincts:: said...

Completely and utterly iN lOvE with your bedroom Shellagh! Oh my freaking gosh....I will be featuring it on my sidebar this week just so I can drool like every time I open my blog page.

GREAT job...simply stunning...

It's me said...

O shellagh

I don 't know what to say...........it is so beautiful all of it !!

You must be a proud women now !! i love it all..............and the magazine it is not dutch but danish !! your sweetie...hahahahah!!

Will you count me in fot your give away ?? but this magazine i sell in our shop ,but the rest of th things............whauwww !!

I put a link on my blog tonight first i must go to my shop !!


I almost not wanna to ask you....but will you come and look over to my post?? you can see our bedroom............i wanna know what you think and like about it !! have a nice sunny day !! love and hugs from me........Ria

It's me said...

The link is on my site !! by !!

Rose H (UK) said...

What a truly BEAUTIFUL bedroom! It's knock-out, you've done a fabulous job. No wonder you're pleased with the result, it's worth every minute of the hard work. Congratulations.

helle - pirettehuset.dk said...

WOW, what a post! Your bedroom is made SOOO pretty and stylish, I understand why you love it. The chair and the bench is adorable, well everything!


Plese add me to your Giveaway, I´m already following you and will put your button on my blog.

Oh, and by the way the Jeanne´DArc Magasine is Danish and written in Danish as well, hard to tell for other than scandinavian people!

Lamp Tramp said...

OMGoodness ~ your new room is stunning, amazing, and drop dead gorgeous! I love all your details, the bed alone in all it's fluffy goodness is to die for. You did some amazing sewing, the pillows, the headboard, and bedskirt.
Love all the touches of a little color...just perfect.
Your new header is gorgeous as was your old one. Please enter me in your fab giveaway!

Brooke said...

beautiful!

Irene ~ RE~VINTAGED said...

Hal-el-oo-ya!! Heaven in a bedroom!!!! Clever clever girl....I am So Jealous!
Irene x

sissie said...

Oh my goodness is about all I can say. Your bedroom is beyond beautiful and you left nothing untouched. You have added such lovely detail everywhere. The headboard is devine. Love it all.
Your giveway is the best too. I'll put you on my sidebar.

hugs
Sissie

Tina said...

Shellagh, I have to say that I am speechless! I knew your bedroom would be beautiful, but this is so so beautiful! I love your bed skirt and your padded headboard. All of your touches are perfect. I love, love, love your ballet slipper pink bench!! Enjoy sweet dreams in your perfect 'new' bedroom!! ~ Tina xx

mariondee-designs said...

Hi Shellagh, OMG...how gorgeous did your room turn out!! Truly inspiring! I just love the sconces, they add so much glamour and the frame with the music sheet background! I nearly bought a very similar bedspread like yours for Lisa, had to smile when I saw yours! You must be so happy, it's turned out a dream.
You know living in Australia I never enter or leave comments to enter any giveaways in the States because of shipping costs, but if you could enter me in this one I would really love a copy of the magazine and should I win by some freak of nature, I would be happy to pay for shipping cost of the mag and donate the rest of your beautiful giveway (one of the nicest I've seen) as 2nd prize. bye for now, take care, Maryann

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Just beautiful! So serene and clean and restful looking. You did a great job on the entire room!

Polly said...

It really is gorgeous Shellagh! The bedding looks so amazing....I can't believe you made all that!! Very impressive girl! LOVE IT!

Polly

Polly said...

Oh, and I love your new blog design too!

:-)

*The Beautiful Life* said...

WOW..... How incredibly gorgeous!!!! LOVE the floors! Were they under the carpet or did you install them? Your inspiration room from Country Living is lovely -- now YOUR room needs to go in the mag!! :)

So happy to see that the things you purchased are going in the giveaway! TOO FUN! (DON'T ENTER ME! -- I'm just commenting cuz your room is awesome!). ;)

You did a great job!!

~Ruth

Vintage Junky said...

Oh it is fabulous! I love it, especially the sconces and your chair... so pretty.

Michelle

Lisa @ Another Day Today said...

Love the new blog design - it's almost as pretty as your new bedroom :)

Carol said...

Oh my goodness, your room looks like such a retreat. I looove the bench at the end of your bed, it's just dreamy. Please enter me in your sweet drawing, I'm so drooling over that magazine.

Smiles,

Carol
jcdas@msn.com

My Yellow House said...

Shellagh, OMG! Everything you touch turns out so lovely! This is such a beautiful bedroom - you must just love being in here! The bed is absolutely gorgeous and every accessory is perfect - you did an outstanding job. I cannot believe how great the floors turned out.

and, I love the new blog design!
:) Sarah

Auntie Cake said...

Shellagh!
That is so beautiful!!! Beautiful! You and your hubby did a fabulous job with the entire room! Beautiful work! The floor, the headboard, the linens, the sconces, painting... Whew, now that hubby can rest! You, on the other hand, have 30 boxwoods to plant!

It's beautiful, love it all, great work! I know you will have sweet dreams!
Kate

Auntie Cake said...

PS- Love the new blog design also!

Debbie~ said...

Your bedroom is truly beautiful, romantic and so restful! Looove the sconces and the best part about your redo, is that YOU did it all yourself,(w/hubby's help too, on your gorgeous floor) you've inspired me! Your new blog design is fabulous too! xo Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

The Decorating Diaries said...

I'm speechless(almost). Absolutely Gorgeous!

Janet

ann marie said...

That is one amazing bedroom! Beautiful! You did a great job on the ruffles! There's a ruffler that attaches to your sewing machine, that makes ruffles-especially with lightweight fabrics, a breeze! I really like the all white look. Very summery.

Cheryl said...

I have been checking back each day to see your reveal. All I gotta say is WOW!!! It is beautiful! I love the bedding and the pillows and all the details you have put in there. I love, love, love the headboard. Would love to see a how to on making it and sewing on that dang piping....and yes, yes, hold out for the chandy. It will be the icing on the cake to a beautiful room.

Kim said...

Wow! Those sconces are AMAZING!!!!!! Oh girl you did a wonderful job on that room, I just can't get enough. It's so gorgeous. I would love to be entered into your lovely giveaway.
xoxo,
Kim

Anonymous said...

What I see is the pure love you have for your family and home. I would be honored to win your giveaway!

Deb said...

You did an amazing job on your bedroom! Love all the little personal touches. Beautiful ♥

frankie said...

I love your bedroom redo.. love, love! love! the pillows!!!!! and of course the pink bench!!!
It all looks fantabulous!!! I look at your blog all the time.. Please enter me for your fabulous giveaway!!!!!

Shannon said...

Okay well great giveaway, I love everything you are giving away :) Now on to your room, it looks amazing!! I am trying to get our master done and now I have got some great ideas. Thanks for sharing :)

luverlie said...

Your bedroom is gorgeous. Fantastic job!
And you giveaway is very generous. Hope it comes home with me!
Thanks for sharing.
luverlie@gmail.com

luverlie said...

I'm a follower.
luverlie@gmail.com

Beatnheart said...

Wow and you do all this with 6 kids. Holey Gaucamole!!!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Shellagh! Your bedroom is hands down stunning and romantically beautiful!! I love all of the details - especially that bed skirt and your gorgeous pillows! Wow!

You had left a comment on my blog about my chair slipcovers. Yes, they are drop cloth fabric - washed about 3 times and lots of Downey fabric softner.

Keep up the wonderful work!

xoxo
Becky

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

PS: I am so overwhelmed and smitten by your bedroom, I almost forgot to say please enter me in your awesome giveaway! I love this style of decorating sooooooooooooooooo much!!!

hugs

ZAIRA said...

I'm SPEECHLESS!!! You did an amzing job, can you come to my new house and do the same for me too...??? ;)

Surely, I enter your giveaway, I adore everything you meant for us. Too generous.

A big hug from me xx

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

OMG are you kidding me, this is stunning! Your room turned out gorgeous, what a wonderful place to rest your head at the end of a day! I just found your blog and am so happy I did, I'm glad to follow you along!
Take care-
Kristin

A Cottage Muse said...

Wow...what a fabulous makeover! Everything looks so pretty! Magazine ready for sure! Thanks for stopping by my blog and I'm going to keep my fingers crossed for your giveaway!!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I just posted on my sidebar regarding your amazing giveaway! Oh how I want a copy of that!! Thanks for the chance :) Kristin

http://myuncommonsliceofsuburbia.blogspot.com/

Cottage Dreamers said...

Great post! The blog design looks great and what a wonderful giveaway! Your bedroom looks heavenly. I especially love that pink bench!
☺ Celeste

FEDERICA said...

Oh my! Congratulations darling, your bedroom looks amazing!! Oh wow!! :-O Great job!
Love everything!
What a great giveaway!
Federica
xoxo

the vintage wren said...

Ooh, I'm so glad you found me in time for this lovely giveaway. I love it all, and of course I am a new follower. Can't wait to read more, but I'm off to an easter egg hunt for my daughter right now. Your bedroom turned out just lovely.

Take Care, Carrie

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Oh Shellagh,
I am so jealous of all your new lovelies! First off your blog design is fabulous! It looks great!
And secondly, your bedroom is to die for!!! Your sconces that you got on e-bay are amazing! Just beautiful. I would never want to lie die in the bed for fear of messing it up! It's perfect!
I also love your new blog button and will be putting it on the side of my blog! I will also be adding your blog giveaway to my blog, 15 Bella Vie, as well. And of course I'm a faithful follower! You did an awesome job! Enjoy your new oasis.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Oh, and in case you didn't know, please enter me in your giveaway drawing!
Sincerely,
Melinda

awal.ny said...

Absolutely fab. I saw a picture of your bedroom on someone elses blog and I had to see where it came from.

Robin B. said...

I just love the look of your bedroom! You have got quite a talent, my friend! Wanna come across the street and do something with my bedroom next? ;0)

Just Beachy said...

Its so lovely , enjoy , there is nothing better than a bedroom you really love.

Anonymous said...

Oh la la..I love the new room and all of the pillows..You now have a princess room..I love your blog so keep going girl....love the give away also..everything is just precious...please count me in...vera

www.veralauterbach@ebby.com

Blondie's Journal said...

You did a lovely job, Shellagh! Everything you touch turns French!! lol!! I like that everything is well thought out, handmade and kept to a minimum (my biggest problem!). Jotted down some of your paint colors. I love the bench...well I won't start with what I love because I love everything!! And I love your giveaway gifts. Fabulous magazine!! I am due to have a giveaway. You have inspired me to fix up a room!!

Wonderful!! :-)

xoxo
Jane

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh.................I love your new blog design. Read about it on Karen's blog. She is fantastic and Soooo sweet!

xoxo
Jane

Cori said...

Oh Shellagh!

So much beauty in one post!!!!!! Where do I begin? I would LOVE to be entered in yoru giveaway...so many goddies and those silver salet and peppers! To die for!

Your daughters are so beautiful and your hubby isn't bad either... LOL!

Your bedroom is breathtaking! So serene and true sanctuary. What a fabulous job you have done. I will be back to study it further. I'm gonna try to grab your new button, which I love and the new blog design is FABULOUS. I think I will contact her when I get back and get a new one also!

All is can say is WOW, WOW and WOW!

Best always,

Cori

red.neck chic said...

oh my gosh - I don't even know where to start!!! How BEAUTIFUL is your bedroom!!! I think I love it ALL - and your pillows? GORGEOUS!!!

I'm going back up to drool... I like your new blog look too! But, I'm going back to look at your bedroom. LOL

So wonderful!!!
;-) robelyn

Cori said...

Yeah! I was able to add your button under "My Inspiration" tab. Your button is the very first one I've added to my blog! I'm excited!

I so thoroughly enjoy each and every post you enter.....I ADORE the bedroom shot from the doorway with the dress form peeking out on the left.....magazine worthy and MORE!

happy day to you my freind!

Cori

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

This is gorgeous!! You did an amazing job! Thank you so much for the great pics!!

Destiny said...

I'm LOVING the dust ruffle on the bed...HOW and what did you make it out of? Everything looks so cozy and beautiful! Thanks for sharing! The giveaway looks like lots of fun too!

Annie Louise said...

Wow absolutely beautiful post. I love, love, love, the entire bedroom. What talent! Love the bed, espcially the dust ruffle and headboard, oh and the pillows,--ah heck I love the entire post--good job.
Jeanette

Mara said...

Dear Shellagh, I've found your amazing blog thanks to your comment at Little Emma English Home. Your bedroom is stunning, you've done a GREAT job!!! I love white interiors!!! I'm so happy I've found you and now I'm a follower!!! You also have a fantastic giveaway!! Count me in!!! Hugs from Italy!

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

OMG Shellagh, it looks so beautiful, I have the same inspiration pic, love that bed and I can't believe you made it, I'm trying to get my husband to make me one! The pillows you made are amazing,they are all gorgous, but I love the quilted one, I need some of those too. Everything looks so pretty you did a great job(;
Hugs~Kelly

Claudia said...

Wow - well worth the wait! The bedroom looks just gorgeous! Don't you want to stay in there all the time?

Thanks for the fabulous giveaway - I am already a follower.

xo
Claudia

Morgane said...

Your bedroom is beautiful! I especially like the headboard, so fresh. As the granddaughter of 2 postmen, I really appreciate le facteur sign on the board!
thank you for leaving a comment on my pillows!

Gracefully Vintage said...

Holy Baloni- I LOVE IT!!! that is amzing, so beautiful, and so many ideas, i just got, love the music board , love the white..Lovely..I will FOlLOW you..YOU are inspiring to no ends right now...
Love It.
Karryann (Gracefully Vintage)

Meg of domiciledesign said...

Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous!!! The new blog design and the bedroom are absolutely gorgeous! I wish I knew the french word for gorgeous so I could at least mix it up a little! Your attention to detail, down to the pink flower on the nightstand...all absolutely gorgeous. And a big WOW to Mr T&T on the flooring - that is no small feat! Thanks so much for sharing!

tina, theoldfrenchdoors... said...

wow, what a transformation, it looks great, I love it. the scouncers love them to. I have several pairs in a box that need crystals for me to hang, yours gives me inspiration.

rosebud and bluebells said...

Hi Shellag,
Your bedroom is just beautiful, very dreamy and calming. A soft place to fall for a well earned rest or a moment of reflection. Very inspiring.
I will certainly become a follower and proudly post your button on my blog
donna xx

The Charm House said...

Shellagh, All I have to say is WOW, Oh my goodness!!! This is so paradise, I would never leave it! I can just imagine you lounging on the bed with your magazine just smiling!
I don't know exactly what all is included in your giveaway.... But just winning one of them would be incredible! This is ONE AWESOME giveaway!
Also, LOVE< LOVE< LOVE your new look on your blog!
Which reminds me~ I need to put together one soon!
Hugs,
Yvette

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Your bedroom turned out stunning...and the pillows...you know I love me some good lookin' pillows...and yours are amazing...everything looks gorgeous...job well done...really well done! And what a super generous giveaway...your the best Shellagh!

xoxo, Andrea

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Dang girl, 83 Comments!!!!!!!!If you can get out of that comfy bed to read this 84th comment then read this Shellagh....you are the 'goddess of budget decorating'!! I'm fed-exing you a ticket, pack your shabby chic bag & get over here to Texas to do my room. I mean who needs expensive linens when you have the old singer & some denim right? That by the way is genius with kids. Then the scones, so glad you kept them like you did. They really pop. I'll throw in that the girls are the prettiest things in the post of course. The inspiration board, inspiring. The side chair, I like it like that, but I can see where your going with it. The bed, remember my bedroom post? The one where I couldn't decide to keep my chippy or do upholstered? I had decided to keep chippy, but now. Oh girl. I have to go now because my kids want to eat or I could go on all day. As for the giveaway. I'm a follower, I'll post the sidebar stuff. Keep the prize, just get down here & help me. LOL Lisa

The Brocantess said...

Beautiful makeover and soooo relaxing! You have put together a fantastic giveaway. Please enter me along with the masses :) Congratulations and thank you for following along with my blog!

Sherry said...

My jaw dropped when I saw your gorgeous bedroom...absolutley stunning! I am your newest follower

The Whispering Creek House said...

oh wow! your room is sooo beautiful! it must be so nice to have a room like this! its like a french luxury suite! well done!!! i of course am a follower of your so inspiring blog! so please sign me up for this oh so good giveaway! and thank you for sharing with all of your admirers!

Kelly @ Much To Do With Nothing said...

Hi Shellagh,
Oh my! Every detail of the bedroom is perfect. I am in love with the bedskirt! I want the headboard, and the pillows! And just look at that floor! What a sweet hubby :)
The tease of the magazine is just too much. I'm wanting to grab it a sit down with it for an hour. All of the other things you have are so sweet. The tureen... my favorite. But I'm also in love with the salt and pepper shakers. Well, all of it.
You find the best stuff!
Well, enter me for sure!
Kelly

Sandi said...

This room turned out gorgeous!! Fit for a magazine for sure. Please enter me in your lovely giveaway and I am definitely a follower. I will add you to my blog sidebar as well.
Blessings~

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Thanks for stopping by! What a great giveaway & a fantastic room. It's just beautiful!! What a great style you have.

Vanilla Bean said...

Thanks for becoming a follower! I love the bedroom...very romantic! I don't think I could get that by my husband. I love your pillows, too. I wish I had a sewing machine.

Canadian Cottage said...

Just gorgeous! I love it all! You really captured the feel of your inspiration photo while making the room truly your own. I LOVE the pink bench. It is just perfect.
I would love to win your giveaway!

AuroraSuzette said...

I have been a devoted and admiring follower since your kitchen cabinet transformation, or a little sooner. I didn't know if you could top that, but your bedroom is fantastic!! Love the dustruffle, and your funny style of blogging, and really envy all your shopping!! I wanted to go to that French sale. My son's track stuff is nuts. I'll attempt to grab your button as well. xx

Lisa said...

Well that was absolutely worth waiting for. You did one incredible job! The room is stunning, but more importantly I just cant beleive how you sew!! lol I WISH I had that talent. It really is fabulous! Congrats. LOVIN' the new look too. I'll grab a button!

Tamarah said...

Oh Shellagh what a totally DELICIOUS post.... ** swoon ** Such a LOVELY haven to escape to at the end of the day....I'm booking my ticket now....When you hear a rambunctious Aussie knocking at your door It'll just be me come to check out the 'comfy factor' of your inspiring boudoir....hahahahaha....!

Now I would LOVE to enter your OVER THE TOP GENEROUS giveway & should I be the lucky LUCKY winner, I will happily pay for postage....!

Cheers from 'Down Under',
Tamarah :o)

tara said...

super makeover! Yup, a chandelier would top it all off. Love the pillows too.
And, a super giveaway!

Linden Townhouse said...

Shellagh, that is a beautiful room! I can't believe those gorgeous floors were free. The headboard is lovely! You must have worked so hard on this, and everything in your room is so beautiful. I'm looking for old shutters too.

Thanks for visiting my humble little blog. We found our pine doors at Menard's, a hardware store that is only located in a few midwestern states.

Your giveaway is amazing too. Please put my name in the hat!

Rebecca said...

Hi
Wow this bedroom is fabulous! and I think I am comment 100 so if you get down here to read this - I am doing the sidebar thing and I am a follower.
Love your new look also, I need to speak to Miss Karen!
Blessings
Rebecca

Jackie said...

Oh my your give away is amazing! Would love to have it. I am a follower. Your name was what first attracted me. I am a lover of ticking and toile both! Your bedroom is just lovely! thanks for sharing.

June said...

Your bedroom is just beautiful. It all turned out so lovely. And so is your blog design.
hugs

Lucy said...

Just stumbled onto your lovely blog! Your bedroom is absolutely stunning! Well, your whole blog is actually!!

theoldboathouse said...

Hi Shellagh, So much loveliness to take in. The blog looks fab but your room is amazing...you have done an incredible job and Mr T&T too!! The stool is so perfect in the pink and the cushions are wonderful...you are too clever. Not to mention your amazing give away!! I think you need a good rest in that beautiful bed, cheers Katherine

Alicia ~ time worn style said...

Absolutely LOVE what you have done with your bedroom, well worth the wait. I particularly like the dust ruffle, you have inspired me girl! Please enter me in your giveaway too, I have grabbed your new button and put it on my blog. Really like the new look, very elegant!
alicia

Martha said...

Your bedroom reveal is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! It is perfect, and I love it...

I'm already a follower for your give-a-way which is completely AMAZING!!!

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Beautiful bedroom! It turned out so gorgeous!
And I still love that gorgeous floor; still can't believe you got all of it free on craigslist!

Inspired-Simplicity said...

Shellagh,
It's everything and more. Just beautiful! I'm loving every detail. Your pillows turned out so good. I must learn to ruffle. I think Country Living needs to do a spread on your makeover.
Blessings,
Carolyn

Lynn said...

Your room is absolutely gorgeous!! I am finding that I'm loving white decorating a bunch nowadays!!

I would love to have my name entered in your drawing..
1. I've left a comment and I am a new follower.
2. I've put your button on my sidebar.
3. I've mentioned about your giveaway on my blog sidebar.. www.countryheartandroses.blogspot.com

Thanks so much!

Blessings,
~Lynn

tara said...

well my goodness where do I start Shellagh, your room is absolutely gorgeous, so romantic and just feminine enough to make me want to drool, I love all of those pillows as ruffles make my heart pitter patter and I love the mirror and well i think my favorite part is...well hmmm, might be a tie between the sweet chair and the pink bench, swoon!! you did an amazing job and I absolutely love that you made the pillows and the bedskirt, so perfect! thanks for leaving me a comment, so I could find you! and your sheet music is on its way tomorrow! blessings, Tara...p.s. AMAZING giveaway, the soup toureen is calling me, beckoning me...sigh!

The TinCan Cottage said...

Just found your Beautiful Blog! Love your style, of putting in just the right amount of color pop! I'm definitely stalking your blog, I mean Following your blog, and I will add your Blog Button Link to My "AtHome"Blog Would love to be entered for a chance to Win your Lovely Giveaway!

Thanx,

Have a Bright and Sunshiny kind of Day!
Christine

Mary said...

GORGEOUS! I love, love, love EVERYTHING! But...if you should happen to need a chandi for above that bed, I know where you can get one..wink..wink! ;o)

And count me in on that giveaway...I would drool all over those pages!

~mary~

Christi said...

Your room looks beautiful. You should be proud of yourself, doing so much of the work yourself! The Country Living inspiration photo is from the home of Austin, Tx decorator Lauren Ross. --- Please enter me into your give-away!

Christi

Jilly said...

Love how it turned out, especially since I saw it in stages. Can't wait to see the full finished room when I visit next time. Can't wait to find out what your next project will be.

Have a great day!!!

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

ONE HUNDRED THIRTEEN COMMENTS!
DANG GIRL!

Lovin' this room! I love, love, love the splashes of color! I think the sconces and the shutters are my favorite!
Are you just totally lovin' this or what? Does it take your breath away everytime you walk in the room? You have done such a lovely job!
Don't spill any wine in there! Yikes.
Great choice with the flooring and the fabric for the pillows...
Please enter me in the giveaway - I will put your button on my sidebar - I have a new button too, I am do a Collections showcase every wednesday that I am trying to get off the ground - I know blogland has so many collections and I want to see them!!!

Marilyn Holeman said...

Oops. I was trying to comment on this post, and somehow ended up in an earlier one, so I will repeat myself. (Sorry.) I just came over from Cottage Instincts when I saw your comment over there. I love ticking and toile, and was intrigued. Please enter me in your generous giveaway. Thanks.

Marilyn Holeman said...

I'm a new follower. Your bedroom is gorgeous!

KayC. said...

Your blog looks great!
And so does your bedroom!
Your giveaway is wonderful!
I would love to be entered in it!
Thank you!

BailiwickStudio said...

First of all, your bedroom looks fabulous! I love the little shutter on the wall (I have a thing for shutters). I just became a follower, and now finally I'm entering your drawing. Just can't resist trying to win all those wonderful things you're offering!

StephanieinSD said...

LOVE the new blog look!

LOVE the giveaway items!

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your new bedroom!!! It's beautiful!!!

The DIY Show Off said...

1. Your blog makeover is gorgeous!
2. The bedroom reveal was worth waiting for. It's stunning!!!

3. Please count me in - I'd LOVE to win! ;)

Roeshel
I'll be back...once I add your giveaway to my side bar. :)

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage said...

Your bedroom is beautiful....just beautiful....I just love all your pillows....well, I love it all!!!!

frugal farmhouse design said...

Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Well worth waiting for. You are one very talented lady with amazing taste. Of course I love that you did the whole thing on a small budget too. All the best, Lori

My Cottage Charm said...

Hey There...........your room turned out gorgeous! :) I'm glad you found my blog, thanks for your comment. Your room was about as big of a transformation as my kitchen. I was so sick of painting by the time I got all those cabinets painted, but it was SO worth it! You have a great giveaway going, hope I win! :) hee hee hee
Blessings
Melissa

My Cottage Charm said...

Ok, I am now a follower.. so this is my second entry. :)
I also came back to invite you to participate in my weekly blog party...Treasures and Trinkets Thursday. Just link up something you love... I'd say you love your new bedroom, I sure do! :) I have a special button just for my blog party too, if you'd like to take it as a reminder. :)
Have a great night!! (oh it's already open, I try to open it the night before and leave it open until Friday night)

Burlap Luxe said...

Shellagh,
Wow!! I really love it, great floors fresh feel, looks Like a French inn, what a change. Shellagh You know I wpn a give away at Kim's place at "white whispers to you" and It would not be fair to include me in on your give away so don't add my name in, just let someone else count.

I just wanted to stop by and be the first one to drool all over your new bedding..He he!! :)

I think I have your mattelasse on my daughters bed I'll send you a picture.
I love how the dust ruffle puddle's on the wood floors.
I am jealous in a good way for you.... You deserve it girl.
Keep on inspiring us all with your PASSION for all things WHITE.

"DORE"

Burlap Luxe said...

Ooooh!! YES I LOVE YOUR BLOG PAGE...I think because it is in white and gray my favorite design tones in my house.
See you soon.
Dore

The DIY Show Off said...

I really want to win! ;)

I added your button/giveaway to my side bar.
http://thediyshowoff.blogspot.com

I'd also love to feature your bedroom makeover - let me know if you're interested in 'showing off'. :)

~R

Kelly @ Much To Do With Nothing said...

Hi again Shellagh,
You inspired me to use ticking. After seeing your blog, I saw it at Hancock. A grabbed it and knew I'd use it somewhere. You can go see my latest post about the chair I coverd. I can't wait to buy more!
Love everything you do!
Kelly

chickie said...

Inspiring.You should be featured in a magazine for all of your creativity!!! Like i say your blog is wonderful and you have great ideas. Have a great day and Fun Finds 2 U Chickie from chickievintagechic.blogspot

Stacey said...

Shellah, your bedroom is stunning! It has a soft ethereal quality to it. I'd love to sit in there and read the amazing magazine! You are right - who cares what the language is...we want pictures! Kind of like a first grader but with different interests. :) I'll check and see if I'm a follower...if not I will sign up and take your pretty button.

Great job on that bedroom. I think some magazine might be calling you soon!

chickie said...

Count me in I added you to my side-bar.How fun and exciting !!!
Chickie

vintage frenchhen said...

Thank you for visiting my blog! Your room turned out just divine! The inspiration picture you used is one of my favorites as well. I will add your link to my side bar, Marcia

Kristin said...

oh.my.goodness!! i wish i could take a dive into that fabulous bed of yours...sigh...bliss!! everything turned out amazing!!
*love* your new design btw...gorgeous!!
please enter me for your unbelievable giveaway...divine!!

D.E. said...

Oh sign me up! What a lovely blog you have. Your flash cards are on the way! No worries. Can you come over and redo a room for me! Blessings, DE
whiteserenade

anything shabby chic said...

Hi,
I love love your bedroom!! I also love your blog!! I did just find you today but I still entered your giveaway. I am following and I put you up on my sidebar!! I hope you can stop by my blog for a visit!!
anythingshabbychic.blogspot
Rebecca

cheryls fascinatingfinds said...

STUNNING! There are no other words.

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Wow!!!! What a fabulous makover!!! I love everything! A chandelier would be so perfect!
I would love to be entered in your giveaway and I'm already a follower!
Michelle

MALVINI FF said...

I realy like your personalised blog!
I'm following ticking and toile as from today.
veroniquex

Sherry said...

Your bedroom is so beautiful and I loved all of the pictures in your post. I am new to blogging and have hade so much fun finding wonderful blogs like yours. I plan to be a follower and if I do it right take a button and put it on my blog

christine annette said...

I love both your blog design and your new bedroom design! Please enter me in your fabulous giveaway too!

Thanks, Christine

Anonymous said...

Wow - your bedroom is just beautiful. You did a wonderful job. My husband ripped up the carpet in my son's bedroom and the floor looks like yours. I love it. Please enter me in your drawing. I really enjoy your blog. Thanks.

Terri
fallingleaves58@att.net

Faded Charm said...

I love your new blog design, just about as much as your bedroom makeover. It turned out fabulous! Very simple and elegant.

Also, if it's not too late, I love to be added to your giveaway. When you get a chance, let me know when you're able to meet up at Monticello's.

Talk to you soon,

Kathleen

Beach House Living said...

Hello Shellagh:

If I didn't say so during my first comment this is a giveaway I'd love to be entered in.

Hope you like the post!

http://beachhouseliving.blogspot.com/2010/03/ticking-and-toiles-beautiful-new.html

kathi @ traybella said...

looks fantastic!
you did a fab job on those pillows!
please enter me into your lovely giveaway!
kathi

kathi @ traybella said...

i'm a follower too!
kathi

Natasha said...

What a beautiful blog-I have only just found it! I am a new follower and would love to enter your give-away! I am taking your new button now too.

Best wishes,
Natasha.

PS If I was lucky enough to win I would be thrilled to share the prize with someone else as I wouldn't dream of letting you ship a heavy parcel all the way to OZ!
:)

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Your bedroom is over the top stunning....I ADORE it!

Please throw me into your VERY generous giveaway too....I soooo want to win. YUMMY!

Warm blessings,
Spencer

passionedeco said...

Hello.I've just discovered your blog and I am so happy I've found you! Your new bedroom is gorgeous and your blog so lovely for my eyes! Thank you and have a happy week end!

Anci said...

Hi,
I like it !!

And... The bedroom is both wonderful and so lovely with all the beautiful things. You have good taste :)

Have a nice weekend

xo
Anci

Brabourne Farm said...

Hi Shellagh

You asked what the hedge is on my blog - it's English and Japanese box (buxus). This is a great, fast growing hedge - if you want to know more about it, email me and I'll give you more info. Hope this helps. Leigh

noga said...

your bedroom is amazing! so beautiful, i want to change my room now...
thanks for the great give-away

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

OMG!!! That GORGEOUS bedroom belongs in a magazine!!!What a talent you are! I am saving your pictures in my inspiration folder:)
~Debra
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

Ms. Bake-it said...

Hello,

I just found your blog and am very glad I did! I love your new bedroom, it is so beautiful! Love the aqua shutter. You and your husband did a fabulous job! I just signed up to follow you and am going to place your button on my sidebar. I would love to be entered into your great giveaway.

~ Tracy

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Shellagh,
I finally got over here!!! Wow, was it worth the wait! Your bedroom is gorgeous. So calm and serene. I too loved the inspiration photo for your room. You did an amazing job duplicating the feel of that room. Your pillows are yummy. (Actually the whole bed is to die for!!! Beautiful job!!!

Karen
Valentine Design
My Desert Cottage

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Your bedroom is absolutely stunning great work!

All I'm saying is I must with this giveaway. A lot of giveaways would be nice to win, but I would love and use all of these pieces. I must, must, must win! :)

Miss Mustard Seed said...

...and I'm a follower

Miss Mustard Seed said...

...and your button is going on my side bar. Did I mention that I must win this? :) Thanks for hosting a great giveaway.

The Zhush said...

158 commenters can't be wrong...your room and blog are amazing! My iron stone loving heart skipped a beat over that tureen, and the sheer genius of using those musical sheets as background on that board...oh my! So glad I stumbled upon all this loveliness! Have a great weekend!

Linda said...

This is my first time to your blog...it will not be my last:) I'm now a happy follower!

I just loooooove your new bedroom...so stunning!My favorite things are that awesome headboard...the soft aqua shutter and all those incredible pillows that you made!

Blessings,
Linda

Linda said...

I have put your button on my sidebar:)

Blessings,
Linda

Linda said...

I have posted about your giveaway on my sidebar:) Loooove that white ironstone soup tureen...it would look sooooo PRETTY in my dining room...I sure hope I will be the lucky gal!

Blessings,
Linda

Petite Paperie said...

Your room is just yummy! Thank you for showing all the details that went into your room. Gorgeous!
Please enter me for your drawing, though reading this post was already a win!
Thank you for sharing your work.

Petite Paperie said...

I have read your blog for a while, but now I am an "official" follower!

Patty said...

Oh my god all these designs are amazing! I love your blog!

DustyLu said...

Shellagh! Your bedroom came out perfect! The color's, textures flow so beautifully together. Awesome job. Love you new blog look! Its sooo you!! I would love to chat some with you! ~lulu

carol in ca said...

both you new blog & new bedroom are beautiful. great job on both!

peggy said...

your blog is lovely and so is your room. thank you for sharing all the wonderful details. i've just become a follower and have added your giveaway to my sidebar. thank you for the chance to win your generous giveaway!

DustyLu said...

Check out our March Madness Giveaway! ~Lulu

vosges paris said...

Thanks for participating in my give away.. the goodies would have been looking good in your swedish bedroom.. I can see you are a fan of Jeanne d'arc. I am to I bought their book 3 years ago and the style influenced my way of decorating, I still love the greys and whites but nowadays with an industrial touch as well. Well done!
desiree

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

One word: Stunning! Your bedroom is beyond awesome!
Enjoy your lovely Giveaway, this magazine, JDL, is too good to be true.
These days it's available in English as well. Lucky you! ;o)
Have a wonderful Spring weekend.
Oh, your blog is lovely!

Chrissy Ann Ceramics said...

Shellagh,
I just found your blot & super cute Etsy shop through whiteserenade.blogspot.com while going through my morning blogroll which by the way I added you on to!
I LOVE your new bedroom! I've been redoing mine, and you totally captured what I was trying to design. Do you sell your pillows?! They're great you totally should!
So glad I found your great blog!
Cheers, Chrissy
www.chrissyannceramics.blogspot.com

becky said...

What a gorgeous giveaway and very generous too I must say.Please count me in for these lovely things!~~Becky

becky said...

OOps I forgot,lol.Im a new follower of this lovely blog and I will be taking your giveaway pic and posting it on my sidebar too.

KarenSue said...

Hi Shellagh, I would love to win the soup tureen. I have the magazine already and love it. It's my third one.
Plz pick me!

KarenSue said...

I think you know I'm already a follower because I love your style!

KarenSue said...

OK, your on my sidebar......

GeNell said...

You did an awesome job on the bedroom and what a GREAT giveaway...I hope it is my lucky day!!

she dreams big! said...

I think your new bedroom should be featured in a magazine! Just beautiful! And your first giveaway is out-of-this-world wonderful! Count me in please!

she dreams big! said...

I'm a new follower and look forward to visiting again and again!

Anna said...

I'm a new follower!! I LOVE your bedroom. It is gorgeous. What a wonderful getaway you've made for you and your husband.

hometown girl said...

your room is stunning! i love that inspiration picture! tracey from french larkspur is wonderful and i love the magazine! have a nice weekend! susan

hometown girl said...

i am a new follower too! thank you!

Carolyn said...

Your bedroom is beautiful-you did a great job!
I love your givaway also.

Carolyn

Madeline said...

I am a follower; those photos are so inspiring!
Thanks!
mem4dr at gmail dot com

Gypsy Daisy said...

Hmm... I must have left a comment in a random place because when I checked back here I didnt see it! Not sure what happened. Anyway This is a very generous offer!! Beautiful things! Thanks so much!!

Gypsy Daisy said...

OH and Im a follower, and grabbed your button!

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

Hi! I just became a follower and I'm glad I did! Love your blog! Please feel free to visit me too at buckscountyfolkart.blogspot.com. I'm new to blogging, but find it totally addicting!

Jill

Maple Ridge Vintage said...

LOVE the post...your home is gorgeous!! I would love to change my decor. Your giveaway is very generous and I would love to win. I am a new follower, I grabbed your badge for my sidebar and I blogged about your giveaway. Wish me luck!!
Sweet bloggy hugs~~Chris

Uncovered Ruby said...

All I can say is HOLY COW!!!! It's beautiful, it needs to be in a magazine, you are in.cred.ibly talented! Awesome job Shellagh!!
Lisa :-)

tammra said...

Lovely design and beautiful room. Just became a follower and crossing my fingers for the giveaway!

Elsina said...

Oh my what beautiful pictures!!! So glad I found your blog!! Following for sure! Thank for sharing so much inspiration and thanks for the chance on your awesome giveaway! Off to link you up now at my sidebar page!

Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

Wow! This turned out beautiful...love all the details!! I am new to your blog via Designing DNA...love it and so glad to have a new blog friend. :) I will be following now and please...enter me!!

Hugs to you,
Victoria

Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

I have your pretty button under my Inspirations...

Victoria

Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

I have put your giveaway on my sidebar...I hope I win!!! I love that soup tureen and S&P shakers...everything is wonderful!! Fingers crossed!

Hugs,
Victoria

Kathy said...

Amazing bedroom...
Gorgeous!
I'll bet your extatic to be finished and just enjoy now...
Your giveaway is spectacular...
Everything is ME!
Love every item you've chosen...
Thanks for a chance to win!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Kathy said...

Following for sure...
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Karen said...

Wow, that turned out so beautiful! I love before and afters! Your room looks so restive and peaceful, hope you're enjoying it!

Ruby’s Upcycle Designs™ said...

Just gorgeous...great renovation...love it.
Grabbing your button, too!
Beth
http://www.rubysupcycledesigns.com

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

That is a gorgeous room. I love love all the white, the pretty pillows, that adorable headboard, and the perfect touches of soft pink and aqua. The wood floors are so what we need in our guest bedroom.
I became a follower and would love to win.

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