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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 9 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

{Our 'GREEN' Bedroom}

As promised yesterday, today I will show you our bedroom itself. Maybe you get an idea for keeping the planet Green, by conserving energy... We at least tried to reach that goal. Too bad that those Historic Windows indoor shutters from Virginia are no longer available. We fell in love with them and had them already in our previous home in Georgia. My brother Harry than even made a set for us, for the guest bedroom; proving his woodworking skills successfully! So we were thrilled when we built this house in 1990 to find once more those solid oak Historic Windows indoor shutters. We painted them white however! But come on in...
This is where we left yesterday, the new 'Green' indoor shutters hung by Pieter himself. These are ready made Masonite bi-folds from Home Depot. 
Our floors are Bruce solid oak planks of 5" width and we're very pleased with that quality. Consumers Report gave them the highest rating at the time we were doing the research.
Our furniture we did ship 3 x across the Atlantic Ocean and due to the solid French oak, it survived each time, without any damage.
Here you see those solid oak (painted white) Historic Windows indoor shutters. The six panel is called 'Charleston'. The same hand crocheted filet lace valence, in French DMC, for the window as I had on the shades for the French door. We both love the unobstructed view without curtains and yet have privacy with the shutters and they're the ultimate for Going Green for saving energy!
When opened, they fold away to the side and they close with a magnet that you see at the top.
Closed view
Our six pound Tiggy Tiger, she loves the French Yves Delorme bed linens... We've been lucky with an Yves Delorme Outlet in Chattanooga, TN; a four-hour drive for us. They also sell the lightweight batiste down duvet and down pillows. We have on all our beds the European squares and the standard down pillows from Yves Delorme. That makes you sleep like a rose... while being watched by wooden Cherubs from Italy.
The double oak armoire with tassels from Yves Delorme...
The door to the hallway, of the same Masonite with six panels and matching the solid oak indoor shutters in Historic Charleston raised panels.
Our build-in closet with the very same Masonite bi-fold doors that Pieter got the idea from! Except that he needed to add a third one to each folding unit.
Above the TV hangs an authentique antique letterpress drawer for my silver, silver plated and other little treasures.
My Dad did clean them out, removing the ink and staining them.
Husband Pieter made with tiny hinges an acrylic sheet cover hanging from the top and being closed with clips at the bottom. You can see it entirely here: {My OPA - GRANDDADDY} click link
The door to our bathroom and again back to the balcony...
Our walls + ceiling are painted in Benjamin Moore® Natura® 2096-70 Early Sunset an eco-friendly choice.
The all cotton Vista area rugs in natural are from Solutions and are very practical and hygienic.
Hand crocheted filet lace rose doily in fine DMC thread and cross stitch alphabet letters are done by me. Not the tablecloth. The braid on the ombré silk in the shadow box, is of course mine and not Pieter's...
Hand embroidered silk doilies on the table are from China. Pieter did bring them back from his trip as Citizen Ambassador.
Our Balcony with teak table and chairs...
Vintage Woodworks balustrade in wood...
Home is where the heart is...
Heart shaped bird feeder with pull out drawer
Related link:
{Going Green for our Bedroom + Confederate Jasmine in bloom} | previous post about husband Pieter installing the French door's indoor shutters...


  1. Lovely and peaceful Mariette. And now I know that you crochet and cross-stitch. Pretty stitched monograms. The touch of crochet at the windows is simple but beautiful. Love the openness -- I can't keep windows clean in this country so never have a clear view. :/ Have a wonderful Wednessday. Tammy

  2. so beautiful!!!!

    Lots of love

  3. Hoi Mariette,

    Wat een mooie romantische slaapkamer. De shutters en het prachtige uitzicht op de tuin maken het helemaal af!!

    Lieve groet & een gezellige dag,

    Madelief x

  4. Heerlijk wat een rust straalt je slaapkamer uit.......mooi hoor!!geniet van een heerlijke dag ! liefs Ria....xxx...

  5. hahahah moet wel lachen, meubelfabriek oisterwijk mag je dankbaar zijn voor deze reclame!!!
    Tiger kijkt niet eens verbaast of betrapt he, zo zijn die katten dan wel weer he...onverstoorbaar!
    Je hebt een prachtig uitzicht vanuit je slaapkamer, geloof dat het elke morgen uren zou duren voor ik daar weg was;)!


  6. Liebe Mariette,
    ein Ort voller Harmonie und Geborgenheit!
    Die gemütliche Einrichtung und der wundervolle Ausblick machen dieses Zimmer zu mehr als nur zu einem Schlafzimmer!
    Tiggy scheint es jedenfalls auch sehr gut zu gefallen!
    Ganz lieben Gruß

  7. Hi Mariette,

    Wat een mooie reportage van jouw slaapkamer, heel mooi beschreven en leuke foto's.
    Die rolluiken vind ik trouwens helemaal geweldig (staan ook nog op mijn wensenlijstje) en zijn heel goed om de warmte en..de kou buiten te houden.Maar los van het practisch gebruik zijn ze ook heel mooi om te zien!!!.
    Tiggy Tiger weet trouwens ook wel waar hij zijn slaapje moet doen!!Je poes heeft wel smaak.

    Lieve groetjes, Elly

  8. Ein wirklich behagliches , und wunderbar mit viel Liebe eingerichtetes Zimmer!
    Da MUSS man sich einfach wohl fühlen...wunderbare Träume haben, und sich so richtig geborgen fühlen kann!!!
    Besonders schön finde ich die hohen Fenster mit den tollen Holzflügeln um den Raum verdunkeln zu können!!!
    Liebe Grüße

  9. Dear Mariette, so lovely seeing your beautiful bedroom and the sights to your wonderful garden!!! Loved each and every detail, gorgeous!!!

  10. Prachtig die luiken in je slaapkamer, waarschijnlijk krijgen wij ze beneden ook.
    Fijne dag nog, daar in het verre Amerika

  11. I love the attention to the small details you have so wonderfully given... those shutters are such a great idea!! and your terrace is so peaceful!!! xo HHL

  12. What a beautiful and cozy bedroom you have Mariette! So nice of you to share it with us:) I love your bedspread, it's gorgeous!

  13. Lieve Mariette, euer "grünes" Schlafzimmer ist sooo gemütlich - und es wirkt riesengroß! Ach, und dieser hübsche Ausblick - einfach ein Hochgenuss! Gib dem Kätzchen von mir liebe Streicheleinheiten :o) Herzlichst, Traude

  14. Dear Mariette,
    Beautiful bedroom!!! Love those shutters.
    Have a lovely day!
    Hugs, Wendy

  15. Liebe Mariette,
    gemütlich schaut's aus!
    Ich mags auch gern natürlich und mit Holz. Unser Schlafzimmer ist ganz in Weiss mit einem Schiebetüreneinbauschrank. Vorhänge brauchen wir auch nicht vor den Fenstern, da Nachbarn hier nicht reinschauen können. Anderenfalls mag ich es lieber mit im Schlafzimmer zumindest.

    Habe gestern auch schon den herrlichen Jasmin-Bogen bewundert, war nur nicht mehr zu Kommentieren gekommen. Die Zeit ... Im Augenblick gibts auch so viel im Garten zu tun. Ich bin einfach sehr viel draußen. Heute hats spät aber gewittert.
    Wirklich erstaunlich auch, wie gut Dein Mann sich wieder erholt hat, daß er solche Arbeiten schon wieder tun kann!
    Danke auch für Deine lieben Zeilen bezüglich des Mammutbaumes. Ich hatte den Mammutbaum anders in Erinnerung und dachte zunächst an Seidenbaum. Nun aber sehe ich, daß es keine Akazie sein kann. Recht herzlichen Dank nochmal und liebe Grüße, gute Nacht

  16. Bellissima la tua camera,è viva,trasmette calore,bello pure quello che sivede al dilà della finestra.Bacioni,Rosetta

  17. Bella veramente! Dà un senso di pace e serenità...
    E' troppo meraviglioso il luogo dove abiti... ^_^


  18. What a peaceful bedroom. Even your kitty likes it there! Thanks for sharing these photos of your inner-sanctum! ~Delores

  19. Beautiful armoire. Pretty home.

  20. Dearest Mariette,

    I loved seeing your beautiful bedroom and all your amazing handiwork.
    The cross stitch and the crochet is wonderful.
    The shutters are such a lovely way to shut out the world and the view outside is gorgeous.
    Happy birthday to your husband and hope that you have a wonderful day.


  21. Beautiful room with really nice and useful window shutters. Thank you for inviting us to see it.
    Have a wonderful rest of the week!

  22. Oooh wat leuk dat je nog steeds je meubels/slaapkamer hebt van meubelfabriek Oisterwijk...
    Een echt Nederlandse slaapkamer in Amerika.
    Ja die 'roots'hé? :)

  23. Liebe Mariette,
    ivh komme erst heute dazu, Deine herrlichen Bilder anzuschauen.
    Räume voller Harmonie - einfach zum Wohlfühlen.
    Liebe Grüße

  24. Lieve Mariette, wat een warme en gezellige slaapkamer, en dat balkon is echt to die for! Onze slaapkamer is nog een work in progress, ben momenteel vooral inspiratie aan het opdoen.

    Lieve groet,

  25. Hallo Mariette,ja ja ,die kleinen Haustiger .ach sie sind schon goldig !!Deiner geht es ja,wie man sehen kann auch sehr gut .Das Schlafzimmer strahlt mit der Katze richtig Ruhe und Harmonie aus .Ein schönes Wochenende wünscht dir Rosa


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