Tuesday, December 20, 2016

A Room for Little Elves

Christmas is all about the magic and surprises
around here, and surprises means locked rooms
and places you can't go!  

Some of my big elves have been helping
prepare a huge surprise for the little elves
for Christmas Eve, and instead of hanging
stockings, one of them has been hanging
a chandelier.

The chandelier is to go in this Christmas surprise
bedroom makeover for the little elves.

This was a guest bedroom in the basement,
but along with a bed, it had food storage, picture
frames, and on and on.  What little child would
want to sleep in there?

So instead they slept on the floor in their
parent's room next door!  Four of them!!!

I saw a picture on Pottery Barn Kids this year
where they put two bunkbeds together end to end,
which made it look like built in beds, but
easier and less expensive to create.
 I quickly started scheming.  

Sure enough, I had enough space to do that.
I didn't order from Pottery Barn, but found some
reasonable beds with good reviews online.

I did a search for Christmas bedding early in the season,
and Stein Mart had these beautiful bedspreads and pillows.

I think I may have ordered them all, for when I went
back to order another one, they were all gone.

The bedspread is my favorite with the words
of Christmas songs printed out in different fonts,
then it reverses to a beautiful red plaid, which adds
interest as you fold it down.

 Candy cane striped sheets complete the beds.

The door is locked so the surprise isn't
ruined.  The big elves have been as excited
about the surprise as Mrs. Claus.

Yes, it is true!  They have been GREAT!!!

SHHHHHH!!!! We don't want them to know.


Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. Oh my gosh, that is the cutest bunkroom, ever! Love the bedspreads. Your little ones are going to be so happy to have their own room at Grandma's.
    Merry Christmas, Jackie.

    1. Yes I am sure it is going to stay like this year round.

  2. Magical! The grandchildren will love this!

    1. It is always fun to surprise them. They give the best reactions.

  3. Oh, what a darling room! And I love those bedspreads. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  4. Oh my goodness - I love it! The bedspreads are the best! Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family!

  5. You are such a neat person and I absolutely love this room for your precious elves and always look forward to your blog posts to see what you have been up to. :) Thank you for sharing with us. Merry Christmas and sweet dreams to you and your elves.

  6. This is so fabulous Jacqueline! We have been thinking of doing something similar to a room at our beach house because we have the same situation. I love the end to end bunks, and the Christmas linens will have their eyes popping! What fun to have family under your roof for Christmas! Merry Merry to you all!

  7. What a happy surprise for your little elves, Jacqueline! Who wouldn't love to sleep in there? Merry Christmas blessings to you and your family!


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