These are all from Carolyn Roehm's Ultimate Guest Room Guide (www.veranda.com). Part of the reason I enjoy writing this blog is IMAGINING that I (A) have time to put together such lovely things or (B) have unlimited funds and assistants to do these things for me! While I probably won't use the French orange blossom water for ironing guest's sheets before they arrive, I will attempt to make them feel welcomed, comfortable and at the very least, have fresh flowers in the room. Since traveling is no longer easy or inexpensive, a guest should get some special attention after a long day of being groped at the airport! Although Carolyn suggests using French and Portuguese hand towels, I'm not sure that would be my choice. Personally, I hate to be the first guest to mess up a perfectly ironed hand towel! Someday, I will have a lovely guest room display but for right now, expect to see my boy's X-Box games and DVD's peeking out beyond the Acqua Panna spring water and fresh cut roses!
Photos and descriptions by: Carolyn Roehm