Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Oh, Sit on It

Finally! As promised, the furniture delivery men were here bright and early to deliver my new sofa and love seat. It's beautiful, but more than that, it's another room to use for seating purposes. That would have come in handy on Sunday when I was trying to hide from MLTL.


OK, so no big surprise, it's green. We've long established that this is my favorite color. What is a surprise is that the love seat was to be blue. The chair and pillows would have tied the two together, but I'm pleased with the two matching pieces so I won't make a fuss. The chair won't be in for another couple of weeks. I have that long to figure out where I'll put it in this small house.


Now I'm on the hunt for the perfect area rug for the living room. I think I'll choose something with a little blue. I need something to break up all of this wood. It's pretty, but it's cold despite the warm color. With time, I'll find the perfect tables and lamps to put in this area too. Really, what I need more than time, is another paycheck or two.


For the kitchen, I was looking for a pop of red to break up all of the brown. The window is an odd shape so I was having trouble finding the perfect pre-made curtains. On Saturday, I went to a la-de-da fabric store in town. Holy smokes! I smell trouble. That place had THE most stunning fabrics I've seen in a long time. Let's just say, this wasn't Joann's Fabrics and leave it at that. I think I gave the saleswoman palpitations when I bought this fabric and a box of Stitch Witchery. No ma'am. I do not own a sewing machine. Yes ma'am. I intend to make curtains with nothing but scissors and a hot iron. I think they turned out well for $20. What do you think?

I did not give you a panoramic view of the kitchen window because the sink is full of dirty dishes. Sheesh! That maid is such a slacker.

18 comments:

distracted by shiny objects said...

Cheerful and peaceful.

I'd be happy to tackle those dishes for you...I owe you for the Ham with Mango Chutney idea. Came out great:>) Thanks.

Rudee said...

Oh, I'm glad you liked it. I did too. I've been thinking about soup now that I'm down to the ham bone. I think split pea. Yum.

Betty Flocken said...

OH these are beautiful! The furniture, the pillows the curtains! Everything. LOVE it.. I'm so excited for you. too bad MLTL knows your address.

Brenda said...

Great taste Rudee! The pillows are perfect with the furniture, and I would have bought those curtains also. Great job without a sewing machine. Sounds like fun picking out new stuff!

debra said...

Wonderful! The feeling is fresh and clean. I feel the same about sewing machine. I sweat when I get near one.

Winifred said...

That wood floor looks gorgeous against the suite and vice versa. I've been thinking about wooden floors but my husband says it will be too cold. I'll wait until you get your rugs ans see what advice you have!

Hiding from your best mate? That's naughty but very sensible.

My mam told me a story about that happening when she went to stay with her aunt and they were ready to go out when they saw a neighbour coming to the door. Her aunt said they'd never get out of the house if she let her in so they all hid behind the settee until she went away. They met her later when they returned home and the neighbour said she had called earlier, obviously a persistent woman. "Yes we know, we were hiding behind the settee" said her aunt's 6 year old son!

Miss 376 said...

Beginning to look like home now. the other bits will come in time

flydragon said...

Looks like the sofa and love seat fit there perfectly. A little measuring beforehand?? I also like what I think are pleated shades on the windows? Oh oh, is the la-de-da shop anywhere near your yarn store?
I love watching someone else decorating their home. A lot cheaper than decorating mine.

J'Ollie Primitives said...

If you'd like the web address of a rug weaver/blogger, please email me at linda@jollieprimitives.com. I'd leave it in the comment, but you might think I was um er being spammish.
LOVE the furniture!

sue b said...

looking good, looking good

Gail said...

Looking like a home...your home. Doesn't it feel wonderful?

Renie Burghardt said...

Oh, it looks so cozy and nice, Rudee. And I love your kitchen window curtains. You're my kind of sew-er! :-)

Ruth said...

Love the curtains looking like a home does it feel like yours yet???

Renie Burghardt said...

Oh, it looks so cozy and nice, Rudee. And I love your kitchen window curtains. You're my kind of sew-er! :-)

Kathleen said...

Looks gorgeous! Now, curl up with nice cup of tea and knit like you've knit before!

Sandy said...

love the couch and the curtains and how cool that you did this without a sewing machine. Enjoyed the catch up reading about MLTL and the doc also....The place is looking great.

Jadekitty said...

I love the furniture, and the curtains. I also don't have a sewing machine, I think I shall have to look into this lovely invention!

laurie said...

gad i LOVE your house.