Thursday, February 26, 2009


Good morning ladies; I hope you are all enjoying a great day. We are having some cloudy day today but now Snow in sight, and it is going to be about 40, so I am happy. My Weeping Pea tree is getting it little buds on it, I sure hope they last. 

Yesterday I spent most of the day in our family room moving furnisher around. I don't have a very large room and the shape is kind of odd, so not many choices there. But I am the type who has to change things up to give me a fresh new look. Now this has caused some get problems in our home, my poor Honey Bunny has had many a miss haps with the moves I have mad and forgot to tell him... oops!    For instants  in our first home we had when we moved back from Az.  I moved around the living room, well hubby at that time was working a second shift job,   bet you can see where this is going;  any way  when  he walked in to a very dark house, I was asleep,  I awoke to a loud  boom and then a very loud   WHAT THE HECK!!   Then I remembered the chair and ottoman I moved to a different spot.  You guessed it,,,,  right in his path to the bed room, just like  poor Rob Petree ? spelling  fell over the foot stool. I felt so bad for him, boy he never let me forget about that one.  Then there was  time I had rearranged all the kitchen cupboards, and forgot to let him know, poor guy could not find any thing for about a month....  oops again.  He used to say  No Wonder I don't feel Secure In my home, you keep changing things...  Well I say change is the spice of   life   right Ladies.........   So I took some photos to show you how it came out,  please let me know what you think of the move.....

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Now this chest used to be on the wall by the patio doors, so I moved it over by the kitchen cabinets, and our tv armoire. I think it looks pretty good there, don't you.....

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I love my chair, so I moved it where the chest was, it is close to the fireplace and to look out the patio doors, which is a good thing.  I love my table lamp.  I think I will paint it and redo the shade to fit it in better, the blue and white quilt I am moving too, it does not go with any thing in the room......  Do you see that pillow on the chair,,,,   I made that pillow, is it not the sweetest thing you ever saw......  lol  can you tell I am bragging....

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Now this chair we found at a local Antique mall, and I have to have it recovered, but I have not found a fabric I like, so do you have any suggestions...  I would love to hear some.. you can see my color scheme from the photos , the sofa was sitting where the chair is now.  but Hubby did not like it there so I had to move the chair to where my chair was and mine where his was, so he is happy now.  yeaaaa   a happy hubby.....


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The sofa is down where  Honey bunny's chair was and the round table was sitting in front of the quilt.  Oh look you can see all my little babies hanging on the wall are they not the cutes kids ever....kidding  but to me they are...... he he

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Just a close up of the sofa I put it on a slight angle to see the tv a little better,  I really need to finish painting my walls, so the match, I am not very good at starting, but when I do I  don't stop until I am done...  So I need a kick in the bum to get me going......Any takers..............    Oh look on my trunk  one of my Favorite magazines,  Romantic Homes.... now in side the cute chest is where I keep all of my issues of Romantic Homes, and Romantic Country, and there is a lot in there.. you can hardly move it.  But it keeps them close at hand when I want to browse some back issues, and keep them out of sight...  Wow a  two fer...

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I am going to redo my chest in front of my sofa but not sure how or what color or maybe stencil something on it..  and I really need some help on how to set up a nice vignette on my round table, I would love to hear any suggestions on that too. So put on your think caps ladies and give me a hand.  I love  all of your homes and how you set them up, so please HELP!!!!!.

OK  that is if for now,  I want to thank you all for leaving me such wonderful comments. And for stopping by, it is so up lifting to know that some of you like to read my thoughts and stories, I am so blessed to have you all as dear friends.  So until next time;

God Bless




Connie said...

I LOVE what you did to the family room, chickee!!! That sofa cover is beautiful. Where did you get it? AND if you tell me you made it I'm going to cryyyyyyy!!!! That is fantastic!!

Vanilla Lavender said...

Your family room is looking wonderful! Love the chair by the fire place and I also like it beacuse it's close to the doors. It is lovely blogging and looking out side. Have a blessed evening! Hugs, Vanessa

kari and kijsa said...

Everything looks wonderful! Love the sofa (and we like the idea of adding a stencil to it)!

Thanks for sharing! Have a blessed and wonderful day!

smiles, kari & kijsa

Pink Slippers said...

Everything looks so nice.
I love your chair next to the slider and fireplace.
I would be sitting there all the time.

Shanda said...

I have a great idea, I will come and finish your painting and we can trade forthat cute little sofa. sound good to you? Sure I be to get it this weekend. Ha! Love that sofa.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I enjoyed seeing your family room, everything looks real pretty! How about covering the chair in a stripe fabric in the colors of the floral furniture. I like to mix patterns, do you?


Sincerely Yours said...

Morning Alaura! Very pretty changes!! I know about the changing things around and confusing hubby!!!lol My suggestion for your chair fabric would be a stripe/plaid with a couple of your couch colors! Even a pretty pink/white or cream check would look cottage beautiful! Love that quilt too and I had that color wall in my dining room once and am sorry I painted over it!!lol Have a great weekend and glad to see you are posting again! Sincerely, Jeannette

Catherine Holman said...

It's very pretty! I wish I could move my furniture around. My rooms are odd sized and hard to arrange. When I move it around, I always end up moving it back.

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

Ok, Alaura, I've tried several times this past week...perhaps this morning my comment will "take". I love the white table--just beautiful. The chair is lovely too. Classic, fancy chairs like that really appeal to me, and yours is gorgeous. If it were my chair (and I wish it were), I'd pick up the rich, dark burgundy color from the flowers on the love seat and cover it in that--totally a solid color though with maybe a same-color pattern, you know, like a brocade. But, hey, I'm definitely no professional. Be sure to let us know what you decide.
Hugs to you,