Happy Monday, all!
As I mentioned I've made a few changes around the house,
just little things here and there to cozy up the place.
Before I share though, I need to say my piece about taking pictures of my home.
There is a little part of me that struggles with this whole phenomenon --
taking pictures of my house and posting them on my blog.
#1. Because I am not a designer, nor pretend to be.
#2. Because it feels like showing off. Not that I have this amazingly wonderful home,
but sometimes when I take and post pictures it's a bit like, "hey, look at me, look at me"
I suppose that is inherently the nature of blogging, AND
I really, REALLY, enjoy looking at pictures of YOUR homes, YOUR families, YOUR life
and I don't think it is in any way "showing off" when someone else does it.
Decorating is a hobby. I don't take it or myself too seriously,
but I do get great joy from creating a warm & cozy home, and
sharing it with others who feel the same is fun, yes fun, so I'm going to get over myself.
I've said my piece...now onward we go...
I have a small addiction.
I buy it often. Even when I have no immediate or intended use for it.
Here are three I bought recently:
These are the pictures that inspired me:
The red check (surprise!) on the sofa. (Southern Living)
The floral on the tablecloth (Cottage Living)
And here's how I used them:
Three new sofa pillows. And one for a side chair.
And a new slip.
I would LOVE to upholster a chair in the check too.
Maybe. But I'm a bit afraid it would stain too quickly, especially in a room we use ALL the time.
I might have to buy the yardage and save it
(See? I have a problem! I'm forever worrying favorites will be discontinued.
My poor parents had to bring back Laura Ashley fabric from England
once that had been discontinued in the US.).
The cute linen stripe I used for a slipcover for our very dirty ottoman.
Again, I would have rather had it re-upholstered (in velvet - think the cottage in the movie "Holiday") because it has pretty tuffting, but I really need something that can endure stains and be thrown in the wash.
I washed it this weekend and it's a bit rumpled, but I like it that way.
I do have another fabric related project in the works for this room.
I'm still searching for just the right ivory/off white fabric,
and some bamboo blinds on the back three windows.
Might be a few months before it happens though.
You know, New Year's resolutions to spend less on the house and all.... :) wink!