Monday, January 16, 2017

Living Room Sofa Slipcovers! Yay! ;-)

We bought this sofa nearly 10 years ago when Nathanael, our oldest, was a baby! It has held up really well and is still so comfy! But the upholstery is a little dingy and worse for wear now. When we bought it we lived in Australia and I couldn't find a sofa with washable slipcovers. So, I found one in the basic style I liked and thought that when the upholstery wore out I would make or have slipcovers made for it.
 This finally happened, and the slipcovers were finished today by a very talented local lady. Yay! So happy with them! Looks like a brand new Pottery Barn style sofa. :-)
 I think the lighter cream color brightens the room up a lot and since it's an off white, should not get dirty or dingy looking as fast as pure white would.

 Another angle with more of the room. ( I leave the greenery and lights up all Winter to cheer up the darkness of the shorter days.)

Monday, December 12, 2016

A Christmas Tea Party

I like to have a Christmas themed tea party every December with a few close friends. :-)
Tyndale, admiring the table before the guests arrive.
Teddy chose to dress like a little gentleman for the party. ;-)
 Tyndale was worn out after all the festivities and took a little snooze in a chair by the fireplace while Christmas tunes played.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Christmas Tour~ The Living Room

This is our "formal" living room. This is where we always put our Fraser Fir tree that we get from a tree farm in the nearby North Carolina mountains. :-) It's a fun family tradition.

 I made the sofa pillows last year from napkins, table runners and placemats. :-)

  I love this joyful pillow I found at Home Goods. ;-)
 Ben and the boys gave me this vintage look decoration last year. So cute!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Christmas Tour~ The Family Room

This is our "white Christmas" themed room. With plenty of pink, as well, of course. ;-) I made all the pillows except the white ruffled one on the left of the sofa and the "peace on earth" pillow on the right, both of which I found at HomeGoods- my favorite store. ;-) Both of the comfy throws are from HomeGoods, too.

 I love these pastel, sparkly Christmas house and church! :-) And the pretty bottlebrush tree....

 This electric fireplace isn't just pretty, it adds some much needed warmth to our family room. The heating/air ducts are smaller in here making it chillier than the rest of our house.

I am hoping to do tours of some more Christmassy rooms in our house soon. :-)

Monday, September 26, 2016

Yes, I am still among the living ;-)

It's been a whole year since I last posted! Guess I don't have as much time for blogging as I used to- it may have to do with 3 little boys and homeschooling-ha.
Anyway, thought I'd just drop in and share my new Fall/Winter quilt. :-)
I found it at a deep discount on the JcPenny's website.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Autumn is Here!

                                 A warm Fall welcome to you. :-)

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

~Bathroom Mirror Swap~

This wicker framed mirror was in one of our guest bathrooms when we bought the house. I've never really liked it, but since it wasn't hideous, it stayed in place for two years.
 Finally I got around to looking for a prettier mirror for this bathroom, that I think better compliments the beautiful style of the vanity.
 I found this oval, silvery framed mirror at Homegoods. One of my favorite stores. ;-)
           Ahhh, much better, don't you think? :-)