Sunday, November 12, 2006

It's certainly not art...

...but it may be artistic. I get great satisfaction from home decor work, and I think it's how I expressed any creativity I felt I had in my early years. We've been working around the house making it our own, and getting ready for my son and his wife to visit at Thanksgiving. When I moved here last year, I didn't bring any upholstered furniture from the house in NC, and the only seating my DH had in his apartment was second generation used that he bought from a young couple who got it from their parents. The sofa had lost its cover over the cording, so stabbed you in the back of the legs when you sat on it, AND one of the dogs had tried to cover the scent of the previous owner's dog.

All that is a long way of justifying why we got new living/dining room furniture. I'm delighted with how it looks, even though we haven't painted the walls yet. I do have to say that I love the way my Olga Lipats triptych looks on the black marble tiled fireplace. I think I will be doing a different fabric piece to replace the red one to the left of the fireplace. Eventually, we hope to have a window installed there, as we have NO windows on the west side of the house, and that looks out over the bulk of our lawn, and the new pond.

I also wanted to point out that I have the one thing I was most concerned with when we joined our home dogs and store cat -- a peaceable kingdom!

Buddy, our cocker spaniel is my constant companion now that his eyesight is so compromised. He looks good on the new rug, doesn't he? Though out of the photo, the other two dogs are on the floor directly behind where I'm sitting.

6 comments:

Judi said...

Isn't it fun to get new furniture? Kind of makes your house feel brand new again. Love the tryptych (is that the correct spelling?) the colors just pop. I'd love to see a photo of it up close and personal!

Sue said...

You know what's really weird, Judi? I've been an adult on my own for over 35 years, and this is only my third new sofa/loveseat!

Anonymous said...

Ooooooh, DARN! I want to see a daytime photo, too! My one-eyed vision couldn't see it well in its night view! I DID see Cosmo looking all comfy and precious, tho'! LOL! What I could see is lovely! More, more!

Linda said...

Sue, your home looks lovely and so warm and inviting.
Hugs-
Linda F from FL

Duane and Nancy said...

I just knew the other furkids had to be close by! Cockers make the best feet warmers, don't they. That is where my cockers used to always be.

Denise in PA said...

Yup, I, too, spotted Cosmo right away...in both pics!