Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Fall Sitting Area

Last month when I shared my "Holiday Cupboard" I mentioned that I'd show you the rest of the room. We have two seating areas in our walk-out basement. One for media, the other is next to the French doors where the light is wonderful, and the girls and I will set and hang out if the guys are playing video games or watching sports.

Someday I'll get new lighter rugs for down here, but it hasn't happened yet. This last summer I found uglysofa.com and knew I had a solution for this space. The slipcovers require a little tucking and nudging, but for the price you cannot beat them. I have a gorgeous red botanical print sofa underneath, but I was ready for a change. (I also have a quilt added for more "cushion") Restoration Hardware French Linen pillows and a couple of flea market finds make for a comfy spot to lounge or nap.

The round coffee table on casters had been my in-laws, that I painted out last year. Hey, one more place to decorate!! yay! The grain sack red stripe runner is a purchase last year from French Garden House. I love it Lidy!

The "Holiday Cupboard" is one of my fun spots to decorate seasonally. 

A vintage wicker settee, flanked by two of my fave tables, a vintage wicker, and a wonderful piece that I just painted out the base on. Love the contrast of the dark walnut top.

And the area to the left of the photo?
...it's my husband's hangout...'nough said.

The grainsack pillow on the back of the settee is an antique French piece with embroidered initials, I just have a couple of down ticking pillows inside.

My seed box is the base for a basket tray with note cards, antique spectacles, and family photos and notes.

I made this ceramic pumpkin cookie jar back in the ceramics rage of the 70's. During one of our moves the lid broke in two, but I had to glue it back. not a very good job, don't look too closely.

Some Fall vintage teapots, jars, and fois bois pitcher.

Old window box and hurricane candle that stays out all year. just change out the accessories.

Two mismatched vintage wicker chairs with Fall quilts, pillows, and footstools. 

I'll be partying with these gals,





We're supposed to have our first frost tonight, and I'm just not ready.
I've been lulled into complacency by 80 degree days!
I think I'm just going to have to throw a blanket over my geraniums,
since they're not ready to winter indoors and hope for the best.

See ya Thursday afternoon for 


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