Saturday, May 17, 2008

Elegant vs. Shabby Vintage

This is my little family room that is actually just a big kitchen but this is what we call it. As a result the sofa is sat on quite a bit as the moment someone comes into this room they sit on the sofa. There is a kitchen table to the left of this, literally just four or five feet away. But people (my kids) feel the need to sit here to eat their snacks, goop and all around messy stuff. So I pretend that life is all velvet, roses and non staining white wine while I clean and tidy up and then back to reality.
So I always have to have some kind of covering on it. This is what it looks like in real life. At the moment I am using the most beautiful chenille bedspread in a duck eggy kind of blue. The sofa is almost the same colour. This makes me cheery. It also gives me some kind of insurance against the inevitable "spill". But most often it is covered in a white matelasse coverlet. I was going to sell this chenille one on ebay but I just couldn't.

Two charming platters I picked up at a garage sale last weekend. I actually used them so many times already, what in heaven's name did I do without them before?

And a sweet little tablecloth that I plan to make into pillows for the iron bench outside.
The contest will be extended til Tuesday as I totally forgot this was the holiday weekend here and will be entertaining pretty much all three days. So if you haven't commented, while why the heck not?
Have a lovely, peaceful and serene weekend.
See you on Tuesday!


Cathy said...

I love the chenille cover - it is just gorgeous. What a great place to sit - wish I could join you for a cuppa!
Cathy X

Knitting Mania said...

Such Lovelies, I've always liked the blue and pink together, so soft and sweet--

Dawn Gahan said...


So glad to know you via your comment! I adore this room of yours. It just screams family, laughing, reading, being comfortably at HOME. I have a room I blog about frequently called "the ken" that is a combo kitchen and den, much like yours . . . well used and better than a kitchen table any day!

Love your blog. And your style!

The Gahan Girls