Sunday, December 26, 2010

Chillin and Thinkin!

Hi Bloggerettes!!  Just chillin, how bout you?

 Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.  Now, it's back to normal.  I always feel energetic and ready to go right after Christmas.  I want to start putting away all the decorations, cleaning out closets, organizing my sewing room and cleaning the kitchen cupboards.  I feel renewed, refreshed and ready to start anew!!!!

I also like to take stock of my home and what I can do to change things up a bit.  Do you do that too, of course you do.

I walk by my curvy sofa everyday and I never seem to tire of it.  It's a soft muted yellow, cushy sofa created by Henredon Furniture.  I've had it for 17 years and I haven't even thought about recovering it in another color.  That is, until now.  It's your fault too.  All of you bloggers who love whites and creams have me wanting it too.
But, I'm crazy about my yellow toile pillows and if I change the sofa color, the pillows might not look as good.
And, I just finished this animal print pillow and it might not look good on white....

I do love these curvy lines.....

And it really does look good with everything else in the room.

Then I would have to recover the chairs and make new pillows, change the rug and all of the accessories....and then the mantel would need something new and the, I think I'll wait until next year, well, maybe.  Next year is just a week away ya know.

Do you want to change things and get organized right after the holidays?  Are you ready for something new....I bet you are, you're a bloggerette, aren't you!



Donna said...

Love your pink bunny slippers, Sissie!
Yes, I am so ready to clean out and organize! I feel the urge every year after Christmas for some reason! I really need to get my craft room in order, that is the most daunting task of all! And I am so ready to take down Christmas decorations, but the hubs likes to leave them up til after the New Year. So, I get sneaky about it, and remove a little bit at a time!! BTW, your couch looks like an awesome place to curl up with a good read and a cup of hot cocoa. Love it!

Annie Louise said...

Hi Sissie,
I know exactly what you are talking about. I am checking out all the blogs for decorating and crafting and storage ideas, while I have HGTV on the tv. My mind was racing last/night early this morning about cleaning up my garden and trinkets that are waiting to be placed into my garden. I am hoping 2011 is a year for decluttering and keeping only what I love (trouble is I love it all :). Love, you cozy pink slippers.
Take care,

afistfullofweeds* said...

Hi Sissie, I think the color of your sofa is perfect. Its light enough to blend right in with whites, I would leave it as is. JMHO Hope you had a super Christmas! Rhonda

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I love your sofa...very girlie...I am a bloggerette, but you know, I really don't have many things I want to change. And I still am enjoying Christmas. I sit every night and enjoy my tree. For at least another week!!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

I think your sofa is beautiful just the way it is! It looks off white to me so that is close enough! Who could part with those gorgeous toile pillows? I am not feeling energetic the day after Christmas...I am tired from the last 2 days of cooking, wrapping etc. Today is a day of rest for me. Time to decompress. Maybe next week I will get my second wind! ~Hugs, Patti

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sissie I always get a urge to organize and rearrange after Christmas. I still have a celebration to go...Tue my daughter and SIL will be here to celebrate our Christams together. More fun.

raggygirlvintage said...

Hey Sissie, I'm itching to get at it too, but first a day of pjs, chocolate and movies with the kids!! But TOMORROW.....:-)

My Grama's Soul said...

Hello dear lady.....not so much change things as GET RID OF STUFF!!!

Hugs to you,


Debra@Common Ground said...

Love that sofa and pillows, Sissie! Right now all I want to do is mop my sticky kitchen floor, yuk.

Sharon Wengel said...

Yes , Sissie I know exactly what you mean about redoing, now that I finally got my new slipcover , I'm going to have to make some new pillows, and maybe change the room around. Yor sofa is beautiful, but if you wanted to slipcover it those pillows would still look nice. the nice thing about slipcovers is it doesn't change it for good , you can always go back when you feel like it.

Sharon Wengel said...

PS, I love your slippers !

Kathy Martin said...

I'll be in the mood to clean and rearrange next weekend. I want to enjoy the decorations a little while longer. Lovely sofa!

Shelia said...

Hi Sissieness! Oh, you must have gotten those cute little pink bunny slippers for Christmas! I love 'em! Oh, I love your sofa and I'd keep it just as it is! Love your toile!
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

CHERI said...

I was about to write and say NO! Don't change those beautiful pillows:) I'm not one for all white...have to have my color. But I do quite often want to change things up. Too bad my budget doesn't fit my wants! I don't like to keep decorations up too long after Christmas Day but this year due to a week's illness I just don't have the energy to get started. Maybe tomorrow.......

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Those bunny slippers are so perfect for you and your blog! Your sofa is not only pretty, but it looks comfy too. Some years I want to put the decorations up right away, and other years I wait until the next week. Today I'm just *chillin* too :-)

Blondie's Journal said...

I LOVE your sofa! I think it is beautiful as is! Do you think the white furniture trend might faze out in awhile? I wonder... I have a curved sofa like yours and I love it. It fits so well in my smallish living room.

I have been cleaning for I want to purge!


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Sissie,
I LOVE your curvy sofa and toile cushions! I wouldn't change them at all. As for cleaning, I'm plum tired out from all the Christmas decorating and baking right now and I'm still enjoying my tree. I always leave everything up until New Years. But in the New Year, I'm looking at slip covers for chairs and an upholstery job on my sofa; maybe! Could be pricey but my furniture is needing a change as am I. Lots to think about. Hope you had a fabulous Christmas and I too love those fluffy pink slippers!

Christmas hugs,

One Cheap B*tch said...

I do the same exact thing. After the holidays I'm always ready to take stock of the "stuff" in the house and figure out what I should keep and what I should toss.

I always say if we haven't used something in the last 2 years, we are probably not going to use it - ever.

Hope you had a lovely holiday Sissie! Love those animal print pillows!


Rhonda said...

Yes indeed there are plenty of things I want to change/update/refresh/paint/etc. It would help if I would just dust it!!
Here's to a few changes in the coming year!

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

I am kinda scared about taking down the Christmas stuff since I have not actually figured out what our homes decor in the living area is going to be...I have to make do with furniture we had in the mobile home for now and of course all the trimming that come with housing a toddler...I do dream of the day when my book shelves will once again house books and not toys.

I am however mentally decorating said toddlers new room though...With the new year my eldest is leaving the nest, meaning her room (the french bedroom)will become the guestroom and the guestroom will be redone for Sara...Then maybe one day Sara sleep in there instead of my room.

Ok see you got me planning and scheming on how to decorate...It was those evil pink bunnies did it.

Blessings Kelsie

PS: I love your curvy couch just the way it is too.

Allison said...

I love your animal print pillow, Sissie. Hope you had a very Merry Christmas. I keep my tree and decorations up unitl the 1st so I'm still celebrating. Next week I'll be anxious to clean and change things up a bit. Hope you have a good week.

The English Romantic said...

Hi Sissie,
Oh isn't it great to be amongst so many people who think alike.
I'm stitching and eyeing up all those things I want to change, that's even before the turkeys cold.
Happy after Christmas,

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Sissie...I am ready to ring in some new looks for my nest too! The ideas are swirling around in my head so I better get busy and start putting all the merry brights away! Unfortunately I have to shovel first...we got at least a foot and it is still snowing!!

Incipient Wings said...

cute slippers!
I love your really looks comfortable and it's gorgeous.
I always try to do a big clean up right after Christmas...hope I have the energy for it this year:)

Passionate for White said...

As much as I love white I wouldn't change that sofa for the world!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I am exhausted with all the decorating I did this year, because of blogging!! lol I know how it is to get a bit tired of something just because I have had it for years and even thought it still works and looks good you can't help but rethink it. I would not change it because it will set off a tiring chain of events. Put away the christmas stuff and set your sights on another project. Perhaps you could do a slipcover in white cotton and put it on in the spring/summer months? Curves are hard to slip right, but they can be done. I have the same yellow toile pillows, because I had yellow toile slipcovers on two loveseats in my NH house that we just sold. The loveseats went to my mother in laws, so I can still enjoy the pretty toile. Love the leopard pillow you have mixed in. I think I won't be taking down my decorations until next year!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Honey your home is beautiful and you should definitely wait on changing your sofa. I love love it as it is now. Looks so comfy. Makes me miss my set that is over at my brothers house because it was to big for the ole farm house doors.
Sissie I have to tell you your comment this morning brough tears to my eyes because I admire you more than you will every know and for you to write me such a beautiful comment made me feel like a million dollars. lol Exactly what I meant about how you words can so make our day or weeks.
In your case a long time for me. I do love you sweet friend.

Riet said...

HI dear Sissie. Your sofa looks beautiful and I agree don't change it or you have to change everything in the room. LOL. It is a gorgeous colour and the cushions are so beautiful.
Have a great week.

☼Carolina Artesanías☼ said...

very nice!!
happy new year!!
I have a gift for you in my blog!!
c@ from Chile

bj said...

O, no no. Don't cover that beautiful is so perfect with everything. It will look stunning with white chairs and anything else white but, I LOVE that rich, pretty color.
Now, I know you well enuf by now, that if you DO change it out, it will look luscious. So, do what makes your heart happy. are gonna miss all that pretty, soft yellow...
just sayin'

hugs, and Happy New Year.

poetgranny said...

Love the sofa as is! So comfy and buttery . . . And the animal print pillows give it just a touch of sass!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Sissy... I LOVE your sofa... and, I don't think I'd ever change it... It's such a soft, pretty color and goes with so many things.... YUMMY!

Yep, I'm itchin' too. I cleaned most of the day today....and actually a couple of cupboards too. I'm ready to start Spring Cleaning now... oh, can I?.... I haven't finished from last year YET? :-)

Huggies to you... and Happy New Year too.


Ⓙ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®☼₥... said...

Since I was 20, I have always done mine spring cleaning during the week between Christmas and New Years. Always.

My holiday decorations, taken out the day after Thanksgiving have always been packed away right after Christmas.

For me, when it's over, it's over. :)

awal.ny said...

I love the new pillows, everyone needs a little animal print in their home. As for the changing and organizing, yes I am one of those that wants it fresh and new. I rearrange rooms after the holidays and PAINT PAINT PAINT. In fact I can't wait for spring to come so I can get some projects done. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

FourSistersInACottage said...

FUN FUN FUN!!!! I've been busy getting organized....hope you can pop over to my blog and see what I have done so far!!!!
Happy New Year my sweet friend....Hugs and Love to you Sissie.
Amy (Mom to the Four Sisters)

Cindy said...

Hey Cutie in your pink slippers,

I'm with all the other ladies, the yellow sofa is perfect just the way it is, It's just another form of white or cream, and... i love your new header photo, really pretty!


Rosemary said...

I love your sofa, I wouldn't change it. It's so pretty. It mixes nicely with anything else you might change. I hear you though. I get the same way.
Love your slippers.
Have a great day!


Oh my goodness! How I love those cream and yellow pillows! I have probably said this before, but I ALWAYS KNOW I will see something fabulous and charming when I come to visit you.

Victoria said...

Sissie, those toile pillows are gorgeous and I agree that they match the sofa perfectly:)

I'm with you all the way, I just finished cleaning out the bathroom cupboard and threw away a whole bag of old nail polish, old shampoo, used felt good!!! And all the decorations are down, as much as I love Christmas for me when it's over it's over:)

Lesley said...

please, please, PLEASE, don't change your sofa. It is perfect as it is. You have no idea how many of us would love to live within your wonderful decor. Blessings

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