Sunday, January 23, 2011

~Moving "things" Around & A New Table Runner~

There are so many colors that make me happy, but I must admit Red does it for me every time..I just adore the color Red, but you all know that about during Christmas while shopping for fabric I run across this pre-made runner that can be purchased by the yard, all you have to do is finish off the seams. So I added the cute white frayed ruffle. I am really loving the ruffle look! A very quick and fun project any one can sew up.

 The runner is on our dinning room table.

 So now that all the Christmas decorations are put away, I thought it would be fun to change around some the furniture. Gary and I brought out the red double sized recliner from the Master Bedroom  and brought it into the living room. Moved Gary's leather recliner to sit along side the red recliner and moved the plaid couch across from the white couch.
The buffet that was behind the plaid couch in now in the garage. Not for sure what I want to do with it. As much as I like it and all, it really wasn't what I had wanted. I am thinking of painting it and using it as a dresser or I might sale it.. So if any of you girls live in my area and might be interested in it, please let me know and we'll talk.

 I have really been enjoying the red recliner! Gary and I  were laughing about the mama and the papa chairs side by side. This weekend the grands were over and they sat with me in the red recliner, yep two grads and the Grandma all in one chair, it was so fun to cuddle with them...

I love to mix and match my furniture and move it all around. It always give the room a fresh look.
Have a lovely week, I'll be thinking of you all..
I am sharing this post with Susan's Metamorphosis Monday Between Naps on the Porch and Cielo's Show off your Cottage Monday House in the Roses.


Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Your living room looks so cozy love your couches!
The runner looks great.

Connie said...

I love what you're doing with the new house, honey!! The red and white looks astounding in there. I wish our living room was situated where we could move the furniture around but it just isn't. Great job!

The Charm of Home said...

Your living room is really cute! Love the table runner, it looks perfect.

ChaChaneen said...

Very cuuuuuuuute! I agree, it looks very cozy. How about I bring some cream scones and you fire up the kettle and we'll enjoy those over stuffed chairs that I LURVE!! ha ha Have a great day!

foreverdecorating said...

I absolutely love all the touches of red. It really makes everything pop and feel cozy.

Cindy said...

Hello dear Elizabeth,
I love all of your furniture, it is so pretty. The red and white is so bright and happy feeling. I see a gorgeous light fixture not really over anything, what is it meant to be? The one with the shade and the crystals, I have been wanting to make something like that out of an old one, I have seen how it is done and it is so attractive. Yours is really lovely, though.
So glad you posted, I am always so glad to see what you are up to in your sweet little house.
Hugs, Cindy

Allison Shops said...

Pretty room, looks very comfortable. Dropping by from Met Monday.


Tracy said...

The runner is a really cute touch, and the room looks comfy and cozy. Very nice!

Anonymous said...

Hi Elizabeth! Oh, your home is so inviting and cozy! Love your pretty runner you've made and the little white ruffle just sets it off! Your living room is so lovely too! I'm in love with your pretty sofa! :)
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Dawn said...

Now that your room is all put together you can come re-do mine! I love your big red chair and the print on your sofa!

Beverly said...

I love your red runner, Elizabeth. Adding the white ruffle was the perfect touch. Red is the best decorator color. It looks good at Christmas, Valentines and is Patriotic. It's also great with fall colors. There you are set for the rest of the year. Your new furniture arrangement is so cozy and yes the double rocker is perfect for reading stories to the grands. I had one that made it from nursing my first baby to cuddling with all 10 grandkids.

Monica said...

Dear Elizabeth,
thank you for the sweetest words ever!! You made my day!:)
I feel the same about red, it's so cheery... You did a great job adding pops of red in the living room, I love your home to pieces! It's so cozy and warm. The runner looks perfect too.
Much love to you!
Monica xox

Ana said...

Oh Elizabeth, your spaces look so beautiful and inviting. Love all the touches of red! And love, love, love the red chair. I love moving my furniture around too...Dosen't it feel like a brand new space when you do? Love it! You have great taste...especially love your chairs for your dinning room table...Hee, hee, hee, I have the same ones :-) Great minds think alike huh? Have a wonderful day.

Hugs and Kisses,

Catherine Holman said...

That is a beautiful and very large room. I love red too!

Kathy said...

Gorgeous! Your room has just the right touches of Red to make it cozy and beautiful! Lovely,

Ms. Bake-it said...

Your home looks so warm and inviting! I know what you mean about switching it up. Now that I downsized, I have a harder time rearranging because of the lack of space. My grandson spent the night with me Friday and I loved sitting in the rocking chair cuddling with him.

Have a fabulous week!

~ Tracy

Unknown said...

Oh, Elizabeth, I love the changes & colors you have married together. So rich, warm & welcoming. And, the runner is a nice punch to the table ...
Have a beautiful week ~
TTFN ~ Marydon

Karie said...

Hi Elizabeth, your room looks beautiful. And I love the red table runner. Red is definately a favorite color. Your home looks so pretty and homey. Thanks for sharing. Also, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet message. Love hearing from you. Hugs, Karie

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Love the runner and the fluffing and rearranging! And you know I love red....I think we could be twins!

Connie said...

Isn't it great when something from another room suddenly finds a new spot and it works.
Love that red!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I should have you come here and moving things around. I tend to leave things where they work!
Love your new runner. I am getting in my red mood!!

Unknown said...

Your room looks great-the red is looks divine-I found you on a blog hop and now I'm a follower-come by for a visit-Claire

Melinda said...

Looks very festive w/o being so.
I love red too. It is such a happy color.


Sharon@Sharon at Home said...

Great reorg! Love the plaid sofa in the room. The whole room is cozy and says sit down, have a visit and a cup of tea.

Vee said...

It fits in perfectly there in your cozy home. I've been seeing these about and may have to hop on the bandwagon just as soon as I actually finish painting the dining room table. Thanks for your visit and for leaving such a sweet comment.

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Hi dear Elizabeth,

Thanks so much for the sweet (and much appreciated) words about our kitchen re-do. I loved showing the before (worst of the 80s and the after-back to the best of the 30s) photos. It was a labor of love and a learning experience for us both. Also an exercise in patience.

RED, yes, red makes me happy and for 25 years everything I had was red/white/green. When Country Living did the photo shoot of our Cambria house for 1990 story I had red and white Waverly and lots of antique baskets with red and green. When Country Kitchens and Country Living did the house again I had reupholstered the couch and wing chair in red and white ticking, but the big wing chair was done in red linen again. The upholsterer picked it up and said, "out with the red, in with the red."

Now I have butter yellow and aqua green, but in the studio the red wing chair reigns and red still lights my heart.

Love this posting.

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island


I love simple things. I really like the simplisty of the table runner. Very cute...I want to make one of my own.


Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

My most favorite color...I love them all..but like you, red really does it for me. Especially that dark rich red. It always has to be just right!
YOu have a lovely,lovely home!

Anonymous said...

I love doing that too! The room looks nice and cozy this way which is nice this time of the year. I like the red on the table too.

Anonymous said...

Oh Elizabeth! You have my taste exactly! Looove that red furniture! That couch is so adorable where did you get it? Hugs,Traci

Nancy said...

Very nice! Lots of open space to work with gives you so many options which I find fun, too!

We have had red for about 25 years and are in the process of a red purge. I still love it, but with the orange tones in the house, it is time for a change.

Ruffles are so pretty. Looks great. I hope to add something ruffled in the master bedroom.

Thank you for your kind words. SO SO SO much!

Anne said...

Love the big red comfy chair.I could use one of those for me and my dog. She always wants to come sit up by me but my chair is to small, lol.

Glacier Dreaming said...

Such a welcoming space you have created. Everyone who enters must feel blessed.

Anonymous said...

So bright & cheery - I love it! :)

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

I love your living room. It looks so warm and cosy. Just the place to curl up with a book on a cold winter's night.

I really like read as well. It's my favourite accent colour at the moment. I love the way it brings gentler colour to life.

What a great blog you have! I love all your ideas. I'm really looking forward to following along.


Jenna said...

Hi Elizabeth! I just wanted to stop by and say Hi to you and gary...The table runner is beautiful and your living room is gorgous...I like red to :o) have a super day! Hugs, Jennifer

Tablescapes By Diane said...

Hi lovely lady. I love seeing your old pie pan's and the ice cream scoop now I fell old !! I also love your red and white runner on your table between my napkins and your runners we can open a Business !!!Thanks so much for your lovely comments and becoming one of my followers !!! I hope you and your family have a Great Day xxoo Diane