Shopping for furniture and decorating just isn’t my cup of tea. If the people who had this house would have left all the furniture and everything on the walls, I would have been happy and would never have changed anything.
In fact, they were over the other night and we were sitting at the table. The lady was facing the wall and she said “You know . . I feel bad that I took that plate rack because I can see on the wall where it was for 17 years . . do you want it?” I said “Sure!” so they brought it over and Vince hung it back up. He said “We need to get plates that are meaningful to us . . maybe something from Louisiana, Georgia, Kentucky and Texas. I told him that I thought it was more that the colors match the decor vs. having something meaningful. Would a Mardi Gras plate, a Georgia peach plate, a Kentucky Derby plate and a Texas Lone Star plate look better? Probably not but we’ll see. My guess is that the plates that are there will be there forever.
As far as picking out furniture, I’d about go in with my eyes closed and pick something. That’s how much I detest doing it. The big, horribly heavy sofa that we keep moving around is probably 28 years old. I think Chad was about 3 when I bought it after he cut all the flowers out of my previous sofa. Vince thinks we keep moving it because I love it but I may have just figured out that we keep moving it because of my dislike of choosing new furniture.
It’s a loveseat and a recliner. There’s another recliner ordered but who knows how long it will be before it gets here. The furniture store people said “hopefully before Christmas”.
I always prefer a loveseat because my feeling is . . you sleep in the bed and you sit on the sofa but the folks in my life seem to think it’s ok to nap on the sofa or fall asleep watching TV and sleep there. We won’t have a TV on the main level so that won’t be an issue but having a loveseat means no one wants to stretch out and sleep on it.
This is actually the sofa fabric and pillow. It’s hard to see the color with the sun coming through so brightly.
The funny thing is I wasn’t even thinking about the loveseat being so close to the dining room but it all accidentally really matches quite well.
There’s just enough red/greenish and brown to go with the curtains and rug in there.
I can’t wait to get the breakfast room table here and put the dining room table in the dining room.
I think all we have left to buy as far as furniture goes is something to go under the TV in the basement (it’s mounted on the wall) and we need something with shelves and doors to put the equipment on and get it out of sight. We also need something in the main level family room, probably a corner shelf of some kind, to put the stereo equipment on and we need a few chairs for the sun room. Otherwise, we’re done, I think.
It made it so nice that we bought three bedrooms of furniture, the dining room table/chairs and the downstairs recliners from the sellers. We brought the loveseat from the apartment and I think that will end up in the sewing room once we get the big sofa in the downstairs family room. At least I think that’s how things are going to work out.