Hola Cottage Fix friends! Hope you’re doing well during this busy time of year with all the hustle and bustle. I’m so excited for Thanksgiving and Christmas I can hardly stand it. I mostly keep finding myself fantasizing about the food and drifting into a happy daze; smoked turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn casserole, and a tall glass of wine are a few of the traditional favorites at our family get together.
And for some reason I always seem to get the redecorating bug this time of year too. Honey says I have it year round which is probably all too true. Maybe thinking about the tinsel and trim gets the ol’ creative juices up and running. I’d like to try to do some painting before the Christmas decorations go up, but we’ll see how it goes. I’ve been painting some of our trim boards with a fresh coat of white and it’s coming along nicely.
So now for the something old, something new…
Let’s start with the something new. I added a Simply Shabby Chic duvet to the foot of our bed to coordinate with my new shams. Paisley is in heaven! Every puppy needs a fluffy soft comforter to snuggle up in at bedtime. That dog is way too spoiled, I make no apologies. Grin. The colors all go together great and I love the floral pattern. It really helps wake up this space. Our walls in the master bedroom are dark gray which is something I always thought I’d change. But Honey loves this color and I’ve really grown to love it too. It makes our room seem more private/separate in a way from the rest of the cottage. We still have a helicopter style ceiling fan with a spotlight overhead and I’m dying to replace it with a drippy crystal chandelier. That will be the icing on the cake!
And for the something old it’s our heirloom Morris chair that I had my son haul out of the attic. It was banished to the attic when we first bought our piano because I thought the living room felt too crowded and had too many wood tones. Now that I’m used to the large scale piano with the darker wood color, I realize we need the extra seating and I can soften up all the wood with pillows and throws. And this chair is really the perfect size too. So I’m glad I made it work.
A Morris chair is an early recliner first marketed in England. It’s Arts and Crafts design is easily adaptable with many interior styles and fits in nicely with my cottage look.
I grew up with this chair in our living room and can’t remember a time when it wasn’t around. So it’s nice to bring it back out of hiding.
Mixing old things with new is a great way to give a space character while keeping things fresh and current. This little corner is mostly filled with old except for the pillow and throw blanket. And of course fresh flowers always do the trick!
Thank you all so much for popping over!
Have a lovely weekend!
PS I’m just realizing the Morris chair might need to go back in the attic so we can fit a Christmas tree. Oh dear, the hazards of home decorating!!