We are honored to have my parent's chandelier in our
country cottage. In order to make it a bit more humble
I have added some do-dads including our lovely funny
little spotted chicken to lighten the mood in our dining
|I also added some modern shades and removed|
some of the crystals to countrify the chandelier
|Our new sofa - great for TV watching & naps|
I love making the cottage homey and cozy especially during the cold cold winter. It was time for a sofa which would give us more flexibility than the two overstuffed chairs...which by the way had been recovered 2 times in 30 years! I love the look of 'accumulated' things rather than a matched suite of furniture. Our cottage is small so it took some time to find a sofa that was the right scale.
The new sofa is perfect for reading too. A couple new books to consider ---
Rose in a Storm by Jon Katz which is unusual for an adult book in that it is told from the point of view of Rose, a dedicated working border collie. Charming. Or, Slow Love (How I Lost My Job, Put On My Pajamas & Found Happiness by Dominique Browning, a true story about Dominique Browning who was editor-in-chief of Conde Nast's House & Garden Magazine (one of my favorite magazines BTW) and one Monday in 2007 was told she had four days to pack up her office. Like thousands of others, she was out of work. The magazine was closed down. It is a delightful book about her self discovery and her journey back from despair to a new life.
Too big for the cottage... a Great Pyrenees in the making...