11.30.2010

The Furniture Diaries: Chapter 2...chairs and a chaise



Here is a new addition to the living room...the Kenton Chair
from Noir
It comes with neutral linen upholstery, which is actually very nice
if you don't want to customize the fabric 
I reupholstered these with some vintage burlap grain sacks and finished off the arms and the back of the seat in slubbly white linen

The grain sacks had a hand sewn seam on either side... 
which looks like welting but is actually part of the original sack



The graphics are wonderful and the faded teal stripe down the center pulls in some color that I will use on some other furniture and pillows
 The second item new to this space is this vintage steel campaign chaise
 It has some classic detailing that make it almost sculptural and industrial
 It can be folded completely flat or positioned for reading and lounging


 I am sort of working on the details for this area as I find things that I like...I can't tell you how much I dislike the fireplace surround...oh well

 More fun pillows...some with old patches!



 This beautiful whole cloth French Boutis was purchased through Wendy at 
Textile Trunk...I love the dark grey, the reds and the touches of teal.  
Perfect to lay across the foot of the chaise or use on the sofa.


 So this gives you a feel for how the room is shaping up...my next chapter will be about the dining "area"... using romantic florals and white washed wicker

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday!

Thanks for stopping by and I totally love all of the thoughts and comments you leave!

Oh... and here is how the centerpiece looked on Turkey Day...I got everything in the basket from the back yard!  No joke!


11.25.2010

Holiday Table Inspiration: Part 3

 Lavender & Lemons
 Pomegranates and peppers
 Cabbage roses

Succulents 
&
Saltillo's

Rocks and wood


 Turquoise 
Green
&
Orange


 Wicker and Willow
 To all of my wonderful friends
Have a beautiful and full day
Happy Thanksgiving

gobble...gobble

~kelley~

11.24.2010

Inspirtion for the Holiday Table: part 2

 Well this won't be hard to figure out...the Farmers Market
wow...talk about from farm to table
 These wonderful local farmers put out a spread that is just amazing...
 My favorite cherry tomatoes from Tutti Frutti



 The radishes were as big as golf balls if not biggggggger!




 I love the crafts too...these are from a couple of creative young women...the name of their company is "Drift"

 I bought some of these
 Strawberries are never ending in this part of the state...and they are huge!



 This farmer specializes in dried veggies and fruits...I bought these for my stuffing and sun dried tomatoes for a potato side dish



 Loaves, breads and sweets 
How pretty are the Poinsettia? 
So that was enough to inspire me...it is overwhelming sometimes to see how much food is produced in this part of California...all organic and local

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Now get cooking!

~kelley~
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