I bought a new carpet for the livingroom yesterday because it was a pattern that I'd loved for a few years, and the colors went with what was already there. How often do you see something you really love being clearanced out? Unfortunately, once I got it home, while the colors were just right, but the size of it wasn't.
So I waffled around about what to do with it today, and got the bright idea to do some switching around, moving the 8 ft round carpet from the library, and putting the new 5 x 8 ft into the library. I changed out the throw pillows and it was perfect, I kept walking out of it and walking back into it, just to admire the new look.
Silly how such a little things can makes such a big happy, isn't it?
I spent the rainy chilly day baking bread, stuffing zucchini for Tim's supper, and trying to figure out the meaning of 'cursus'. Reading wasn't doing it for me, despite Northstoke's help, but I found some videos put out by the English Heritage, and got it all sorted out in my mind.
I think I needed this rainy, puttering day.
This is the new rug, which was bought for the livingroom which wound up in the library.
This is the rug that was in the library, that got moved to the livingroom.
These are the pillows bought to pull together the livingroom.
Bob lives in the library. He approves the changes.
As always, please excuse the poor photos. Someday I will have a decent camera.
I always do that when I paint a room or buy a new rug, keep going back to admire it. I thought I was the only one.ReplyDelete
That's one of the best things about blogging. All those quirks of mine? Not so uncommon it turns out!Delete
Glad your breakfast was safe! Yep, I do that. If something new, even simple, seems really neat, I'll keep going back to look at it. It's even more fun when you've eyed it awhile and can grab it on sale. Linda in KansasReplyDelete
Drum Major, you and I may have been separated at birth!Delete
Ha, thanks for the safety advisory at the beginning of your post, but your final sentence bought it all back!!!ReplyDelete
Do we get to see photos of the new rug?
That should have been brought, not bought...🙄Delete
I felt as if I owed you that, not having provided spider pictures. So I have added them for you.Delete
I didn't know about barrows either.ReplyDelete
I just really do love running into a completely new idea.Delete
Yay for the rug! We need a picture!ReplyDelete
Provided in late edit.Delete
You are so happy that you could almost ‘cut a rug’ so to speak.ReplyDelete
Just is case you don’t know https://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/39/messages/462.html
I don’t know why the formatting went like that. 🤷♂️Delete
You just get out of here with all your sharp things!Delete
Yes, a photo of the new rug in the library is needed, Debby! I was impressed you have a library in your home! Sounds fancy!ReplyDelete
It's a comfortable room. I wouldn't call it fancy, exactly. The woodstove sits there, and a comfortable sofa and loveseat, and of course, books.Delete
Bob and I are in total agreement.ReplyDelete
You and Bob should start a DIY program for interior design! Bob could be a silent partner!Delete
I bet you didn't know my "schooling" was in Interior Design & Housing. I leaned more toward the drafting aspect - as in drawing up floor plans, etc. using old school equipment like triangles and T-squares. :D It's all computerized now.Delete
Sounds like you had a very productive day and I am glad it all worked out. I love Bob. I am a huge fun of buffaloes/bison so I really enjoyed seeing that.ReplyDelete
Here is Bob's back story. https://lifesfunnylikethat.blogspot.com/2021/01/meet-and-greet.htmlDelete
Bob seems to appreciate the effort you put in to changing his outlook.ReplyDelete
But in all these years, he hasn't been a complainer. In fact, seldom is heard a discouraging word.Delete
I can't see Bob as much of a pink guy. Well done.ReplyDelete
Actually the pillow tapestry is like an antique red. It's just a very thin pattern.Delete
*groan* hope you know I'll be singing that all day in my head now lolDelete
Your new rug reminds me of a stained glass window. I like it. I like it. What a thoroughly productive day you had. Thank you for the video. We are going to England in spring and signed up for a tour of Stonehenge. Fingers crossed all goes well.ReplyDelete
That is exactly why I loved it. Oh, I loved England. I wanted to see StoneHenge but there was just not enough time to fit everything in. I was pretty amazed to discover (after the fact) that these circles are located all over the country. There's always a next time for me. I cannot wait to see what you think of it all!Delete
I love the new rug. As Kay said, looks like a stained glass window.ReplyDelete
SFB at the top took me back a bit.....they were my pre married initials!
It's so nice when you get something that changes the look of a room so much! Especially when you have long admired it. Especially when t is on clearance.Delete
The new rug looks like clouds viewed through a stained glass window. I like it. I like the round rug too.ReplyDelete
There's one of these rugs left. I'm watching it very carefully. It's a different size, but when the stock dwindles, they often slash the prices even more. If I can catch it just right, I'm nabbing it too. If I don't catch it just right, it doesn't matter, because I don't actually need it anyway.ReplyDelete
Someday I'll have to tell you the story about how it came to be that I had to get a new rug. Let me say that one should never take on a big project in the middle of a temper.
Oh yes, soon please!Delete
It is ridiculous really. I was upset and got myself caught up in the idea of rolling up an 8 by 10 carpet and dragging it outside to scrub the bejeebers out of with carpet cleaner and a scrub brush. THEN I powerwashed it. Wonderfully cathartic! Only then did I take note that we had days of cold and rain coming. It had no opportunity to dry. Mildew smell started almost immediately. I am an idiot.Delete
How nice ti catch up again - sorry I have been away for so long. Story of my year - and its a long one — but getting there now... Near my house are the `Preseli Hills where the bluestones come from - they are the inner stones at Stonehenge and pre-date the larger Sarsen Stones.ReplyDelete
It amazes me how they moved them from Wales to Wiltshire..
Well you have given me a new thing to google! A lot of change for your family this year. That is the wonderful thing about bloggers. They always understand being pulled away by real life.Delete