Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Thankful ~ In Spite of Curve Balls

Life threw us a curve ball this past weekend when my mom (who is 80) fell and broke her leg.  Witnessing her in pain at the ER was almost more than I could bear ~ I wanted to wave a magic wand and wish us out of there.  

Nonetheless, the events of the past few days reminded me all over again how I should be thankful for the most simplest things.  So I awoke this morning recognizing how my comfy bed cradled me in its squishiness and I made an extra effort to notice the crispness of the sheets and how they felt cool on my skin. 

I indulged myself with an extra long shower and was grateful for the hot stream of water that splashed on my face.  Nothing helps me wake up quicker.

Even a kitchen sink full of dirty dishes was a welcomed sight.  I'm glad my family's tummies are always full.

Later, the menial task of folding a load of laundry was especially therapeutic as I acknowledged the warmth of clean clothes straight from the dryer.

Ordinarily, the yucky mess the swallows make on our back porch would annoy me to some degree, but not today.  Instead, I'm happy to see the swallow family has returned ~ a sign of new life and new beginnings.

And last but certainly not least, I'm grateful to share Mom is on the mend.  She made it through surgery successfully and is getting better everyday!
Hoping curve balls aren't being hurled your way today ~ so thankful for you too!

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

An Infatuation for Chesterfields

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True confession time ~ I've been drooling over a classic chesterfield for a very long time.  In my quest, I've been searching high and low for the perfect sofa.  It should come as no surprise that I ended up buying a vintage chesterfield.  But before I formally introduce you to my newest addition, I wanted to share a few of the lovelies that inspired me along my journey. 

Decoration, Beautiful Grey Chesterfield Sofa: Deluxe Chesterfield Sofa For A Glamour Look

Absolutely dreamy ~ that's my opinion of this beautiful grey, velvet chesterfield sofa.
Vintage Chesterfield Sofa and Chest
sofa dog wall color chanderlier = perfection

This coppery brown chesterfield had me at the get-go but the English bulldog sealed the deal!
 A sharp bulldog on a sharp Chesterfield sofa. 

This beauty from Restoration Hardware has definitely impacted my decision to go black leather on my sofa.  

And here's my baby ~ I finally found the chesterfield sofa I've been searching for.  It's sits well and has beautiful lines and tufting.  It's showing some wear and tear but nothing so desperate that a new upholstery job can't handle.  Soon, this well worn sofa will be sitting as regally as the ones that have inspired me.  I can't wait to share the "after" photos!  Have a wonderful Wednesday ~ and if you like, follow Tattered Style on Instagram ~ here. :)

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