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Saturday, January 23, 2010

A Recent Monday for Pink Saturday 1/27/10

It's another Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly of HowSweetTheSound. Please go and visit all the participants and enjoy yourself. And yes, I did visit several new ones last week but for the life of me I can't remember which ones. I'm losing it, gals.

Okay, so I'm ever changing the way the house looks! You got a problem with that, chicks? No? Good! Because on a recent monday I got the "bug" to redo some things here.

Remember this post where I had to move in the exercise bench? Gone. Yep, outside on the back porch waiting on someone to call from Craigslist or it'll go to a thrift store. I've only used it a couple of time but I do the exercises my chiropractor recommended with a big ball and rubber tubing so I didn't need it. OUT! Thus, it made room for an etagère from my living room. That started this chain of events.

Everything off the shelves of one bookcase in the family room. Notice my exercise ball in the corner by the sofa. Oooooh, and for those of you who have asked where I got that green and white ticking stripe slipcover, it's no longer available. I purchased it about 4 years ago online at Touchstone but they don't have slipcovers anymore. It is very unique, and I've washed it many times, and it fits so well I was sorry I couldn't find it anymore to recommend to all of you who have emailed asking about it.

And then move that bookcase into the living room.

Leaving a vacant spot in this corner. It will soon be filled with pictures on the walls though.

What a mess!

Much better after straightened and cleaning a bit. I changed the pillows from another room to here. My box of crayons is on the bottom shelf of the mosaic table I stole...uhhh, borrowed from my daughter on one of our trips back to California last year. I love to color in books.

This wall definitely needs something after moving one of the bookcases to the living room. I have shelves and artwork I could put here but just not sure what I want to do with it at the moment.

These Baker chairs have been upholstered 3 times. I love the chairs: soft, cushy and extremely well made and showing no signs of wear after 25 years so I'll keep them. I had them covered with quilts because they didn't look too shabby chic, but now I'm thinking they go just fine. I ordered 2 chair covers online but sent them back as I didn't like the way they fit. I think they go well because as Rachel Ashwell says kilim goes well with shabby chic. Isn't that what it's al about: mixing and "MIS"matching? I think it is. The chairs are a pale green, pink and lavender as you can see in the photos below this one. I absolutely love those chairs and they will probably be here long after I'm gone.

This one is Love Bunny's and yes, I can definitely tell which one is mine and which one is his just by sitting in it. The cushions have molded to our "bottoms"! Noooooo, really they are feathers inside and we can fluff them up a bit but they are really stuffed tightly.

I'm thinking of a making a new cover for the ottoman though. I doubt I'll get to it before spring. Too many other things I want to do first.


  1. I love your living room. It's looks so cozy and quaint. Just the right amount of pinkness.

  2. Connie, you home should be Pink Saturday headquarters! Lots of lovely pink. And what you call a mess- I call neatly stacked!
    Happy Pink Saturday.

  3. You have so many lovely things, Connie! Have fun playing house! ♥

  4. Happy Pink Saturday!

    It's great to move things around, make a mess and re-decorate all over again...

    ~ Gabriela ~

  5. I love seeing photos of your home, Connie! You have such great style. Those chairs are keepers - when something is so well-made and comfortable to boot, you have to keep them! Happy Pink Saturday!


  6. G'morn & WOW!!!, Connie ~ Love your 'nest' of pinks ... beautiful! And, the chairs look lovely as they are.

    Have a beautiful weekend.
    TTFN ~ Marydon

  7. I am in awe of the amount of work that you put into your lovely home and how beautiful it always turns out! Love the chairs and the pretty cushions! In a previous post you showed your new Valentine tree...lovely..!
    Happy Pink Saturday xOxO Nerina

  8. Connie, you had a very busy day. It was wonderful to see your home. You've inspired me to do some rearranging! I hope you are having a wonderful Pink Saturday. Blessings...Mary

  9. Connie, I love your room! I want to sink into your wonderful sofa (love that slipcover) and eat bon bons. Love it! You are pink personified, and that's why I like you so much!

    Happy Pink Saturday...


    Sheila :-)

  10. Connie, You made me very tired
    already. I have to repaint the back of the bookcase and just looking at moving it all, make me avoid it.


  11. Lovely redo! I'm so glad you are changing around often and making the same kind of mess I do myself too many times a year. (I might have that mess right now, just sayin' might!) I like the ottoman slipcover and will use that ruffle instead of the box pleats! I'm sure my husband will never notice if things are ruffled around here soon. I have lots of history with that one.

    Happy Pink Saturday!

  12. what a beautiful pink fairyland!

    Happy Pink Saturday!

  13. Hi Connie,

    Lovely pink and rose photos of your house. Happy Pink Saturday.

    Kindredly, Lynne Laura

  14. HH and I were just talking about new lamp shades. I found one at Goodwill but so many times they are torn or have stains on them I have to be careful. I am looking at your sidebar for ideas for one that I like the shape for, just need to cover where the lining came off. Love all your pretty pinks.

  15. You remind me so much of me. When we lived in our other house I was constantly changing things around. Can't really do too much in this one. The living room is about the only room downstairs I can change around.
    I can remember my husband coming home when we lived in all of our other houses and trip in the dark because God only knew how the furniture would arranged that week! Too funny!
    How fun! I look at the mess you had and keep thinking, mine will be ten fold that when I finally get around to painting my studio. Oh UGH!
    HAGD! Karen

  16. Well, you have been busy! It looks great, don't you just love it when you are all done re-arranging and you are happy with the outcome?
    Happy Pink Saturday!

  17. Oh Connie Sweetie...
    Happy Pink Saturday. Oh how I love this room. It is so comfortable looking and so inviting. So much beauty in this room. I love the chairs. They look like the type you could definitely climb in, curl up with a great book. Your lighting in this room is so wonderful. Love it.

    I thank you for sharing as always. It is so nice, as you share your tips, your ideas, and most of all your beauty. Have a wonderful day sweetie.

    Country hugs from Country Wings in Phoenix. Much Love, Sherry

  18. Your furniture looks so comfortable. The room is perfect, and you really made me laugh...the chairs are molded to your bottoms! Too funny. Isn't is best when everything is "just right" for us.

  19. I'm so glad I started at the top of Beverly's list today...usually I start at the bottom, but today I was ready for something new and I found you. I'm sooo glad I see I had one of those exercise was a great hanging rack and catch all. It went OUT! I've been rearranging too, and you have less of mess than I did. Enjoyed my visit to your Nest! I've been having a BlogginBirthday Party all week and there still some cake left if you'd like a piece of some Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake made by Sarah. Happy Pink Saturday!!!

  20. Pretty!!! I love all your pink!! One day, I will have a "pink room" in my house/home/wherever we end up living (we're military). I just adore pink but am currently the only GIRL in our house. I've been tempted to make my bedroom all pink...I doubt my husband would REALLY mind.

  21. Oh Connie, I'm ready to pack my bags and come visit you. I need some girly time and where else could a gal feel more girly than in your home. Stunning. You're a mess! XXMollye

  22. Hi Connie,

    You are one busy lady. Everything looks lovely. You did have a bit of a "mess" going on there for a minute or two though! lol

    Love the chairs! I see the indents from your bottom in them. My couch has the same indentations. lol

    xo Cath

  23. Oh, you got the"moving things around" bug. My hubby hates when I catch that!! LOL Lovely and cozy setting.


  24. Hi Connie,
    I was just wondering what kind of vitamins you take..grin!!
    I am glad you shared the disorder of your moving things around cuz it makes me know that I am not the only one...LOL
    It takes a heap of moving, tugging, stretching, sweating, living beautifully to make a house a home...
    It looks lovely....
    Hugs, glenda

  25. Love the pink room. You've done a good job and I like the chairs too!

    Happy Pink Saturday,

  26. That was a lot of work!!!! It makes me tired to think of all you have done. I've been working on cleaning out OLD files. 6 boxes worth. This kind of work is no fun. We PINKIES should only have FUN! Have a great week. Charlene

  27. Your chairs are so wonderful, I love down filled chairs, I have a chaise with down, and it is soooo comfortable. I love how you rearrange everything and then tada it's completely redecorated!!!
    Looks fantastic!
    Margaret B

  28. You are one busy bee Connie! Loving all that lace and pink!


  29. Hi Connie!

    I know what it's like to have that "bug" hit! Looks like you had fun moving things around and getting whole new look for nothing. My kind of decorating! Your home is beautiful. I love the faux fireplace with the "nest" and that ottoman is fab!


  30. I see lots of pink yumminess and a beautifully comfortable home.

    .•*˙˙*•.HaPPy PiNk SaTuRdaY!.•*˙˙*•.

    Cheers! =D
    ~Kitty Kellie

  31. Connie did I ever tell you I loed your do shabby so great my friend...Hope you have a Blessed Sunday girl...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  32. Hi Connie, Happy Pink belated Saturday. I used to get the itch to move furniture around (just ask Bobby G) all the time but don't anymore. Maybe it's because I finally have it right like I want it.


  33. I just love all the pink in your living room!! I don't know if my husband and three sons could handle all of that. They're all still trying to get used to the idea that there's going to be a girl baby in the house come May!! : )

    ~ Wendy


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