November 1, 2010

My Cozy Corner~ ~

~ ~ ~Of The Sofa.
This is the place where I make my nest.
In this cozy corner I can spend
hours and hours
reading or knitting~ ~or just dreaming.
My angel watching over me.

I don't like the term Mom Cave because
this spot is to pretty to be a cave.
It's soft and warm and cozy.
Lit by an antique lamp that I love.
The lace curtains and a bit of lace over the
lamp shade create a soft glow at night.
Also on the shade are antique lace collars,
old millinery flowers and a fleur de lay pin.
A string of twinkling lights across the window
add to the romantic mood of the room

Plump down pillows can be arranged for comfort.
Hidden behind the sofa is a table and the stereo
playing soft jazz or Celtic favorites.

I love how the morning light filters through
the lace and falls on my nest warming it
for the first cup of coffee for the day.

I pull out one of my knitting projects and
knit as I have my coffee.
Other projects are stored in the old brown
suitcases that create a table by the sofa.

I love having my favorite books all around me.
Stacked on the floor and tables.

Decorating magazines are a weakness of mine.
For all of you friends with kitty's
this is a great hint for you.
My kitty loved the bullion fringe on the
sofa almost to ruin till I discovered
Double Sided Tape.
See it here on the corner of the sofa?
I stick long strips where he likes to
work on the fabric and his little paws
stick to the tape and frustrates the
heck out of him and off he goes.

As you can see below I am not a trendy person.
I love opulence and deep rich colors and some
creams to lighten it up a bit. I like to feel like
the room is circling me with arms of warmth
and comfort and I want my guests to feel it too.
I love feminine curves everywhere.

As for what I would like to add to this room with my winnings, how about a warm throw. It looks like Home Goods has a few that I could use. When I'm sitting quietly its nice to snuggle under for warmth.
This cream colored chair would give me the extra seating I need when friends stop by.

Some pretty glass objects on my new coffee table would be so nice.

What coffee table you say. How about this ottoman and tray from Home Goods.
I have finally decided on this combo for a coffee table so I can also prop my feet
up for comfort.

I would love some pretty boxes to store my knitting odds and ends in.
A beautiful picture frame would be so pretty too.
I do believe that I can easily spend the winnings of this contest to
further feather my nest!

I want to thank Susan of Between Naps On The Porch
and Home Goods for sponsoring this contest.
Be sure to stop over at Susan's and see
everyone who is participating.
If you have not been to Home Goods
be sure to check them out.
My thanks to both of you.
I am also linking to Cindy at My Romantic Home for
Show And Tell Friday.
Please visit these Sweet Friends
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~


Linda@Coastal Charm said...

How sweet to have this angel watching over you...such a pretty space!


Blondie's Journal said...

Your living room is so pretty, Ahrisha. I love the big comfy sofa {the ottoman would look perfect in front of it!} and the pile of suitcases as a side table. It's nice to see your pile of magazines and knitting needles surrounding looks like a space that really gets used and loved.


Nancy said...

Ahrisha, your living room is so pretty. I love the rich colors in the rug set against the soft sofa. It's so charming!


A Hint of Home said...

Love your sofa. You have a very pretty room to call your own space.

ButterYum said...

Hi Ahrisha - I want your sofa... it looks so cozy! Great space.


Roberta said...

Very cozy and warm your Mom Cave and yes an ottoman is a must...couldn't live without my Best of luck in the giveaway, fondly, Roberta

Renee said...

I love Celtic music too! and what a beautiful place you have to listen to it :)

vintagesusie & wings said...

I just found your lovely blog & look forward to following along with you through lifes many adventures!

Laurie said...

Ahrisha, Thanks for stopping by my little spot on the web. Your room is so pretty, and I love the where you keep you knitting needles! ~ Laurie

Dolly said...

Wonderful cozy retreat.
I was wondering what is that on the bottom of your walls? Lincrusta wallpaper?

Smiles, Dolly

P.S. can we see a close up?

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Your home is beautiful. I love the idea of double sided tape to keep the kitty away, you sure don't want your gorgeous fringe clawed to pieces.
Thank you so much for your kind comments and for visiting me. I'm going to be back to see what you're up to also.
Have a great weekend;-)

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Ahrisha, and thank you so much for visiting me today at my blog, as now I have found yours! It is lovely... your little corner to nest in is so beautiful... I had never heard the words "man cave" or "woman cave" before, but I don't like them... they don't sound romantic and serene to me, but rather cold and callous... your little spot looks so inviting, I would just sit there all day, and crochet or read or simply daydream... I also love that you do not follow trends and do your own thing... the warm colors are so gorgeous and say "welcome"... I am looking forward to reading your older posts... Bisous... Julie Marie

sandy said...

I just found your blog by doing a search for white paints and yours popped up on the google images. I love your blog and also could you let me know where you purchased your wallpaper? Thanks so much!

sandy said...

you could just answer the question here in the comments as it doesn't want to submit my email address. and for fear of spam I really don't want to list it here!

Keya said...

Thanks for stopping by to visit me today! I see you have begun one of the French Knits patterns. I've ogled that book, but never actually purchased it. You'll have to tell me if you think it's worth it. So many pretty things, but you never know if the patterns are worth the price. Think I'll follow you from now on. Glad you found me! Happy knitting!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hi Sandy~ ~
I bought the house as it is so I don't know what kind of wallpaper is on the walls. The gal before me did the decorating. I know it's not for everyone but I love it. The decor speaks to my Bohemanian-Gypsy-Victorian state of mind!

I can tell you that a portion of the wall covering is called Lincrusta. I plan on doing a post about it this week. Stay tuned.

It was my intention when I began looking for a house that it be in move in condition. I did not want to do so much as paint a wall. Also it was my intention that my 89 year old Mother move in with us and she is a Victorian gal and I wanted her to love the house as much as I do. This is the perfect home for us at this point in our lives. It feels cozy, warm and inviting and everyone that visits just loves it.
Thanks Sandy for visiting.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Donna said...

What a beautiful place to relax and create! And I love decorating magazines, too!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Ahrisha, I agree with you about the mom cave word--I prefer sanctuary or nest or something warmer feeling! And that is such a clever idea about the tape to deter the kitty--I used to have the same problem, and had many pieces of furniture shredded, some of which has outlived my sweet kitty! Linda

Bella said...

H Ahrisha, Love your cozy corner, and that you have surrounded your self with lots of pretties, I am crazy for millinery flowers too:-)) Your sofa is beautiful!!

Karie's Chic Creations said...

What a beautiful living room. I really like it. Love the sofa. Your room is so inviting and warm. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment. I appreciate it so much. Please do come again.

Marlis said...

A truly beautiful living room. love all the lace you have going on. The cherub is delightful. I love your lamp too. happy knitting.

Paula said...

So pretty Ahrisha, looks like such a cozy place to create! It's the perfect 'mom cave' to me:)

sissie said...

Hello Ahrisha!
I just love your cozy room and you have so many beautiful details and touches. Love the idea of the suitcase holding goodies. And the little angel watching over you is so sweet.

Good idea to keep Kitty away from the fringe.

Sissie said...

Your reading spot is so cozy -- i can imagine drinking a cup of tea there! Your blog is so pretty, too.

Rebecca said...

Oh I love your parlor(that's what I call my pretty room!). Such wonderful taste-Yes-I could curl up in there and stay for hours too!

xinex said...

Your area is so pretty, charming and adorable!...Christine

Cabin and Cottage said...

I can't think of anything cozier! Makes me want to go find my knitting! Jacqueline

Betty said...

I love your Cozy Corner. And, thank you for visiting My Cozy Corner. I looked on the back side of my plates. Nothing. Thank you again for your visit.

Lindy said...

Love you sofa and the "Bouquet" of knitting needles! Your angel is sweet!

Janean said...

ahrisha, such a cozy spot! i adore knitting to celtic, classical or *soundscapes.*
in fact, i had a basketweave extra long scarf half knitted and ran out of the yarn. i bought it in a store 200 miles away, so i found NEW yarn and bigger needles! lol. i think i need to listen to irish jig songs to knit faster!!!

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