Friday, April 05, 2013

Favourite Things Friday


This week has flown by, aided no doubt by the extra day off on Monday. Time really does seem to pass much more quickly the older we get. When I was a kid Summer seemed to last FOREVER, and now it seems to be here and then gone in a matter of few weeks. The year between Christmas and the next one seemed to stretch endlessly. I feel like I've just managed Easter when I start thinking about Christmas again. Maybe it's our perception of time that changes or maybe we have more things that fill our lives . Whatever the reason I really do wish I could recapture the time when time moved more slowly.

Enough reminiscing from me and onto my favourite thing for this week. I mentioned a while back that I was going to focus on updating some of my home decor this year. My house doesn't need a lot of change but it does need some tweaking. "Finishing touches" if you like. The lounge room was first and you can see that here

I've been looking for the perfect piece of furniture to make my entry hall vision a reality. Sadly I'm one of those people that get an idea in my head and then cant shift it and will spend months looking for the right thing . And then if I cant find it I pass it on over to Mr. P to make it (no pressure hon!) 

I've had this hall table for about 15 years and while I love it, it was definitely time for a change. The duchess mirror sitting on top is a family piece, first owned by my Mum and for the last 8 or so years it's resided here because it goes so perfectly with the table.


I've wanted a love seat in the entry hall.  Because the entry hall is quite small (there's nothing very grand about our house) this was proving quite a challenge. Until recently when I spied one on ebay. It was perfect!


And there's nothing like a massively oversized clock as a feature piece to remind you you're running late either. Our framed wedding pictures have been relegated to another part of the house which was cause for consternation for my MIL who thought we were getting a divorce. 


Chuck some pretty french inspired cushions on it and you have a completely different look. 

My original idea for this seat was for ambience but both his Royal Orange-ness and Little P have commandeered what Little P has christened the "sitting chair" so it's getting actual use. Little P and I use it to have talks, soothe wounded feelings and kiss ouchies better and Moredecai thinks he's the king of the house and this is his throne.  

That's my favourite for this week. Feel free to link up one of your favourites too.




21 comments:

Marg said...

Very nice indeed Mrs P. A perfect chair for your front entrance. Love the clock. You did well. I might ned to set you to search on ebay for things for my house.

Karen said...

You make me want to change my stuff out..that is a great entry seat!

Katy Cameron said...

Well found! My granny told me many times in the 6 months leading up to her stroke at Christmas that my parents were going to get divorced, since my mum was travelling so much for work - I think she was ever hopeful that her darling baby boy could do better lol

Mistea said...

It's only right that a seat should be used.
I'm surprised there isn't a pic with the royal cat in residence. Nice chair. Love the big clock too.

audrey said...

That's a great new love seat. If that was my house, there would already be shoes crammed underneath and sweatshirts thrown over the arms.:)

MB in MI said...

A perfect loveseat paired with that clock! Nicely done :-)

Kate said...

It makes for a very elegant entry way. That must be why your resident royal decided it was his.

Sooli said...

That seat is crying out for an elegant looking cat so of course his royal orange-ness obliged. I bet he had just the right snooty expression on his face too, its a tough job being a stylish kitty!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Beautiful Shay. Love your clock. Great when your vision comes to fruition.
Hugs x

Tazzie said...

Loving it! You're my style guru!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Rachaeldaisy said...

What a gorgeous love seat! I love the oversized clock too, the combo really plays with your sense of scale!!

Dianne Neale said...

Not being mercenary in any way, but can I have your hall table if you don't want it? I could swap it for a harmonium we don't want!

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

That seat is just perfect. Well spotted you!

Cheers

Linda

Amanda said...

Love that seat, and the clock and the hallstand is pretty cool too. I saw one yesterday that I thought would look great in my new Kitchen just don't know if I have a bit of wall big enough once all the cupboards go in :(

thea said...

That looks great. perfect entry way. and looks to be the perfect place for little P to sit. Great job. some envy here.

Terri said...

Love the sitting chair... it's a good look. Is the chair an antique? I love the lines and legs. Cushions are just what it needed... but I think your clock is too small. Lol
Hugs

Sue SA said...

Looking good! Like the seat, looks comfy without being too precious!
Time flies when your having fun...!

Jindi's Cottage said...

I'm pretty sure the calendar has been turned to fast forward and the control is stuck...a year feels about 6 months long - whoosh! gone!!...great makeover of the entry way...so to mess with your MIL all you have to do is move your wedding photos...

Vesuviusmama said...

I wish you could come add some touches to my house. I'm a hopeless decorator.

Kristie said...

I think this is the best piece of furniture I have ever seen. Amazeballs!!!

Elizabeth said...

Time does, indeed, pass at a more rapid rate. It seems like only 10 minutes ago I was reading this post, but now it is nearly a month later and I'm just getting around to commenting.

My theory on time is this: when you're 10, a year is 1/10 of your life. When you're 40, a year is 1/40 of your life. So, relatively speaking, a year is a short amount of time when you consider how long you've been kicking about.

I love your entry-way re-do. I was a little worried when you said that table & mirror were on their way out b/c they are fabulous. But the chair and the clock are even better. If a thing's worth doing, it's worth doing right, so waiting to find the perfect piece is perfectly OK.

And I can just hear that cute Little P. with his cute little Aussie accent saying, "sitting chair." It is just adorable and perfectly perfect for such a great spot.

xo -E