I’ve been getting bags of cushions ready to drop off at clients’ homes. I’m addicted to and obsessed with cushions. My parents like to tease me about this and complain that whenever they visit they have to move several cushions out of the way before finding a place to sit! But I love them. Nothing else (except maybe flowers) can change the look and personality of a room so swiftly. And for a person who likes to change things around constantly, this is a good thing. I mentioned a few days ago that I’ve ordered some new red cushions to add some Christmas spirit to my home – well I decided to really go with the whole red and navy thing for awhile so I’ve ordered a whole bunch of blue and white cushions in Ralph Lauren fabrics, to assist my new sofa in its transition into my living room (the sofa I wrote about here). I’ll need to add some more rich red and that will be easily achieved once I (if I) am able to buy a lovely Afghan rug that I’ve had my eye on for awhile..but I am trying my best to stay focused on all the jobs I have to do in the garden..
And speaking of gardens, I wanted to share these pics I took of a house by the roadside:
I just love English-style cottage gardens, where the roses are loose and climbing, and where the plants are allowed to grow a little rambly. This garden was so simple, but so green and beautiful. This is another job I’ve been meaning to tackle ever since we moved into our house; planting lavender! Must get onto it these holidays.
I also stopped by Spotlight this afternoon to buy some red grosgrain ribbon to tie around a whole collection of glass lidded jars (to be filled for Christmas with appropriately themed and coloured edible treats) I picked up at Provincial Home Living (and the Christmas Stockings come back into store tomorrow), where I saw these delights:
They also have this cute doggy fabric. I was (still am) trying to think of something I could do with it. My first thought was how great it would look in a set of whimsical curtains across the back door (still thinking of handy mudrooms from yesterday’s post) of a country house- perhaps with some red trim to make it pop. Or maybe to cover a statement armchair.
Hope you’re having a great day too! x