is the question of the day. You may remember my saying that I'd save furniture arrangement for another day. This is the day.
Right in the middle of the Christmas season, I noticed something for the very first time. I am a bit slow. Can you see what it is? I'm sure all those numbers all over the place make it a challenge so I'll just tell you. The chair, the big blue Volkswagon of a chair, is right in front of my hubby's bookcase, the one he uses all the time. Right. I can be quite slow about what isn't working when I
am not the one affected. That day, as I watched him leaning in trying to retrieve a book, I finally noticed. (Let us not discuss the fact that I hadn't for two and a half years.)
It was such a simple fix. Why hadn't I thought of it before? Now you may say that the hassock is causing grief, but John uses it to sit on while he's looking for his book or he simply backs it up. It's nowhere near as heavy as either of the Volkswagons. And, trust me, this is a cozy little arrangement. (Please forgive the unattractive fleece blankies...it's cold up here!
Here's a slightly different angle...
So that's the story, now tell me, is there something in your furniture arrangement that isn't working for you?
This looks very cozy Vee! I can just imagine you two cuddled up for an evening read. Every chair/couch in our home has a blanket during the winter too. xoReplyDelete
I love it! What we need are some very comfy chairs. I went for a more formal look because they were smaller and more streamlined...but now I just want comfort. Maybe one day soon.ReplyDelete
Oh, yes! Maybe I should post my dilemna on my blog sometime this week and get your input. My problem involves VW chairs, too!!ReplyDelete
I like what you did. We don't have the space you do, but we're looking!
It's been feeling colder the last few days than I remember! Your place always looks so cozy. My entire home seems to need an arrangement, but I haven't the energy. February maybe.ReplyDelete
Paper doll memories, I thought that might be a nice getaway into Memory Lane. Such a nice place to be.
The bad thing about my house is that it has high ceilings and no matter what, I can't seem to get that cozy feeling in the winter.ReplyDelete
I love the new arrangment you have. I can see you both sitting, sharing the ottoman and reading snuggled under the blankets.
I see "playing footsies" under the fleecy blankies in my crystal ball in your future..... There - that'll be $10 please!ReplyDelete
Yes, a quick and simple fix. And I love your chairs called "volkswagens" - so cute! They DO sort of look like volkswagens! But in a cozy way! Have a warm snuggley footsie day!
What a cozy little corner to read books and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee! Good Job! :)ReplyDelete
I agree....cozy! Looks like a very relaxing place. Love the chairs and the fleece blankets. Warmth wins my vote!ReplyDelete
What a cozy arrangement! It makes me want to snuggle in with something warm to drink and a good book. I also love your new header!ReplyDelete
Oh it looks ever so cozy. Oh yes. ..my own furniture I am always looking to tweak into better spaces but in the end. ..it goes back from whence it has come. . . sigh.ReplyDelete
Sometimes it's the most obvious things that take awhile to see. Recently we turned our dining room table 90 degrees and I can't believe how it improved the feel and function of the dining room.ReplyDelete
Fleece blankets are ready for wrapping and reading around here, too. (They are especially nice after a brisk walk in the snow - couldn't resist after your comment on my blog :) )
I like it, Vee - excellent solution, and lovely to have the chairs facing each other, especially as you read aloud to each other at times. Love it. And there is nothing wrong with fleece blankets....I am willing to bet all of us have them out at the moment in the northern hemisphere! It is cold here too!ReplyDelete
I know what you mean about looking at something for ages and never seeing the simple fix until it practically hits you over the head! Great move :)ReplyDelete
Ahhh poor John! He should have hollered! ,-) But you finally fixed it.ReplyDelete
Are you gonna' get hammered with the coming snow storm? I just looked at some weather and don't know, about over our way. But the Boston area is really IN FOR IT, or so they say. Have to wish Pat well.
And NYC again! -sigh- Have to wish Mary well.
Oh and why can't you give your opinion, in comments on my blog? I was ASKING for everyone's opinion. That's how an interesting discussion happens, in "Pretty Blog Land." :-)
Gentle January hugs...
What cozy solution. The fleece blankets look perfect for curling up and reading together. We keep those out all winter here and I do not apologize for them, they are a part of our winter ritual. Happy reading and relaxing!
I like the new arrangement Vee, now you and John can glance up at each other, and see if the other is enjoying their book, just looks so cozy. I like the snowflakes in the tree.ReplyDelete
As for what needs changing around here. I am thinking there needs to be a complete overhaul, I get like this every january. and it seems to be more so this year as we are snowed in, cabin fever you know. lol. Oh okay I must remember I can make it easy or I cam make it hard, I am reminded of this saying for the simple reason I am snowed in with its author. lol
Your embroidery patterns are beautiful, how beautiful it would be if it was embroidered just like it is, and framed.
To answer your question on the the technique to relieve the dizziness with vertigo, yes I have tried it and this one of walking backward down a hall, desperate people do desperate things. lol I felt mine coming on for weeks but ignored it, that won't happen again.
Thanks for stopping by at the farmhouse as well.
Enjoy your week and that cozy new corner,great job now no playing tootsies, dh and I share a hassock and I know how tempting that can be. lol
What a great, cozy, comfy reading spot! You should see how many fleece blankets we have sitting all over our furniture during the winter.ReplyDelete
I love those cozy little corners and have one in my living room. Right now all is working for me, but I'm sure I'll be moving something around before too long. I love changing things around.ReplyDelete
I usually don't get the hint until my hubby points it out to me but since blogging and taking pictures of places and things I notice things more. I like your cozy arrangement.ReplyDelete
Great fix! I like it! And the blankets - I have them all over the place.ReplyDelete
What doesn't work for me?? Well, I wish I had a chaise in the family room instead of the couch that kind of gets uncomfortable. And...well....I could do without the TV (shhh..don't tell Mister I said that)
You made that spot a perfect reading nook, Vee, and now you and John can share the hassack when you sit to read.ReplyDelete
The only area of my house in which I wish I could rearranage furniture right now is my bedroom. It would mean extensive rnnovation as I would have to remove and rebuild a built-in wardrobe that prior owners had installed. If I did that I'd need new carpeting, and so on. Right now I don't feel the need for all that renovation mess. Maybe in the future!
PS: Are you expecting a foot of snow tomorrow like we are? I just came home from the library with a sack of book to read on my reding chair under my wool afghan :)ReplyDelete
Very cosy. I have two fleecy blankets too which we snuggle up in in the winter.ReplyDelete
We women love moving furniture around don't we? I am restricted though as I live in a small cottage.
Hi Vee, your new arrangement indeed looks cozy. I'm straining my eyes to see book titles on your shelves...lol...but no such luck! I love to see what others are reading. Hope you don't get bombarded with too much snow. We didn't get quite as much as they thought we would, but more than enough for me and it's bitterly cold. Ugh. Hate cold. On that cheerful note, I'll go figure out what to fix for supper! ~CherylReplyDelete
It looks like such a fun place to curl up together! Good job!ReplyDelete
And now, what isn't working for me? How about the eight-foot Christmas tree in the corner, missing all of its decorations and the whole top section??
What a thoughtful wife! You really have a lovely home, I love the pine paneling! Your big blue chair looks so comfy, and what a wonderful place to sit and read, with all the wonderful light! Very pretty!
I seldom rearrange my furniture. My granddaughter, Averi, is blind, and she would really be confused if I started moving things around. She isn't here all that often, but grandma's house is the one that she can just let her hair down and run in without having to figure out where things are! I would like to make a few changes in my living room, and might have to do it later in the year - you've inspired me!
After eight year in my Houston house we had home stagers come in to "stage" our house for selling. In two hours all the awkward furniture places in my house were fixed, and I wished I had had them visit me the first day we had moved in to the place rather than having me drag furniture here and there trying to figure out the best arrangement. There are rules that when applied fix places that are awkward, I just didn't know them at the time!ReplyDelete
I like the new arrangment alot. It looks like the perfect place to cozy up in a great comfy chair and read and besides now the two love birds can rub their tooties together while they read...right?ReplyDelete
Now he can just sit in a chair and reach out for a book. Yes I have a chair that rocks back (not a rocking chair) and it was pressing against a curtain against a slate ledge in my garden room. I needed the chair there. After messing up one lot of curtains I found that if I put a basket (full of my Bible study stuff as it happens) directly behind the chair then it does not reach the curtain.ReplyDelete