Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Couch Yearnings

Remember, nearly 5 years ago, when we first bought our so cheap, quasi-not-really-leather couch out at the farm? 

It was comfy. Ultra-practical for the days we hobbled inside, exhausted, covered in farm dirt. Stylish. But now? It's none of those things:

Oh dear. The frame broke so we placed piles of books beneath it and then a board and more books under two of the cushions. To the cats, this dilapidated sofa functions as a gifted giant scratching post. 

Debra lays on that broken-down couch when she watches tv and then feels like an elderly pregnant lady while trying to lift her aching back off the old thing in a sort of rolling motion.

It's sad.

But now--don't laugh--here is the couch I'm dreaming  about:

Ohhhh, I want it. Bad. I want to paint a light, 'happy green' wall behind it, also.

And yes! Red is crazy. Daring. Who even has a red couch? Well, I don't know, but my favorite decorators like her and her have some red furniture and my heart always sings while I stare at their rooms. I memorize their home photos and drool over all that color! 

Oh, how I need some color.

Bleh. No wonder I stopped decorating in there. The whole thing is so brown, so uninspiring and puts me to sleep.

Tom's not crazy about the idea of a red couch, but like I told him--he got to choose the color of his recliner so why can't I choose the color of our couch? Hmmm?  (He actually paused and gave some serious thought to the logic of that statement.) :)

Stay tuned.


"And he has filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill... and with all craftsmanship, to devise artistic designs, to work in gold and silver and bronze..."   ... Exodus 35:31,32


Oh, I just want what we all want: a comfortable couch, a nice beverage, a weekend of no distractions and a book that will stop time, lift me out of my quotidian existence and alter my thinking forever.
Elizabeth Gilbert 


Oh! And I'm going to include a new "feature" in my blog, something I should have added years ago. At the end of assorted posts I'll include "What I'm Reading" (or "What I'm Re-reading", as the case may be). I'll try to always encase the titles in a link.

So for today?

What I'm Re-reading:  Stillmeadow Seasons by Gladys Taber. Ah Gladys... perfect reading for a quiet summer morning.


K.E. said...

Currently I have a butter yellow loveseat and a Cordoba Picante (read bittersweet orange with bits of yellow) chair. The chair has double sided tape ALL over it (supposed to stop cats from scratching on it, ha!) and is surrounded by vertical cat scratching posts. It's a lovely look. LOL.
But aside from the cat accessories, I love the colors. So go red couch!

Echoes From the Hill said...

I have had a red couch for years. I loved it the minute I saw it, in a furniture store.

If it speaks to you, then you should have a red couch!


Rosemary said...

I would love to have a red or cranberry colored sofa. Anything with fabric...I always feel like I'm sliding off my leather one :) Looking forward to the new book feature you're adding!

Anonymous said...

Well, do you think the cats would refrain from damaging a new couch? I love animals, but they are rather costly at times. I understand about broken down couches too...we had a lovely one for years, so comfy beyond belief, but our son and his friend got into a nice wrestling match one day...the couch was never able to be repaired well...we tried!! Sure miss that comfy one...I hope you get one that is more comfy!!

Robin in New Jersey said... definitely need some color! I am not sure that couch would be very comfortable. But I do like the color! Have fun deciding.

I like the book idea at the end of each post. I am looking for something good to read. :)

Anonymous said...

Yes, to the red couch! You should buy what you love. We, also, have dark furniture. I have several throws and pillows scattered around to distract from the brown. Good lighting helps, too.

Nice that you started your new feature, with "Stillmeadow Seasons". She's just the best.

Hope you get that couch. Joyce