Friday, January 02, 2009

Fresh start

I hate to do it, I really, really, do!  But it has to be done, the Christmas decorations have to come down, and I have always in all my years done that on New Year's day.  I wasn't going to this year, our tree was too perfect, our decorations were not getting in the way, but it is a new year, and with that a fresh start, a clean house, a de-cluttered house.  BellaRose and I were left here yesterday, new year's day, and I just started un-decorating, thinking I would leave the tree, but it just happened, the tree's ornaments just came off one by one.  BellaRose was happy because she was FINALLY able to touch the tree.  I could not bare to totally get rid of the tree so I slowly slid it through our living room/kitchen and out onto the deck where I can still stare at it for a bit longer.  It really was/is the perfect Christmas tree and deserves proper love and a send off.





I was also a bit anxious to see what our "new to us" couch would finally look like in our home.  My mom has had this couch for several years and I have always coveted it, she finally gave in to my urges (and she wanted a new couch).   This couch is the most comfortable thing I have ever sat on!  The best part is that I don't have to brush this couch (we can talk about that later!).  The picture to the left is with a flash and I don't particularly like most pictures with a flash, but this is to show of the pillows I bought that compliment the new lamp so well!  Thank you mom!

15 comments:

Just April... said...

That lamp and that couch are both ROCKIN' and look awesome in your home! It is so inviting and beautiful. Enjoy and thanks for sharing. I love everything about interior design conversations/topics!

Adam and Annie said...

The picture with the full couch looks so warm. You did have a great Christmas tree this year, I like the proper send off. It was so good to see you and I was so glad to see BR too. I can't believe how big she is! Well, here's to the start of a new year...!

CortneyTree said...

Ooooh, love the couch and the lamp! Very nice. We're un-making Christmas all this weekend, and while I do always hate to see it all get packed away, there is something SO nice and refreshing about the house being all clean and pristine again. Christmas will be back again before you know it!

Byerly said...

uh-oh, y'all are big time now...with a 'no brush' couch! :o) It all looks great. I have to admit, I'm a bit jealous. All our furniture has spit-up stains on it...eww! ~ I love that you put your tree on the back deck!

Julie said...

The couch is absolutely beautiful. The pillows look great on it. Happy New Year!

Courtney said...

Looks great Sunday! Love the couch!

And I know exactly what you mean about the tree.. ours is outside on our deck too.. but we left the lights on ours.. they are so hard to let go!

Niki said...

I know, it was so sad to see our tree go, too. That's a good idea to stand it up outside. I didn't even think of that. I LOVE that couch. It looks beautiful! I will have to come check it out sometime. I missed you guys over the holidays.

Becky Swann said...

love the couch, careful leaving that tree around looks like a good home for a stray wild boar I hear they are wandering around these parts lately:)

Jim said...

Looks very comfortable and inviting. Has Worth or BellaRose fallen asleep on it yet? Our tree is still not down not sure when Denise will take it down, we like to keep it up as long as possible. I like the idea of moving it outside it seems to contiune the holiday.

JTP said...

oh sunday I LOVE the sofa and the cool lamp....it's just perfect! do you remeber that really low sofa you had in college :-) i just thought of that and smiled :-) i miss you!

sunday said...

oh yes JT the "brady bunch" couch. i miss that thing, but you more!

Annie Singletary said...

comfy comfy couch, can't wait to lay on it and watch the kids play in the non electric microwave.
o the brady bunch couch, I love that thing, I'm having a moment of silence for it right now.
that tree really is your most perfect tree.

LisserCoates said...

Love it! I must come visit so I can enjoy a nap on it...

KatieKate said...

I need an appointment on the couch, too.

AND, I have a way you can save your perfect tree :) I took pictures and everything... I'll put it up on Thursday.

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