Thursday, January 22, 2009

~ Thankful Thursday, the Living Room

Living Room Mid 2008

I gave this sofa to sweet daughter when she moved into her house. It wasn't new, wasn't perfect, but it was greatly appreciated with moving into her first house. It looks very good in her family room and will do for a few years, especially while Cody Puppy is growing up. I also gave her that square coffee table. It's great for entertaining and it works well in her living room. So right now the living is rather naked. The French chairs are still there, the rug is different, and the black marble top chest is still there. It will look pretty much the same even after I find the sofa. I'll have to do some detailed posts on this room, it might be interesting to see some of the elements that have gone into it and how they were accomplished.

I'm thankful that I have this picture to motivate me to go look for another sofa sometime this year! It just seems I get more distracted from these kind of tasks. I'm thinking for moving the dining room table in there until I get around to deciding on a sofa. There are just way too many things that really need to be done, and I'm not getting too many of them done at all.

The cool air finally descended all the way down here. We haven't had 3 nights of freezing temperatures in years. A hard freeze takes out a lot of our sub-tropical and tropical plants that we love to garden with. If the freeze gets them, we usually just plant some more and enjoy them anyway. It really isn't bad at all. I see what other are going through in the really cold areas. So I'm thankful for the warm sunshine on a cool day like today.

And then there is Cody Puppy. Aren't new puppy Nanas as "bad" as new baby Nanas! Yes they are. He's a genius, has slept through the night after the first couple of days, sits, comes when you call him, gives a paw shake.... um... all for treats of course. Treats, that's a Nana thing for sure. He knows who gives him the treats. I'm totally taken by surprise at how really good he is for my overworked, sweet daughter. After long hours at work, when she sees this puppy, it just melts the stress away and puts a smile on her face. I kind of like him, too. Thankful for Cody.

So today instead of looking for a sofa or doing the hundreds of things that really do nee to be done on the house, I'm running around after the puppy, trying to finish some custom art work and writing an article that is really giving me writer's block. I have no idea why, but it's going to break through today, I can just feel it. Positive thinking!

Please know that not just on Thursday, but everyday I open my little blog, I'm Thankful for all of you who come by and take a moment to leave a note. Blogging, it' s such a good thing.

See ya' soon.

** See the previous post for the One World One Heart GiveAway! **


  1. What a cozy room Donna,I don't think I've seen it from this angle... I am sure your daughter was delighted to get the furniture !!!

    I'm glad you are enjoying your grandfurry and YES we are just as bad, I adore my daughter's puggle/Sydney !!! (I taught her to sing to "How much is that Doggie in the Window", too funny, and YES for treats)

    Kathy :)

  2. What a beautiful room...looks like you are getting a lot done!!!
    Have a great night!
    -sandy toe

  3. Donna, it will be fun to see what you end up with. I've always loved your LR.

  4. I love everything about this livingroom.

  5. What a lucky daughter! I'll look forward to seeing what you do with your living room now. Aren't dogs just the best!

  6. Hi Donna,
    What a blessing for your dear daughter. My sweet girl just got her first apt and I've been considering doing the same thing, however right now a sofa is not in the budget. After reading your post I think I will go ahead and bless her and just do without until I can get another one (I do have a couple of ideas of what type of sofa I would like to
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. By the way Donna, I left some bloggie bling on my blog for you ;o)

  8. Hi Donna,
    Just catching up on all of the blogs.
    Hope you have been well.

  9. Hi Donna you do amazing things to furniture. Wowee do you have any advice on doing kitchen doors to look french antique effect. I live in South Africa and dont have the same products as you guys.

    Keep up the good work inspirational



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