Wednesday, November 15, 2017

My Cozy Home Got Even Cozier!

So, I think you all know by now how obsessed I am with my dining room

I'm not sure what it is about it, it just makes me smile so much when I look into that space. 


And when the morning sun pours in, I become a little bit of a nut-job, taking a billion photos and smiling like a lunatic. 

Well, now it's gotten even worse....because the new drapes came from Country Curtains and I am absolutely in love with them!


Seriously, it's so sad that they are going out of business....their products are so wonderful!

My little chalet style house, which always felt like a cottage to me, now feels even more like a little country cottage!


There's just something about the contrast of the stone on the fireplace and the soft floral on the new drapes that just feels right. 


I was worried that once the new drapes arrived I wouldn't like them, because I have such a hard time with change.  Plus everything at Country Curtains is final sale now, so either way I was keeping them. 


I was also worried that the new drapes would block some of the amazing sunlight....but they truly don't!


This shot shows the old sheers and the abundant sunshine. As much as I loved those sheer curtains, I am seriously drooling over the new floral drapes!


I feel like my little country home is even cozier than ever now! I hung these drapes using clip rings that I purchased on Amazon, and I adore the contrast of the black iron with the soft floral. The rods came from Amazon back when I bought my house, and the quality is excellent. 

Seriously, what on earth did we do before Amazon?


The kitchen window and door each got a fun little valance that compliments the drapes beautifully. How cute is this little polka dotted valance? Insert all the heart eyes here!


The bedroom drapes are quite different, they are taupe tweed and lined.  Quite masculine, almost like a suit fabric. In here I love the contrast of the crystal drapery rod (also from Amazon) with the dark drapes. I also hung these using clip rings, this time in a silver color to match the rod. 

I can't even begin to tell you how difficult it's been to get out of bed in the mornings since I hung these drapes. I haven't set an alarm clock in ages, the morning sun always woke me. Not any more! When I have the drapes closed my room goes from cozy to uber-cozy, like a little warm cave!

I kept the drapes simple in here, because I like my bedroom to be very serene and calming. Plus I knew the tweed would go nicely with the tile on the bedroom fireplace surround. 


Monkey didn't care one bit about the new drapes, she just wants to play with her favorite squeak ball. 

As much as I'm obsessed with my dining room, she's equally obsessed with that orange ball. She will lie down with it and lick it all over....such a weirdo!


Looks like I'm not the only one who thinks my house is super cozy!

Can you see Little Miss Molly on the sofa? 

Didn't take her long to settle in, that's for sure! We absolutely love that little crackpot, she makes us laugh every day! What a big personality in such a tiny little body!! She was absolutely meant to be part of our family, I can't imagine my home without her now. 

I am truly blessed. 

50 comments:

  1. I love your new drapes! They don't appear to hold any light back from coming through. I understand your hesitation but you did good!
    Your doggies have it made. I mean REALLY😁 haha
    Monica

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    1. They kind of do, don't they, Monica? They are beyond spoiled!! But I always say, why have a pet if you aren't going to spoil them? I could do with a little less dog hair on the chairs, though!!! :)

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  2. Oh I so agree, your new drapes are amazing and so beautiful. They are exactly what the room needed.

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    1. I've always been a curtain and drapes fan, Marty - never one to just have blinds. I just love the soft look they give to a room!

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  3. Those floral drapes are so perfect in your home! I love Country Curtains and I am sorry to see them go.

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    1. Same here, AnnMarie - I've been a fan forever, I'm glad I found out about them going out of business before it was too late!

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  4. I think those drapes are wonderful. I love red and white in a kitchen setting. I always notice nice drapes. I really need to replace ours - livingroom and bedroom. Your bedroom is decorated so nicely, as well. -Jenn

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    1. Now is a great time, Jenn, with the amazing sales they are having at Country Curtains! I also love red and white - I used to have buffalo check drapes in red and white in my home when I was married....have to stay away from that print in my new home!

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  5. Your new drapes look perfect in here Debbie!! I love how you take a ton of pictures with a big smile on your face when the morning light comes streaming in. We all need to do more of loving on our homes like you do, instead of just seeing what needs to be done or changed! You have a beautiful perspective!

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    1. I see plenty that needs to be done, also, Lisa - there's a running list on my counter and it seems every time I cross one thing off I put two more on!!

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  6. OMG they are gorgeous! It really does look SO cozy!

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    1. I know, Ellen, it really does, doesn't it??? It makes it even harder to leave the house at all now!!! :)

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  7. Your new curtains add another notch in the cozy factor, Deb! Very pretty.

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  8. Your new drapes are so pretty, Debbie. They really add to the cottage charm. I spied your pendant light in the kitchen and fell in love. Perfection.

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    1. Thanks so much!! I made that pendant light when I first moved in! I just bought a pendant light kit (from Amazon, where else) and that amazing lampshade (I think from Lamps Plus....I bought a second one for the living room lamp) and that was that!! I love it so much!

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  9. Love your new drapes and they certainly look great in your home. So happy to hear that all is well with Molly. She certainly looks comfy on your sofa! lol
    Take care
    Jeannette

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    1. Jeannette, she makes herself comfy wherever her sweet little self wants to - she's so much a part of my heart and my home already, I can't imagine how anyone was ever mean to that poor sweet baby!!

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  10. The new drapes are beautiful and add that charm of a cottage. Miss Molly didn't take too long to settle into her fur-ever home. xoxo

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    1. Miss Molly pretty much rules the roost now, Donna! We truly adore her so much!!

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  11. Love you curtains, Debbie. You did very well in your choices, and how exciting is that?! I bet you had fun the day you hung them all. Perfect cottage charm.

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    1. I couldn't wait to get them out of the box and up on the rods, Rita!! I did it after dinner was all cleaned up, and it was so nice to wake up to the sun streaming through them in the morning!

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  12. They're gorgeous! And just perfect for that room. I like the lightness and floral look. Love seeing your dogs too!
    Brenda

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    1. They are perfect for that room, Brenda! I was tempted to go with a red buffalo check like you have but I had that style in my marital home so I stayed away!!

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  13. I love the drapes and I love your home and how warm and cozy it it. I would love to live there myself. You are a lucky woman!

    (I know you worked very hard to be able to have this lovely home. I also love your outdoor spaces. I are living the lifestyle I would choose for myself if finances allowed it.

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    1. Awww, thank you so much!! I am a lucky woman, you're right about that!!

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  14. Wow. Really...wow! Those drapes look great! And the light DOES come through perfectly and, I might add, cheerfully! Except in the bedroom. I know exactly what you mean about sleeping in when you are in a dark room. I think it's one of life's little luxuries, especially now that I am retired and rarely have to go anywhere in the early morning. I do plan to put up drapes in all of my windows when we finish building our home. I used to like miniblinds and wooden shutters, but oh with all the dust and pollen flying around here I would have to be a mad woman cleaning them all the time! Instead, I will buy machine washable drapes and just throw them in the washer. Much easier. I just wish my home was done so I could take advantage of the Country Curtains going out of business sale. Give Lily, Monkey and Molly love hugs from me!

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    1. I used to have wooden shutters on my kitchen window when I lived in the city, with a valance up above. I loved that look, I guess because it brought a little bit of a country feel to my city apartment! Can't wait to see your house all built and you settling in and 'nesting', Vickie!

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  15. I really like your new drapes! I don't know if I would have been brave enough to order them without the option of returning. Who knows what dogs think! Our Coco has a fleece toy she loves and sucks on it like a pacifier. Nancy

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    1. It was kind of brave, wasn't it, Nancy? Oh that little Coco, what a cutie pie she is!!

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  16. Beautiful curtains...and what? They're going out of business?? No way. I love that store.

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    1. Well if there's anything you had your eye on now's the time to buy, Kim!!

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  17. Love your new curtains. I am sad too that Country Curtains is going out of business. We actually have a store in Naperville near where I live. Love the cozy feel to the room with the pretty new drapes.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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    1. You may want to make a little visit to that store before it's too late, Kris!!

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  18. Love the new drapes - they are just perfect in your cozy home!

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  19. Gosh, I haven't ordered from Country Curtains in years. Always loved their curtains, and these are as wonderful as I remember them being. Your room certainly does feel warm and inviting. If not sure, just ask the critters. :)
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. I wish I could ask the critters what they do all day while I'm at work, Jann!!

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  20. Hi there! I think I found you over on Karen's blog...but I just love your cozy cottage!! I think you live someone near me...I live in Henderson Harbor in the summer! Your cottage is just beautiful...just popping in to say hello! I have now added you to my FAVES. Happy Weekend to you!

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    1. Thanks, Jeanne, for visiting and commenting - I love to 'meet' new readers! I'm in the Catskill Mountains, I think I'm a good bit away from you, although we're in the same state!

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  21. Oh, I can absolutely see why you love that dining room. I get that warm happy feeling looking at it in a picture. It is beautiful, and the new drapes are perfect. As much as I have enjoyed living in a log cabin in the woods, I really do miss the light colors and sunshine. Oh my gosh, I may have to show your home to Poppy.

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    1. My home when I was married was in the woods, so I know exactly what you mean, Henny. As much as I loved the cozy feel of it, it could often be dark. I love the sunshine in my current house so much!

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  22. My heart is now broken... I didn't know Country Curtains was going out of business. :( I love the curtains you picked out!!

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    1. Sorry, Mountain Sister!! There's still time to snatch up some gorgeous curtains for your amazing mountain home - at amazing prices, no less!!

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  23. We have had Country Curtains too and I loved them so much! I remember living in N.C. and ordering them. You know I love your home so much and your style is so warm, welcoming, cohesive and charming. I want to curl up in one of your cozy chairs and take a nap!

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    1. Awww, thanks so much, sweet friend!! I admit I have fallen asleep in the living room a few times lately! I guess I'm getting old, doing just like my parents do....dozing off while watching tv, ha ha!!

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  24. For me cozy is all about piles of pillows, comfy and warm throws, and shelves of books. You have all of that here. Nice!

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    1. Thanks so much, Pattie - I agree with your idea of cozy!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  25. So cozy and cute, look at my sleepy babies. XOXO

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