Change is in the air.
The furniture store called yesterday afternoon with good news . . . . .
. . . . . our purchase had arrived after its long road trip across the USA!
The sad part is that not too long ago, almost all American furniture was
manufactured right here in North Carolina. Just an hour or so down the
highway were all the factories turning out beautiful wood case goods and
upholstery, employing thousands of quality employees. Furniture
manufacturing was the lifeblood of this southeastern state.
Like most manufacturing companies they have gone. . . . . . and yes,
I know, my furniture probably took a long sea voyage prior to being loaded
onto a truck in California to bring it to North Carolina!
The circle of life is not always what we would like it to be.
Anyway I'm happy it's on the way and will be ready when
the delivery truck shows up this afternoon.
The bedside rug is a new purchase. Then I 'shopped the cottage' to see what
other items I could find and might be considered in bringing the bedroom
together - my favorite part.
Textures - I love to mix them, and I feel with neutral colors especially
they are most important.
These pillows came with the Drexel living room sofa bought 18 months ago.
For some reason the lovely saleslady threw them in with our purchase - I was
shocked later when I unzipped the covers and discovered $95 price tags on each!
They are good quality with feather/down fillers (Ralph Lauren Home) but I didn't
use them as I had other larger, more comfortable ones. They might be fine on
this loveseat. The throw is a find from years back, made in Scotland, soft, cozy
chenille. The colors are good with the rug, especially the cute tassels.
Next view of this room will, hopefully, look a lot better - fingers are crossed,
making knitting somewhat difficult but keeping me busy until I see the truck
Tweedy texture with Hobby Lobby yarn - my favorite to knit with.
A beautiful sunny, but very chilly, day here.
Lots to do indoors so I won't be venturing further than the potting shed!
More later. . . . . . . .