Wednesday, August 19, 2009

My New Comfy Reading Chair

Before I start my post, let me say that I am having a giveaway and you must enter to win on that particular post - dated August 15th.. Just click HERE if you have not already entered. If you don't have a blog, you still can enter by leaving a comment AND your email address on that post. Because I so enjoy having a new book to read, I thought it would be fun for someone to be able to order a new book for themselves. Maybe one that has been on your wish list....sound good?
Below are some photos of my new/old comfy chair that I bought from my wonderful friend, Sandi. Sandi owns a fabulous antique store in Escalon, California called The Green Pea. You can get also read up on the adventures of Sandi, and her shop, on her blog with the same name as her shop - The Green Pea Boutique This is an old cut velvet chair that tugged at my heart strings when I first saw it. It reminds me of the flocked wallpaper that was in the home I grew up in. My mother was so proud of herself when she bought it and hung it on the wall all by herself.
Kind of hippy-dippy - but what they hey! I love it! ...and it is super comfy, too!
The morning light steams in through the windows and makes this the perfect spot to drink my coffee and grab a quick read before starting my day.
We all need places like this, don't we?

It is a kind of kick your feet up and get lost in a good book kind of a day.....
xx

41 comments:

Colleen said...

What a lovely place to sit and read a good book! The chair is gorgeous.

cathleen said...

You sound content. Enjoy your day in your comfy cozy chair. Hope you have something yummy to eat with that cup of coffee.

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

I too like the chair; and I love a good book and the time to sit!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

That looks like a wonderful chair to curl up and read or day dream in....
Hugs,
Penny

Holly said...

I want to know how often you have to negotiate with the Scotties to get a seat in your very own chair!

the wild raspberry said...

nothing wrong with hippy dippy...
when we went to the avett brothers concert the other night, my hubbie told me that i was ready to walk right into waukarusa {sp?}
i will only take it as a compliment!
;)
have a great day~
chas

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

LOL Holly!! Fiona is the chair monger...Dughall prefers to lay on the floor at my feet. I am finding that the female scotties are more "needy" and like to be up on your lap and kissing you.

:)

Amy said...

Looks like the chair is cozy and will be the perfect place to rest, dream and read.

Karen said...

well I think it looks as comfy as can be. And I hope that this finds you reading a really good book!!
Karen @ Some Days Are Diamonds

skoots1mom said...

love your chair...we had sculpted carpet in that pattern when I was a child...it so reminded me of my Mother's living room...solid, forest green carpet. I took many Sunday naps on that floor as a teenager, working on homework with my headphones on listening to albums of Boz Scaggs!

Miss Jean said...

Ok, as soon as I learn to pick locks, you may get up and find me reading the morning paper and drinking my cup of tea in your new chair! Of course, Fi will be sitting with me. Think you can whip up some blueberry muffins for us! Aaaahhhhhh!!!!........

Charli and me said...

Good afternoon Becky. Oh I love your chair. My grandmother had one like it but hers was in a gray pattern. I loved that chair because like you say sooo comfy. I can imagine you sitting in your chair in the morning sipping coffee with your little ones near by. Charli sends them hugs ♥ I hope you have a lovely day.

Claudia said...

What a great chair! I love comfy corners where you can read a good book!

Miss Jean said...

Alarm? You didn't tell me there was an alarm!!!!

Simply Dandy said...

What a fun chair...suits you to a tea!! I actually made a little reading nook for me today also!! I am having a "stay in your jammies day"!!

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Becky, I have a chair very similar to yours! My daughter had it in her bedroom, but then wanted to swap with one I had in the living room. And man, is it ever comfy! I love sitting in the old chair. It has short legs, so my 5'2" legs can actually touch the floor :-) Yeah!

b. said...

i looove little reading nooks!

*please take a sec to stop by my blog! would love for you to vote for team boo... come and see. thanks!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

What a perfect spot to relax and read!! I have several spots depending on the time of year- how cold I am- how much cat hair is on the one chair(Mickey definately has her favorite chair and of course it has to be the shabby chic white one!!)

blessing
mary

Rhondi said...

That chair looks exremely comfortable. I know you are going to while away many happy hours in it!

Cal said...

Your chair looks so comfy. And so nice it reminds you of mum! Hope you had a good coffee and book day. x

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a pretty chair! It looks like the perfect spot to read a great book and enjoy the day!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Kathleen Grace said...

I think it's a wonderful chair, not hippy dippy at all (or does that mean I'm a little hippy dippy myself?)

Storybook Woods said...

Akkkk, I have serious envy xoxoxoxoxo Clarice

Mimi Sue said...

I remember that wallpaper! In fact I've stripped off a few rolls in a house we used to live in. I do love to read and that chair looks like a great place to do it. Mimi

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I actually HAD that wallpaper back in the early '70s! Love to read in a comfy chair! Looks great!

blushing rose said...

That's my kind of spot ... near the window with light flooding in. TTFN ~Marydon

Diane said...

I love your chair, and yes we all need a nice comfy spot in our homes. You've got it!
Enjoy, Diane

ScrapsofMe said...

It looks extra comfy and girlie, but I bet a cute Scottie curled up in it would make it look even better!
Bonnie, the wee scottie

cindy said...

It does indeed look like a perfect place to have the first cuppa! With doggies at your feet I bet? :D I love it!

-c
yappping cat

from our front porch... said...

We have a chair that is similiar. I made a comfy reading spot with books, nice reading lamp...but Baby Girl our littlest dog claimed the spot. So be it! Now it is hers. I keep the latest issues of "Dog Fancy" on the ottoman for her enjoyment!

The Green Pea said...

Hello Becky, I really had a great time at your home. The food was good and the company was great...Yes, FI had a good time with the girls. Thank you for the wonderful blueberry/banana loaf you made for me. I am so happy that you are enjoying your table and chair. They did look nice in your home. Be well, Sandi

Julie said...

What a great chair! It looks really soft.

Liz said...

A lovely spot for a book!
~Liz

The Tattered Cottage said...

Becky -
Your new chair looks like one you could just melt into comfortable bliss!! Love it! And I'll admit it. . .I'm a little jealous also, I have been dreaming of a comfy chair for myself, haven't found it yet. But I will keep looking :)
Toni

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

That chair is great..Ashlee would love it too!

Thanks for the info on the giveaway....I have a list for Amazon books. I did not want to pay the book store prices. It would be such a treat to win!!!

Hope to see you in Oct... for the Antique Fair on Clovis. I am planning a blogger Breakfast for those who can make it :)

Hope your Summer has been going well..I am ready for some Fall weather.

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Becky,
What a great chair and the pillow you have on it is lovely. Thank you for posting about the The Green Pea Boutique. I had not heard of it and I am always looking for a fun shop to explore, and its so close to home.
Take care and enjoy your day,
Elizabeth

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Oh, if only I could come over and spend a comfy day reading in your chair!!!!

If ONLY!!!

xoxo

Susie Q said...

Oh how I love it Becky! It is so pretty and comfy looking. The perfect spot to sit and read or dream.
I have been thinkinbg aboutr you so much of late. Iknow I owe you an email...I didn't forget I promise!
Know I think of you so often and keep you in my heart and prayers.
Love,
Sue

Rue said...

I love it Becky! You need a place to kick back and relax :)

love to you,
rue

Ashlee said...

oooh. i love the chair!

and the needlepoint pillow.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Becky..there is nothing like having your very own cozy place in which to curl up with a good book. I love it. I have one..and it's wonderful! I have two ..and I am thinking of getting rid of them and starting with a new chair. I don't know. Just thinking.
Yours looks so cozy..:)
Sending you love, Becky..
:)
Mona