Monday, January 10, 2011

Winter Sailing

Ready for another office peek?
Opposite side of the room today with a tray 
set for one and a little more sunshine to
brighten this wintry day.
Enjoying dinner on my comfy office couch
that I told you about in yesterday's post.
The furniture in my office was meant to go in the living room
of a rental home on Lake Erie, but instead ended up in 
my storage shed.  Piece by piece, I brought the extra 
furniture inside and found a place for the pieces I couldn't 
bare to part with.  The couch came from a furniture store 
going out of business and was covered with an ugly and
inexpensive fabric.  I reupholstered it in denim using 
coordinating fabrics for the pillows.
The inspiration piece for this room at the lake, and later
in my office, was this beautiful picture of a sailboat I 
acquired from my sister.

My trayscape is also inspired by the painting and sailboat
theme, from the blue and white boat-shaped bowl, to
the matching homemade napkins.

The dinner plate is a lovely octagonal ironstone plate 
purchased from Goodwill.
The salad plate~ made by Windsor Browne ~
another Goodwill purchase.
 This sweet little boat dish produced by Chantal,
 was a slightly pricier purchase from Goodwill,
but of obvious quality.
The napkins were made from fabric purchased at a thrift
store and the stemware was purchased at a yard sale
last summer.  The lovely white tray was a long
ago purchase for the lake house.

Window treatments are shutters covering the bottom half 
of the window for privacy and a board-mounted valance,
made to match the pillows.

Rounding the corner of the room is my beautiful hutch,
also continuing the sail boat theme ~ but now I'm
getting ahead of myself ~ that's a reveal
for another day.
Linking with
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
A Stroll Thru Life  for Tabletop Tuesday
Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday


Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi there~ Love your blue and whites and nautical theme! Those boat dishes are just darling~ Everything looks very inviting, welcoming and comfy! :)

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

I can't bleieve you upholstered the sofa. You've done a brilliant job on it. I'm impressed (and rather jealous!).

And I really like your shutters. YOU've done the coastal theme really well.


A Cottage Muse said...

Everything looks so lovely...crisp and fresh colors! We used to have a cottage on Cape Cod and your photos have made me miss it this morning!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Hi! Love the color combos you have. The denim is so pretty, as well as all the wonderful GW purchases. It all came together beautifully! Linda

La said...

Can I move into your office? I love it!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh so pretty. Love the room and the tray is wonderful. Great boat dish,how cool is that. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh my goodness that boat dish is SO cute!

Thank you so much for your much appreciated input on my office. I adore you!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Your office is so uplifting! It must make you feel good to spend time in there! I love the boat dish! Too cute! I wish I could reupholster like you...I want to get slipcovers for my sofa and chair. I sew but I don't have the confidence in making my own. I think I am going to do a post on finding slipcovers!~Hugs, Patti

Sharing Shadymont said...

Oh I love your office. Your sofa, your tray set for dinner, the color of your walls. Everything is wonderful!

Shirley said...

I love the fresh look of your white and blue place setting. Great boat bowls!

Monica@The White Bench said...

Just fabulous! I'd love to move there!!! ;))
Monica x.

Donnie said...

I would love to have that room. It is definitely my style. Just lovely.

French-Kissed said...

Wow, I love it all...such a beautiful shade of blue going on here. I can see you are having such fun with your theme...I especially like the boat shaped dish and the wonderful fabric you used for the napkins. Now, if I could just sail away...


Debbie said...

You know, I'm home alone a lot yet rarely treat myself to a really pretty tray for one. I'm going to resolve in 2011 to do more of that!

Your pretty sailboat themed tray is inspirational. And I love what I can see of your office. Awesome!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

You are right, that is a charming tablescape. Just adorable, and I love your little sailboat and your entire trayscape and room!

Hope you will drop by my blog as I'm having a china drawing. The winner recieve something in one of their favorite patterns. It is in honor of my 200th post.

Happy Tablescape Thursday...


Sheila :-)

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a pretty sailing trayscape. Makes me long for days of Summer!

Entertaining Women said...

The Chantal boat dish is really quite special! You've created a perfect vignette for your lovely well done. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

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