Friday, January 25, 2008

Show and Tell Friday

You remember a couple of weeks ago on Show and Tell that I asked you to help me decide whether to buy new or re-upholster my living room sofa and my husband's chair.

And you may know you said "Get New!"

So we bought a sofa two weeks ago and I showed it to you. Now we bought a recliner for my husband last Saturday at Lazy-Boy.
My husband finds it very comfortable and I like the design very much. I'm not sure whether I want the material this dark but I do want a green. I really wanted leather but friends of ours said leather gets hot after you've sat in it for a while and is cold in the winter. So no leather.

We won't be getting any of the furniture for 6-8 weeks. But of course I'll show you the room when it's all set up. I thank you all again for participating and helping me decide what to do. I can't wait!

I want to show you a couple of artifacts that I keep in my living room in which I'm putting the new furniture.

Below is a Chinese set (dish and egg) given to me years ago by my nephew. It sits on my fireplace mantel in the center. I love it!



This is a decorated Chinese roof tile. I bought it at the Museum Store many years ago. It depicts 3 Buddhas. It sits to the left of the fireplace on the hearth.


theteach

16 comments:

Hootin' Anni said...

I can't wait to see your 'new' living room!! How exciting.

And let me tell you ----I won't be sharing your show n tell with my hubby any time soon! He loves oriental stuff. One of our bathrooms is done 'far east' and there are tons of his knick knacks he collected while overseas in the Navy...boy would he love YOUR treasures!!!

My show n tell is posted, won't you drop by for a visit? I love visitors!! ;o)

Hootin' Anni said...

#!@!@@!# I posted a comment, clicked publish and Blogger decided it didn't like it. LOLOLOL

Okay, first off I said: "I can't wait for you new living room show n tell!!!'

Then....I ummmmmmm, mentioned that I won't share this week's with hubby as he has a room filled with oriental knick knacks that he collected from overseas during his Navy days. Boy, would he love to get his little hands on your treasures. hehehehehe


My show n tell is posted, won't you drop by for a visit? I love visitors!! ;o)

LBP said...

Getting new furniture is so exciting!

I love your "chinese" decorations, they are really pretty!

Blessings

Linda

ellen b. said...

I'm looking forward to seeing your new furniture in your room. The art pieces you have are wonderful..

The Mama Bear said...

I think you might find the dark green looks nice with the sofa. Love the oriental items, my greatest desire for years has been to get a real Kabuki doll from the orient. My godmother did send me some things from japan when I was a teen, but could never find the doll.

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Can't wait to see the finished new look. It's always fun to redo a room. I tagged you for a couple of things. You do not have to participate if you don't want to. Have a great day. :)

Big Bang - World Record and,
Link Love Tag

The Mama Bear said...

Yes you can have the other motto graphic too....of course.

Julieann said...

YAY, I am glad you are solving your sofa and chair situation...LOL--I can not wait to see everything in place.

Beautiful chinese tiles.

Julieann

Feathering My Nest said...

Thanks for sharing. Nice art pieces. I think you will be so happy with your new furniture. Can't wait to see it.

Kathi

cookiesunshine said...

Your show and tell is wonderful this week. I really do like your choice of chairs. It looks very pretty and extremely comfy. Good choice!
-Cookie

Cheryl said...

What lovely artifacts you have. I am anxious to see your new furniture :-) when you get it.

genny said...

It a nice stuff you have. The recliner chair i bit you its really feeling comfortable to set there. Happy weekend.

Mo said...

New furniture is always fun.
I have a recliner that we had custom-upholstered to match our decor, and it was a great thing!

Mrs.T said...

Thanks for sharing! The recliner looks so comfy and I really like the fabric. Will be looking forward to seeing your living room with all the new furniture in place.

Travis said...

I have a leather sofa and chair that were perfect when I bought them in southern California. But I did notice when I got to Washington that they lost some of that comfort in the winter time unless I put blankets on them.

So i switched to a wonderful micro fiber suede and I love it!

Kelli said...

How exciting about your new furniture! I love your chinese dish and tile, just beautiful!
Kelli