Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Are you sitting comfortably..?

In addition to my collections of vintage treasures I also have a thing about chairs, sofas and cushions - can you have too many cushions?!! Our tiny cottage has always been home to a plethora of painted kitchen chairs and don't even ask how many wing-back chairs we have had in the past few years! It doesn't matter where we go, you can absolutely guarantee I will fall in love with a pretty chair of some description! These days, it is a real treat to be able to indulge my love for such items on a regular basis; I buy them for the website which means I am able to appreciate them for a short while before they go to a new home!

This diminutive 1930s sofa was a real find. It has a drop arm and its orginal plain upholstery has been expertly covered in an old Sanderson floral linen.

It's the perfect sofa for a study or studio - yes, you've guessed it, I would dearly like to keep it!

This beautiful old windsor chair is another favourite of mine.

Its rich patina fits in wonderfully with country-style decor...

...and the pretty tapestry roses seat ensures you enjoy a nice comfy seat!

I did buy something recently which I am definitely keeping for myself - one of Hen's gorgeous fabric covered notebooks!

I spied the books on one of her recent blog posts and decided I just had to have one! Hen makes them in all sorts of designs, this one being a patchwork of CK fabrics.

I believe she has added them to her etsy shop, so you'd better be quick if you want to buy one as I'm sure they will be very popular!


  1. Hello Clare,

    The settee looks scrumptious. I love the green, no, I love it all. Will the Union Jack pillow be in your shop?

    Take care!

  2. I'm very impressed you are letting go of that sofa, it looks so at home! Thanks so much for showing off the book, so glad you like it. I'm in love with that rosy chair... I'd better be good for Father Xmas!
    Hen x

  3. Hi Claire :-))
    me and my friend marta enjoyed a lot to look at your blog and at all the new goodies you have added to your shop!! we like the chair with the needlepoint work on!! well..everything is amazing!!

  4. Oh how beautiful this post is. I loved everything. If you are letting that sofa go, how beautiful the one you keep must be.

  5. Clare, your sofa is so bright and cheerful with all of the scrumptious pillows!! I love all of the colors and mixtures of prints. Always such a delight to stop by for a visit at your blog.


  6. What a wonderful settee, and the chair with the rose tapestry is so beautiful...I love Hen,s book, and am so glad that the first CK shops have opened here in Ireland. hugs Margie.

  7. I can understand why you couldn't resist one of those fabulous fabric book covers

    Victoria xx

  8. Love your sofa and cushions - reminds me of one we had growing up - my Mum loved Sanderson fabric & all things floral .... I fought it for a while, but hey, if it's in your genes, what can you do?!!!
    Willow x

  9. I love the sofa, it's gorgeous! You must find it soooo hard to let things go, I know I would!

    Mel x

  10. I'm with you, a girl can never have too many, cushions, chairs, sofa's . . . Rachaelxo

  11. I love all the furniture - it all looks so cosy.

  12. Ooh enjoy the wine and nibbles (and wobbles!) tonight!

    My girls are pretty excited, well my eldest tells me every day what she wants Father Christmas to bring and my youngest mainly enjoys attacking the tree but they are both loving the festive season :)

    me lx

  13. Love the sofa! Just what I keep imagining for my parlour though I guess I'll end up doing up my old one -sigh-

  14. Hi Clare, Love the sofa with all the cushions on it. Very pretty. I used to have a little 30's sofa with a drop arm, after seeing yours I really miss it!
    Regards Nicky.

  15. Hi Clare thank you for popping by ... I have missed doing blog regularly and look forward to catching up on everyone.

    I love your christmas cards and all those cushions!

    have a lovely christmas and new year. best wishes Ginny x

  16. i love your blogg!
    Happy christmas!

  17. What a beautiful blog!!
    Have a sweet day!!

  18. I love those Sanderson prints. I used to live just along the street from a Sanderson shop and used to gaze longingly at their beautiful fabrics.

    Merry Christmas Clare.

    Marie x