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Monday’s pets on furniture – part 2

Posted on Mon, 31 Jan 2011 by KiM

If you’d like to send us photos to include in next week’s “pets on furniture” post, please ensure your photos follow our basic rules: First, the pet must be on a piece of furniture. And said piece of furniture must be clearly visible in the photo, so it takes center stage rather than your pet. (Think of it more of a photo of a great piece of furniture that you want to show off…and your pet happens to be sitting on it). And second, the photo must be of decent quality. If it’s dark or fuzzy (from a camera phone) then it may not make the cut. Thanks! (Photos, your name, location and a brief description can be sent to [email protected] PLEASE don’t send me closeups of your pet!)

This is Simba our abyssinian kitty, he’s very adventurous and loves to climb this 8 foot ladder we have in our house. This picture always makes us laugh, imagine him singing, fa la la la la!
– Leah (Kailua, Hawaii)
This is Ringo our Manchester Terrier sitting on HIS chair in the kitchen, where he watches us cook dinner. I bought it from Vinnies for $15, re-upholsted it and painted it white.
– Gemma (Sydney, NSW)
Brothers Toby and Nicholas in Sydney. Toby is on the Chair.
– Thomas
Ella is a Mini Foxy, just 12 months old now! She loves to cuddle up on my favourite vintage cane chair in my office while I work! The chair was originally cane coloured but I sprayed it white to suit my office! It was once my Mum’s! I know it’s something I’ll have forever!

This picture shows my cats Maya and Peeps. Maya is sitting on my Room and Board sofa and Peeps is sitting on my CB2 rug. The coffee table was made by my boyfriend who makes custom furniture. The top pillow is Tugboat for Urban Outfitters and the carpet square on the table is from Galbraith & Paul.

– Michelle (Philadelphia)

This is Charlie, he loves to sleep on these Chilwick place mats. In fact he has rejected every soft, cozy, warm thing that I have ever brought home for him! Silly Cat.
– (Vancouver, B.C.)
Sophia Rescue Dog extraordinaire. Basset/German Shepard Mix. Yes came from a shelter backround but now prefers to sit on furniture.
– Grace
Here a few pictures of my cats sitting on furniture, they prefer to sit/sleep together. The first one is their favorite sleeping spot at the moment (they change over the year, in bed, on top, on the side table, under the side table, etc) Now it’s fashion to be on top of the side table, both, which doesn’t fit properly but they persist so we sometimes wake up from a cat falling down but it jumps up again until it’s morning and we go up… crazy animals. The second one is made this week on my new coffee table, I made it from salvaged verge collection stuff; the frame is made from a bed base, the legs were from an old broken greenish table, the mirror was cracked and the glass top came from an old desk. The shells I found at random over the world. I am so proud of it and so are the Pookies!
– (Swanbourne (Perth), Western Australia)

Sadly, shortly after this taken, Snookums, 16 1/2, passed away (left).  Target still enjoys sleeping in his chair but not as much without his buddy next to him.
– Stephanie
1. Bowie loves to sit on the cupboard of my deceased grandmother
2. Grandfather Casper in his louis XV chair 
3. Lovely kittens making a mess
– Katrien and Tom (Belgium)

Monday’s pets on furniture – part 1

Posted on Mon, 31 Jan 2011 by KiM

If you’d like to send us photos to include in next week’s “pets on furniture” post, please ensure your photos follow our basic rules: First, the pet must be on a piece of furniture. And said piece of furniture must be clearly visible in the photo, so it takes center stage rather than your pet. (Think of it more of a photo of a great piece of furniture that you want to show off…and your pet happens to be sitting on it). And second, the photo must be of decent quality. If it’s dark or fuzzy (from a camera phone) then it may not make the cut. Thanks! (Photos, your name, location and a brief description can be sent to [email protected] PLEASE don’t send me closeups of your pet!)

Here’s a photo I took of of my cat Muji on a Saarinen tulip chair.
-Bruce (Austin, TX)
Here is a photo of my two model dogs – Lily (brown and white) and Molly (black and white) both Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. They both love this chair and if there is a cushion in the way, Molly will just lie on top of Lily to ensure she doesn’t miss out!
– (Sydney, Australia)
Eva on grandfather’s chair.

– Erin & Shannon (Seattle)

Please find attached a photo of our French Bulldog Mack who has been sprung on my heritage silk bedcover(check out the guilty look) playing with his ball.
– Vicki (Auckland, New Zealand)
I’ve attached a photo of my little lady, Oney, enjoying my Ikea slipper chair.
– (Austin, TX)

I live in Maine and last year I took some interior photos of my apartment & one of my cats, Bagheera, snuck into this picture.  He’s not exactly on the furniture, but the furniture was meant to be the focal point!
I know you ask for no close-ups but had to show you how Lucy, the camouflage queen, disappears when she curls up on my faux fur throw.   “You can’t see me!”  When she was younger she would nurse on the pillow– thought it was her mom.
– Jean (Knoxville, TN)

It may be 26 below outside, but Henry the Great, Stan and Frankie all find the one warm spot in the house – much to the dismay of our leather sofa.

(I stole the photo below off Nikki’s website because King Henry is a superstar)
This is a picture of my rescued feral cat, J.R., basking in the afternoon sun on a hand crocheted afgan on a Natucci couch. It’s a long way from the greasy truck yard where he was born. 

– Lana

I have attached two pictures of my 7 month old kitten George, he’s a Snowshoe cat and is a little bit of a spoilt brat, but that’s why i love him so. He likes to hide on the little shelf on my dressing table, but his favourite place to sit is in the sunshine on the big armchair in the lounge!
– Hannah
These are my book ends; Murphy-Doodle (blond, left, 9 years old) and Shadow (right, 5 years old) on my hand-me-down PURPLE couch I have always wanted——-pre and post “squirrel-sighting” included.
– Gina (St Lisahns, Oregon)

Return of the stalker

Posted on Mon, 31 Jan 2011 by midcenturyjo

 

Stalking! Oh how I have missed stalking. Truth be told I have actually been trawling through page after page, suburb after suburb of Australian homes but no rewards. Christmas leading into January is the quiet time for real estate in Australia. Coupled with a stagnant market and banks that are so tight with their money I haven’t found a home that took my fancy. Until today. How about this St Kilda, Melbourne home? Clean, contemporary lines, interesting art (wish I could see into the room downstairs with the baby grand and the gallery wall) and privacy… definitely needed with a bathroom like that one. I know all the lights have to be on for the real estate photos but wouldn’t you like to see this place with a little less overhead light and a lot more table and floor light. Once again the price will make you shake your head. Link while it lasts.

Sunday quickie

Posted on Sun, 30 Jan 2011 by KiM

Lisa mentioned in her post yesterday that this weekend is our last blog-free weekend, and while she kind of broke that rule by blogging, I am doing the same. I thought I’d get some blogging out of the way that I was supposed to do last week. Before I get to that, we’ve had people leave comments here and there asking about whether we’re on Facebook and Twitter. Some members of my family have also been driving me nuts about this so over the holidays my husband got us up and running on both, and has been maintaining them ever since. Although Lisa and I already have our hands full, hopefully we’ll be able to start getting more involved. So in the meantime check us out on Facebook , and Twitter .

Alrighty, so last week we had 2 new advertisers join us that I wanted to mention. The first being, a shop based in Portsmouth, NH that now has an online store of beautiful furniture, lighting, pillows, art, antiques and home accents. Unfortunately they do not ship internationally so I will have to love their pieces from afar, but folks in the States can take advantage. I devoured their and below are some of my favourite finds.

  
  
  
  

After the jump is an introduction to another new advertiser….

has joined us as an advertiser and this online shop only started out in 2009. They sell MANY styles of curtains to appeal to the masses. My favourite curtain is a grommet top in a thick sailcloth canvas, and to my delight Curtainworks carries this curtain in several colours. (I have been searching Ottawa for weeks for this exact curtain in white for my dressing room with NO LUCK). I was sad to notice that this shop also only ships within the U.S. 🙁 For those in the U.S. shipping is free on orders over $100. 🙂 Here are a few product shots from their .

Last weekend in January!

Posted on Sat, 29 Jan 2011 by midcenturyjo

Our January weekend holidays are almost over. Can I hear a collective “about time” from a large group of you? I know. I know. The DTI addicts need their weekend fix 🙂 In the meantime jump over to my page and see what has been going on at the new old house.

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