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Monday's pets on furniture

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 and PLEASE don't send me closeups of your pet!)

"My cat Moody, on the desk to be admired. He is such a poseur."
- Marion (Belgium)

"My 5-month old kitten on her favourite chair in the house."
- Julie (Singapore)

"Pazy, my super sweet 9 year old siamese-tortoise shell in my living room. She follows me everywhere waiting to snuggle."
- Brooke (Calgary, Alberta)

"These are Glasgow and Bruzu. They like to stay near the Christmas tree and sometimes we think they are waiting for Santa Claus. They love to be the center of all attention!''
- Erika (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

"This is Lucy and Yorke taking over my sofa. They are both dogs from the shelter. My son rescued them and then moved to Guatemala leaving puppies with me for the time being. Gran needs her couch back. Hurry home son!"
- Sheila (North Mississippi)

Since I didn't get a ton of entries this week I thought I'd sneak one in of my own. This is a photo I took this time last year of 3 of my boys (Felix, Cheeks and Edgar) asleep on the living room couch.


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James Leland Day ... gimme, gimme, gimme

...more of stylist and editor James Leland Day's work. Kim featured James' work a few years ago and he is responsible for styling perhaps our favourite photo of all time. (Remember red tolix chair and art wall in a white white room? ...his!) I'm moving right into these rooms. I just need to figure out how to squeeze through my monitor and plop on that sofa. James you're a genius!




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Favs of the week 


Drowning in boxes! The dining room before

When will this nightmare end? Every time I unpack a box I look up to see a wall of boxes still awaiting my attention. With a full time job in the next city and blogging, weekends are devoted to getting settled in. Ha! I can't see the light at the end of this box tunnel. So I'm playing hooky again from WINKS and reading lists (I haven't forgotten all those lovely blogs I promised to include in the next few guides ... I promise.) That's a before of my new old dining room. The previous owner was into diving by the looks of it (and concealed storage!). If you want to see my next walk through just head over to my page.


Every day life is beautiful...

I have been sick with yet another cold all week, but my spirits were instantly lifted the other day when I saw that we had received an email from Fabien, whose home in France (which he shares with Frédérique) I had posted back in June of last year. It seems Fabien and Frédérique have recently moved to another part of France and although their home is not decorated completely, they wanted to share it with us. And am I ever glad I did because once again the photos are beautiful and in the world of interior design where so often it's all frou-frou and expensive furniture and each item is placed JUST SO, it's nice to see how "normal" people live. (They are updating their website Harmonie intérieure and it will include some gorgeous raku pottery that Frédérique is working on - a couple photos of it are after the jump). Thanks again Fabien!

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