Saturday at Jo’s

Posted on Sat, 5 May 2012 by midcenturyjo

Yawn! Stretch! Was I asleep? Really? No! (Hope I wasn’t snoring.) I swear I just settled in on the couch to read my magazine and drink my tea. The sun was wonderfully warm on my toes. Oh… my tea is cold. OK I believe you. I must have dropped off. I love this time of year. The air is cool but the sun is warm and my favourite spot is in my breezeway where the late morning sun peeks in. I couldn’t resist taking a photo. This room is always changing. Furniture moves in and out but it is always our casual hang out area. Funny how a little pass through space between the old house and the separate kitchen wing is where we sit and chat with friends, drink coffee, listen to music and read magazines. Love my red drum stool. It’s new. Got it from Matt Blatt.

As you can see I have a thing for turkish kilim cushions. I have a couple left on Faded Empire if you would like one of your own. They have been very popular. We still have to paint this room. We are half thinking that we would like to strip the paint to get an exposed brick look but I’m worried that we will get half way through and throw in the towel. It will be a big job.

Just a sneak peek at my husband’s office. There is always a junk room in every house and this is it so no more shots at the moment. The old Coke sign is screenprinted on metal (signed and dated 1964) and would have hung on the side of a shop. We found it in a demolition yard for basically nothing. Of course husband wanted it as the main “art piece” in his room. Typical! That’s it for today I think. The sunlight is moving across the breezeway and I have two more magazines to flick through. I’m going back to the couch. If you like to see how I spent my morning before settling in on the couch you can check out my page.

WyGal says:

Love it all Jo! Very nice….especially the nap ­čśë

rooth says:

Oh cute, I really like that hangout area. Really casual and cozy!

midcenturyjo says:

Thanks everyone! Might just have to do it again today. It's a long weekend here so I don't have to rush to get my normal weekend chores done. First though I have to go for coffee … and maybe some toast this morning. Shouldn't do croissant two days in a row ­čśë

I love this time of year too, when the sun is to be welcomed, not hidden from. And naps – I discovered them about a year ago and now luxuriate in them. Happy snoozing Jo. (I love your chequerboard floor – they've been catching my eye recently).

chloec says:

Love the stripes with the cushion mix, Jo would you mind sharing where you found that fabulous couch, its exactly what I have been wanting for an outdoor lounge area… beautiful!!!!

bdeckba says:

I have those exact tea cups, I just found them at a thrift store in pure white as well. They are the perfect size for an Americano…

midcenturyjo says:

PP I'm sure there is no time to nap with the RW refurb under way mores the pity. Chloec it's a vintage daybed that I threw some cushions I had from another sofa on. I had that sofa reupholstered years ago but the frame gave out over time. The fabric is outdoor fabric from Sunbrella. It is perfect for stains and resists the sun. I'm always cannibalizing pieces of furniture. Bdeckba I found mine in a thrift shop too.

That is the perfect nook! Bet it's one of your favorite places.

Guest says:

Where is the chair from in your husbands office? Is it Matt Blatt?

amina says:

LOve this kilims!!! a perfect combination!

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