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August 24, 2015

The Cruising Sofa!

Let's do a little history of where this sofa has been in this house...
Mind you I have a nickname of being the furniture shuffler!

The leather sectional started out downstairs in the small family room I created using a nautical theme.  It stayed that way for a few years but sadly it barely got used so then I decided to turn this area into a bedroom which I never did do a post about.  The ship's wheel table is in storage and the curio cabinet is in a new spot but still in this room.  I did a little post once in this room before it became a guest room as seen "here".

So the sofa cruised to the upstairs to an unused bedroom that I had vacated when we took her all of her bedroom furniture and I penned it the "den" as seen "here".  
Sadly it sat again with no use.....  
Dan thinks I should use this room as a craft/sewing room which would be nice but I really think we need it for the extra bed.

Our daughter's old sofa set was looking pretty sad so convinced her she needed this!

On Saturday we cruised down to her place-  which is 180 miles south of us.  I forgot to take a picture (which is rare for me).  It really was amazing how we got all of that into our company van (with a friend's help).  There was zero room for anything else and our seats were as far forward as could be.  Let's just say that when we arrived we had to unbend ourselves!  Thank goodness she had two young guys that stopped by to unload it for us.

 She lives in a home that was built in 1885 which has very tall ceilings and pretty spacious rooms.  I posted about helping her move in 2013  "here"
The bay window is part of the living room area. It's just a rental home and not a perfect by any means but it's in a safe neighborhood and the landlord has been a good one.

 It fits in with plenty of room and looks great.
She had a wool throw and some pillows to add which all worked out nicely.

I used a few things she had around and showed her how to use a tray to make a display.
The teal colored ceramic vase was a handmade gift she just received for being in a recent wedding (she stuck the little picture in there after I was gone).  Since I forgot to take pictures I asked her to take some and send them to me.  These smart phones are a wonderful thing!

No more cruising sofa!

Between Naps on the Porch
Metamorphosis Monday

Ivy and Elephants


  1. Looks like you have found the absolute perfect spot for the sofa, and I'm sure she is happy to have it!

  2. I love how you re-used such a huge furniture over and over again and still manage to keep it looking like it's always been there! I'm sure your daughter is grateful and love the vignette you created for her!

  3. I love how you re-used such a huge furniture over and over again and still manage to keep it looking like it's always been there! I'm sure your daughter is grateful and love the vignette you created for her!

  4. Your sofa looks like it belongs there in your daughter's home. The wood floors and her wall color really compliment it. Liz, I wanted to thank you for your sweet comment this morning. I don't know where it went! I was going to comment back and it's gone. Please know I appreciate you took the time to comment.

  5. Hi Liz, your sectional sofa looks great in your daughter's home and it is amazing how it looks like it has always been there. Great table centerpiece with the tray. The color of the sofa is such a great shade to work with and will go with any changes in pillows, throws etc in the future.
    I'm sure your daughter is very thankful. We do lots of love redirects of furniture and stuff for our kids, don't we? I have done the same for my son in his home.
    Thanks for stopping by this morning and your kind comment.
    Have a great day. cm

  6. The sectional looks great there. She must be thrilled. Such a neutral color, she can change the decor quite easily. I do the same with my kids.

  7. Oh I am sure your daughter is going to be enjoying that wonderful sofa...looks perfect in the room!...and love the charming house!...

  8. Sofa looks good in the room.It has a pleasant color...

  9. Liz,
    I think your cruising sofa may have just found its forever home!!!
    It fits the space perfectly!!!
    Thanks for sharing, dear friend!!!

  10. Hi Liz! You're a wonderful mother giving this to your daughter. The sofa looks like it was made for her room! :) I used to move my furniture all around, now days it pretty much stays put! ;) Thanks for popping in to see Babbette and no, I'm making all of the little clothes to give her at Christmas time. I'm so bad!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)


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Welcome to Home and Gardening With Liz. I have combined my previous blogs “Infuse With Liz” and “Sit With Me In My Garden” into this new blog. I love interior decorating and gardening. I enjoy redefining interior spaces by moving things around and reusing decorative items already found in the home. I also enjoy creating tablescapes and an occasional crafting project. I'm so pleased you've stopped by. I invite you to follow me and I do hope you will keep coming back! Liz
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