Monday, February 3, 2014

Well hello my friends. I've had a longer than normal absence from my blog. I haven't been feeling the greatest and so my productivity level is in the toilet. I have an autoimmune disease that causes fatigue. It can be very debilitating and frustrating. I'm feeling better, well enough to do a little online shopping anyway lol. I've been searching the thrift stores and Craigslist for over a year for a chair, haven't been able to find just what I'm looking for. Lo and behold Restoration Hardware had a sale on exactly the style that I wanted. YIPPEE!!! Since I had a little Christmas money and I haven't bought furniture brand new from the store in 15 years I treated myself to this lovely chair. I ordered it in white linen with a burlap back and sides.

Lorraine Chair White with Burlap
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 I was going to recover my current living room chair, but I've grown to dislike it intensely. The more I looked at it the more I hated it. Does that ever happen to you? I've also bought new pillow covers and linen to make slipcovers for my sofa and dining room chairs. I've realized that I have to buy some things and make a lot less than I would like too because of my health. In short I just need to rely on more help from the stores, it's a bummer when you enjoy creating your own stuff. I also bought new drapes from Ikea and I have a plan to redo my balloon shades.I'm giving them a whole new look. I'll have that project up soon. I'm halfway done with one of them and I cant wait to show you guys. In other news after many years of frustration about getting my bathroom done I've decided to get some estimates from the pros on getting some of the major work done. I hope before the year is out I'll have a reveal on my long awaited bathroom. Wish me luck it's been a long time coming.  Thanks for stopping by, I'll be back soon.

15 comments:

  1. I hate it when I feel under the weather so I can't imagine it as an on-going thing. My thoughts are with you,

    Your new chair is lovely. Have fun decorating around the chair.

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  2. That chair is swoon-worthy! I hope you are feeling better soon.

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  3. Luvly new chair. Here's hoping you get to feeling better.

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  4. I'm sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well, Karen. Your new chair looks gorgeous. Very comfy, too!

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  5. I love that new chair! Hope you feel better soon!

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  6. Hello everything looks beautiful! I wanted to let you know I understand how you feel! I went 5 weeks since my last post, and if you look at my post in March of last year I am describing how sick I was with autoimmune and how it kept me from blogging almost all winter.. I have Lupus, MS, Fibromyalgia Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and the list goes on. The REAL reason I have all of these diseases is from Lyme Disease. I was diagnosed in April after 20 years of misdiagnosis and no progress. I am taking baby steps toward wellness. Decorating is my absolute passion and keeps me going, although it's so frustrating being limited by pain and illness.. Anyway, I understand the fatigue, but the love of decorating keeps us going doesn't it? If you ever want to talk, message me anytime!
    Amber @junkaholicsunanimous

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  7. I hope you are feeling better very soon!

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  8. Karen, I am so sorry to hear you suffer too with an autoimmune disease! I recently opened up about my struggle on my blog and it was a little freeing to actually say it all. There are so many of us out there and I hope it helps to know that you are NOT ALONE! Those of us who deal with chronic pain get each other and know what the day-to-day is like. I'm praying for you Karen, and hope this flareup is short lived. Also, LOVE this chair. I remember when I first saw it in the catalog. So lovely!!! (((hugs)))

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  9. Please, feel better....we miss seeing you! Enjoy your beautiful chair!
    JP

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  10. Karen, glad you are back. Love this chair and I am a fan of Restoration Hardware. Great choice.

    Cynthia

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  11. Karen, your new chair is gorgeous! Sorry to read that you weren't feeling well. Praying for your health to be restored.

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  12. Hello my sweet Jersey friend. I feel for you Karen! I have two autoimmune diseases just in the last few years. I found out it was all due to eating gluten, drinking milk and eating our beloved Jersey corn. It may be your problem too. I'm tired of being tired :P

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  13. Health is so important. When we have it, we have everything, and when we don't, it's hard to focus on anything else. I hope your disease is something that can be, if not cured, at least managed to the point where you can do what you want when you want.

    Your new chair is absolutely stunning Karen! No wonder you waited so long for it. It was so worth it.

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  14. Take good care of yourself. The blogging world usually understands when people are not feeling well. Love the chair....
    Stay positive!

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  15. Hi Karen, sorry that you are not feeling so hot. I can sympathize as I also supper from Lupus etc. etc.and have trouble some days keeping going. Anyway, I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. I have been having trouble with GFC and if I am already following you, and you following me, please forgive me. If not, please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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