April 22, 2008

Who'd a thunk it...

I have a pink couch...I know, I know, SO shocking! (I'll wait for you to pick yourselves up from the floor!). Well, actually, it's a love seat (courtesy of my sister) with a slip cover. This slip cover was such a find @ Big Lots last year...it's really Shabby Chic (at least, that's what the tag says). I Loved it because of the color (the perfect pink is so elusive...sigh...unless I blend it myself...) and when I saw that it was really, truly "Shabby Chic"...well, that sold it! I know that sounds snobby...but if I was really a snob, I'd never be at Big Lots early on a Saturday morning wearing no makeup and glasses that are missing one of the nose thingies!

Oh sure, it was made for a "real" sized couch, but with some tucking and folds and pleats...it works...at least it works for me. And the "loose fit" is a real favorite with my cat who enjoys burrowing underneath it to sleep!

Well, it might make Rachel Ashwell cringe...but I love it! (Please don't enlarge the picture or you "might " see a bit of cat hair..."note to self", the cottage/shabby/romantic look requires a white or light pet!).

19 comments:

  1. That IS just the perfect pink. I love the glasses story.

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  2. Your glasses are the best part of that story, I can just picture you in Big Lots in my mind and I am laughing! You are so precious and open and I love reading your posts! Thanks for the laughter and smiles! Donna Lynn

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  3. Well you know I just had to click and enlarge those photos, hoping to find cat hair so I'd feel right at home! LOL But not a single piece of fur in sight! LOVE LOVE LOVE the slipcover (and your rug!)... You got a great deal on that! It is a perfect pink... Yes, your little cottage is looking mighty shabby, and I mean that in the most complimentary way!!... Donna

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  4. I love the slip cover. SOOOO Shabby Chic. Hey it's what you do with what you have....

    I would love to meet you at "the barn" in Temecula sometime!?

    Debbie Kay

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  5. Hi,

    thanks for stopping by and you are welcome any time.
    I like your couch cover and the color is a perfect soft pink one, just the way I like a pink color to be.

    Suzy

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  6. Hello M
    I love those pillows..I am going to buy some like yours...beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing with us!!!
    Un abrazo muy grande
    Marcela

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  7. Hi M :)

    Thank you for coming by my blog. I love the new pink slip cover! Very cute :)

    I grew up in Arcadia, CA, but my family lives in O.C., CA. I live in Ohio now, in my hubby's home town. Thanks for the advice on the farmhouse. Wish me luck!

    rue :)

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  8. Oh this looks just like something I would love to snuggle up on, cat hair won't bother me a bit! Thanks for stopping by my blog, enjoying yours a lot!

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  9. AWESOME find! That is my absolute favorite pink! I am so jealous, I want a pink couch! Yeah right, like it would even stay pink for ONE hour with five boys, a dog and a husband, lololol!!!

    Hugs,
    Amy

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  10. That is a delicous shade of pink! I'm on the search for a new couch and it has not been easy. The pictures of your home are lovely. It was fun visiting you. Thanks for stopping by my place!

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  11. Ohhhh I want one... a pink love seat...
    It is so perfect.... and I love the little rug in front of it ... looks so charming.... it is just so pleasing to the eyes..lovely

    Linda

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  12. It's delightful, and to have found it at Big Lots - fantastic!
    Alexandra

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  13. Aren't slipcovers great! I love the transformations they make. Yours is such a pretty one, and I'd have wrassled you for it if I'd been at Big Lots when you found it.

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  14. LOVE the slipcover...and i'm surprised that you haven't heard...cat hair is "the new fringe"...oh yes, well i'm sure Rachel would not agree but it works for me:)

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  15. Hi,
    It looks darling. I can't tell you adjusted the size - it's what makes you happy and it sure looks cute.

    There is a Big Lots a couple of towns over from me, maybe I better go take a look!
    ~Tracie

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  16. It's beautiful. Where would we be without pink???

    Hugs,
    LeAnn :)

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  17. Love the Shabby Chic pink slip cover! I think what I like most about the slip cover is that you found it at Big Lots!!!! No way!!!! I never find anything that cool there!!!! What a pinkalicious find! Thanks for your funny comment about my apple pie display! I laughed aloud!

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  18. That slip looks really pretty! I think it's fun that you have a pink couch!

    Manuela

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  19. Girl, You are so funny! You are my kinda person... I'm so thrilled you stopped by my place because I might not have ever known about your wonderful blog! I am loving it...I might not get anything done today! LOL!!

    xoxo,
    Queenie!

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