Monday, February 29, 2016

New Dining Room Rug

Hello, Dear Ones! I wanted to tell you I'm really doing well with my physical therapy. I go twice a week and am learning all kinds of stretches, ouchy still, but I'm giving it all I can. I started out with a 50% or so bend with my knee and last Friday I was able to bend my knee over 90%! Yay me! They want me to get to 120% bend. Just wanted to let you know how I'm doing. Thank you all for asking.

Well, I thought I would take a break from showing you the clothes for Babbette I've sewn and show a little bit of decor.
 When we bought our old/new house this was the first time to have wood floors. We really do love them and I have to admit ~ the wood floors are easier to keep clean. You can see your dust bunnies!  So with that being said, we didn't have big rugs to cover the floors and we began to purchase some one at a time. We've bought rugs for the living room, den and guest room so far.
 A few weeks ago Mr. Precious told me to get ready and we would go out for dinner. Well, I was feeling better and was ready after over two months to dine out! He said why don't we stop in the carpet store and just look at some rugs for the dining room. Okie dokie, right down my alley. I hobbled all over that carpet store on my walker and we picked out two rugs! The one you see here is for the dining room and we got one for the master bedroom too. I'll show you the bedroom rug later because we're waiting until I'm walker free so we can slide it under the bed and I haven't made my curtains yet (got the fabric and lining material just haven't made them). He had planned this as he was there during the day looking at rugs. He's so sweet, ya know. :)
 I'm loving it and think this new rug really pulls the room together and grounds it. My voice doesn't echo like it did either! I thought the border went well with the drapes in here too! Oh, after Christmas I added some sheers to the dining room and living room windows for a little privacy. Not my favorite choice but it helps hide me a little bit as I'm hobbling on my walker running around in my nightgown from the Peeping Toms! :)
The rug is an 8 x 10 and there's plenty of room to pull the chairs out from the table and the legs are still on the rug. I don't like to see a rug that's too small that when you pull out a chair the back legs bounce down on the floor. Well, I was so excited to show you and hope you like it. My room is a little nekked as I've not been able to do any decorating as all of my stuff is in the basement! Maybe one day I'll be able to go down and bring up some pretties. 

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

I Only Have Eyes For You

 My love must be a kind of blind love.
I can't see anyone but you.
Are the stars out tonight?
I don't know if it's cloudy or bright.
I only have eyes for you, dear.

The moon may be high,
But I can't see a thing in the sky.
'Cause I only have eyes for you.

I don't know if we're in a garden
Or on a crowded avenue.

You are here, so am I.
Maybe millions of people go by.
But they all disappear from view.
And I only have eyes for you.
~ sung by Art Garfunkel


  1. Love the rug, it is perfect and compliments the drapes so well. I am also so happy for you that your rehab is going well. Hopefully you will be 100% soon.

  2. I'm so glad you're doing so well! And I love the rug...and how it grounds everything! Good size too.

    Jan ♥

  3. I love area rugs like yours under a dining room table ~~ crumbs from your little munchkins won't show!

  4. Steady as she goes, PT would like you to be 120%, you are certainly getting there. You have a sweet and caring husband that knows that a pick me up will help cheer you up. The rug is beautiful and makes the dining room more cozy.
    Kathleen in Az

    1. Thanks for the encouragement, Kathleen, and for popping in today. Hope all is going well with you today.
      Be a sweetie,
      Shelia ;)

  5. The rug is a beauty and complements your curtains perfectly. Mr. Precious was thoughtful to arrange your shopping trip. I can't picture what a 120 percent bend would be, I think our knees only go to 90 degree angle.

  6. Hi Shelia, Love your new rug in your pretty dining room. The design and color is so nice. Love area rugs on a wood floor too. Cozy's up the room.
    So glad you are doing so well in your PT and making great progress.
    Have a great week. Smiles~xo

  7. I love your new rug. I wa g to pull up my carpets, redoubt the wooden floors and get area rugs too. You have inspired me. So glad to hear your leg is better.

  8. Perfect! Love how it ties in with your curtains!

  9. Your rug is lovely, Shelia. The colors go so well in your dining room. I'm so happy to hear you are doing so well in PT! Way to go! Keep up the good work, dear one. ♥

  10. How beautiful Shelia! You did an outstanding job in your choice of an area rug! It beautifully compliments your drapes! Love it!

  11. Rugs add so much color and warmth to a room. I love the colors in your new home! Enjoy your week. I'm going to do a Wednesday Wee ones this week. I would love for you to join us! Hugs, Diane

  12. Great choice! I know when we put hardwood in our dining room it took me forever to find the right rug. Even better, is that you got out to the store to pick it out!

  13. The new rug is just beautiful, Shelia...perfect colors and looks marvelous with your drapes! So glad your PT is going good and your knee is healing!

  14. I think it's lovely, Shelia. The rugs are so nice with that wood floor. I love wood floors -- simply the best!

  15. Love your new rug! So glad to hear your therapy is going well....I hated therapy on my knee, torture three times a week for months, ick!!

  16. The rug is beautiful. Perfect for your dining room. I am so happy you are doing so well. Hugs Karie

  17. The rug is beautiful. Looks like the perfect size and colors! So glad to know you are doing well with your physical therapy and getting more and more mobile.

  18. Gorgeous rug! It is perfect for your dining room. xxx Maria

  19. Shelia, your rug is perfect. The rug in our family room is similar but in different colors...we've had it forever and still love it. I think you will too because it's such a classic look.

  20. Your new rug is lovely and looks so good in your dining room. So glad to hear that your physical therapy is paying off. I know that it's been tough, but it's so worth it. Sending you lots of healing love!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  21. I just love your new rug! It does finish the room. I'm looking for one, so far nothing...Happy you are feeling better.
    Take care

  22. You really have a nice size DR! You probably ought to keep Mr. Precious -- any man who would go rug shopping without you is a keeper. Yes it does work with the curtains.

  23. It's wonderful your infos. Thank you very much
    tattoo thoughts

  24. Your new rug is gorgeous! I have bare floor in my tiny dining room but I can't have a rug because the chairs would 'fall off' the edge and the dining has three traffic directions that go through it. I have an idea that I may do some day but have to think about it. In the meantime I'll just enjoy yours!

  25. Good Afternoon Dear One!
    I hope you are doing well today, this rug caught my eye for sure! I love it, we are rug shopping too and it sure is challenging to find just the right one!


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