Monday, March 14, 2016

Blue Monday

It is always hard to lose a fellow blogger.
Recently Sally from Smiling Sally passed away.
She hosted a Blue Monday party and it was one of the first parties I joined when I started blogging.  Over the years I found I didn't join as many linkups but I would often visit Sally's Monday posts.
Today in her honor I'm joining once again.
Sally asked Jeanne of Backyard Neighbor to take over the hosting and she has.  This is her first Blue Monday!  

I decided to share with you a view of my new living room sofa, ottoman and wall art.
Honestly I am not much of a decorator, but I am so happy with how these items blended together.  The sofa is a sleeper and so perfect in my small apt.  Tiger loves to sleep on it when he spends the night.  I have been looking for an ottoman and found this one on sale at Target.  It is perfect and opens up to store my blankies! 
After finding the ottoman I knew the wall art would need to be contemporary but not too 'out there'.  I found this online at Kirkland's and love it.  The colors are just what I wanted and the flowers are so me! 
And in case you ever wondered where I sit and blog,
 well this is it.  

Happy to be joining Blue Monday

Wishing you JOY,

Linda

28 comments:

Donna Wilkes said...

I can picture you and Tiger there sharing a book. The flower art makes a bold statement - love it!

Candy S said...

I love your artwork choice, it is perfect with the color of the sofa and the ottoman. Have a wonderful week..... Candy

Chatty Crone said...

Didn't you have beige? You redid the whole thing - LOVE IT!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Beautiful Linda...it is so inviting and pretty! :)

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Nice my daughter would like this her favourite colour is blue always has been

Jeanne said...

Hello Linda, Your name was mentioned today on Blue Monday and I wondered if I missed your link. I found you on Google and your beautiful room is decorated perfectly. I love everything you chose to put together a very lovey room. I too love the flowers in the art you hung behind your couch. I would sit there and Blog all day. Big smile here.
Happy blue Monday. and thank you for posting about Backyard Neighbor doing Blue Monday in Sally's honor. I miss her so much.
xo,
Jeanne

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Your room is lovely, Linda! So sorry to hear about your friend, Sally...xo

Rose L said...

Sorry to hear about your friend. I had not discovered her blog.
I do love the picture on the wall. Is it a painting or print?

Barbara F. said...

Love your living room. Perfect Blue Monday post. I was wondering if anyone would take over this meme.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Sally's passing.
Your new blues are SO pretty and the artwork is just perfect!

Lady Linda said...

Sorry to hear about your friend Linda. Your room is delightful and so inviting. I love it! You did a great job, so I don't think you can say you're not much of a decorator!

Susan said...

I am very sorry over the loss of your friend, Linda. I didn't know Sally but feel she is now at peace in the other realm of life. (Hope she'll put in a good word for the rest of us bloggers!)

Lovely sofa, ottoman and painting. Perfect all three! Susan

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Love your blue sofa, flower wall art and fun ottoman! You are a decorator.
warmly,
deb

Melanie said...

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your blogger friend. So sad.

On a happier note, your blue couch, ottoman and painting are just beautiful! I love the colors. You say you're not a decorator, but I think it all looks very nice together. :-)

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

I love your blue and white flower painting and new sofa!!
Very comfortable Linda!! Very sorry about Sally! The loss of friends is difficult!!! Yet your heart is full!
Awesome spring decorations and EAster!!

Susan said...

Sorry to hear of the loss of a blogger; her inspiration goes on in your lovely setting. XOXO

Shelia said...

I know, Linda, it's hard to believe Sally is not here. She and I were long time blogging friends. I love your beautiful sofa, ottoman and painting. You could have fooled me about being a decorator - everything is so pretty. Call yourself a decorator now!
be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Very sad about Sally's passing. I hate to hear that, but sometimes life has it's own way.
Your blue is lovely. You have paired everything wonderfully. Thanks for sharing such a special post. Happy St. Patrick's day.

Deanies Stash said...

How great that someone is going to carry on Blue Monday. Wishing you a great weekend!

xo Dianne

BECKY said...

I love it all! I'm a big fan of blues and whites together....My goodness, I've been away from blogging in much too long! When did Tiger get so big?? And he has a little sister now?? Sheesh...I hope to stay in touch much better, Linda!

Diann said...

Sally's party was one of the first blog parties I ever joined. She was always such a good hostess. I didn't know that Jeanne is carrying on with the party. I will have to join the party soon. As for your blues... I love them all! Such a fresh look.

Diann said...

Sally's party was one of the first blog parties I ever joined. She was always such a good hostess. I didn't know that Jeanne is carrying on with the party. I will have to join the party soon. As for your blues... I love them all! Such a fresh look.

Shelia said...

Hi again, Linda! Hope you're having a nice weekend. I know I would love lounging on your pretty sofa!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

bj said...

I love love love your new blue sofa...the ottoman is just perfect and you couldn't have chosen better wall art....it all looks so pretty together.

Stephanie said...

I was so sorry to learn of Sally's passing... Your blues are simply beautiful and honor her in a wonderful way.

Hugs to you!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: Sorry to hear about Sally. She will be missed. It is amazing how we become friends of people we have never met. Have a wonderful Easter. Hugs, Martha

Hartwood Roses said...

Your sofa is perfect ... and I love the Charlie pillow.

Knatolee said...

Your living room is lovely!

It's tough to lose blogging friends. I lost one named Shaun three years back. REcently his sister was over from England visiting a friend who happens to live about an hour from me. Even though I never met Shaun in person, I got to meet his sister. We had a great lunch together and it was very touching to meet her and talk about her brother. You can make some amazing connections through blogging!