Friday, November 1, 2013

Cozy!

Are there words that turn you off?  Words that you automatically question if you hear them?  By that I mean if the word is used does your Missouri brain say "Show me"?  Mine does.  I have a couple of those words.  One is 'yummy'.  I have a vile reaction when I hear the word.  I don't want yummy.  Perhaps my palate is too mature for yummy?  I hear the word used to entice children but I've never hear a kid ask for it.  Yummy.  Nope.

Another of those words, for me, is 'cozy'.  I automatically have a negative reaction or, if not negative, then certainly questioning.  It is kind of like when you receive an email with the subject "You're gonna love this" and you think, "Let me decide."  Hard headed?  Stubborn?  I prefer tenacious.   I'm also a little fond of recalcitrant. 

On we go.  Here in WNC the temps are toying with us but, for the most part, we're going down.  With colder weather and holidays approaching, we are thinking of...wait for it...cozy bedrooms.  There!  I said it.   I found some pleasant and inviting rooms.  Are they cozy?  I leave that up to you. 


 
Cozy?  Definitely a friendly welcome.  Who will visit and have their "visions of sugar plums" in this room? 
 
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Peaceful.  Is that a matelass√© or a knitted blanket?  I used the best white knitted blanket I ever found in a client's guestroom and I wish I had kept it. 
 
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A fluffy bed against a backdrop of bricks.   I just realized that, so far, I'm on an iron bed theme.  Unintentional unless some long since memory is taking me there.  There were lots of iron beds in my growing up years. 
 
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  Although the photo is a bit fuzzy I couldn't resist sharing it.  To me the girdles on the wall are obnoxious.  I willingly admit to being fond of that word.  Is this shabby chic?  That phrase really is an oxymoron, isn't it?
 
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A little more refined and I can breathe again.  I've recently become aware that with the popularity of sleigh beds, we've lost dusters.   
 
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Ah, serenity.  Refined and lovely. 
 
I like all of the rooms I've shown and would happily search out my cozy in any of them. 
 
Sleep warm.  Sleep well.
 
Sami
 
 
 
 
 



 
 


6 comments:

  1. I love that first bedroom. It is so lovely.

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  2. I love the Christmas tree in the bucket in the first one, the great ceiling in the second one, all the iron beds (and it's been since our very first newlywed apartment since I've had one of those), girdles not so much!

    Is that last bedroom your favorite, Sami? Really? Even in the North Carolina mountains? Just curious.

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    1. Dewena, although I said I liked them all, I like the blue bedroom, the one with bricks and the austere one best. If I had to choose it would be the last one. I decorate a lot of cottages and I live in one. I like a change.

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  3. The two I like best are very different from each other - the rustic, exposed brick one with the fabulous vintage iron seat and the modern one. Each work for their setting. I agree; I dont like the clothes hanging on the wall above the bed either. The vintage garments would work on display alright, but not there or the way they are hung.

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    1. Anne-Marie, I agree with you. If I liked a corset enough to hang it on the wall, I would frame it first. The bed looks 'cozy' in that room.

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  4. My favorite would be the first bedroom, a definate cozy to me :)
    In England we would refer to it as being homely, meaning cozy, however I soon learned THAT word means the exact opposite on this side of the pond :)
    ~Jo

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