19 Dec

I know! The title of this post is super misleading! We are not having sexi time so much as this is the time for the Sexi Couch to shine. Got it?

This blog is going to be a bit quiet over the next couple of weeks – I’m working on a dress right now, but let’s be real, I’ve got parties to make a drunk ass of myself at and therefore that shit won’t be finished before the weekend. My family is going to Gatlinburg on Friday – we’re staying in a cabin! Yeah! – and then I’m taking the entire week off after Christmas (and hopefully getting a LOT of sewing done! Yay!). So I’ll be taking a break from the blogworld for a bit 🙂
Speaking of Gatlinburg – anyone have suggestions for fun stuff to check out (or eat!) while we’re there? I know all about Ripley’s Believe It Or Not (and you best believe that I will be all up in that shit!), but I haven’t actually been in at least a decade so I’m not sure what kind of stuff there is to do anymore. Sadly, Dollywood parks are closed for the season, or else that would be my #1 choice, obviously.

Anyway, check out this babely babe-
Green-gold 60s velvet, yeah! Looks quite different from the last time I showed you guys my living room, huh?

I bought this beauty from Lauren Winter over the weekend. They were upgrading to a bigger couch in a more neutral color, and I about shat myself with delight when I realized that meant I could have the old couch. Aha! It *is* old – probably from the 60s, but they bought it from the original owners and it’s in very good shape. And it’s long enough for us to stretch out on 🙂 Plus: VELVET.

Living room
(Ignore that lamp; I have a really sweet gold 60s floor lamp that I’m going to replace it with, but it’s currently getting some new wiring :))

Living room
We finally mounted that beast of a tv, so I guess I can show y’all the other side of my living room!

New painting
I just picked up this painting at the flea market over the weekend… the market as a whole was pretty dead (December-April tends to be a little sad; only like a third of the vendors were there!), but hey, at least the painting matches my living room, eh? 🙂

Living room
This is a pretty shitty picture, but I just wanted to show the weird shape of the living room… and why we had to hang the tv. There really wasn’t anywhere to put it! I guess that’s what happens when you live in a house that was built before most families had a television 🙂

Christmas tree
My silver tree is one of the original tinsel ones (the kind you’re not supposed to put lights on) – it was my Great-Grandmother’s 🙂 I really love it and I’m so glad she took such good care of it.

I’d give you guys a list of where everything in this room came from, but honestly like 99% of it is from the flea market, the thrift store, a yard sale, or given to me by a friend/family member. What can I say – I’m a gatherer when it comes to decor 😉

As a side note, a lot of y’all were commenting on my sewing room corner and wondering if it usually stays that clean…
Sewing room
And here’s a shot I took this morning. So in general – yeah! I can’t work in a messy space. I’m not terribly organized, though, especially when I’m in the middle of a project 🙂

I guess that’s it! I’ll still be lurking Instagram and Twitter and checking emails if you need me! Have a happy winter holiday, whatever you celebrate 🙂 I’ll see y’all next year – I’ve got a couple pieces of exciting news that I’m just bursting to share 🙂

56 Responses to “SEXI COUCH TIME”

  1. Amy December 19, 2012 at 10:38 am #

    I have that same IKEA table! It is the greatest sewing table ever. I love how it folds up into being about a foot wide, and since it’s sole purpose is for sewing, I just use my rotary cutter right on it.

    Your living room sideboard table is amazing!

    • LLADYBIRD December 19, 2012 at 1:11 pm #

      Yes! It’s a little short, but nothing a few ugly wood blocks can’t fix 🙂 I really gotta get some casters for that thing haha.

      The sideboard table is from the flea market – I have the matching dining room table & chairs, and Lauren Winter has the coordinating china cabinet haha 🙂

      • Lucinda December 19, 2012 at 4:49 pm #

        I was wondering that about your cutting table!! I have the same Ikea table in white and it would be a perfect cutting table except that it’s a little too low – what a great idea to put it on blocks! I think my dining table is going to double as my cutting table now…or maybe it’s an excuse to buy a new dining table!

  2. Marie December 19, 2012 at 10:43 am #

    Wow, everything is looking amazing in your living room, especially the amazing new-to-you sofa!!! Have a great break and looking forward to seeing your projects in the new year!!!

  3. KristiEllKay December 19, 2012 at 10:45 am #

    Did you repaint your livingroom, or is the lighting just making it yellower? I seriously love your eclectic style! I try to be eclectic in my decorating, and I wind up looking like a hoarder that plays WAY more videogames than I actually do irl. Very strange.

    Anyway, soopa awesome new couch! Looks really deep, too! That’s a requirement for any of my couches, for spoonability =D

    • LLADYBIRD December 19, 2012 at 1:11 pm #

      Nope, it’s the same color as before. I think the light just makes it look different 🙂 And yes, the couch is the perfect size for spooning!

  4. megthegrand December 19, 2012 at 10:47 am #

    I absolutely LOVE your couch!! Your entire living space is heavenly to me, and that tree is in perfect shape. How marvelous to have so much personality in your home and your sewing space – it’s magnificent to me 🙂

  5. Melissa S. December 19, 2012 at 10:49 am #

    I love Gatlinburg! I’ve never been to the aquarium there, but I hear it’s nice. I don’t have any particular shops to recommend, as there are so many interesting ones, it’s kind of overwhelming. Last time my husband and I went, we just wandered around and found cool places that now I wouldn’t even remember. I do remember the Ole Smoky Distillery though, where you can sample real moonshine, so that was cool:) I hope you have loads of fun! Maybe it will snow!

    • LLADYBIRD December 19, 2012 at 1:13 pm #

      That may be what we end up doing – just walking around and exploring stuff. I’ve had bootleg moonshine (I do live in Tennessee, after all ;)) before and I must say, it’s pretty disgusting! But I’d like to try real moonshine. Even if it is still disgusting. Experience and all that jazz!

  6. Vicki Kate December 19, 2012 at 10:56 am #

    I LOVE your living room, especially the sofa!! What a gorgeous colour. I’m suffering severe green eye about your sewing space too, hell, I always have! I’m impressed you keep it tidy, mine is a tip right now, but I’m going to blame that on the fact that there is currently 4 WIPS going on in there which include massive curtains and its the hiding place for Christmas stuff you don’t want a 2 year old to find!!

  7. missparayim December 19, 2012 at 11:01 am #

    I love your orange walls! I am trying to warm my husband up to the idea of painting our kitchen orange.
    Your sewing room is so inspiring!

    • LLADYBIRD December 19, 2012 at 1:15 pm #

      I used to have an orange kitchen! Here is a kind of bad picture of it (there are a few more in the set as well), maybe it will help push your husband over to the yes side. Orange kitchens are awesome, I think! 🙂

  8. Joost De Cock (@j__st) December 19, 2012 at 11:18 am #

    I arrived at this page after Googling ‘sexy couch time’. I find this blog post to be rather disappointing!

    On a more serious note, I love the couch. It reminds me of the couch my grandparents used to have when I was a little boy.
    We used to draw things in the velvet by carefully brushing it to one side or another for different light reflection 🙂

    • LLADYBIRD December 19, 2012 at 1:15 pm #

      Oh, I remember doing things like that in the carpet at people’s houses. Pictures on velvet, though – so lush! What a good memory 🙂

  9. CGCouture December 19, 2012 at 11:46 am #

    It cracks me up that you got that couch! I just got rid of a brown floral velvet one from the same era that was gifted to us by one of hubby’s relatives…..and yeah, we collect a lot of *ahem* stuff from other people too. I’m jealous as hell of your little tree though, that’s so adorable!

  10. missjoiedevivre December 19, 2012 at 12:11 pm #

    Your place is beautiful, as I’d expect it to be! And how wonderful that you have your great grandmother’s tree, what a brilliant heirloom. Have a fantastic holiday!

  11. Fiona December 19, 2012 at 12:37 pm #

    Nice floors! You have such great style. I wish I could pull things together to look like that. Sigh

  12. Lisa December 19, 2012 at 12:42 pm #

    WHAT A COUCH! Ugh! I love the acid green! I love the velvet! I LOVE IT! Totally ultra-plus-swankifies an already swank room. Make sure you grab pancakes from the 1,000,000 pancake places up and down the main drag in Gatlinburg– midday, however-you-want-them pancakes are a rare luxury of which Great Smoky Mts vacationers must take advantage. Have fun!

    • LLADYBIRD December 19, 2012 at 1:16 pm #

      Mmm, pancakes! Will definitely do!!

  13. K-Line December 19, 2012 at 12:53 pm #

    I didn’t think it was possible to be envious of a cutting table!

  14. Rachel Mercado December 19, 2012 at 1:03 pm #

    I love your decorating style:) Love your blog, I found it through the Sewaholic blog a few months ago. Have a Merry Christmas!

  15. Mary December 19, 2012 at 1:10 pm #

    We had a larger version of that same tinsel tree for many years (I am old). We had a rotating transparent color wheel lamp (hard to imagine, I know–think a very slooow, fan-like contraption). It was only about 12-16″ tall, sat on the floor near the tree and pointed up to it as the four different colors (red, green, blue and yellow) rotated by. It was an accessory you could buy for the tree.

    • LLADYBIRD December 19, 2012 at 1:18 pm #

      I really wish we had the color wheel for this tree, but apparently it disappeared at some point during the years. Such a bummer – especially since the ones for sale now are stupid expensive. Oh well!

  16. sometimessewist December 19, 2012 at 1:31 pm #

    Groovy new couch! I just looked at your old living room photos and realized your old couch looks exactly like my couch…did you (or whoever you collected it from ;)) get it from Slumberland?

    • LLADYBIRD December 19, 2012 at 1:33 pm #

      Haha I have no idea! It was Landon’s before we got together. I think it’s a pretty common style – I had a couch that looked exactly like it when I was 18, although it was from Rooms To Go 🙂

  17. Mary Elizabeth December 19, 2012 at 1:47 pm #

    Dollywood should be open! Dollywood at Christmas is beautiful and I can’t wait to go on the 26th this year.

    • LLADYBIRD December 19, 2012 at 2:37 pm #

      Isn’t it just, like, the lights and shows though? I want to ride the ridesss haha 🙂

  18. Serenity December 19, 2012 at 2:17 pm #

    You are so lucky to have a true and dedicated space to create, rather than a corner in a room for somebody else….

    • LLADYBIRD December 19, 2012 at 2:35 pm #

      I’m thankful for it every day 🙂

  19. annanicole December 19, 2012 at 2:29 pm #

    So sad that Dollywood is closed but check out Ober Gatlinburg. It’s got skiing, one of those cable car in the air things to check out the scenery, and lots of other stuff. And the Pancake Pantry if you can bear the crazy long line. I always loved checking out all the tacky Christmas stores in Pigeon Forge which is nearby. I used to love the Ripley museum as a kid! Enjoy your vacation. One of the things I really miss about Tennessee is going to Gatlinburg for Christmas vacation.

    • LLADYBIRD December 19, 2012 at 2:33 pm #

      We looked at Ober Gatlinburg, I’m not a skiier but I was interested in the ice skating. We actually have a Pancake Pantry here in Nashville, but I just looked it up and they aren’t the same company?! So weird! Might have to check that one out. Thank you for the suggestions! 🙂

  20. Jenna LeDawn (@kittycatstevens) December 19, 2012 at 2:32 pm #

    go to the mayfeild ice cream shop and get fried oreos! then go to the smokey mountain brewery to get some beer and pizza— just make sure to dip your pizza in beer cheese dipppp— yum! and the donut friar is really good. why is everything i know about food related?! go on the sky lift! and pigeon forge is super close so you can ride a million go karts. have fun, lady!

    oh, and nice couch. we’ve been looking for a new one but can’t find anything in our price + style.

    • LLADYBIRD December 19, 2012 at 2:35 pm #

      Because food is the best part of any vacation! Ahhh, I could eat all day haha.

      Yeah, couches are hard to get – they are either expensive or ugly! We got this one for a major steal, otherwise we’d still be rocking the white microfiber thing 😛

  21. Donna December 19, 2012 at 3:04 pm #

    I love your living room. And that color of green has a special place in my heart. 🙂

  22. Neeno - Sew Me Love December 19, 2012 at 3:18 pm #

    Merry Christmas Lauren!!!! And Happy New Year. It’s been a great year following your blog. Can’t wait till 2013.

  23. Tasha @ By gum, by golly! December 19, 2012 at 3:32 pm #

    Love everything in your living room!! So fab that you have a family heirloom tree. And I’m envious of your sewing space. I really need to put some thought into organizational tools in mine so that it’s not everything piled all over the place. lol

    Merry Christmas!!

  24. Emily December 19, 2012 at 5:32 pm #

    PLEASE do a gatlinburg post when you get back! We’re super close to it now and we want to visit, but I haven’t been since 1999. I need recommendations!

  25. Kimberly December 19, 2012 at 5:38 pm #

    Happy sewing, vacation, Christmas, and New Year!

  26. redfyre December 19, 2012 at 5:52 pm #

    I believe Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede runs all year round, in Pigeon Forge. It’s basically dinner and a show – involving a bunch of horses, and a North vs South theme. I saw it while visiting the USA a couple of years ago, and loved it.

    • LLADYBIRD December 20, 2012 at 11:04 am #

      Oooohhh I do remember the Dixie Stampede from many years ago! Haha! I wonder if Landon would be interested in joining me…

  27. Anonymous December 19, 2012 at 5:54 pm #

    that couch is bad ass! i’ve been lusting after a velvet couch for a long time. All the good ones I find at thrift stores are too worn out to be comfortable! Hopefully one day i’ll stumble across a good one 🙂

  28. tania@sewitanyway December 19, 2012 at 5:56 pm #

    We had a silver tree like yours when I was growing up!
    And you have snow falling through your blog header?! Amazing… 🙂

    • LLADYBIRD December 20, 2012 at 11:05 am #

      Yeah! I saw the option somewhere in my blog preferences to have snow falling, and looking at it delights me to no end haha 🙂

  29. Molly December 19, 2012 at 7:21 pm #

    God damn it, I am so jealous of your sofa! Grrrr. Once, I almost bought a red velvet, curvy sofa on Craigslist, but some jerk bought it first.

    • LLADYBIRD December 20, 2012 at 11:05 am #

      EW I hate Craigslist snipers! Boo!!

  30. carolinascallin December 19, 2012 at 8:16 pm #

    Check out the Burning Bush (last restaurant before the National Park entrance) …FABULOUS breakfasts! Muffins are to die for 🙂

  31. ladykatza December 19, 2012 at 10:56 pm #

    Are those 5 and a half inch floppies nailed to the wall on one side of the fireplace???

    • LLADYBIRD December 20, 2012 at 11:06 am #

      Fuck yeah, it’s Windows 3.1! 🙂

  32. gingermakes December 20, 2012 at 2:43 pm #

    I love your house so much! I have serious sewing room envy every time I get a peep at it! I really HAVE to get organized– in my frantic last-minute sewing this week, I felt like I was descending into madness beneath piles of garbage. Ack!

  33. Cisa Barry (@Cisamisa) December 20, 2012 at 3:00 pm #

    Not gonna lie, I’ve totally got some couch-envy going on. Happy holidays, crazy lady! Heads up, I’m headed to Nashville for sure in October. Just think of all the time that leaves to plan the shenanigans!

  34. Kimmie December 21, 2012 at 12:09 am #

    Just throwing it out there but if you ever want to upgrade to a more neutral couch, I want that velvet beauty! Also, I could never do a fashion blog or a home decor blog for similar reasons. It would read like this…sweater: some girl left it in my car; shoes: goodwill; dress: I’ve had this shit since high school. No one would care. Will miss your blogginess but have fun in the smokies

    • LLADYBIRD December 21, 2012 at 8:27 am #

      Haha well, I’m not planning on selling it anytime soon – but if I do, you get first dibs 😀


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