Monday, January 05, 2009

Monday Photo Shoot #19 - Naptime

chaise in winter

Photograph what NAP TIME means to you! Do you have a favorite place to take a quick NAP? Extra Credit: Show me a favorite blanket, comforter, afghan, throw or pillow that is essential to your NAP TIME routine! If you want to play too, click HERE.

It's time again for Carly's Monday Photo Shoot. The subject this week is what Nap Time means to each of us. My favorite place to curl up and take a quick nap is this chaise, which occupies a sunny corner in my bedroom. I'd wanted a chaise for years, but nothing ever felt quite right until this one, which is incredibly comfortable. I bought it at Crate and Barrel several years ago, but I came very close to not getting it. I loved it from the moment I first saw and sat in it, but I thought it was too expensive, and accordingly I held off buying it, thinking maybe it would eventually go on sale but one was gone. When I asked, I was told that it was no longer available because C&B had discontinued carrying it. I kicked myself for not buying it when I had the chance, and for several months I searched high and low for something similar, to no avail. However, apparently it was quite popular, and later that year, they brought it back. As soon as I discovered it was available again, I bought it. I've never regretted it. Sick kids (who shall go unnamed), recovering from having wisdom teeth removed and other events requiring a bit of TLC, half grown and feeling too old to spend the night with Mom, have nevertheless been comfortable spending a night or two on that chaise, within earshot should they need anything. For that comfort alone, it's more than paid for itself. It's one piece of furniture I can't imagine being without, no matter how small a place I eventually move into. It has a plain white slipcover, but I throw different quilts over it, depending on the season, and I usually add a comforter and pillow for good measure. For the winter, it's this red and white quilt, with a red velvet pillow and red woven throw for a little extra comfort.

Here's what it looks like in summer and fall:

chaise blue

Chaise lounge  IMG_4175


Mrs. L said...

Your quilts are as wonderful as the dhaise!!!!

Suzanne R said...

I've never slept on a chaise but you make it look and sound extremely comfortable!

Tammy said...

Sooooo Comfy Judi. I like the summer look but with grandsons and pet paws, it would never last at my house. ;) XXOO

Melissa said...

Oh Judi, that chaise is screaming to be curled up on!! I hope you get to do it on a regular basis!

I love how your house changes with the seasons.

Carly said...

Hi Judi :)

What a beautiful little area to nap in! Just a little corner of the universe all your own! :) I just love the red and white quilt, such a lovely pattern! :) Thanks so much for doing the MPS assignment this week! :)

Always, Carly

Terri said...

Cozy looking nap sites! I could so nap there!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Looks like a great place to nap! I simply adore that red and white quilt! :)

Laura said...

That does look like a quite comfortable napping spot!

I can't quite tell from the photo - what is the pattern on the third quilt?