Sunday, August 26, 2012

Water Hyacinth Trunks on a Rainy Day

Since the arrival of our new living room furniture, the cats have been banished from their usual cozy quarters and I have been feeling a *little* badly about that.  While browsing through the latest Ballard's catalog, I came across  water hyacinth trunks that seemed like a perfect solution.  The cats love laying in, on, and around baskets and I thought a set of two would look perfect in front of two of our windows.  Of course, the $129.99 price tag for a set of 3(plus shipping!) seemed a bit out of my range. Lucky me, I came across two for $34.99 each - yipsters! Gotta thank my local Home Goods for that!

The sofa table to the right is actually about two feet away, but it looks much closer in this pic! The chair to the left is just holding a spot until I find the right leather chair - it is a perfect reading corner.  This trunk is just begging for a furry friend to drape itself over the top.

Barker approves of this new lounge spot - now if only it will keep him off the new furniture!

 Had to try out a little rooster vignette - but in the end, I'm planning to keep both trunks clear so my two cat guys have a place to hang around.

On a completely random note, it's raining today and I couldn't be happier! Like so many other parts of the country, we have had a severe shortage of rain, along with scorching hot temperatures.
 We are feeling very grateful for this all day, gentle rain!

Wishing you happiness,

Partying with
Debbie Doos Newbie Party
Between Naps on the Porch Metamorphosis Monday
A Stroll Trhough Life Tabletop Tuesday


  1. ohhh I love your roo:) Thanks for sharing with the newbie party.

  2. The rooster is gorgeous on the trunk, great vignette. It is also perfect for the kitties. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  3. I love the rooster too, maybe you can create another great vignette in a place that won't disturb the cats.

  4. It's always nice to see kitties considered in decorating schemes. Congratulations on your solution and your good deal on the baskets.

  5. Glad you've gotten some rain. So many of us need those little drops from God. Oh, I love your trunks and your kitty looks so cute lazying all over it. Now I love Roosters and so I love your sweet vignette!
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  6. Hi Jane and thanks for popping in! I hope you have a great holiday weekend.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  7. I love trunks and yours is no exception. I'm sure your cats are very happy to have their special place now. Ha!