The Summer Slipcovers Again!

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Since I reposted the Spring and Fall-Winter slipcovers;  here are the Summer!  (Like, now!)

I know, I know!  I did a post already on the Summer Slipcovers!!
But something went haywire;  and it disappeared from my website;  some people received it, and some didn’t!  All I could find was “error 104”!!

It has completely disappeared!
So here is another one!  Just push delete if you saw it before!  It will be different, because I can’t remember exactly what I showed or said!!!

I love changing slipcovers with the seasons!  It is like having another house!
It also saves the various fabrics from as much wear and tear!  All have to be dog and  cat and kid-proof!
We’ll start at the front  door!  The dining area is to the right;  and the sitting area with four chairs to the left…the bay window
seating area is straight ahead!

Luna is in her guarding position on the ottoman covered in an antique linen and hemp hand-woven French fabric!

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In Spring, these 4 chairs are in vintage red French ticking!  In Winter, cozy paisley!
These are covered for Summer in white on white Indian fabric that is all hand appliquéd in various geometric patterns!

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You can see the incredible hand-work.

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Looking the other direction!

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The bay window has different pillows;  a combination of some similar Indian appliqué that I found in bright yellow!
My favorite pillow in this group was made from a panel my mother bought in
Europe many years ago; and I found folded in her linens!

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Now for an amazing story!

A few years ago,we rented a house in Spain for  a week; we had our whole family !  (All 15!!)
I went to a painted furniture place I had always wanted to see;  and look what was hanging on the wall!!!

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The identical linen panel on another color background!!!

I’m trying to find out where it came from!!

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This ottoman is in a vintage red French toile in
Spring;  and in a red strie velvet in Winter!

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This is another view!

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The dining side of the “Big Hall” with Yellow Soulaido French fabric on the chairs !
This fireplace is opposite the other fireplace!
The trumeau mirror is one of a pair with two different scenes with children playing painted on them!

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Dog-proof is important!!

28 thoughts on “The Summer Slipcovers Again!

  1. Liz Morten
    Reply

    Hi Penny: Is this the post you lost? Its a good one too, I saved it!! My cousin Anne Crowe said she enjoyed meeting you in the Spring. Hope you are having a great summer!!
    xoxo
    Liz

  2. Liz Morten
    Reply

    Hi Penny: Is this the post you lost? Its a good one too, I saved it!! My cousin Anne Crowe said she enjoyed meeting you in the Spring. Hope you are having a great summer!!
    xoxo
    Liz

  3. tara dillard
    Reply

    What I like best is how easy you make it appear.

    Then I laugh.

    You really make me think I could do what you do….of course the soul laughs too.

    Blessedly you share these pics.

    Is anyone doing a book on you & your home already.

    Similar in style to Bunny’s, An Affair With a House

    XO T

  4. tara dillard
    Reply

    What I like best is how easy you make it appear.

    Then I laugh.

    You really make me think I could do what you do….of course the soul laughs too.

    Blessedly you share these pics.

    Is anyone doing a book on you & your home already.

    Similar in style to Bunny’s, An Affair With a House

    XO T

  5. LA CONTESSA
    Reply

    TARA, has a GOOD IDEA!A book on you and your HOUSE!Now, that would be a BEST SELLER!I love how your Mother had four slipcovers for every season!I am so inspired by that!My problem is I have no place to store them when they are not in use!As I type away, my old little chicken is crowing away!!!!!!!!!!!!HYSTERICAL to me!I do know the difference between a rooster and a chicken and I too have had them now for many many years……….like 16!Back to your problem.Perhaps, do a POST about SUBSCRIBING again!I ‘m still HERE you haveNOT LOST ME!!!!!!!!
    XXXX

  6. LA CONTESSA
    Reply

    TARA, has a GOOD IDEA!A book on you and your HOUSE!Now, that would be a BEST SELLER!I love how your Mother had four slipcovers for every season!I am so inspired by that!My problem is I have no place to store them when they are not in use!As I type away, my old little chicken is crowing away!!!!!!!!!!!!HYSTERICAL to me!I do know the difference between a rooster and a chicken and I too have had them now for many many years……….like 16!Back to your problem.Perhaps, do a POST about SUBSCRIBING again!I ‘m still HERE you haveNOT LOST ME!!!!!!!!
    XXXX

  7. LA CONTESSA
    Reply

    TARA, has a GOOD IDEA!A book on you and your HOUSE!Now, that would be a BEST SELLER!I love how your Mother had four slipcovers for every season!I am so inspired by that!My problem is I have no place to store them when they are not in use!As I type away, my old little chicken is crowing away!!!!!!!!!!!!HYSTERICAL to me!I do know the difference between a rooster and a chicken and I too have had them now for many many years……….like 16!Back to your problem.Perhaps, do a POST about SUBSCRIBING again!I ‘m still HERE you haveNOT LOST ME!!!!!!!!
    XXXX

  8. Penelope Bianchi
    Reply

    Well, PHEW!!!

    Two of my favorites at least!!

    Contessa! I got these bags and the container store that you put pillows and slipcovers in; then hook on the vacuum and it sucks the air (and dust, etc) and makes them flat as a pancake! You cannot believe how easy it is to store them!!!

    Honest!!

  9. Penelope Bianchi
    Reply

    Well, PHEW!!!

    Two of my favorites at least!!

    Contessa! I got these bags and the container store that you put pillows and slipcovers in; then hook on the vacuum and it sucks the air (and dust, etc) and makes them flat as a pancake! You cannot believe how easy it is to store them!!!

    Honest!!

  10. Penelope Bianchi
    Reply

    Well, PHEW!!!

    Two of my favorites at least!!

    Contessa! I got these bags and the container store that you put pillows and slipcovers in; then hook on the vacuum and it sucks the air (and dust, etc) and makes them flat as a pancake! You cannot believe how easy it is to store them!!!

    Honest!!

  11. LA CONTESSA
    Reply

    Really?Off to the fabric store I go cause I just found a WONDERFUL DAME who does slipcovers!!!I needed a PROJECT!
    Thank you!
    xxx

  12. LA CONTESSA
    Reply

    Really?Off to the fabric store I go cause I just found a WONDERFUL DAME who does slipcovers!!!I needed a PROJECT!
    Thank you!
    xxx

  13. LA CONTESSA
    Reply

    Really?Off to the fabric store I go cause I just found a WONDERFUL DAME who does slipcovers!!!I needed a PROJECT!
    Thank you!
    xxx

  14. Elizabeth
    Reply

    I love your home and read all of your posts to the very beginning when I found your website.

    What color is the “great hall”? In some pictures it looks yellow and others it looks like a peach color.

  15. Elizabeth
    Reply

    I love your home and read all of your posts to the very beginning when I found your website.

    What color is the “great hall”? In some pictures it looks yellow and others it looks like a peach color.

  16. Elizabeth
    Reply

    I love your home and read all of your posts to the very beginning when I found your website.

    What color is the “great hall”? In some pictures it looks yellow and others it looks like a peach color.

  17. Penelope Bianchi
    Reply

    What a lovely compliment!
    The color is called “pink ocher”; it is created by mixing the natural pigment mined out of the ground in the town of Roussillon in Provence. They sell 1 pound bags of these natural pigments to tourists. I bought out 4 shops entire supply!!

    Those pigments are mixed with lime (also mined out of the ground) and the result is “lime wash”; which is used throughout Europe.
    We applied the lime wash directly onto unprimed plaster ( hand-applied over sheetrock). If it is primed first, it loses its transparent sort of uneven look that I love!

    All the directions say to prime it first! If you want this look; Don’t!!!

    I will take a closeup and do a post on it!
    Thank you so much for your comment!!!

    I forgot to say these pigments are available at Porter’s paints, I believe! In the US!!

  18. Penelope Bianchi
    Reply

    What a lovely compliment!
    The color is called “pink ocher”; it is created by mixing the natural pigment mined out of the ground in the town of Roussillon in Provence. They sell 1 pound bags of these natural pigments to tourists. I bought out 4 shops entire supply!!

    Those pigments are mixed with lime (also mined out of the ground) and the result is “lime wash”; which is used throughout Europe.
    We applied the lime wash directly onto unprimed plaster ( hand-applied over sheetrock). If it is primed first, it loses its transparent sort of uneven look that I love!

    All the directions say to prime it first! If you want this look; Don’t!!!

    I will take a closeup and do a post on it!
    Thank you so much for your comment!!!

    I forgot to say these pigments are available at Porter’s paints, I believe! In the US!!

  19. Penelope Bianchi
    Reply

    What a lovely compliment!
    The color is called “pink ocher”; it is created by mixing the natural pigment mined out of the ground in the town of Roussillon in Provence. They sell 1 pound bags of these natural pigments to tourists. I bought out 4 shops entire supply!!

    Those pigments are mixed with lime (also mined out of the ground) and the result is “lime wash”; which is used throughout Europe.
    We applied the lime wash directly onto unprimed plaster ( hand-applied over sheetrock). If it is primed first, it loses its transparent sort of uneven look that I love!

    All the directions say to prime it first! If you want this look; Don’t!!!

    I will take a closeup and do a post on it!
    Thank you so much for your comment!!!

    I forgot to say these pigments are available at Porter’s paints, I believe! In the US!!

  20. Penelope Bianchi
    Reply

    via email:

    What a GORGEOUS ROOM. I am in love and lust with it. And I LOVE the dogs. We have a 17 year old Miniature Schnauzer. Just had a BD last week.

    Linda Spires

  21. Penelope Bianchi
    Reply

    via email:

    What a GORGEOUS ROOM. I am in love and lust with it. And I LOVE the dogs. We have a 17 year old Miniature Schnauzer. Just had a BD last week.

    Linda Spires

  22. Penelope Bianchi
    Reply

    via email:

    What a GORGEOUS ROOM. I am in love and lust with it. And I LOVE the dogs. We have a 17 year old Miniature Schnauzer. Just had a BD last week.

    Linda Spires

  23. Taylor Greenwalt
    Reply

    Hi Penelope…I love your summer slips..but I love the winter slips too…it would be fun to have some for every season…

  24. Taylor Greenwalt
    Reply

    Hi Penelope…I love your summer slips..but I love the winter slips too…it would be fun to have some for every season…

  25. Taylor Greenwalt
    Reply

    Hi Penelope…I love your summer slips..but I love the winter slips too…it would be fun to have some for every season…

  26. quintessence
    Reply

    Your room is enchanting winter, spring or summer!! It is everything a wonderful room should be – personal, lived in and of course chic without obviously trying too hard!! It is clearly a place where owner and visitor can be comfortable reading, chatting, drinking or even dancing! And of course pet friendly as well!

  27. quintessence
    Reply

    Your room is enchanting winter, spring or summer!! It is everything a wonderful room should be – personal, lived in and of course chic without obviously trying too hard!! It is clearly a place where owner and visitor can be comfortable reading, chatting, drinking or even dancing! And of course pet friendly as well!

  28. quintessence
    Reply

    Your room is enchanting winter, spring or summer!! It is everything a wonderful room should be – personal, lived in and of course chic without obviously trying too hard!! It is clearly a place where owner and visitor can be comfortable reading, chatting, drinking or even dancing! And of course pet friendly as well!

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