Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Throw Me a Pillow!

Ok people, today's post is dedicated to pillow talk!

Just in time for the Pillowpalooza link party going on over at my girls' blogs, Karianne at Thistlewood Farms, Linda at it all started with paint, and Andrea at The Cottage Market. 

Fun, fun, fun! I am a pillow addict! Throw me a pillow, and I'll find a place for it! 
Today I thought I would share my favorites with you. Most of these were purchased retail, some were thrifted, some acquired at an antique store, and others were embellished by yours truly!

Since this is pillow talk, let's start in the bedroom. :-)
I have a mix of purchased, thrifted and embellished pillows in here. 

 These pillows were painted, and then embellished with burlap rosettes by me. Read this post to find out how I painted them, and this post to find out how to make a burlap rosette.

 This tan fabric and black velvet pillow cover looks as though it was custom made. I found it in brand new pristine condition at the GW. I bought it for an unbelievable $1.99!! I brought it home, washed it and hung to dry, then stuffed it with a down insert.

 I love the mix of patterns and textures.

Moving on to the living room, I love this burlap ruffle pillow I found at Home Goods recently.

 Must be the texture thing again! ;-)

Not too long ago, I wrote a whole post on my living room transition, and how it all started with pillows.
This is an extra long Ralph Lauren ticking stripe pillow, also from Home Goods, along the back of the sofa.

And these paisley beauties were what inspired me to rip the old slip cover off my sofa, and start fresh with light fabric. I found these paisley pillow covers at one of my friend's booths at a favorite local antique store. I am still working on what fabric to use on my sofa. Currently it's waiting in the muslin that is under most slip covered couches, but I need something a bit more durable. I am torn between off white chenille, and canvas drop cloth or duck cloth. I will have a decision very soon!
Your thoughts or suggestions on this would be most appreciated! Has anyone used canvas drop cloth and taken it to an upholsterer to recover a furniture piece? I'm leaning towards that. It's super cost effective, and has that great linen look. Don't be shy, tell me what you think!?

 This pillow is another Ralph Lauren down filled Home goods find. I have it's mate in a chair in the family room.

 I think the paisley pillows look nice with my brown leather club chair in the living room too!

And finally, here are the last two pillows I have to show you in my family room. I love this Pottery Barn pillow with the french phrase that actually means copper smelter. Uh, really Pottery Barn? Hehe.

Good thing it's so cute, and I did not know what it meant until I googled it! :-)
I have the other down filled Ralph Lauren pillow behind it.

So that's it then! I am a true pillow addict! What about you? Are they your decorating weakness too?

Go check out the link party happening over here...

Thistlewood Farms Pillowpalooza Party

...And have a GREAT day! See you tomorrow!
I am also linking up to the following great blog parties...
No Minimalist Here

French Country Cottage

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia


  1. Lisa,

    Thanks rock star for linking up to our party! I love the blue striped pillow and I pinned it to my pinterest board!

    Thanks for the inspiration.

    1. Thanks Karianne! oh, and I know that pillow looks blue in the pic. I think the sun was streaming in, but actually, it's black and tan. :-)
      I do love blue though! :-)
      Thank you so much for the pin! You are awesome!
      p.s. I emailed you this morning re: Haven.

  2. Oh, I am the same way! LOL I am also addicted to pillows!
    I just love yours! They are all gorgeous!

  3. So many fabulous pillows! I think perhaps my favorite is the very one that you made yourself ... the blue strip and flower in your bedroom. But the ticking stripe does make my heart swoon ... and that ruffled burlap? Swoon.

    I'll be a pinning ...

    So very happy that you linked up to our Pillopalooza slumber party!



    1. Thank you, Linda! I have almost as many pillows as you! ;-) Well, prior to your sell out on day one of your Etsy shop! Hehe! Did I not predict that? Your pillows are so beautiful! Do you have to get back to work to re-stock now? Oy!

      That pillow in my master looks blue in these photos, but it's actually black stripe with the burlap rosette. Thank you so much for the pin! You ladies are making my day!



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