Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Pillow Talk

I can't find the bed, OH NO, where did it go?! Oh, there it is....HIDDEN under the pillows. Phew, I think I have just room to sit on the edge of the daybed. That's all we need anyway. Isn't it? Or just fling them and stack them to create your little nest and let's have a chit chat.
I gathered my vintage linens and remnants of home dec fabrics from my stash and made up pillows. Even after using several pieces, I could hardly see a dent in my collection! That stash is enough to stock a store and I have way too much fun collecting more. I must exercise some control and only bring home a dozen pieces at a time.
I love all the shades of whites and some brown thrown in for good measure. At present, these have been stacked aside while I am redoing the mattress cover a bit. I may throw in a splash of aqua when they resume their rightful positions.
A beautiful table runner or napkin is perfect to layer onto a simple background and it comes to life. A few had some imperfections attributes that prevented their full display, but were well suited to showing off their best qualities as an embellishment on these pillows. I used the embroidered ends and corners and whatever else was salvagable. The king pillows resting in the back were overlayed with short table runners and they worked perfectly. It even shocked me. I love it when a plan (or sort of a plan) comes together.

Okay, now who's up for a pillow fight? I have the ammo.


debianne said...

Beautiful bed and lucious pillows...I think I'll take a nap. This is absolutely lovely.
Thank you for sharing. You must be close...Paper Cowgirls are pretty close by (that's a relative term in Texas!)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What wonderful pillows! I could easily love each and every one! They are beautiful.

Happy Pillow Parade Tuesday...


Sheila :-)

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Your pillows are gorgeous! Great ideas for making pillows!


Cindy said...

Awesome pillows! That bed is as dreamy to lounge on as it looks. I have been privileged to try it. Good job Terri, your talent shines!!!