Monday, November 28, 2011

Pillow Talk

I've spent the better part of this past week laying on my back on the floor. All it took was one sneeze... I stumbled backwards, threw myself on the couch, wiggled my way to the floor. Through the crazy spasming I somehow made it to an emergency physical therapy visit. Let's hope that doesn't happen again anytime soon...

Sooo... painting plans are off this week. I'm still fuming about that as I thought I would have 2 whole days to finish up the third bedroom. Needless to say, I've been getting all my Christmas shopping done... online of course! Not planning on any mall days for quite a while!

I've been thinking a lot about warming up the living room a bit. The current pillows were getting to matchy-match for me. Right now this is what our living room looks like:
1) Rug from Garnet Hill
2) Layla Pillow from Crate and Barrel
3) Pillow is from TJMaxx, but you can find similar ones here
4) Pillow from Wilma Long, etsy seller

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Which brings me to my new discovery... ETSY PILLOW COVERS!!!!

You can search for pillow covers BY DESIGNER NAME OR FABRIC NAME and you sometimes get literally dozens of pillow covers in different color versions.

I may be late to the etsy party but I am literally freaking out.

So let's say I've been eye-balling this Robert Allen Vintage Plumes fabric in Jade...
Robert Allen  Vintage Plumes Jade
I see it in magazines, I like it, it costs about $50 per yard.

But let's say I really want a pillow made from it. I would need to purchase the fabric and also learn to sew, or make my mom sew a pillow cover for me. 

Now we're talking about $50 PLUS an afternoon of time trying to figure out what we're doing.

But I typed in "Vintage Plumes Jade" in etsy and I get this:
Dwell Studio Vintage Plumes peacock pillow cover in Jade - 12 x 20 Lumbar
Here for $55

Isn't that so worth the 5 dollars??

It's opened up a whole new range of possibilities. Here are some of my other favorite pillows, still mulling over them...

Robert Allen Velvet Geo turquoise pillow cover - 12 x 20

Pillow Covers - Decorative Pillows - Sofa Pillows - Throw Pillows - Navy - Both Sides - Set of Two - 18x18 in - Lattice - Trellis

New 18x18 inch Designer Handmade Pillow Cases. Dwell Studio. lattice, trellis, link. warm grey

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