Monday, March 7, 2011

No hand wiping here

A huge thank you for your pillow suggestions, you guys, that was awesome.  Seriously the reason i started blogging-i just can't do these things without you! 

Since it was so gorgeous here this week, combined with working in a very pedestrian friendly town and a coupon for Ten Thousand Villages, a little jaunt was in order.  These napkins reminded me of the printed pillows i returned, but better, and you all suggested flowers, so...whadya think?   My great friend Maggie (remember her house/neighborhood tour) offered to turn these napkins into pillow covers for me.  No brainer, i accepted.



They don't match per se, but they definitely somewhat go.  The blue in the floral border is absolutely perfect for the chevron stripe, so i will be layering those guys together!  The allover pattern will be one cushion on the loveseat. 

I am super excited, and i bid them farewell today.  Farewell and godspeed-I'm not sure exactly what the ETA return time is...Maggie marches to the beat of her own drum.  I'm hoping it's a relatively fast beat, if you know what i mean.  Hopefully the blog will hold her to it- i have to have them back, see, for the blog



Why has it never occurred to me to look at napkins or placemats for this purpose before?  I could kick myself for how many fab ones i must have passed on...just what i need. Another reason to go to mecca.  I shall fight that urge...oh wait, i'll be out that way tomorrow.  Curses.  What's once around gonna do....don't answer that!


What the heck is this?  Red?  Seriously?  You send a boyfriend out for one thing, and he comes back with a random red pillow, mumbling about lumbar support.  I'll have to see if Maggie wants to take a crack at covering this one...but i think i'm pushing my luck!

How was everyone's weekend?  I could definitely use an extra day, don't know about you...

30 comments:

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Pretty pretty...LOL at the red pillow, we have the same one!

Devonay said...

Speaking of pillows... your lovely bird pillow is on its way! Don't feel bad. I never think of using napkins or placemats either. That's something I need to change!

Meg said...

I LOVE napkins as pillowcases! Pier 1 is my go-to for that. I have a box... seriously a box! full of Pier 1 napkins for framing (like your scrapbook paper) and pillow making purposes.

A few years ago, I made pillows using fabric glue and Pier 1 napkins and they are washable and still holding up!

Mikalah said...

The napkins are gorgeous! They look perfect, they "go" with the chevron but aren't too matchy. Can't wait to see the final result!

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

Hooray for napkin pillows! They look fantastic.

And too funny...good luck with the red one.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love the napkins and they will make awesome pillows! Great choice, can't wait to see them. I had a stay at home weekend. It rained and I read! Seriously! The sun is out today and I'm out of here!

Danielle and Clint said...

O how cute! I like that they aren't matchy matchy! PS, where can I find a friend like that?

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Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Napkins come in so many beautiful patterns and colors for making pillows-it helps to have a generous friend who sews!

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

That chevron one is gorrrrgeous! I love the colour.

And an extra day at the weekend sounds like a fab idea. I'm in!

Sarahx

Chandeen @ Designed by Chance said...

Love the pillow choices, looking good!

Barefoot Apron said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! Travels are fun, and they loved their gifts! I love this napkin idea. I might just have to keep an eye out the next time I go thrifting! :)

Lauren said...

thanks for the comment! I love the pillows, they look awesome!

Terrell said...

Such a fun idea!! Gotta give this a try! they look so cushy ;) Thank you for always being so so sweet and all is well, just redonkulously busy ha!! :) Hugs to you!
Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor

Richmond Thrifter said...

HA! Love the red pillow! But REALLY REALLY love the chevron one! I just picked up some yellow and gray napkins from TARJAY that I need to make into a pillow...gotta get my fanny in gear! These are great inspiration to do so! Oh and Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Keeping Life Fun with one Craft at a Time said...

I love the pillows! I am having a giveaway, I would love for you to join! http://keepinglifefunwithonecraftatatime.blogspot.com/2011/03/first-blog-giveaway.html

Mission Decorate said...

Lovin the napkin into pillow idea. I am just adeventuring into accent pillows and having a hard time finding exactly what I envision but this may be the perect solution. THANKS!

MELANIE said...

Hey girly....just wanted to pop in and tell you that you were Lucky 7 Design's winner of the $50credit to Designs by Mila etsy shop.

http://mylucky7design.blogspot.com/2011/03/giveaway-winneris-it-you.html

Im going to notify Mila but you can head over to her and start shopping!

Congrats to you and thanks for entering!

MJ
Lucky 7 Design

Jennifer said...

He seriously claimed "lumbar support" on that one!? bhahahahahahaha! ohmygosh too too funny!

xoXOxo
Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

Heather said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog today! (TallgrassDesign.blogspot.com) It was the one with the post about the tiny basement window and the gray cat. He's not a Russian Blue, although we get that question a lot. Hubby had a Russian Blue when he was a kid, so he's partial to gray kitties. Nope, our cat is just a stray who decided he'd move in with us. :)

Oonafey said...

Oh my god, the red pillow is absolutely hilarious. Boys crack me up. We went to an antique mall one day, wandered around for a few hours, then went home... A few days later Mr. comes home from the motorcycle parts store (right next to the antique mall) with a HUGE black, shiny, ashtray with a giant bull on it. Seriously the bull is nearly the size of my head. Guys are attracted to the weirdest things.

I think those napkins are going to make awesome pillows. I never think to look at cloth napkins when I'm out wandering.

Aaron said...

Love the chevron!

Lauren @ 31diy said...

I love the new pillows! The red pillow thing sounds like something my hubs would do. haha

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

The napkins are perfect! Love it!!! (My hubby would bring home a red pillow too!)

Orange it Lovely said...

Perfect now add some orange or green too :)
Tana

Rene said...

Yay friend! Those pillows are gorgeous!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Lovin' those chevron stripes, girl!

Comeca Jones said...

lol yep you have to cover that one.lol Oh saw your link over at the pink house lookin great !!!

Diana Mieczan said...

They all look really beautiful. Well done, darling and have a relaxing weekend:) Muah

Mallory said...

Hilarious! My husband thinks red goes with everything too! That's always his answer. Oh boys! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm a new follower :)