Monday, January 11, 2010

It’s A Pillow Party!

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Hi everyone! Rhondi is having a Pillow Party today.  Isn’t that fun!  I love pillows. They’re such an easy and inexpensive way to change the look of a room. Please go to Rhondi's Rose Colored Glasses to see everyone’s pretty pillows.
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I think you’ve seen all of mine a bajillion times so I thought I’d just do mostly big groups of pillows to make it a bit more interesting!
Toilepillows

Of course, I have a bunch of toile pillows.  I’m always looking for new pillows with some red toile in them but I have a hard time finding what I’m looking for. 
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I love pillows that are reversible and I like them to have fun details like covered buttons or trim.

Redworkpillows

I have a collection of Redwork (also known as Turkeywork). Above are a few Redwork pillows.

barkclothpillows

I also have a few vintage barkcloth pillows and a few made from vintage tablecloths (only I can’t find them?!). Above are the barkcloth ones.

ikeapillows

These are my pillows from Ikea. I just added that red trim around the monogram last week.

crochetpillow

I have two of these crochet pillows and just love them. I bought them over two years ago and they’re still favorites!

PBpillow
This is my one Pottery Barn pillow on my  husband’s big 'ol leather man chair.

pompoms
This cutie I just showed you last week. But for all the folks visiting from Rhondi’s blog that don’t normally read mine – I made that out of a sweater from Goodwill and last week I added some white pom pom fringe.

Kathyspillow
Isn’t this just super cute! This is one of my favorite pillows! Made by Kathy (Kathy's Cottage). Last time I looked she only had one left in her Etsy store Hens In Daisies. I wish she’d make other pillows (hint hint)!

That's it....more or less. Thanks for stopping by to see my pillows!



71 comments:

Julie said...

ooo. Love all the pillows. I don't have too many...cause with a house full of guys who just don't get this "girly pillow thing"....and doggies who would just as soon lay on them and get them all hair-covered or carry them throughout the house it makes the choice easy. I had a lot before kids, and will probably get more as we "empty nest". All my doggie tapestry pillows in the den get tossed when the sofas fill up with people. :-) love love your toile and your "turkey" ones especially. thanks for sharing.

Stacey said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! All of that toile is just amazing and one of these days I want some of that redwork!

Actually, I think learning to do redwork is on my 2010 list of things to do. :)

Ideas to Simplify and Manage Your Finances. said...

all so good.. but i loved the last one the most, one with heart shape saying home :)

podso said...

Your pillows are great; I would have a hard time choosing which would be my favorite, except I do love toile. What a collection you have! I see we share a love for transferware. Thanks for visiting my blog and I enjoyed visiting yours!

Linda said...

You have some beautiful pillows...I have had fun looking at them all. When I had my shop...I made pillows with vintage fabrics...it was soooo much fun making them because no one was the same. I don't think you can ever have too many PILLOWS! What a great party idea...I will be sure to go by for a visit.

Blessings,
Linda

Lou Cinda said...

Love the toile AND the barkcloth!! I just LOVE barkcloth!! I have trouble finding it too!

Love all of your scrumptious pillows!

Stay Warm!

Lou Cinda :)

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I am going to sneak over and scoop up all of your lovely pillows Manuela! They all would look great in my house!!
Hugs,
Penny

Gypsy aka Tam said...

Hi Manuela...
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your toile pillows and I think you inspired me to look for some of them for our home. When you first posted about the sweater pillow I saved the link, I'm just waiting for the right sweater to come along...:o)
You have some wonderful pillows girl!
Have a wonderful Monday,
Tam

Laurie Anne said...

Manuela your pillows are delicious! too pretty for a pillow fight...I like pillow fights :)
I especially love the redwork pillows...*swoooooon*
Thanks for sharing...xx

Lee Laurie said...

I love all of your pillows! Espescially the 'redwork' ones. They look perfect in your home. I have those crocheted ones too. Love them!

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Ally's Corner said...

Your pillows are so pretty. I also love pillows, I have lots on my bed. Some asked me once how long does it take to make my bed? Not long.
I really love your Pottery Barn pillow!!

Ally

Holly said...

Now that's a lotta pillows!
I love the "good night/good morning" ones. I saw something similar recently, I think in a magazine, and filed it away under "make someday".

Lady of the House said...

Love all the pillow pictures....I really like the one on the white sofa and ALL the pretty colored pillows. Thanks for sharing and the link.
Have a Happy day !!

Julie said...

I was just at Brenda's blog "cozy little house" and saw all of her wondrful pillows. This is so fun because I'm in need of pillows for my kitchen window seat. And I have gotten so many great ideas!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I need to go shopping!! I have such boring pillows! I love all the toile!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You have so many beautiful pillows - thanks for sharing them with us. I have quiet a few around my home, and every time I say I am going to scale down on them I do nothing . :-)
Have a great week.

Kim said...

I just LOVE the redwork pillows!! They look so nice with the toile.

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

I love those pillows, they are beautiful.

Unfortunately, my husband hates pillows.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I love all your pillows! We have lots around here too. I'd like to find some patterns for some redwork pillows and make them.
Blessings,
Marcia

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage said...

Manuela...I love all your beautiful pillows....if you ever have a pillow sale...let me know. I will be there!!! (PS...I also have a "home" pillow from Kathy and it is one of my very favorites)

Julie Harward said...

I LOVE YOUR PILLOWS1 WHY IS IT THAT WE WOMEN LOVE PILLOWS SO MUCH BUT THE MEN HATE THEM? I TRY TO LIMIT THEM A BIT, WHEN THE GRANDS ARE HERE, EVERY PILLOW ENDS UP ON THE FLOOR BEING WRESTLED TO DEATH! BUT I STILL LOVE THEM. YOU HAVE SOME REALLY PRETTY ONES, LOVE EVERY ONE OF THEM! COME SAY HI :D

Sandra said...

Oh my! Manuela, I love them all! Wow! I never thought to make pillows out of like a sweater. I am gonna have to make some pillows now. I always just buy them but after seeing yours, I am gonna try to make some! Wow, I really am impressed here! Thank you so much for sharing with us.
Sandra

Dena said...

Ohhhh your collection is so pretty! I love red toile pillows. Now I need to go look for some of those cute turkey ones ;)

Hugs,
Dena

Storybook Woods said...

Pillows are like handbags, you can never have too many. I adore your red work pillows xoxoxo Clarice

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I'm with you, Manuela; I love using pillows to change the look of a room. Love your toile pillows! I like the little details, too.

Darlene said...

All of your pillows are just gorgeous! Love seeing all of them.♥

Miss Janice said...

I want everyone of your toile pillows! I had to laugh at the pillow on the "big ole man chair!" {I have a man-chair also--friend says get rid of it--husband says no way!} Love your pillows!

Melissa Miller said...

BEAUTIFUL toile pillows Manuela!

Your home is so warm and welcoming. Love it!

Stay warm my friend. ~Melissa :)

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Hi again, I posted a comment on your Reworking Pillow post- just wanted you to know where it was!
Yvonne

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

Oh, I'd love to have some redwork! Pillows or not! I love your toile ones with other edging like checks. Makes it so interesting to look at. Your pillows I always love, as you know. Because you have such exquisite taste. I once had some crocheted ones, lost along the way somehow.
Brenda

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

These are gorgeous, Manuela...especially love the turkey red!

Dolly said...

Ouuuu Girl those are all sooooooo beautiful!
I love all of them...we have the same taste!
Love the vintage barkcloth ones the most!

Come and visit,
Hugz,
Dolly

gail said...

Lovely pillowa. I'm inspired.

Blessings Gail

Jennifer said...

Love all the pillows Manuela! You can mix and match and swap out for the different seasons! How fun! Pillows are least inexpensive thing for changing the look of a room as you have shared before.

Have a great week!

Jennifer

Rhondi said...

Hi Manuela
I just love coming to visit you! Your pillows are all gorgeous and I haven't seen them all so I'mglad youshowed them to us. My favorites are the redwork. Kathy's little pillow with the house looks adorable too.
Thanks for your inspiration and for joining the party.
Hugs, Rhondi

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

You have all the most fabulous pillows in all my favorite colors and textures! What fun, love the party! Cindy

mary'smom said...

Your collection of pillows is amazing. Pillows always remind of home and comfort, even if they are not the kind you want someone to use. I want to make some pillows to add to our decor very soon! Your collection gave me the inspiration.

Sandy said...

Love your toile pillows. I don't have allot of pillows in my house, you have made me want to start on my collection. Maybe get the ole sewing machine out. I just love how warm and inviting your house looks. Thanks for sharing all your creativity.
Sandy

Jenglamgirl said...

Helloe Manuela~

You truly have a darling collection of pillows... OK' FAVS~ THE TOILE ones FOR SURE, that P.B. one and that darling "Home is where the Heart is" pillow... Ok' I named it! SUPER CUTE PARTY! Thnx for your visit as well! have a great evening!

Jenglamgirl said...

"HELLO" ;) don't was all LOVE TYPPOSOOSOS

supplies overflowing! said...

HI!
Thanks for stopping by-
I happen to love pillows, all kinds, and I love yours!
I have a selection that I thought I would photograph and post, but I ended up so consumed by the mess yesterday, that I only photographed the little homemade Christmas pillows just before putting them away. My night is flying by me now, so I have to pass on this.
Again, I love your pillows!
jenny

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh Girl I love all the toile ones...I just got 4 drapery panels of toile the other day Waverly mind you for only 16.50 at our thrift store....I'm planning on putting them in my office and still have enough left to recove my pillows and made a new lamp shade with SCORE!! Hope you have a great day my friend....Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Kathleen said...

Wow you have beautiful pillows..I love the toile..
Oh that Kathy..she ate pudding that was supposed to be for me! LOL
We have the same exact name!!

jenjen said...

Beautiful pillows Manuela! I love them all but I think my favorite is the heart one with the house. Adorable!

What a fun party!

XOXO
Jen

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Well, you know I LOVE your pillows, since so many are toile, and I love redwork too! You have got an amazing collection of beautiful pillows. I laughed out loud when you left a comment about my blog header. I kept that same "Bless our House" header for SOOO long and thought everyone was probably sick of it, but your first remark was "I miss your old header". I thought that was so sweet that you had liked the plate header that much. laurie

Connie said...

Such beautiful pillows! I love the crocheted and the embroidered with the fun sayings. Actually, I like all of them!

Greyhaven Pines said...

Wonderful redwork pillows!

Elizabeth

6p00e54eee13238834 said...

You really like pillows! ( Aren't they great?) And what delightful ones you have. I have enjoyed visiting and seeing your lovely collection.
Patricia

mishebe said...

love all your pillows specially the toile.. xoxoxo. mishelle

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

You ahve a very pretty pillow collection. I don't have many but I loved the one made by Kathy so I thank you for the link to her store as I will be on the look out for one like yours!

Janean said...

awesome post! every pillow is a work of art....yay!

Donna said...

I love all of your pillows. They are all so pretty and unique ...the redwork ones, the sweater one you made last week, the toile, the one from Kathy ... love, love, love them all!
My husband wonders why I want so many pillows on our bed!

Kelley said...

eSPECIALly loved the redwork pillows... Choked me up, girl. Those would be so special to me if they were mine! Thanks for sharing! My blog will finish all my "Pillow Talk(s)" this week!

Melanie said...

I will take every toile pillow that you have:) I love them all and that house pillow is to die for. Swooning.

Marilyn in NM said...

I just love your redwork pillows. I made transfers that I found online for a friend to embroidery. Hopefully I'll see a couple of those pillow covers...lol.

Angie said...

I sooooooo want that whole row of toile pillows!!!!!

Amanda @ Morning Glory Cottage said...

Great pillows. My best friend gave me a cute pillow for Christmas. I have quite a few pillows also but hubs doesn't care for them so they usually wind up stacked somewhere. :) Oh well gotta love him.
I love your red work! I taught a class for red work at a quilt shop. It was so much fun. I've embroidered since I was 11. Just love it, though lately I've been in a crochet mood. One of the booths at the quilt show I'll be attending this weekend has amazing patterns for embroidery if you do that sort of thing. www.lacetales.com and of course Crabapple Hill Studios. Have a great day Manuela!

NYC Girl said...

You pillows are fantastic!

As is your blog! Did you get the layout done by someone or did you make these great changes yourself?

Great job!

Cheryl said...

I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!! Just what I need right now. We have a very LOW budget and I am hungering to get my house in order after 2 years of hardship. It's difficult with 5 children but your blog is like having Victoria Magazine online! I like your blog better than their site! = )

I tried to put your button on my blog but it won't do it. Can you check that out for us?

Thank you, Manuela!

Southern Belle said...

I love the Redwork pillows, so cute as well as the ones with buttons. I adore almost anything with buttons!

~Christine

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Manuela! I love all of your pillows, but my favorites are the toile...of course! I have seen redwork, but never heard that term. I love the idea of your sweater pillow! Oh, pooh! I just gave a favorite, but hopelessly out of style sweater to GW. Hmmm...wonder if I can find it again! lol Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Love the Decor! said...

Love love love all those toile pillows!
I am so behind in blog land and I am now trying to catch up! Glad I stopped here! :)

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Goodness, they are all so pretty. They make me smile.

Barb ♥

Robin said...

The Redwork pillows are AMAZING! I have been in love with Redwork for ages, sadly I have none of my own but always hope to get around to make some.

Did you made yours?

Amy {The Red Chair Blog} said...

What darling pillows! You've got all kinds of fun collections, don't you?!

Mimi Sue said...

I adore your redwork and your toile, and your bark cloth. You've got a beautiful collection. Mimi

Pen Pen said...

I'm very envious of all the redwork pillows... I keep telling myself to make some for myself... maybe 2010 will be the year!

Kathleen Grace said...

I love all these pillows Manuela! I adore redwork and of course toile. I am in the process of making and designing new pillows for spring, keep an eye out:>)

Room to Inspire said...

What a great collection! Very fun.

Chelsea

Nesting In New England said...

I received my package from you today! Thank you! I can't wait to get started!

Anonymous said...

Manuela, thank you sooo very much for inviting me to visit with you on your blog site! I absolutely love this concept and I love your style and creative ability. You are truly a gem with a ton of god given talents. Knowing you for the past 4 years has been a pleasure. Meeting this side of you was great. Thanks for taking me to a wonderful fun space. A great escape from the rest of the world.By the way....I love your hair! wink!