Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Jane Austen Pillow

JABook
Hi everyone! I thought I’d show you all another little thing I bought from etsy and a few changes that I made in the Blue Toile Room (otherwise known as the Guestroom/my office/my husband’s dressing room).

creamer
I’m a huge Jane Austen fan! So when I was looking at etsy I was pleasantly surprised to find a seller that makes little sachet/pillows with quotes from various JA books.

JAPillow
I had to get one! Isn’t cute! I just love the quote too - it's so true. Plus the back of it is blue and white toile (toile and Jane Austen - how could I resist). This is from etsy seller Anna's Trunk.

Mirror
I recently painted a mirror I got at Goodwill and hung it above the bed (some of you may remember that this is the one that was still in the box from Bombay Company and gold).

statue
Here are a few other pictures.

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pictures

Nightstand


I'm waiting for the weather to warm up to paint the furniture on the other side of the room and then I'll show you the whole room. I have so many things that need painting! I'm so ready for spring - even I am starting to feel a wee bit blah with all this cold, rain and snow!

I hope you are all having a wonderful week so far and thank you for all the lovely comments about my new tassel! I'm glad to know I'm not the only one "under tasseled" (love that!).



61 comments:

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

I LOVE your bedspread! That is exactly what I've been looking for! Where did you get it?
And the Jane Austen pillow is so adorable♥

Nadine said...

What a great pillow! I adore your guest room - so warm & inviting. Those are cute little booklets too!

Blessings!
~Nadine

Donna said...

Beautiful! I love the pillow toile bedding, the lamp ... I love it all!
Blessings,
Donna

Kay said...

I'm also a J. Austen fan so I thought I'd share this etsy sight. I love her drawings.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/yardia

Kim said...

I love that quote of Jane Austen's and have just discovered her. I am watching all the movies on PBS MasterPiece Classics, and got some books and other movies for Christmas. Love that pillow! Kim

Debbie said...

I just love the Jane Austen pillow. My daughter would love it so I'm scooting on over to the website to take a look!

And that room is just plain lovely.

Your house looks just the way my house looks.... in my imagination. :)

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

What an inviting room! I am a Jane fan as well. I even have the same book, "The World of Her Novels", and on the to be read pile is "Cassandra and Jane". Thanks for sharing.
Best,
Stephanie

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Manuela, and what a very welcoming guest room. I think anyone would be happy to be a guest in your home!

Katy @ Pie Bird said...

My goodness! I'm completely jealous of that gorgeous room :) I'm a total sucker for Jane Austen - guess I'd better do some Etsy shopping!

Tracy @ ComfortandLuxury said...

Oh, Manuela, what a great find! I have that quote on my blog sidebar. I just maight have to get one for myself if I can. Thanks for the etsy link. Your guest room certainly does look comfortable... you couldn't have found a more appropriate pillow!

Julie Harward said...

I LOVE the little pillow and the darling creamer..what sweet little additions to the room! Love he bedding too...can I come stay? LOL Come say hi :D

Ally's Corner said...

Cute statues and nice window. Your room looks very nice and cosy.

Kathleen Grace said...

How adorable! I LOVE Jane Austen and so does my youngest daughter. I just purchased "the perfect gentleman" sachet for her:>) Your guest room is simply lovely!

Jenglamgirl said...

Hello there~ i AM loving that room in the soft blue and white and its cottage chic-ness! SO pretty! thanks for sharing! Jenn

Lorrie said...

Your guest room looks so welcoming and comfortable. Blue toile is my favourite! And the Jane Austen pillow - perfect!
I wish I could send you some of the sunshine and daffodils I'm seeing outside just now.

Lorrie

Angela said...

I love the vignette that you made on the wall..just beautiful. That mirror is beautiful painted like that.

I'm feeling the blah's HUGE this week. I know pms is hitting but I'm so ready for spring...sigh.

StephanieinSD said...

I "heart" Jane Austen!!!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

I love toile. Now - this is a sad confession - I have never finished a Jane Austen novel. I must get to it, mustn't I? I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of your multipurpose room. Don't we all have ones like that? I really like your little dream sign above the bed. Charming!

Cozy Little House said...

Love that "staying home" quote! I'm one staying-home girl. The room is so lovely. Can't wait to see the whole thing.
Brenda

Mimi Sue said...

Love that quote and love to shop on etsy. So fun. Your tassel is adorable too. Mimi

Vee said...

That was a sweet find at the Etsy shop. Very clever gal to use things that people love in such a creative way. Your guest bedroom looks so pleasant and inviting. I don't know how you get guests to leave!

Mrs.Rabe said...

I am a huge Jane Austen fan, too! I love that pillow - what a clever idea!

Your guest room is so restful and pretty! Maybe too much so...I am sure your guests want to stay forever!

salmagundi said...

Anyone would enjoy a night spent in that room. It is so charming. Anxious to see the rest. Sally

Linda said...

Such a charming little pillow and I love the necklace and crown on the statue figures!

The Working Home Keeper said...

What a beautiful guestroom! I love how you incorporate jewelry pieces into your designs.

Mary Ellen

Amanda @ Morning Glory Cottage said...

I love your room. I have some of the same fabric in your pillow with the windmill only in pink and it's in my shower curtain. How funny. You've done a spectacular job on your guest room.

southerninspiration said...

Oh MY WORD, that mirror!! I love that!

suzanne

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

The pillow is just too cute. But I also love how you draped jewelry on the cherubs & the crown! I love the crown!

Kelley B said...

Your guest room looks so inviting. I bet you have trouble getting rid of your guests. The pillow is the perfect addition.

Melissa Miller said...

Manuela that pillow is too precious for words. I really love the soft blue toile used in your guest room. It is truly beautiful!

Thanks for coming by and your kind words about my big win. I hope no one thought I was bragging. I just wanted to give a generous blogger some props. I'm so beyond grateful.

I hope it warms up soon as well. I was freezing on our walk tonight. My fingers were totally numb. Yikes! ~Melissa

jenjen said...

That pillow is just adorable Manuela. I love Jane Austen too - wonderful!!!

XOOX
Jen

Karen said...

Hi there!
I just bought a leather bound version of all Jane Austen novels. And I am bound and determined to read the entire thing! LOL. YEAH RIGHT! Well, I'm going to give it my best shot.
Love the toile, and the mirror and the Jane things. I could look through all the marvelous "shops" on Etsy all day. Good thing I have a day job so I can't!
Thanks for sharing!
Karen

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Well, even if it is cold there, that is a beautiful, sunny room!
Blessings,
Marcia

My Cozy Cubby said...

What a cute mirror! It looks perfect in that room. Do you mind telling me what paint and color you used? The window panel and all the bird prints make that room so dainty and inviting!
You're definitelly not undertasseled. In fact I don't have a single one. I guess I didn't even realize there was such a trend! Love JA too. I think Emma is my favorite!

Pamela

Lisa said...

Can I come and be your guest?! What a lovely, welcoming room- can't wait to see the rest.
And I (and my 4 daughters) LOVE Jane~ a perfect pillow!

The Osborne Family said...

Goodness gracious! I saw this same pillow on etsy and thought about buying it as well!! I have a degree in British Literature....but like to think of it as a degree in Jane Austen!! Austen is my all-time favorite!! I love your blog!!

Angie said...

That is such a beautiful and serene room. The new pillow is perfect in there!

Storybook Woods said...

Oh my Jane Austen girl, Auberne` would love this. Thank you xoxoxo Clarice

Megan said...

What a lovely room. I do like the pillow -- I like the quote and may have to borrow it to embroider on something. Have a wonderful weekend.

Bonita said...

Now you've really touched my heart strings. I LOVE Jane Austen. I have a birthday coming up and guess where I'm headed to find me a pillow?

Where did you get those little books on the table? One says The Netherfield Ball. I've never seen those.

Gracie said...

The room looks adorable and so warm.....

Embellish-Vintage Home Embellishments said...

Your night stand vignette is beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing.

june@craftyniche said...

Your room looks so warm and cozy! I can relate to painting projects, lol. I have quite a few left on my to do list and am waiting til it warms up a bit. Although, I may brave the cold and get some painting done since I can be so impatient! :)

Richella said...

What a Manuela space this is! I love the way you're making it so reflective of your personality.

I've been meaning to tell you that I made some covered candles. I was inspired by you, of course. I posted a photo of them on my blog today and linked back to you. I love them!

Take care!

Michelle Hoad said...

I love your gussied up cherubs. Too cute!

Donna said...

What a great little pillow! I love it ~ and the room looks so nice. I like the statue on the bedside table.

Hugs,
Donna

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Oooo, how adorable is that?! Darling.

Barb

Linda said...

Adorable. I love anything Jane Austin. Your room is gourgous too. Love the blue and all your decorations. You are such an inspiration. Linda

AshTreeCottage said...

Lovely room! I am a Jane Austen fan too.

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Screaming Meme said...

YOu are so creative...Love your home! :) Come by some time and look at my slipcover I made...:)

mizdarlin said...

This fellow toile fanatic salutes you!
Great decorating, and love the new pillow...I just ordered toile
pothlders so I guess we are thinking similar thoughts-and serendipity is so great (the pillow being backed with toile!)

pkzcass said...

That is a beautiful room. It made me feel cheery just looking at it. I can't wait to see the rest of it.

Linda's Blue Gate said...

OHMYGOSH...... I adore that pillow....... that room just gets better and better...... lovely..
HUgs
Linda

Sandy said...

LOVE the bedding!!

Suzann said...

Blue Toile and Jane Austen!? Oh I'm a happy girl.

LOVE the bedding. I've always dreamt of a toile room, but never fine the bedding.

Jane Austen? Oh I adore her. Although I recently discovered her, I fell hard for her.

Spring? This Chicago gal is praying for springtime and sunshine!!

Sue said...

Hi Manuela....I love what you did with the mirror from GW....and I also like the big window frame you have next to the bed...great shape to it...

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Manuela, that pillow is so pretty. I'm so with you - can't beat the combination of Jane Austin and toile! Your guest room is so pretty. I love the way you've bejeweled the lamp shade! You have such great ideas. I may want to copy that one. laurie

HeathahLee said...

Oh my goodness! I LOVE Jane Austen, too! I totally agree...what could be better, toile with Jane Austen! : )

Suzanne said...

Oh! I love that pillow! Guess you are watching the Jane line-up on PBS too? :) Your blue toile room looks so inviting, are you taking reservations?

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Oh, your Jane Austen pillow is wonderful! I am definitely going to head over and check out Anna's Trunk! :) I am just finishing "Pride and Prejudice" and LOVE it! "Emma" is next on my list...I love what you have done in the little toile room! And I know what you mean about having so many things that need to be painted! Hopefully spring will come soon! :)

I hope you have a good night!

anna's trunk09 said...

Thank you so much for posting the wonderful photos of your Jane Austen pillow-it is so nice to see how my little pillows look in such a lovely environment-now you've inspired me to redo MY bedroom! :)

Christine