Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Pillow Changes and Book Winner

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Hi everyone! The winner of the May Book Give Away is……
        Heidi @ The Craft Monkey!
Heidi is in the process of changing her home from Tuscan style to a more beachy look. Go visit her and see some of her cute beach cottage projects! Heidi, please email me your address and I’ll ship your book next week.

Thank you to everyone who entered! Remember this is a monthly event so there will be another chance in June!
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tickingpillow
I’m doing a little updating and changed out my pillows in my living room. Isn’t this pillow just the cutest! I love the contrast of the red ticking with the white ruffle. I got this pillow slip from etsy and just used one of my existing pillows as the insert.

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This pillow is from the Country Living Collection at KMart. I just loved the ruffled edge and of course the color is my favorite shade of green.

Ticking
I’ve had these red ticking pillows since forever. I think they may have been Pottery Barn from about 8 years ago but I’m not sure.  I paired them with some new toile and gingham pillows (pillow slips from ebay). I added some pom pom fringe to these.
toilepillow
Ticking and toile, gingham and toile, also polka dots and toile are all favorite pattern combinations! I've been looking for a polka dot and toile pillow for some time now - I may just have to make one.
sofa
You don’t have to do drastic stuff to get a new look! I made just a few easy and inexpensive changes to get a fresh look in my living room.
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Hope you are all having a great week! Thanks so much for stopping by!

51 comments:

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

Your pillows look great! I wish I had a slipcovered sofa....I love yours!
Penny

Jen S. said...

Congrats to Heidi, and LOVE the look of the pillows :)
Have a great day!

Suzann said...

Pillows are on my list of things to get!! With my new slip-covered sofa it will be the easy-peasy change to bring in fresh looks. LOVE your.

Suzann said...

Pillows are on my list of things to get!! With my new slip-covered sofa it will be the easy-peasy change to bring in fresh looks. LOVE your.

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Ohh...I LOVE your pillows...especially the RED ones...and that Red Rooster...oh...beautiful.

Always Nesting said...

Beautiful pillows! I just love throw pillows and I love the way you group yours.

I have the same PB red ticking stripe in my family room. I fall asleep watching TV with my head on it almost every night.

Darlene said...

I LOVE all your wonderful pillows! It always looks so cozy and inviting at your home. LOVE everything!

Roses and Lilacs said...

I agree, pillows make a room look inviting and comfortable. Love the fabrics you've used. I know this post is about pillows, but I really like your mirrored table. So unusual.
Marnie

dana said...

You're red pillows really add some pizazz to your room! You are so great about little changes and the big differences they can make! Congrats to Heidi!! Have a great Wednesday! dana

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Just gorgeous, Manuela. Toooo cute!!

Congratulations to the winner.

Barb

Stacey said...

Lucky Heidi!

Do tell us who you ordered the pillow cover from. :) Your room looks fantastic. I'm just like you..continuing to love yellow, red, toile, and roosters.

kim said...

Love them all. I am going to make some pillows out of the red ticking fabric I have left over and was even going to add ruffles. Great seeing one already done. I just love your decor. You and I think alike!

The Working Home Keeper said...

Beautiful!

Mary Ellen

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Pretty! Really like the green and white one. Congratulations to Heidi!

Rose H (UK) said...

Beautiful Manuela, just beautiful.
Congratulations to Heidi!

Richella said...

These are great little changes for a fresh, new look! Thank you for the inspiration. . . I need to do the same thing. And thanks for the tip about buying pillow slips from Etsy--I hadn't thought to look there!

Adrienne said...

The changes you made with your pillows are wonderful! I love the look of your home - always do when I come by to visit. The flowers on your coffee table are gorgeous! Did you arrange them?
~Adrienne~

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love all of your pillow changes. They look wonderful. I so agree, just changing the pillows makes a room look totally different. Love the beautiful rooster vase with the flowers. Gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

mishebe said...

cute pillows and love the rooster vase tin..

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Gorgeous changes, Manuela. What a beautiful post!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Manuela, I love the pillows you chose to decorate with. And the toile with the red checks and ticking is just wonderful.

And I'll be looking for the next giveaway... although I don't want to be too greedy!
Yvonne

Megan said...

Very nice. I like the combination of the toile with the ticking and gingham. Looks very cheerful with all the red.

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Beautiful pillow cases!! Lovin' the toile :)

Linda said...

I love the colors in that bouquet. The pillows are very cute. I thought it was interesting that the ticking worked so well with the more sophisticated fabrics. i love ticking. I'm trying to come up with a new look for my den. It's difficult because of the wall of multi-colored books. I thinking I should go with a more subdued room that doesn't fight with the books. The walls in my house are all beigh and I'm beyond painting myself and can't afford to pay, so I have to bring in color in other ways. I'm going to look through you blog you do color so beautifully. Linda

Shilo said...

Those pillows are so pretty...I love pillows but they are pretty much my husbands arch nemesis, so to him we always have too many and to me, we always have too few! :)
Have a great rest of your week!

Bonnie said...

I LOVE that rooster container arrangement!!

Julie said...

AWESOME! Yes! changing out a few items or even moving the furniture around, and you can feel like you've got a new room! Congrats to the winner. Thanks again Manuela! Hugs!

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Congratulations to Heidi on winning the giveaway! :)

I love your all pillows! The red ticking one with the white ruffled edges is darling, and looks perfect on the white chair. (Which is also so cute!)

I hope you have a beautiful day!

Cindy said...

You have made some lovely changes. Your living room looks so pretty and fresh. Hugs. Cindy S

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

Yay! I'm so excited, I REALLY wanted that book too! :) I LOVE your pillows! I wish I could live with a bunch of pillows, but we only keep 2 out b/c we have a 2 year old and I get tired of picking them up off the floor or in the kitchen, or on his bed, or in the bathtub, or wherever else his little heart leads him to take my darn pillows!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I just love all of your pillows and that flower arrangement is fantastic! Great Job, your home is gorgeous!
Cindy

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Manuela,
Just found your beautiful blog via one of your comments on Yvonne's Stone Gable. Love these red pillows and congratulations to the winner of the giveawqay.
I'll be following along and will be back soon!
Mimi

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Changing little things and rearranging is sort of like painting. It's cheap but makes a world of difference. I love these colors. They say: "Please come in and visit. You're welcome here."
Brenda

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Sometimes it's the little changes that can make the biggest difference. I love your pillows, Manuela! I'm a big believer in doing small things like changing throw pillows to get a new or different look going.

A New England Life said...

Your livingroom is lovely! I sure wish it were mine, especially since I love roosters!

Angie said...

LOVE the new pillows and LOVE the arrangement and container on your table! Cute cute cute!!!

Sue said...

I love your red pillows and your flower arrangement if beautiful!!

HeathahLee said...

Oh, Manuela, your house is so inviting! I love all the toile combined with the other patterns. I love toile with ANYTHING! LOL!

Debbie said...

I love the red ticking with white and toile. Slipcovers are great! Thanks for sharing.
Debbie

Mrs.Rabe said...

Love your pillows!

I like making simple changes. I may need to check out the Country Living Collection at K-Mart - I like that pillow!

Donna said...

Very pretty! I like changing pillows around too.

Congrats to the winner!

Hugs,
Donna

Deb said...

Hi Manuela! So good to hear from you! I think your pillows look so pretty, and the fresh colors just makes me want to make over a room. But of course I can't keep changing everytime I see something that I love. I often wish I had enough rooms that I can decorate each in all of my favorite styles. LOL!!! Deb

Storybook Woods said...

Isn't it amazing what a bit of pom-pom can do. Have a perfect day sweetie xoxoxo Clarice

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Hi Manuela! Wow, this post so beautifully examples how small little luxuries like pretty pillows can make a big impact and change the look and feel of a room. Gorgeous, economical genius...as always!!! :)
Love and hugs,
Tracey
x0x

Kathleen Grace said...

Every time you show your living room I want to slipcover my sofa white! You can change out the accessories and get so many beautiful looks so easily. Your new pillows are once again, just adorable and really change things up. I'm really loving the brilliant bouquet of flowers too!

Audra said...

I love the redux! That vase is the exact same print that is on my favorite reusable shopping bag! Small world.

Love that you change up your home with subtle little changes that make a grander impact. Thank you for inspiring me once again.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Manuela, your pillows are so pretty. Of course, I love anything toile, so I'm love that. What a great rooster flower container, and the flowers are so pretty. laurie

Bonnie said...

You have a new follower, Manuela! Hopefully I can do half as well as you are doing out here in blog land!! Thanks for your kind words!

Christina said...

Beautiful pillows! Little changes are often the best. Love the pretty flowers too.

Miss Janice said...

My mouth is inappropriately wide open right now. Gimme that red rooster girl!!! Seriously, I love your pillows. I'm purchasing some toile fabric right now to recover some chairs...Waverly Sweet Pastimes Spice--the reverse pattern on your chairs. Love the chairs and the pillows are perfect!

Terri and Bob said...

I am totally in love with the photos of the flowers. And, of course, your pillows are so cute!