Tuesday, February 26, 2008

it all started with some new pillow covers...

Yesterday, in my quest for spring, I decided to finally use some of this rose fabric for new pillow covers in the living room. One for this chair...

...and one for the wing chair...

One thing led to another, and I spent the rest of yesterday and most of today painting an old mirror for the mantle, doing a little spring cleaning, changing out some furniture, and rearranging part of the room. I wanted to make a couple more pillow covers for the couch, but I think I'll call it quits for today!

Enjoy your evening!


  1. What lovely fabric and resulting pillows. I do so love roses.

  2. Gosh, you were effective. You've put me to shame!

    Lovely pillows. They look so beautiful against the light furniture.

  3. Akk you have the fabric, I was looking for my my new pillows for my living room (I swear I am not copying you). They look wonderful !!!! Clarice

  4. Just beautiful pillows; especially against the white arm chairs. You have such a flair, it's always nice visiting your blog.

  5. I love the new pillows you made! They look great and soo cheerful!!! Sounds like you had a wonderful day! :)

  6. Anonymous8:55 AM

    a splash of color on white. i like that. a lot. :o)

  7. The pillows look stunning in the light colored chairs! Beautiful job! Spring has certainly arrived in your home!

  8. Gosh,Your Kitchen is divine Deb!! just perfectly set up. How wonderful to finally have it all ready :)I sense your wish for warmer days, for spring, and your lovely rose China makes it all worth waiting for. And with the spring we all have an urge to clean, move things arond and make things inviting and fresh again. Your changes in your livingroom seems to fill you with joy, no wonder! I have always wanted a white corner, your chair is a perfect background for your new pillows. You have been very effective!!
    You wouldn`t believe it, but I have had a springclean myself today! I am totally bone-tired from cleaning, tidying up and moving stuff around. And I have been painting too. Guess we both have had our portion! :)) I am so glad I took the time to pay you a visit again, I love your blog.

    Enjoy all the new changes and take good care!
    Hug from Aina

  9. It is so amazing how a change of just one thing makes us want to do even more. Love the pillows.

    I found some hold backs for my curtains, and once Harvey puts them up for me I will take a photo.

  10. Love the fabric ~ perfect for spring!

  11. Very sweet pillows and love that fabric. What a nice little jolt of spring.

    Have a great week - Karen

  12. I think Spring is in the air...either that or we are collectively "willing" it to happen! LOL! Love the pillows. The blue is so fresh looking.

  13. Pretty pillows, I love the fabric. It amazing how just a pretty touch of color and a little change around can brighten things up and lift our spirit.cl Linda

  14. Anonymous12:57 PM

    I wanted to join the choir and sing this song:
    You have beautiful taste, are very artistic and creative, and know how to get things done!
    Thanks for sharing all your wondeful projects and your inspiration.
    I adore your kitchen!
    As I was Spring cleaning both you and Clarice came to mind as I was inspired by both of you.
    I love the white covers on your chairs and am wondering if Ikea paid a visit to your home.;)
    I also think Cath Kidston and Amy Butler dropped by with fabric for you!:)
    Your home is the epitome of COSY!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Joanne in the Canadian tundra!

  15. Lovr the pillows and your beautiful island! You're not the only one ready for spring!

  16. I absolutely love your pillows. I'm also loving the "not square" pillows lately. I don't know about you, but when I first learned to sew (in the Dark Ages) all pillows were square and you could find a form for them. I like the rectangular pillows and the huge bed pillows and the little heart pillows and all those different shapes. Can you tell I'm just a little caught up in pillows lately? They really do spruce things up with very little effort and very little fabric.

    P.S. I also adore your white furniture. I dream of having white slipcovers someday when my husband has a less-dirty job. And, when my dog doesn't live inside. And, when my children are just a bit older.

  17. Isn't it funny how often one thing leads to another and another? That's how I function.
    Love the pillows.


  18. How lovely to get so many things done. Your chairs and the cushions are so pretty! It looks like spring already. Have a wonderful weekend! -warm wishes from Emily in Norway

  19. Oh those pillows are adorable, and they do remind me so much of spring! Good job, pat yourself on the back.

  20. I really like your new pillow covers, lovely blue colour and sweet flowers on it. The fabric in you prewius post are so lovely.

  21. Spring cleaning, I think I will have to get on with that. I love a good clean! The pillows are so lovely.
    Love Alison x

  22. It's wonderful isn't it how, a couple of new cushions, and a lick of paint on a mirror can transform the look of a room ~ love Julia x

  23. Dear Deb,
    I was so tickled to receive the lovely package from you in the mail! Thank you!!! What delightful handmade goodies! I am so touched and honored to be the recipient of something made by you!

  24. What a lovely pillow! I love roses. And I love your blog.


  25. What a beautiful blog you have!


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