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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Pillows, the Cocktail Rings of the Home

I recently got a Singer sewing machine as a gift from my darling husband. So what does a novice seamstress dream of, since the last thing she made was an all-white, Southern belle sundress in high school? Pillows and drapes, naturally. But what is so aggravating is there are so many ready-made pillows, how can one top them? 
One of my favorite pillows of all time, "Disco Lady," by genius potter/interior designer/marketer Jonathan Adler. But at $165, it ranks up there with my "delusions of grandeur" purchases. In Adler's manifesto, he says, "We believe tassels are the earrings of the home." But I believe that pillows belong in the jewelry box, too. Maybe they are the cocktail rings of the home?
Another gem from Adler is the St. Tropez pillow for $98. He also has Capri, Cuba, Acapulco, Monte Carlo and Ipanema. (Reminds me that I need so many more stamps on my passport.) 
These "Love" pillows from Marlo Lorenz are awfully cute. 
  This bird pillow from Sukan Art on Etsy.com, at $49.95, is kind of darling, no?
I just love some pom-pom trim. This matryoshka doll fabric has been trimmed in butter yellow pom-poms for a sweet style that would be perfect for a nursery. How-to instructions are at prudentbaby.com.  I hope something similar mysteriously materializes from my Singer ...

2 comments:

  1. Can't wait to see what YOU design!

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  2. The Piaget Designer Cocktail Rings luxurious and full of fun, how to resist the slightly astringent and sweet in its fruity? Piaget to the exploitation of the tender Huang Shiying produce the scent of olivine Lemon fizz, with two exquisite red tourmaline cherry.

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