Join me as I embrace and share truly authentic American country style by reclaiming the past...my family's past. Come along as I make my house a home on a $0 budget with reclaimed, repurposed, recycled and found treasures all out of my grandparent's old house, local junk shops and my parent's attic. And since we have to eat too, I'll sprinkle in some gardening, country recipes, and a whole lot of southern hospitality.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Pretty Pillows

Hi everyone! I wanted to share some pillows I have been making over the past few months. I honestly love to put different fabrics together, and this winter I made these to replace the tartan ones I had for Christmas.  The little ruffle is a flour sack stripe my mom gave me. 




I had added the light aqua color because of this inspiration photo from Charles Edwards in the UK. 




And my room looked like this...

When summer came, I replaced the red Persian rug with a blue one and wanted something a little more vintage tropical and summery. I kept the blue pillows, then made these to coordinate. 



I really wanted to throw in a little mid-century style, so after covering this square one, I added the button. 


I think it works really well with the mid-century double lampshade and the shape of this chair. 


Not sure what I will do for the upcoming fall season, but I'm loving these for now. 


I really, really wanted to show my kitchen makeover, but I just have not gotten photos yet. Maybe when the three children start back to school this week, I will find time to do that. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! I was really excited to reach 200 followers on my Far Above Rubies facebook page so if you have not been by there, I would love for you to stop by. The link is on the sidebar.

Anita

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30 comments:

  1. Hi Anita, You are working so hard....pardon the pun but your pillows are "Far Above" the English inspiration. I love all the fabrics and colors and mixing elegance with textured fabrics and just frilly ruffle trim. The rosette on the tweed wool fabric is spectacular. My grandmother made pillows with different fabrics, trims, and patterns. You are so talented and have gifted vision. Thank you for your inspiration and sharing.The crimson and fabrics are perfect for Fall transition:)!!!

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  2. I just bought a pillow cover at Pottery Barn today and now I'm thinking, why oh why didn't I just sew one. I really like how you've incorporated the different fabrics in the pillows to they all sort of tie together without being too matchy.

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  3. Anita, those fabric combinations are fabulous. You know I love pillows. Those are very pretty.

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  4. Love all the pillows you have made, Anita! Such beautiful fabrics. I so envy anyone who can sew. Your home always looks beautiful. XO, Pinky

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  5. your pillows are so pretty...makes me want to plop down for a rest on your couch!

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  6. I love all your pretty pillows!! I love your kitchen, and i'm looking forward to see your makeover. I'm sure it will look beautiful.

    Kathy

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  7. Anita those pillows are gorgeous!! Love the fabric combos!

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  8. Your pillows are beautiful Anita. I love all the different fabrics. Very Pretty!

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  9. I just followed a link from someone's blog and found you. You have a wonderful blog and I am your newest follower....partly because I LOVE your pillows!;>) Blessings- Diana

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  10. Beautiful pillows and the fabric is grand, can't wait to see the kitchen.

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  11. Girl, you could make a fortune selling those bad boys! They are beautiful!

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  12. I love all your fabric combinations in those fabulous pillows. They are totally charming.

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  13. Oh those are gorgeous and Kathryn is right you really could sell them. I love the fabric combinations you chose as well. I also love how you made some to change out for the different seasons. Beautiful work!

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  14. Gorgeous pillows Anita!
    You have great vision and an eye for picking out what works!
    I need to get busy, I have stack of fabrics waiting for me!
    Cindy

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  15. fantastic post and Thanks for sharing this info. It's very helpful.
    Guesthouse in Jaipur

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  16. Beautiful pillows and great fabric choices. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Wow Us Wed. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/08/make-it-pretty-monday-week-9.html Hope to see you at the bash! Love what I'm seeing here. Happily following you. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  17. Beautiful! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  18. Oh, you little smarty pants! :) your pillows are all so lovely! What can you not do? :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  19. Those pillows are just gorgeous Anita!! And the entire room is stunning! :-)
    Vanessa

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  20. Your pillows are beautiful, Anita! Love all the patterns and colors. I am a pillow fanatic and like to mix store bought with my own. However, since we are short on space since our move, I have to start making mine with an envelope closure.

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  21. Wow, Anita, those pillows are just gorgeous! You are one talented lady! I can't wait to see all of your new changes!!

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  22. I love love love those pillows! Everything is perfect and it shows you put
    all your love in every part of the room. great job!
    End of Lease Cleaning Sdyney

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  23. I love all of your pillows, but your coffee table is fabulous... Is the base made of horseshoes?

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  24. Very nice pillows. Luving the fabric mixing and colours. Very English countryside. Anticipating the reveal of the kitchen .
    Cheers, Gee

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  25. They are gorgeous! The fabric is so pretty! You are very talented!

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  26. Visiting from At The Picket Fence.... love your pillows and your blog. I am your newest follower!

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  27. Visiting from At the Picket Fence linky party, sugar. I've never been here before but I saw those pillows in the link and had to visit. I'm trying to find some pillows for my living room and yours struck me as not others had. I'm too danged lazy to make them. Do you sell pillows anywhere? Just wondering.

    Nice to visit and meet you, sweetpea!

    xoxo,
    Connie

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  28. Gosh.....I love your new pillows! You are so talented to be able to make those yourself. I love the different fabrics you chose and trims and styles etc. Such a pleasing mix. Your room really does look like your inspiration photo! It's hard to choose a favorite between your Winter look and your Summer look.

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  29. Love your pillows and especially your new blue kitchen!! ~~Blessings, Annabell:)

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  30. Wow! I really enjoyed your blog this morning! I liked you on FB...I have a page Sanderellas and also a blog here....Your pillows were beautiful and your home in decorated so lovely and lovingly....You are very inspiring....thank you for sharing!! Sandy

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