My Alpine Home

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

My Pillow Passion. . .

 
Well my friends, I have a confession to make. . .I have a terrible pillow passion!
 
Don’t know what it is, but I just go all ‘Lady Ga Ga’ over them.
 
I love seasonal ones and have a closet and blanket chest full of them.
 
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I don’t have a lot of pink in my home but I couldn’t pass this sweet thing up when it was marked down to $10.00.
 
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Pink chenille.. .makes me swoon!
 
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It seems that I have a knack for finding things marked, ‘clearance’.  lol!
Like this large red houndstooth beauty.  $20, regularly $80.  It simply had a seam that needed to be resewn.
 
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This shabby chic number was made by my hairdresser and priced very reasonably.
Gorgeous buttons, ruffles, and floral, what’s not to love?
 
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Another clearance find.  Love the reddish bird!
 
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Now lets step into the bedroom.
Again I have lots of pillows that I switch out often for the season.
After removing my Winter spread the other day I went back to my everyday quilt.
Then it became time to decide which pillows I would use.
 
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I started with my two red Euros, a small polka dot pillow in the center and this beautiful ruched pillow.  I had seen it at a shop and loved it but was not about to dish out $100 for it.  Lucky for me I was there the day they only had one left and marked it down to $30.
 I started adding more pillows. By the time I was through you could barely see it. 
I added the ‘Good Morning and Good Night’ beauties that were gifted to me by Carol from Art and Sand.  Such a sweet blog friend!
 
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Then I tossed a few more red and whites in.  Perfect for Valentines Day!
 
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Another pretty white with lace Target markdown bolster sits on the bench at the foot of the bed.
 
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I love redwork so when this Splish Splash pillow showed up on PB clearance, I had to have it.
The small pillow adds a touch of turquoise.  A Home Goods find.
 
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I have a lot of pillows on both upstairs and downstairs sofas as well as the sectional in the theater room, (a post for another day). Hubby is always removing them, but never complains!
 
Oh yeah, now and then he’ll hint that he thinks I have enough pillows.
 
But then he didn’t say a word when he was with me when I found the red houndstooth beauty just a couple weeks ago.
 
Gotta love a guy like that!
 
I’ll end with a glimpse of my coat closet.
 
Most of these are seasonal and I’ve made quite a few of them.
 
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Anybody else have a passion for pillows?  I know you’re out there. . .fess up! He-he!  Please don’t let me be the only one!
 
hugs,

43 comments:

angie said...

dear jann, loooove all your beautiful pics!!!!!
hugs, angie

Rita C. said...

Oh yes, I have a pillow passion too, Jann! I love all that you've brought out for the February to Spring transition! I try to buy just pillow covers and re=use my forms to save space whenever I can - they really consume a lot of space and space-saving bags would be pretty much pointless, they get rotated so often.

Creations By Cindy said...

Jann I too love pillows but despise having to move them from my bed every time I go to bed! LOL! But they are so pretty and I just keep saying..."BEAUTY is pain". I just bought some new pillows for my living room and wow...gave it such a pop. Love all the pillows you have shown to us today! So pretty! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Angélica D said...

Hi Jan !! I love those pillows ., son bellos .. Me enamore de ese bordado y ese de pajaritos ..Espero que tenga un buen día
Cariños

Spittin-Toad said...

Yup...I too love seasonal pillows!! What an awesome way to change up a room in an easy second! The problem is or dog Cash loves them too...he doesn't tear them up but he does pack them around and is always sleeping on at least one. I have to make sure the ones on the couch are very washable. :) Yours are far to pretty to survive in our house!
Denise

Christine said...

As I read your post, looking at each picture, I'd scroll down, drooling at each new addition.
Didn't have an addiction before but might have one now!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Jann,
I am like Christine, You have created an addiction in me now !
You have such an eye for color and combination of fabric, oh and price.
This all looks so "Valentiney," could I add your link for my Valentine post on Friday?
Warm Hugs!
Jemma

Debbie said...

I LOVE your Valentines bed pillows. Soo cute. I would never have the storage space for such a passion, but I sure loved seeing yours!

Gigi Harlan said...

So many pretty pillows! I love the ruched pillow!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love your pillows. I'm not as passionate about them as you, but they do make me happy when I change them out seasonally!
hugs,
Linda

Salmagundi said...

I love pillows, too; but control my obsession by never buying any. But, I always have too many ideas of those I can make. I love your redwork ones -- always thought I would embroidered some, but haven't gotten around to it yet. Is it Spring in Utah this week??? It's spring-like here in Colo. Sally

Linda W. said...

Love all of your cute pillows!

Stephanie said...

Oh Jann, you are not alone...I love pillows too :) Your pillows are simply lovely and I like the red and white - so pretty and Valentine-y :)

Hugs to you!

Sandra and Hennie Cronje said...

A wonderful array of pillows. Love the love your have spread and the world that goes around.

Pamela Gordon said...

Oh my but that closet shelf is too funny. I have a few and I love them too but not quite so many as you. I think that is a poem. :) You do have some very pretty pillows though. Have a great day!

Rose L said...

My favorite is the splish splash pillow! You do have lots!

Tuula @ Thrifty Rebel said...

What beautiful pillows. My favourites are the red work ones. I love anything in red work.

Algodão Tão Doce said...


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Susie said...

Jann, You do own a lot of pillows !!! I love the bird bath one very much. I have asset of pillows that are floral one side and checked on the other...so I just flip them around from winter to spring. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Susan Clayton said...

Hahaha! Another thing we have in common. Pillows! I have been buying fabric and doing pillow 'redo's rather than buying pillows - cheaper and I have no place to store them. What is an easier and less expensive update than some new pillows, right? Love that pink chenille! Happy day my friend.

kitty said...

I love to switch out pillows, too, Jann! It's just a little thing that can give a whole new decor impact. I love your embroidered ones!

Katie Mansfield said...

I love pillows. That Splish Splash one is adorable!

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Oh I have a passion for pillows, but I have soon learned that if I want to trade pillows around a lot then I had better turn them into pillow covers and that ended my storage problem. I store the folded up cover in a box that is sorted by the colors of the fabric,then I don't have all of those bulky pillows stuck in a closet somewhere. I love to freshen up the house with making new covers that will come off. But I do have a few that I've bought that don't come off, then I just put a pillow cover over it for a up change. Love your choice of pillows. XX Jo

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I can't say that I have a pillow passion but I might have to start one after seeing all your gorgeous pillows! I recently found 4 needlepoint pillows that I might have to keep!

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

What a lovely bunch of pillows. With the limited storage the Charmer provides I just make new slip covers and it takes up less space. I wish I have your closet where I could store more pillows. I really love the two redwork ones.

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

Beautiful collection of pillows you have, Jann! The LOVE and the Splish Splash, both are my favorite! They are simply adorable! I have a pillow passion, just like you :) Happy week~hugs, Poppy

Kim said...

I am a pillow junkie, too, Jann...and a red lover, so your collection is making me swoon! Carol's pillows are just too sweet! I try to make covers, because I just don't have the room to store them, although if I saw your finds in the store, on clearance, I don't think I would have the willpower to say no! ;)

Winnie said...

Oh jann - we share this wonderful passion :)
I pillows as well, and I LOVEEEEEE yours
One is more beautiful than the other

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

You certainly do find the great bargains...love all of your gorgeous pillows..and must say that the pink chenille has to be one of my favs along with the red and white embroidered ones!!!...Beautiful collection!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Oh, wow. I love your pillows. I am pillow obsessed and I force myself not to look when I walk by a display. That pink chenille one is so sweet.

Lulu said...

Me, me, me....I'm crazy for pillows much to the consternation of my hubby!!

Dawn Y. said...

Love your pillow collection, Jann! I always admire redwork pillows. We have many pillows here that celebrate the changing seasons, too. My husband just smiles! ♡

cynthia lee designs said...

I love pillows too! I have serval...but you have a lot more than I do. Love all the pillows you have on your bed...so pretty. I try to put pillows on our bed and on the sofa and chairs in the living room, but my little Yorkies like to flip them onto the floor. I think it is a game to them...flip it to the floor...watch me pick it up....flip it to the floor...watch me pick it up!! LOL
~Cindy

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Jann,
Wonderful pillow collection! I especially like the one made by your hairstylist! I love the look of lots of pillows but I don't like the look of them all over the floor from my kids throwing them down there because they want to lay on the couch!
Happy Thursday!
Gina

Scrappy quilter said...

Love your pillow collection.

Tanja Obergföll said...

What a lovely pillow collection.
I love your Style.
Gereinigt from Germany
Tanja

Monika Bourderioux said...

Jenn, they are so cute and various! Thanks for sharing. Monika

Monika Bourderioux said...

Jann, your passion is my passion as well :DD

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I love pillows and I may have fallen in love with that last one of yours with the birds splish-spalshing! But my cottage is a lot smaller than yours and storing them is a probem!

The Refeathered Roost said...

Nothing better than a lovely collection you can later lay your head on and take a nap. Your bed looks so inviting and all the pillows are beautiful.

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Srav said...

Wonderful pillows. Would love to have a matching sheet for the mattress too. I have got a memory foam mattress recently and have taken white and red combo sheets and they look lovely. I love the LOVE pillow.