While on the search for fun fabric, I found this.
I knew, right away, that y’all needed to see it. So, now it’s time for you to cast your vote.
I’m all over updating our bedroom, hence the curtain update. However, I’m not in the mood to repaint the room. I like the color we have, it’s a neutral with a pink undertone (as pink as I think The Mister will let me go) so I need to match it to something. Our current headboard matches it as did our previous curtains. In fact, they were perfect matches. That’s why I’m not counting those pieces as goners. I just want something fresh.
Pillows are the quickest way to make things match up or “blend.” Of course, I’m thinking of fabric I’ve lusted over and here are my options for you to weigh in on.
1. Chiang Mai – This fabric is crazy expensive and has been insanely popular for a few years. It has a cult like following. I’ve always coveted it for curtains but have refused to pay for the yardage. I’m just not comfortable spending $1,500+ on curtains. If that’s not something you’re concerned about then we should talk. However, I was thinking I’d buy a set of pillows. The set is still not cheap.
2. Sunara – Once again, not cheap and from F. Schumacher. I could buy three of these for the price of the set above. I don’t need three. I’m just letting you know for your benefit and price comparison. I feel like if i looked hard/long enough I could find a knock off of it. Have you seen anything?
Additionally, I can buy a yard of either fabric the price of the pillows. The one yard of Chiang Mai is ~$30 cheaper than the made set. The one yard of Sunara is the cost of one made pillow. Will my pillows be as nice as their pillows? Absolutely not.
I know which way I’m leaing, but let’s take a vote on which pattern you like the most.
I’d say we need to keep this quiet but The Mister has been busy and hasn’t been keeping up to date here. (Insert side eye)
Y’all were helpful with my last This or That and were right, the dots needed to go. However, you’ve likely noticed the dots have shown up as the background of the blog. Today’s This or That is between two pairs of cermaic figurines.
This is a vintage pair of California pottery of flamingos. Understandably, they are kitschy. However, I do love flamingos and a controlled amouint of kitsch. They are 10″ high and 4″ at their widest point. $58.00 for the pair.
That is a pair of Staffordshire dogs. They are 9.5″ tall, 7″ wide and 2.75″ deep. Right now they are $31.00 but there are a couple days left on it. I have wanted a set of Staffordshire dogs for sometime.
I love pockets. I wanted my wedding dress to have pockets. Sure it was designed after Grace Kelly’s dress but I wanted pockets. That’s because though I was well-raised and you’d be hard pressed to find someone that enjoys etiquette as much as I – I don’t always behave like I’m supposed to.
I should behave like this:
However, I have my moments:
The top photo was seconds after the last one. See how quickly I can “straighten up.”
My momma said no to the pockets, so the bridesmaids dresses had them instead. They came in handy. That’s because pockets can come in handy just about anywhere and that’s why I like wall pockets. They can hold small plants like succulents or ivy. However, they can hold or contain lots of stuff.
I’m glad to see West Elm bringing back the wall pockets.
Not surprisingly, I may prefer vintage ones. Here are some of my favorite finds from the internets.
I’d like a collection of wall pockets, but I really don’t need to start that. However, if you have that in your life or have space for it, I’d like to talk to you about it and see some photos.
I found this set of lampshades and was super excited.
That was until I noticed all the water stains. (Insert sad trombone sound) They have some other signs of wear, but the water stains are my stopping point. I looked up a few things on removing water stains from lamp shades (here, here and here) but for $85.00 and $30.00 in shipping I’m not willing to risk it. However, I’m sure they will haunt me and cause me to search for more remedies.
Now, that you’ve rang in the New Year you likely need a new calendar. Here are some options:
via libertypressprinting on Etsy
It’s a printable calendar. You pay $3.00 for the PDF to print as many times as you want.
via avrilloreti on Etsy
I love that it’s a tea towel.
This year I am using Planner Pad for the first time.
It was suggested by a friend of mine and I’m so far enjoying it. There is some information out there on it (including
strange helpful videos on YouTube) but I’ll share my information when I have more usage under my belt. Until I use it to it’s entirety I’ll use this calendar.
Hot guys with baby animals are completely work appropriate.
It’s almost time for Santa Claus to come to town. I’m sure he’s checking his list, so you may want to add these stocking stuffer items to it. All items are from Etsy and direct links are found under the photos.
I’ll take everything.
The World Series is over and The Colonel is happy about it. He had a hard time with The Mister
screaming yelling “Get out! GET OUT!” He may have run around the house with his ears pulled back. (I’m talking about The Colonel, but The Mister applies to the running around part.) I don’t know much about baseball, as you know, but I’m glad The Cardinals won. Yet, The Mister is much happier than I. So, to celebrate I’m sharing some cardinal inspiration photos.
tempting and can be found here
from Etsy found on Pinterest
from Etsy found on Pinterest
pinecone craft cardinal from Martha Stewart
moss wreath with cardinal from etsy
After yesterday’s post, I searched through Etsy to see what else was going on. Here is what I found:
vintage 60s watercolor dress
Ignore this woman’s hair.
Have you purchased anything from Etsy? Do you have any favorite shops? Do you dislike the dress? I’m on the fence.
I purchased a pillow off of One Kings Lane. I know…I know…but I did. I purchased it while The Mister was mowing the lawn and didn’t say anything. The package came in and I quietly placed the pillow into it’s new habitat.
I enjoyed it because:
My pillow was in House Beautiful.
That’s right, MY pillow. My pillow is famous, Ladyfriends and Gentlemen. I may print this photo off and frame it. I feel like I’m touching a sacred pillow. Ahhh, tell me Pillow about the day you were in House Beautiful.
Speaking of my love for needlepoint and irises, look what I found on Etsy.
The image and purse can be found here.
Yes, I want this. I could rock it. If I can’t rock it I know what could.What could? My pillow. Duh, because it’s famous.
P.S. I’m posting tomorrow and Friday. Watch out.