Sunday, March 11, 2012

Pillow Fun...

 Recently at a thrift store,  I found three old cotton crochet pillow covers!  I decided to do a simple re-do on them...and now they have a whimsical look!

 I used embellishments that aren't permanent, so I could change them out if I wanted to.  I took a wired black and white gingham  ribbon and tied some vintage millinery daisies onto this pillow...

On this pillow, I wrapped a piece of upholstery webbing and pinned on a vintage brooch...

On the third pillow, I threaded a black grosgrain ribbon through a vintage buckle and tied the ribbon around the pillow.  For fun, I glued an old watch face onto the buckle!

Very simple embellishments, but I love how they turned out!  I am doing some re-decorating in our bedroom, and two of the pillows will be part of that.  I'll be sharing the changes soon!

I'm joining Linda of Coastal Charm for the always fun 
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday and
I'm also joining Debra of Common Ground for 
Monday Marketplace where I'll share a few of my etsy offerings...hope you'll join us!

Until next time...


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  2. Very very cute. I love anything crocheted and I love the embellishments. Mimi

  3. Sorry about that deletion...too many mistakes...anyway....what I said was very cute pillows and fun ways to dress them up. xo Diana

  4. Linda, those pillows really turned out cute. I really like the one with the upholstery webbing and the pin.
    Have a great week. It's going to be nice weather!

  5. Those are lovely and so very clever of you! Hmmm -- I have a crocheted pillow in the bedroom, and it looks so plain now --

  6. What a fashion statement!
    love them all. The brooch is adorable and the watch- a cute idea.

  7. Wow, Linda! I can't believe someone would get rid of these gorgeous pillows! I love your transformations, I think the one with the upholstery webbing is my favorite! what a great idea:)

  8. I love these Linda!!! So cute!!!!

  9. Lovely idea! They look so pretty.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  10. These are just so sweet...

    you do have such original ideas :)


  11. What a very creative way to modernize crocheted pillows! If the watch worked, you could take a cat nap and check the time without even getting up. :@

  12. the vintage crocheted pillows, and your embellishments!

  13. LOVE THESE!!! So very cute and clever!
    It was so fun to see you at the show...hope you ladies had a fun "girl day" :) Chat soon, Laurel

  14. So sweet and funny embellishments dear Linda,-totally new and diefferent- and great they are changable.

  15. Cute as can be. I love them all and think they look very updated! hugs, Linda

  16. Those pillows turned out so cute, Linda! I love the millinery daisies :)

  17. These are just the burlap one...burlap and can't go wrong!!!

  18. I love what you did with the crochet pillows. I have many old crochet pieces that I try to use, or reuse in different ways and your ideas give me some inspiration. I love the use of the old buckle.

  19. I would have passed those old pillow covers right by and you made them look so cute. You're so smart!

  20. Hello Linda! These pillows really caught my eye. I love what you've done with them!

  21. You're so clever. What a great idea and the fact that you can switch out the embellishments...genius.
    xoxo Kim

  22. Linda you took pretty pillows and turned them into something even more special...I love each of them! I can't wait to see the redecorating you are working on.

    Kat :)

  23. Those are beautiful pillow covers and you've made them even better with all those fun trims! I love the vintage daisy trim!!

  24. What a great find and what a fantastic makeover. You are so talented. Your follower and fellow blogger, Connie

  25. Ohhh, i love them so much!
    So neutral! So ME!

    Ciao Bella!

    Thank you for your comments on my blog!

    Bella Bliss

  26. Love the pillows. The webbing one is my favorite. (But maybe the belt buckle one!) Or...... Love all three.

  27. I bet your bedroom is going to look great with those pillows in it. I think those turned out so nice. Very creative!

  28. Daisy one is my favorite!! So pretty, all of them. Ann

  29. Think my fav is the watch. Clever. Wish I would of seen this before I cleaned out the laundry room cabinet... I got rid of a couple things BB (before blogging) that I never would of now.


  30. Love the "re~do" on the pillows! New follower via Coastal Charm Linky Party! Visit me sometimes over at my blog palace. Tiffany

  31. That looks just fabulous!!! I love them, you are so creative!
    I look forward to seeing your master bedroom and the changes you've made there.
    Hugs, Cindy

  32. Oh, what fun! I like the pillows very much. Great ideas you have there Linda. Send some inspiration over my way, Please! Ha, Ha, Ha!
    xxx Liz

  33. oh how lovely!! you must just love them!!

  34. The daises look like they were made for that pillow. So very smart moves for your pillows.

  35. Very cute pillows. What's better than a watch on your pillow. Kill two birds with one stone.

  36. So very pretty, the crocheted pillows are beautiful!

  37. linda,
    You did a great job on these. i just love I do all that you create.
    Thank you, also, for your wonderful support this year. You really hung in there with me and that made it all so much easier to bear. You are truly one of the "gems" of blogland.
    Big hugs,

  38. Love the embellishments on the pillows, great finds.
    Thanks for stopping by my camel blog post. I look forward to swapping with you some fun goodies.
    Will be in touch soon.

  39. Hey girlie! I adore what you did with your pillows! (especially the brooch and watch!) Such cute ideas!
    Glad you liked the photo cube Amy did on my blog. I haven't posted anything since then cause my power cord on my computer fried and my computer was dead in the water. :( I just got a new cord today, so hopefully I can do a post tomorrow. :)

  40. I just wrote you a big ol' comment and hit a button and it disappeared. :( I was just saying I would love to take it easy while I'm sick, but Carson's birthday party is Saturday and we're having a Nerf War birthday I HAVE to get some stuff done. :) (but my fever's that's a good sign!) :)
    Love ya girlfriend!
    Missy :)

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  42. Linda,

    What an awesome idea! I love the pillows and your extra details are perfection.

    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Have a blessed day.

  43. You brought the pillows to life, Linda! The little changes make each one stand out and shine. Can't wait to see what you do in your bedroom. Mine is in sad shape and I really need to spruce it up. Maybe this summer. I haven't done a thing to it since I moved in 1-1/2 yrs ago. It's time.
    Lynn at Cottage and Creek

  44. I LOVE them! Such a great idea and they look fabulous!!

  45. Love these.....
    and YOU : ) !!
    You so have
    THE touch, Linda.
    I've been thinking
    about you these
    past few days and
    so honored to have
    seen little Master E
    on his birthday!!

    xx Suzanne


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