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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Parisian Pom Pom Pillow

So many of the rooms in Storybook Cottage are coming together in bits and pieces.

The sun room is aptly named as it is the room where our son spends most of his time.

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Sweet Guy was recently with me when I was returning a few things to Home Goods that didn’t work out for the living room. Near the entrance on an end cap he spied this pillow which had so many of things he loved when he visited N.Y.C. with his cousin Maddie.

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He asked if we could get it for the sun room as he wanted it to have a “primary color palette”. (He is SO my kid. :) In the same breath he picked up the pillow next to it and said “You should get this one for yourself mom, it’s Paris.”

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It did seem to have my name (as well as Rudi the doxies name) written all over it.

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So the two pillows came home with us, but the Parisian pillow looked a bit plain next to the NYC pillow with it’s red cording.

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I went to Joann’s as they were having a sale on yarn and picked out three colors. As you may know France’s flag is also red, white and blue. While I took a bit of liberté with the shade of blue it made me happy and matched the pillow.

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Then I just cut out a piece of cardboard about 3” x 3” square and proceeded to wrap the yarn around it 60-70 times. After carefully removing the yarn off the cardboard it was a quick tie in the middle then a snipping of loops.

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Pom pom city. Multitasking, I also worked on one of my New Year’s resolutions…watching the entire series of “Gilmore Girls” on Netflix. This project required just one episode.

DTA January Projects 027 I love how the red French knots and stitching just pop off of the pillow now. Before they were a bit lost.

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C'est magnifique!

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What quick project is making you happy?
Laura

22 comments :

Auntie Em said...

Wow! Sweet Guy has a good eye! I like his choices in pillow decor and the pom-poms really do finish them off. He's a great shopper. Maybe he can make a little extra on the side by taking people shopping to help them pick out great accessories. :)
A sun room is so nice. We put large windows all across our new addition and some days I still wish there were more! Except when it comes to cleaning them! And even that isn't all that bad.
Thanks for sharing your new finds and fixes. Can't wait to see what else you add. :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh, I love these! We don't have one of those stores here but I always see such neat things from shoppers. And the pom poms jazz them up! I haven't done much this week...so far! Hugs, Diane

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love it, how fun. I think he is definitely your son and has great taste. Love the pom poms. Seems like this is the season for them. I am making some for a throw too.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Super cuter pillows!!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I meant Super CUTE pillows lol!

Mari said...

I love the Pom poms addition to your pretty pillows.

Smiles~
Mari

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

The pompoms are a great touch to your pillow. There is nothing like a quick project with immediate gratification! I am up to my eyeballs in a biggy right now. I need to take a break and finish a quick one to give me a boost!

Louise said...

It was meant to have pom pom. so clever.

Louise said...

It was meant to have pom pom. so clever.

Linda said...

That looks so adorable!!! Love both pillows. Wish we had a Home Goods (or Ikea) here but we don't have much in our small area.
I don't have any projects going on.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Great idea! My daughter sounds similar. Some talents and interests rub off.

Karen said...

I love those pillows. It made me think of the unused tea towels I have in my possession from England, Scotland etc. I feel a project coming on.

Karena Albert said...

Too adorable Laura. I have not been to Home Goods for awhile which is probably a good thing. Ha!
I also love Gilmore Girls!

xoxo
Karena
The Arts by Karena New Feature

Kelley said...

Simply divine, dahling! Sweet Guy's got great ideas!

Hugs and happy week,
Kelley~

Lorrie said...

Absolutely delightful pillows! Love the Parisian one. The pompoms are a wonderful accent!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

The pompoms tie all the colour together. The pillow is really cute. I love that they added Versailles on it!

Maria Elena said...

Love the pillows! What a beautiful design!

Richella Parham said...

So cute! What a great idea to embellish a plain pillow. Well--in your case the pillow was not plain, but the edges were. Now you've made the whole thing pop!

I haven't been to HomeGoods in a long time, although there's one just 10 minutes from my house. Seeing what you and your sweet guy found made me want to go on a looking trip myself!

lynn cockrell said...

Those pillows are terrific, Laura, and I think the way you jazzed up the one with pom-poms is so cute! Imagine, your little many already having an eye for design. That is wonderful!

Liz Hockamier said...

Darling!
I'm working on a little teddy bear for a shower gift. :)
~Liz

Stacey said...

Those are just adorable!!

GSGreatEscaper said...

I saw your Paris pillow at Marshall's here in Massachusetts yesterday! It does need that pop of red, though, how smart of you to think of the tassels. Vive La France, Vive Le Bleu, Blanc et Rouge!