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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Met & Thrifty Monday - Pillows are Done




Thanks so much to Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch and Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality for hosting these two really fun meme's every week. Please be sure to visit them to see what everyone has been up to.

Now I know you are all sick and tired of my living room. Well, since I really can't get hardwood floors or crown molding right now, about all I can do is redo pillows and accessories. I promise I won't show this room again for a long time.

I showed you the pictures of the fabric store that I love to go to. Well, I bought some navy and cream toile. I'm still on a quest to put a little country french into the room.


A view to the dining room side of the room.


I already had this tableskirt and it goes so well with my drapery fabric, plus it matches an ottoman that I made, so I tried to select fabrics that would go with it. In researching country french style, I noticed that they used a lot of different fabrics, so I have really done that. Just some spheres and a dish for the decor.


The end table in the front window got a few flowers and a blue and white vase that I had, along with a blue and white orb that I put on an egg stand.


A closeup of one of the pillows. The fringe was $1 yd. and the toile was $6.95 yd.


This shows the whole setting with the chair and the end table.


I placed the tapestry pillow of the hunt scene in the other leather chair along with a throw that I've had for a while.


I redid the floral arrangement to better coordinate with the one on the dining table and found a pretty blue and yellow transfereware plate at Marshalls on clearance for $5.


A detail look at the pillows. The buffalo check is fabric I already had. The toile pillow has navy and white check as well as a windowpane silk remant that I had.


A detailed look at the other pillows.


A look at all of them on the sofa.


Well if country french is suppossed to be a mix of patterns, then I certainly have done that. There are 8 different fabrics in this room, and they all go together pretty good. All together this change cost $46.67 and was a lot of fun.

Thanks for taking a look at my new redo. I really appreciate your visits and hope you will come back again soon.


57 comments:

  1. WOW! Those pillows (as well as the rest of the room) are GORGEOUS! You are so talented! I never get tire of seeing this beautiful room!

    {{{HUGS}}}

    Robin :o)

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  2. Marty, you are an artist. I love all the different fabrics and shapes that you used on your pillows. Very designer looking and really lovely!!!!! Linda

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  3. Bonjour Marty! I love all of the frenchiness! You know toile is one of my favorites! Your pillows are just gorgeous...so professional! Great job! And I couldn't help but notice my other favorite...CF...on your coffee table! Gotta love him! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

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  4. Oh Marty! I have always loved your living room but it is definitely even more beautiful with the French Country touches you have been adding recently. You have done an excellent job of mixing fabrics. Not everyone is good at that but you have done it like an expert! I love, love, love the pillows! Geeeez, you've almost convinced me to break out my sewing machine for the first time in...ummm...18 years maybe?! If I thought I could sew pillows that beautiful, I really might be tempted. :)

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  5. You did a great job on your pillows! I love the blue and your room looks so warm and inviting just like you are.

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  6. Hi Marty! Oh, your pillows are beautiful! You did a beautiful job on your pillows. I'm am so envious of the fabric store you go to! I can't believe those prices. Your living room is so beautiful!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  7. Fantastic job on the pillows. They go in the room perfectly!

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  8. Hi Marty...this room needs nothing else to be changed or added it is beautiful....It looks like something from a magazine...The pillows are gorgeous..I especially loved the one with the brush fringe and how you put the other trim in the center....very nice.

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  9. nice work on the pillows, love the trim

    happy met monday

    Sarah

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  10. Love the pillows. The fabrics all look great together, very French Country. I think you definetly pulled it off.

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  11. I love your pillows and all of your blue and white accents -- but you know that I LOVE blue and white! A beautiful space!

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  12. OH Marty, the pillows are just gorgeous! Love the blue and white with gold accent, so perfect for your home.

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  13. Congrats Marty on the win over at Susans place. Love your LR and the pillows. Lovely with the mixed fabrics and fringe. Love the huge mirror behind the sofa.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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  14. This is not my strong point at all. You have done a great job. France would be proud. lol.

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  15. Congrats on the win! Sure do like those pillows. Such a pretty room.

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  16. Marty, these pillows came out beautifully! I just love the fabrics you found. And the way you've pulled it all together with the rest of the accessories is just gorgeous! You have such a knack for totally changing the look and feel of a room so economically. But it always looks like you spent tons of money - now THAT is talent! Hugs, Kat

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  17. What a beautiful job Marty! Loved the pretty accessories that you've added too! ☺♥☺ Diane

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  18. Outstanding job, Marty!!!This definitely has added a French flair.

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  19. Love your pillows!!! But then I love toile. I need to make me some pillows. I have the fabric (have for years), I'm just a procrastinator. Thanks for visiting my blog & leaving me a comment. Phoenix really has some good thrift stores & antique stores. And as I was leaving town I saw a Hobby Lobby. But I didn't stop. I didn't have room in our car for anything else. I really need to go back & do some more shopping. Next time I'll let you know so we can shop together.

    Kim

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  20. Marty, your pillows are gorgeous! Very French Country and timeless styling! I never tire of taking a peek into your elegant living room, now so beautifully graced with these pretty new pillow covers and beautiful accessories! Very nice...you should be so proud of yourself! Mary

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  21. I just love the cushions, they are gorgeous. What a beautiful room.

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  22. Marty,
    You did a wonderful job on the pillows. I never get tired of looking at this roomm its all so pulled together.
    Sandy

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  23. What fabulous pillows Marty! You are quite a talented seemstress~ I love the new look, you have a wonderful knack for decorating! Cindy

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  24. What gorgeous pillows! Just love the combination of blue and tans! Would have never thought of that, but absolutely love it. It's stunning. Your home is so elegant. Thanks for sharing!

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  25. I love the pillows! Beautiful! Your home is gorgeous, Marty!

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  26. Oh Marty, I LOVE the pillows! Did you make them? You are so good, talented and creative. They look so pretty in your gorgeous living room. Congrats on winning over at Susan's. I am so happy for you. How can you be so lucky!....Christine

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  27. Marty, love the pillows but you know which is my favorite? Hunt scene! You did a fabulous job with all of them! It looks beautiful! Luanne

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  28. The room looks great! Love the pillows :)

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  29. What an absolutely gorgeous room! I had to scroll up and down three times just to take in all the fabulous details! ~Kim

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  30. Gorgeous, gorgeous room. I don't think one of us is complaining over seeing it with different things each time. Those pillows are just great. I also would love to have a little french country, and I know I need more patterns in my living room. Thanks for the inspiration! Oh, please let me know if you ever put that hunt pillow on ebay! ;) I'd snatch that up in a second!
    Donna

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  31. Beautiful! Job well done. I just love French Country and you have done your Mama proud. As we say here in the Ozarks, "Ya'll have a blessed day!"

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  32. Great pillows and boy would I love to wonder through that fabric liquidator store. Nice resource.

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  33. Marty, everything you do is pretty and elegant!

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  34. BEAUTIFUL pillow and a very lovely room! Great job!!

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  35. You did a great job on everything. It looks wonderful.
    Cheri
    Its So Very Cheri

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  36. This is my first time visiting and I am so impressed by those pillows - they look better than the ones in store! Plus your entire room is so comfortable and inviting :)

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  37. Marty, I love looking at your living room! The fabrics you have chosen are gorgeous. You are so creative.

    And, speaking of crown moulding, have you seen this product? http://www.foamcrownmolding.com/ We used it in our living and dining rooms. It was inexpensive, easy to install and looks like the real deal. Just a thought ...

    Jane

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  38. Marty,
    These pillows are wonderful! I love the gold tone they bring to your spaces. It's the right shade, so works well with your taupe walls and furniture. I have taupe walls also, and feel it brings a warmth and richness.
    Cathy

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  39. No one could tire of your lovely home. Its stunning and your work is amazing.

    I am challenged to thread a needle.

    Thanks for sharing.

    TTFN~~Claudia ♥

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  40. Your pillows are amazing! I love the way you put them together! I need to do something about my livingroom pillows. Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  41. oh how beautiful! i love the one with the fringe & the trim in the center.

    blessings & peace -

    randee

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  42. Marty, the room looks beautiful! Those pillows add so much personality (of course, I love anything toile). The way you put the fabrics together for these pillows looks so professional and stunning. Maybe you should open an Etsy! I'd buy them! laurie

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  43. I'm certainly not tired of seeing your lovely home -- I really enjoy seeing all your changes and the big difference those little touches make to the effect. I may just have to steal that hunt scene pillow!

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  44. Your pillows are just lovely, I love the way you are pulling it all together with the French Country look! I know how you feel about wishing for wood floors, we've been talking about it, but they are sooo expensive! :-(

    Katherine

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  45. I knew you bought blue toile!! :) Those pillows are wonderful!! I have a pillow fetish and yours are great...love the bolster!
    Michelle

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  46. WOW!! those pillows are just awesome girl...You really did put a touch of French in your LR...I would how you mixed the patterns looks just wonderful...You really are a great sewer my Friend...May you have a Great day...Sorry I'm so late... been down with my back today...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  47. I think the blue pillows (gorgeous, by the way) were the perfect finishing touch in your beautiful living room! Wonderful job!
    Blessings!
    Myrna

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  48. I love how you tied the blue all around the room, with little accessories and with your newly finished pillows. What a lovely addition to the room.
    -Angela

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  49. Glad you are back. I've been away from posting too for awhile. I'm glad to see this post of your lovely living room. I'm never tired of looking at your beautiful things. The pillows turned out just amazing, as did all the other accessorizing.

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  50. Marty, you did such a wonderful job! I would never have tackled all that fringe on the pillows. You're good! And don't worry about showing the same rooms. It's not like we get to hop from home to home. Whatever else are we going to show? I show my same ones over and over!
    Brenda

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  51. I can't add anything unique to what's already been said, so I'll just say "ditto, wonderful job."

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  52. Marty, they look wonderful, what a totally different looking room it makes. You are so talented with your sewing skills. Love the new look, Hugs Kathysue

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  53. Your pillows are great. I can't get my living room to look anything but a mess. Yours is wonderful. You have such talent. I am wanting to make everyone pillows for christmas from leftover pieces of my moms quilts.I love to make pillows but never for anyone but me.I say that every year but never get around to it. I might do it this year.

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  54. Very Sweet! I too am in AZ - Phoenix Valley. Looking forward to cooler weather here for sure.

    Love what you're doing. Still trying to figure out what a "choche" is....:-)

    blessings...lylah
    la maison et le jardin

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  55. Marty,
    I love all the pillows....how do the ends of your neckroll pillow close? I always shy away from sewing covers for those, but I love the way your's look gathered on the ends...Did you just make a casing to gather it up??

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  56. Amazing. I love your style. This is how to put a home together.. wow
    Brightest Blessings
    Sonny aka Sonny Dayz

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