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Thursday, March 5, 2009

Finished Pillows

Remember the secret project? Well, I finally finished it and couldn't wait to share! While out grocery shopping last week, I stopped in at Pier One and found the cutest dishtowels. Each one is printed with a French castle on natural, unbleached cotton that looks very much like linen - ooohh la la! And the best part? I found them on clearance! They were right in there with all of the other dish towels and cloth dinner napkins and I got the whole pack of 3 for $7.99!! I loved them and thought they'd make perfect pillows - Chrissy, you were right!
Here they are all wash and ironed, laid out on the counter ready to be sewn.

I love them and thought about going back to see if I can find any more. I thought they'd be cute made into shopping or laundry bags too.
Yesterday I showed you my basil that had sprouted, so today I thought I'd give you a peek of my lavender too. Oh, how I long for Spring. We're supposed to have temps in the 70's this weekend so I'm really looking forward to that!
Also, we got our dishwasher installed and the light is up too. I never realized how loud my old dishwasher was until this one came along. I really enjoy it and it has more room as well - it even costs a lot LESS to run. I guess the frustration of a broken appliance turned into a blessing after all.

And here is the light. So much brighter than the flourescent. I can actually see the food I'm prepping in the kitchen - hahah!

Enjoy your day!
Blessings to you all,
Kathleen

24 comments:

Katy said...

Those pillows are absolutley adorable!!! Great idea! Thanks for sharing :0) - Katy

DesignTies said...

I'm seeing rough, natural linens and burlap sacking being used for so many pillow and upholestry items lately... it's a great look. Your pillows are totally "in" with that theme but better still... they look fantastic!
Victoria from EdinDesigns @ DesignTies

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Hi! I found you through The Lettered Cottage . . . These pillows are absolutely charming! Love 'em! A brilliant find! You have a wonderful eye! You are indeed finding ways to live a beautiful life!! Love the dishwasher, too . . .Mine's in pieces as well . . .have a bucket in the basement to catch the water . . .But my husband, who owns a Chick-fil-A, will have to sell a few more Chicken nuggets and waffle fries before we can replace it :-) God bless you!

Chrissy said...

AHHHHHHH!!!! They are STUNNING Kathleen, oh my gosh I love them sooo much, you did an awesome job!! I did not even read the rest of the post I was too excited about the pillows...wow, just love them( did I already say that) I wonder if we would have them here at Pier One, may check?! I just love coming over to your house, wish you lived closer though!! Talk soon, x0x00x Chrissy

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Your pillows are darling. Love em, love em! I love seeing the updates on your lavender and basil. Growth is such a wonderous thing.

Anne Marie said...

fantastic!!

I have something similar-
you are so creative!

Lisa said...

They're so pretty!

I can see a trip to Pier 1 in the very near future. I just hope they have some at my store.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Oh they turned out "great" .. I'm going to have to make a stop in and see if ours has any... just too cute for words... hugs ~lynne~

Sandy said...

Great pillows! I'm heading down to my local Pier I tomorrow to see what I can find : )

Reese & Marie said...

I have been searching for tea towels like this for the longest time! They make adorable pillows!!! Thanks for the inspiration... off to dial up Pier 1.

Cindy J. said...

Those are wonderful! Pier 1 will be sold out in no time.. So nice to be able to see well in your kitchen.. I will be going tomorrow.. Thanks for the inspiration. Cindy

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

I love that you made those towels into pillows. Great kitchen light too!

Meg said...

Kathleen! They are gorgeous. What a great idea. I may have to run to Pier 1 today :) Hope you are doing well and have a fantastic weekend.

Meg

Laura said...

How cute!!! You inspire me everytime I stop by your site. Have a wonderful weekend!
Laura

Erin said...

Hi thank you for visiting my place. I am so glad you did so I could come over and see yours. I love your blog. You have such a beautiful style and your pictures are so beautiful. I love those pillows! I wish I had a pier one close to me. Have a great weekend!

Just a little something from Judy said...

I am so thankful that I just discovered your beautiful blog. I have always wanted to visited someone who lived in a French cottage. I will be back again.

Liz said...

ewwww! I love those! They are wonderful. Your dishwasher looks great too! :)

~Liz

jenjen said...

Hi Kathleen! I just wanted to stop by and say hi! I love the pillows you made - so wonderful!

I hope you don't mind, but I added myself to your followers!

Have a great weekend!

Jen

Stephanie H. said...

Gorgeous! You have some serious good ideas with pillows.

Joy said...

I ADORE your towel pillows!!!!! I ran to my local Pier One today and said "a friend" had bought some cute towels and asked if they had any. I hope you don't mind that I called you a friend---people look at you kind of strange if you say a fellow blogger. Anyway they had NO clue what I was even talking about and said, "If you could have your friend tell you the skew number, maybe we could locate them." What could I say but "thank you."
So I went home sad for me but happy for you.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Blue Muse said...

Oh Kathleen, those pillows are wonderful! I'm going to check my PI and see if they have some of those dish towels! :)
I love your new light fixture, and love to see your lavender peeking through! Spring is just ahead!
xo Isa

fairmaiden said...

I love these french towels made into pillows. I would love to have them as towels too. Don't you just love when you find things like this on Clearance!!!

Cathy said...

Thank you! I found two lovely bundles at our Pier One -- now I need to remember how to thread my sewing maching!

Monica said...

Love the pillows!