June 12, 2016

The Pillow Hop

Welcome to the pillow hop!

I have a thing for pillows...and those of you who drop by on a regular basis already know this. :-)

I have a hard time passing by a great pillow. But I have been restraining myself some the last year or so. 

I was looking at some of my photo collection for ideas...and then thought you might like to see some of my pillow collection and how I move them around the house. 

The white sofa had a few easy to reach pillows shortly after we moved into the house. 

I love my wool needlepoint pillows...though they are tucked away for the season now.

You will see the green silk pillows pop up in another location before we are finished with the post.

A few years ago I picked up the matching animal print pillows. The fabric is a sturdy chenille, and the down inserts make them easy to fluff. 

I also love my orange cotton velvet pillows. Down inserts are nice for these lumbar pillows too. I tend to put them in the great room in the fall of the year. But they have been in the parlor as well as the master bedroom too. They hop here and there!

And sometimes I make my own pillows. Here are a few that I made using painter's dropcloths.

The gold pillows are great for the parlor and great room. I picked up the neutral fringe pillows at pier one sometime in the last year or two. They have zipper covers, and I want to add down inserts to improve their comfort. 

I was on a blue kick back in the early spring...so I tried my blue pillows in the parlor, and the master.

Then I moved the blue to the master bedroom because I was wanting a fresh mix with blue and green. I still have those in the room now...and will keep the blue until the mood moves me to switch them out.  :-)

I took this ready made white chenille pillow to be monogrammed...and it turned out well. I may have a couple of more monogrammed for the parlor or great room sometime.

And my green silk pillows in the master.

I still have the green and brown pillows...in a closet. When the fall rolls around they may hop back out to be used. 

Sometimes I get tired of colors and don't use them until I feel the need for those colors again.

Do you do that too? I hate to get rid of things until I am really sure that my love affair is over. :-)

This pottery barn comforter was the inspiration for bringing my orange pillows into the master. I tried it just for fun. You all know that I love deep colors!

And a pop of fuchsia made the room even more fun. 

Yes...I do love my leopard pillows. I don't think hubby was too thrilled with them when I brought home six or seven of them. I believe he is used to my little crazy pops of décor... since I am so traditional otherwise. 

And back to the gold silk pillows...they were a great investment. 

The soutache pillows came from Target with a comforter set about seven years ago. 

This is how I put together pillows and accessories. I make a "mood board" on the floor to see how colors and textures work together. 

Back to the parlor and gold pillows. The blue and gold tones work well together. 

I have only purchased on pillow in the last few months...and it is the gold leopard number from TJ Maxx. It adds a bit of pizazz to the solid color ones. 

And this is how the parlor pillows look today. 

Pillows are one of the easiest ways to change the mood of a room, sofa, or chair. My pillows hop around the house depending on my mood!

And I freely admit...I am a pillow hoarder! ha!

Thanks for visiting!

Blog links June 26, 2016

Linking with...  
Love of Home, Sundays at Home party (Sat 8 pm linkup)
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Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.


  1. I guess I can say I love all the colors of the pillows. Very pretty. Did you buy your couch the way it is or did you buy a slip cover ? And where ? My couch is made like yours and I love slip covers over them.
    And as you know I have two Goldens so covers would be nice. Thanks !

    1. Linda...my white sofa came the way it is. It does have a slipcovered sort of look, but really an all cotton sort of brocade. It has survived pretty well over the years with our golden. He liked to lay on the floor at my feet. Sheila

    2. Thanks for the info, the couch is so pretty. Yes my Goldens lay at my feet too and also on my feet. :-)

  2. You have a wonderful and versatile pillow collection! Years ago I made some cheetah print pillows for a client and wish I still had some of the fabric. xoxo

  3. Pillows are a great way to change the feeling of a room. I wish I had a place to store extras so I could change them out more often but I don't. Love the new leopard print pillow!

  4. Every color is so different, all a perfect pop of seasonal change.
    I feel like I just walked around Ethan Allen's, Hemingway collection.
    Have to say I love green though.
    Linda C in Seattle

  5. Love, love, love. You have some excellent pillows. I have a fireplace bench unholstered in that same black and white leopard print. It's a great fabric! I thought of you this weekend as I found those fuzzy chicks you wrote about at Easter at a gift shop when we were travelling. A pair of them made their way home with me! xo

  6. I am sort of a pillow hoarder also....except I have a complete set of down inserts and then a billion pillow covers - this way I can swap out my look whenever the mood strikes, without having to store a bunch of complete pillows! Love those leopard ones - and the new gold leopard, also. Your home is so lovely!

  7. Bonjour,

    Je suis fascinée par une telle collection !! Merci pour le partage de toutes ces belles photos.

    Gros bisous ��

  8. I love your decorating style! I am mostly a traditionalist but love to experiment with unique things I find!

  9. As I fellow pillow lover, I really enjoyed your tour of pillows! You certainly have some beautiful ones! Love your sense of style and decorating! ~Rhonda

  10. You have a most beautiful collection of pillows...love the needlepoint ones!

  11. I LOVE pillows!! So cute! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for Crafts, Recipes, and Tips and Tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  12. I am all over the lepoard ones! I have EVERYTHING in my accessories and clothes with that print! Thank you so much for linking at #ThursdayFavoriteThings! I look forward to seeing what you share every week. Please come back for #OverTheMoon on Sunday night. Don't forget to comment your link #'s so I can be sure to visit and you get a chance to be featured!

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  13. Thank you so much for linking at #WonderfulWednesday! I look forward to seeing what you share every week. Please come back for #OverTheMoon on Sunday night or the #RecipeShareParty where we YUM. Don't forget to comment your link #'s so I can be sure to visit and you get a chance to be featured!

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  14. Pretty, pretty. I was pillow hopping at my house today too. :)

    Thank you for sharing with Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  15. Sheila- you have such lovely things in your home.
    I love pillows too,and you have inspired me to get a few more :)
    Thank you for joining us at Thoughts of Home!

  16. You have some beautiful ones! I must confess that I have a fetish as well. I have pillows everywhere in my home and swap them out often for holidays and seasons. Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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