Saturday, February 28, 2009

For thy weary head...Pillows!

It's hard to believe that it has been so long since our last blog update. Does anyone know what happened to February? Unfortunately for us, we have been trading illnesses for most of the month, which is one of the reasons we have been mia. Apologies! We are so touched by all of you welcoming us so warmly to the blog world. Thank you!

I have a “thing” for pillows. At home each sofa has its very own assortment bought or created by me expressly for it. Needlepoint is a favorite and I have collected numerous finished vintage needlepoint canvases just waiting to be fashioned into beautiful pillows. Then there are those opulent silk pillows that beckon....relax with me and don’t forget your book. Let’s not forget those new fabrics made to be oh so soft. Those pillows beguile you to rest your head for a moment. "Zzzzzzz....", excuse me, was that me snoring??? Since I cannot get enough pillows, we decided to create them for the shop. Enjoy these photos of our beautiful new pillows designed exclusively for Brissonte’.

I am in love...IN LOVE...with this pillow. For a while now, making pillows out of vintage feed sacks has been all the rage, and I must admit I love the look. So last summer I went crazy locating as many vintage feed sacks as I could find (a task much more difficult than I expected it to be). After much searching we finally amassed a small collection that we are now making into pillows and handbags. So chic! $79.00

Here at Brissonte' we are currently obsessed with brown and blue. Love this color palette!

These pillows have a lovely sheen to them. Anything shiny and sparkly is good in my book.

This color scheme is so French Country.

This vintage cross-stitch was too lovely to let fade into obscurity. Now it finds new life as a pillow. Rescuing and up-cycling vintage items is one of our favorite things to do. $49.00.

~Colleen & Erin

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cityfarmer said...

I think February got lost under a snow bank.

It's starting to break here and thwe days are getting longer.

Praise God

Chrissy said...

Hello from Canada!! Just found your blog....I too love pillows and the ones you posted are stunning!!! As is your blog, thanks! Chrissy

mybellacolle said... chic!
hey..hope your feeling better..just want to let you know too.. I have your charm almost done..have a wonderful week!

Stephenie said...

I just found your blog and have to say, what beautiful pillows...What a great post..

Fete et Fleur said...

Love, love, love the pillows!!


wendy humphreys said...

I am all about shiny and sparkle!
Love the pillows, can you ever have
enough? I think not:)
Thanks for stopping by and your kind words, I do appreciate your
sweet thoughts.

Antique Therapy said...

I met you guys at Brimfield last Sept. I am Keri, we were on the Shelton field. Our shop names are Antique Therapy and Thistlebees. I am loving those grainsack pillows of yours. I recently did a post on Grainsack corkboards that I made!! I would love to switch links with you if you want? Are you doing the May show at Brimfield? I am not due to having a baby in late May, but I may go and do some shopping depending on how I feel!!

lacegrl130 said...

I love idea for the cross stitch pillow - I have quite a few old cross stitch pieces (stamped) that I never did anything with. Thanks for the idea.