Saturday, March 12, 2011

current obsession...

if you read my blog, you have probably read one of my numerous posts about the end tables i ordered from ethan allen. anyway, i am picking them up today...YIPPEE!

new end tables triggered me to start thinking about new throw pillows! afterall spring is around the corner, right! like paint, throw pillows are an inexpensive way to spice up a room!

yesterday, i checked out some of the fabulous throw pillow covers for sale over on etsy. sure, i could go to calico corners [like i often do, another small obsession in itself, lol!] spend lots of $$$$ on fabric only to have it sit in my closet. i could spend hundreds of dollars on a custom order at calico corners, but seeing we are in a transition phase why?!??!  just seems pointless for me at this moment in my life! don't get me started, if you read my blog you know what i am talking about....michigan --- real estate...get my drift!!!

anyone remember persnickety? persnickety was a high-end fabric/custom furniture store that had locations in lake forest, il CORRECTION: winnetka, il, birmingham, mi and other locations in the u.s. unfortunately, they closed their doors back in 2004 or 2005? i purchased a number of fabulous custom pillow covers, drapes and valances from them....of course, on sale!

back to the topic of fabric, over the years i have spent $$$$ on fabric! of course, i had every intention of making my own curtains, pillows, etc. unfortunately, not much came to fruition! sure i have a fabulous collection of fabric, a sewing machine but i one thing....the talent of making a pillow look like a professional made it! i.e., zipper covers!

anyway, i have been researching 20 x 20 pillow covers over on etsy. i was impressed to come across so many fabulous pillow covers, below are some of my favorite etsy designers:

below is one of my favorite patterns from pillow talk and more:
next up, wilmalong...
loving this sailboat throw pillow!
or how about this sailboat pillow in NAVY BLUE....LOVE!!!
from kainkain
finally, one of my favorite designers trendy pillows:

i ended up ordering a few pillows and will save the big reveal for another post! best of all, i can run over to calico corners and purchase the down pillows!

can't wait to see how everything turns out!

do you shop etsy?

if not, you should check out their website -

i've purchased a number of oil paintings and most recently a few watercolors.  amazingly, you can find just about anything on their website!

[photo credits: etsy website]


  1. Oh la la, I can't wait to see what you ended up getting! I put some of those seller's on my favorites list.....those pillows are gorgeous!

  2. My bed at home is COVERED with pillows, I want to say at least ten. You found some really great picks here!

  3. I love the pillows you found! I'm also a big fan of Ethan Allen! Show us your end tables! :-)

  4. Awesome choices - looking forward to seeing which one(s) you pick. I love Etsy, of course!! Have a great wknd. xx

  5. Having grown up on the north shore and gone to high school in Lake Forest I an racking my brain and I do not remember Persnickety. I think however that my mother does. As for Calico Corners that I do know.
    I have pillows on the beds and on the couches in my house.

  6. yay for your new end tables! I love etsy--but had never thought about getting pillows there. DUH! I love the one from pillow talk and more!! I may have to get a few of those for our apartment! can't wait to see what you chose! have a great weekend! xoxo {av}

  7. I love this layout! Looks great. I also really like those pink and green pillows above. Thanks for sharing!

  8. I have been searching for great pillows forever! These are lovely - thank you!

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