Tuesday, July 12, 2011

pillow talk [Etsy goods]

I'm a little obsessed with throw pillows. 
I like to switch them out frequently, and even have some holiday printed ones that I display in the winter (seen here). 

so when I received the new C&B catalog, I knew I had to have the Savona stripe pillow, which I mentioned in my Friday loves post last week. I recently bought the orange storage boxes from IKEA and knew I wanted to bring a little more brightness to the room in general. I already have tons of yellow decor and accessories, so I went on a hunt for some orange and purple toned pillows to tie everything together. 

also? I'm kinda cheap when it comes to pillows. the Savona pillow is really a stretch for me - I don't normally spend $30 on pillows. I figured this time around, I'd get smarter and just buy pillow covers for the pillows that I already own. duh... why didn't I think of that before? 

I have a few greens, a few browns, one brown polka dot, some tans, and a red pillow, but they're all just solid colors and I want to bring in some funky patterns. I knew I wanted to get one 16" x 16" cover, three 18" x 18" covers, and a 20" x 20" cover, so I went where I always go for cheap and creative solutions - Etsy. here's what I'm envisioning. 

16" x 16": 

orange happy flower pillow cover from Etsy seller sweetnaturedesigns

18" x 18":
grey chevron pillow cover from Etsy seller TheLaceyPlacey

vintage rust flower pillow cover from Etsy seller TheHomeCentric

yellow suzani pillow cover from Etsy seller thefarley4

20" x 20":

plum ocean pillow cover from Etsy seller TheHomeCentric

I love all the colors of the above pillows, but I also love that some of them (mainly the plum and rust ones) bring a little bit more texture to the room, which is just as important as color schemes. so that's where my head is at right now. 

I already purchased the yellow & grey ones for less than $30 combined, but I'm having a hard time with the rest because they are a little more expensive... 
I find it kind of difficult to pull the trigger on a $24+ pillow cover (not including shipping) when I could get an entire pillow for that much, know what I mean?

please tell me I'm not the only one who 
1: has an obscene pillow obsession, 
and 2: agonizes over small purchases like a crazy person. 

Happy Tuesday!  


  1. I definitely agonize over small purchases. I frequently talk myself out of things b/c I always tell myself there is something that I NEED that I could spend the money on. It's stupid b/c I never buy anything for myself...much less our house.

  2. I feel ya! I didn't have couch pillows for two years after we moved in because I didn't want to spend that much money on a pillow, but I wanted nice ones! I ended up cheaping out at Wal-Mart one day ;) But I like the idea of just getting new covers eventually!

  3. Love the pillows. I go through stages of "likes" and go crazy over things when I want to stock up per say. But I also freak out about money. I don't work so I especially over think purchases. or I try and find the best more savy deals possible!

    Love the covers you've ordered! & I love the purple one!

  4. Oh, decorated cushions are lovely, aren't they?

    x Michelle | thefeatherden.net

  5. Wow! Nice pics! Nice pillows!


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