Tuesday, June 2, 2009

A Case for Pillows

I am a pillow freak.

The photo to the left is me in ABC Carpet and Home in New York City. My sister and I ducked in there on a wet, chilly day last May and I was immediately transported to pillow paradise. My love for pillows can be summed up simply:

(Side bar: if you have not been to ABC Carpet and Home, put it on your list for your next time in NYC. Ranks right up there with the Statue of Liberty and Empire State Building for me. I'm just not sure why they call it ABC Carpet and Home. I would call it Carpet and Home Heaven.)

  • They're a quick and inexpensive way to change the look of a room.
  • They're comfy! I use feather/down inserts for most of my pillows.
  • You can use them anywhere -- I put them on all my outdoor furniture (use poly inserts for outdoors).
  • Pillows make a space seem more welcoming and cozy.

The photo at the top shows some caroline joy pillows that I featured at the Sweet William Market on May 30th. I tried a new "vintage" look with words (bonjour, bella) and graphics (crowns, birds, etc...). I also like to add a complementary fabric and piping to the opposite side. That way the pillow can be "reversible" just by turning it over. Need some pillows? Contact me at cdarkey@comcast.net.


Sue V said...

Yay for ABC Carpet and Home! I agree - it's as good as the Empire State Bldg. The picture brings back so many great memories from that trip. We have to go back soon! And I love pillows!

Hanxpop said...

Cograts Care on your cyber debut. You are right in your element. Cherish it and enjoy the ride.I look forward to being a loyal "blogee" {fr]. You go girl!!