Monday, May 30, 2011

Pillows & Things (and More Pink & Green)

I finished the pillowcases I showed you the other day, and I actually like them (yay ;).  This is my first attempt at ribbon embroidery, and the results are far from perfect -- very far.  But, if you look at them with your eyes kind of squinty in the soft light of the bedroom, they don't look too bad.  These are inspired by some I saw at the lovely Alicia's blog quite a while ago. I have gotten so many good ideas and so much inspiration from her beautiful blog. In fact, the first thing I made after a very very (years) long hiatus from crafting was a ripple afghan I found there.  I/we still love it and use it all the time. So anyway, thanks Alicia for all the inspiration you've put out here in blog land for those of us who need a little (big?) push when it comes to creating.

You might remember the green duvet cover I found last summer?  I got lucky and found these sage-y green pillowcases at Tuesday Morning the other day, and they're almost exactly the same color.  And, I found those little rosebud pillowcases and sheets on Ebay a while back -- a discontinued Ralph Lauren pattern.  Don't you think his floral patterns are some of the best ever?  Oh, and that reminds me, did you see him and his family interviewed by Oprah at their beautiful Colorado ranch a couple of weeks ago -- interesting man and beautiful family. 
(Aren't you going to miss Oprah?  I am ;( )

Anyway, there's something so cool and summery about the combination of pink and green, don't you think?  Seems I've kind of subconsciously scattered it around the house -- now that it's warming up here (understatement!). 

Cooler and somewhat crumpley pink & green summery bed (and crooked pictures ;).

Some pretty pink perennial hibiscus from our nice neighbor. 

Our friend, St. Francis, watching over the pink begonias (and bugs ;) on the front porch.

And of course, I can't ever resist showing you these pretty hydrangeas --- yet again ;).  I was a little worried about this big healthy plant after the unusually hard freeze we had this winter, and it did lose some stems, but it's almost back to normal - happy!

Have a wonderful week, and stay cool!

♥  ♥  ♥


There's pink theme over at the lovely "House in the Roses" blog this week.  You might want to drop by and see all the pink prettiness.


GardenofDaisies said...

Your embroidered pillowcase is so beautiful!!! I agree, R Lauren has the prettiest floral linens!!! And the hydrangeas are so lovely. Glad they made a comeback after your cold winter!

Josie-Mary said...

Love the pillowcases...well done :) Alicia's blog is great isn't it? x

Pom Pom said...

Wow! You did a beautiful job embroidering, G! I did not have to squint at all!
Your pink and green bed looks glorious! I love all those pillows and the angel wings!

From All Stitched Up said...

I love yhe peaks in your house. Your embridery is beautiful. I know it's hard I'm working on a crewel project. Some of these crafts are challenging!!!

wayside wanderer said...

I love the way your bed looks! And I am certainly taking notes on how you have your pillows arranged. I need pillow help. I love the color combo, too.

I didn't know there was such a thing as a perennial hibiscus! So pretty.

Gumbo Lily said...

Your bed is pretty in pink and green. Love the ribbon embroidery pillowcases. You did such fine work -- that's a lot of stitching.

O my goodness....those beautiful hydrangeas. I wish I could grow them, but the climate is too harsh here. I'll appreciate yours.


Jessica said...

Wow!! Fantastically beautiful embroidery!! Really gorgeous! So many pretty things here! Like you ;)


Bonnie said...

I love embroidered pillowcases. They're so "homey". Your bed looks like it's ready to be jumped into. So comfortable and welcoming.

CIELO said...

Very cozy bedroom. Love all the pastel colors and flowery details... thanks for participating in Show Off Your Cottage Monday and brining us here!


Kristyn Knits said...

yeah for hydrangea blog headers!!

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