Thursday, April 15, 2010

pillow infidelity

let me start by sharing with you
the only safe
unmoved or relocated pillow
in my home

i don't know about you
but when i move one thing
replacement of multiple other things
soon follows

such has been the case
around here
the last several weeks

my latest crush is pillows
linen pillows
burlap pillows
vintage french pillows
antique linen pillows
soft scrunchy pillows

which reminds me~~
one of my daughter's friends walked in the other day
& said
"wow, what a white room"
apparantly she repeated that observation multiple times
as she visited our home
& it didn't sound like she was a fan

the poor child
doesn't appreciate the neutral movement
that , dare i say, is taking over my home decorating
bless her heart

of course my more critical daughter
was mighty quick to point out
" see mom, i told you its too white in here"

but then she fessed up
that her bestie
loved our "wow, what a white home" home

everyone's a critic right?


& by the way , i have a red sofa for crying out loud

its not "all white" 'round here....sheesh

back on track

as you can see
the pillow movement took on a life of its own
sorta like american idol
gotta wait til the 'next week' to find out
who was gonna get moved out
it all started in the bedroom
doesn't it always?
im sorry
that was sorta inappropriate

my bff kristin & her resident marthastewartmom
took two of my mother in law's vintage linen towels
( they can do anything)
& made these precious precious pillows
i love these little pretties
but had to break it to the big guy
they are not for laying on, squisshing, or propping upon

then i tried to decide if a ginormous pillow
appropriate for squishing & laying upon
would be better suited for the bed

or this one?

being the funny guy that he is
he often times sends photo texts to me while i'm at work
to "make sure" he made the bed correctly
& that the pillow placement meets approval

har har

the latest score are these finds from Restoration Hardware

i think i might of grabbed the last few
which only means multiple other Atlanta housewives
are now facing the same potential pillow infidelity i am

& being all about symmetry
the next question was
2 or 3?

the next morning the sun was shining
& the birdies were chirping
so i took that as affirmation that all 3 would remain

i love that

i think today
every pillow has its place

& now i can get on to other
major decisions
such as
what stays on the kitchen counter
& what's gonna go

clearly i need to get a life

{{ps~ just in case you're curious~~

the pillows are from petit coterie,

mimi charmante, lola b's boutique,

lettered threads

restoration hardware, jeanne d'arc living,

the beautiful life, & dreams of france}}


Ami said...

So,I just started reading your blog the other day. I was home sick and worked my way thru it while on the sofa.

I don't normally gush at perfect strangers, I promise, but your posts have really touched me in such a way...I think God led me to you (& the Pearls & Grace blog)during a really hard time in my life, when I needed more than anything to hear that God is still with me and prayer changes things. It's been hard to keep Faith, but seeing other people's tests and how they've been able to do it, has strengthened me. Thank you for sharing so much of your life.

And, by the way, can you come decorate my house?? :-)

Farmgirl Paints said...

Love when you show your home. It's so pretty. You know I'm a pillow fan. Those french pillows are just the thing right now. They look so good with everything you have. I got a pillow from Melanie too. I just love my lucky number 7:)

Jo Jo said...

Ok, so I have to admit that I haven't been on board with the whole white everything trend BUT from the pics I've seen of your house, I would love to just curl up on one of those sofas (careful not to crush your delicate pillows of course) and read for hours!

I love all the new pillows too! So pretty!

Courtney Walsh said...

I so love the neutral movement even though I have two red chairs and a pretty strong feeling I couldn't pull off a colorless-ish house. Not with these messy kids!

I am working on simplifying today. Mostly getting rid of stuff. I love a good purge! :)

PS. I love your pillows! All of them!

Jetta... said...

i wish someone would come decorate my house....So gorgeous!

Jboo said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely -- love all your gorgeous pillows and the white -- so clean, fresh and beautiful!

And your counters -- so lovely too! I really need to declutter and establish some rules around my house!

Have a great day!

Martha said...

Your home is amazing Paige...simply amazing...and you are so funny may I add...your what you called "inappropriate" comment made me laugh good for my soul....

by the way...your pillows are gorgeous!

Alison said...

Lovely pillows! And I think, the more the merrier.

Jessica said...

Your home is amazing! The white and neutrals are beautiful. Love the pillows.

Jeanneoli said...

It is nice to know another pillow addict:-) The living room looks perfect!

tara said...

ohhh this was fun to see snippets of your home, I love pillows it is an obsession of mine too!! And, there is an all white movement going on in the decor world? uh oh, I totally missed that boat! :)

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

You are the Pillow Queen! I love them. I think the one with the little, horizontal ruffle is my fave. Your home is so beautiful and serene! Just scoff at those "critics". ;)

Kat said...

Your house is absolutely beautiful. I love all the super fun pillows!

Susan said...

Oh heck! I'm sooooo not a decorator. My house either looks like we are just moving in or out. I wish I had a keen eye for decorating, but alas, it is just not my lot in life. Yours my dear is a work of art. Your girls must be neat and tidy though because I could never even imagine having something that light in color near the FGK.

Jen Kershner said...

I always love seeing pictures of your home Paige! I love the pillows. I think the linen monogrammed one is my fave. Also, boys don't understand pillows. It's not their fault, bless their hearts. It's something about the testosterone that blocks their ability to appreciate them.

So funny about naming the laptop. I had already decided to do that. We share a brain. Also, I'm playing on it right now at 11:15 at night while the sweet guy snores not so gently beside me and when I pushed the button to leave a comment your music started up and scared me to death. Luckily nothing wakes up my sleeping beast! I'll be more careful in the future though.

Leslie said...

I love pillows too Paige! I am so happy to see my sister Melanie's pillow on your couch! She told me that you had ordered one. I have one too and want more! (Ok, I have 2 from her, I had posted those on my feathers in my nest blog a while ago)
We are just back from our vacation and I have to say I thought of you constantly! What a gorgeous area, my favorite vacation by far! Thanks for all the great tips, and for turning us on to Frost Bites, oh my, the rootbeer float flavor, I went back twice for more, and I am craving it! Also had a great Easter brunch at Red Bar, what a cool place. We will definately be going back!

sinnlighet said...

Godmorning, Sweden here....

I must tell you, that I love your virtual & image blog!! Amazing mix of pic's & so much inspiration!

Regards from Agneta

Melanie said...

Hi Paige!
For the record... I love your white rooms! :-) And you know how much I love pillows!!

Your pillows from R.H. have me drooling. Seriously. I was in there not too long ago and wanted to buy one of every rustic thing they had!

Thank you so much for the mention! It looks so pretty on your sofa!:-)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Tracey said...

I knew I liked you for multiple reasons :) Your pillows are GORGEOUS!!! And exactly the kind I drool over! Just beautiful Paige!!!

Hugs ~

:) T

Jacki said...

What a stunning many wonderful parts of your home. Besides the pillows, I caught on to all of the windows in your home. Love that.

traci said...

oh my goodness. you have the most beautiful pillows. i am seeing them in a whole new light. gorgeous. and i love the white look!!!!

Lissa said...

Everything looks plop down cozy! We sure have similar taste don't we? Only you have the weather to go with the beachiness. (I just made up a word)

Privet and Holly said...

Paige, you don't need to GET a life, you surely HAVE a very brilliant one here. Love your writing and your pillows! The only place I have whites and neutrals now is in the bedroom....a baby step towards more...gotta ease the king of the castle in this direction, first! Funny how pillows can be a bone of contention with {some} men. They just don't get it : ) Lovely post and food for {MORE} pillow thoughts! xx P&H

Simone said...

I want those cushions and those sofa SO badly....they are just what I have been imagining I have been needing.....LOVE them!!! Want to swap?! Hmmmm, thought not ;)

Please tell me where the pillows/cushions in pics. 3 & 4 are from...knowing my luck, they will all be gone :)

Giggled at your daughter's friends comment LOL!!

Lovely post Paige....your blog and home are such a tranquil place to be....

Happy Week-end! xo

Kasey said...

pillows whore's like us are a dime a dozen.
I'm loving the R.H pillows...just my style.

Anonymous said...

Any home store I go in, just take me to the pillows, love, love pillows!


Kelly said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I love the floral sofa with the calico cushions. I think your house is lovley.

Kelly said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I love the floral sofa with the calico cushions. I think your house is lovley.

Cassie said...

Oh goodness. I love color but I love all white. Just so clean and fresh and uncluttered.

And with a red couch, how CUTE!

debra said...

Cute post! Loved seeing all your beautiful pillows. It took me years to have my husband understand which pillows were decorative and which were for placing his head on. He still doesn't make the bed though. :)

debra said...

Oh, I forgot to mention also that I LOVE your white sofas!!!!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

BEAUTIFUL!! Can I please move in?? I love your warm and inviting!!

The pillows are so pretty:)

Hope you had a wonderful weekend.....I am dying to see more prom pics....the few you uploaded on FB are GORGEOUS....OH MY, Savannah is simply stunning....just like her Mommy!! I am holding out for the infamous "Leg Kick" prom photo.....I am sure you have one:)



Anonymous said...

hey friend! i am lovin your pillows! i need me some more! now, if you cant find the perfect home for one i can give it a home! hehe! i think they look perfect! xo

3 Peanuts said...

WOW!!!! You have the most beautiful selection of pillows!!!! I LOVE them all. I have two burlapy, grain sack ones like these but I am dreaming of more. Unfortunately, I have other things ahead on my needed decorating list. Love them all.

angelina said...

those white fluffy are just aching for some fallasleepanddrool action: love it. its made me want a nap actually!

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

It all starts in the bedroom??? Bwahahahaha!!

I love ya girl. That was brilliant.

And true.

Kristy said...

love the pillows. love them all!!! and your home, lovely!
the red couch, my fav. and the floral one too!

LuLu said...

You and your pillows are too cute!!! I've got the pillow crazy too.... so i could identify with your post!!!Your home is gorgeous

Sharla said...

Love your pillows. And I always love your frames. Do you have a spot where you get all of them?

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Lovin' ALL your pillows in your "wow what a white home"! (oh, and I have the same tin tile mirror that is above your sofa...great minds think alike.) ;-)

laura, my summerhouse said...

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Laura Currie, my summerhouse xx