Saturday, May 25, 2013

Pillow Talk

Hi everyone and I hope you all are enjoying a well deserved 3 day Memorial Day Weekend! I am excited to share my new pillows for the Family Room today. It took me a while to find just what I had in mind. Thanks to Pamela Joyce Designs on Etsy I found them
I love the contrast from the white pillows, and the red stripes compliment my ginger red wall

Pam did a wonderful job making these custom sized pillows for me. Make sure to visit Pam's Etsy Store . She will custom make whatever your heart desires! I am thrilled to have found her.
The side tables,  lamps and wall art are from World Market
I also purchased some burlap striped ribbon and wrapped it around the lamps to match the pillows. I am not sure if I like it yet, or if it's OVERKILL? LOL....well for now it stays on!
While shopping at World Market today I saw this cute "Bucket Cooler" on a raised stand to keep drinks cold. Well, I am using it for quite another purpose......
 Our Senior Newfoundland Bruce has severe Arthritis in his shoulders and really needs to not bend over anymore while eating. His dog dish fit's right into the large bucket. I placed some heavy rocks in there to keep it from sliding. 

 Now he is dining in STYLE....For a dog his size I would have ended up ordering a custom raised table, this was way cheaper and cuter!!! By the way our "Big Papa Bear" turned 11 years old this week.
ahhh and before you leave me, check out what picture inspired the pillows. SOURCE:http://thevintiqueobject.blogspot.com/2012/09/i-heart-ticking-stripe.html
 Thanks for visiting me peeps!!!!!
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83 comments:

  1. Oh, Christine, I love your new pillows. Your room is so inviting, which I lived closer as I'd love to come visit! By the way, I really like the ribbon on the lampshades - great complement to the pillows. It ties it all in. Keep inspiring us.

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    1. Thanks Mary...yes indeed it would be great to have you over!

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  2. Love your new pillows. They could not be more perfect for your living room.Love the dog bowl:) Have a great weekend Christine!~

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    1. Thanks so much Debbie.....enjoy Memorial day!!

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  3. Wow! I just love your new pillows!!!! They really do look just like the inspiration picture too. They soften your sofa and give it instant style. I'll have to go check out that Etsy shop. She does good work! I like the trim added to your lamp shades. I don't think it's overkill. You are so clever to think of that beverage stand as a dog feeder for your dog. He is tall and I can see that that stand works perfectly for him. Good thinking!

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    1. Thanks Kelly.....It is slowly all coming together!!!

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  4. The pillows are perfect on your couch. Love that look!
    Liz

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  5. Christine...
    Such a great idea for the dog bowl....OMG! The webbing/burlap looks good on the lamp. Not too much for sure. Cute!!!!

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    1. Thanks Holly ..... the family room is finally starting to come together

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  6. The new pillows look great! What a neat idea to use the bucket cooler for a dog dish! Love that!

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  7. That room looks awesome. I Love it! Its very cozy looking and balanced!
    I am stopping by from I should Be Mopping The Floor Blog Hop Visit me soon at
    http://www.homemaker-mom.com/2/post/2013/05/a-rainy-day-crafting-afternoon.html

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    1. Thanks so much Susie for visiting and the sweet comment. Will visit you in a bit!!!

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  8. Oh I love your room and the new pillows are fabulous. Great addition. Thanks so much for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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    1. Thank ya Marty....its all coming together slowly but surely

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  9. Your family room is looking great! And thanks for sharing about your big ol' dog. I love me some doggies! I'm joining this blog.. hope you'll check out my blog too! Cindy @ sunsetcoasting.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Cindy for visiting me...I will definaltey visit your blog a bit later today..Off to see Iron Men with our little one

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  10. Love this so beautiful! Would love it if you came by One More Time and share it http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2013/05/share-it-one-more-time-features-and_26.html
    Hope you can make it... if not this week I host every Sunday...Hope you can make it some time.
    Tammy

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  11. The pillows look great with the coordinating lamp addition you created.
    I am still in search of pillows for our living quarters as well...who knew pillows could be that difficult to find...or I should say,to go with what we have in our L/R... Your decor looks very nice...
    Come visit me anytime!

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    1. Thanks Symanthia for visiting and the nice comment...will come visit you next

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  12. Your new piloows (and living room!) are gorgeous...great job! I also love that Bruce has such an adorable water bowl...It looks like he really likes it!

    XO,
    Christine

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    1. Thanks Christine for visiting LITTLE BRAGS....hope to see you come back soon

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  13. Your new pillows look great! Your inspiration picture is one of my favorites. I'm always on the lookout for an Etsy shop that has been recommended by someone. I'll go visit.

    Your dog is precious. Do you know about the book Lewis and Clark and Me by Laurie Myers? It is told from the Newfoundland Hound's point of view. :)

    Hey, today I posted pictures of a friends home tour. I would really love for you to com visit and leave her a nice comment. She's so sweet to share.

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    1. Thanks so much Stacey for the visit and nice comment.....I will definitely check out your friends home tour...hope to see you come back sooN!

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  14. Your pillows are so pretty Christine!! I love the stripey burlap! Such fabulous texture and colour:) That inspiration picture is amazing too!
    Krista

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    1. Thanks Krista, took me a while to figure out exactly what I wanted....

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  15. Great pillows!!! Love, love, love them!
    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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  16. Perfect pillows for your room....I just make some quickie "no sew" ones for ours. "No Sew No Spend" that's my rule these days!
    Your room is lovely...thanks for sharing!

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    1. thanks JP for visiting....Unfortunately I don't know how to sew.....but I am planning on learning when my Mom comes for a visit next time!

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  17. Isn't Etsy the best (and most dangerous!) place for pillow shopping? Love it. You picked the perfect ones for your living room too!

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    1. Thanks so much Ceci for visiting.....hope to see you come back!

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  18. What a beautiful room, I love the pillows! I also love your big newfie!! I have always wanted one, such great dogs, and an awesome idea for his feeder! :)

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    1. Thanks Fancy Shack for visiting....Newfies are awesome....mine is 11 now...getting a bit worried....

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  19. Really love the pillows. Did you leave the ribbon on the shades? I also love the idea of the water dish for your beautiful dog. Our dog is so tall that this would be perfect for him. I also love the art panels. Wish you had a close up of that. :)

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    1. Hi Donna, so far I left the ribbon on the shades. Do you like that? I am still debating on maybe just wrapping plain burlap around them instead....I will take a close up of my art panels and email it to you ok??? They are from Worldmarket...do you have one in Canada???

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  20. The pillows are great, I'm also loving the lampshades. Thanks for coming by and partying with us. Have a funtastic week!

    Robin
    Fluster Buster

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  21. Love the pillows! They are perfect! And, your dog is the cutest thing ever! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

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    1. Melissa thanks so much for answering my questions last night!!!!!

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  22. What a gorgeous room!! The pillows match perfectly! And, your dog is just adorable. I have a weakness for big dogs! I'm sure he loves his new water dish. :)

    We'd love for you to share this at Much Ado About Monday, if you get a chance! http://www.huckleberrylove.com/2013/05/much-ado-about-monday-no-11.html

    ~Emily
    www.huckleberrylove.com

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    1. Thanks Emily for visiting...will add your MONDAY Party in my tabs and get going this coming Monday...THANKS

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  23. The pillows look great--what a lovely room you're creating! But what really stole my heart were the pics of your Newfie. What a darling fellow! He looks like a Bruce, doesn't he? Don't know the origin of his name, but it surely fits! :)

    Thanks so much for linking to Grace at Home!

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    1. THanks , yup Bruce is easy to love.....thanks for visiting!

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  24. The pillows are wonderful. But I just love your dogs drink station! My boxer could really use one of those stands for her water. Also, I wanted to say HI from a fellow Pacific NW Blogger :)

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    1. Hi Sherry, thanks so much for visiting. Where do you live?

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  25. I love the new pillows! I also like the dog's drink station and Bruce is a show stopper. I could just hang out with him all day. :)

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    1. ahhh thanks for the sweet comment. Bruce is the best

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  26. ahhh thanks for the sweet comment. Bruce is the best

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  27. Love the pillows and the ribbon around the lamp shade fits in perfectly ! Thank you for sharing at the WEDNESDAYS ADORNED FROM ABOVE Blog Hop ;-)

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    1. Thanks Linda for having the weekly parties

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  28. Christine, your pillows are beautiful, as is your whole room!

    Have a beautiful weekend!
    Linda at The French Hens Nest

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    1. Thanks Jeannie and Linda for stopping by!!!!

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  29. Beautiful room! I love those pillows.
    What a great idea using the drink cooler for a doggie water dish, too!
    I'm visiting you today from Common Ground. I co-host a Linky Party Tuesday (open thru Sat) and I'd love for you to link up! I hope you get a chance to stop by, link up and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Join me each Tuesday for Brag About It Link Up Party

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  30. I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven't already this week. The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday's at midnight.
    http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/. AND starting Wednesday June 4th I will be hosting a Wordless Wednesday link party. Hope you will join us!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs, Cathy

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    1. Already linked up Cathy...thanks for the invite

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  31. I host a weekly link party called "Seasonal Sundays". This week, in honor of my fourth blog-a-versary, I'm having a giveaway of a $100.00 gift certificate to HomeGoods/TJ Maxx. I'd love to have you join the fun!

    - The Tablescaper

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  32. I love the pillows and lamps! The pillows look awesome on your brown sofa!
    Restoration Beauty

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    1. Selene, thanks so much for visiting and the sweet comment!

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  33. Love your style, and that doggie bowl idea, genius!

    First time visitor. Happy to follow your journey.

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    1. Hi Dayle, thanks so much for visiting me and following along!!!!

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  34. I love it all! Your pillows are amazing! Thanks for sharing at Project Inspired! Pinned!

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    1. Thanks again Heather for commenting and pinning!!!! Love it when you stop by!

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  35. The new pillows go perfect with your room. Good choice. We love the World Market too - what a fun place to shop!

    So glad you linked up with us at the BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT Link and Hop.

    Have a wonderful week~
    Sharon and Denise!

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  36. I love how the pillows and lamp shades turned out and that dog dish is genious!! Thanks for linking up at my "Best Of The Weekend" party - I am featuring this in my round up later today. :) Hope to see you back at the next party!
    xoxo - Claire

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    1. ahhhh FLATTERED Claire..thanks so much for having me at your Party each week!!!!! Looking forward to your next post!

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  37. Love your new pillows! Thank You so much for sharing on last weeks party. Hope to see more from you on my next party.

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  38. Stopping in from Simply Designing Link Party! Love the pillows! Great job. ~Sonya

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  39. Love how the pillows and lampshades turned out. It all works great together. Good job!

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  40. Very homey. I love the way you put the room together! Thanks for sharing at our Simply Create Link Party!

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  41. The pillows are beautiful and I love that they are so big, thanks for sharing at Tuesdays With a Twist.

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  42. Genius idea for the dog dish!!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Suzie @ Dorothy Sue and Millie B's too

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  43. Love the pillows and the doggy dish. What a handsome boy!! Thanks for sharing at my weekend beautiful blog party :-). Have a great weekend!!
    Shawna

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