Wednesday, March 9, 2011

"Cock-a-doddle-doo" and "C'est la vie"~French County Pillows

It was time to make something with this Wedgwood Blue, Country Life pattern Toile that I've had tucked away in my fabric stash for many years. 


One of my favorite scenes depicted on the fabric is the woman and children feeding chickens. I found a wonderful vintage rooster at the Graphic Fairy and brought him home. I digitally changed him to a lovely shade of blue and had him take center stage. I framed him in a vintage trim then added an eyelet ruffle to surround the pillow. A silk organza packet of Provence lavender is tucked inside the zippered poly-filled pillow form. Surely a field of lavender is nearby.  This one is headed to my Etsy shop.

Cock-a-doodle-doo!






















Romantic picnic side
This one is a shabby-chic mix of old and new. Coffee stained cotton, trimed in vintage lace, and a pale pink rose pattern trim is at either end of the 12" by 16" pillow. The vintage image of a women lounging in a garden of roses in the center of this pillow is from Shabby Cottage Studio. A trio of tiny silk roses is stitched to the top left of the image.


C'est la vie!




9 comments:

  1. You did a beautiful job. I love the Toile the best but they both are lovely.

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  2. They are both awesome! I love toile and adore the rooster you added to it makes it even better! I think my favorite, however, is the second pillow! I love that image and the lace and details you've added are just gorgeous. I love love this!
    Angela

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  3. These are both beautiful, Linda!! Oh my gosh, such exquisite work...I love blue and white toile and it looks so perfect with the rooster!! And ooh-la-la about your fabulous pillow with the Shabby Cottage image...so gorgeous!!!
    XO

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  4. Oh I love the pattens Linda!! Beautiful!

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  5. Oh Linda your cushions are just so beautiful! Toile is so lovely isn't it? I have some pink that I posted about a little while ago and all I could think of to make with it was a couple of little pinkeeps, but cushions like yours would be so right to use it for. If I ever get them made I'll send you a pic. You're just so clever.
    Hope you got my thank you email I sent just over a week ago?? Thanks again, so much. x

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  6. Oh Linda,
    How PERFECT for the Ohh-la-la Party!!! Thank you so much for linking up, my friend!!! How awesome!!!
    I hope you're having a great weekend~
    XO
    Cindy

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  7. I love your French country pillows...they are so gorgeous!!

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  8. Hi
    I am visiting from Cindy's party and in love with your pillows. Especially c'est la vie, that is so my style!!
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  9. Stopping by from Cindy's Oh La La Link Party, Gorgeous pillows!

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