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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Crochet Flower Pillow and Yard Sale Treasures

I finished my little crochet flower pillow! There are not a lot of flowers here but I finally got tired of making them and I was anxious to see how it was going to turn out...


I used different brands of vintage crochet thread so that I would get a variety of off white shades. I just hand stitched them to the pillow material in the middle of each flower so that they stay loose around the edges...I keep wondering if I need to add a few more flowers or is this enough? Should I make it so that none of the background pillow fabric shows?
So of course now I want to make a pink pillow...
I have a ways to go yet...

I'm enjoying the "real" flowers so much while in Arizona, I can't believe how beautiful the petunias are here, they just started to bloom about 2 weeks ago. Back in Minnesota the pounding rain would never let these be so full...

And I found one yard sale last Saturday. There were 3 boxes of old frames. I started picking through them and finally asked how much...she said $1.50 per box...I grabbed all 3 boxes! I didn't go through the boxes at the sale but when I got home I found a lot of nice old frames. There are a LOT more but I just kept out the best ones...

Then I saw a guy pick up one of these crocks and I said to myself (not out loud of course)...no! put that down! and he did so I grabbed them. They are kind of old, I think. They have England embossed on the bottom and came with cork tops. They will make great kitchen utensil crocks or paintbrush holders. I love the earthy warm golden color. Thanks for stopping by!


Linking to;


Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays

Faded Charm for White Wednesday

Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays


French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday

My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday


How Sweet The Sound for Pink Saturday

25 comments:

Joani said...

Gorgeous find. Amazing how U can put what U want out there an it just comes. Everyday I'm amazed about this.

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

Beautiful. Very sweet.

Amy said...

love the pillow, would make a great little ring bearer pillow.
Amy

Karen said...

What a gorgeous pillow! Did you use a pattern to make the flowers?

Diane Writes said...

Hello Faye! I got your blog from Savvy Southern Style. I love what you did to the pillow! It's so pretty. I wanted to see how the pink flowers would look like.

I vintage things too. I am enjoying browsing at your blog. I hope we could develop a connection by following at each others blogs.

Wishing you a happy wednesday!

Linda said...

This pillow is just charming...I love it just the way it is! Hopped over from Wow Us Weds...I am a new follower...

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Love the pillow! You did a beautiful job. I just may have to steal the idea and do one for me. Thanks for sharing. Karie

Patti said...

The pillow is lovely...the flowers are so delicate and pretty - wish I knew how to crochet!

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Love your Sweet Pillow ~ Beautiful petunias & Yard sale finds.... I can't wait for spring to actually show around here & start seeing the blooms...
Cheryl

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Love your creamy crochet flower pillow.

Happy WW,
Judy

Evelyn and Flora said...

Love the pillow idea! I think you could add a little more crocheted flowers for a 'fuller' bouquet like look :) What pattern did you use for the flowers? i would love to steal your idea ;)
I just found your blog and will start following! i always enjoy finding new crochet/knitting friends!

take care,
Amanda

evelynandflora.blogspot.com

Connie said...

You are so creative! I think the pillows are beautiful whether fuller or just as they are. What a find - the crocks and frames - will be fun to see what you do with them.

A Rosy Note said...

Your crocheted flowers are so pretty, what a good idea to use them on a pillow...your right, a pink one would look so nice too!

You sure found a lot of good things at those sales :)

~Tricia

By the Bluegrass said...

Your pillow is beautiful and I love those old crocks...what a great find. They would make very nice planters, as well.
xo,
Sena

Gracie Jewellery said...

Love that pillow. I would add more to cover the whole top. I have that pattern....you've given me a idea! Happy Pink Saturday!

Tricia said...

I love your crocheted flowers - so delicate and pretty. And I love how you mixed various colors of white on the pillow. Beautiful!

Happy PS!
Tricia

gena said...

Oh, those are adorable ! They'll make a great pink pillow - have fun !


Happy Pink Saturday !

gena

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lovin' that cute pillow-enjoy:@)

Maison Mutt said...

Love your pillow...please show us the pink one when you finish! Aren't garage sale finds the best? Happy PS!
Licks & Wags, Niki

Kelly said...

How delicate and pretty! I love to crochet, so I should try this out!


Kelly

ELP said...

Your pillow is lovely ! I love the things you do with your collectables. Hope to stop by the Wool Basket in Estes this week-end. Did the soap recipe work out for you?

Tora´s Vintage Dream said...

wow - beautiful pillows, I want to make one or two or........... LOL thanks for sharing, and I do love your blog. If you have the time you are welcome to visit mine :)

Kathy said...

I love your pillow it will look great wherever it goes. Looks like you racked up - good going.
Kathy

Melissa said...

I am a new follower, just found you thru Pinterest. I love these little flowers you did and was wondering where you got the pattern? yhet would look so cute on a hair clip for my little girl.

Brandi said...

Your pillow is so pretty! You are so creative! Love your vintage finds as well!