brownPosted: July 18, 2011
brown’s kinda dull in the summertime.
but brown is my theme for today, and so brown it is.
my floor pillows were looking a little ratty so i decided to de-ratty them.
have been holding onto this vintage hagapy screenprint fabric for, oh i dunno, 6 years??? the plan in my head was to use the fabric to cover a chair seat cushion. i decided to buck up and and actually use the fabric before it went out of style again.
so, first up in the brown category – my incredible talent for sewing 2 square pieces of material together to form a floor pillow:
one very fresh, de-rattatized retro mod floor pillow. (i’ve still got one more to cover.)
#2 brown thing.
while i was digging through said vintage fabric stash, i came upon a log cabin pillow top i made probably 6 years ago as well and decided to finish it.
next up – ok david stewart know-it-alls – please tell me this is a david stewart for lion’s valley stoneware piece.
or did i just buy a random brown rooster planter?
it’s GOT to be a david stewart, right? after all, i took a $3 chance on this cock-a-doodle-dude. i could find no photos of a rooster in my research, so my new take on this is it is an extremely rare, highly valuable, probably one-of-a-kind david stewart rooster. the only one in all the world. take that.
“kim, what up girl, you buyin’ chicken planters now?”
and then i bought a 59¢ plant on clearance to chuck in it for my ghetto porch. i think they’re marigolds. i hope something blooms. if not, maybe i’ll eat my soup outta this critter.
rooster theme alert.
the jaunty capped rooster tapestry with the rooster planter.
at that same thrift store, i also bought this big ol’ beach bag with a retro feel. brown corduroy with some snazzy rick-rack trim. you can never have enough big ol’ bags, especially with rick-rack. am i walking that fine line of looking like an aging hippie fool or am i the coolest old lady on the block? the answer is cool.
last in the brown theme is what i consider a score of all scores. some will think it’s ugly as sin. probably most will. me? i think it’s ultra cool and is the PERFECT fall/winter rug. very 70s. a brown graphic diamond flokati rug.
i was in the linens section of goodwill looking the other way when my bare arm brushed up against this and scared the crap outta me. but then i was all, “whoa, what have we here?” it’s in EXCELLENT condition and has a beni ouarain vibe(ish) to it. and who on earth doesn’t want to own a beni ouarain, i ask you???? the back is beautiful. and it’s a decent size!!! like, 4-1/2′ x 6′. these magical things just don’t happen to me anymore. but apparently, they do.
i’ve got the floor pillows, i’ve got the rug – all i need now is the little cabin on the lake with the roaring fire, the bottle of wine, the imaginary boyfriend with the hairy chest, gold chain, moustache…