kilim

i caved.

i succumbed to the kilim pillow.

for the LIFE of me, i do not understand the appeal of a kilim pillow.

when i think pillow, i think comfy.  non-itchy.

kilim does not equate comfy in my mind.

and yet there it was at the thrift store, looking all vintage-y and all broken-in boho and all of $3 so i bought it.

 

yup, the internet pressures of must-have decor grabbed me, gripped me and now i’ve jumped on the kilim pillow train of discomfort. 

kilim pillow softness quotient:

zero.

itchiest, roughest thing i’ve ever felt in my life.

that said, if you wear several layers of clothing (and a parka) and lean against it, you don’t notice. 

just prior to finding this i spotted a half-price kilim vest in goodwill and bought it figuring i’d cut her up and sew ‘er into said pillow.  i was riding the planetary aligned kilim wave that week.  (rug and god’s eye were ebay purchases.  i’ve been cheating on my thrift stores with ebay.)

no need now.  i only need one itchy pillow in my pillow repertoire.


round

i’ve expanded my pillow repertoire.

i made a round pillow.

with a covered button even.

with TWO covered buttons.

i’m not a fan of buttons on pillows.

i like a pillow accoutrement-free.

who wants to lie on a pillow and get a button mark on your face?

not me.

but in this case it was necessary.

this will not be a pillow to snooze on.

it shall be a pillow to admire from afar.

especially when you’re drowsy.

NO FACIAL BUTTON MARKS.

made with all vintage fabrics.

i tried to make it “fall-ish.”

it turned out a tad granny-ish.

i could like the back better than the front.  it’s an ombre marimekko fabric.  the name on the selvedge is “selänne.”

REVERSIBLE ROUND PILLOW MADNESS.

(oh, and what’s that i mentioned about snow when i got my new computer?  yup, we got snow.  snow in october.  snow of historic proportions. thankfully my section of the state was spared from the most damage and most accumulation.  we only got a dusting.)

but still.

if this is any, ANY indication of what’s to come….


spindle

have you guys been noticing all the cool spindle back chairs allasudden?

seems all the cool homes have cool spindle back chairs.

via canadian house and home

via sköna hem

via remodelista

via desire to inspire

via desire to inspire

well, count me in as a cool spindle back chair owner.  (plus i already have that other mobler chair.)

i just need the cool house to put it in now.  that’s all.

spindle back rope chair.

no price on it at the thrift store.

when i asked to get a price, the guy said, “$20.”  i was all, “$20????  for this little chair????”

“ok then, $10.”

i said, “ok, ten.”

(and i NEVER barter.)

there were no markings and it was oak rather than teak, but it definitely had a danish “feel.”

turns out it’s a jørgen bækmark, designed in 1959 for mobler.

for $10!

and then i made a pillow for it.

because i am in pillow-mode.

vintage gulls.

but i only had a small scrap of this fabric, so she’s a tiny pillow, 13″.  scale looks odd with this chair.  i’ll have to make a different, slightly bigger pillow.

no problemo since i’m in PILLOW-MODE!

anyway, i love my chair.

haven’t seen any of these little enamel ladles in quite some time, but happened upon a little red one in good condition for a quarter so i bought it, too.

red, white, blue and cheap.  my kinda patriotic late july day.


not brown

another floor pillow in vintage flowery corduroy fabric from the stash.

a little yin to balance out the yang of yesterday’s masculine post.