Saturday, October 1, 2011

Welcome October With Some Pillow Talk!


This month has always been one of my favorites. So many important events for myself and family have taken place in October. So this time of year holds special memories.
Along with finally enjoying some cooler days, I love to create, as a new burst of energy happens when the thermometer drops. When I don't have a paint brush in my hand, I keep busy with other lap projects that are so much fun.

Recently, I have been crazy for embellishing pillows to decorate my Autumn cottage. I found seasonal kitchen towels from the dollar store and teamed them with vintage buttons, trims and vintage lace to create some custom pillows for my guest room, dining room and outdoor sofa.

This duo was embellished from found dollar store pillows by adding vintage buttons, lace, and trims.

With cotton Fall dish towels, I created another stripe and leaves pillow with a crocheted doily and vintage button with bottom fringe!

This pumpkin towel was also fun to create another pillow, again using vintage trims.

See how it looks on the guestroom bed~ So Autumn cozy!

Here's another pillow on a comfy chair, made from an old dress collar and vintage coat button pulled tight in the center. I love the muted colors in the fabric of the pillow.

This one was so fun to create for our patio sofa, taking a cotton with crocheted edge doily and I stenciled a rose in the center with my paints using a fabric medium for softness. To the edge, I added two end trims using vintage crocheted lace from an old worn out table runner.

For each side of the rose pillow, I embellished two quilted rust pillows using two crocheted doilies with the same pattern but different shapes and added two vintage coat buttons to the center. It makes a cozy spot on the patio sofa to enjoy the season. I also changed my sofa wrap with another quilt with colors of Autumn. With each change of season I love to wrap my sofa in a different quilt.


I hope you are greeting this month with renewed energy and Fall memories.
Have a wonderful Fall Day!


30 comments:

Rosetta said...

Celestina l'autunno a casa tua è molto bello!Ottobre è uno dei miei mesi preferiti!Baci,Rosetta

Willow said...

They are all so adorable. I like the first ones best. You did a great job decorating them.

rosechicfriends said...

Hi Celeste!
You are so clever!!! Those pillows turned out just darling! Glad to hear that the temps are cooling there in Texas...they dropped into the 30's last night here...we kinda went from summer 90's to fall 60's in one week! But like you I do find that the cooler weather helps me create better!

Hope this finds you well! Say hi to hubby from us!

Be Blessed!
Lorena

Marilyn said...

Happy October 1st My Sweet Friend!!
I always celebrate October for the yearly usage of Mammograms. A Mammogram saved my life!!
Two of the things I love to make for my home are pillows & lamp shades. I love...love....love your pillows!!
We are in the 40's here & refreshingly cool except we are getting rain, yet again!! UGH!!
Love,
Marilyn

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh prrety lady, these are awesome pillows!, you're giving me such great ideas on what to do with some of herloom crochet doilys! I adore Oct. too, it's also my birthday month and it's going to be my first year blogging at the end of this month and I will all let you know on my giveaway! I love this Celestina, thanks for sharing. Lots of hugs, FABBY

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Celestina Marie,

You are a very clever and talented lady. Love the stenciled rose!

Enjoy a lovely weekend together.

Love to you,

Mariette

Anna said...

Ciao Celestina, che belli i tuoi cuscini, veramente deliziosi!! Buon Autunno...e buon weekend!! Un abbraccio, Anna.

Lululiz said...

Goodness me, you have been busy! So many cushions and they are all so sweet. I love your idea of using the dish towels.

Susan said...

Celestina, your creations simply amaze me. Those pillows are so very pretty. You have a beautiful home. I love the first photo. Beautiful!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your pillows are all so precious! I love making lots of different designs and using vintage elements! I was surprised when I got to your blog and saw your new banner...very cute and perfect for this month! ♥

Red Rose Alley said...

Celestina,
Your pillows are so pretty, and they add a special touch on your bed. My sister sews, crochets, and knits, and I have always thought it was such a talent when knows how to. YOUR NEW HEADER IS WONDERFUL. I really like the month of October too, not only because of the Fall festivities, but also Jess' Birthday is this month. Have a fun Fall weekend.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

ornamentsbypink said...

Celestina your pillows are so pretty! I like using the vintage doilies too. I finally got to working on my ornaments which I haven't done since the beginning of the year. I hurt my back after the holidays and have been recooperating till about a month ago, along with physical therapy. Just have to be very careful now. The pillows look so nice on the guest bed, yes very cozy.
Have a nice evening!
Mary

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

Always a delight to come and visit you and see what wonderful things you have been making. I love all your sweet cushions and your new lovely witch on the header. (She is not scary at all)
Hope that you are having a lovely weekend and enjoy all the special memories, for October.

Hugs
Carolyn

Julie Marie said...

Hi Celeste, oooh I just love all your pretty pillows! You are sooo creative, to make those from dollar store dishtowels, I would have never guessed that... I am not sure which one is my favorite, I really love the pumpkin one!... and the Autumn colors look so pretty in your home, I love how the guest room bed looks all cozy with the new pillows... and your porch sofa looks so pretty too, I love your quilt... Autumn is indeed a special time, and I am happy you celebrate many special occasions in your family too... sending much love to you, so happy to chat with you today!... give Miss Beazy some doggie kisses from Tessy and me!... xoxo Julie Marie PS Your header is ADORABLE!

Kathryn Ross said...

Lovely Autumn pillows, milady! But, what most impresses me is that you gather your supplies and actually DO the project you have in mind! I am always gathering supplies - but rarely get the time to indulge my project ideas. I really must change that this year! New resolution for 2012!
Joy!
Kathy

Holly Loves Art said...

Such a lovely post. Your pillows are so pretty!!! You've been busy making everything perfect for Fall! Hope you're having a great weekend.
Holly

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love all of the pillows, but the crochet ones are my favorite Great job!

Carol

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh my dear Lord! You made me shed a couple of tiers, we have this beautiful part of our lives in common, even a Stella! I love Celestina, your name it's not anusual in this part of the world.
I just love your pillows. Lots of hugs and have a blessed Sunday.
FABBY

Lecoq said...

Celestina Hello! Although not always comment on your blog (work), I will follow you and you're fantastic!
Lecoq

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Love all the pillows and the Dollar Tree always has fun finds! Hope all is well with you as we wait for cooler weather, coming soon they say. Think of you often, sendings loving thoughts your way! Hugs Marilou

Lilybets said...

I, Rosetta and Anna love your pillows,they are adorable !You have a very strong creativity and the ability to transform ideas in original gifts.Would you like to welcome a kitchen breakfast towel from Sicily in your beautiful home?I really appreciate to send it,like a little thank you to be one of my blogger friends.Let me know.
lilybetslu@gmail.com

Kerri said...

Your home is always so pretty & cozy! I love the pillows you created. You are so talented! The Dollar Tree is my favorite store! I swear once I found the most awesome artist quality brushes there so of course I bought about 10 packs (there were 4 to a pack) and then drove back the next day to buy all of them! LOL

Hope you have a beautiful Sunday and enjoy creating in your studio!

xoxo
Kerri

Diane said...

I love the pillows, Celeste. I've seen them made with placemats too. And placemats used to make totes. We're on the same wavelength with pillows. I just bought a Crabapple Hill vintage postcard embroidery pattern and began stitching it yesterday for a pillow top. It's certainly nesting season! Did I notice your wall art is also fall themed? I take out my watercolor of pumpkins in a basket every fall too and put away the Constable print I usually have up.
Everything in your home looks lovely!
Hugs, Diane

ginny said...

Where do you find time to create things for yourself?! The pillows are beautiful! I too, am a pillow lover. I never get tired of adding pillows around the house.
Have a wonderful weekend, sisterfriend!

Ruth Welter said...

Celeste, I love your pillows, they are so pretty. You are so creative to come up with those love cushions. Enjoy them and enjoy fall. (still no fall decorations outside my house yet) :)

Ruth

Mari said...

OHHH my your are one talented lady :)
I love all your new towels turned pillows :) just beautiful my friend and sooo creative :) just shows people what you can accomplish with little money and lots of creativity :) Thanks for the wonderful idea :)

xox~Mari

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Celestina,
Hello!! I am playing catch up!!

I too love Fall and have finally finished decorating....

Your pillows are so very pretty!!
How creative you are...

Hugs,
Debbie

Createology said...

Super fun new banner with this witch. Your Fall pillows are so perfect for this season of muted colors and warm homey cozy. I don't decorate my home for the seasons but dear Grandma did. She even changed the curtains with each season. I have always wanted to do such a thing. Happy Autumn to you dear...

printed highlighters said...

These are wonderful pillows and ones that can be used. I'm a pillow maker but never tried to make on this way. Decorating background is excellent way to make more attractive.

Tammy @ The Stitching Coop said...

I love the old antique feel of all of them. Though some or all may be new, the way you display them shows them off as though they came from yesteryear! Hugs. tammy

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..