Sunday, January 1, 2012

Talented Friends Take on PB

I am sure you saw this adorable pillow at Pottery Barn
 or in their catalog this holiday season.
When I first saw it I thought...
Oh I have several children's antique stockings...
I could make my own version of this pillow!

Well of course, I never did.

Not so, with my talented friend Evi!
She too saw Pottery Barn's pillow and was inspired to create one
   using her own collection of vintage child stockings.

And our friend Paula also gained some PB inspiration...
 except she used some vintage mittens and some tiny mitten ornaments
 that she had knit and created several Christmas' past.
  Paula sewed hers to an old grain sack.

Aren't they both fabulous?

I hope that you have had a very Happy New Year celebration!
Thank you so much for all your well wishes!

We spent an afternoon at Evi's home and had an unbelievably delicious luncheon
 and the wonderful company of not only Evi and her husband Eb
but also friends Paula and Bill and
 Carol and George from Maynard Greenhouse.

I didn't get a close up photo, but Evi also made pillows
 with pom pom Christmas trees...adorable and so clever!
(See one on the loveseat?)

Evi's home was Christmas perfection!

And of course there were gifts exchanged...
ohs and ahs and and gasps of delight!
It is lovely to have such talented and creative girlfriends!

Just look at these angel wings that Evi created for her dress form!

And special thanks to fellow blogger Mary Pernula 
who sent a surprise package which included some
 sweet Christmas themed altered bottles for each of us!

Tomorrow I will share a few more photos
 of Evi's lovely home decorated for the holidays.

Happy New Year friends!


sweetpea said...

lucky you to be in such fabulous company! the pillows are adorable! happy new year my sweet friend! i love you!



janet said...

Beautiful pillows..So creative..

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Yes I saw that pillow in PB. Your friend is talented a also...Love her pillow and decorated home.

Happy New Year!

Low Tide High Style said...

Sounds like the perfect way to spend the afternoon, her home is beautiful! And I just love how creative bloggers are, those pillows are even cuter then the PB inspiration pillow!

Kat :)

Susan @ said...

Holy Moly! That is a beautiful home! I love the pillows too. I wish I had some talented friends (other than long distance) that like to do what I do!
You are very lucky and your friends are very cool!

Blondie's Journal said...

I love Evi's blog...her home is just beautiful. She is one amazingly talented lady. So lucky that you got to spend Christmas with her!


kerrie of sea cottage said...

Your friend Evi's home is simply beautiful. I just love a christmas hers. ox

Vintage Home said...

what wonderful cushions!...and delightful home!

Vintage Home said...

what wonderful cushions!...and delightful home!

Kate said...

What beauty to share with us from such talented ladies. Everything was simply beautiful Happy New Year to you


Fresh Vanilla For C said...

Your friend is so talented and her home is gorgeous too. Looking forward to seeing more of it.

Phyllis@Around the House said...

love love the pillows...they are just the cutest ideas you made your own...

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Oh my goodness I LOVE all of those ideas!!

My Beautiful World said...

These are wonderful. Sending you the Happiest New Year Wishes Ever my friend. I look forward to many more wonderful visits with you in 2012 xo

Always Wendy

Cathy said...

I am jealous all around for the pillows and her beautiful home.

Boxwood Cottage said...

You know how much I love Evi's home dear Laura and I also love her take on the Pottery Barn pillow as well as Paula's. Evi's angel wings came out great and that white star is so pretty!
Glad to hear that you had a good time all together again! I feel so blessed just got a parcel from your friend and elf Christmas Carole last week :)
Wishing you and your loved ones a very happy & healthy new year 2012!
xoxo~ Carola

Dorthe said...

Hi Laura,
I love to visit Evi`s so beautiful home, and will look forward to more photoes from your cosy visit.
Wish you a happy first week in 2012.

manon 21 said...

Et le partage recommence avec bonheur...



ariadne said...

Evi's home looks lovely! I wonder if she is Greek, we use the name Evi here!
Bytheway I received a gift from Carol's shop from my friend Marabeth who lives in Old Saybrook and went to meet her after I had told her I saw her shop on your blog!
Happy New Year!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Hi Laura,
what a wonderful home your wonderful friend Evi has - love those angel wings! Hope the New Year is starting well for you. We have had our ups and downs over here over the fall (for e.g. my son was mugged by a gang of 5 teenaged boys), as have you. Here's to happier times in 2012, filled with blessings...

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I just want to pick up that room and transport it to my house. Beautiful!

Becky C said...

What a gorgeous home she has...and all of the pottery barn pillows are wonderful. Happy New Year to you, my friend!

Vintage Gal said...

Oh what a beautiful home. ~ such talented ladies to create the PB pillows. Love the angel wings ;-)

Andi's English Attic said...



Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Oh Laura,
You lot are so clever and talented ..... you can all turn your hands to anything and everything and they all turn out so beautifully.
I am sure that you all had a wonderful time together and, to tell you the truth, I'm a little envious !! I want to have been there too !! ( I'm very good at inviting myself to things !!!! haha )I'm sure that you will now be very pleased that I don't live near to you all, as you would never get rid of me !!
Many, many thanks for all of your support in 2011 and for being such a lovely blogging friend.
From the bottom of my heart I wish you and your family a Happy, Healthy and Peaceful New Year, filled with many magical moments, love and lots of fun.
Sent with much love from my family to yours. XXXX

summersoul said...

those angel wings are divine!


It's me said...

Gelukkig Nieuwjaar !!!....ik hoop dat al je dromen mogen uitkomen......Liefs

Happy New Year !!!...I hope all your dreams may come true....Love

Bonjade said...

Oh how nice that you met each other....
Love all the pillows.

Dropped by to wish you a happy new year

melanie said...

Oh what fun! Love the pillows...
happy New Year!

Carol said...

It is just lovely. I'm in awe of their talent. I adore the angel wings.

Happy new Year.



Carole said...

I'm still coming off my high from the visit. I wish it could have gone on forever. There is beauty at every turn in Evi's house.
The pillows were so fun to see....those girls are so clever!

Hey did you notice the many PB coincidences?


karen - Simply Inspired said...

delightful...thank you and happy new year to you!

brudeblogg said...

What a beautiful house!
Wish you a happy new year!

LizlovesVintage said...

I hope you had a wonderful New Year :)
Wow, that Evi is talented. I love her space. I'm so glad you were able to visit with her. That's what the Holiday's are all about.
Have a great week!
Ha, Ha on your comment!!
xxx Liz said...

WOW! What talented friends you have:) Evi has a beautiful home. Love all of the pillows.
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Sabrina said...

I think Darling you are brave to take on PB with those pillows but let me tell you I don't have the patience for that I rather buy it...but darling that's just me!!!! :) I love the pillows I would buy it from you instead.

A Cottage Muse said...

Those pillows are so cute!! I loved Evi's home tour to pin away!

Alice said...

This house is sooo beautiful! I'm glad you took these pictures! :)

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

You do, indeed, have very talented friends, Laura! I love the PB-influenced pillows they made. I saw the pillows on PB's website and hoped to make some myself. Unfortunately, I never did either. ;)

Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

Anonymous said...

Laura, I so love your blog. I, like Paula, also live in CT by the mouth of the CT River. I have an antique iron crib that I would like to make into a daybed, like Paula did. I just don't know where to take it to have this done. Any suggestions? Thank you.