campervans + pillows.

May 26, 2010

Helena Carrington has drawn, quite possibly, one of my very favorite illustrations ever: the campervan. I’m smitten. You can buy it in either a pillow or a card..but I love the little pillows! Her other work is fantastic as well…little fiats, “camping in Paris”, and photos from Italy and France are all just splendid!

love, california.

May 7, 2010

I probably go on and on WAY too much about how much I miss California…the weather, the beach…blah blah blah!! And for that, I’m sorry. Well, sort of.

I’m always thrilled when I find handmade goodies that have to do with my home state. Love, California is no exception. The stately pillows are super cute! And, if your state isn’t listed in her shop, she’ll make it for you. Her shop is also a test of my rudimentary state-recognition skills. Am I smarter than a 5th grader? No.

sweet spring-y pillows.

March 5, 2010

These sweet pillows are from Three Red Apples and are made by a French ex-pat living in Devon, UK…I like her mix of vintage, repurposed, and new fabrics as well as the embroidered words {or chickens!!}. And don’t they just scream SPRING?!!

{thanks to  Bettyjoy’s blog for finding these…I just had to share them here too!}

a little pillow love.

October 4, 2009


I’m a big fan of Rachel Culp’s funky style {she’s advertised her shop, Deep Blue C, on nonpareil for a really long time}. I asked her to make a custom pillow for my daughter’s room using the Alexander Henry fabric that she uses for some of her clothing…It just arrived, and I had to share!

That’s my girl, Ella, with the pillow {she loves it}…I would love to have shared just how cute it looks in her room…ahem…but it is it’s usual disaster area, so I swiped more pillow photos from the Deep Blue C shop.

Hope everyone has had a fun weekend…and if you haven’ yet, there’s still a few more days to enter the giveaway!

bloomsong beautiful.

August 13, 2009


From close to Paris, in a “beautiful, too big, old farm in the middle of nowhere”, comes Bloomsong, and lots of beautiful handmade things. I’m absolutely crazy about the pillows…especially the little pearly-beaded one {my dogs would have a field day…no pillow is safe in our house!!}. Creator, Émilie also makes little lavender sachets, fabric baskets and bibs. All so sweet! Check out more pictures on her flickr page.

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i'm a california girl living in the midwest. my hubby and i lived a slightly nomadic life after college, and wound up in a chicago suburb.... read more

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