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28 January, 2012

Vintage French Valentine Pillow

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055I have another quick Valentine project for you and, of course, it’s vintage and frenchy! I like it because it’s seasonal without being too cutesy and fits right into my decor.

033 Hmmm...I see by the look in Baby Kitty’s eyes exactly what he is thinking. Oh no, she didn't! Does the fabric look familiar?

036 Yes, it’s the same French ticking that I used in my ticking and burlap Christmas wreath

012 …and in my ticking and vintage trim Christmas stockings! That’s because I am cutting up some old window panels and have oodles of that fabric! Prepare to see even more of it, I am sure! lol But I digress…

joyeuse saint valentin4 transfer
I started out with this graphic…Joyeuse Saint-Valentin…Happy Valentines Day in French…printed backwards for application by iron-on transfer…

page …and applied it according to the directions on a 16 X 16 pillow that I made from cream twill bought with a 40% off coupon at Jo-Ann. Next, I stuffed it with a down pillow form from Goodwill for under $3.00. Then I found three frenchy fabrics in my stash (love the toile!) and cut four heart shapes, stacked them up and hot-glued them in a few places to the pillow. Finally I added a little twine bow…and that’s it!

055 And voilà! Gotta love the little French couple enjoying the dance! I didn’t want the hearts to be too perfect, so they are a little mismatched in size. The script is in a font called My Old Remington and I love the messy, imperfect look of an old-fashioned typewriter! What do you think…Valentine-y without overdoing it? Antique-y red and not too bright? Plus it has ticking and toile! I think am going to enjoy this one!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my project! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday (first Monday of the month)
Mary at Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Beth at The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

Kristin at My Uncommon Slice Of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Judy at DIY by Design for the Winter Blues Party

Paula and Patti at Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
Jill at French Cupboard for Voila!French Inspiration on Thursdays
Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for the Valentine Party
Sherry at No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays

Laurie at Bargain Hunting (and Chatting) with Laurie for the Valentine Party
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Honey at 2805 for Potpourri Friday

Heather and Vanessa at At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Diann at The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Jen at Tatertots and Jello for the Weekend Wrap-up Party
Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special

Jennifer at Dear Lillie for the Valentine Party
See you next time! A la prochaine! Pin It!

87 comments:

  1. What do you do with your "hand me down, and excess" pillows? I love them all!

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  2. It's darling and you are so clever!

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  3. You are so creative, Deb! Adorable pillow.

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  4. I love the pillow and what fabulous fabric. Oh..there is SOO much you can do with that! Love it!!!! xo Diana

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  5. once again you have created another masterpiece....
    You need to start selling these!!

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  6. I love the pillow Debbie! Perfection!

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  7. Cute, cute, cute. You are so clever. I need to get a printer so I can print these transfers. Love this. Hope you are having a great weekend. Hugs, Marty

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  8. You are such a wonderful busy and creative person . I admire you for that. What you made here for Valentine is gorgeous. I love those pillows.
    Have a nice week!!

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  9. Very pretty,Debbie! I love all these patterns so I don't mind seeing them! : ) I love how you stacked the hearts!

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  10. I <3 (heart) your pillow. Sorry, couldn't resist...it's adorable.
    Hugs,
    Babs

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  11. Debbie,
    magnificient! Darling pillow! Baby Kitty ever faithful to cheer you on to purrfection! Keep those creative ideas coming!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  12. Tres jolie et romantique! Where do you get all these lovely ideas and please tell me you know the name and maker of that toile. I must have some!

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  13. Very cute! I wish I were at least half as industrious as you!

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  14. Your creative mind and busy hands just keep churning out amazing projects. Love this one! The colors are my favorite shade of red and the toile definitely brings a smile. Wonderful! ~ sarah

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  15. When I saw that you had a new post I just knew you had something wonderful to show us. I love this pillow, it's so pretty and even Baby Kitty looks pleased.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  16. Such a pretty pillow! You can never go wrong with toile though Debbie ;o)

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  17. Now that is one treasure of a pillow! You are such a talented lady!

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  18. Too cute! Where do you store them?
    Love them all.

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  19. Such a fun pillow Debbie and Baby Kitty is looking quite dapper as always:@)

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  20. You and Baby Kitty come up with the most amazing ideas!

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  21. Oh, that toile fabric is perfect for the pillow! Love the font you chose , too.

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  22. Ok, fess up. Its not you who is coming up with all of these great ideas, its your staff. Just like Martha Stewart you take all the glory and credit. haha

    I love it, my friend. And to think you managed to do this project, post on your blog and take care of your daughter and sweet grandsons.....you are truly amazing. Thank you for sharing your many talents with us. Hugs my friend, Barb

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  23. Looks great, Debbie. Love all the fabric combos. Another A+! Linda

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  24. I love the way you layered the fabric hearts. It gives me lots of ideas!! Beautiful project.

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  25. You make the pretties pillows! WOW! This one is another amazing one! Love the colors. hugs, Linda

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  26. I saw the pillow on my dashboard feed and fell in love! Gorgeous, GORGEOUS project. I wish I had one for my home. LOVE it!

    Eldarose

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  27. Your pillow is so cute,love the fabric combinations. The lettering is perfect! :)

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  28. Beautiful pillow, and the fabric is perfect. Actually all your projects using this fabric were gorgeous. Baby Kitty sure lets you know what he thinks!
    Have a lovely Sunday.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  29. I think it is perfect! I am loving all the valentine projects right now!!

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  30. So pretty - and perfect for Valentine's Day!

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  31. Oh how I love this! I'm a big fan of all things toille, anyway! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  32. very fun, well done. Richard from my Old Historic House.

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  33. Another beautiful project! Just beautiful.

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  34. Very pretty-caught my eye because it wasn't the usual cutesy V day stuff you see-love vintage and french! And I"d love to try iron-on transfers sometime. Thanks for sharing a great idea!

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  35. I love your pillow! I pinned it! Thanks for visiting my blog, and your sweet comments.

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  36. I'm in Love! It's beautiful and can hang around wayyyyyyy after Valentine's Day! XO Cindy

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  37. Hi Debbie,

    I adore your Valentine's Day pillow. I love the layers of fabric!
    The font is so perfect for it. What was the transfer paper you used? The twine is such a wonderful and special touch.

    Dee

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  38. Very VERY cute, Debbie! You could also use Steam A Seam II to adhere the hearts to the pillow fabric. It would be more permanent than hot glue for you. You just hand stick it to the back of your fabric, cut out your shape then peel off the paper backing that protects the adhesive layer & iron according to directions. Some say "steam" some don't.
    You've inspired me to try making one, as I have some lovely red toille fabric just calling my name!
    Thanks!
    Rett

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  39. I love that pillow and I used that toile before to make a slipcover!! Great job on the pillow.

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  40. I'm your newest follower. Love you wit, enjoyed reading about your "staff" and how your plate addiction started. I have plates too.... but cover your eyes; I smash mine for mosaics. Different than you, but the beauty is still appreciated. At one point I had 400 plates but now I just have a managable amount, like 250. My staff gave up a cabinet in his garage to house them all!

    ~Bliss~

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  41. Love, love, love that pillow! Gorgeous!

    Jeanine

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  42. That's really lovely - and although I am not a very good sewer, I feel i could probably handle this one! I am a decorative artist - feel much more confident with paint than with a thread and needle!!

    It came out great!

    Linda

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  43. What a fabulous pillow. I love that you used leftovers and scored on your pillow!

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  44. How perfect! I love that you used a cut of toile for your graphic. I had guessed that it was a graphics printable, but toile! I have some lying around - I'm going to have to check it for a cute scene. I'd love it if you'd share this at my Show & Tell linkup party and giveaway going on now @ the Delectable Home.

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  45. Deb, this is absolutely adorable you clever, clever lady! ♥ Kathysue

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  46. Really fabulous! What a nice design and a perfect job! I definitely like the font you chose too...and I love the fabrics- you will own this a long time!

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  47. Just love it! Of course, love Baby Kitty! Everything is just wonderful. Hope you have a grand evening. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  48. Debbie, I really, really like this pillow. Red is so wonderful anytime, but especially for February! The fabric is fun, too. Thanks, Helen

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  49. Debbie, you are just creative beyond words. And don't let Baby Kitty fool you...I'm sure that pillow was perfect for snuggling up for a nap. :)

    I DO love your fabric choices and your projects!

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  50. I came by yesterday and couldn't comment- darn Blogger! I love your sweet little pillow for Cupid's Day, Debbie. Even a non-crafter like myself could do this. Now, if I could only get to the fabric store. I DID clip a Joann's coupon from Sunday's paper. hmmmm.... Thanks for your nice comments. ♥ Sue

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  51. I am going to make one now! It is so cute! I just love your work! All your work is just Beautiful. Thanks for inspiring me JoAnn

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  52. Super super cute Debbie! I love it! Also wanted to let ya know my youngest wants to buy your cats!;) He saw them and asked how much cause he LOVES cats! I told him they weren't for sale that he had to be happy with just our two.

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  53. Oh Debbie, another great, fun, easy project. I LOVE it!!!

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  54. I love the ticking and the toile! And your kitty is darling!

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  55. The combo is perfect for the valentine pillow!

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  56. Super cutesy - um, I mean cute! (wink)

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  57. Debbie,

    Adorable! As usual, you and Baby Kitty outdid yourself.... love it!

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  58. You and Kitty are masters of fabulous projects! Thank you for sharing this one at Potpourri Friday!

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  59. This pillow turned out so pretty. i love the fabric! Thank you for joining TTF and I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

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  60. So very pretty! Thanks so much for the tutorial.

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  61. I love it! I do love that it's not completely all "Valentine-y" looking...more like "love". It's perfect!

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  62. I just followed you on the new Linky...Please follow back so we can stay connected. Thanks, Lori

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  63. I love toile (and it seems so does kitty)! Following you on the new Linky.
    Kelly

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  64. I wanted to let you know I just signed up to follow you and would really appreciate it if you would come over and follow my new LINKY FOLLOWER tool.

    Thanks.

    XO XO,
    Cheri (from Its So Very Cheri)

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  65. Lovely-lovely-lovely...

    now if I only had the time.... and the talent! Alas, I just have to live vicariously through yours...

    blessings. Dixie

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  66. You are amazing Debbie! So creative. I love this pillow. Have a great weekend.

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  67. Love it so much!!!!! I am your newest linky follower xo

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  68. This is so adorable! The color combination is just too perfect... love it! I like the Old Remington font you used, it gives that age old effect! Beautiful post! Thanks for the inspiration. I'm following you now through Linky Follower and would love to have you follow me back. Have a great weekend!Hugs~Poppy

    http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

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  69. Hey, Debbie! I'm now following you on the new linky tool and have just added it to my blog as well. Would appreciate the follow-back if you get the chance! Hugs, Kim

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  70. I'm a LINKY friend! Drop by to friend me too! Happy Blogging11

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  71. Debbie, I love this pillow and the stockings are fabulous! Makes me want to cut up my toile curtains.
    xo, Sherry

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  72. Debbie,
    This is so cute! I love the font on the words! Thank you for joining me for Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  73. This looks like a fun project as well as being cute (and classy.)

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  74. I'll tell you what I think ~ I think it is perfection! You are sooo creative. Thanks for linking. laurie

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  75. Debbie,
    My list of copycat projects from Confessions of a Plate Addict just gets longer and longer. This is the most adorable French-inspired Valentine pillow!

    Judith

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  76. Debbie,

    I love the Frency Valentine Pillow...can you please tell me what size font you used? Thank you.

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    1. So glad that you like it, Danielle! I printed the graphic in the post at 8 x 10 size using Photoscape, a free download. I like it because I can control the size of the graphics I print out. I hope that helps!

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Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie

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