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14 January, 2013

Pottery Barn Inspired French Valentine Pillow

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Pottery Barn Inspired Valentine Pillow5 I can’t wait to show you what I have been working on…my Pottery Barn inspired French Valentine pillow! You know what a big fat copy-cat I am, so as soon as I saw it on their web site, I knew I had to copy it! And best of all, mine was practically free since I already had everything I needed!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Pottery Barn Inspired Valentine Pillow But if you know me, you also know that I had to frenchify it! :-) It has basically the same message…but in French!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Pottery Barn Inspired Valentine Pillow Graphic
Here is the graphic in case you want to make it yourself. It’s backwards so that you can use it as an iron-on transfer.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Pottery Barn Inspired Valentine Pillow I just ironed it on to a piece of white duck and stitched it to red burlap! (That’s my sweater pillow with a burlap rose in the background. You can find a tutorial for it here.)

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Pottery Barn Inspired Valentine Pillow3I used an envelope-style closure for the back so that I could just remove the cover for easy storage. You can see my tutorial for making the closure here. You may notice that I seem to have become a pillow addict as well, so this allows me to use the same pillow form over and over and saves space. This one is down-filled and was a $3.00 bargain at Goodwill.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Pottery Barn Inspired Valentine Pillow5 And there  you have it! It’s perfect for me…blending with my French country decor without being too cutesy! I still have a few more Valentine projects that I want to show you, so stay tuned for more! But I had better hurry…

staff…because Valentine's Day is one month from today! Hard to believe since here in the South we have been having a “heat wave” with temps in the 70s! The staff is enjoying having the windows open, but I am one of those weird people who loves cold weather! It won’t feel like Valentine’s Day to me without it! What about you?

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my frenchy Valentine pillow! 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!
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday

Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

A Stroll thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Cedar Hill Ranch for Cowgirl Up! on Tuesdays

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures

Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
DIY by Design for Winter Blues Wednesday

The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays

Stone Gable for Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits on Thursdays

My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday

Common Ground for Be Inspired on Fridays
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday

Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday
Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special

See you next time! À la prochaine!

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61 comments:

  1. Sure love your pillow, and thanks for including the backward graphics! I've not tried the transfer thing yet, but I am inspired and may give it a try later today. I don't have red burlap, but I did buy a nicely worn reddish linen shirt at the GW which should work nicely!
    Blessings,
    Susie

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  2. Honestly Debbie all this inspiration! Whats a girl to do, can hardly wait to get somewhere to do my crafting when bungalow is sorted.

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  3. So darn cute! I spent Saturday Goodwilling, trying to find a cute sweater to make a sweater pillow and I couldn't find anything! I think it's because in sunny Southern California it doesn't get cold enough for sweaters, darn it!
    But I will keep trying. I would love a pillow like this for my mom, she's loves red and it would look gorgeous on her bed. Maybe I'll try it, thanks for sharing :)

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  4. Another great project, Debbie! I don't do a lot for Valentine's Day either, so a pillow cover like this is just right.

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  5. Thank you so much for sharing this with all of us. It is so sweet and so are you.

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  6. Fantastic....I think that is perfect! I love anything Valentine!

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  7. Another darling project! Cold here again, so just wait a day or two. LOL

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  8. Oh this is so cute! I will have to go and read how to use a transfer so I can make this one!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  9. Love it. Love you for sharing the graphic already to print out and use! Thank you Thank you Thank you!

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  10. Debbie, If it wasn't for you there would be a lot more housecleaning around here. Your staff does an excellent job of entertaining Maui (a lone cat with two doggie sisters) when I leave one of their photos on the monitor. It's warm here as well......80ish in central Florida last week and this week. I live for the cooler days.

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  11. Love it! Can you post the graphic not reversed? I can't flip it and would like to make but need it right side out!!!

    Thanks!

    Bonnie

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  12. You did a great job!!! I absolutely love it and it turned out perfect! I didn't know you had FOUR kitties- I am soooo jealous! Blessings- xo Diana

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  13. Debbie,
    First, I'd love to scoop up all of The Staff for a feline hug, cuddle and purrs!!!
    Love to see them enJOYing the fresh air...can just imagine those little noses twitching!
    Now, dear friend, you new copy~cat pillow is stunning!!!
    I do believe your version is much improved over the Pottery Barn version!!!
    Keep those inspirations ( and Staff photos) coming!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  14. I enjoy pictures of your staff. They always bring a smile to my face.

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  15. Another beautiful pillow Debbie! Thanks for sharing the graphics and I hope you have a wonderful week.

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  16. What a great looking pillow. And I love the pic of your staff!

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  17. Debbie your pillows are amazing!!!! Love this one.....

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  18. Hi Debbie,
    I love this pretty pillow. Thanks for the graphic and I plan to use it.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  19. Hy Debbie, I love your pillows and I am also a pillow addict. Since I've found your blog I cant stop reading you, so I give you the Cutie Pie Award. You can visit my page to take it http://shabbycry.blogspot.ro/2013/01/cutie-pie-award.html
    Hugs, Cristina

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  20. Love this pillow and thanks for posting the graphic. I just love it!

    Cynthia

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  21. Love your pillow- you did a great job on the graphics. I was just thinking you may need to add "Pillow" to your blog name! ;)

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  22. LOVE this "knock-off" pillow!!!

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  23. Oh, I love your new pillow! It is so pretty! I just saw all the different color burlap at Hobby Lobby over the weekend. Now I know how to use it. Thank you for sharing!

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  24. I have been eying this pillow at Pottery Barn- your version looks so great! I think I will definitely need to try this. Thanks for sharing!

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  25. Such a great lil pillow!! I didn't realize there were 4 kitties, I only knew about 3.

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  26. You make the cutest things. Love the pillow. It's such a treat to see all 4 kitties in one photo. Hugs

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  27. Thanks for sharing the graphic with us....will now have to try to make a pillow or perhaps just frame the graphic....very nice indeed!

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  28. Love love that adorable Valentine pillow. And thank you for sharing the graphic. I hope mine turns out as cute as yours. Thanks for sharing. Karie

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  29. Oh wow that pillow is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!! What a beautiful pillow for Valentine's day! I love that graphic!

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  30. This pillow rocks! I love it! I may have to see what I can come up with and put a spin on it.

    I love your cats! OMG! They make your blog so unique!!!!!

    I'm a new follower, btw, from over at {Country} Life with a Front Porch View
    www.afrontporchview.com

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  31. Wow this is amazing!! I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas. I am visiting you via Tuesday Treasures. Thanks Anu!

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  32. I love it! The envelope closure is perfect for quick changes!

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  33. Gorgeous as always, and it might be time to change out the "plate" to "pillow" in your blog name!!

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  34. Love this pillow~thank you for always sharing your techniques and the actual transfers.

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  35. Ohmygoodness, I want, I want, I want! I love your Valentine pillow ... now, if only I could sew! I just might have to cheat. :) Thanks for sharing the graphic. Fabulous job, indeed!

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  36. Love your pillow!!! Wow!!

    Big Hugs
    Charo

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  37. I'm so glad I spotted this, I love it! You are so sweet to share, thank you. Another reason I am glad is I was able to subscribe to your blog! I have always liked your work but in the beginning I didn't subscribe to blogs and didn't have time to look for you (working 6-7 days a week since idk may?). I may not have much time to craft at the moment but I sure do like to look! Yay! Love your kitties too!

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  38. Your pillow turned out so gorgeous!love it. Thanks so much for sharing the graphic.

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  39. love it! I think your take on it is better than the orignial!

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  40. I love this pillow!!! Honestly, yours is acuter than P.B.'s

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  41. Wow, this is adorable! Thank you for the printable transfer. I'm a new follower ;)

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  42. Darling pillow! I saved the graphic and hope to make myself one someday!

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  43. So adorable!! I LOVE IT!! I do think it is better than Pottery Barn's. I will be making this. I have a quick question....maybe I don't get it. How did you iron it on to duck fabric? Are you using something to transfer it with? transfer paper? Help!!

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  44. Yes, Kristi...it's attached with iron-on transfer paper. Sorry it was not clear for you! So glad you like it!...hugs...Debbie

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  45. So beautiful!! If you want can share it in my italian link party
    http://paroladilaura.blogspot.it/2013/01/share-your-link-6.html

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  46. Love both of these pillows! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  47. THank you so much for sharing all your wonderful ideas. They are inspirational. I love this pillow and think it is better than the PB version.

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  48. This is beautiful! I'll be featuring it on Craft Gossip tonight :)

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  49. Stopping in to pin your pillow, I love it!

    Bliss

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  50. Thanks so much for going to the trouble of making an image that we can copy to make our own Valentine pillow. Yours is just adorable! Congrats on being featured over at Debra's Common Ground blog party with it.

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  51. I love your beautiful Valentine pillow Debbie!

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  52. Found your pillow via google which all lead me here! Great looking pillow! and I love your staff too cute!

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  53. What size is the graphic? I am having trouble printing it.....thanks!

    Love your site! Luck brought me here!

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    1. Hi Deborah...I printed mine at 8x10 and it was perfect for my pillow size. I use Photoscape...a free download...to make it the size I want before I print it. I am sorry you are having problems...hope that helps!...hugs...Debbie

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  54. Hi Debbie,

    This morning I was enjoying a cup of coffee and admiring my pillow that I had made for Valentine's Day using your lovely iron-on graphic. I noticed for the first time that the stamp is on the right side, not the traditional left. Is there a reason for this? Thank you for sharing all your inspirations with us.
    Kris

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    1. We do place ours on the right, Kris. The French are supposed to also, but tolerate a degree of civil disobedience! lol The graphic is actually a photo of a real French "carte-télégramme" which included the printed image of the stamp as a part of the cost of the card.

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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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