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22 February, 2015

Pillows...Country French Style

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Pillows...Country French Style It’s the last Sunday of the month so it’s time for our Country French Design Group to share…and this time the topic is our choice. Sooo…if you know me, I bet you could have easily guessed what I would choose! Yep…pillows!  ;-)  I have over 30 different pillows that I have designed on my Project Page, but my all-time favorites are the ones that have a Country French feel! Just take a vintage-y image or script and add in some frenchiness and I am in!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT French Grain Sack Pillow It all started with this one…my Ballard inspired French grain sack pillow…and it’s still one of my favorites. It’s always in use in my home after almost five years!  Roosters and Provence…what else could you want?

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Vintage French Sheep PillowThis is another favorite that you’ll see if you ever drop by…my vintage French sheep pillow! This one took a little extra effort because I handmade and then added burlap trim, but I love the result!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Linen and Burlap Vintage French Typewriter Pillow I love the  graphic on this one…my linen and burlap vintage French typewriter pillow! It reminds me of living in France and having to get used to their keyboard… which is not a QWERTY like ours! Yikes!  The free graphic is included in the tutorial.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT  DIY French Poetry Pillow By the time I made my French poetry pillow, I realized that I had an obsession and would need to figure out a way to remove and store the pillow covers. As a result, this tutorial also includes instructions for making an envelope-style closure. It’s important to me for another reason since I created my own fabric print by adding one of my favorite French poems…La Lune Blanche by Paul Verlaine. If you stuck with me through advanced French class back when I was teaching, you had to memorize it! Everyone needs to be able to recite a French poem to their honey. ;-) You’re welcome!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Linen and Burlap Vintage Eiffel Tower Pillow I love this one…my linen and burlap vintage Eiffel Tower pillow…with a vintage graphic superimposed on an old French dictionary page. As in all of my pillows that require the graphic that I have created, I share it with you in the tutorial. That’s another of my frenchy favorites beside it…my vintage Eiffel Tower book bundle…which spreads the image across the spine of several books for an interesting touch.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT  Vintage French Script Bird Pillows This one is a super easy two-fer…my vintage French script bird pillows…that use an iron-on transfer over frenchy fabric. I love the fun spring-y touch that they add!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Ballard Inspired Vintage French Bunny Pillow And speaking of spring…here’s a pillow that ushers it in each year in my home…my Ballard inspired vintage French bunny pillow! But honestly, I think you could leave this one out all year!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT  Ticking  and Vintage French Cheese Label Pillow This one is a special favorite of mine (But are you noticing that I am saying that about each of these? I love them all!) and another one that’s always out. You’ll see where in a moment! It’s my French ticking pillow with a vintage Camembert label! I loved it so much…

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT  French Ticking Pillow with Vintage Label …that I made another pillow with the same French ticking and another label to be its friend…

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT French Ticking Pillows …and put them both on the bed in my Country French toile guest bedroom! I love to take a tip from Country French design guru Charles Fauderee and mix fabrics! Can you tell?

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Pottery Barn Inspired Frenchy Pillow And finally, here’s another pillow that you will always find in my home…this time in my master bedroom…my Pottery Barn inspired frenchy monogrammed pillow. Maybe it’s the flowers and vintage-y, frenchy monogram, but it just looks French to me! OK…I’m going to confess…this one really is my very, very favorite!

KittyAnd Miss Kitty, who loves to pose among the bed pillows and nap, says it’s her favorite, too. What about you? Do you love pillows like I do?

Be sure to visit my fellow francophiles and their beautiful blogs to see their tips for adding that Country French feel to your décor!




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Thanks for stopping by! 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 , Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday , The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday , Coastal Charm for the Show and Share Party , A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Inspire Me Monday, Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays , Common Ground for Share Your Style on Thursdays ,  French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday , The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday , Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday, Tatertots & Jello for the Link Party Palooza on Fridays
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  1. Debbie, I love your pillows. I have tried to make the monogrammed napkins that you have and can't figure out how to reverse the image for printing. Any info or link to help me solve this problem would be great. (I have a MacBook if that helps.) If I can figure it out, then I would love to make some of these adorable pillows. We love your blog and read it all the time. (In fact, we have featured you before.) Thank you!!!

    Janette from

  2. So glad that you like them, Janette! My printer has a capability that allows me to flip images before I print them or I can do that on my photo editing program as well. And yes...I remember when you featured my Pottery Barn copy-cats! Thanks so much! Have a great week! Hugs...Debbie

  3. I adore your pillow collection. Since I can't sew a thing I'm getting a nice collection of pillows when I can get deal


  4. Oh!!! Be still my heart! Debbie!!! I didn't realize that you had made so many lovely pillows> I f I had to choose a few favourites (impossible to do one), it would be the birds, the ticking and the Ballard inspired grainsack. Honestly, you do have a way with fabric. XO
    Linda at Beautiful Ideas

  5. I love your pillows you have so many, i did pin a few,i have so many projects to do,but i will get them done one at a time. Thanks so much for helping me decide, you are so talented.

  6. Debbie, you do have some cute pillows and are so talented making them. I think the sheep one is one of my faves.

  7. They are all so beautiful.
    Blogdom is a mystery sometimes. I thought I'd subscribed to your blog, and then couldn't find you, and now here you are on The Scoop. I'm very glad to have stumbled across your posts again, and have re-subscribed!

  8. Those pillows are just adorable so so cute! I would love to have you come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday and share you creativity with us

  9. Hi Debbie, I'm such a fan of all your wonderful pillows. LOVE the sheep for sure, and those ticking ones, are just great for all year. thanks so much for coming over to party with us.

  10. Hi Debbie, love all your unique and charming pillows-- especially the vintage French script bird pillows (and Miss Kitty looks like a sweetie-pie). Thanks so much for featuring me on the Scoop this week! What a nice surprise. Melissa

  11. Love these pillows!!! And I didn't know about the French typewriters! That would drive me nuts.


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