Saturday, October 17, 2015

Thrifty Find and Charcoal Pillows

Happy weekend! Today I wanted to share a recent thrift store purchase of a white crocheted throw and some charcoal pillow covers that I sewed.


This new white crocheted throw was a $2.50 find at our local store. It is a small thrift store but I like to stop by to see if they have the items on my regular 'search' list (canning jars, wool blankets, ironstone etc.) This throw is quite large and still had a hand written tag with a length of extra yarn attached. Lucky for me it was also half off linens day (reg. $5.) 


With it being Fall and with winter approaching I wanted to add some darker and warmer-feeling pieces to our living room. My oldest sister gave me this charcoal grey suiting fabric that has a lovely texture. I sewed some simple pillow covers for a pair of pillows on our living room couch. (The buffalo plaid pillow covers are IKEA, the grey plaid are RL napkins sewed into pillows, and the others I hand painted on heavy muslin.)


Did I mention how soft and big this lovely blanket is?! 


Nice and wide and long enough to cover head to toes and then some.  I washed the throw in hot water, dried it in the dryer and it seems even softer now. I can't even buy a single ball of wool for that price either. L o v e !



I took advantage of the sun this morning to take way too many photos ;) of our Fall living room. I will be sharing a full tour soon. I wanted to wait until I added wood planks to our stand in coffee table but I decided I need to finish other projects first.


It is a sunny and very cool Fall day here in southern Ontario. The temps dipped below 0 Celcius (32 F) overnight and this morning, with a high of 5 C (41 F) this afternoon. If you can call that a high, We even had some wet flurries. Don't want to be saying that four letter S*** word quite yet but there was accumulation north of us overnight and this morning. I'm happy to have another warm throw if I feel the need for some snuggle time. Hope you have a great day and weekend. I will be back soon with more photos of our Fall living room.

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7 comments:

  1. You did a great job making your pillows. You're so lucky that you know how to sew like that. I love that pretty blanket you found too. I have a thing for throws. I have more than I'll ever use, but I love them so much. I can see why you like that one. What a steal too!

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  2. That was a great thrift store blanket to find. We have a small thrift store that I much prefer over the bigger ones. They want quick turnover so their prices are never really that high and all their money goes to their Christian schools. We had heavy frost this morning but the sun is out lovely and bright now.

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  3. Everything looks so nice and cozy there Elizabeth. I like your colour scheme and surprisingly the charcoals and greys warm the space up nicely. The white throw was a great bargain! It's really cold here today at 3C and windy too.

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  4. That blanket was a really great find and your pillows are gorgeous. Your home is really beautiful too.

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  5. Wow great find Elizabeth on the throw. So beautiful. What a wonderful price and condition. Love your grays and whites.
    Kris

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  6. Aaaawh! Your house looks awesome. I love the True North pillow!

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