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Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Giant Cushions and a Giveaway!

At last I have got round to sorting out my giveaway.....bit late (sorry) as I'm already on 108 followers!  Here goes....vintage style heart shaped wire basket, 12 vintage quilt patches, some vintage lace, lavender pillow, a piece of eidy fabric, some shoe stretchers and  last but not least a vintage single eiderdown cover in paisley and plain pink!  Sounds like the generation game but without the cuddly toy!  Hope you like it.

Sorry, the pictures haven't come out all that well.

To enter the giveaway just leave a comment, it is open to everyone, here in the UK and abroad.  I'll announce the winner in a week.  Onto other news, I have also been busy making giant cushions.

I bought a vintage grain sack dated 1934 and thought there was only enough to make one cushion.

As I began to cut the sack in half I realised there was writing on the inside of the back panel also and it was the same as what was printed on the front.  I managed to make these two large cushions, two smaller ones from the remnants (on my website) and also two small lavender pillows.

For the conservatory I also made a large Toile and Vichy check cushion, although I will probably have to move it at some point as the sun light is so strong (when we get some that is).

I have also made this large bolster feather filled cushion from a gorgeous panel of vintage French fabric that I have had for ages.  I have reluctantly taken the decision to sell it and it is currently on my website.  The paws to the side belong to Hattie.

This little chap was a recent find on a certain auction site.  He was advertised as a 1920's lamp for repair.  He came with some dubious wiring and a Bakelite light bulb holder and an even more dubious looking peach coloured silk shade!!  The wiring and the lampshade have now been consigned to the bin although I have saved the frame of the lamp shade to recover at some time.  I took a chance buying him and thought he was made of stone perhaps?  He appears to be made of bronze although very weathered.  I am no expert on metals but the base underneath is a bronze colour and he is fairly heavy.  So all in all my hunch paid off and he is now sitting safely under my old glass dome and not part of a dreadful table lamp!
Have a great week everyone and remember to leave a comment to enter the giveaway.
Jo xx


  1. oh I'm the FIRST! (thats cos I'm a greedy guts!) lovely giveaway, my fingers will be crossed from now onwards!

  2. ooo ooh count me in !! very excited.

  3. That little man looks perfect under your dome and how could I resist such a generous and gorgeous giveaway .... thanks Jo x

  4. Hi Jo please count me in for your lovley give away they are so pretty.I love all your cushions.Lots of love Jill xx

  5. The photos are perfectly good enough to see that you have included really dreamy things in your generous giveaway! I would love to enter, please!
    Fingers crossed...
    Your cushions look lovely - great fabric combinations.

  6. I love the gorgeous vintage textiles you use!! If only they could tell a story : )You do get some fantastic finds !!
    I would love to be included in your giveaway, and you have a great week too : )

    Sharon xx

  7. Hi Jo,
    What a great giveaway! Mine will be coming up soon and I hope I can make it as attractive as yours!

  8. What a fantastic giveaway. Please may I enter? Have been having problems with Blogger recently, but I am Foreveryoung 'Around and about in Pembrokeshire' Will send you my details should I be the lucky one. Ann x
    P.S. Looks as though Blogger has relented and put in my proper details. x

  9. Hi Jo
    I will email you later, I love the grain sack cushion best but the toile ones are lovely as well. I am just about to start on some autumnal velvet ones, I hoped you had a good rummage in my unit, we must have just missed you, as we were there on Saturday!
    T x

  10. This is when we all come put of the woodwork....what a generous giveaway Jo!
    Love your grain sack cushion and I am so looking forward to the toile cushion I bought from you the other day arriving at Chez Cloth Shed...
    Julie x

  11. What a lovely giveaway Jo!
    I'm looking forward to seeing what you bring to the jumble next month!


  12. Jo, please count me in on your lovely giveaway.You have been very busy as usual, I love the bolster cushion.
    Ann x

  13. I drool every time I stop by your blog-there is always something I want,admire,wish I could find myself ,make myself,wished I owned [?]including Bruce and the pugs !! I could go on and on ... blog envy is a terrible thing-please enter me in your competition x

  14. Hi Jo, I would love to enter your give away Pretty Please!! It all looks gorgeous x

  15. Thanks for offering such wonderful items on your giveaway. Have a good summer!


  16. Hi Jo, wow you have been busy ;-)) the cushions are lovely i really like the bolster one with the lace trim very pretty. I would love to be entered into your lovely give away please. Enjoy your weekend, dee x

  17. What a fantastic giveaway .... perhaps you could include a little pug in lieu of the 'cuddly toy' (I adore your sidebar piccies!)
    Love Louise x

  18. Ooh what a lot of lovely things you are giving away. Please add me to list. Grat cushions. I started to make some from coffee bean sacks then realised it wasn't a good idea as I noticed the ink from the writing was all over my hands. Your risk on the lamp paid off - it looks great under the dome. Have a great weekend. Raining again here in Hampshire :(
    Ruth x

  19. Gorgeous cushions & love your little chap under the dome! Lizzie x

  20. Hi Jo
    i am smitten by your giant cushions absolutely gorgeous..
    have a lovely weekend
    carol x

  21. What a generous giveaway! I would love to be included. And I'm with Louise...who needs a cuddly toy when there are those gorgeous pugs around?
    Hope to see you at Market Harborough.
    Z xx

  22. What a great giveaway! Count me in please!
    I love your hessian sack cushion

  23. Hi Jo

    What a lovely giveaway, please count me in!
    The cushions in the conservatory are really lovely.
    The little chap was a good find.
    Isabelle x

  24. What a lovely giveaway Jo, please count me in.I have just had one over on my blog to celebrate 6 years of blogging!!

  25. I never win anything but if I said you were pretty would I have a chance?

  26. Wow ! What a generous give away ! Please count me in :-) You have gorgeous taste and a pretty blog. Keep up the good work k xx


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