Etsy Pillow Roundup

Etsy is a great source to acquire custom pillows in designer fabrics that are typically sold "to the trade."  There are so many different options out there that it's almost impossible to not find something to work in your space.

If you are redoing a space and don't know where to start, pillows and fabrics offer a great jumping off point and foundation for an overall room inspiration.  Lucky for us, Etsy has made it easy with so many great choices at our disposal.  Here are a few of my favorite shops:

*Click on image for link to shop and pillows

Several people have inquired about the greek key pillow on my bed.  While they don't have an exact match, this is really great option in navy.  

I especially love the fabrics in the second row and think they would look amazing in a little girl's room or nursery (can you tell I have a baby on my mind?).

As is apparent by the shop name, this one has a lot of great colors and patterns from which to choose.  I'm especially fond of the lavender lumbar and Trina Turk options in the third row.

Baby Update: The baby wait continues on my front!  I will be 40 weeks next Tuesday, and this is the longest I've ever carried a baby (Auden was 37 weeks, 6 days when she was born). We're all waiting on pins and needles and have had a couple of days of contractions but nothing that has stuck so far.  Hopefully she'll be making her debut soon, and my next post will get to include an introduction to our newest family member :)

Anthropologie Deals

If you are design-minded in the least little bit then there's a good chance you've done what any normal person might do when passing by one of Anthropologie's glorious window displays.

And it probably looks a lot like this:

Followed by narrow squeezes through displays, filled with professionally-contained excitement, as you delicately pet, examine, and admire everything inside. 

Especially in the decor half (well, that's a lie--the whole store is incomprehensibly amazing, but I'm not here to talk about their sundresses at the moment).

Until you flip over a teacup and turn to the person next to you and whisper, wide-eyed:

"Let's get out of here right now before I spend my life savings." 

Now, don't get me wrong. I love and appreciate and admire Anthro (as it's cool to abbreviate) as much as any good person. But let's be honest: if you're a savvy shopper, it won't be your first place to stop. It's best left for those really unique pieces that are worth the splurge. Or a gift to someone you're really trying to impress. 

Even so, some of their housewares and decor DO eventually go on sale. And some things just come in at a better-than-expected value for how cool the item is. 

I've done a small round-up of buys worth the money at Anthro right now. I hope you love them as much as I do! Take a look: 

anthro deals

1. tassel kantha pillow - $29.95

2. sonora cocktail napkins - $6 each 

3. minimalist gallery frames - $34.95-44.95

4. dotted velvet pillow - $29.95

5. savannah story bust - $68.00

6. lagoa towel - $39.95

7. woodshop monogram letters - $22.00 ea

8. hexagon printed coasters - $8.00 ea

9. concha garden planter - $20.00 - $40.00

10. equestrian hardware - $18.00 - $22.00

I did have a thought-out, explanation justifying why each of these is a great purchase. But it got lost sometime between me finishing the whole thing and publishing it to the site. So you'll just have to take my word for it :( 

So the next time you're resisting the urge to dance between displays at Anthropologie, remember that some things aren't so out of reach! And sometimes in-store mark-downs are better than the ones online, should you be so lucky to live near a store.

Happy shopping friends! Until next time...