Category Archives: Look What I Found

Accent and throw pillows I have seen on my latest excursions.

squishy neckroll

Found: Pretty Patterns – On a Roll

So I stumbled into this cute neckroll with blue, white and turquoise mandala patterns over at Dollar General….It’s cute. What do you think?

squishy neckroll

It’s one of those pillows you see nowadays that has that squishy feel to it – One look at the attached tag and it says it’s made of a nylon/spandex combination.

This is common. It’s a bummer because, on the one hand, I like the way they feel and all, but on the other, there is no  cover you can take off and wash if it needs it. For all we know, those things are filled with some kind of pellets or whatever – they don’t feel like polyfill or anything – that may be what gives it a cushy feel. Spandex stretches so I guess that’s part of it.

Nevertheless, it’s cute – I’m all for those neckrolls, I don’t see too many of them!

Found: A Side of Fries…For the Couch?

Happy Friday! (Literally, it is Friday here, but for the sake of fun, Happy Fry-day!) Here’s my latest Look What I Found:

What do you think – isn’t that cool looking? I can’t take all the credit though, the original owner should get it. It’s a real pillow shaped like a box of fries. The “fries” themselves look like a photograph, so I don’t know if it was screenprinted onto the fabric, to look more real?

I have seen this sort of thing in some venues – pillows with images screenprinted on like this, to give the illusion of a photograph. (Sometimes, better yet, the pillow is in the same shape as the random object.)

I was thinking…what if instead of the words “French fries” we could put some type of logo on there….ok, maybe not an already copyrighted one. Just thought I’d share, that was so cool, do you think maybe there is a hamburger or coke shaped pillow that could go with it? LOL

 

rainbow pastel body pillow

Found: Sweet Dreams in Soft Rainbow Pastels

Hey all, check out what I found the other day while out shopping: this plush decorative body pillow in a soft pastel rainbow color scheme, and it’s got the words “Do Not Disturb” written on the front:

rainbow pastel body pillow

I thought that was very cute, I especially like the use of hearts for the Os. I do have one of those body pillows like these; I ended up using it to line my living room settee as it was just the right size. I have never thought of a “body pillow” as something necessary, but it does make for a nice decor accessory, if that makes sense?

I checked the tag and it appears to be made from a nylon/polyester material combo, which gives it a soft “squishy” feel to it. Definitely something I could snuggle up with😊 . Now how you wash something like that, I have no idea, I don’t think you can, you could only air it outside or spot clean it.  (Just one reason I always prefer covers…I’ll see a darling pillow like this and of course, wonder how you’re going to keep it clean…just the practical side of me, I guess.)

Nevertheless, it’s very cute, love the dreamy pastels, colors like that would put me off to dreamland I’m sure ☁️🌙🌠!

 

Found: Blue Diamonds and Streaked Marble

Here is a gorgeous accent pillow I ran across not too long ago….what a striking combination, don’t you think?

A bold, dark blue diamond pattern on top of a white marble background.  I like how the diamond pattern resembles the harlequin costumes of some long-ago era (think turn of the century -the 20th century, that is) This would be great to create a little bit of a party atmosphere.

It would also look great on outdoor patio furniture, if you wanted to create a festive atmosphere a design like this would be perfect. pair something like this alongside a couple of SOLID color throws in the same dark blue, if you can locate them, and ta-da, instant eye appeal.

 

purple pillows

Found: Purple Passion at a Small Price

I love sales! And I love me some purple or lilac… Was out shopping not too long ago, These 2 throws were marked down and so I grabbed them.

Trouble is they don’t have covers. (I did know that going in…) Have you ever had that experience? When that happens, it doesn’t matter what the outer material is, it’s gonna HAVE to be spot-cleaned.

purple pillows

You have 2 options when you get throws in which the covers are built in. You can regularly Febreeze them, maybe on a nice clear day if they spend some time outdoors the fresh air can help de-odorize them, which is a good idea if you have pets.

Another thing you might try – which I did, get out a handheld vacuum and run it up and down them. Because these were not already wrapped up there was some lint on them, vacuuming all that loosey-goosey residue really did make a difference. But what can I say? I love purple and these were the last I saw in that color, and they were 50% off, so there you have it.

tee shirt pillow covers

Tshirts Upcycled Into Pillow Covers

t shirt pillow coversDid you know you can turn an old t-shirt into an awesome throw pillow cover?  We all have that collection of tshirts that for whatever reason, may have sentimental value, maybe they have come from rock concerts, or souvenirs from long ago vacations…for whatever reason, there’s meaning to them. But they also can be “upcycled” too, into something unexpected, like I did, right here.

I wanted to come up with some good covers for my living room throws and I suddenly got the best idea yet, tshirts! Just tuck the sleeves inside, and sew down the neck opening, and if you can sew a zipper or something along the edge, ta-da! Old tees get a new life. These here are my “cheekiest”…I’m a big Family Guy fan, but I don’t wear my Stewie shirt much because the print is made of vinyl and it looked like the design was trying to fade (turn these inside out before washing))

tee shirt pillow covers

I think my cat likes them too, she curled up on one of them shortly after I took these pictures😁. Anyway, if you’ve got any pillows that you can’t wash because they aren’t made with covers that you can, or you just want a new and creative way give them covers that as an added bonus can provide a great conversation starter, this is it – try it sometime! I’m not real good at sewing, so if you can’t do the zipper part a button or two might do the trick. Have fun!

sequin bling throw pillow

Found – Sequins and Bling in the Decor Aisle

Even though I’m beyond that age I still like looking at college dorm stuff, things that have shiny things like sequins on them are no exception…

sequin bling throw pillow

Check out this glitzy looking crystal blue (my interpretation) sequin accent pillow I saw while out shopping.  I almost think I can see my reflection in it as I look at this picture…although I don’t remember wearing anything yellow or red that day??

The thing that I like about sequins is how cool they look, but do you ever wonder if they can be easily pulled off? I’m not sure I would ever buy anything like this since I have cats, and cats have a reputation for liking to grab at stuff with their claws.

I think the rest of it is nylon or something similar on the back, now this would be great for a “girly girl” bedroom theme, if you’re into the diva look, as I also saw these in purple and pink.