Thursday, January 26, 2023

Valentine Pocket Pillow

Hello Friends, today I wanted to share an adorable little pillow that I bought a while ago from a sweet blogging friend. I think it must have been about 10 years ago. Judy lived in Oklahoma and her blog was 20 North Ora. Many of you blogging at the time will remember Judy and her wonderful Etsy Shop where she created and sold lovely handmade linens with a vintage touch. I bought several pieces from her that I still use each year to decorate.

I was looking through my pillow stash a few days ago and found this precious "pocket pillow" made from a cotton linen fabric and embellished with a sweet vintage crocheted doily. The best thing about this is that it can be used for any season or holiday. Just tuck in a few little items in the pocket and you have a sweet accessory pillow for any time of the year. 

Sunporch Switcheroo... This post was from 2013 out on my sunporch at my original blogging home for Spring and Mothers' Day. Here, I'm using the pillow with vintage seed packets tucked inside.

I've used this for fall, Christmas and Easter too. Just add in a bit of vintage ephemera or nostalgia for a sweet decor accessory. I've not made any of these but I think they would be a relatively easy project. A sweet gift anyone would love.

As you can see the doily is folded over and handstitched on to the body of the main pillow then embellished with rosettes and ribbon. Since this is for Valentine's Day I chose a few vintage Valentine cards, some millinery flowers, an antique velvet postcard, and a fragile heart embellished hankie.

I'm out in the sitting area of the Garden Room and on the wicker settee with a red/cream toile quilted throw and a few toile pillows. My very old cardboard candy box (which received a paint update last year) is the background.

Here's the settee done up for Valentine's Day. I'll be sharing more of the garden room a bit later. 

Here's a fun post from last year's garden room.

Do you have snow where you are?
that would be a "Yup" here.

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  1. Oh my goodness!m, I bought one of those from Judy also! At this moment I'm not exactly sure where I stored it, but I vacuum sealed a lot of my pillows. I definitely kept it. Your Valentine pocket is adorable.

    1. I love Judy's creations, I checked her Etsy Shop but she's not selling any longer. Hope you find it, she made some beautiful pieces, all of them different!

  2. What a sweet pillow and I love the way you have it decorated. Have a great day.

  3. I have fallen in love with your pocket pillow....I need one of those to use in my decorating...hugs!

  4. This pillow is adorable. I love how you transition from one season to another with its inserts. What a great idea!

  5. The sofa with vintage-style pillows and textiles is lovely.

  6. This pillow is adorable indeed! I love the way you've styled it, so many possibilities.

  7. Adorable Debra! I love your vintage Valentine bits and bobs in the pocket. So many possibilities and my gardener's heart loves the seed packets on your porch. ♥

  8. Your vintage Valentine box made me smile. I remember receiving these from my parents, seems like a lifetime ago now, but I wish I would have kept at least one. Those vintage Valentine's sure do set the pillow off perfectly! Thank you for sharing your inspiration.

  9. What a sweet little display, Debra!! That pillow is just precious and has such a dainty feel to it. I adore all the vintage embellishments you used. So pretty for Valentines day!

  10. Your friend made a beautiful pillow pocket and you decorated it in the perfect way for valentine decor! I like the seed packets in it, also. Come join in on the fun at the Home Matters Party every Thursday 9pm thru Monday. (Southern Sunflowers .com)

  11. What a darling idea! I love how you can transition it from one theme to another. The valentine hanky is a nice touch! Yes, I remember Judy's blog. I was recently commenting how special our blogging community is, and how it has spanned the years. I started my blog August, 2009.

  12. Debra,
    OMG, I love that pillow. Congratulations, you are being featured on TFT. I hope you stop by.

  13. I love the pocket pillow, too! It would be a great way to salvage "wounded" linens, too! I love how you can re-decorate it to fit any holiday! I enjoy pillow covers as they take up so much less space than umpteen pillows!

  14. I love this idea! For all seasons! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

  15. I'm featuring your Valentine's Day pillow pocket this week at the #HomeMattersParty. Thanks for sharing. See you tomorrow at the party!

  16. This is absolutely beautiful! Just the perfect decor. Visiting from Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop.


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