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Frenchie Stripe Obsession

So.  Everybody knows that ‘old people’ love their routines,

which explains why every morning, like clockwork,

I head to Pinterest + gaze at whatever I’m currently obsessing about.

Today I enjoyed all sorts of Frenchie striped linens;

here are but a few:





Unknown But, if those letters are "K K", that's my monogram!


If these initials are K K, as I suspect they are, that’s my monogram!

I think I need that pillow, don’t you?  (As if I could afford it.)

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Yes, most vintage French stripe linens are over my budget, sadly.

What to do, then, when one is me?

Well, there are some lovely reproductions out there.

Here’s one:

I’m a fan of the new upholstery fabric

with what appears to be an authentic vintage linen pillow!

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And attention, all my St. Louis-area  peeps!

This yummy shop, Gingham Buffalo, is in Edwardsville, Illinois.

Their gray wall + pair of striped chairs rules my world!

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Meanwhile, ’tis quite often that my obsessions find their way

to my pillow making biz.


Yesterday I blogged about all things Hudson’s Bay . . .

striped pillows

. . . + I shared that I’m obsessing about making my own version

of Hudson’s Bay style pillows.  YUM!

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But wait!

have been making my own versions of Frenchie stripe pillows for years;

here are 3 that I sewed just last week!

I always use vintage buttons for my closures; these are black metal.

I cut my own stencils of Frenchie stripes + hand stencil them on canvas:


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Another side closure with more gray vintage metal buttons.

You can just glimpse the ticking stripe fabric lining:

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Finally, this rectangular Frenchie measures 21″ long x 12.5″

+ has a button + loop closure that I made for the first time!

I think it turned out well:


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Well, that was fun!

Sharing with the class always is!

Time for me to get my nose to the sewing grindstone!

French Striped Happiness From PB

Okay, I’ll admit it — I love Pottery Barn maybe a tad too much.

My friend, Alan, teases me about it all the time.

alan + kay in front of patina

Whatever.  It can’t be helped.

Not when Pottery Barn keeps churning out

Frenchie-striped happiness like this!

pottery barn red striped lampshades

More on those ^^ in just a bit.

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First, let’s look at some Frenchie-stripe PB groovies I already own:


Frenchie stripe Santa pillow
Frenchie stripe lampshade

This snapshot was taken on our enclosed front porch.

We just got that Eames recliner repro this past year,

+ G.O. made the lamp from an old surveyor’s tripod.

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But I digress.  Back to today’s morale boost order:

Pottery Barn

Pottery Barn

This sweet marble vanity top

will sit atop a plain Jane IKEA vanity in our new powder room:

bathroom vanity -- IKEA white

I blogged about said-same here:


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AND YES . . .

. . . I am also ordering 2 of these ticking stripe PB masterpieces:

pottery barn red striped lampshades

I have an old pair of Crate + Barrel candlestick lamps

that have kind of fallen off my favorites list.

The good news:

I just know these awesome shades

will make me super LOVE them again!

Stay tuned.

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Once they’re sporting their new shades,

my plans for my old Crate + Barrel lamps

 are to place them on one of these:

IKEA trestle table -- scraphacker


. . . which will go behind our sofa,

which will go in this large bay in our new living room:


I am officially on a spending high!



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