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I received these darling little french inspired cloths as a gift from my sweet friend Lisa a little while ago and I instantly thought of making them into simple french cottage pillows. Lisa sent them over to me from Faded Plains- such beautiful things over there!
I already had one pillow form that was pretty much the exact size needed,
the other I had to make do with- note the bumpy pillow!- but they both came out so charming!

Though they were meant to be kitchen towels,
they were certainly pretty enough to be something different
& they are so delightful with the french wording.

They are crisp white with vintagey distressed black lettering.
So simple but enchanting, especially when mixed with a sunny yellow or rich red floral.

I imagine they would look gorgeous on a bed full of beautiful white.
Serene and sweet.
I love the simple style of them with just the wording speaking for itself -
no trims or fringe to compete.

I was inspired to add a setting for breakfast in bed...

My favorite red transfer ware mixed with some flea find silver and a wee vase
of little hydrangeas.

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  1. Hey my friend is there anything you don't make or do...PLEASE ship me some of your energy ha ha!! I'll try and get a post done for feather your nest my Dear friend...Just gone back from Nv and my old butt is dragging ha ha!! Hey I'm not as young as I once was...Hope all is well in your world today and each day my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  2. Courtney! Those pillows are so darling and I was thinking about how I want to go with that look when my daughter graduates to a "big girl" bed soon! They would look beautiful with the buttery yellow tones going on in her room now. Thanks for the great inspiration as usual! :-)

  3. They're lovely! They add a certain je ne sais quoi to the room!!

  4. Very pretty Courtney! I love anything French :)

  5. I love these did a faboulous job! They look right at home on your bed. I love the little tea you set up, too. It makes me want to snuggle in!


  6. Loving the pillows! Actually, I love almost everything French Inspired!! xo

  7. Wow ... did you ever run with that idea! You did mention you were inspired to do something with them. They are really beautiful ~ great idea and they look so nice on your bed! Wow (again)!

  8. They turned out great! I love them on the bed!~Hugs, Patti

  9. I love the pillows! They are so adorable and look perfect on your bed! I need to make some or at least try to! ::)

  10. The pillows are so pretty. They look great mixed in with the floral. I would love to try making some myself. Perhaps with some words in Italian instead of French ;)

  11. ~*~Love what you did with those towels. I bought the same towel from Andrea's etsy shop fadedplains. I might have to buy another one now!! Hugs,Rachel :)~*~

  12. Love the linens and your tea tray is just gorgeous. Such a lovely teaset. Now that looks like pure comfort. I would love it. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

  13. Courtney, one of my french pillows says the same thing, I just love it, and don't get me stared on red and white transferware, love yours! stop by and see mine some time. I just love your blog, tami

  14. Love the look of these pillows on that pretty bed! Vintagey florals mixed with transferware and the white pillows all spell perfection.

  15. Great as tea towels even better as pillows, beautiful!

  16. Your pillows turned out beautiful...great job.

  17. What beautiful fabric. Pillows were the perfect choice.

  18. Too cute! The pillows are great!

    I hope you can stop by my blog and share your project with my followers. I am having my Show Off Sunday Party.

  19. Love the pillows, they really look so cool.
    What a beautiful blog you have.

  20. What good ideas, Paris and Le Puy en Velay thank you for your kind gestures!
    Good Sunday and see you soon,
    Mariecapucine of France