Friday, May 27, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
A Story of Pillow Love
Years ago, while I was in college, I bought a long, gold-striped table runner on clearance at Gordmans for a few bucks. It was the table runner of my dreams. And I got it for a steal. Life was good.
Unfortunately, after about a year of living with my dream table runner, a couple of inches of it got ruined during a tragic pumpkin carving incident.
Not wanting to be wasteful, I used the remaining tablerunner to make three placemats. This worked out great because we had our kitchen table in our little college rental pushed up against a wall and only used three chairs at it.
Unfortunately, three month after I made those placemats, my college roommate set a hot pan on one of the placemats and melted a hole in it. Left with two placemats, we continued to use them for two of the spots at our table. The third spot just remained naked for the final year+ that we lived in the apartment
Three years after buying my table runner, I graduated college with two placemats still intact.
After graduation, Matt and I moved into an apartment in the city and set to decorating it. The two placemats weren't doing me much good as I now had a large 6 seat table in our apartment. They lived in a box in our office for almost a year. While cleaning out the office closet, I found them tucked in a box with my graduation gown and some other college memorabilia. I still couldn't use them on our table, but, again, I didn't want to be wasteful. I opted to turn my placemats into throw pillows for our bed.
And that is where they remain today.
(My bed is centered on the window, I don't know if I was at a weird angle or what happened. Also, the center pillow was a gift from a family friend for our wedding shower a few years ago. I would guess it's either from Crate and Barrel or Target, circa 2008.)
I love them. I hope that they last forever and live out their days on my bed.
These are the only pillows in my house that do not have a zipper. I spot clean them if and when they get dirty. I've thought a lot about slipping a zipper in though. Maybe I'll do that eventually. The lack of a zipper in no way slows my love for them.
Here's the back. It was the back to the original table runner. I love it too.
Sweetly Spoken by Laurie at 12:38 PM