Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Ask and ye shall receive . . .

I won't waste your time making excuses as to why I haven't blogged in forever. I am sure you know how it is. :) Instead I will share a story of how I asked for something and was rewarded.

So here is the link that I pinned and then sent to my Mom: http://home-frosting.blogspot.com/2011/10/reindeer-plaque.html

Okay, did you check it out? Now meet Victor*, made by my Dad:

Isn't he awesome? He is hanging above my fireplace and looks perfect.

I even decorated him a bit. I think he'll stay up there even after tha holidays. Thanks, Dad!

* - apparently Vistor is Rudolph's brother who had an unfortunate hunting accident. Hmm . . . .

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Guest Post: Design Shuffle - Embroided Accessories

Hi, I'm Susi and you can usually find me writing for DesignShuffle.com, a wonderful community of designers and their work from around the world. I'm lucky to get to visit great blogs like the Thrifty Goodness as a guest blogger. My guest post today is all about embroidered home accessories and decorating ideas. Whether you are investing in a suzani textile or adding embroidery to a new or vintage find, embroidery is a great way to add color, pattern and personalize home accessories. Thanks for letting me stop by today! Enjoy!

 Embroidered Accessories

Many ethnic textiles like the design darling Suzani use embroidery to create elaborate and colorful patterns. This chain stitch embroidery is a Kazakh rug, a beautiful accessory.

 Embroidered Accessories

A whimsical shape, bright colors and detailed pattern combine in this embroidered bird pillow to make it a stand out. The embroidered pillow would look lovely on a bed, chair or sofa.

 Embroidered Accessories

Embroidery on a coverlet or quilt adds a little extra something to a bedroom design. I love this bird embroidered quilt from the creative folks over at Martha Stewart.

 Embroidered Accessories

Embroidery on a pillow turns a plain pillow into something more. Look for embroidered covers on Etsy or add your own embroidery to pillows you already have.

 Embroidered Accessories

Adding embroidery to a lampshade like this drum shade pendant light personalizes it. You can easily create a subtle or bold pattern by choosing coordinating or contrasting embroidery floss.

 Embroidered Accessories

Embroidery lends itself to customization that is only limited by creativity. I love these embroidered portraits—so charming and beautiful. They're great decorating ideas for living rooms or bedrooms.

 Embroidered Accessories

Embroidered accessories can act just like printables and add charming expressions to your walls. How perfect would this “eat local” be for a vintage kitchen?

 Embroidered Accessories

Pegboard replaced cabinet inserts create a background that can be embroidered for a unique look on this armoire. This would be very cute in a kid's room or nursery. Which one do you like the best? Find many more interior design ideas over at Design Shuffle! Images 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8


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