Friday, April 8, 2011

Paisley

I am just barely starting to spruce up my front porch for spring and summer.  I know we will be having a month of pollen, covering everything, so I will wait until that is over for the real sprucing up.

I just bought some new cushions for the white wicker chairs.

The old red ones in the pictures below have spent the past 3-4 years in the sun, rain and snow.  They are faded and worn.


Here are the new ones.  I love this big paisley pattern.  It is kind of a modern take on French Provence style. (edited to add:  the cushions are from Pottery Barn...free shipping and a sale going on now.)


I am juggling a lot of plates right now. Literally - I am working on a big mosaic project that has to be done a week from today.  I will tell you more about that later this week.

So what are your weekend plans?  Is it spring in your neck of the woods?
Welcome Home,
Penny

39 comments:

Pondside said...

I love your new cushions!
I'm heading east for meetings and then for three days of visiting my grandchildren - hooray!

Vee said...

The new cushions are great! Dare I ask where you found them? Homegoods per chance?

It must be fun to be back to work in your studio! All the best with your project.

Snappy Di said...

Great choice in cushions, Penny! Where did you find them... oh, I see Vee already asked, but inquiring minds obviously REALLY want to know.

Di

Theresa said...

Love the new cushions! I keep looking at my red faded, been in the elements for the past 3 years really need to buy cushions on my front porch too! Thank you for sharing where you bought them, I may head on over to check them out!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love paisley and your new cushions are fabulous. Great job. Hugs, Marty

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Can't go wrong with paisley. I am waiting for the pollen to end, too to put my cushions out.

Brenda Leyland said...

We love the paisley... it will certainly make you want to sit out there.

No sign of pollen around here yet... we're still waiting for the mounds and mounds of snow to finish melting. But the sun is doing her work, so soon... soon...

Best to you, Penny!

Kathleen Grace said...

Love the new cushions! Paisley makes me smile:>) Spring is finally here, it's supposed to be 75-80 degrees with thundershowers Sunday, I love that!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Awesome pillows Penny! Bright and cheery! Have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Babs said...

Great cushions! I love paisley..almost as much as tartan.I hope we get to see your new front porch look soon. Don't work too hard.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love your new cushions! It's beyond Spring...86 here right now! And I love it! We are meeting friends for breakfast tomorrow...not sure what else we'll do! Happy weekend! ♥

Bonnie said...

Love the happy new cushions!

Blondie's Journal said...

These are so pretty, Penny! It makes me wish I needed more cushions, I love a sale! Maybe a backup set?!

XO,
Jane

Stacey said...

Oh my. Those new cushions are gorgeous!

Victoria said...

paisley is a classic choice and they look so happy popped into your wicker! hubby is working for a client this weekend he is off the hook here.
I have been considering making a seasonal flag for the mailbox we will see how far I get. Look forward to seeing your mosaic project. do share!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Girl I need new cushions for my sun room..But I think I'm the only person in the world that has never been to a Pottery barn ha ha!! We don't have any around me..Very pretty Penny Good luck with your project it will be beautiful as everything you do..Huugs and smiles Gloria

Sherri said...

I love those paisley cushions Penny!! Can't wait to see your mosaic project!

Carey said...

Love the new cushions! They are very pretty!

Donnie said...

Your cushions are lovely. I love the paisley pattern.

Pamela said...

Love the new cushions Penny! The pollen season has past for us thankfully.

Blooming Rose Musings said...

I adore paisley and your new cushions are wonderful. I also love the bed of flowers in your previous post.

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

I love everything at Pottery Barn. What a fabulous store.

We're celebrating Meakin's birthday with a party at his local bistro. His brother flew in from NY. It's a big weekend.
Sam

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Yummy Paisley!!!

I do hope the pollen doesn't cause you allergy problems... Like it does to us, here. -moan-

.♥.

Catherine Holman said...

I love the design and the color! Can't wait to get my pillows back out on the deck if it would quit raining and warm up.
Hugs,
Cathie

Mary said...

Love paisley designs - these are gorgeous! I had Vanessa recover mine in gold/brown circus pattern toile a couple of years ago. They are fading a bit now because the sun hits the porch since we took the trees down.........guess I'll just enjoy them as 'shabby chic' for a while longer!

Glad you like my Marais chairs - 'he' got home so late last night from Dallas - Delta's flights always seen to have problems for him lately - and at first groaned when he saw the chairs, but this morning he seems to be liking them!
HAPPY WEEKEND DEAR! Looking forward to seeing the mosaic you are working on.

LW said...

I love that red paisley on that wicker chair, a very pretty look.
Starting my Easter shopping today and paper work tomorrow…

Happy weekend,
Louise

see you there! said...

The new cushions are great. I've been noticing lots of paisley this year - even in clothes. It is sunny but cold (for us) here this weekend so I think I'll stay in and look out the window.

Darla

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Paisley is my fav..those are some great looking cushions!

Donna said...

Penny, I love your new cushions ~ they're gorgeous!
I'm gardening this weekend, I can't seem to stay indoors!

Hugs,
Donna

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Very pretty cushions for those gorgeous wicker chairs! I will be hopping around for a couple for weeks...lots going on, but thankfully all good things!

Pat said...

I love the red paisley, and I'm so happy to see you included where you bought them. We will be going up to Northern Michigan next week to open our little cottage in the woods, and the porch swing needs a new cushion...maybe just like these!

Janet said...

Paisley is my favorite pattern! It's trying to be spring here...55 degrees today. At least all the snow is gone....finally :)

Elyse said...

hi penny!

lovely new cushions! love pottery barn.

i am happy (but hesitant) to say that it's very springlike here ... right now!

happy weekend

xo
elyse

Sue said...

Hi Penny
Love the new cushions. Isn't it fun to spruce things up? We have HOT weather here in TX, it feels like spring has passed us by and summer is here. I'm sure it will change though!
Good luck with all of your projects.
Sue

Cozy Little House said...

My plans? Writing posts, reading blogs, piddling in the garden.
Brenda

bj said...

Love these..the modern look is very pretty..
I haven't spruced up my front porch much, either. We have to wait until all the sand storms are over.

Shelia said...

Hi Penny! Love your new paisley cushions! Love that look. I'm glad to hear you're able to get back to your mosaics. You're so gifted at this.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

Nice cushion - I love paisley! It is just starting to get nice here in NJ!

Adrienne said...

Your new cushions are gorgeous! Wish I had a porch so I could have a chair or two and some pretty cushions. Maybe one of these days!
~Adrienne~