10.09.2012

"Pillows or Shoes?"

Tough question.  
But I have to go with "pillows" much to my daughter's chagrin. She'd like to see an improvement in my wardrobe.
How about this new baby made of linen with black stitching? 
(Vervain ISHTAR in Cinnabar)
With the summer slip covers off the seats, the salmon/coral colors are revealed...
I wanted compatible shades in the adjacent living room.
So, here we are...
The green Raoul linen on the chairs is replaced with off white linen for now.
The coral velvet pillow on the sofa 
is new, too.

The pillows make me happy, but I have had my eye on these too...

I'd like them better if they were on sale though. 
(They cost a lot more than my new pillows).

Here's another question:
"Chilled Champagne or Warm Chocolate Chip Cookies?"

I said WARM...so I am going to have to 
go with the cookies.  Number 2 Pencil 
has a recipe to make a batch of 
two delicious home-made cookies.  
Perfect serving size.  Talking two big ones...even though not all of my dough actually made it into the oven.

Final question...
Fresh Flowers or Coffee?
(Tulips in October?)
Oh, this game is too hard. I give up.
And, Alie, I really do not have that many pillows.

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53 comments:

  1. Love the color in the pillows. They really match well. Give me some warm cookies and coffee too. I need them on a day like today (55 degrees right now). Despite the cold the sun is still bright so its a good day. - Tonya

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  2. I would make all the same choices as you! I love how you change things out for the seasons :)

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  3. I love seeing pictures of your home and the new pillows are a sweet addition! Love the boots, too...I would be hard pressed to make a decision on this!

    XO,
    Jane

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  4. 1. pillows
    2. cookies
    3. flowers

    House stuff is always easier for me. I am a wardrobe minimalist so very picky . I am crazy for that pillow! I sadly just had to return those boots in the warm saddle color, assuming they are the Madewell ones. I loved them but my favorite jeans made the legs too tight and I was afraid I would pull off the little tabs as I struggled to get them on. Ordered the short biker boots instead, hope they are good. My legs are not one of my fat parts so I was so bummed as I have never had to return boots for that reason. So difficult to find the perfect boot that will be fun to wear for years. Chocolate chip cookies and flowers...well two of the most beautiful things in life!

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    1. I think those boot are by Michael Kors...Let me know how you like the bike boots!

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  5. You know I love pillows and would always choose them over shoes. I do like those boots and I want some new ones this year, too. I say have the champagne with the cookies. Those flowers are gorgeous along with your other pops of coral.

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  6. Pillows (although I'm in desperate need of some new flats and boots), cookies, and coffee. Always coffee but I do love fresh flowers. Fun Mary Anne and I love the quick changes you've made for the season.

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  7. Pillows, cookies, and...ugh, I'm quitting with you! Your new pillows are gorgeous!!

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  8. ha!! i love this game. i am definitely a pillows, cookie, and fresh flowers girl. can't live without any of them...although i should cut back on the cookies a bit....
    :)

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  9. wow
    i had that very ding table.
    lovely post!!

    i will take the boots!!
    xox

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  10. Love those pillows! Your space is always so fresh and cozy!

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  11. I ADORE those pillows. But I am a pillow freak :)
    I was with you until the cookies. I would take the champ agne today! I'm opening a pillow shop soon and with the stress of it, I could use a little bubbly!!

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  12. Looking very good over there..and did you say something about warm chocolate chip cookies? What time should I be over? Pillows are looking great!

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  13. Pillows, cookie and coffee definitely! What a fun game. I love your new pillows!

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  14. I am with you! Maybe we were separated at birth ? It sounds like our daughters may have been also;))))

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  15. Your home is just lovely. Do you mind sharing where you got the two black (with white cushions) arm chairs? I've been looking for chairs like that for a while. Thanks so much.

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    1. I got them at Noir Furniture about three years ago.

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  16. Sorry, I can't live without coffee...so coffee, pillows, cookies.

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  17. Oh your home is stunning! I love it's upscale chic yet comfortable feel! I'd give up a whole lot for a great pillow! And I love your pillows!

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  18. Love the new pillows! And I'm gonna have to go with cookies and flowers:)

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  19. As an antique pillow maker I would have to go for the pillows too and yours are beautiful. You can never have to many pillows trust me. As for the coffee or flowers question...really, I can't have both? They aren't as expensive as pillows or shoes. I can't answer that one but I have to say I LOVE YOUR LIVING ROOM!

    XXX
    Debra~

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  20. Sounds like my daughter! I would buy the pillows also, they are awesome! Love the touches of tangerine. The boots are pretty incredible!

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  21. Mary Ann, That pink and orange fabric on your pillows it to die for! That color combo has always been a fav of mine. And it looks perfect with your other fabrics. I pick pillows too, but I must admit...I do love shoes, but just not quite enough! The other two choices are a cinch....cookies and flowers!! Your living room looks gorgeous and makes me want to go fabric shopping to add some zing to my pillow collection. I MUST have the tray that's on your coffee table...can I ask where it's from? And I think you need the boots too! Keep an eye out at Nordstrom Rack and other such stores...you'll find something very similar or maybe even the exact thing...I guarantee it!

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    1. The tray is from West Elm...I love it too...I keep moving it around.

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  22. Pillows over shoes any day, and I love the pops of coral and black...fantastic! You always come up with the freshest combinations of colors, pillows and flowers! Very very pretty. Coffee & chocolate chip cookies for me please, but I would still take the pillows over everything else. Lovely post Mary Ann.

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  23. Pillows for me over shoes, I only wear flats during the day so even though I actually own many dozens of shoes, I only wear really two pair so yes to the pillows!

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  24. Love those pillows! Here's my list - pillows, cookies, flowers...I am a tea drinker. I always love seeing your beautiful home!
    -Shelley

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  25. Oh, Mary Ann, everything looks so beautiful in your home year round! Love me some pillows, but gotta say shoes, cookies and flowers for me, as well!

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  26. Love the fabric on the dining room chairs. Coral is such a fabulous color, especially for fall.

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  27. I'd go with the pillows, cookies and flowers.. and those boots! Love the splashes of color in your home. You do a wonderful job of paying attention to details Mary Ann!

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  28. Mary Ann,
    Lol, I have to say, these were tough questions. I've always been a "home first" kind of girl, skip the diamonds, give me French doors anytime.
    Those chocolate chip cookies had my mouth watering.
    Karen

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  29. Thank you so much for sharing the cookies! It's tough to beat out chilled champagne;0)

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  30. These were really tough questions...I choose all of the above. That's how I get into trouble!

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  31. Mary Ann,

    Your home looks great, and yes, like you, I always choose home furnishings over clothing!

    Can you tell me where your sofas came from? They're exactly what I'm looking for. And are the slips made of linen, canvas, twill?

    Anne at meadzmail@aol.com

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  32. I had the sofa's custom made, Anne. The slipcovers are made from a washed cotton/linen that is pretty sturdy. The sofas are like large love seats with tight backs...you should be able to find similar on-line. Good luck.

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  33. Hi Mary Ann,
    Your home looks so beautiful with touches of orange. I love seeing your dutch door open. You really do live in a beautiful spot. I would agree Pillows, cookies and coffee AND flowers! I LOVE those boots too!!
    xo
    annie

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  34. Hi Mary Ann,
    I've said it before and I'll sayit again...I love your style...your home! Oh, and your pillows! I'd rather shop for home goods than clothes any day of the week. I hate trying on clothes at stores, which means I need to usually make two trips, counting the returns! Can you tell me where you purchased your sofas? Are they slipcovered! Love them!
    Cheers!,
    Barbara

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  35. Don't make me choose anything over my coffee, lol!
    I LOVE the pillow, and I am with you, pillows over shoes!
    Happy Thursday, Mary Ann.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  36. Pillows, cookies and flowers*. Your home looks fabulous as always.

    Thanks ~ Mary

    * In this order: Cookies, pillows and flowers!

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  37. love the tulips with the pillows. So pretty and freshly fall. :)

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  38. I'm totally with you on the first two - pillows and cookies! And for the third question - coffee, can't live without it! Your room is gorgeous!!

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  39. Hard, hard questions! I'm with u though...I'd rather buy home accessories than clothing stuff. anywho, my answers: Champagne most def over cookies,Flowers or coffee...can it be a tie? Oh but in the end, I need my coffee!

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  40. Oh a question for you...how old is your ficus plant or you bought it tall? It looks so healthy? What's the secret?

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    1. It's slow growing (about a year old) and I just water it once a week and fertilize it once a month....seems to be ok with not much attention!

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  41. Too hard! Love and need them all! your home looks so FAB in these photos!

    Sharon
    xxxx

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  42. Love all the white (obviously!) and your new pillows. I choose champagne and flowers and agree you can never have enough pillows! xo

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  43. Love your rooms - they are looking so beautiful. You have similar colours and furnishings to me so I am taking a lot of inspiration from yours and Donna's houses for how to make them work. Love your new cushions too, looks great with all the others. You can never have too many cushions and I am a bit like you, I would prefer more home furnishings to more clothes!

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  44. Beautiful dining and living rooms! I usually pick home over wardrobe too.....usually not always! ha!

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  45. awww cracking up! my mother always says - I do houses, not clothes. yep. me too. flowers over coffee. maybe. depends. love the new pillows. wish i did seasonal decorating. looks like so much fun!!

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  46. Just discovered your blog through Handy Man,Crafty Woman! Absolutely stunning home! Love it all. You have a great eye!

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