Important Pillow Tip and Thank You

Following my previous post on Liana's beautiful pillows,
here are some more of her ethnic and wintery pillows.

That's Liana's charcoal cashmere throw blanket from 
Restoration Hardware...I want it.
Can you see how great these pillows go with the dining room fabric? 
I WANT all of these.  Major self control to let Liana walk out the door with them.
How to Sanitize and 
Refresh Your Pillow Inserts

  1. Safety pin each side of the zipper and then remove the down and feather insert.

2.  Spray the insert with Lysol on both sides and let sit for 30 minutes
3.  Put the insert in a kitchen trash bag, gather top and attach a vacuum cleaner hose.  Suck out all the air.  Pillow will compress.  This removes dust and mites.
4.  Place insert in dryer with two tennis balls and run with no heat (air fluff) for 2 minutes.  This will create a fresh plump cushion!
Also, when ironing your pillow covers, do it inside out or with a paper towel covering the fabric.
Look what Liana brought to my house for our "Pillow Play Date." 
I like the look of the box...and what's inside it!
We sampled a few with coffee...and I could have played all day...but we were losing sunlight.
Liana also gave me this pretty orchid from Roger's Gardens.  
She knew these colors would work in my home.  So thoughtful!
Love the succulents at the base.

Pillow Fabric Sources: Pinstripe in black - Belgian Velvet black pinstripe with flax linen backing, Paisley print - "Indian Paisley" hand printed cotton batik, Light orange/apricot pillow - Lee Jofa/Suzanne Rheinstein "Indian Zag", Flour Sack - Restoration Hardware "Flour Sack" pillow cover

I just made this easy banner to hang in Mammoth.  The free printable is here.

I am thankful for you!


  1. Your house is drool worthy and the pillows divine! I love how the orchid is in with succulents in a simple wood box. Happy Turkey Day!

  2. Oh Mary Ann! How gorgeous are those winter pillows and they are sheer perfection in your home! Love the tips on reviving pillow inserts too! Liana is amazing! She thinks of everything.....love the color of the orchid with the succulents and those pastries look divine! Where were they from? I have so many things to be thankful for this year and meeting and working with you on my living room is definitely on that list. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    XO Gail

    1. The pastries are from a place I think called Frances in L.A. Meeting you has been a blessing in my life. Hope you win BIG on the Ellen Show!

  3. i love 'woody liana'!!!! ive gotten some pillows from her in the past and she does great work - not to mention how lovely they come packaged :)

  4. Aren't you a lucky duck with all those nice gifts and those pillows look so good in your room!

  5. Oh my gosh Mary Ann, how DID you let Liana leave your house with those pillows? They are so perfect with your dining room fabric, and just plain gorgeous in their own right! You have some major self control woman...love it! :)

    Hope you have a beautiful Thanksgiving in Mammoth and lots of snow!


  6. I am so jealous that she brought all of those pillows to your home...I do not know how you showed so much restraint!!! You are definitely a better woman than I!!

    1. I'm still thinking about those darn pillows that I let go.

  7. Thank you so much for the pillow tips and for introducing me to Liana's gorgeous pillows! Have a great week and a Happy Thanksgiving!
    House on the Way

  8. Great tips! Who knew?!!! Thank you for sharing, have a wonderful weekend:)

  9. Fabulous tips for pillows! Totally pinning this, thanks!

  10. mary ann, I am thankful for YOU too! Have a wonderful time up in Mammoth! xo Kathysue

  11. I love reading these tips for pillow cleaning and refluffing - thank you for sharing them! What a lovely new friend you have in Liana. I look forward to checking out all her pretty pillows.

    Mary Ann, hope you and your family have a very happy Thanksgiving together!

  12. Love these pillows....I wouldn't let her take them either! I bet she loved them.

  13. Your home is so beautiful and those pillows are amazing! What a lovely day with her, and the perfect sweets to enjoy over coffee..
    I need some of those pillows!
    xo Nancy

  14. Wow, what a great post!!!!
    I adore all those pillows on your couch.
    She is the pillow queen for sure.
    As for that sanitization tip, you know this Virgo is all over it!
    Oh and that succulent/orchid plant and those yummy sweets... You must have been in heaven.
    Please tell her that if she is up for a road trip I would love to have her come and play for the weekend!!!!
    Hope you are having a splendid Thanksgiving with your fam!
    Lots of Love,


  15. Hi Mary Ann, I hope you had a great Thanksgiving ... I used your printable banner idea - thanks for sharing :D
    xo Sherri

  16. Mary Ann,

    Great tips! Have a wonderful weekend!

  17. thank you for this information!
    and wow..what gorgeous pillows!!!

  18. I’ve been looking everywhere for tips to sanitise pillows without having to spend a small fortune at the dry cleaners! So thanks so much! Also thanks for the introduction to Liana’s etsy shop…and just in time for Christmas too!

  19. Amazing advice Mary Ann--I had no idea how to refresh pillows and honestly was buying new ones when they started turning--brilliant and thank you!

  20. Beautiful decoration. All the interiors are looking good. I liked the Caution style most.

  21. Great post. Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!


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