Wednesday, 22 July 2009

A Fresh New Life





In my work I try as much as possible to encourage my clients to reuse, repurpose, and reinvent their old pieces or pieces which may have been passed down to them from family members. I often get little old stools or chairs or lamps dropped into me from clients wanting me to choose a fabric which would work with the rest of their things. They usually just leave it up to me and then I deliver the piece back to them with a fresh new look.

I was recently asked by one of my lovely clients to make some cushions out of some old embroideries she had. I thought I would post them here today as I have become a little obsessed with them myself. I wish I could take them home and add them to my cushion collection. I think they look great mixed with the black and white geometric cushion. They even have the old pencil markings on the fabric which we kept.

Images - Anna Spiro

34 comments:

The Consummate Hostess said...

These pillow are divine. I adore the details and the concept. Thanks for sharing!

Simply Mel said...

STUNNING! I want these! Beautiful talent...and big kudos for reusing such pretty things!

Lavender and Lilies said...

I love them. Absolutely gorgeous.

pam@pixelimpress said...

oh, i adore this collection! pam

Ariana said...

great idea, thanks for sharing. It's great to hear that you encourage your customers to reuse and repurpose. I'm definitely inspired!

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

Your client "done good". I really love these & think leaving the pencil markings makes them that much more unique. Lovely job!

Rachael said...

So pretty!

yellowbrownclover said...

hi! i love your site, so true to its blog's name ;) more beautiful things!;)

Ros said...

Wow, beautiful cushions - They would be nice in my house as well!!

Ms. B said...

Oh those are adorable! Wonderful work! The pencil markings really do make them special.

xo

Jennifer
http://milliedeel.blogspot.com/

Jordan said...

Pillows are great! But what I really love is that pink couch, Can I get one of those for my room? ;)

Zuniga Interiors Design Studio said...

How lovely! I aleays look forward to your posts! One day I hope to visit your fabulous looking shop! If I can make it there!

Take Care!
Michelle Zuniga

Caitlin said...

Anna,
Thanks for posting this. I recently found a stash of my grandmothers beautiful bed linens from the 50's. I was thinking of having a quilt made but small throw pillows would be the perfect simple and chic solution to keep the memories of her near.

Tracy @ comfortandluxury said...

Love these. I have several pieces of embroidered linens, from both grandmothers, that I would love to use in such a way but can't ever commit to an end use. One day I'll decide not to put them back into the box...

Sharon said...

I love that idea. They really are beautiful.

Sharnel said...

They are very beautiful. I can see why you love them.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty! What a great way to reinvent something. I agree they look great with the black geometric pillow. Your client must be so pleased!

Kellie Collis said...

You certainly have a fabulous talent with cushions!! These look stunning, your clients is going to be delighted.

Mahala said...

Completely charming! I now am spurred on to use the beautiful fabrics that I have been collecting for years.

amie said...

love these! such a clever way to re-use.

Jennifer said...

these are so lovely! what a nice idea.

samia said...

u certainly injected life into these awesome creations.. yes they truly are a deal to steal.. :) love them completely.. can u show us the details how u created them..

Jen said...

great idea, so personal and unique.

Lisar said...

I am continually inspired by the lovely things you show us all...and these are no exception...Thanks!!!
I am coming to Qld next month and am hoping to pop in to your lovely oasis....can't wait to see some of your things in real life!!!

Polka Dot Rabbit said...

These are simply lovely!

alishagwen said...

la la lovely

la la Lovely said...

so pretty! And what a great idea.. I have some really old pieces like that and wasn't sure what to do with them... love this idea!

icondevelopmentco said...

these are very lovely pillows....perhaps a second calling is occurring? that of pillow designer...

Sarah's Fab Day said...

These are so pretty and I love the idea of reusing something that you love.

JBeaudetStudios said...

These pillows are absolutely adorable. I love them! I agree, you could go into the business of making these. Makes me want to get out the sewing machine. Thanks for having such an inspirational blog!

anastasia said...

i've inherited a hoard of embroidered hankies and would love to use them but somehow thinking of cutting into them freaks me out; even though i know they'd look gorgeous when i was done.

Olga said...

Such a perfect combination of patterns! You have such a great eye for details.

Joy said...

I adore these cushions!! Any chance you could make some more for me to order and pay you lots of money for?? :) Beautiful!

lady san pedro said...

This is just charming!

Wish we could have some pinks in the house too.