Thursday, March 17, 2011

Peek into my brain

Sooooo, it's often you'll find me perusing the inter-web for fun things that I can pretend to own or buy for other luckier and richer than thou clientele. I am sure you smarty pants in the world may already do the same thing as me but I figured I would talk about it anyway.

Wanna know a trick I often use when searchin for knock out fabrics for pillows and such?

 I check out SCARVES... The cheap ones cause they are sometimes the best.

Let's discuss..... A cheap yard of fabric is typically around the $12-15 dollar a yard range.... A cheap scarf can be in the $9-12 dollar range and typically WAY more awesome than the typical cheap fabric off the bolt. And, way more than a measly old 36" yard. Case in bed...17 dollar ikat scarf from H&M... Big, Cheap, and Beautiful...

here is some more pretties to get ya thinkin.

Uzbek Alive

American Eagle

Cost Plus

Lane Bryant



  1. I love using scarves! I love them for runners, artwork, and of course pillows like you said. Great post.

  2. I love using scarves! I actually just had one framed and now its art, you can see it here:

  3. I love love your scarf- just gorgeous on your bed. I think I might need that last one for my room- the colours I'm working with are coral, orange, pink and blue so yes...might just very well be quite perfect. Thanks!

  4. Fabulous idea. I love your headboard. I am going to be on the lookout.

  5. What a great idea! Love your headboard and all the scarves you shared.

  6. Such a great idea! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your headboard! You've got me obsessing over the pretty Ikat-style patterns.

    I used a pair of $4 Anthro cloth napkins and made a pillow last week.

  7. The scarf bed is the best idea EVER!! I love it. I am scarf obsessed and drooling over all your pretty picks.

  8. OOoo, yes. World Market also has cook ikat scarves. And cheaper than fabric.

  9. such a great idea! for some silly reason i've used vintage scarves before, but not new ones... a great way to switch out trends! i'm so glad to find your blog. xo