Apr 25, 2012

French Label Pillows

Woody Allen's film, Midnight in Paris, is like a love letter to the city of Paris. The cinematography is breathtaking, and I just can't get enough of the leisurely opening scenes showing Paris in all its splendor. 

Midnight in Paris

I love the old world charm of Paris, and I love the white and faded colors of vintage shabby French decor. The only place this look fits well into my home, though, is my loft; I paint almost everything up there white, and if it stays still long enough, I put a French label on it. What is it about French labels? The label can translate in English to Muddy Acres Hog Farm and Manure Factory, but if it's written in the French language it looks beautiful. N'est-ce pas? 

So here are a couple of French Label pillows I made for my loft. 

 One is of linen with a French label iron-on transferred directly onto the linen. The other is burlap with the French label iron-on transferred to a square of unbleached muslin, then  sewn onto the burlap. Both French label graphics are free from The Graphics Fairy

The Graphics Fairy has many more beautiful French Label graphics, and I have many more pillows, trays, boxes, coffee tables, and... well... you get the picture. If it will stay put long enough, I'll put a French label on it!  

If you have a mother who likes Paris like I do, the video of Midnight in Paris might make a lovely Mother's Day gift.  

Thanks for stopping by today!

I'm linking my pillows to the Pillowpalooza link party sponsored by It All Started With Paint , Thistlewood Farm, and The Cottage Market, where you just might find more 
gorgeous pillow inspiration in one place than you've ever seen before. 

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  1. Your pillows are wonderful and perfect for your white decor. I think pillows are so much fun to mix and match and they can change the whole theme of a room.

  2. Oh my Laurel, you have done a wonderful job.... the pillow look so beautiful and oh so Frenchy... love 'em!Thanks for the inspiration:)Hugs,Poppy

  3. Laurel, I just adore these! They are stunning. And love the Graphics Fairy graphics. I may need to get me some and offer a few similar styled pillows at my Etsy!

    And I'm pinning ...

    I'm so, so happy you linked up at Pillowpalooza!



  4. Beautiful, Laurel! I was just looking at pillows with a very similar look (postcards) at Pottery Barn (shown in today's post) but the cost! Yikes! I love LOVE your creative alternative!

  5. Laurel,

    These are wonderful! Who doesn't love The Graphics Fairy :) Thanks so much for linking up to the party (BTW....I saw these pillows already on pinned on Pinterest!)


  6. Very lovely pillows! I'm going to have to try this graphic transfer thing.


  8. Hi, Laurel

    The pillow are just lovely. I love the print on the pillow as well.


  9. Your pillows look great Laurel and I love your comment on the french translation part! I've never seen "Midnight in Paris" and now you've got me itching to see it!

  10. Laurel, your pillows turned out beautifully! I do hope to go to Paris some day, but in the meantime I'm going to be sure to enjoy the movie "Midnight in Paris". Off to put it in my Netflix queue!


  11. really love these pillows, Laurel!! Great job! I've got to try the transfer method. The French labels are so beautiful!!!

  12. You make me want to pull out my sewing machine! I am a Francophile, also. I collect French textbooks and every French image that Karen, The Graphics Fairy, finds for us.

    Thanks for visiting Distressed Donna Down Home!

  13. Here's the scoop. You can NEVER has too many pillows with French labels on them. Or anything else. Love what you are doing Laurel. Let's call it pillow love.

  14. Thanks so much for sharing this post on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Your pillows are beautiful. Love how they all turned out. Thanks also for stopping by with your wonderful comments.


  15. Preciosas almohadas.

  16. Oh man! I just love these! Pinned them so I wouldn't forget to try my own! Thanks for the tute!
    xo Becca

  17. I am SO gonna make these! Thanks for the inspiration!

  18. Love those pillows. I'm getting to be French label crazy too. Just love the look of the rough materials with the labels. Been trying to find the grains label on Graphics Fairy site but no luck. I've been using osnaberg material, like the look and alot less expensive and not as scratchy as burlap. What do you use besides burlap?


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