Saturday, October 15, 2011

Finally Scott's

Sometimes you sit down to blog and you just stare at the screen...it isn't that I can't think of what to blog about....I just can't seem to put it together in my head.  Literally I will do anything but start typing...even go so far as clean and organize the small top drawer of my desk, or stare at the walls wondering what color I should paint them...which gets me away from the desk and into a pile of fabrics....which gets me putting designs plans together....I know you get the picture.

  I have come to the conclusion that I am just way too right brain.....seriously I am such a day dreamer.  Every report card form the first grade on [this is back when the teacher would write a little note on every students card...yeah...back before cars, plumbing.....]  says a version of this  "Sherry is a darling girl [maybe I just added that part] but she needs to come down to earth".  Or... "Sherry has pretty hair [maybe I added that also] but her mind is in the clouds".  I have the hardest time just getting started with things....but after I am into it....my grip on the project is something even "superman" can not pull away.  I would like a little less of both please?????

So obviously I have started this post about the goods at Scott's.  Good deal...I managed to overcome my disability.  Today. Check.

I had an email from a reader last month wondering if while at Scott's I ever saw any  vintage or antique pillows, well mainly the textile part....so in keeping with my OCD.....I took a gazillion pictures of some........I am all about pleasing.

Let's get started here.
Looks like part of an old tapestry on some yummy velvet.

Needlepoint.  When I first started in design....needlepoint pillows were HUGE.  Everybody had them...everybody wanted them.

This looks like it might have been a dining room seat cushion.  Now that floral is back in...we might see these get popular again.


Another way to use some old crewel  if you don't have enough for a whole pillow.
This was definitely some old textiles and it seemed like it might have been a rug remnant.

Another piece of old needlepoint.

Really love the colors in this one.

Here is a whole wall of vintage tapestries.  I can tell you that this stuff is NOT cheap.  It would look cool framed.


What cha think....you like?
Holy mackerel....this is some real pretty trim.

Once I started looking...it seems like they were everywhere.

I like that they added that color with the trim.

Kind of like how they made the sofa cushion like a mattress...seeing a lot of that lately.

OK...last one....come on now...every pillow can not be chevron.....or La Fiorentina....

I saw these Intaglios and it made me think of this post from Mandi T....at Interior Design Musings.  Check it out cause she ordered these "plaster cameos" from Ebay and made some.  They looked really good.

Here are some from Sudi, my workroom.  404 846 0058 or 404 495 9811
Um...hello Michael Devine....well not him but his fabric :)

We like red right???

Don't you love the one on the right with the velvet trim???

Love these....

What about this nice little trio of yumminess....

I love the second one from the right...Romo....they have some great fabrics.

This is still Sudi so if you are interested in any of them...call her...

I have always loved this fabric from Lee Jofa.

I love how she puts them together....the old with the more modern patterns.

Nice neutrals.

Who doesn't love this Barbara Barry pattern....

Would be so nice anywhere.  Get some.

Ok... you might be tired of looking at pillows.  I realize that everyone has
 their breaking point where they say "ENOUGH".....

More Scott's but I thought I would get the pillows out of the way first.  Hey...Oprah is in town this weekend....I am sure she is probably staying at the St Regis, or the Ritz, or The Four Seasons......her chef, remember Art Smith?  Well he has just opened a restaurant in Buckhead.  Maybe she will go visit him.....should I stalk it????  Actually Nate is in town as well....wonder where he will be hanging out.

Sha Stalker.....

Saturday is for fun.



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27 comments:

Kelly said...

All of those pillows are so pretty! I love the more neutral colored ones with the modern patterns. Very nice. And yes, why don't you go stalk Oprah and Nate for us. Then we can see what they're up to (on your blog). That would be a great idea Sherry!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I don't think I saw any of those pillows when I was there. You just know where to look. Oprah and Nate? Wow. Yes, go stalking.

Karena said...

Oh wow Sherry, I adore this post probably because I am a pillow addict!!

Speaking of which...
Oh, I have a Dezigner Pillows Giveaway; I hope you will join in!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Kathysue said...

Did I just die and go to pillow heaven?!! Gorgeous pillows, love all the beautiful antique fabrics, tapestries etc. So glad you started typing this post, xo Kathysue

Erika said...

I love all of your posts about Scott's. I went once and was overwhelmed - you make it more approachable!

I would love a post on working with a workroom. I noticed you posted the number here. I have some fabric, needs some king sized pillow shams made - do I just call them up and get a quote? Do I wash the fabric before I take it? What is the process?

THANKS! Love your blog - obvs!

Kerry said...

So funny Sherry, I'm sure you still have darling hair. Not starting a project is better than having 55 unfinished WTFs that your husband yells at you about. I have one shameful DIY that is more than 20 years old and now a different husband wants to throw it away! Tee heehee

Mary said...

How do you manage to see so many pretty pillows & not buy some each time?
If you do see Nate, give him a big kiss for me.

Holly said...

A great Scott's round-up as always, Sherry. I really like that crewel work pillow - that's really cool. And your girl Sudi does some nice work, I could take one of each.

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

I think a roadtrip to Atlanta and Scott's is in order. I need new pillows, and as usual, you've featured some fabulous options!

My Interior Life said...

Loving all these, especially some of the blue needlepoint. So pretty. Now get to stalking Nate and/or Oprah! Surely you'll be the next guest on the Nate Show or Oprah's network (OWN)!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Sherry, i was the same way in school. My best subject was art. If they would of taught every subject through pictures, I would of had all A-s. Love all the different pillows. Thanks

Interior Design Musings said...

Sorry I missed scott's this time. But thank you for the link love!! M.

eclecticrevisited said...

I stole a couple pics off your site yesterday and in the middle of the night last night remembered I hadn't left a comment...debated whether to get up right then and post a comment but my bed was feeling really cozy and warm and it's only like 55 degrees here in Michigan, so I stayed in bed...
btw, fabulous pillows..!!
best,
maureen

My Notting Hill said...

Hey - I'm going to be at the Ritz in Buckhead Mon & Tue night, maybe I'll run into Oprah! Just had a last minute trip scheduled but no free time for design fun though (alot of work this go around) Lots of pillows to love in this post.

The enchanted home said...

I am officially in pillow heaven after looking at this post! Wow so many gorgeous pillows.......I laughed about the OCD part, sooo can relate. LOVE the vintage antique textiles...truly incredible looking and certainly inspirational enough to deocate an entire room around. Beautiful Sherry!!

Acquired Objects said...

You pleased, you pleased, YOU PLEASED! Thank you! Fun seeing all the pillows and I have to tell you nobody wants needlepoint any more. Those tapestry pieces on that wall they’re 17th/18th century hard to come by and you may frame a piece of tapestry but do not stick it under glass! It’ll rot and mold because the wools are vegetable dyed. Even like the modern pillows and those intaglios, see I’m not a one trick number! Thanks so much Sherry this was a treat!

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Loved, loved the tapestry pillows...I would have a room full if I could afford them. Always love your posts...regardless of the inspiration.

Splendid Willow said...

Sherry - find them - O & N! They would hire you if they only could meet you!!! You just need to show them your blog. No sign of a dreamer there - just a very creative, lovely and stylish founder who gives, and gives and gives!

Happy new week my friend,

Mon

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hey, girl! Haven't been back to Scott's since the last time Renae & I ran into you there. May go back in November. I'm helping my sis redo her bedroom & it is looking gorgeous. Need some finishing touches, maybe from Scott's! Maybe one of these days we can get together again.

Simple Dwellings said...

Great pillows! I love the Barbara barry neutrals and the lavendar ones toward the bottom. So pretty! :) Try to get a picture with Oprah and Nate!! Tell them I said hi! :)

Katherine said...

I am a fellow pillow lover - so thank you for this post! This was the first post I read on your blog and now am addicted...love your taste and writing :)

Sarah Roads said...

I completely relate, I am very right brained as well. Love your humor. Right Brainers Unite!

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

The sofa is pretty fun looking...I can't start a post without pictures first! (p.s.I used to love to get my report card to see if favorite teachers had said anything sweet about me!)

Janell

lisaroyhandbags said...

thanks for another hit of pillow crack!
I think we were separated at birth - I suffer from the exact same thing. :)

helen tilston said...

A wonderful post and I love the velvet and needlepoint combination - so beautiful.

Helen xx

Sarah at Finishing Touch Interiors said...

oh my goodness pillow heaven

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Love pillows...I am a French Country type gal so I LOVE the reds...preferably the plaid ones and checked ones....LOVE checks...it is a sickness...

Lou Cinda