Monday, October 29, 2012

Grain Sack Love

Hello everyone!
 
Well, I have officially jumped on the french grain sack band wagon!  I'm in love with my newest treasure.  And I want more, lots more! 
 
I introduce to you my first vintage grain sack now being used as a giant pillow on my sofa............
 
 
 
I love the subtle texture it has and the soft blue color of the stripes.  While out shopping, I discovered so many varieties of these grain sacks that I now know I want to start collecting them.  Does that ever happen to you?  I've always loved them, but never had one in my home before.  I now know it is something that was missing all along. 
 
In an effort to keep things streamlined in my family room, I decided to remove the checked table cloth from my round table next to the sofa. 
 
I painted it this soft shade of blue (which I thought would be more grey)  but it turned out to be a happy accident.  Ha!
 
 
I didn't want every piece of furniture to be the exact same color anyway, so this adds a bit of color and interest. 
 
I found this old worn galvanized tub to fill with white flowers on my coffee table too.  I decided to wrap some burlap ribbon around it for interest.
 

And I changed out the pillows in my white chairs so they wouldn't clash with my grain sack pillow on the sofa.  It should be the star!  Ha!
 
 
 
 
 


It seems there is no shortage of  grain sacks around here.  I prefer the blue and white ones though.  I will have to take my time as they are a bit pricey.  But, now I have something to look for!
 
On another note, I've been watching the news and keeping up with the terrible "super storm" as it has been called.  I hope that everyone in its path has taken shelter and will come out through it safely.  This is history in the making, I hear! 
 
Until next time...........
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
~ Kelly ~ 
 
 




 
 


32 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

It looks great and I love the tub on the table. Wish you had gone to the fair you would have been in grain sack heaven and all of them at the one vendor were $45.

Calypso In The Country said...

Love those grain sacks! Your room looks so cozy and I love the burlap on the tub!
-Shelley

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kelly, your grain sack pillow looks great! Love the little side table...the color is really pretty! It's awesome that you can just move things around and get a totally different look! Very smart!

Blondie's Journal said...

I love it, Kelly! I'm surprised you don't have a lot of them since they go so well with your pretty room! I really like the way the sun come in. The tub is the perfect piece, nice and rustic. I'm sure you know, but you can find all sorts of grain sack pillows on Etsy, the prices should be really good since there is so much competition. I just wish I could sew!!

Are you out of the way of the big storm there in Georgia? Hope so...I'm really nervous for everyone in the way of it.

XO,
Jane

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Hey Kelly, I bought my first grain sack too at the Fair...yours is beautiful...I did see those beautiful ones at Queen of Hearts....sorry I missed you!!....It looks great on the sofa!!! Love the cute tub on the table and I really like the color of the table...such a pretty blue!!

Kristin @ Simply Klassic Home said...

I've always loved grain sacks. I have been wanting to get one like yours for my sofa as well. I'll probably have to settle for a repro, but your living room updates are beautiful!

Linda Chapman said...

Love seeing your home! The galvanized tub is SUCH a great idea! We are going home in the morning and will be there for a whole week!!! I will be pulling a tub out of the back yard and using it inside!

As soon as our stint in Houston is over - which will be next summer! - I am going to start on some furniture refinishing projects. Your home is my inspiration!!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Very soothing, Kelly. I like the pop of color, and the wrapped tub.

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Looking good Kelly!! That table came out just perfect. Haven't seen too many grain sacks here. Take care!!

Dawn said...

Not only is your new grain sack lovely, the whole room is a show stopper. Beautifully put together.

gillyflower said...

Kelly, it looks wonderful! The whole of your living room is gorgeous, with all the elements I would love to introduce to mine if I could be restrained enough!
They are quite scarce in the UK at a reasonable price - you can pay a lot for them in some places. I love them too and am just in the process of making cushions from a red striped one in readiness for a Xmas Fair - they are so soft to work with.
Thanks for sharing these lovely photos of your beautiful home!
Gill xx

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

LOVE your new grain sack pillow Kelly and LOVE the newly painted table, such a pretty accent color for your room!
So pretty!!

summersoul said...

I love everything about your room! It looks warm and inviting! I am inspired to update mine now. Love the grain sack body pillow!

MC

Olive Cooper said...

The grain sack pillow is only a mile long. Love it.

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

I really like the grain sack you got. Nice size pillow! And I like that blue table too

NanaDiana said...

Hi Kelly- I am back from my blogging break. I love your grainsack pillow and that galvanized bucket looks great. I, too, am praying for those in the path of Hurricane Sandy- xo Diana

The Shabby Chick said...

Looks good Kelly I need that grey throw for my bedroom.

Deserae said...

Your new pillow looks so beautiful on your sofa....love it!!!! The new paint color on your table is just wondeful too!
~Des

Andrea said...

I am loving grain sacks, too, although I don't own any. Yours looks perfect on your sofa, and I love that it's so long.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Love those sacks! AND the burlap around the tub. Perfection! Have a great day, Kelly! blessings ~ tanna

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Kelly, the pillow looks divine. And I really like the little tub with the burlap ribbon. Your house always looks so pretty..I'm hoping everyone stays safe and warm in Sandy's track, and it will pass soon..Happy Monday..Judy

Gail said...

Oh Kelly, I love your new grain sack pillow and I LOVE that galvanized tub! Such pretty additions to your already beautiful room. Enjoy your evening, Gail

stefanie said...

oh! I love it!

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Ok I am soooooooooooo with you,just got my first two this summer and I too WANT MORE...I like the red ones but yes they are not cheap!!! Love this post,xoxox

Something Nice and Pretty said...

It looks fabulous on your couch Kelly! I don't blame you for wanting more, I also love your"happy accident" table:)

Art and Sand said...

Your room is lovely. I don't have any grain sacks and I have been thinking I need to do something about that. I guess I will have to start looking.

Anne Boykin said...

Hi Kelly, Your pillow looks fabulous! I love grain sacks too and have a small stack of them in several colors. I recently got 2 of them from Decor Steals.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Oh girl you are in trouble! Grain sacks are more addicting than anything else I collect. I adore them. Yours is a beauty!

chateau chic said...

Your grain sack pillow looks perfect on your sofa and in the room. I love using grain sacks in all sorts of ways. Love the other tweakings in your room. Beautiful as always!
Mary Alice

Pat said...

Looks great Kelly and I absolutely love the happy accident. Beautiful!

Babs said...

I love grain sacks, too and your pillow. I'd love a table runner and a pillow, but can't make myself pay the price. Love your galvanized bucket on your coffee table, too.

ImSoVintage said...

Kelly, I love what you did with your first grain sack and you were right, it is the star of your spectacular room.

:)
Laura