Monday, January 7, 2013

Pom Poms and Pillows

Hello everyone!
 
Monday came in with a bang!  My son went back to school today and my husband is sick with a stomach bug.  This will be a hectic week, I'm afraid.  I also have a couple of appointments to go to this week.  Is it Friday yet??? 
 
I did want to share with you something I made recently though.  You may recall that I made a small pom pom wreath during the holidays.  Well, that was just a practice run.  I decided to make a bigger one and use it in my dining room.  These wreaths can be used year round ya know (minus the Christmas ribbon).
 

 
It was very easy to make. I actually used a large embroidery hoop to hot glue the pom poms on. I've seen several different ways to make these wreaths.

 
                              The cream color of the yarn is a nice accent in here.

 
Also, I received some new pillows from Decor Steals not long ago. If you follow their daily deals, you may remember them. It's a set of 3 faux grainsack looking pillows in blue and white. They came in 3 different sizes. I placed a couple of them in this basket.

 
 
 
                       The largest size is now gracing the bench in my dining room.

 
One other thing, this morning I had trouble loading pictures on my blog for this post, I found out that other bloggers were experiencing this same problem. Someone suggested to upload the post in HTML format instead of Compose format for now. It worked!   This must be a temporary glitch with Blogger. Just thought I'd pass this on to you in case you experience any problems with it too. Also, if anyone has anymore experience/solutions to this problem, I'm all ears!!

                                                     Thanks for stopping by!

                                                                 ~ Kelly~

32 comments:

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Afternoon Kelly, What a pretty wreath. You are so creative.
Thank you for the information about posting pictures. I was having problems aswell, I am hoping the problem will be sorted before I post on Wednesday. Fingers crossed.
Have a lovely day. Best Wishes Daphne

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Hello and good morning to you Kelly. So sorry about the sick Mr. :-/
Thanks for sharing your wreath and new pillows. Very pretty indeed.
Cheers, Gee

Stacey said...

Looks fantastic. I am planning to make one of those wreaths for a bedroom. Need to get started on it...did you see that Jennifer Rizzo is having a Pom Pom Party on Jan. 14?

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Cute wreath. You are becoming quite the crafty one.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I so want to make one, love yours on the mirror, looks so neat!
Blogger grrrr...that's why I downloaded live writer, it's fantastic and have used it for at least the past four years and I've never had a problem with it!

Blondie's Journal said...

I love your wreath, Kelly! You did a wonderful job and it will look perfect there all winter long. Love the pillow, too. I have been hearing good things about Decor Steals, I have to check it out!

Hope hubby feels better soon.

XO,
Jane

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

That wreath is cute! Looks great hanging over the mirror.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Cute wreath Kelly, it looks so pretty on your mirror! Love your new pillows too. Your pics may not be as large as you like but you took great shots!!

Carol said...

I adore the larger wreath and remember how cute the smaller one was in your Christmas decor. Is there a tutorial for that? I really like the faux grain sack pillows, too. Hope the hubby feels better soon and that you don't get sick!

Andrea said...

great wreath and pillows! I'm happy that my 2 girls are back in school today (yah!) but it's a bit tough getting back into the swing of things.

Olive said...

The wreath is darling. If you are not using Google Chrome as your browser it would help you to download it and then you can upload your images.

Brooke Kroeger said...

I feel your pain. Be careful with Live Writer, it made me images blurry by resizing them down. They bothered me and I need to repost some from last spring. One of many things on my to do list.

I love your new finds, everything is so pretty. I especially love the grey on that cabinet and your large plate rack. Wow...

I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your post today, and more importantly your site. I do not have to time to comment as much as I'd like to on each days share. I read blogs in a reader and not on the site to comment. I appreciate you taking the time to share with us.
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Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

not sure how to resolve/help with your problem, but I like the wreath you made. Nice texture and color

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Oooh, lovin' your pom pom wreath! It looks so pretty on your mirror! Your new pillows are really pretty too! I hope your hubby feels better soon and that no one else catches it!

Designs By Pinky said...

Kelly, you can go back and edit your post and enlarge your pictures!!! I love your wreath and the pillows. XO, Pinky

Cozy Little House said...

Love the wreath. I have been hot gluing so much I've got a burn on my finger so am taking the day off. I've been trying to help Judy all day with this uploading photos problem!
Brenda

chateau chic said...

Love your pom-pom wreath, Kelly. Perfect for your dining room in January. I need to find me some great pillows to fill a big basket. Yours look so good.
Mary Alice

Anne said...

Great pillows Kelly and I adore that wreath too! Looks perfect on your mirror!I am not having issues loading photos.But it sounds like you got some good advice!
xx
Anne

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Kelly, I just wanted to let you know I am having troube uploading photos too. I also ended up loading them in html and then switching to compose. Once all my photos were loaded and I was in compose I was able to click on the photos one at a time and change them to the extra large size. You might want to give it a try. :)

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Your wreathe turned out marvelous....
Love where you have displayed it.
Yes you are so right, I kept mine out as well.

NanaDiana said...

Kelly- Your wreath is very pretty and I also love your grainsack pillows. Everything looks great.

If you are NOT using Google Chrome try uploading that and then trying it. That has worked for everyone I know so far- xo Diana

A Thrifted Market said...

Love your home! I got the same pillows before that great deal expired! Yours look so great in the basket. Hoping you have a wonderful New Year.

Sandy said...

Love the big wreath! Love those little grain sack pillows too!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Great wreath, Kelly. I had the same problem with photos, but only with IE. I used Google Chrome, and it worked fine. I have both.

Pondside said...

I have had to use HTML for many months now and have become accustomed to it. I like that pompom wreath - I think that one in ice cream colours would be great in the summer in the gazebo.

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Kelly,
Great pom pom wreath! So pretty!
Love the slip covers on your two chairs, very nice! I hope your Hubby feels better soon!
All the Best,
Christine

cynthia lee designs said...

What a pretty wreath...love it! It looks great on the mirror.
Yes, I've been trying to put a picture on the header of my blogspot blog and it won't let me.
Hope your hubby feels better soon.
~Cindy

Christine Vandormolen said...

loving it...thanks Kelly for sharing your beautiful home!

Bliss said...

Look at you getting your cheer leader crafty pom's on for the new year.

Bliss

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

I sure hope that Mr. Essence is feeling better! We have had something "bugging" us for a while too :( I looovvved seeing your sweet family holiday photos, what a cozy and cheerful holiday home you created! Our girl goes back to college this Saturday, and I guess we will finally get back into a normal schedule then. Happy New Year, Kelly, and I look forward to all of your inspiring blog posts this year!
xoxo, Andrea

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Love your pom pom wreath, Kelly!! so cute! Fits right in with your wonderful decor. I'm afraid to try to post! LOL! blessings ~ tanna

Cindy said...

Your wreath is beautiful and so is your dining room.
Hugs, Cindy