Friday, May 29, 2015

Authentic German Grain Sack Pillow

Hello everyone!

Not long ago, I was fortunate enough to sell a lot of stuff at a consignment store which allowed me some extra spending money. I chose to buy my first authentic German grain sack pillow with it.  I have been wanting one for a very long time.  I have some reproductions, but I really wanted a REAL one.





It has been all over the house, but landed here for now.



The lady that makes these does very good work.  I'm not usually very picky, but for the price I paid for this one, I am!  Here is her label sewn on the back.


You can tell it's old by all of the imperfections in the fabric. This is the back of the pillow.


I know this is one pillow that will not be put away any time soon (if ever)!



Here is the contact info for the lady that makes these if you're interested.


Hope you all have a great weekend!  I will be heading to FL for our family summer vacation this weekend.  So, I may not be around as much next week.  

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~ 

30 comments:

Doreen@househoneys said...

Your 'new' pillow looks right at home Kelly.

Enjoy your time in Florida with your family!

One Shabby Old House said...

I have a few stencils to make the grain sack pillows but you are so right there is nothing like the authenic ones. Love your pillow. Enjoy FL.
Becky

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Beautiful pillow Kelly!...Have a great weekend!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love it and so sweet of you to share her info. Actually she uses a work room to make them. Fabulous work for sure!

Deserae said...

Beautiful pillow, I have wanted a German grain sack one for a long time. Have a safe and fun vacation :o)
~Des

designchic said...

It looks perfect in your room and chair!! Love it!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

What a perfect find for you Kelly! Have a great vacation!

Christine Vandormolen said...

you do have a thing for us Germans, don't ya??? LOL......The pillow is gorgeous and I won't even ask how much you paid for it!!!! xoxoxo

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

The pillow is beautiful and looks so pretty in your home. Have a safe and fun trip and take lots of pics! :)

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Kelly, The pillow is wonderful and perfect for your pretty home. Have a great trip.
Hugs,
Sherry

Something Nice and Pretty said...

So happy for you that you got the real thing, love it! Have a wonderful vacation!

Michelle Mortensen said...

It's lovely. I'm curious. Is there something special about German grainsacks (as opposed to French or Italian)? It is nice to have authentic pieces mixed in with other items in our homes. This is a great pillow.
Best,
Michelle from simplysantabarbara.blogspot.com

NanaDiana said...

OMGosh- That is a wonderful, wonderful pillow! I am so glad you sold enough stuff to "treat" yourself to it. Just love it!!! xo Diana

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Squeeeeal! I'm so excited for you! You can definitely tell the difference between the real ones and the reproductions. I just love the wonderful texture! It's. so. pretty!!!

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

I can see why you love it so much - great character and charm. Jane

Missy George said...

Well made for sure..Love the piping..Have a nice vacation..

Finding Grace Interiors said...

Oh Kelly!! What a beautiful pillow!! All the imperfections makes it even more perfect!!
Have a great time in Fl!! Enjoy your vacation!!

foxandfinchantiques said...

Kelly, Your fabulous chair and footstool, each wearing skirts really do deserve the authentic German pillow. I adore it all. ~Ginene

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

I'd never put it away! It's a beauty! Hope you have a wonderful time in Florida!

cynthia lee designs said...

Love your pillow...I wouldn't put it away ever either. Hope you have fun on your family vacation!
~Cindy

Linda said...

Awesome Kelly! A great find! Thanks for sharing the info on where to purchase.

Burlap Luxe said...

Love your new grain sack pillow kelly,
Infact I love the tattered imperfection on the back side, I would be saying to myself "why oh why couldn't that sweet tattering be on the front side with its saying.

It's a great addition to your home.

Xx
Dore

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

What a fabulous pillow! Have fun on your vacay!

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

I've been waiting for my first authentic European (preferably French) grainsack for years, but have not been able to justify the price. Don't know if I ever will. I daydream of scouring flea markets in France and stumbling upon a whole stash of them for a song! Ah well, a girl can dream....Love the pillow, so glad you got it for yourself. Sometimes we just need to do that! Enjoy your vacation!
xoKathleen

Sally Somervill said...

OMG I love it. The faded lettering and tattered linen look right at home in your sweet living room. There is something about having something authentic, isn't there. Enjoy your trip!
xo Sally

Rustic Maple Elizabeth said...

It suits your style, Kelly! Looks right at home.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Love the pillow Kelly! Have a great vacation!!

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Kelly,
Your pillow is gorgeous. Enjoy your time in Florida. We have been down here this week and the weather has been gorgeous. Safe travels.
Kris

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful pillow, Kelly! It looks like it was wonderfully put together, to. I love it on that chair ~ it looks like the perfect spot for it!

chateau chic said...

Your pillow is fabulous, Kelly! Love anything made out of grain sacks.
Have a fantastic vacation with your family!!
Mary Alice