Friday, February 8, 2013

Postmarked "France" ~ Happy Pink Saturday!






   
  French Velvet Pillow

Several weeks ago I purchased a French Velvet & Satin pillow....  circa 1910 -1920 from an online shop.
I've been patiently awaiting it's arrival.......  all the way from France.
When the mail arrived today it was like Christmas!  I could hardly wait to open the box.
  I was delighted!  It's gorgeous!........  and huge!!
I LOVE the ruching, the pleating and the contrast between the dark pink velvet and the light pink satin.  I've never seen an antique pillow quite like this one.
It's in wonderful condition for it's age.  
It reminds me of a pillow pictured on a pink settee in one of Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic books.
It's a wonderful addition to my collection.  LOL! now I need a pink settee!

Happy Pink Saturday!
Elizabeth

Linking with
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday!
Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday

7 comments:

Ivy and Elephants said...

It is so beautiful! What a gorgeous collection you have, just love the way you have displayed them.
Hugs,
Patti

Magnolia Cottage said...

Dear Elizabeth,
Your new shabby chic pillow is beautiful. Love your collection of pretty pillows! HPS!
hugs,
Lisa

Carolyn Robbins said...

Hi Elizabeth,

What beautiful pillows.
Each one is so unique.
Thanks for sharing

Bear Hugs,
Carolyn

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

That is a really gorgeous pillow! I just loved ruched pillows! You lucky girl! xo

LV said...

It truly is beautiful. I have never seen one like that in the states.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh, it's gorgeous! How fun!

Carol

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Isn't it great when something arrives and it's even better than you thought it would be ! Beautiful pink.