Sweet Mother of Pearl. I finally bought pillows.
This is how it began. I needed new pillows for my sofa. Not that I did not like the look of the pillows that came with the sofa, but I did not like the feathers inside the pillows. Understand?? Feathers in pillows may sound soft and wonderful, but do not be fooled. Those determined pieces of fluff work their way out of the pillows and poke your your arms, your back, and your derrière.
To make matters worse, little feathers in the pillows eventually litter your sofa. It is true. It is like sitting in a barnyard. Ugh! Ever-Lovin’ mainly sits on the sofa, and he was complaining. To keep peace in the family, I had been shopping for pillows. For weeks I had looked, and I had had absolutely no luck. Nada. (I am multi-lingual tonight – English, French, and now Spanish. How about that?) Most of the pillows I found had the cheap feathers (from who knows where) in them. I wanted no more of those. If I did find decent looking pillows that I liked, they were what I would call expensive. My mission this week was to find pillows for the sofa. I called in reinforcements by the likes of my good friend Mrs. Ralph. (She is the friend who channels Ralph Lauren in her decorating style, and is one of the best shoppers I have ever known.)
Day One: Not much luck finding pillows. We searched thrift stores, consignment shops, discount stores, and even the Flea section at Wisteria. (Oh, we had fun and luck finding other things, but that can be another blog.)
We did find a couple of brown Buffalo checked pillows in the “clearanced-0ut”* section at the Christmas Tree Shops. We liked these little pillows and thought they were cute. Plus they were filled with polyester fibers. (Whatever that means. All I know – it isn’t feathers.) The cute but too small brown checked pillows needed larger pillows for companionship on the sofa, and Ever-Lovin’ needed a larger pillow on which to rest his arm while he watches TV while he sleeps? (Yes, you read that correctly, and if you do not understand what I mean, you will one day.)
Day Two: Be still my heart. We began our day at Big Lots, and immediately found some pillows we thought would work. As we walked in, there they were. Ta-Dah! The “I think these will work” pillows were right at the front of the store. What a good way to begin the day.
Now I have pillows. (I think I like them. I am never sure.)
Just in case, I plan to keep the tags on the pillows until I can look at them in the morning.
Blessings to your and yours,
*”Clearanced-out”: Learned this term from Mrs. Ralph who learned it from her sweet beautiful daughter-in-law Jessica. Jessica was always saying she like to buy things that were “clearanced-out”. This means they have been marked down to be moved out the door. ”Clearenced-out” items are drastically marked down. Love the term. Love to buy “clearaned-out” bargains.
FYI: All Christmas items at the Christmas Tree Shops are “clearanced-out” at 90% off. There is not much left, but you can still find great bargains.
These stores do not know who I am. I just like sharing.