Suzani embroidered cushions–a splurge

I don’t often shop retail; what I don’t find at thrift stores, I will come up with a way to make it myself. But, every once in a while I find something so fabulous that I must have it. Today I decided to treat myself to two new cushion covers (pillow covers, tomato – tomato, potato – potato, you know what I mean).

They were on sale though and well worth the $44 I spent for both.


I have used green as an accent colour in my home for a long time. I’m always drawn to it’s vibrancy, varying shades and earthy feel.


I found this artificial cat grass planter last week. A pop of green is always fresh.


It’s still a little chilly around here, and there was snow earlier this week. My plants are coming up very slowly, but it won’t be long before I can see my hostas again, my favourite plant.  This chocolate something or other is so pretty and only blooms in the spring. I’m not a gardener so I have no idea what the names of plants are, but I do remember that this had the word “chocolate” in it’s name, ha ha.


Have a wonderful weekend friends.


  1. I love those colours! Very beautiful!

  2. they are beautiful and well worth the splurge!

  3. love the green, it's so springy. The pillows are fabulous and well worth the splurging. Well done Mel :) well done

  4. Your cushion covers are soooo pretty, I love them and they look fabulous on your sofa! I have always been a big fan of green too. I like to have greenery in every room, and most of the time that entails some nice faux plants.

    I am way past ready for outdoor gardening here too. I bought some things to plant last weekend and have not gotten to it yet, because it got cold again.

    Have a great weekend!

  5. I love those pillows Mel, they are so beautiful! Its good to splurge on something every now and then :)

    Its going to be in the 90's here next week. I miss the cold :(

  6. Your new pillows are so pretty! I love the pattern!

  7. I am loving your blog - just found it today. This is Chocolate Ajuga - a nice ground cover. :)

    Julia in Woodinville, WA


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