Archive for October 2014

Throw Pillows.


I enjoy a good throw pillow. They’re an easy way to add a pop of color without spending a fortune, and you can throw them around, obviously. Mix and match. Rotate. Whatever you want to call it. It’s important that you do this, because a room gets very boring after awhile but if you change out your throw pillows, it’s like you’re in a whole new room and you didn’t even spend any money. It’s the ultimate optical illusion.

On Sunday I decided to make a huge batch of mint ice cubes because they’re cute and really fun to put into a mojito, but then I needed something else to do. So I drove to the Vieux Quartier in Annecy, which is where I go whenever I need new butter molds or wine-making implements. Well, HELLO, look at what I found in some dusty old stall. Throw pillows. A bunch of them. And this guy was practically giving them away. I haven’t told Pepito yet, because he thinks I have too many throw pillows but I know that you can never have too many throw pillows. I actually have a room just for throw pillows, which I find very comforting and comfortable.

Once I got home, I piled them up on this gorgeous settee in the salon and tried to sit down, which was difficult. I finally was able to perch myself on the very edge and am in château heaven. C’est magnifique, non?


  1. Pricilla Rose said...

    Votre château devient plus belle de jour en jour, Madeline.

    October 30, 2014 at 5:00 pm
  2. Therese said...

    Where can I get that light fixture.

    October 30, 2014 at 5:58 pm
  3. Bryan Pierce said...

    My wife would love you. Our bed has five layers of pillows that I have to remove every night to get into the goddamn thing.

    October 30, 2014 at 6:15 pm
  4. Isa H. said...

    Things you can never have too many of:
    Candles, pillows, lip glosses, scarves, books, paintings, cowboy boots and throw pillows. Bravo, Madeline.

    October 30, 2014 at 7:07 pm