You Had Me at Burlap

2.23.2012

What is it about burlap that has made it such a huge trend in decorating? I mean the stuff is scratchy and doesn't even smell good yet it is used so much in home decor. Here are some ways that I found it being used and something new I bought, too.







This is my new burlap pillow from Joss & Main that I got several weeks ago.

I was glad to get this pillow. I hesitated putting it in my basket and then it was in someone else's basket. I waited a few minutes and it became available again and I snatched it! If you shop Joss & Main then you know what I am talking about. These items are available for a short time at a discount.
I knew it would be perfect in my sitting room.

The fact that it is trimmed in leather makes it even better.


When it is cold and gray outside this is a good spot to curl up with a book. This is the most comfortable chair in the house.
Today we had a heat wave of over 75.  Isn't it still February?

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67 comments:

  1. I love your new pillow Kim! And i love your gorgeous leather chair.

    Kathy

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  2. I don't know what it is about burlap either that makes it so hot in decor right now, but I love it too! I guess it's a reminder of Europe. It's funny, my son has those same burlap Tom's shoes that he has worn on a cruise and on a trip to St. Thomas! He says they look like island shoes! LOL

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  3. I don't know what it is about burlap either that makes it so hot in decor right now, but I love it too! I guess it's a reminder of Europe. It's funny, my son has those same burlap Tom's shoes that he has worn on a cruise and on a trip to St. Thomas! He says they look like island shoes! LOL

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  4. That pillow is just soooo cool!!

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  5. I love that pillow and I love burlap! My daughter loves those shoes! My dogs think burlap is "interesting" they are always sniffing it. :)
    XO Cindy

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  6. Love the new pillow! I also love those vases! I will definitely be trying that. It was pretty warm here today too. What a strange winter we have had!
    -Shelley

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  7. That pillow is just PERFECT for that room! It looks like it is very well made too.

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  8. Love it Kim and it's perfect for that room!

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  9. crazy weather all over the states. Love this new addition to the chair.

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  10. Nice pillow, Kim! That's a great pillow for you, too, with your equestrian items. I can't even imagine wearing a burlap shoe. I wonder how far you can walk before you have to start scratching.

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  11. I love the look of burlap...but it very scratchy...like those chairs...who really would sit on them?? You new pillow is really pretty!

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  12. I love everything burlap and your new pillow!

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  13. I LOOOVE that pillow, the leather trim makes it PERFECT! I am looking for a burlap runner. Or jute. I am on a mission:):) XO, Pinky

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  14. It is funny how burlap has become so popular. I love your pillow, Kim. I am just wondering how long the burlap fad will last and what will be the next BIG THING. xo Diana

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  15. I LOVE using burlap! Love the texture, and it's cheap fabric (I buy it at Home Depot! Ha!) And those TOMS are on my wishlist!!!

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  16. That pillow was waiting for you, Kim. It look very much at home. I can't tell you how many chairs I've recovered for clients in burlap. I love the graphics, etc., but never got using it as upholstery. Not comfy. I love using it other ways though.

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  17. You can't ever have too much burlap....my Granny is probably falling down laughing at what we do now with potato sacks!
    Lorraine

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  18. My grandson told me yesterday that I was like a big pillow as he laid his head on me. If I was I'd pick to be a burlap one with a cool graphic.

    ~Bliss~

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  19. I've seen tons of burlap, too. We used quite a bit of it in my daughter's wedding (who knew burlap and weddings go together?). I saw a French-looking burlap pillow in a store with fluffy tulle for trim. I'm going to try and recreate it ... we'll see. Love your pillow ... anything with a horse is beautiful. :)

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  20. I think it's lovely in very small doses; like your pillow.

    The chair is the star of the show!

    S
    xo

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  21. I KNOW ... funny that something scratchy and smelly works soooo well! Do you own any TOMS? My brothers sell them here in their surf shop, and they can barely keep them on the shelves! Love your new pillow, too ... I can see why that comfy looking chair would be a favorite spot!

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  22. I am currently making some more burlap pillows to sell in my booth.

    LOVE your horse pillow! Today it was 72 here. I love this early spring...but it is suppose to have snow flurries in a couple of days here.

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  23. Love your new pillow....it looks perfect in your sitting room on the leather chair! Just gorgeous....
    ~Des

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  24. Love your new horse pillow! I also LOVE burlap!!

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  25. Burlap is definitely popular here in blogland. I love your horse pillow. It's perfect for the leather chair.
    hugs
    Sissie

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  26. Burlap just adds such a rustic,feel to things but also a little industrial too...it just lends itself to so many styles...

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  27. Great looking pillow. That chair sure does look comfy Kim!

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  28. Kim, your new pillow is fabulous. When I was looking at new rugs for the family room this past winter, I was at a rug store and they had piles of burlap laying in the floor. The rugs from overseas had been shipped in them. I asked the store owner if I could have some and he gave me all I wanted. The burlap is a large weave and has a braid running through it. And it's actually fairly soft too. I hope to make pillows out of it for my website and/or booth.

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  29. Great new pillow. Love the graphic and leather trim. It'll look so good in your sitting room.

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  30. Your burlap pillow is perfect on that very comfortable looking leather chair.
    Mary Alice

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  31. Oh your pillow is FABULOUS!!! I would of certainly snatched it up..Our daughter is a BIG BIG BIG horse girl so I am always drawn to anything Horsey... I love the look of burlap but could certainly do without the smell and scratchiness of it... :)

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  32. Love the leather trim on it. I just ordered a jute pouf/stool from OKL which is odd for me to do and it has the Union Jack Flag on top on it in canvas. Buying from the flash sale sites is sort of nerve wracking and if I ever bought something really expensive I would be nervous as there is no returning it.

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  33. Your pillow looks wonderful. Love it. So perfect in that room and with your chair. Hugs, Marty

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  34. Never mind the burlap pillow, you had me at the chair.
    Oh it looks so comfy.

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  35. I'm loving that horse pillow but I love anything "horse-y" related.

    Isn't this weather crazy? I can't believe it's February...we had the air on at work today...makes me want to work in the yard and plant flowers in my urns.

    Judy

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  36. I know! Burlap is the rage! I bought some burlap Toms and thought I was so trendy with them on till
    I realized the label on the back of the shoe was stitched upside down. lol... I had worn them too much to take back...oh well fits my personality!!

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  37. Your new pillow looks perfect on your comfy chair, Kim! Just like it was made for it! What did we ever do before discovering burlap?? lol!

    xoxo laurie

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  38. The chair looks so inviting; I can just imagine sinking into it and leaning up against the new pillow. Sigh...

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  39. You know I love burlap! I have those burlap Tom's too!
    My daughter gave them to me for Christmas last year.
    Love your new pillow!

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  40. Yep, you had me at burlap, too. Just love it. LOVE that pillow. Good score, Kim! LOL! blessings ~ tanna

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  41. Thank you for sharing this adorable pillow at Potpourri Friday!

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  42. That's a great pillow ,fit's right in with your decor.Thanks for sharing.

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  43. Hi Kim....I love your new pillow...I get e-mails everyday from Joss and Main and have not bought anything yet but now I will have to actually read the mail...
    and I love those Toms burlap shoes...I wonder how comfortable they would be....

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  44. Kim, your new burlap pillow is adorable. Love that it is trimmed in leather. Looks perfect in the chair. Hit 91 here today. Pleaseeeeeee!!!
    ~ Sarah

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  45. Love the pillow...need to find one....
    Nancy

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  46. The pillow is wonderful, Kim...and it has a perfect home in the beautiful leather chair!

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  47. yes, it doesn't smell good does it? But it has that texture and that color that us antique-ers love, so I guess we can get around the smell if it looks good! I love that pillow, good score! devon

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  48. Love the pillow. And that chair! Wowzers. I'll have to keep James Bond from sneaking in your house to swipe it. He wants a leather wing back so badly it hurts him. :)
    Thanks for the photo of the grain sack! It reminds me that I have one I need to put up on my etsy shop. It's not French (sadness), but German and still cool.
    Have a great day!

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  49. oooh, those chairs!!!!.....

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  50. Your patience paid off!...perfect pillow for the chair and room...I never in a million years thought that I would use burlap in my decor...now I am hooked!

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  51. I like the leather trimming on that pillow~it looks right at home on the leather chair!

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  52. Hi Kim,
    That is a very nice pillow!
    The horse print is perfect...love the leather piping as well!
    All the Best,
    Christine

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  53. I have a shop owner friend who just returned from market saying that "burlap" was the big thing for spring. I don't see it as french anything no matter what is stamped on it. I grew up on a farm and it came straight out of the barn!

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  54. Morning Kim,

    Love your pillow and those lampshades are very pretty....HOWEVER...those French chairs are leaving me stone cold. They look like the most uncomfortable chairs ever. I like a nice accent of burlap here and there, but NOT as a major piece of furniture.

    Just being honest here ;->

    Janet xox
    The Empty Nest

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  55. We had a hot day yesterday too. Love the burlap and your adorable pillow and leather chair. I think I may steal the burlap wrapped vase idea!

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  56. Love the pillows. Burlap adds such nice texture. I have it on a bench and foot stools that will be comming up in a post.

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  57. Okay....I truly heart that pillow! Love the leather trim! I am pinning your inspiration pictures!

    blessings,
    karianne

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  58. I love burlap too. I think it is so natural and rustic. Love the pillow!!

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  59. Yup, can't get enough of the burlap. Love your pillow, looks so fantastic in that chair.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Michele

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  60. I'm in love with those grain sacks.

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  61. Kim,
    YOur new pillow is really cool. I love burlap too. It is just so real and down to earth.

    ♥charlotte

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  62. My local job lot was selling off large burlap coffee bean bags for $1. I bought several of them without knowing what I wanted to do with them. You've given me some wonderful ideas and now I wish I'd bought more!

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  63. Kim,
    Love that pillow.I don't know what it is about burlap either.But I really love it.Not all over but a little here and a little there.

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  64. That chocolate throw is what I want...you couldn't have picked a better pillow

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  65. Great pillow, Kim! It is perfect for your room. xo, Sherry

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  66. That pillow looks perfect in that chair! It is going to be 78 here tomorrow!? Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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