Jeweled cushions

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When the holidays roll around, I get a little carried away with sprinkling glitz all around. Shimmery rose-gold eyeshadow, twinkling white lights in an evergreen wreath, and silver sugar flakes for snow white-iced cupcakes all help reflect a bright, festive feel. Even the couch cushions are fair game!


I adore the subtle sheen of the off-white fabric, filigreed with delicate silver floral embroidery and small clusters of silver sequins. The soft square shape is anchored with a silver-gold center button. This decorative cushion is evocative of Renaissance glamour, and would contrast particularly well against a dark (faux) fur throw, or as the centerpiece among rich jewel-toned throw pillows.

Silver embroidered button pillow from Pier 1 Imports

Add a warm throw, a hot cup of jasmine green tea (I recommend Dilmah green tea with jasmine flowers, a  single-source Ceylon tea with a calming and cleansing feel), and a classic book – perhaps Pride and Prejudice. My holiday winter day is complete.

In this lovely time of the year that is an all-too-short respite, how do you luxuriate and unwind?



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  1. Hi Winifred, great to hear from you! 🙂 Happy new year!!! (good idea to ring in the new years indoors, nice and comfy) Yes, the cushion is just so gorgeous, glad you enjoyed it! Plz let me know what general topics that you most enjoy reading, I’d be happy to write about them. 🙂

  2. Winifred Xu says:

    Laurie, happy new year!
    this is Winifred, writing from the east coast (on my vacation).. just saw the link to your new blogsite and love the cushion pillow in this blog entry!

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