Posts Tagged ‘stephanie stouffer’

Weekly Spotlight: In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Square Sheep Hooked Wool PillowJust two more days left to March! Here in Maine, the phrase “March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb” is predicted to hold true; although April is forecasted to come in like an icy snowman. To show how excited we are for gentle, lamb-like weather at least through tomorrow, this week’s spotlight is on hooked wool pillows that feature lambs and sheep.

First are two designs by artist Karen Cruden, on two of our newest hooked wool pillows. The first is a square sheep that almost fills the pillow with country charm, but is complemented by a springtime orchard and two brown birds. We get an up close look at bluebells and a spring chick in the second Karen Cruden design, in which variegated wool gives this sheep’s wool textural appeal next to a white picket fence. Both pillows offer fresh color and springtime vibrancy that will display well among your country home furnishings.

Sheep & Yellow Chick Hooked Wool PillowWillow & Sheep Hooked Wool PillowOur next featured hooked wool pillow is part of the Willow & Sheep Hooked Collection. A thriving hooked willow tree takes center stage on this home accent, under which stand two white sheep enjoying the grassy green pasture. Orange, purple and red hooked flowers border the scene, offering bright color against the darker tones for a pillow you can display all year.

Next we have two pillows featuring farmhouse friends. The first is another new hooked wool pillow from our Spring 2016 catalog and a Dianna Swartz design. A periwinkle blue background makes the lamb and his cow and pig companions stand out not just on the pillow but on your country chairs and home furnishings. Their kerchiefs are an added charming touch.

Farm Friends Hooked Wool Pillow

Meet Me At The Fair Hooked Wool Pillow

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Also featuring barnyard animals is Stephanie Stouffer’s hooked wool pillow with a bright red barn and grass so green it looks like if you touched it you would feel real grass. This time, a sheep is accompanied by a black and white bunny and cat; the colors are perfect complements to the vibrant colors of the pillow and a farmhouse bench in your home.

Don’t forget, these hand hooked wool pillows are not just beautifully designed, they are also comfortable when you need a place to rest your head as you take a nap or lay your arm as you read a book. The cotton velvet back with zipper closure offers convenient access to the inside as well as comfort on each side of these hooked wool home accents.

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Wednesday Spotlight: Pillows

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Farm Fresh Pillow

This week’s Spotlight focuses on a favorite decor item: pillows! Between hooked and embroidered, wool and cotton, you are sure to find a pillow (or pillows) that fit your style and your comfort needs. These five pillows are great for spring decorating, with themes relating to animals, gardens, and farm life; but they will also fit in with your decor and home’s style throughout the year, giving you design and comfort options that last.

Rooster & Check Hooked Wool PillowCountry Style and Comfort
This Dianna Swartz design combines the classic look of check with a representative farm scene that looks great with almost all decor. It can be used as an accent piece among other check furnishings, or can be added to a collection of farm or domestic animal themed decor for a complete look. The hooked wool and cotton velvet back make this a comfortable pillow no matter where you place it: on a bench, a bookshelf, or on your sofa as a cozy head rest. 

If you have a smaller chair, shelf, or bench on which an average-sized pillow is just too big, but you still want to maintain a unique, country look, our Farm Fresh Pillow is an excellent option. The simple color palette allows this pillow to complement any decor, while adding a hint of comfort to any surface in your home.

Homey TouchesRed House Hooked Pillow Cover
This rich red cottage will bring a cozy, friendly feeling to your already warm home. Teresa Kogut is behind this design, which you can combine with other hooked Red House Collection items to create a cohesive look throughout your entire home; or, just use the pillow as a vibrant accent piece in your living room. The crow and flower accents add natural elements to this folk-artsy furnishing – elements that you will love admiring time and time again. 

Stephanie Stouffer designed the Tabby Cat & Bird Pillow, which is made up of soft yellow and simple brown colors, making it an instant classic among your own home decor. The friendly bird and cat are wonderful additions to a living room or reading nook; the hooked wool and cotton velvet back create a comfortable spot on which you and your guests can rest.

Novelty DesignsVintage Vegetables Pillow
These pillows are a little more novel in their designs, but provide the same wonderful decor options for any room of your home as do our other pillows. The Vintage Vegetable Pillow would look great in breakfast nook near the kitchen, or in a mudroom that leads out into a garden. This pillow also gives you slightly more design options, as it reverses to neutral-colored stripes on back which can be accented with your own home decor.

Boston's Best Cream Pie PillowOur Boston’s Best Cream Pie Pillow is more vibrant in color, but will give any room a little more personality when combined with a similar color scheme. Artist Ken Bailey designed the image in the style of vintage advertisements, so this pillow would even look great next to your antique treasures or vintage decor. 

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Top 5 Monday Must-Haves: Beautiful Blooms

Monday, March 16th, 2015

Only 4 more days until spring officially begins! We’re ready for warmer weather, more sunshine, and of course, blooming flowers, lush gardens, and fresh decor! While you wait for your blooms to spring out of the ground or out of a flower pot, check out these 5 new flower-themed items we offer, and get inspired by these Monday Must-Haves.


Tulip Checker Pillow

Tulips are a spring staple, which makes this Tulip Checker Pillow a perfect addition to any cozy living space. The hand hooked wool and cotton velvet back is a comfortable combination, and the vibrant color of the tulip is uniquely contrasted with the black and white check; Stephanie Stouffer knows how to create an eye-catching design. This pillow will coordinate with other check or floral decor, but will definitely hold its own as a lone statement piece.


Jacobean Flowers & Stripe Quilt CollectionWhile you embark on your spring cleaning, you may decide to freshen up that guest bedroom, or finally redecorate your master bedroom. Our new Jacobean Flowers & Stripe Quilt Collection is just what you need. The vibrant, classic colors are combined with vermicelli embroidery and delicate flowers, which transform into stripes when reversed.

Fern Flower Wreath


For a vibrant floral arrangement that lasts all year, our new faux Fern Flower Wreath is a beautiful choice. These colors exude a springtime attitude, and the flowers will improve your mood whenever you look at them. You can use it alone on a door or wall, or choose to coordinate it with the Fern Flower Garland. Either way, you’ll have a floral display that will be the envy of your guests.


Calla Lily Stems (in purple)

Cherry Blossom Wall Plaque

Or, if you’re looking to decorate a table or other surface, our Calla Lily Stems are beautiful options. The flexible stems give you a chance to arrange them in your style, and place them in any kind of vase or flower display. Your guests will love them during Easter Sunday brunch, or as a table setting throughout the year.


Finally, if your walls need some springtime updating, our Cherry Blossom Wall Plaque is a cheery way to do just that. The beautiful cherry tree is in bloom on the lush green lawn, and will have you enjoying spring all year long. The size of this wall decorative is perfect for smaller rooms or walls, so incorporate it into your nature-inspired room or display as a statement piece this spring.

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