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had to have it tuesday

had to have it... tuesday

had to have it tuesdaycarissa fox9 Comments

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today i'm sharing something we lOvE to have in our home.
i have a tendancy... if i see one... i fEEL like i have to have it.
ha!

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you can find them on our beds... curl up chairs... sofas...
and in a big basket under the sofa table.
the girls use them to make big tents.
they're just the right amount of snuggle for a cat nap.
the doggies even think they're mighty comfy.
an impromtu spa day.
you name it.
they're fun to have around.

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i get lots of questions about them too.
thanks!
i think it's their fun color... they love getting attention.  :)

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they're cotton kantha throws.
made from old/vintage/discarded sari dresses.

they have been becoming more & more popular it seems...
easier to find.
the thing is...
IF you see one you like... in a store or online... you REALLY love it...
it's usually a situation you've got to grab i then...
it will be gone really soon.

i have actually gotten lucky and found two at tuesday morning!
yep... there!

some places to check... maybe get on their mailing lists... for this & other fun...
etsy...
fab
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one king's lane...
joss & main.
and there are oodles of other sources & shops online.
all you have to do is search "kantha".

i prefer the ones that have minimal stitching... just a personal preference...
they are lighter... and we live in texas.
having said that...
i haven't met one i didn't like.  :)

each one is unique & special.
have their own look.
maybe that's what i love about them.
sometimes they'll even have patches where they were worn & loved.
not a mole... a beauty mark....... for sure. 

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and if someone should happen to climb all over one... all muddy...
i've had no problem washing on cold & tumbling on low/cool a bit.
i can't guarantee this... but i've had no problems what so ever.
i like to wash things when they enter the home anyway.

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and if you're like me... think kantha throws are fun...
they're making bags... pillows... scarves..... yadda.
oh!
yes!
lots of good & pretty repurposing going on.
i'm a fan!
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had to have it... tuesday

had to have it tuesdaycarissa fox6 Comments

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these pillows make me happy.
they just do.
can't explain what it is about them... but there's something. 

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i've had them for some time...
but as i caught a glimpse of them today... and they made me grin...
i thought i'd go ahead and share them.

it must be their pinch of pop.
well... a bit more than a pinch... but i say the right amount for me.
and it's that orange coming into play again.
here & there... i'm still loving it.

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purchased from a great etsy shop... i always check etsy first...
way too many creative people & great finds there to not.

these pillows are the zimba pattern from schumacher... in orange.
i've seen it in charcoal... on man... hellooooo gorgeous!
the shop where i purchased them have both...
and sO many other beautiful choices.
lots!
i'm crazy about... and have my eye on... a few.

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one thing i love... they do... you can now select the size you want.
they're all made to order... just how you like.
love that!
and i can't say enough about the quality...
this mother & daughter team does it right!
very happy with them... made very well with love.

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if you're crazy for pretty pillows too... make sure to take a peek...
their shop... spark modern... is right here.
i'd love to hear which patterns strike your fancy... catch your eye.
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my "had to have it... tuesday" posts...
are where i share things i've found...
things that caught my eye...
that we've given as gifts...
things that made me say out loud "that is SO neat"...
and some things i simply... had to have.
just for fun... just because.

had to have it... tuesday

had to have it tuesdaycarissa fox6 Comments

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hi yall!
how are things?
really?
how have you been?

all good over here... a bit on our plates... big & little...
but blessed & know He's got things under control. 

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back when Mabel came to be part of our family... she was tiny of course...
and at that time i didn't give much thought to a bed for her.
her training crate... of course... but beyond that... not much thought. 

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this little squirt needed something like her big sis.
she was so little though... i thought i better go with a low basin...
that way she couldn't hurt herself hopping in and out.

i have to tell you...
when the basin arrived... i unboxed it... plopped the bed in it...
and she literally jumped right in it.
that minute.
no kidding.
we all laughed... it was so funny!
could not get over how fast she took to her new digs.

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sometimes i find them in each other's beds.
i love they share.
as gretel gets older... i think the high/low bed thing will be great!
the lower bed will suit her & her slowing down perfectly. 

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mabel's grown like a weed since then...
gone from puppy to full fledged sassy tween!
let me tell ya!

on a side note... yes... fully aware she needs a trip to the groomer.
ha!
look at that fuzzy chewbacca face!

a silly little "had to have it" today... a simple... small thing...
but seeing them have a spot to kick back...
bask by the warm fire...
take a nap... or ten...
brings me a smile.
and brings a bit of "home" to our space.
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sources / where i found it / who made it

the slip-covered pillow beds...
i found this polka dot one at Joss & Main.
they often run "creature comforts" for our four legged family members.

other places to check... One Kings Lane...
where they actually have a "pet picks" going on right now!

oh... and i somethimes see them at Home Goods too!

the high bucket/tub... save on crafts!
if by some chance you've not been to their site... it's one to bookmark!
loads of goodness!
i actually used this particular bucket for our christmas tree a couple years back.

the low smaller basin... bucket outlet... they have lots.
i just chose one to fit the bed itself.

holler if i can share anything else... happy to.