Provence Window Seat

Still working on the redo of our family room that I started at the New Year.  And this is the fluffing up of the window seat.  Before, there was a very tailored cushion but this time, in keeping with the French provencial decor,  I wanted something more informal and welllll....countryish and oldish and worn.  I have been scouring antique shops and the internet for the perfect antique grain sack but could not find it.  The fabric had to be quite lengthy and that was my problem.  The width....no problem....the length....yeah...that was the problem.   And it had to have the old red color in it too.  And then I found Renee on Etsy and French Laundry Parisian stripe red and a French red crest motif panel.  Very vintage inspired European grain sackish.  I was in heaven!   A nubby cotton that feels like burlap but works like a fine upholstery.  I also wanted the window seat cushion to have the feel of an old covered down filled sham, so I only used 4 inches of batting. 

see that gorgeous bracelet I am wearing? I just got that!  All these years I have been sewing and don't know why I never used a pin cushion like that.  I was forever more leaving my old tomato cushion somewhere and having to hunt it down.  Great sewing invention right up there with the seam ripper!  :)

 The French emblem panel would add some extra interest so I fringed it and made it a topper on the stripe window seat cushion.

Love my big old dog.  He was originally a large department store display piece and now it's mine, mine, mine!

  The window seat sits under an expansive wall of windows.  I don't want to clutter the windows with curtains because the open windows create their own unique picture, bringing the outside in for a serene and soothing space, yet full of life and interest.

Next Time on The Vintage Nest blog:  "If I had a beach cottage"

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Fishtail Cottage said...

popping over from White Wednesday to say hello! this is fantastic! oxox, tracie

mimi the zookeeper - said...

ooh la la! i have an cedar chest (nothing special) at the end of my bed that i have a very old leather trunk on top of. the cedar chest is all scratched up and i keep an old towel under the trunk to keep it from scratching some more. i've always wondered what to do with the top of the cedar chest. NOW I KNOW! i shall fly you out to california to make me a cushion. yeah, that's it! ha ha LOVE IT! did i say that i LOVE IT?! xo

Holly @ Down to Earth Style said...

I love that burlap fabric ....

Jamie @ Domestically Vintage said...

I love that fabric and the red design. Just gorgeous!! You must have been over the moon when you found the perfect material. I know I would have been. The completed look turned out so well. Visiting from Wow us Wednesday. ~ Jamie

Sarah said...

I like this look, especially the French emblem piece.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Love it, that grain sack was quite a win...Wow!


Maureen Wyatt said...

I really love your new/old window seat cushion! Gotta get me one of those wrist pin cushions! ~ Maureen

Designs on 47th Street said...

I too love that fabric. What a charming look. It's fun to see more glimpses of your home. I see why you love that big dog. I wonder what dept. store. FUN!

Unknown said...

ReaLLY Beautiful! Your blog is beautiful!
I would love if you link this post and more to the French party on Monday next Monday!!
Follow back on GFC?

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Lynn, The cushion turned out wonderful and I love the fabric you used. Very pretty!

Wild Oak Designs said...

The fabric is lovely there, you did a great job.
I found the same fabric in blue from a shop on Etsy....

Kathy at All About Vignettes said...

I love the fabric. The cushion looks perfect with thin batting. BTW, I want your pin cushion. When I first saw the image I thought it was some wonderful jewelry.


thistlewoodfarm said...


I really like that fabric....and don't even get me started on the pin cushion. What fun!

Have a wonderful day!

vikki said...

Love it. My husband and I are going to try our hand at building a window seat. Love that cute pincushion as well. I love clocks so that really jumped out at me.

fiona anderson said...

Your cushion looks lovely - I adore those fabrics, so thanks for the link, I've saved it to my favourites !

Unknown said...

Oh My Goodness, that fabric is gorgeous...love the color too! I would sit there for hours..very nice Lynn..

chateau chic said...

Your window seat cushion is great. You found the perfect fabric.
Mary Alice

Heaven's Walk said...

Beautiful job, Lynn! I love the fabric you chose. It looks absolutely perfect on that sweet window seat! :)

xoxo laurie

My Creatively Vintage Life said...

Wow. Love, Love, Love your window seat. So chic! Found you via a bloghop and am now a new follower!

Ruth said...

I love the way this turned out. I am also not a curtain person. I like being able to look out without disturbance.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful, Lynn! I love that fabric! I don't blame you for keeping your windows treatment free; you've got a lovely view.

Karen Lakis said...

I just love the way the cushions look on that window seat. Very pretty!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Beautiful ! but it was before too , just sayin' and you have such a great view I wouldn't cover those windows either.

Anne said...

What a gorgeous pillow.That fabric is so pretty!Your view is gorgeous!

trash talk said...

I love the wristlet, but I really dig your jacket.
Is that what those dogs were for. I've had a couple and always wondered.
Great job girl.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh the fabric you have chosen is just awesome and the seat looks so pretty.

Kathy said...

I don't know how to spell the tremendous inhale of breath I just took when I saw the fabric! GORGEOUS! Love the window seat transformation!!! Delightsome post! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

Sparkle and Co said...

Oh la la!!! I'm French and I'm very impressed by what you've made!!! It's very pretty and chic. I'm here from Le Chateau des Fleurs' linky


Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

What a wonderful little spot you've created!

ibshell said...

What a charming look! Thanks for sharing. I love it!!

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