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Where do Pillow Talk fringes come from?

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Where do Pillow Talk fringes come from?

The fast answer is they come from this packed cabinet. I honestly don’t know which I love more, the fabrics and weavings or the trimmings for them. The real term for them is passementerie. The French word includes the making of elaborate edgings, braid, gold or silver cord, embroidery, fringes, pompoms, rosettes, tassels, and beads. The Guild of Passementiers was created in the 16th century to recognize the skill and art required. Most of the fringes I use have European origins. For centuries, clothing with passementerie was reserved for elites, royalty, aristocracy, and religious vestments. Opulent homes were showplaces for...

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New on Facebook Shop

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New on Facebook Shop

  To me, this charming bird pillow represents the start of summer and a new season of flight. I’m so pleased to be announcing the opening of our Facebook Shop where I invite you to browse, dream, then purchase the perfect pillows for your rooms or as gifts! Yes, we have customers who remember pillows are a very thoughtful gift throughout the year. If you are new to Pillow Talk Direct, I invite you to scroll through the vintage and one of a kind plump pillows, many museum-quality textiles.  But there are contemporary and global styles, too. All handmade in...

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Can’t travel? Acquire handcrafted pillows from around the world.

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Can’t travel? Acquire handcrafted pillows from around the world.

At first, we hated it. Feared that which we could not see but heard by the hour was approaching. Unwanted and unprepared for a virus arrival, we were told to stay inside. But our demand internment wherever we lived was severe. Fear morphed into stoicism in the face of the loss of control, being told what to do. We don’t like that.

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