Sunday, March 13, 2011

Ballet Slipper Ties

If you've seen the latest issue of Jeanne D'Arc Living (I posted about it here), you know that pink ballet slippers are a favorite prop in many of the articles.  I have a bit of a ballet theme going on in my daughter's room (will be posted later), and was lucky to find a pair of vintage slippers on Etsy to use for her room.
In addition, I've always wanted to attach a seat cushion to a chair with the lovely ballet-inspired ties.
The desk chair in our living room beckoned for this change...

(delicate pink scarf from Target!)

I sewed a simple seat cushion for this vintage chair to cover the tan caning and make it a bit more comfortable for seating.  I embellished with tiny little ruffles and long ties for the back legs, attaching them ballet slipper style.

The pink ballet slippers will find their way into my daughter's room eventually, but for now I set up a 'French Chic' styled display inspired by JDL.  The vintage silver-plated pedestal was a recent thrift store find, which I topped with pretty ribbons and a ceramic rose. 

The display adds a lighter touch to this corner of the living room. 
I'll be sharing the new white cushion at White Wednesday this week. 
Hope to see you there amongst all the dreamy white lovelies!
Also sharing the pink ballet slippers & scarf at Pink Saturday.


Marilyn said...

The ties are ever so much prettier than the short ones that are usually on cushions. Great idea. ♥♫

Pamela said...

THose ties looks so beautiful!! I adore anything to do with ballet.
Lovely soft photos!

Pamela :)

Donna said...

What a great chair cushion! The ties make it really original and fun! Sounds like you should be in Jeanne d'Arc Living:)

Blondie's Journal said...

You did a wonderful job, Susan! I wish I could sew!

I love all the silver you have and that pedestal is gorgeous. Hooray for you on finding the slippers!



LOVE IT! But then again, you knew I would.


Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

So pretty!!

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

I just found your gorgeous blog. So soft and pretty. What a midas touch you put on every vignette I see. Love it!! New Follower

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Beautiful ties, gorgeous post. ~~Sherry~~

Unknown said...

Perfection! Just dreamy. I too love ballet, ballet slippers and that dreamy pink that goes with it all.
P.S. I went to Home Goods on Sunday and got that huge cloche. So maybe your HG store has some in too?

Burlap Luxe said...

I could dance around that vanity all day, what a great place to sit and write, sending out a hand written note to a friend knowing the place you sit will inspire.

Thank you for your beautiful visit.

I am inspired by your site, finding a soulful place to rest.

Anonymous said...

I love how you incorporated the laces on the legs of the chair! Very pretty and unique! :)

Denise@alloverroses said...

The ballet slippers are beautiful! They look so beautiful in your pictures. Love the vanity too!
Happy Pink Saturday!

C'est moi Claudette said...

Happy PS Susan
Your home looks very very lovely, soft, inviting.
J'adore le jardin. Les tulipe aussi.
LOVE your pastel touches and those pretty pink ballet slippers...I'd keep them in your room. Your daughter must know how much you love them : )
Happy Weekend
Love Claudie

Decor To Adore said...

Oh I just love your new chair cushion!

Last Monday I did a tutorial on a pink party favor which you might enjoy.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Simply Me said...

that is to funny... It is such a pretty scarf, just love it !!

mercedes scott said...

I've had this weird attraction to ballerina slippers all my life.. and yet, have not caved in to collecting any. I wonder why? After seeing your lovely vignette and photos, it makes me want to run out and find some of my very own! Thanks for sharing! :)

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Susan. I am so glad you joined us.

It is all so pretty, and thank you for sharing this with us. You have a lovely blog.

jenna said...

Can anyone tell me more about the scarf? I went to my local Target and couldn't find it. Thanks!

Alaina said...

That chair is just the cutest, I am in love with the little ruffles and the ties. I guess I have some more sewing to do.

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