Limited Edition Literary Pillows
Relive great moments from literature with a soft touch! These pillows (size 14" x 14" x 4") feature key passages from a famous book, tucked conveniently in their back pockets.
Number 1. The Ladies’ Paradise
This design was inspired by some lustrous vintage satin from the estate of a great dressmaker named Betty. We were thrilled by the gift of that fabric and matching thread, and the amazing descriptions in Emile Zola’s 1883 novel, The Ladies’ Paradise
(Au Bonheur des dames, about the first Parisian department store) to make this objet d’art. It is the first in the series. With a black and white flannel pattern of women’s silhouettes from a 1950s fashion plate, the pillow features an elegant woman--with a distinct personality --wearing a full skirt made of a variety of satins. The back is satin too. The quotes are supplied in both English and French from Zola's novel. Supplies limited.
Each Literary pillow is numbered sequentially and no two are alike.
When ordering, please designate the primary skirt color: pink, cream, yellow, or black.
Limited Edition Literary Pillow Number 2. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
"Frankenstein Patchwork Pillows"
(Model 1 sold out.) Model 2: “Scary Thoughts”
This pillow in the season’s hit colors combine romance and fun for a freaky treat! Designed by two Seattle artists, the pillow front tells the little-known love story of Frankenstein: how the Creature requested a girlfriend (here a dressmaker’s dummy
and a green Frankenstein button), and the scientist agreed… for a while. The Creatures’ portraits are framed with satin and flannel, then framed again with cotton squares showing the horrors to come. Backs are made of black jersey flocked with grey
butterflies, with a cellphone pocket and card printed with two key scenes from Mary Shelley’s classic 1818 novel.
Model 3: "Happy, happy creature"
This pillow in a sweet floral print framed in a bright pink and yellow batik shows the Creature, designed by Seattle artist John Douthwaite, looking happy and hopeful. It is inspired by the Creature’s speech to Victor Frankenstein, where he describes his
first spring and the joy of being alive. The back is in light-blue sky fabric with white clouds. A few joyful lines from Shelley’s novel are printed on a card tucked into the cellphone pocket in the back. Its sweet sentiment and wholesome 100% cotton make this pillow suitable for a baby’s nursery, a child’s room, or as a gift to a new mother.
Frankenstein Pillow, Model 2,
Frankenstein Pillow, Model 3,
"Happy, happy creature"
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