You heard it here first. “Purloined” is the new “snagged.” Just kidding. I’m just being weird. John didn’t even know what it meant when he walked by and saw the title. “What the.. purloined?… are you sure that’s a word?” was his exact response. Which is exactly what I’m going for. Not. Yes, I’m bringing back “not” too. I’m in a strange mood. Anyway, we’re still working on a few different projects today (details soon!), but we figured we’d pop in and share what we recently snagged purloined at Tar-hay (btw, Tar-hay is the new Tar-jay):
Ok, so purloined might mean “get by any means necessary” or “steal” – but we paid for them like good law abiding citizens. I couldn’t pass up these patterned gray velvet pillows for Karl. At $24 a pop (well, plus 5% off that since I used my trusty Tar-hay card) they’re not insanely cheap (like my $2.50 pillow from Bed Bath & Beyond) but they’re nice and big (around 18″). And the velvety texture and pattern feel a lot more high end than the usual big-box store purchase (nothing piddly and cheap looking will do for our new family member sectional). So I choose to think of them as around $75 cheaper than the big textured ones I drool over at places like Restoration Hardware or Williams Sonoma Home. Glass half full, style.
Of course we’ll add in some serious color too with some other pillows, art, curtains- etc. Don’t want a big gray room with nothing but a gray sectional and gray pillows. The reason I liked the textured gray tone on tone look was because I thought they would layer in with other pops of colors and even other more obvious high-contrast prints for something that’s not too crazy but just interesting enough. Can’t wait to see them sitting on The American Dream when it arrives (yes that’s Karl’s other nickname). If not we’ll just return them. No harm, no fowl.
Psst: “No harm, no fowl” is the new “no harm, no foul.” Spread the word.
Psssst: Did I mention I’m in a weird mood?
I’ll be sure to spread the word about tar-hay and what was it… purloined? okay then. how’s that Target (credit?) card working for you? Is it worth it?
We love it for the 5% off that we get every single time we shop. And the fact that we don’t need to save receipts for returns since they can look it up on our card (and we always know which card to give them since it’s the one with all the bullseyes on it- haha).
I’ve got to know more about this Target card too. Do you have the debit card or the credit card? I’m thinking about getting one. I guess I would prefer the debit card but you can’t use it on target.com Decisions…
We have the credit card. We pay it off each month and we love the 5% off perk!
WOW for a minute there I thought I was taking to my ten yr old. Did you know making up words is the new english. LOL
The Orchard says
kristen anderl says
I know you say no-VOC paints have no fumes, but I think you’re high off those non-existent fumes!
Seriously, right? Weirdest post to date. I have been doing something pretty repetitive for a few hours now, which usually makes people go crazy, so you never know…
Jill Stigs says
Funny…………..I was wondering what kind of high a person could get if they are watching chemicals in their house. Maybe the pillows are off gassing.
IDK if it’s my monitor, but those pillows also look like they do a mighty fine job of blending gray and beige/tan.
I am looking to do that myself.
Yes they do that pretty amazingly. And since we’re hoping to bring in a beige nailhead ottoman as the coffee table for the sectional, we thought they might be just the thing…
Jill Stigs says
EEEP………you are going to lose your nightstand!
That baby had to go sometime. We need proper nightstands stat! You know, the kind you can put a lamp on? Haha.
That’s EXACTLY what I popped in here to say! Sherry’s losing it. tee hee xo
Haha, that was going to be my response!
Jill Stigs says
Yup……..not like you have to save space with wall mount lamps. Go big or go home (wait, you are already home………um, just go big!) :)
I have to ask … where’d the conversation about night stands come from? So confused!
I love the fact there’s a few people who think you stole these! I can’t even imagine it! So funny.
Jill noticed that the nailhead ottoman that I referred to as a potential “coffee table” with the sectional is now being used as a makeshift nightstand in the in-progress bedroom. So if it moved into the living room I’d need to get a new nightstand!
Cait @ Hernando House says
Cute pillows, looking forward to seeing them on your new sectional!
pur·loin (pr-loin, pûrloin)
v. pur·loined, pur·loin·ing, pur·loins
To steal, often in a violation of trust
SORRY! I just had to google it!!!!!
Lovelovelove the pillows! Cant wait to see what “pops” of color you guys will end up with!
Hahah- we didn’t steal them! I’m using it to mean “got.” Not necessary “got by any means necessary.” Hah. I promise we paid for them like good law abiding citizens!
Yep! No more painting for you!Repetitive…hmmm…are you sewing those new bedroom curtains by hand??
We need details Miss Sherry!
Haha- more to come.
I think repetitive is painting kitchen cabinets…… :)
A girl can dream!
Looks great! I’m jealous of your ability to put together a room the way you all do. I have to have it all planned out before I make any purchases. I just can’t see it all come together in my head if I don’t.
All these quickies posts are teasing us! Can’t wait to see these babies on Karl.
Hmm, these would be perfect on my couch, I want some… although my hand-me-down lame couch doesn’t have any cool name like Karl!
Hopefully one day soon we will grow up, bite thebullet and hunt for a new couch we actually like!
Them are some sweet pillows! I dig Tar-hay, you put some latin flava on it! Consider the word spread.
I was waiting for it to become “Tar-jhet” by the end of the post. Said with a Russian accent!
Ooh I like that. So worldly!
Ha, HA! Funniest post yet! Glad you guys are keeping it real! I’m guessing you are painting ceiling trim or beams, maybe. Can’t wait to hear!
Carolyn H. says
I love that you’re calling your new sectional The American Dream. That’s hilarious. My husband and I refer to “eating American style,” meaning eating in front of the TV. : )
Hilarious post! Staying home with the kids all the time puts me in a weird mood sometimes, but yours is a hoot! Can’t wait to see your new sectional.
Ok Sherry, you should have thrown in those new Master bedroom pillows while you were at it… I think you like keeping us in suspense. LOL!
D’oh! I do owe you guys that post. Soon!
rebecca a. says
Funniest post ever. You sound like me after a long day of staring at 3 computer screens for 8 hours! can’t wait to see the Amercian Dream in your newly painted livingroom.
Love these pillows but can’t wait to see the new ones on your bed!! Maybe a post tomorrow?
Yeah Jessica just reminded us that we owe you guys that post too. D’oh! Soon.
I just bought these pillows and their oblong stiped cousin last week! Love that they have sophisitcation and whimsy!
Best.Post.Ever. :) Really loving your return to keeping it real!
How about “No ham, no fowl” instead of “no harm, no foul”?, just to keep things animal :)
COMMENT OF THE WEEK AWARDED TO NICOLE. I love it.
that really is good!
Future Mama says
Haha! Love it.
LOVE those pillows!
Katie J. says
You crack me up! It’s probably weird hearing stuff like that from complete strangers, but after almost two years of following your blog I feel like I know you. Not trying to be creepy or anything… :)
Love the pillows!
NIKKI P says
NOOOO! I just bought that exact pillow Monday from Tar-jay but they only had one… now I have to RUUUUN to another one to get the matching pillow since you guys mentioned it lol. It is sure to sell out 2. Day. You’re so popular ’round these parts (DC)…
Oh no! Quick go now. No one will notice you’re even gone!
Lauren Williams says
Just a heads up… be careful when washing the pillow covers. They make the same pattern in bathroom towels and like you, I fell in love with them so I purchased them. But when it came time to wash them they just deteriorated in the washing machine even though the instructions said that you could wash them on cold water and tumble dry low. Maybe you won’t have the same experience since yours are pillow covers and not towels but I thought I should warn you.
P.S. I love your blog!
Thanks for the warning! We’ll definitely fill you guys in if they die on us after a wash or two. Fingers crossed for long term pillow survival!
ann @ my life as prose. says
you are seriously cracking me up today. also, i learned the definition of purloined when i was a kid and in love with sherlock holmes… the purloined letter, anyone??
I’m so glad someone else mentioned The Purloined Letter, too! It was the first thing I thought of!
Btw, I’m loving the new comment structure. Thanks, Youngsters!
Christa M says
Puff Puff Pass Missy!!!
I love weird, so bring it…okay, you already did….Talk about weird, I just posted (today) about similar pillows that I was inspired by at Wal-Mart. Mine are still in the works but you can see the start of them (WARNING! Low Quality pictures)
Rachel K. says
Love the pillows. We have them in our bedroom and our duvet is grey. Love the grey on grey look and the texture. Can’t wait to see how they look on Karl!
Snorted out loud at this one…and only a few people noticed!! :) Thanks for making a slightly boring Wednesday entertaining. I LOVE the pillows and can’t wait to see what else you guys are up to.
Super cute pillows! I can’t wait to see how they look on good ole Karl – and to hear about how you like Karl once he arrives. You guys are so funny; the humor in your posts totally cracks me up and makes my day!
Sarah @ The Ugly Duckling House says
I love that design too! Only I chose my bathroom instead of the living room for that stunning starburst pattern. I love the slight shimmer it gives off when the sun hits the window, too. Nice choice!
Shannon (in VA) says
lol @ Nicole and the comment of the week. Totally going to use “no ham, no fowl” from now on….
Seriously, spread the word guys! This is going to be a movement. Sweeping the globe. There will be bumper stickers that say “keep it animal.”
Are these pillows on target.com? I looked but couldn’t find them. What brand are they?
We couldn’t find them over there to link to ’em, but the tag says “Home Toss Pillow.” Hope it helps!
I found them online – They are called flocked pillow.
Good to know! Thanks for passing that info on!
Tanya from dans-le-townhouse.blogspot.com says
Super cute! The texture looks great. But you’re definitely a nutter-butter today! Good to know. I think we all get a little wacky sometimes :)
Great pillows. Could be too matchy-matchy but those guys have a sister in the shower curtain department. I picked her up this weekend and it was just what I needed to marry my beige shower tiles to my new Quiet Moments (BM) colored walls. I think I’m going to grab another one to keep as back-up since it’s basically perfect. Enjoy yours!
You know Sherry, you shouldn’t drink while breastfeeding…LOL!
I’m drunk with DIY love. Making good progress over here! Pics soon…
karen @ our slo house says
love. love. love.
What did you say yesterday about oil rubbed bronze being the eyeliner on curtains?
In that case, these purloined pillows are like the mascara on a sectional (and yes, that makes Karl a cross-dresser.) :o
LOVE IT! Karl the cross-dressing sectional!
Your weird moods are eerily similar to mine. My boyfriend is convinced that I make up words.
Not gonna lie…
Sometimes I do.
It’s fun to mess with him.
I think I’m going to go buy those pillows though!
As I read this I thought that maybe I wrote it! LOL! I am notorious for making up words and using strange words to describe things. I have been told that people are secretly writing books with my “Heatherisms” in them. Love the pillows and I think that Karl is going to look fantastic, or as I like to say fantabulastic! :)
Love the pillows!
Can’t wait for Karl to meet Ed. They have a lot in common – both have strong lines and are secure enough to wear some bold accessories. I think they’ll totally hit it off and chat/harass each other while you’re out (a la the toys in Toy Story). Ed to Karl: “Man, did you get curtains in your room yet? Mine rock.” Karl: “No but I have beams and a TV so suck it!”
Can you tell I’m in a weird mood too?! :D
Love it! We’re all smoking the DIY crack pipe today. Happy hump day!
LOL! This totally cracked me up. I love giving “life” to inanimate projects…reminds me of when Jerry from Seinfeld was doing his stand-up and talking about the socks in the laundry machine…remember that???…….ok, nevermind. Thanks for the laugh!
LOL! Karl’s TV FTW!
I don’t know why EVERYONE doesn’t get a Target card – it rocks! 5% every time, baby! It adds up. AND, the ease of not keeping up with receipts. I think I save a few hundred a year with it – yes, my bills are scary. Think two kids in diapers. And formula. And cute baby clothes. And groceries. That place is my mecca.
aww, these are great!I love ur new sectional also! everything is coming along nicely! I love ur new house, and all ur really wonderful decor ideas!
You and John rock!!! (Clara and Burger rocks also((:
LOVE the mood! HAHA, I get it. I have it myself sometimes and people look at me all strange-like. LOVE the pillows! GASPED at the idea of a beige nailhead ottoman for Karl (in an oh so good way, sounds fab!). Can’t wait to see some col-ah!!
kewel pillows ~ can’t wait to see them on Karl :)
Melissa @ HOUSEography says
So pretty. I was really impressed when I walked through their home section a week or so ago. Seems like their new buyers are really kicking things up a notch.
Jen @ The Decor Scene says
LMAO!!! You all are killing me today. Sherry & John, your new message post area is the bomb!!! Now we all have so much more interaction. LOVE IT!!!
And lovin’ those pillows for Karl. And you are just being such a tease today. Come on give us some hint at what you two are up to today? Pleeeeaaaassseeee!!!! At least let us guess.
It has to do with heat. There’s the clue.
guessing it must be….. HEAT n bond. Is someone making her some curtains today??? Can’t wait to see the finished product!
I love the new comments set up as well :)
hehe, this comment feed was almost as funny as the post!
Rebecca @ the lil house that could says
I seriously don’t know why I don’t have a Target card. I think I’m just so opposed to having debt that I always decline the offer. But I seriously spend so much money there per year, and I have a gap card for the perks… so basically I’m a giant hypocrite! Now I’m annoyed thinking of all of the money I could have saved for all of these years!
I don’t have one, so I’m not 100% sure but I think they actually have debit cards that link directly to your bank account and still give you the 5% off. I read that on a message board, I believe, and have meaning to look into it.
Stephanie Phillips says
Holy heck, you’re right. Check it out: https://redcard.target.com/redcard/content/rcw_tck_application
Not a bad idea!!
Laura *You Stir Me* says
thanks for letting me know these exist – love them! And finding awesome throw pillows will put you in a weird mood – it happens to the best of us;)
Nice! I just purloined myself a gorgy table runner from Tar-hay that I plan to have turned into 3 poppy pillows for my new chocolate sectional. Now to learn to sew…
Ooohh – chocolate and poppy. I love that color combo. Good luck!
Bianca @ Walnut Avenue says
Ok – I have decided when people ask if I am a vegetarian from now on my response will be “No Ham, No Fowl”…how can I incorporate No Beef? Love the pillows and the new color scheme overall!!
Haha, love it. How about adding “don’t have a cow” in there.
Melissa Breau says
I like Sherry’s idea –How about … “Don’t have a cow, but No Ham, No Fowl…”
“Don’t have a cow, but No Ham, No Fowl…”
How about a people’s choise award for comment of the day!
Done. We’ll have to start getting little medals and trophies made! Haha.
I apologise for cluttering up your comments but I meant choice not ‘choise(where did that come from!)- I HAD to mention this, even though it’s of no consequence!
What about… “no ham, no fowl, no cow”?
When you pick up and pay for Big Karl if you use your debit card you get a 3% credit at the bottom of your receipt to use on you next purchase at Ikea. Our sofa, not Karl, came with a 25 year guarantee from Ikea. I bet Karl does too. I actually went to Pottery Barn today for a look around and saw some pillow, not as nice as yours, for around $70! susan