Friday, April 1, 2011

Friday Favorites: Stacked Pillow Tuffet

A couple years ago, when my hubby & I were touring a "dream home," I came across this stacked pillow tuffet from Bella Rose by Chateau's "Esmerelda" line:

And I fell in love!.........with the materials, with the tassels, with the style, but not with the price!

Over the next couple months, I came across the same tuffet in a few high-end furniture & decor stores.....and when I say high-end, I mean it was WAY out of my price range!

But I just couldn't get it out of my mind!
So I continued to check periodically, hoping that one day it would be could say I was a tuffet stalker!  My husband, knowing my obsession, even offered to try to make me one!

And then it happened!  One day while visiting a local decor store, I came across it yet again, only this time something was different, this time it was on sale!  Almost 70% off!  I couldn't believe it!  Although still a bit pricey, I just couldn't resist.....not after all of that!  And I knew that even if we attempted to make it ourselves, the materials alone would be close to that amount!

So I grabbed it up, & loaded it in my car......a Camaro at the time.....I must have been quite a sight trying to get that thing to fit.....but I adjusted the seat, scooting it & leaning it back as far as possible, and then squeezed the tuffet in the front passenger seat.....smiling the whole way home!

And now it sits happily in my living room...... our fireplace.......
.......where it typically holds a Gracious Goods tray & magazines.......
.......but also showcases the occasional seasonal decor.......
.......and when company comes, it adds a little extra seating as well. 

And every time I look at it, I smile! 


  1. A story of true love with a happy ending!

    I can see why you fell in love with it. It is gorgeous.

    I had to laugh at your description of trying to load it into the car. Sounds like me on a regular basis! I'm trying to talk my husband into getting a small SUV but he keeps saying no. He says it would give me license to bring home more and more large things. He might have a point!

  2. I actually got rid of the Camaro in December b/c it needed a new engine (it was going to cost more than the car was worth!), & now I have a small SUV. As much fun as the Camaro was, I absolutely LOVE all the space in my Edge! But it can get me in trouble. In fact, today I came home with a small outdoor table & 2 chairs.....that would have never fit in my Camaro!