Friday, March 12, 2010

the mysterious appeal of pigeons and jellies

I thought I knew everything, but no. I don't like pigeons, and I don't like jellies, so I don't understand why this cushion from Thornback & Peel appeals to me, but it does.


And how about these napkins as wall-hangings? I think they'd look great in a row in my kitchen.

[All images: Thornback & Peel]

37 comments:

  1. Hi Mise,
    I love jellies, but not so much pigeons. We have so many in our garden, I could press one and make it into a cushion !!!!
    I really think that cushion is you Mise. Get one, toute suite !...and, the napkins are brilliant....get those as well. Oh, I'm great at spending other people's money ! XXXX

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  2. Now, if I draw from my latent psychoanalytic capabilities I would say that you are both pining for your lost, carefree childhood represented by the pink jellies associated with happiness and the freedom associated with pigeons, flight, and being able to poop on whom you wish. The adult world is not as much fun - unless of course you are the proud owner of a cushion with pink jellies and grey pigeons. I know, don't thank me...I'll send you the bill ;-) (Love Jakcie's comment about pressing one into a cushion !!!)

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  3. I thought you knew everything as well. Do you not? Not sure I can cope!

    Luckily I find the napkins strangely soothing and all is once more wel in my world :-)

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  4. From the ridiculous as sublime department. What an odd combination. I, of course, am imagining the one defiling the other (ick), but the as a pillow, it seems to work. Go figure.

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  5. Hey Mise
    Well I'm a jelly lover too but I'm with you on the pigeons! rats that fly! However strangely.. the cushion is appealing.. hmm as long as they don't make Indian Minor Bird cushions the world will be safe from a lice plague. Have a great weekend...xx Julie

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  6. I like the wall hanging, too. That would be perfect for the kitchen!

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  7. Who'd have thunk it?
    You've made me rethink that whole
    lampshade and feta cheese thing ...

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  8. Crikey - that's an interesting combination - pigeons and wibbly wobbly jelly.
    No, I'd be afraid the pigeon would come to life and peck me while I'm sitting on the sofa!

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  9. What a combination!!!! who knew such a thing could work but I think it does! Buy the napkins and make pillow fronts from them to save lots of money...I would.

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  10. The jellies look a bit like hats from a distance. It's kind of an unexpected pairing, isn't? You should definitely get the cushion, just to keep your visitors on their toes. I really like the napkins too!

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  11. Did Mrs Beaton make pigeon jelly? I'll have to look it up. They make a good, sweet, pigeon pie in North Africa...

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  12. Yeah, I'm feeling the pigeon/jelly combo. Got a sort of Victorian eccentricity thing about it.

    (Top marks for Jaboopee's feta/lampshade comment. I wanted red wine sprayed all over my screen, really I did)

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  13. Becky, I was thinking the very same thought, but then remembered that honest toil doesn't suit me. I may yet do it though, just to keep my craft point score decent.

    Flora, you clearly haven't been picking up on the subtle anti-alcohol messages in my blog - I'll have to intensify them a bit.

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  14. I think it wonderfully big hearted of you to have two things you detest form part of your everyday decor. Yes, buy them particularly since I am in a shopping mood!

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  15. I have to be honest, that cushion frightens me. My father has bred pigeons all his life. He used to catch them in the gardens in the 1930s and when he grew up he built two storey pigeon cages for them and raced them. Yes I know its highly eccentric. So they just bring back lots of memories and that coo-ing noise they make. (shudder).

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  16. Really Different..I like them..Pigeons not so much, but on a print they're actually pretty cool. Jellies, we don't have them here..Do you mean jello?

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  17. Mise, I think the cushions would be perfect for those people who like to go to parks and feed the pigeons..they must have a love for them. I like the idea of pink and black but maybe not in that combination. Napkins are fun...any which way:)
    Jeanne

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  18. That pillow is too unusual NOT to love. And what a great idea to hang the napkins on the wall! I've seen arrangements of frames covered with fabric, so why not? Great idea.

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  19. An example of synergy, perhaps, with the cushion being greater than the sum of its parts. It's fetching in a surprising kind of way. And those napkins make a lovely series.

    jaboopee made me spray purified water all over my screen.

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  20. im diggin the colour combo and i can certainly appreciate the images, but for me i would like martini glasses and pumps.
    have a great weekend
    ~laura

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  21. I think its the very incongruity (love that word)of the combination that appeals. Much like the Marmite toothpaste over on my post at the moment!

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  22. MOTH is known around here as the Jelly Monster. He loves to layer weird combos of colours & flavours in the bowl. Call me conservative but I just enjoy one colour, one flavour.
    Millie ^_^

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  23. The colours are really beautiful aren't they-subdued yet really strong at the same time...lovely items to swoon over here!

    Best wishes for a wonderful week,
    Natasha.

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  24. ...but have you seen the deckchairs...?

    *sighs*

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  25. Hi Mise
    I am sending you the Sunshine Award for all your kind words over the past months...it has meant a lot to me!
    Thank you!!
    Jeanne :)

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  26. This somehow reminds me of that episode of The Office when the stapler got set in jelly. I have a subversive desire to see the pigeons set in jelly...or have I just been watching too many trailers for Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland? This pillow is quite unsettling in a most delightful way. Maybe you should get one as a conversation piece and to better psychoanalyse your guests. What fun! The napkins on the other hand are practically perfect in every way. Meredy xo.
    p.s. I think the jelly and pigeons are giving me a Mary Poppins vibe...

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  27. You trendspotter. Next season pigeons and jellies will be all over the hottest homes.

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  28. I am with you there, I like it to for some strange birdy pinky reasoon.

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  29. The napkins are great, the jellies I could cope with, but I wouldn't be let have the pigeons in the house. 8 year old is still traumatised from the time she looked up at birds flying past and got a face full of bird poo...

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  30. I am with you ....don't like jellies...don't really care much for pigeons. I do like the goldfish bowl napkin. xoxo

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  31. Eew, pigeons. Actually, I missed them last time I was at Trafalgar Square.
    This is a cute cushion - very interesting pattern!

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  32. I do like the colors in the pillow but I'm not sure on the subjects. I do love the idea of hanging the napkins. The look really pretty up there in a row.

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  33. What a combination, eh? I find it quite mysterious myself. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment~always apreciative!

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  34. It's the pink. That's what I think.

    xo,
    -maria

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  35. Actually, I think it's the pink *and* the absurdity of it, come to think of it. It's a pillow that's not afraid to poke fun at its own self. Hilarious, in a way. But maybe I'm grasping at straws.

    xo,
    -maria

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