Friday, January 8, 2010

Join the Movement!

I am in LOVE! I know that I pretty much say that often when it comes to all these wonderful handmade works of art, and when it comes to pillows especially. {A bed itself is not complete unless it has at least 10 or 12! Friends are starting to worry!} But... I can't stop admiring my new favorite thing. I tore open the box as soon as it arrived and was blown away! 3 handmade crewel pillows made from stunning vintage fabrics were comfortably packaged and wrapped in soft tissue in a presentation so sweet, I felt guilty tearing through it... But, thats what I did! I couldn't wait! They were more beautiful than I could have ever imagined! The top right pillow pictured here now has it's place in my living room on a couch of cream colored cushions {along with a few other pillows!}, burnt orange curtains hang from the windows behind and a brown and multi-colored paisley rug rests on the floor. A perfect fit! 

What makes these pillows most special is Zahida, the awesome woman behind these beautiful designs ~ A chance meeting via an etsy treasury and a couple of conversations later has confirmed that you never know where you will make a new friend!
"I spent 10 years of my career working in the airline industry and was fortunate enough to travel all over the world…in first class ;) This, I’m sure, is where I developed my taste for the good life! As a new mother and member of the corporate management team, I decided to trade-in my fast paced career to enjoy motherhood and what some folks term, “the simple life”. It has been an amazing journey filled with lessons of love and creativity. Homemaker Movement is my creative outlet. It provides me the opportunity to share some of my work with you, to indulge in luxurious fabrics, fine vintage linens and pure, natural herbs. It also quenches my thirst to run a world-class business while being completely available to my family." ~ Zahida


  1. Absolutely gorgeous work! The colors are so rich and luxurious, thanks for sharing!

  2. I am also one of the priveleged few (hurry gals, this number is growing) to have one of these remarkable treasures! I recently purchased a vintage 1920's art deco bedroom and I've asked Zahida to completely "do" my bedroom in all the vintage glory it deserves. Enjoy your treasures, I know I do! - jcn Atlanta, GA

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  4. I have five of Zahida's pillows and each one is so unique and perfectly executed. My two daughters each have one and I have ordered another three as gifts for friends. These are so beautiful! You can't go wrong.