Sunday, May 3, 2009

Pillow talk

So I had some gift certificates to Crate and Barrel and I've been wanting to get some throw pillows that didn't scream "Man's Apartment" or "Everything in this apartment is red". Yes, my pillows talk to me. They make statements. Anyway, I ran across the street to C&B and got some boring stuff and another pillow. I threw it on the couch and then waited to see what C would say about it. I waited. Nothing. I waited more. Still nothing. Finally I gave up. And this is what went down:

Me: "Do you notice anything different?"
C: "Huh."
Me: "Is there anything in here that looks different to you? Anything that wasn't here 30 minutes ago?"
C: "Oh, are you talking about that hideous pillow on the couch? Yeah, I noticed that. Seriously, that is the ugliest pillow I have ever seen in my life. It goes with nothing. It's so ugly I can't even describe how ugly it is."
Me: **laughing too hard to say anything**

So here's the offending pillow. I have my reasons for why I think it goes. Plus, I'm not really a matchy-matchy person, obviously. I painted side tables bright blue, our bookshelf is two-toned, and I could care less about coordinating furniture. Go ahead, you can tell me what you think. I promise I won't be offended. C would love to have some people back him up.



Taryn said...

The pillow is not ugly. It is a little busy for my taste- but I think it is pretty hip. (I am not really a decorator though . . .)

Julie said...

It's not the "ugliest pillow I have ever seen in my life", but it's not really my style. Although it may look great in your room.

Alex said...

haha - so I've made a list of the comments thus far:

"it is a little busy for my taste"
"it's not really my style"
"it's not the ugliest pillow I have ever seen if my life"
(and some positive ones, omitted)

I think if you like it, go for it. My throw pillows are incredibly ugly, used by generations of college kids, and probably never washed. I see it as a good "conversation piece."

Anonymous said...

lol how would that conversation begin?

"Hi, welcome to our house."

"Thanks for having us. Wow! That is one ugly pillow."

Alex said...
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Alex said...

I guess I was thinking more in the context of my pillows who have lived long, full, unwashed, ugly lives. So the conversation would go more like this:

(lull in otherwise engaging conversation)
Alex: you see that pillow you're cradling under your arm? Yeah. the forest green one with iridescent lime green paisleys and some brown crusty film covering the corner? Yeah, that one. Well, in August 1987 this kid passed out on the pillow and left a drool stain that was an exact replica of Abe Lincoln. True story!
(engaging conversation ensues)

I guess what I'm saying is that you can keep the beauty challenged pillow, but you need to expose it to some life experiences before you display it in your home. Maybe start by taking it camping in your new tent?