Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Pretty as a Peacock

Holly has an obsession with birds lately, and has decided to be a peacock this Halloween. Instead of sewing her costume, I am piecing it together (too little time this month!); luckily we found a beautiful leotard and peacock inspired tutu in a deep saturated teal (which we will add a headband and homemade tail piece). The colour is so beautiful I've decided that I need a little more of it in my life:

In the form of an old piece of furniture with lots of patina perhaps?
A hint in a pretty wallpaper? This would actually look great in my kitchen!
Commit in the fullest form with paint?
A pretty pillow may suffice...
Or something fun for my kitchen!
For now I'm on a mission to find some realistic feathers for a headpiece and tail for Holly's costume, any suggestions?


  1. Get an ostrich feather feather duster for the side feathers and then you can just use a few real peacock feathers for the tail.

  2. Have you seen the stenciled office walls over at Young House Love? I thought they'd look incredible with peacock blue instead of the grellow (not that grellow is bad or anything). It's gorgeous though!

  3. Leila- good idea! I may just try to get some good shots of Holly to blow up for "art"
    Lesley-going to check that out now! I have all the respect in the world for people who have the patience to stencil a whole wall