Old Sweetwater

Old Sweetwater

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Simply Bows

Is there a better symbol of romance and femininity than a classy, beautiful bow? I appreciate a bow the most when it's done in good taste.  Even if it's quite large and dramatic, it can look elegant.  I prefer pure silk, understated satin and self-matching bows to a *frilly hot mess.*  Who else likes them? Does anyone have them in their decor? Photos from top to bottom: Bowed Slip Cover (but any upholstered chair with a bow would be fab)! Any silk pillow with a self-fabric bow would be lovely; Iron bed with bow motif; Looking flirty while walking away...delicious! Bows add drama; Bows finish off a chandelier; A bow done in style~














 

37 comments:

Jacque said...

Good Morning Janean,

Thank you so much for stopping by the farmhouse for a visit. We love having company!

I perused thru your blog trying to find pics of your home. I must have overlooked them, anyway--I was intrigued by the name of your blog. I live in SWEETWATER, TN and immediately thought that you might live here as well, but I think you are in MO..is that correct??

When I get thru replying to all my comments, I will return to read more. Thanks!

sissie said...

Hi Janean,
Now you know this girl loves bows, the bigger, the better. I'm with you on simplicity, satin and silk.

It's nice to know we can even wrap the kitty in bows, that is if you get them to stand still long enough! LOL.

Lovely post.

hugs
Sissie

All things nice... said...

Love the cream shoe- so pretty and elegant. Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a lovely weekend :)

All things nice...

lostpastremembered said...

You got me with the bow on the shoe... so sexy!!!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I love bows, too! I just did a birthday party for a friend and tied large raspberry sashes on the backs of my slipcovered dining room chairs. I agree about silk. I prefer it, too. Love the examples you used here. That first one is my favorite, though the kitty with his top hat and bow tie is pretty cute! ;-)

XO,

Sheila :-)

Jojo said...

I love bows and they go with nearly anything. Truthfully we need more bows in our days; it makes everything look like a gift!

Marina Mott said...

What a great pictures!!! I'm totaly in love with this cat!!!xx

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Good Morning Janean! Hmm I like bows but in thinking about it I can't think of a single one I have in my house. That doesn't mean I don't have one...I just can't think of any at the moment. I love the bow on the back of those high heels and the pillow. Somehow bows remind me of Audrey Hepburn. I hope you're enjoying a beautiful sunny Saturday...enjoy your weekend! :)

Cindy said...

i love a pretty bow. i know there is an art to tying one....i just never get it a pretty as some of those. i love the shoes and the dining chair the best. such a nice way to girly something up!!!

Kelli said...

I adore bows! I used them in my daughter's nursery and then in her 'little girl' bedroom. Then suddenly, at the age of 10, she decided she wasn't a little girl anymore and the bows had to go! :( The Hubster isn't fond of them so I don't really use them throughout the house. Someday, when I'm an eccentric old lady, I'll have them EVERYWHERE! ;)

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Hi Janean!

Yep, I love bows, too!
I'm not sure the cat does, though. ;-)

Great pics!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Anne

Pondside said...

I love bows, but the only ones in the decor of Pondside are on skinny little yellow bows on the toss pillows on the bed. Perhaps when our Lillypad ties the knot I'll be able to indulge my love of bows with big ones on the back of dainty reception chairs.

Cindy said...

With 4 daughters and now 5 grand daughters..we seem to always have hair bows floating around here!!
But with 2 cowboy men..nah..I don't decorate with bows. I can sure ooohh and ahh over them tho! lol

Hugs..hope your weekend goes great!!
Working on wedding preps all day today..Now that is where the bows come in!!

Hugs..Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Mari's Cakes said...

Hi Janean,

You always bring us beautiful collections. I love the bow in the mannequin. It reminds me of when I was in fashion industries, I used to love to drape my patterns. Thanks for sharing and returning back good memories.

God Bless :D

Frau said...

So pretty love all the bow's, especially the necklace! Gorgeous! Have a wonderful weekend.

Julie Harward said...

I have always loved bows...on just about anything! Guess I'm more girly than I thought! LOL Come say hi :D

Farm Girl said...

Well, I love bows but hands down my favorite is the cat with bow tie. That is so funny, I would love to see all of my cats with a grumpy face and the bow ties.
Have a great weekend, Janean

FILIGREE MOON said...

Hi Janean! Love this post. I am most fond of the bow on the first photo, a bit of pouf, yet not too frilly. ~ Angela

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Oh very classy indeed! I love the pillow especially. Have a great weekend.

Dolores said...

Hmmmmm, I wonder if there's anyone who doesn't love pretty bows........
They always add the finishing touch!

Cute cat..... mine would have a frown on her face too, if I put a bow on her.
Happy weekend Janean!

It's me said...

When we were just married,........ we had green checked fabric seats with a bow! really hear!............... nice weekend sweetie! big hug from me ........... come here to my post ............... look so cute!.........enjoy !! Ria

Karen said...

Bows are pretty, but I don't use them much. At Christmas with all sorts of decoration, yes!

Just Breathe said...

No I don't have any in my decorations but I do agree with you. I love the examples you used.
Hope your weekend is going well.

Sylvia said...

These bows are beautiful, Janean !
I love the one on the shoe, it's very elegant.
And the cat is amazing !
Nice weekend,
Sylvia

Suz said...

Loved the pillow and the shoe...dreamy
need sexy legs to pull that shoe off I fear..
but yes, I confess
bows send me

Khim said...

just love the shoe...never seen like that shoe in real...

nice blog you have in here..
happy sunday...

Technodoll said...

He he - I was waiting for the Bow Tie pic! :-D

A gift isn't a gift if it's not wrapped in a nice big bow. Even if that gift is a nekkid wife. Wooo!

(i kid!)

Laura~DancesWithTeddyBears said...

Love all the bows. What a great idea. Your kitty sure made me smile. Have a great weekend!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

The bow on the back of that shoe is perfection!!! Thanks for the visit yesterday. :)

Barb said...

I love it! I bought a cute pair of flirty shoes with little bows on the toes the other day - it made me feel sooooo sassy!!

Blessings,
Barb

chair up said...

Bows sure do "up" the pretty factor don't they. My best friend had an enormous bow on the back of her wedding dress and it made my hubby laughed because it wiggled from side to side when she walked.
Angex

Lily Robinson said...

I confess... I'm a bow lover. I've been know to toss a pretty bow of ribbon up on the corner of a wall frame. Bows are the perfect partners for lace and pearls.

Susan said...

I do LOVE the shoes! :) Bows dress things up and make them look extra special! I am SO glad you included the cat! My first thought when I clicked on your post was, "I wonder what the last pic will be!" You didn't disappoint!
Blessings!

Julie said...

I do love bows...in hair, on chairbacks, LOVE the little bow embellishments on the chandy shades...and the kitty is just too cute! Mine would never allow me to do that. Hugs to you!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I got excited when I saw what you were posting today! I have been looking for a tutorial of a pillow with a big ruffled bow that covers the pillow. I saw it on a blog but now I can't find it! You didn't see it, too...did you? lol It was in April...too long ago to find it again! ♥

Deb said...

now those are great bows...

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I came back to read some more and don't see my original comment. Did you get it, Janean? Have a great day! ♥