Back to Nature

The Mud Maiden, a celebrated resident of the Lost Gardens of Heligan is content to rest on Paola Pillows because she intuitively senses that they like herself, came from the earth.
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The Day of Reckoning

Is coming. Summer is marching ahead. The foliage is overly green and heavy. The blue hydrangeas are incredibly beautiful –filled out and heavy hanging, colors changing by the day. Transient blooms are fading as vines take over the garden.
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Summertime is all around us.

Summer is in full swing and the orange daisies and yellow day lilies are a welcome addition to dense green foliage. I especially like this one that  newly opened, looks like powered sugar is sprinkled across its petals. If I was a bee, I’m sure I’d have lunch there.
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Woodland- A New Paola Pillow

Meet the new Paola Pillow – Woodland. I thought the Chesterfield leather couch a worthy backdrop to a pillow with lots of personality. Recently, someone told me he thought my pillow designs were too “girly” and would I consider a hunting motif? The short answer was “no”.
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Summertime

It’s getting hot in between rainstorms in Connecticut. I went out to weed today and the drops started again. We’re sprouting a lot of incredibly healthy weeds. Summertime is also the time for cool and roses-when you can find them.
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June Roses

It’s June! Do you love roses as I do? They’re precious and feisty- just the right combination in a flower. Summer is getting underway here in Litchfield
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NYC, here we go..again.

Tomorrow morning we’ll be driving to NYC at 5AM for the ICFF show at the Javitts. Too much going on in pillow business land to be terribly loquacious at the moment. I’ll let you know what I saw later in the week…do you think this pillow looks like French Fries?
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Raising Sunflowers

The sunflower on this pillow is actually a baby sunflower. I started it from seed inside, until the plant was strong enough to stand up to the elements. Weaklings at birth, sunflowers grow into amazing, strong sun worshippers.
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Paola Prints- A Road Trip

A few months ago, I made a fabric travel bag to hold my pillows, knowing intuitively that it wasn’t cool to travel with my beautiful cotton sateen pillows in brown paper or large plastic trash bags.
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