TeaLadyPillows

Not just a pillow! It's a work of art!

McLean, Virginia · 73 Sales

TeaLadyPillows

Not just a pillow! It's a work of art!

McLean, Virginia 73 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(21)

Announcement   Welcome to TeaLadyPillows! These are my current featured pillows!

I invite you to "window shop" my entire inventory, and if you have a question about anything please send me an Etsy "convo." I don't just make single pillows -- if you see something you like, and would like a matching one, please let me know. Also, if you have something specific in mind but don't see it in my listings, tell me what you're thinking; I'm happy to search my shelves of fabrics (both contemporary and vintage) to come up with a perfect combination for you!

Although I love to design and sew uniquely beautiful pillows, I've recently begun to add other items including aprons and napkin sets to TeaLadyPillows.

Every TeaLadyPillow comes to you completely finished. It is ready for you to keep or give as a gift. It is even wrapped in a sheer gold bag! I am committed to using high quality materials, as I want the workmanship to stand out.

Every TeaLadyPillow is a labor of love; I do not have an "assembly line" approach to creating them! No two are exactly alike - unless you want them exactly alike. Eyeing my fabric collection, I pick one to work with, then another to use for the back.... and then the fun starts. I find unique trims, vintage bakelite buttons, high-end cording and quirky tassels to complete the look. In the Tack Room pillow pictured above, I even attach a vintage horse show ribbon for added interest. It's a time-consuming process, getting all the elements to come together.

When I complete a TeaLadyPillow, I always stuff it with a feather down insert. Yes, these are more expensive than other inserts but with down you will enjoy your plump pillow for a very long time! I strive to make my items uniquely artistic, and I want you to smile each time you look at your purchase!

My pillows are usually shipped via UPS. Although I work closely with my local shipping store to keep costs low, I also insist that my items arrive at your door in perfect shape, I don't want them squished into a shipping box! Please remember that you are receiving a completed pillow, not a pillow cover.

Finally, because TeaLadyPillows are created from vintage and/or fine contemporary fabrics with embellishments, I recommend spot cleaning only.

Announcement

Last updated on May 5, 2016

Welcome to TeaLadyPillows! These are my current featured pillows!

I invite you to "window shop" my entire inventory, and if you have a question about anything please send me an Etsy "convo." I don't just make single pillows -- if you see something you like, and would like a matching one, please let me know. Also, if you have something specific in mind but don't see it in my listings, tell me what you're thinking; I'm happy to search my shelves of fabrics (both contemporary and vintage) to come up with a perfect combination for you!

Although I love to design and sew uniquely beautiful pillows, I've recently begun to add other items including aprons and napkin sets to TeaLadyPillows.

Every TeaLadyPillow comes to you completely finished. It is ready for you to keep or give as a gift. It is even wrapped in a sheer gold bag! I am committed to using high quality materials, as I want the workmanship to stand out.

Every TeaLadyPillow is a labor of love; I do not have an "assembly line" approach to creating them! No two are exactly alike - unless you want them exactly alike. Eyeing my fabric collection, I pick one to work with, then another to use for the back.... and then the fun starts. I find unique trims, vintage bakelite buttons, high-end cording and quirky tassels to complete the look. In the Tack Room pillow pictured above, I even attach a vintage horse show ribbon for added interest. It's a time-consuming process, getting all the elements to come together.

When I complete a TeaLadyPillow, I always stuff it with a feather down insert. Yes, these are more expensive than other inserts but with down you will enjoy your plump pillow for a very long time! I strive to make my items uniquely artistic, and I want you to smile each time you look at your purchase!

My pillows are usually shipped via UPS. Although I work closely with my local shipping store to keep costs low, I also insist that my items arrive at your door in perfect shape, I don't want them squished into a shipping box! Please remember that you are receiving a completed pillow, not a pillow cover.

Finally, because TeaLadyPillows are created from vintage and/or fine contemporary fabrics with embellishments, I recommend spot cleaning only.

Anne Martin

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Anne Martin

Ecole de Danse Pillow
Ecole de Danse Pillow
$70.95
Kimono Blossoms Pillow
Kimono Blossoms Pillow
$82.95
SET OF TWO:  Vintage Bicycle Pillows
SET OF TWO: Vintage Bicycle Pillows
$80.95
Enchanted Forest Pillow
Enchanted Forest Pillow
$69.95
Playful Animals Collection:  Spotted Cat
Playful Animals Collection: Spotted Cat
$32.95
Fun and Funky Retro Ovens Apron
Fun and Funky Retro Ovens Apron
$32.95
Downton Abbey Lady Rose Topiary Pillow
Downton Abbey Lady Rose Topiary Pillow
$41.95
Nautical Pillow, Cobalt Blue with Abstract Boats
Nautical Pillow, Cobalt Blue with Abstract Boats
$51.95
Playful Animals Collection:  Wide-Awake Owl
Playful Animals Collection: Wide-Awake Owl
$32.95
1950's Style Coasters:  The Elvis Collection
1950's Style Coasters: The Elvis Collection
$15.00
CUSTOM FOR JORDAN:  Baby Girl Pillow
CUSTOM FOR JORDAN: Baby Girl Pillow
$68.95
Neutral Colors Botany Pillow
Neutral Colors Botany Pillow
$48.95
Sage Leaves and Acorns Midcentury Pillow
Sage Leaves and Acorns Midcentury Pillow
$46.95
Italy:  Retro Travel Posters Pillow
Italy: Retro Travel Posters Pillow
$61.95
Dreamy Blue Peony Pillow
Dreamy Blue Peony Pillow
$51.95
A Touch of Provence Pillow
A Touch of Provence Pillow
$43.95
Adorable Animals Build a House Pillow
Adorable Animals Build a House Pillow
$42.95
Perfect Patriotic Picnic Napkins Set of 6
Perfect Patriotic Picnic Napkins Set of 6
$32.95
Marine Animals Napkin Set of 4
Marine Animals Napkin Set of 4
$30.95
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About

From the Tea Ladies, to TeaLadyPillows!

My "Tea Lady" friends are an amazing group of seven women. We have known each other for years - since our daughters began kindergarten together. Well, our respective daughters are now college graduates! They are busy beginning their careers or pursuing graduate degrees. The Tea Ladies meet once or twice a month, often around my kitchen table. We share tea, lemon bars, laughter, problem solving and support.

Years ago, when our girls graduated from middle school, I decided to dust off my sewing machine and make a simple pillow for each of them, using a colorful Hawaiian print. That got me started, and the sewing machine has hummed busily ever since. I started to collect fabric and vintage buttons. I turned my grown son's old bedroom into a studio, where I stack my fabrics and try to keep them sorted by color family. I study interior design books and magazines to get ideas, take sewing classes to improve my skills, and participate in craft shows, etc. I joined Etsy approximately six years ago after talking with many other artists who successfully sell their creations from their Etsy shops.

I warmly invite you to contact me if a special order gift is of interest to you. Thanks for visiting TeaLadyPillows!

Shop members

  • Anne Olson Martin

    Owner, Maker, Designer, I Get Inspired, Design, And Sew!

    I was born in Minnesota and have lived in the D.C. area for more than 30 years. My husband and I have two grown children, two Cavalier spaniels, and a cockatiel. I love to mix vintage and modern fabrics for a fresh look that adds color and interest to your decor. In addition to pillows, I am beginning to design duvets, so watch for this new item! I love textiles, and my current favorites are bold African prints, those amazing florals from Provence, and playful Japanese designer fabrics.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 11, 2016
Hello, and thank you so much for checking out TeaLadyPillows! Each of my creations is original, and I really enjoy enjoy designing and sewing. I want to work with you so that when you purchase a TeaLadyPillow you are completely satisfied with it. They make wonderful gifts, and you can always be sure that the recipient will not get anything else quite like a TeaLadyPillow! I am happy to do custom orders for you, too. If you like a certain fabric, or theme, just let me know and I will create a grouping for you.

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I am happy to work with you with respect to shipping. If you need a TeaLadyPillow in a hurry, I will send it to you in a hurry! Most orders will be shipped via UPS ground. Am happy to ship internationally.