Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Do things like this happen to you?

Gingham, 2013

Don't laugh.  I know their loft is comical, but I'm here seeking empathy.

Somehow I didn't imagine 3" would stand so tall.  I took my time in ordering these cushions, I was very detailed.  Purchasing a good quality product was my objective and these cushions are of excellent quality.  They just look a bit different than anticipated, more like beautiful layers for a large cake than kitchen chair cushions.

They are custom.  No returns.  So for now we'll just have to hunch a bit during meals and focus on the positive aspects of feeling elevated.

They should mellow out after a while, right?  I do love the red gingham, and my husband's legs still fit beneath the table as long as he doesn't move around too much.  Maybe they'll settle to 2 1/2" by this time next year.

39 comments:

  1. hee hee...
    it could happen to me, albeit i'd probably mismake 'em myself. and would not stop sewing until it's all too late, too late.
    wonderful pic though.
    n♥

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  2. I had to enlarge the picture to see what you meant - oh my. However my short 5'1" self would love them :)

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  3. Yes, I too had to look closely to observe the problem...the photo was so sophisticated and lovely. The sinking feeling you get when something you have carefully planned and envisioned goes awry is one I know well.

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    1. And then we recover and laugh about it, right?

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  4. Regarding the photograph, perhaps I was only partially willing to expose my mistakes ;)

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  5. Hmmm, maybe there will be a taller table in your future? ;)

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  6. I agree, from the photograph The cushions look quite normal. In fact, they are lovely from my point This view. You just might be starting a new trend in table cushions ;^)

    I made a "size" mistake with our sofa. It looked small in the store, but it's humungous in our house. This was about 10 years ago and I should have sent it back but didn't think of it at the time (it wasn't even custom). Were still living with it!

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    1. And these experiences give us our stories to tell. Not such a bad deal.

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  7. Oh, Denise. I sure do know how difficult it is to live with a decorating surprise.But sometimes in a quiet moment a solution may occur to you--or just embrace it :)

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    1. I like the way you think, Michele. I am leaning toward embracing it.

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  8. Oh gosh, this is why I struggle to embrace online shopping fully! I just ordered a jacket the other day and I find the whole thing stressful because "you just never know what you're gonna get"! I hope it flattens for you soon.

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    1. Still puffy, but learning to love them as they are.

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  9. i am sure they make you feel like a princess on the pea...

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  10. Oh dear - fear not I had a similar err...situation with a squab for a window seat. I was so excited when it was finally ready, so imagine my disappointment (and feelings of inadequate measuring ability) when I found that it was too long. Not just a little too long, but a LOT too long. I still can't work out what happened....? As for your squabs I imagine that they would be extra cushioning when sat on, which can only be a good thing. And that fetching fabric must surely make up for your being more elevated when seated.

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    1. Oh, life. Before your comment I hadn't heard the word squab used to define a cushion. So I typed the word into Merriam-Webster's site and yours is the first definition of squab! Where have I been? Thanks for teaching me something new, Annie.

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  11. May I suggest befriending the driver of a steamroller, or putting blocks under your table?

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    1. Ah yes, a steamroller driver could be a useful addition to my circle of friends. Good call, Rachael.

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  12. I tried to comment on this post the moment I saw it, but I came through Facebook and my note got eaten up. First, I wanted to make the wise-ass suggestion that you could take a couple inches off the chair legs, but I see lots of folks have got you covered on that by raising up the table. Mostly, I wish I could show you the godawful heavy wooden blinds that we bought for our bedroom. They were supposed to be so elegant, but they weigh a half-ton and in the end were just expensive and pretty dumb. Your cushions are much nicer!

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    1. I'm feeling a little bad about the comfort I'm drawing from the mishaps of others, your blinds included. Thanks for sharing, Shae.

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  13. I promise I won't laugh: these sorts of things happen to me ALL the time. Of course, life would never be so interesting if everything turned out as we planned: then we would not have the places to insert our inventiveness. I do love your view - nice to imagine you eating there!

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    1. Thanks, Danielle. Many good thoughts and conversations have happened before that window.

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  14. I bet they happen to us all even if some don't wish to admit it. I didn't actually notice what was 'wrong' until you spelled it out. But the cushions are beautiful so I'm glad C still fits!

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  15. Well someday I'll have to send you a photo of my desk/chair situation ... it is, without a doubt, the reason I spend silly amount of money getting massages. The chair is far lowwwwwwer than it should be. So I kind of puff up my shoulders when I work to get my elbows in the right spot. Silly. The cushions will grow on you -- at least they're very pretty!

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    1. Maybe I should send you one of my cushions, Megan ; )

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  16. Things like this would happen more often to me but my husband is very methodical and so I've learned to check and double check ( or have him do it.). Can you raise the table?

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    1. I was checking and double checking my order before placing it, but not double checking my measurements. Oops.

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  17. almost exactly the same happend when we built my bed and had no idea how thick mattrasses would be... for a while i thought i need a ladder to climb up. but somehow i manage to hop onto it now...

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    1. Ha! I'm imagining you pole vaulting up onto your bed. Thanks for the smile.

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  18. I admire your moving-forward attitude. You'll get used to it! :)The cushions are indeed pretty.

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    1. You are correct, Lecia. We are used to them. We are an adaptable species.

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  19. they'll settle. everything always does :)

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  20. Things like this do happen to me. They feel like a disaster (like the very expensive but too short curtains that stretched expensively and shortly across acres of a very tall and wide georgian window until I could bear it no more and resolved never to curtain again) but - except those wretched curtains - usually become quirkily endearing. Your cushions seem to me to be in that category.

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    1. Thanks, Kate. I do have a soft spot for quirkily endearing.

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