Thursday, June 26, 2008

A Splendour of Summer Florals

I recently bought a large quantity of textiles and have been slowly sorting through them. There are all sorts of wonderful old linens and barkcloths and some super patterns. A few of them have been added to the Vintage Home website and I thought I would share some of my favourites with you. Those shown here are all English fabrics as I am yet to sort through the French ones! Above, is a close-up of a bold and beautiful barkcloth door curtain.
This is a close-up of a stunning floral linen fabric, with a gorgeous blue background.

How about this for a cheerful fabric? This is a large piece of a boldly patterned 60s towelling - perfect for a retro bathroom!
This is quite stunning; a 1940s printed linen, covered in a wealth of pretty Spring flowers.

We were really lucky to get hold of some pretty eiderdowns - alas, they had seen better days so we re-used the fabric and made lots of patchwork cushions, these look lovely layered on a bed or garden bench.

These sweet trailing roses are a delight...

This is one of my favourites; cameos with tulips and pretty paisleys.

Briar roses, trailing roses and paisleys.

As well as sorting the textiles, I have a few projects on the go; I am re-upholstering a large footstool and re-vamping an old cupboard. Then there are 'new' curtains to be made for the living room (from old fabric naturally!) and a very 'vintage' tandem (a recent quirky buy!) which needs some tlc - photos will follow soon!

Enjoy the rest of your week and the coming weekend!


  1. Hello Clare..I'd like to pass on a little award to you, I've left it at my blog for you to collect when you have a mo I'm off to check out your website..those fabrics look scrummy!

  2. Hi Clare,
    Oh how I love barkcloth. I think it makes the most beautiful pillows.


  3. the homely year01 July, 2008 21:42

    Oh what gorgeous fabrics...I like the one best with spring flowers.
    Margaret and Noreen

  4. Love all of the floral prints. They are a breath of summer sunshine and sweetness!


  5. Those fabrics are gorgeous, and I love the patchwork cushions. I can't wait to see a picture of the tandem!
    Cathy X

  6. Your fabrics and your photography are beautiful. Very inspiring.

  7. Gorgeous a beautiful place i have come to X

  8. The weather seems to have agreed with your garden, Clare! The flowers are lovely. I meant to plant Holly Hocks this year, as well, but never did. Next year definitely!!!
    God bless.