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. 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.