When we first began our home renovation I was determined that the space should have a balanced mixture of vintage style and modern design. We went for durable and well made resources for our floorings and walls but wanted to introduce layers of 'yesteryear' throughout. One accessible way of doing this, in my opinion, is through the fabrics you pick for your bedding and windows. Many of the fantastic designs that were created in the second half of the last century have survived and can be accessed at reasonable prices, certainly when compared to how much you can pay for modern day equivalents.
So for a while now we have been beavering away at sourcing interesting pieces of vintage fabric in the format of bedding, curtains and also pieces that are ideal for clothing and household soft furnishing.
Ok, so I make that sound like we had a clear cut purpose to all the frantic buying that we have been doing over the past year or so. In reality, we have had to come to terms with the fact that we are at capacity for storage with all these beautiful pieces and can no longer convince ourselves of any bone fide reason as to why we shouldn't release them back into the wild. We've now got a house full of windows with lovely vintage curtains, bedspreads galore and more vintage fabric cushions than I frankly know what to do with.
So, after a fair amount of photography, measuring and general beavering we'd like to introduce you to our Etsy store which we intend will specialise in vintage fabrics. Over the coming weeks we'll be updating it with a host of new stock but the tip of the iceberg have been listed in the past day. Click on any of the pictures in this blog entry to go directly to our Etsy store.
There's a long way to go with learning about this massive industry, but we hope we have offered some pieces that you can visualise in your own home. We'd love to see some examples of your favourite vintage fabrics also if you're at a loose end!