13 April, 2013

Vintage Jacobean Floral Fabric

I love beautiful fabric.
I feel there are some patterns and colors
that I have loved since I was a teenager.
My folks let me choose the wallpaper and wall to wall carpeting when we moved
into our new house.
I was in 8th grade.
I chose a wonderful Jacobean wallpaper that had such vibrant colors-
reds, greens, yellows and blues.
And birds.
I also chose red...for the carpet.
Looked great, horrible to live with :)
Every speck of anything showed up against it.
Yep, the 70's in New England.
Every room in the house had different color carpeting!
To make what should have been a short story longer,
while out shopping Estate Sales this weekend I came across this.
I realize some of you will think I've gone over the edge.
Not exactly a contemporary print,
it speaks to me so that's all that matters!
It's vintage...I'd say 70's...maybe 80's.
The selvage is gone so I don't know who made it.
It's a cotton chintz.
It was lined with this-
Ivory Blackout Lining.
This is blackout lining after many years in the Texas sun.
Shreds when touched.
These were custom, mostly hand sewn draperies.
The blackout lining protected the fabric from the same fate.
It still has the wonderful sheen that chintz is known for.
The fabric is in pristine condition...
that's not discoloration in the pictures,
 it's the shadows caused by the lighting in my studio.
So...I bought all 7 panels.
Each panel has 1 1/2 or 2 widths of fabric.
Each panel was about 100" long.
That gives me about 40 yards of gorgeous fabric
to remake into panels for our new Master Bedroom.
All for the ridiculous amount of
I know, crazy!
ann marie

1 comment:

  1. Hey, brass is back so this print should be all the rage in about five minutes.


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