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I’ve been looking on the internet at Australian designers and artisans selling vintage fabric cushions and I’m sharing my list of favourites.
First is the fantastic Funky Fabrix website. In addition to a great range of ready made cushions they also have a custom made cushion service. You can choose from a huge range of fabulous vintage fabrics from their sister site 100% Vintage. My favourite vintage fabric cushion is this one.
I also love this one from the 100% Vintage website.
I’m pleased to say my website page, Fabulous Vintage vintage cushions, came nearly top in Google’s ranking. My hard work on S.E.O. has at last paid off. My favourite Fabulous Vintage cushions are of course Floppy Poppy and Rhea, both are vintage Sanderson fabrics.
Sally Campbell’s gorgeous website is also a favourite. Sally has some beautiful vintage fabric cushions made from vintage handmade textiles as well as amazing vintage throws. Sally sources her handmade textiles in India and they are made by artisans. All quilts, throws and cushions are either ‘hand-dyed’, ‘hand-stitched’, ‘hand-woven’ or ‘hand block-printed’. As a result they fade naturally and imperfections are part of their charm. Here is a selection from Sally’s website.
A quick look on Etsy and I find Moth Cushions, a range of one of a kind and limited edition, beautifully crafted cushions. Each cushion is created from vintage and retro fabrics, bedspreads, curtains, tea towels and tablecloths sourced from linen presses around the world.
So ends this week’s little blog, I do hope you enjoyed it.
Until next time
I’ve been admiring the creativity with regards to lampshades as I browse the internet, here is a selection of favourites.
First of course are my own lampshades, expertly hand crafted for Fabulous Vintage by Shady Designs in Balmain, Sydney. All Fabulous Vintage lampshades are produced by Shady Design’s talented and dedicated specialist production team. Each lampshade is made to a high standard with quality testing performed prior to dispatch. You can select vintage retro fabric from my vintage fabric gallery or contact Shady Designs to see their awesome modern fabric collection.
My favourites are ‘Floppy Poppy’, a vintage Sanderson fabric and Flamboyant Fuchsia. Both are pictured below. I am constantly scouring Vinnies and Salvos for vintage lamps and now have a huge collection of wooden and ceramic bases for sale. Please contact Fabulous Vintage if you are interested in seeing the lamp bases or vintage fabric range.
A favourite lampshade producer is Retro Print Revival. I love their website home page pictured below, so funky and colourful.
Retro Print Revival (Melbourne) have stunning Danish style rocket lamps designed to reflect the rare and dynamic floor and table lamps from the mid-century. The lamps are locally hand-crafted from Blackwood, oiled, then waxed to bring out the natural colours of the timber. Lamps can be ordered here.
Resould (Brunswick Heads, NSW) have a great range of vintage beauties including vintage fabric lampshades. Their eclectic range of ceramic and wood vintage lamp bases is truly fantastic, see below for a few images from the range.
The Winter’s Moon (UK) collection is constantly changing and features a quirky range of vintage furniture and homewares. They offer a mix of vintage, recycled and handmade items and have recently launched fabric and table designs.
Quincy Lampshades (UK) was set up to banish boring lampshades for good. By sourcing gorgeous fabrics and offering a range of sizes, you can have the most beautiful lighting that reflects your style and personality. Contact Ruth at Quincy to order.
Until next time
Sunday, the day after a giant community recycle and sell day and what a brilliant day it was. The streets were chock-a-block with happy customers and buyers and West Street, North Sydney was buzzing. Lovely to enjoy a glass of wine in the sunshine and raise cash to buy more fabulous vintage fabric.
I sometimes struggle to find subjects to blog about so some sound advice given to me by a journalist friend, to write about what interests me, has been invaluable. A big thank you to the lovely Siobhan at MissMoss.
MISS MOSS is a fashion and accessories label that is available online and in select Australian and New Zealand stores.
Online collections can be viewed in an e-boutique or shopping website hardtofind and products are designed and manufactured exclusively by them and for them.
Collections include: natural fibre garments and scarves, bold costume jewellery, suede and leather bags and sterling silver/semi precious accessories.
MISS MOSS supports fair and ethical trade and frequently supports charities and good causes.
My favourite Miss Moss accessories are pictured below.
This website is great, in particular the minatures collection.
One of my dream projects would be to decorate and furnish a wooden dolls house (in 1960s & 1970s style of course).
Linda Gavin’s minatures collection is a real inspiration.