Vintage Fabric Finds on eBay & Etsy

Hello and oops! It’s been a while since my last post. The reason? SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMISATION.

I have a customer who is both a copy writer and SEO expert so we traded cushions for advice. It was such good advice that I’ve spent the last three weeks updating the layout and all the copy on my Fabulous Vintage website.

As I still have a lot to do, I’ll keep this one short and sweet.

There has been lack of good vintage fabric finds on eBay UK over the last few weeks. I suspect the reason is, the British are out there soaking up the last few rays of summer sun and not scouring the attic for things to sell.

eBay UK:

I’m afraid you won’t find this beautiful vintage bark cloth fabric on eBay now, as I’ve just bought it to add to my collection. It will be winging its way to Australia soon, so you’ll be able to find it on my website at the end of October. I was immediately attracted to the beautiful rainbow colours and as soon as I realised it was barkcloth I snapped it up. All four metres of it, yippee!

Vintage Fabric Barkcloth Rainbow Floral

eBay Australia

I’m loving barkcloth at the moment and there is a beautiful piece on eBay Australia for sale by Vintage Linen Cupboard. I’m undecided whether or not to bid on this piece. I really love it and could imagine it made into a beautiful bedroom lampshade…decisions, decisions.

Vintage Fabric Barkcloth Pink Rose Sprays

eBay USA

This gorgeous piece is located in Michigan so will be costly to shop to Australia, however it’s so pretty it might just be worth it. This lovely fabric would be fabulous made into kitchen bench seat or kitchen chair cushions with a pair of curtains or tablecloth to match.

Vintage Fabric Cotton Blue Floral

Etsy

I’ve just stumbled across a gorgeous vintage fabric shop on the ever wonderful Etsy. It’s called Fabbits and is located in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Here is a gorgeous piece, currently for sale in Olga’s shop.

Vintage Fabric Cotton Vibrant Floral

That’s all from me today folks!

Until next time,

Bridget

Vintage Fabric – Shall I? Shan’t I?

Oooo just found these two beautiful vintage fabric pieces on Etsy.

The first is an excellent quality, lightly polished cotton fabric with a wonderful orange and pink field of poppies design.

The selvedge reads: “Field Poppies A Wilson Fabric”

It’s a colourful and expressive design with the largest orange poppy measuring just over 12cm wide.

The second is a silky soft, high quality cotton.

The design features large blue flowers, green leaves and sprays on a delicate linear patterned white background.

The fabric has the original paper shop tag still attached to one corner.

 

They are both gorgeous and are begging to be given a new life.

So, shall I?

Bridget

Vintage Fabric For Children

I’m so excited to introduce the first in a selection of vintage retro fabrics for children.

My favourite so far is Sanderson’s ‘Puss Puss’ from the 1960s. It’s a wonderful cotton print fabric featuring cute stylised cats and mice in peachy orange and yellow with sprigs of flowers on an off white background. Perfect for quilting or as a feature matching cushion and lampshade set in a little girl’s bedroom. Click here or on the image to buy in my shop.

Another gorgeous Sanderson fabric is ‘Spot and Friends’. I was thrilled when I found this large piece in a pink, yellow and green colourway and in pristine condition.  It also came in a blue, pink & purple colurway which I would dearly love to find. Such a gorgeous pattern featuring cute cats, mice, rabbits and butterflies amidst pretty flowers and of course ‘Spot’ the dog is there too. Click here or on the image to buy in my shop.

Isn’t this piece below lovely too? Is was quite expensive, more than I usually spend but I couldn’t resist. My guess is that it’s from the USA but I can’t be sure as it’s a smallish piece with only ‘House & Home’ in the selvedge. Again, wonderful for quilting or for a little girl’s bedroom. Click here or on the image to buy in my shop.

Many of my fabrics would look great in a boy’s or girl’s bedroom. The images below may give you some inspiration.

Beautiful vintage fabric bunting

Just a reminder to visit my shop or vintage fabric gallery to buy or to enjoy browsing images of beautiful vintage fabrics.

As always, thanks for reading.

Bridget

Vintage Crewel Needlework – A Gallery

A quick post tonight, it’s late but I’ve been so keen to post these images of beautiful embroidery.

Crewel is the art of hand-embroidering wool thread. Crewel work is an ancient art, with examples found from all over the world.  The art has since come in and out of fashion, adorning bed canopies and pillows during the Victorian era, and decorating purses and clothing during the craft revival of the 1960s. There is a great post on The Etsy Blog about Erica Wilson if you would like to read more about crewel.

I’ve been searcing Etsy for some vintage retro examples of crewel work and here are my favourites.