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.
Fabulous Vintage In Situ – North Sydney, Australia. March 2012
Two beautiful cushions and a cylinder lampshade make a great impact in our neighbour’s gorgeous Victorian terrace in North Sydney.
This fabric is a stunning floral screen print sourced from the UK called ‘Desdemona’ and designed by Grace Sullivan in the 1970s.
It looks brilliant against the matt black leather sofa.
A few weeks ago at the North Sydney markets I met a really lovely lady, Pauletta, who lives on my street. Pauletta bought some cushions for her son as a Christmas present and popped in to have a look at my fabrics. She mentioned a love of lime green and yellow and it just so happened I had a large mint condition piece of a gorgeous abstract floral fabric in those exact colours.
This fabric is from the 1970s although there is nothing printed in the selvage so I’m unsure who the designer is. It has a very Scandinavian retro look about it so it could be from Finland or Sweden.
The cushions and lampshade look fabulous against the bright green feature wall in Pauletta’s apartment.
Free Home Consultations
If you live in Sydney, why don’t you let me bring my beautiful vintage fabrics to your home? You can then match colours and prints to your existing décor. This is a completely free personal service with absolutely no obligation to buy. If you live further afield, no problem. We can chat on Skype or the telephone at a time to suit you. You can send me pictures of your home and I can email pictures of fabrics back to you. Contact me via my website to arrange a date. I can usually meet or speak week days, evenings and weekends.
My 3-year old son Oscar loves colour. His bedroom is a lovely shade of green and very bright and calming too. I wanted to make the room colourful yet not over do it with the retro look. On his bed is a striped duvet cover and 3 gorgeous vintage fabric cushions. Above the bed is some splendid yellow and green bunting also made from vintage fabric of course.
The fabric for the wall art pictured below was originally a pair of cafe curtains. I do have more of this superb fabric so do send me a message if you are interested in wall art or cushions made from it.
To finish it off a gorgeous lampshade. The metal lampbase was a cheap and cheerful Ikea purchase.
Oscar tells me he loves his colourful bedroom!
If you would like a free fabric consultation for your child’s room (or for yours!) please contact me.