Vintage Laura Ashley Dresses Evoke Memories of Simpler Times

Ah…old-fashioned, romantic English-style dresses…full of showy garden florals, cozy calico prints, giant puff sleeves, ruffles, roses and quaint country charm. Though vintage Laura Ashley fashions were always popular, it seems more recently that for many, the pandemonium brought on by the pandemic has seen a return of femininity at its fullest. A staple of the […]

Vintage Gunne Sax Dresses: The Epitome of Romantic Prairie Chic

Vintage Gunne Sax Gunnies Skirt

“I sell romance and fantasy.” –Jessica McClintock, 1984 Perhaps no clothing label is as renowned as Gunne Sax is for its Victorian styling, ruffles and lacy, romantically feminine dresses. Our closets are chockfull of the beloved calico prints immortalized by the Gunne Sax brand in prairie chic Gunnies skirts and flowing, ethereal hippie gowns fit […]

Bates Bedspreads: A True American Classic

For many years, the chenille bedspread was ubiquitous in homes across America. Here’s a brief introductory history from the heyday of chenille to today.

This Old Oak Chair Has a Seating Capacity of 900 – More or Less

For many years, the chenille bedspread was ubiquitous in homes across America. Here’s a brief introductory history from the heyday of chenille to today.

Nobody Puts Baby in the Corner! Dirty Dancing Inspired Chenille Robe

Since Dirty Dancing is one of our #1 favorite movies, we decided it was finally time to design a chenille robe inspired by the now iconic film. This one will have the word “Baby” written in pink cursive chenille emblazoned on the rear upper panel. For the remainder of the robe, we’re emphasizing lots of […]

Inside Our Studio: Behind the Design of The Rainbow Bridge Robes

Perhaps no other design captures our hearts as much as our “Rainbow Bridge” handcrafted chenille robes. Each robe is meant to honor the incredible, timeless bond between humans and our beloved pets. We thought we might share the original description as well as a bit of the story behind one of our most special creations […]

How to Sew a Chenille Pillow: 5 Easy Steps

Here’s a fun infographic we put together to help you create your own OOAK chenille pillow. Love the idea of a cozy chenille pillow for your special space, but don’t have the desire (or time!) to create one yourself? Browse our selection of handcrafted chenille pillows and shams, or contact us for a custom design.

Patchwork Medley Cozy Christmas Vintage Chenille Robes

Christmas is Officially “Chenille Robe Season” Christmas! It’s our favorite time of year. And if it’s yours, too, we thought we’d share in some holiday goodness – we’re working on some brand new, OOAK handmade chenille robes that we’re calling Cozy Christmas Patchwork. After all, we like to say Xmas is the official Chenille Robe […]

Christmas Gift Ideas: The Chenille Solution!

Every year you ask yourself the same question: What would make unique and memorable Christmas gifts? You want your gift giving to have that personal touch. Christmas gifts shouldn’t be destined for the re-gifting route, like the ugly Christmas sweater… And they needn’t be! Vintage chenille robes, bedspreads, bed jackets, pillows, quilts and throws offer […]

The Cottage Divine Listings Featured in Architectural Digest

We’re proud to share that two of our listings were featured in an April 2019 Architectural Digest piece called “In Praise of Old School Chenille Bedspreads.”  Discover the Appeal of Retro Chenille Bedspreads Architectural Digest author Megan Gustashaw writes, “To keep your space from looking like a sterile hotel room, you’re going to need to […]