Infuse Nostalgia into Your Junk Journals, Scrapbooks & More With Vintage Chenille

In a world so full of turmoil, unrest, and confusion, we all long for comfort. Sure, we can text a friend or browse the Internet, seeking out that “something” that will ease our anxieties and restlessness, but at times, it just doesn’t feel real enough. Computers and phones are cold, unfeeling devices, aren’t they? The […]

Vintage Chenille Bedspreads: Why Every Cottage Chic Home Needs One

Summertime at the cottage. Barefoot walks to the beach nearby. The soft scent of perennial blooms in the morning air. Old-fashioned sheer curtains billowing in the night breeze. And a nostalgic vintage chenille bedspread beckoning you to relax. Once prolific in American home décor for decades, vintage chenille bedspreads slipped into relative obscurity as consumers […]

Vintage Chenille Fabric: 7 Creative Ways to Upcycle This Texturized Textile

Vintage chenille fabric. Have you ever tried sewing with it? If you have, you know it can be maddeningly messy (think: little fluffs & tufts EVERYWHERE) and sometimes not the easiest to sew with (indeed there are a small handful of old chenille fabrics that my Pfaff refuses to look at). But it’s oh so […]

Vintage Gunne Sax Made Fairy Tales Come Alive

Gunne Sax dresses were a coming of age for many young women growing up in the 70’s. As little girls, we all enjoyed donning our mom’s and grandma’s old dresses and skirts, long out of date, but oh-so-fun to pretend that we were grown up, beautiful, fashion queens. Oh, we may have looked silly, but […]

Create a Fantasy Space With Design Inspo From the Vintage Laura Ashley Windows Book

“Fantasy is about going beyond the limits, breaking the rules and mixing the unexpected to create the unpredictable.” -Elizabeth Wilhide in Laura Ashley Windows If eyes are the windows of the Soul, then perhaps the windows within our dwellings offer a glimpse into the Soul of that sacred space we call home. Recently I picked […]

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.

Jessica McClintock: The Fashion Icon Behind Gunne Sax

Her passion was fashion. For many, hearing the name “Jessica McClintock” is synonymous with Gunne Sax. Although Jessica McClintock was educated as a teacher, her love for textiles, sewing and fashion was born within her. Her grandmother, the artist Verna Hedrick, gave her a foundation of skills which would later blossom into a fairy tale […]

Memories from the Past Beckon Us to Rediscover Simple Comforts

We all reminisce. It’s a part of humanness, to look back and remember good times, special things, memorable people, or significant events in our lives. The cottagecore movement has recently drawn attention to this longing for the past, brought on by the upheaval that the pandemic caused in our daily lives. Suddenly our cherished, hectic […]

How to Care for Vintage Chenille Robes & Bedspreads: Updated Tips

Emily is our resident product tester when it comes to trying out new and/or different products to bring old textiles back to life, to restore bounce and texture to chenille tufts, and to preserve the integrity of fabrics over time. We’re often asked how to care for vintage chenille – if you want to read […]

More Than Mending Buttons & Split Seams, Sewing Mends Lives

“It’s sad that bad things have to happen in order for us to stop and look around.” ― Megan Duke That’s what happened to the world when the pandemic struck. It hurt. Not only in a physical way, but emotionally and mentally, too. Let Your Spirit Be Moved By What You Love In what seemed […]