Vintage Clothing Sizes. Vanity Sizing. Never the Twain Shall Meet.

Oh no! Why can’t I fit into my vintage dress?! Sound familiar? For lovers of vintage clothing, we’ve all been there. A Fashion Fairytale (or Nightmare) Begins… For many of us, while we acclimated ourselves to the “new normal” brought on by the tumultuous times we’re living in, we yearned for a simpler way of […]

Vintage Gunne Sax Dresses Are a 1970s Fashion Icon & So Much More

Someone asked me why I love vintage Gunne Sax dresses. The answer is simple. They remind me of my mom. Gunne Sax…Calico…Sheer Love Calico, to me, is synonymous with comfort and love. The instant I run my hands over a vintage Gunne Sax dress or feast my eyes on one, I’m instantly taken back. Way […]

Gunne Sax Dresses. Laura Ashley Frocks. Those Were the Days.

Gunne Sax. Laura Ashley. Long, flowing, floral dresses with lots of lace, ruffles, calico…and memories… It was a golden age to be young. A Resurgence of All Things Gunne Sax The resurgence of the popular styles from the 1970s and 1980s is like a healing balm. For the most part, those of us who grew […]

Cottagecore Beckons a Return to the Simple Life

The pandemic, the protests, the politics…life seems on overwhelm for everyone. People are searching for some sort of ‘normalcy’ to their lives, only to discover that, for the most part, life as we had known it, is history. What is Cottagecore? As folks look for comfort, relaxation and a sense of well-being, many are attracted […]

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

“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 […]

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.

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 […]