Category Archives: Color & Design

How to Care for Vintage Chenille Bedspreads: The Definitive Guide

Based on generations of expertise working with vintage chenille bedspreads, this article aims to share our experiences of what we’ve encountered along the way. What we’ll cover today: Reflections on working with chenille Vintage fabric, the ultimate storyteller How the environment affects fabric 5 Easy tips to care for vintage chenille All about color bleed […]

Farmhouse Decor: Is This Popular Decorating Style for You?

If you love everything old with just the necessities of new then farmhouse decorating is just for you. Many appreciate and admire the old farmhouses of yesteryear. Life was much simpler back then as were the homes: wide plank flooring and a rectangular floor plan were the most basic elements of a farmhouse, along with […]

Cottage Style Decor – There’s No Place Like Home

What defines cottage style? In a nutshell – it’s a decorating style that isn’t specific. It’s not exclusive to one particular style. Cottage style is: simple affordable laid back eclectic Cottage Style Décor – There’s No Place Like Home It’s a decorating style that you can put your heart into – and it’s reflected in […]

Shabby Chic Decorating is All About Roses, Romance & Relaxation

What is shabby chic decorating? It’s a little bit of this and a little bit of that. A decorating style that appreciates worn surfaces, chipped paint and furniture that proudly displays all the charms of wear gleaned over the years, shabby chic brings together an eclectic array of vintage items with chic beauty to create […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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.