Tag Archives: chenille bedspreads

How to Care for Vintage Chenille Bedspreads, Fabrics & Robes

We’ve been collecting vintage chenille bedspreads, fabrics and other linens for decades. The list below is a quick summary of some of the most useful strategies we’ve gleaned during all these years. VINTAGE CHENILLE LAUNDERING TIPS… BEWARE of OLD-STYLE WASHING MACHINES that use a central agitator. Fabric can easily catch beneath the agitator, causing irreversible […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Resources on Vintage Chenille Bedspread History

If you want to learn more about the history of this wonderful textile, here are some recommendations to get you started. We are not affiliated with any of the authors/sites below – these are simply what we consider to be noteworthy resources: Title:: Southern Tufts: The Regional Origins and National Craze for Chenille Fashion Author:: […]