Tag Archives: chenille bedspreads

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:: […]

Make Your Retro 1940s Bathroom Pop with Color Using Vintage Chenille!

Not all chenille bedspreads are destined to live their lives atop a soft bed. Like us, many reinvent themselves. Here’s a day in the life of a vintage chenille bedspread.

Let the Past Come Alive With Vintage Chenille

Ah….vintage chenille. Wrapping yourself in a vintage chenille robe or bedspread is like bundling yourself up in an endless hug. You just feel so comforted. The Beauty of Vintage Chenille… The beauty of anything vintage is that it’s not perfect – just like people.  We each have our strengths and weaknesses, faults and talents, plusses […]

Get Creative! Sew and Craft with Vintage Chenille

When you’re a chenille enthusiast like I am, ok, a chenille junkie, chenille noses its way to other rooms of the house, not just adorning the top of beds. Modern commercially-made rubbish? No thanks! Commercially made shower curtains are oh-so-boring.  I found a lovely chenille bedspread with absolutely gorgeous mauve roses – and that turned […]

The Life of a Chenille Bedspread

Not all chenille bedspreads are destined to live their lives atop a soft bed. Like us, many reinvent themselves. Here’s a day in the life of a vintage chenille bedspread.