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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 […]

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.

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.