I love vintage fabrics and linens, and I have a bunch of pieces displayed for my own enjoyment around my office. Here is a peek at some of them.
First, I have a huge Victorian laundry drying rack that's 4 sections and about 6 feet tall. I have it covered with this quilt top in one section and some barkcloth on the 3 other sections. It functions as a great room divider between my computer and the stock area of Dandelion Vintage.
Below is a closer view of the quilt top. I love feedsack fabric, but then who doesn't?
Below is kind of a full shot of the drying rack with the quilt and the barkcloth, along with some of my dress forms.
I love this barkcloth, I bought it on ebay about 10 years ago for about $40. I have 3 big pieces of yardage, each is probably 5 yards long. Plus 2 shorter panels. My plan is to make curtains for Strathmere with it. There will be sheers in the livingroom in the Summer and these will be nice bright curtains for Winter.
Next is a great piece of border fabric, probably 1920s or older. I bought it at the Columbus flea market about 9-10 years ago. Briefly used as curtains in my diningroom, now they hang on a shorter drying rack which displays smaller pieces of my fabrics.
Here is one of my embroidered ladies. This is a dresser scarf. Love it. You can never have too many embroidered ladies. I love the black heart on the back of her shoulder.
These are a hankie, a silk scarf and a peachy velvet dresser scarf. Pretties.
I also collect vintage boudoir pillows, mostly ones with embroidered ladies on them, also ones made from yo-yos and petals of fabric scraps and pretty laces.
Here is my fabulous and very heavy chaise lounge, it's in front of the shorter drying rack and my other fabrics. On the chaise is a huge green silk 1920-30s drape. Only one drape, and it's starting to split in spots so it can never be hung, but it's perfect over the top of the chaise. My pillows are on the chaise too, along with a Bates spread.
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