Monday, 25 August 2014

Vintage finds and cushions



Thank you lovely people for your comments on my little shed...I can't wait to paint her inside too!

I was so pleased when I woke up on Saturday to find the sun shining.  I planned a day out at Antiques on the Green in Wisborough, a small market town near Petworth .  I didn't take any photos inside the huge marquee as it was so crowded.    I have so many little antiquities and vintage items that I have collected throughout the years that I don’t really need to buy more, in fact I could start my own shop, so I mostly browsed but I did come home with three pieces of vintage floral linen, a few pieces of antique lace, several beautiful cards and a linen guest towel with crocheted edging from Petworth Antiques.   I thought I would make up some cushions covers - I don’t need any more of these either, but I do love making them!

I am quite pleased with how they turned out.  At first I was just going to sew the vintage fabric together with the pieces of lace and the velvet trim, but I then had the idea of mixing a newer floral fabric with the older vintage fabric and then adding the lace and the velvet.   Can you guess where the other piece of newer fabric comes from?  I've always loved the bigger blowsy floral fabrics more than the small ditsy flower designs and although the fabrics are entirely different they are both floral which is why I think it works so well. 























Hope you are all enjoying your bank holiday Monday!

Sharon
xxx



10 comments:

  1. Wowww Sharon....beautiful....happy week love Ria.....xxx!

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  2. Love the fabric and THOSE cushions! Elinor x

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    1. Thanks Elinor, popping over to your new blog shortly! x

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  3. I have heard about this sale at Petworth but never had the chance to visit.Your cushions are fantastic! Sarah x

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    1. Thanks Sarah, Petworth have some lovely antique shops, do try and visit if you're up that way! x

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  4. Oh yes Sharon i do love them! so beautiful!!! gorgeous fabrics and they look very at home on your bed....i'm excited to see what's coming next ;) xxx

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    1. Glad you like them K, they'd suit your romantic cottage a treat wouldn't they! x

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  5. Oh so beautiful! I really like them! You have a stunning home....
    Have a beutiful week, take care,
    Titti

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    1. Thanks Titti, I have way too many vintage cushions, but I just can't stopping making them! x

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