Hello! Did everyone enjoy the glorious sunshine? We went to bed on Friday evening think that we were going to wake up to a tropical thunderstorm on Saturday, but no! After a brief (torrential) shower, the sun came out and shone in all its glory all weekend.
Vintage workroom (from Pinterest, no source)
On Thursday, we hopped over to Newark for the IACF Antiques & Collectors fair. It was our first time, but it was a fantastic time. There are some photos on Instagram, but we decided to keep our cameras away while wandering around the hundreds and hundreds of stalls. Got some fantastic buys, but that’s not what today’s post is about. On the subject of old treasures, we’ve brought you some great ideas about styling with old fabrics, from Divinely Vintage.
Beautiful vintage floral prints from Home Life
Vintage Liberty fabrics from Gold on My Shoulders
Divinely Vintage sources and sells curtains and fabrics from bygone eras, when florals and detailed patterns featured heavily. These vintage fabrics are like hanging pieces of artwork, and not only can they be used as curtains but as furnishing fabrics too! Sue from Divinely Vintage kindly took some time to show us how you can use these fabulous fabrics to add a rustic charm to your home. Nadine from Spinney Cottage Flowers styled these beautiful images for your enjoyment! Take a look…
Sue’s outdoor day bed in her garden – doesn’t that look so comfy? What a cosy place to retire to with a book. Even if you don’t have an outdoor space, these pillows and cushions can bring the outdoors in…
A closer look at this beautiful, colourful, oriental style fabric, perfect for the outside with all its floral goodness. The fabric has been cleverly turned into a French bolster; it can also be used on cushions and seating pads…
Take the bolsters and pillows inside to brighten up your bedroom…
Divinely Vintage is always on the look out for curtains and fabrics to add to their collection. They have recently started stocking their curtains in various shops, and are possibly coming to us in London! Hurrah!
You can also use these colourful and bright textiles as throws for your sofas (Yes! No more dull, rental furniture, instant cottage feel).
Sue and Nadine of Spinney Cottage Flowers who styled these photos
Feeling inspired yet? If you don’t have any vintage or floral fabrics, visit the Vintage Fashion & Accessories Fair at Hammersmith Town Hall this Sunday, 15th June, from 10am.
Thank you so much, Sue and Nadine!