The Thursday Three- Antique Indian cushion covers

Jacobean "tree of life" panels

Jacobean “tree of life” panels

So,  I’m looking for just two more large 25″ x 25″ cushions for the sofas and another smaller one to set off all that off white ground vintage linen with Jacobean embroidery  which is being sewn onto plain cushion covers (eventually) –left-

So I see these on ebay-below– and it looked like they might be just right, and they just might clean up OK

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“Why would the renovation stress-witch give hard-won house room to those skanky stained things?  you ask

Because they arrived this morning and have washed, with my old faithful “colour-catcher “sheets,  without disintegrating. Stop hyperventilating you nervous textile conservationists

They are REALLY old, proper antique, not “Fairtrade” imports from Oxfam etcDSC03098

Now spanking clean and a nice faded, raw contrast to halt any hint of an over-pretty or fussy cushion collection ……………..rough luxe again..

One cotton kantha quilt cushion cover and two wool and cotton kilim  weave

They are now  fabulous- the shading effect on the lower gold one is just  a trick of the light

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About coteetcampagne

Artist, period home maker, renovator, restorer, francophile. My mission is to save the old stuff, one beautiful piece at a time
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7 Responses to The Thursday Three- Antique Indian cushion covers

  1. Chris says:

    Wow, they are gorgeous

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    • Thanks Chris, I am so pleased with how they have cleaned up! Great contrast to the embroidered linen covers and will really complement them.
      So, sofas sorted! only 10,000,000 more things to do!
      How is your refurb going?

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  2. Osyth says:

    Another triumph you textile super-heroine! 😀

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    • Thanks
      There is always a risk washing old stuff, but something like a cushion cover has to be washable or you end up spending a fortune on dry cleaning.
      Worth the risk for under a fiver for the three.
      By the way, I am selling off some of my vintage collection – link to my ebay via our website cotetcampagne above right

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  3. Love the Jacobean tree of life embroidery. Are these French?

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