Tag Archives: cotton

The Curtain Smuggler

Well, you know that I refuse to pay for hold luggage on Ryanair, unless it’s packed with antique textiles. So, I can pack  a fortnight’s capsule wardrobe and all associated necessities into  a cabin bag AND stay inside the weight … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three- more essential textiles

In deference to WBFM who thinks that my textile buying is out of control (debatable) I will now justify these three entirely necessary purchases. Right and left- My very long crochet and cutwork detailed salon second layer curtains. I will … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three- Vintage whitework bed linen

You can’t beat a bit of provenance and a little story behind your antique or vintage pieces. I am a fan of the old textile companies which flourished in the the north west of England on the back of the … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three- square French style pillow covers/cases

Found these three in charity shop in UK, maybe the missing fourth suffered a terrible stain related accident? Large, heavy,  soft white cotton with cotton/linen centre panels with woven double squares in a natural/gold colour . Probably for the cave … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three- Shake your boutis, baby

Most French textile fans will know what I mean by a “boutis”. The word “boutis”is generally used as a blanket (haha gedit?!) term for French cotton quilts , particularly those hailing from or in the spirit of Provence. Sources differ … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three- Toile de Jouy and vintage frames

I know my Thursday Three has been rather neglected lately, so, to compensate, I bring you, on tuesday, this stunning curtain. In a Chinoiserie influenced toile, lined and backed in a a more conventional country pattern of little vignettes framed … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three- Antique Indian cushion covers

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 … Continue reading

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