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Fabriqué en France- les housses de coussin arrivent

Well, a bit later than planned, here are the first of my cushion covers made from old fabrics. I plan to use at least 50% vintage /recycled fabrics and embroideries on these cushions. I am offering the option of covers … Continue reading

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Friday French Property P**n- Des tissus antiques

3 days late FFPP!….This photo made me smile. Not just the fabulous fabric, door surround and floor, but the big lean on that wall to the left. I have a wall like that in every room of the French house. … 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 – little tapestry style mats and vintage themed bedlinen

I have just acquired these little heraldic themed mats in coloured silk with the look of medieval tapestries and  edged in a gimp braid with fine old gilt wire woven in. All hand sewn I will look for a vintage … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three- Rocking a bit of Rococo in the round

There is something about round frames that appeals to me . Maybe because they evoke period interiors with fading fabrics, family treasures  and hand carved furniture. Another place and another time. I bought this French Rococo inspired frame on ebay … Continue reading

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The Thursday Three- Felt appliquée & Petit point embroidery

Today’s gems are- Left- three small vintage (14cm square) petit-point tapestries in subtle colours and silver gilt frames Right- Felt appliqued  cushion hand made in Hungary       Below- the clocks are ticking.. toward what? and why 14:20 hours??????

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