Friday, January 22, 2010

I love vintage

A few years ago I saw many friends collecting vintage - fabrics, papers, books. I thought because I did not have opportunities to attend flea markets or to go to this kind of shop I did not have opportunities for this kind of collecting. I did know that there were some antiquish kind of things in the very farm home where I grew up. However I was not aware of the extend of the possibilities until I started asking, until I started snooping. AH - treasure found. There were fabrics. There were papers. There were books. I am so fortunate. And I have started to find other opportunities. They are there.
Just a few days ago my friend Sherry introduced me to the art of Cath Kidston. I had not been aware. Ummm - exactly the kind of fabrics and styles and ideas I love.
From the book Cath Kidston's In Print:

And just a couple of examples of the lovely fabrics I have in my possession or very close at hand.




As I listen to Canada for Haiti ~ finding beauty in this time of sadness, finding beauty in this time of hope.


Peggy Alborn said...

Oh, that rose pattern with leaves that are flourishes is absolutely gorgeous! I would kill for that one! Don't worry, I don't live anywhere near you!

winnsangels said...

I know. Isn't it gorgeous? Sigh - the bottom two belong to my mil.

Mary said...

I love this picture!!! The colors are magnificent! I also just love your dog!! The snow pic (above) on the nose...makes me what to just play in the snow with him! Thank you for sharing!

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