Vintage style fabrics

I have to say I have always been a sucker for the whole shabby chic movement with the gorgeous vintage fabrics.  This lust is being kept well fuelled by some new offerings by the library  such as Rachel Ashwell’s  Shabby chic interiors and Cathy Kidston’s Sew! and her not so new Tips for vintage style.

Given the reserve lists on these items, I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who drools (chicly of course) over the glossy pages.  My biggest problem with it all has been my inspiration has often been curbed by trying to find the right materials – in most cases the material itself.  Imagine my joy when I was introduced to a wee treasure trove of a shop in Tarras that had beautiful jewellery, second hand shabby chic furniture and even wonderful vintage style fabrics.  Great for when I’m down in Central Otago but what to do when at home?

Last week I finally checked out a local offering: Femme de Brocante.  If you love fabrics and like me have trouble sourcing vintage style fabrics, this place is fantastic.  Now if I could just get the hang of sewing…

6 thoughts on “Vintage style fabrics

  1. Jane 4 February 2010 / 2:59 pm

    Takaka chemist of all places has piles of luxurious Kath Kitson bathroom products, all wrapped up in lovely vintage fabric designed paper.

  2. Deidre 8 February 2010 / 11:20 pm

    So far we have three sellers of new designer vintage style fabrics booked in for the next Stash reHash fabric market as well as the usual pot-luck of true vintage fabrics coming out of stashes.

    • keenanj 9 February 2010 / 9:39 am

      When is the next Stash Rehash market? It was great!

      • Deidre 9 February 2010 / 5:07 pm

        Sunday April 18th, 11am-2pm at the same place ie The Scottish Society Hall in St Albans. Pleased you enjoyed it!

      • kauri girl 10 February 2010 / 4:43 pm

        OMG. another Stash re-hash. Can’t wait! Am so pleased that this idea is going to take off. Had such a great time last time (except for an incident with the lady with the pram!)

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