One thing you can always count on with mothers is that we’re eternally self-sacrificing.
I don’t say this in any kind of martyred sense. The plain fact is that instinctually, intuitively, and through learned behavior, moms put others first. Even when a mom has the disposable income mixed with the desire for something, she will often hold herself back, coming up with reasons why that extra special thing can wait, or why she should get her second choice instead since it’s lower priced or more easily replaced if damaged.
Fortunately on Mother’s Day the kids and spouses of the world can help mom see that she deserves not just the cheapest thing, not just the most common thing, not just something that’s “no fuss.” She deserves at least once a year (if not on her other occasions, too), that rarer thing, that more special thing, that irreplaceable something.
Here’s where rare and unique vintage fabric comes in.
You Can Never Have Too Much Fabric
Lots of moms are makers, seamstresses if not by trade then by hobby and pastime. And if you know anyone who loves fabric, you know that it is all but an addiction. A mom who sews or crafts or collages using fabrics, whether for herself, in business, or to make her unique creations for others, will always, but always, LOVE more fabric.
With Mother’s Day just around the corner now is the time to pick up for mom what she might hesitate to get for herself — that rare, hard (or impossible) to find piece of fabric. Now is the moment to get one that’s over-the-top gorgeous, utterly one-of-a-kind, and just perfect for a project for herself, her home decor, or even to take that thing she’s making for someone else through the roof!
As always Lady Virginia Vintage is brimming with some of the rarest vintage fabric finds on the Internet.
And for one day only — Wednesday, April 28 (my own mom’s birthday, God rest her soul) — we’re offering 20% off of the entire shop to help you get that must-have piece of vintage fabric or vintage sewing pattern for your project for mom’s special day, or for mom to use to make her project. (We mail out same day by 4pm M-F, and free to the US on orders over $35.)
We have a large selection of vintage chintz fabrics as well as vintage linen decorator fabrics by top brands like Brunschwig & Fils, Scalamandré, Bailey & Griffin, Greeff Fabrics, Jay Yang, Fortuny, Gabrielle Cie — and typically cover eras from at least the 1910s-1990s — among many other options.
So pop into the shop today to find something your mom will LOVE.
Here’s a gallery with a little peek at some recent additions to the Etsy shop as well as some of my favorites right now.
If you see one you love snap it up before it’s gone. Most of our selection is always out of print, and over 95% of our finds are one-of-a-kind on the market right now. When they’re gone they’re gone!
Happy shopping and Happy Mother’s Day — I hope your celebration is as unique as your mom, and as unique as your family!
— Lady Virginia (Lindsay Curren), Lady Virginia Vintage