“Look at me, I’m Sandra Dee, lousy with virginity…”
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This Piece: Definitely could have been in Sandy’s bedroom in the movie Grease.
Jack Valentine #154519 isn’t actually dated. However, since it was sourced with several other samples from the late 50s and early 60s, and it has both a very “Grease” era floral and bows motif and a late 50s/very early 60s colorway, that’s my educated guess on timing.
Soft pale peach background with millennial pink flowers, teal/gray ribbons and bows, brown and dark millennial pink bouquets, fresh modern gray flowers and white bursts of cherry blossoms with yellow Alstroemeria.
COLORS: The colors are generally more vibrant than my photos show — the last 4 pics come closest as I took them in more direct sunlight. Still, the colors are muted, but they are NOT dull.
Maker: The little-known American firm Jack Valentine Designs, Inc. made finer textiles for drapery and upholstery in designs that draw inspiration from earlier historic periods and styles.
Sample Size: 52.5″ wide x 25.5″ L
CONDITION: Excellent — some mild age-related browning in the selvage, but not on the main canvas of the piece itself.
WHAT CAN YOU MAKE? A pillow, small Roman shade for a small window, piecing for quilts, piecing for fashion accessories, more. Large enough to cover more than one small-med sized dining room chair, lamp shade, a bolster, an ottoman, or for the back of a chair or settee when a different fabric is used on other parts of the piece, such as this designer is doing: https://w9yards.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Birds-of-a-Feather-pg-1.png
Why High-End Vintage Fabric Samples?: Because the size and quality make it possible to access a very high-end fabric for a smaller scale project without the high cost of these fabrics which often begin at over $150 a yard. Or to access a small amount of discontinued fabric to match an existing piece of furniture, pillow, or lamp.
SHOP MISSION: For art and textiles I use eco-friendly resources including non-toxic materials, and upcycled textiles for sale or turned into new products. My philosophy is #buyantiquesfirst #buyvintagefirst #buyusedfirst #buyupcycledfirst and sell them as they are, or turn them into something new.
I believe it’s our duty as contemporary earth dwellers to not make new demands on the industrial economy and instead to utilize already embedded energy is the quadrillions of products already made and still usable in life today either as they are, or transformed into something fresh.
With my products, together you and I help reduce earth impacts since I source vintage items and resources either as they are, or to upcycle into new products, giving them a new life. This reduces demand on current resources, preserves history, and keeps valuable items out of the landfill, all of which asks just a little bit less out of our ever-giving Mother Earth. And since Etsy buys carbon offsets for all shipping, this approach is a win-win for the sustainability-minded shopper.