Bringing together two of the hot colors for this year — illuminating yellow and ultimate gray — this vintage 1960s Schumacher glazed cotton is a standout for its vibrance and understated elegance. On a background of geometrically arranged butterflies and white diamonds are various floral configurations with chrysanthemum heads, lillies, stock, and elegant foliage.
My pictures make the yellow darker than it really is — picture #8 was taken in direct sunlight and more closely approximates the color. It may be a tad birighter than in person, but the others are too dull to show off the real yellow beauty.
COLOR: Luminescent mustard colored background with illuminating yellow, sunshine yellow, ultimate gray, blue gray, and off-white.
SIZE: 35″ wide + 1″ selvedge x 52.5″ long
Maker: F. Schumacher & Co. was founded by Frederic Schumacher in the late 19th century in New York and went on to become one of the most influential American design houses of all time, working on multiple White House interiors and other historic homes across the decades, employing design doyenne Dorothy Draper, and drawing from history and their own archives in notable design projects. Take some time to read their fascinating history here: https://www.fschumacher.com/about/ourheritage
What Can You Make? Simply framed would be nice, or as the background to a memo/message board would be fun, too. Great Father’s Day gift. A pillow, Roman shade for a small/med window, piecing for quilts, piecing for fashion accessories, more. Large enough to cover a small-med dining room chair seat and/or back. Or use like this designer is doing, by piecing it to one part of a piece of furniture while using other fabrics to finish it out: https://w9yards.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Birds-of-a-Feather-pg-1.png
SUSTAINABILITY: ALL my packaging except tape is 100% re-used. Your invoice is available digitally in your account. 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. Etsy buys carbon offsets for all shipping, which is a win-win for the sustainability-minded shopper.
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