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This Piece: “Gardenhurst” 07942, by Bailey & Griffin, 1988. A midweight cotton chintz with a lightly crisp hand and feel. I love this piece for its 1940s sensibility — the stripes and flowers, and in particular the scalloped black and white design accent running along the vertical stripe. Equally delightful are the trellising horizontal motifs that give the piece a balanced structure. It’s really charming, especially if you want some cottage or granny chic!
COLORS: A creamy, off-white background in the yellow hue range (you can’t see yellow, but it’s a warm off-white, not a cold one) punctuated by a Millennial pink center stripe, on which an array of innocent Millennial pink, salmon, and Robin’s Egg Blue flowers evoke a vibe of an earlier time. Accented with sage green, minto, gray-green, and gray-black.
Made in England.
MAKERS: Bailey & Griffin was founded in 1923 as an importer of textile designs coming from the UK firm Arthur H. Lee & Co., but by the mid 60s was sourcing raw textiles and designing their own line of traditionally inspired prints, all handprinted! Like so many other fabric houses there were plenty of mergers with the B&G archive ultimately ending up in the Duralee family of fabrics.
Sample Size: 28″ wide x 44.5″ long
What Can You Make With This? A pillow, Roman shade for a small sized window, piecing for quilts, piecing for fashion accessories, more. Large enough to cover a small-med dining room chair, lamp shade, a couple of message boards, or for the back (or other part) 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/custom-chairs/
Why High-End Vintage Fabric Samples? Because the large over size sample and superior manufacturing quality make it possible to access a very high-end fabric for a smaller scale project without the high cost of these classic vintage fabrics, which often begin at over $150 a yard, if they can still be found at all. Other reasons are to access a small amount of discontinued fabric to match or to repair an existing piece in your home.
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.