Browsing articles in "Vintage Textiles"

Fine Vintage Linens –

Sep 15, 2010 | Leave a Comment

Continuing on the city/state theme for just a moment, here’s a 1950’s era table cloth from the website Fine Vintage Linens. It’s one among many for sale there, all well-priced and enticingly retro.

The Magic Cupboard –

Sep 13, 2010 | Leave a Comment

Here’s a vintage view of New York City with all the verve of Sterling Cooper Draper Price. It’s for sale at The Magic Cupboard, a site that turns textiles from the 1960’s and ’70’s into art for the wall.

Rag Rescue –

Sep 10, 2010 | Leave a Comment

This aptly named website sells small pieces of vintage fabric for very small prices. Quite a trove for quilt making. Click here for the swatch shown above.

Vitrine –

Jul 26, 2010 | Leave a Comment

— Here is one of several painted French textile designs discovered, collected, and now for sale by Vitrine, a lovingly curated on-line shop.

1960’s Linen –

Jul 19, 2010 | Leave a Comment

Here’s 22 yards of vintage linen I wish I needed. For some lucky buyer, the Ebay clock is ticking.

Zandra, Old & New –

Jul 16, 2010 | Leave a Comment

Almost 70,  Zandra Rhodes is still a lively intermediary between the worlds of fashion and textile design. Her design “Top Brass” (pictured above and available along with many other vintage fabrics at Retro Art) was picked up by Heals back in 1964. This year she has a new bedding collection, along with a hot pink bed to go with it.

Pineapple Ice Bucket –

Jun 23, 2010 | Leave a Comment

The British website Pineapple Ice Bucket (what a name!) has lots of vintage / retro wares from the 1960’s – 1980’s including fabric yardage and remnants. Above is a cropped image of one fabric offered on the site, originally sold by Heal’s department store in the 1970’s.  Even with wavy off-kilter lines it has an appealing graphic formality, and the strong simple color keeps it current.

For more on Heal’s click here.

Suzan Fellman –

Jun 16, 2010 | 1 Comment

1st Dibs’ multi-page bio on artist and designer Suzan Fellman is a fun and interesting read that casts her career in a magical light full of  creativity, perseverance and happy coincidences.  Fellman’s website highlights her current work and also showcases separate lines she represents, including fabrics by Celia Birtwell and Cecil Beaton. In the photo above Fellman transforms a vintage silk scarf into a theatrical pillow.

Tibor Reich at Fragile Design –

May 21, 2010 | 1 Comment

Unabashedly saturated color in amazing combinations by Tibor Reich (1916-1996). Available at Fragile Design, a source for vintage 20th century design.

Recycle LACMA –

Jan 4, 2010 | Leave a Comment

“Recycle LACMA” is the name of a fascinating undertaking by artist Robert Fontenot in which over fifty recently deaccessioned textiles and costumes from the Los Angles County Museum of Art are transfigured into new objects of all kinds. Click here to visit his blog.