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Monday, December 28, 2009

Fun Vintage Fabrics - Just In

Just added today to are a grouping of vintage acetate fabrics.

These are fun vintage novelty fabric prints from the 1950s in motifs of butterflies, musicians, big-eyed light bulbs (you have to see this one!), camping lanterns, birds, and floral. All are dress, blouse, and lightweight pillow weight vintage fabrics.

I just love working with acetate, it has the lustrous shine similar to silk fabric, the swooshy rustle and body of a taffeta fabric, is soft, looks luxurious, doesn't shrink much, and dries quickly.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Favorite Sewing Trim Paper Label - 1930s

My creative juices are flowing just looking at this paper label.

It's a vintage Ap-Li-Kay sewing trim banding from the 1930s, in a yummy peach color.

I'm going to photocopy the paper label, enlarge, and frame it. I'll also use some vintage banding in lieu of matting, but may go with another color besides this peach. I love the peach, but it doesn't flow with the color scheme I have in mind.

Stay tuned, I'm going to work on this project over the holidays and post photos!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Vintage Grandma Moses Fabric - Halloween

Just added to is a really great vintage Grandma Moses fabric, from Moses' original painting "Halloween"

Grandma Moses was a self-taught artist. Her unique folk art style of painting made Moses one of the most successful woman artists in America during her time.

Anna Mary Robertson was born in 1860 on a farm in New York, and she also lived for a time in Virginia. Grandma Moses could have coined the phrase "it's never too late", since she started painting in her 70s and finished a painting at age 100.

At the age of 12, Moses left her childhood farm home, later married Thomas Salmon Moses, and had 10 children, five of which survived. Grandma Moses died in 1961 in Hoosick Falls, New York at the age of 101.

Moses' artwork was first discovered in a drug store window by an engineer. He marketed her art work to galleries in New York with little success; many gallery owners thought it foolish to invest in a painter in her 70s. But, after St. Etienne gallery in New York took a chance on her, Moses had a one-woman show in 1940.

Before becoming a folk art painter, Moses embroidered landscapes until arthritis settled in her hands. She then took up painting, and painted the people, things, and place in her memories.

Moses was a landscape artist with an eye toward the four seasons, as can be seen in her "Halloween" painting that speaks of Fall.

Between 1950 - 1967 the Riverdale Company manufactured fabric from many of Grandma Moses tiles and paintings.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Vintage Hats by Christian Dior

Vintage couture eye candy by Christian Dior. Vintage footage of Dior hats atop the heads of high-cheek boned models.

Simply divine.

Friday, December 04, 2009

Twitter and now Facebook

I'm on a roll and having fun! First creating Revival Fabrics twitter account, and now I'm setting up Facebook for Revival Fabrics. Please stop on by to one or both, tweet me or become a fan on Facebook.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Special Free Shipping Offer

Here's an early heads up for my blog readers!

For a limited time I'm offering FREE shipping for vintage fabric orders $75 and over. No coupon code needed and the offer starts right now.

(Standard shipping only please, no overnight or International shipping)

Let's Twitter !

I'm now on Twitter, tweeting as revivalfabrics

Let's Twitter! Tweet me, I'd like to know what you are up to