Cushions with a touch of vintage..
Slipping in an extra post for the lovely Rubyfoot who was wondering what to do with her scarfs…and for the wonderful Lizzie at the vintage traveller who has just been given a beautiful scarf!
These pictures are from a project Anna and I did last summer when we were experimenting with vintage..there is an amazing stall in Portabello Market that just sells silk scarves, we trawled the rails to unearth the best to turn into cushions…when you see the beauty of some of the designs (the still life is one of my favourites) you appreciate they really are works of art and should be admired in their full glory.
Laters, Kate x
Lovely! Now I’ll know what to do with all my scarves…but never the Liberty of London’s scarves.
It does give them a new lease of life rather than living in a drawer..and they’re certainly a talking point! And I’m thinking a bit of haberdashery trim wouldn’t go amiss… xxxxxxxxxx
Such a fantastic idea!! Will definitely be giving this a try x
We backed these on felt, but a heavy linen would also work – really fragile ones can be supprted/backed with wonda web and finally – worth working out sizes in advance and working to the standard cushion pad sizes. A complimentary group of them mixed with a few identical plain ones does look incredible… Xxxxx
Great idea, I hadn’t thought of this either. They look fab. The backing you mentioned above is really important… I turned a bunch of these into a quilt cover years ago but I didn’t back them and it was flimsy… Not so great.
hmmmm – I’m liking the idea of a quilt…very versace..or not – depending on scarves bought…will put that one in the mind box! x
Oh how lovely to come here and find myself being mentioned in a most flattering way! I love the pillows. I might have a few around here somewhere that I could use for that purpose…
A pleasure! x
Hello MasonBentley & thevintagetraveler, I supposed the hyperlink on this post was accidentally linked to mine – thevintagetraveller, for some reason. As I do not want to take credit for something that’s not me, hope this clarifies.
P.S. You both have wonderful blogs!
Bless you for letting me know – have (hopefully!) amended the hyper-link..xxx
i blame this post for buying some vintage silk scarfs today 😉
Looking forward to seeing the fruits of your labours! x
Oh my God, I am in love with the first one!!!! I love the idea of these pillows! Thank you so much for sharing!!!
Kate, these are lovely..I absolutely love the fabulous illustration on the last one. Thank you for posting. love from Ruby
Isn’t it gorgeous? Glad you like! x
I’ve done the same thing. Love them all
The first pillow design is very beautiful, I would like a dress with that!