I nipped into the local thrift shop to see if there was anything cool, and got some interesting finds today.
Three silk ties, from left to right: Hardy Amies, Lanvin, and John Rodd for Holt Renfrew. The first two are vintage, and the third I’m not sure if it’s vintage or contemporary but the pattern is really awesome.
Looking forward to mixing up the gendered clothing. I think I’d like to wear a tie with a shirtdress. I have a friend who wears bow ties and she looks so cool in them!
A little garden scene is depicted, on one side a rabbit hops along, and on the other there is a squirrel on a branch and mushrooms grow all around him. I LOVE anything with mushrooms on it.
These are marked Churchill England, which is a common stoneware manufacturer.
I also had a look at the fabrics, and found some yardage of vintage printed cotton canvas fabric. There is about two yards of 54″ wide fabric. I’m not sure exactly what I’ll do with it yet, but it is lovely heavy fabric without any flaws and the large tonal brocade-print pattern is quite attractive.
I have enough to re-cover the seat of an interesting wooden chair I have, or to upholster a footstool, or make some cushions or something.
When I see a vintage piece of good quality fabric with a print I like, I buy it even if I don’t have a definite plan for it, because I won’t see it again. I think if you have a good-sized collection of fabrics that you really like, they will eventually come together in a decorating scheme.