Monday, 22 June 2015

A little bit vintage

It seems the last few years that I have taken more and more to vintage things.  It started when we inherited a 1950's table and chairs and then bought some other second hand furniture items of the same period to go with them.

Then I began to track down a few more things and gradually our living room developed into having a slightly vintage 1950's feel.  It isn't really all vintage, it is more of a flavour.  I guess that now it is called "mid century modern" or "retro".  I don't really know what it is, but it is what we have and we like it.

About a year and a half ago I made these cushions from some genuine 1950's fabric that we managed to get.  I have showed them before on my blog here, but as it was so long ago I thought that perhaps newer readers might like to see them.

The reason that I thought about this was because I am hoping - when I get a few other things finished! - to crochet a cover for our footstool and I want to use these colours so as I was looking back at the pictures I thought about the cushions.

Anyway, enough gabbling, here is what they look like and a little show of how I changed the plain cushions and took the fabric to make them into something else.




 





Sorry if I am not around much in the comments or replies for the rest of the week.  Family issues are occupying me, I will be back of course when I can.  Thank you for bearing with me.

Amy

36 comments:

  1. Hello my dear Amy. Love your cushions and what a beautiful vintage fabric. Hope you are dog well and that the family issues are not anything too serious. Hope you had a wonderful weekend.

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  2. I like vintage things also and your fabric is really pretty ! I hope that the issues are not too serious too ... I wish you a nice week ...

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  3. Morning Amy, I love your birdies, such a simple but effective design. Jo x

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  4. Hi Amy, what an inspired way to use such gorgeous vintage fabric! I love your simple bird shape and the button and blanket stitch edging complement it so well. I am looking forward to seeing the crocheted foot stool cover. I hope you have a better week X

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  5. You have given those cushions a new lease on life, they look fabulous, I love the bird design you carried through from the fabric. I hope your week goes well and the family issues are not too worrying.

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  6. Lovely cushions. The vintage fabric is gorgeous. I hope your family issues are not too serious and everything works out OK.

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  7. Good idea Amy the pretty fabric just jazzes up the cushions nicely. x

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  8. Hope all is well, sending you a hug and hoping things are not too serious. Beautiful vintage fabric.

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  9. Your cushion covers are lovely, I like that you have echoed the print in the appliqué shapes, I look forward to seeing your stool covers! Take care, hope your week goes well, x

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  10. Vintage fabric is lovely! Take care of yourself Amy x

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  11. I remember these cushions from when you made them, very clever. It's amazing how different we can make something with a little work. Hope everything's ok with the family.

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  12. really nice-love your cushions

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  13. Hi Amy, I adore the vintage fabric and your pillows are cute!

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  14. That's great! I love the way you took the small design in the fabric and recreated it on the cushions. The colours really work too. xx

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  15. i love the bird within a bird idea. so cool!! i hope things are ok ... & you will return soon. take care. ( :

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  16. I love the birds you've made with the vintage fabric they have brought the cushions to life. Hope everything is ok for you this week:)

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  17. I love your cushions - that fabric is gorgeous. I find myself going over to vintage stuff more and more. Maybe it's a yearning for simpler times/less complicated, hurried lives? x

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  18. These turned out so well! I love the fabric you chose. Perfect for bird applique!

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  19. I remember when you did the cushions!

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  20. I like the fabric and the combination of colours. Thinking of you.

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  21. The vintage fabric actually looks very modern! What goes around comes around. Hope your week settles a little.

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  22. I love love love that fabric! and what a lovely way to use it on your cushions. Thinking of you, take care of yourself as well this week xx

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  23. Lovely pillows Amy! They are an eye catcher on your couch.

    Have a good week!

    Madelief x

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  24. Wow Amy - what lovely cushions. The fabric is gorgeous. Joan at www.aviewtothefells.com

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  25. Your cushions with the appliqué birds are lovely. Hope things go well for you this week, Amy. Barbara xx

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  26. Nice fabric and clever solution to brightening the plain cushions. Hope all's well. Sam x

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  27. Lovely fabric and fantastic new vintage look cushions! Well done!

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  28. Don't worry about getting back to us, Amy. Take all the time you need. Remember, I'll be in your pocket. :o)

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  29. I love that retro look and I bet all of your elements look lovely in your house! I love the pillows you've made!! Absolutely adorable.
    Prayers that the family issues are OK. Blessings to you and take care dear Gal.
    xo

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  30. Vintage is very popular! I love the fabric and the pillows!
    Don't worry about getting back to us - take care of family first!

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  31. Im with you on the vintage lady! And those pillows...I remember when you made those! LOVE them! Thinking about you Amy.........hang in there buddy. Nicole xoxo

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  32. Gorgeous cushions. Hope to see you back soon. Take care.

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  33. I love the way you stitched the birds on the pillows to look like the birds in the fabric. They are really sweet, Amy.

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  34. I love those cushions the material is so lovely! Sarah x

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