Vintage linen [sold]

1975 calendar tea towel
made in France, 1975

This is an unused- as new- tea towel from 1975. That’s right- it’s fourty-one years old! Older than most of my readers. And it’s French, made in Paris.

Two sage horses look over at a mare and her foal. How very 1975! I note that on Instagram, people post tea towels on ‘Tea Towel Tuesday’ – that’s a thing apparently. I don’t think this tea towel would look out of place.

Ideas for vintage linens – like this tea towel: frame and hang between two dowels. Make a cushion cover [see my own attempts, blogs below] or – give as a gift to a friend who is French, loves horses and happens to be born in 1975. Or give as a gift to someone who is not French and born at some other time- who appreciates irony.

The tea towel is for sale: $AUD25

Upcycled vintage linen cushions [sold]

Vintage Australian linen upcycled cushionsUpcycled cushions
made from vintage Australian linen

My partner recently found a batch of vintage Australian tea towels, all Irish linen and all unused. I love the graphic qualities of the images- and the strong colours – and decided to make square cushion covers from them.

The backs of the cushions are either upcycled linen or new linen, in plain colours to suit the images. I salvaged the upcycled linen from 50s and 60s tablecloths- and finished the openings with vintage bindings. It was nice to be able to use some of my vintage sewing stash…so it can be considered less a collection and more a necessity!

The cushions are sized to take a 400 x 400mm insert [15.7 x 15.7 inches.] They are fully washable and would make a great gift- especially if the state or flora & fauna featured has a particular association for someone. I have thirty cushions made- and they can be grouped in 2s or 4s- email me if you’d like to peruse the ‘collection’.

The cushion covers are for sale: $AUD40

Upcycled cushions [sold]

Upcycled cushionsUpcycled cushions
made from vintage Australian linen

My partner recently found a batch of vintage Australian tea towels, all linen and all unused. I love the graphic qualities of the images- and the strong colours – and decided to make square cushion covers from them.

The backs of the cushions are either upcycled linen or new linen, in plain colours to suit the images. I salvaged the upcycled linen from 50s and 60s tablecloths- and finished the openings with vintage bindings. It was nice to be able to use some of my vintage sewing stash…so it can be considered less a collection and more a necessity!

The cushions are sized to take a 400 x 400mm insert [15.7 x 15.7 inches.] They are fully washable and would make a great gift- especially if state or flower featured has a particular association for someone. I have thirty cushions made- and they can be grouped in 2s or 4s- email me if you’d like to peruse the ‘collection’.

The cushion covers are for sale: $AUD40