Anita of Cedar Hill Farmhouse has asked the group of French Country bloggers to talk about antique French textiles this month.
Now and again I am fortunate to come across some fantastic textiles with an antique dealer at a fair. I am never left indifferent by these old fabrics that have come down through the generations and sometimes through centuries.
Here, for you are some of my favorite shots.
To see what the other bloggers are sharing, don’t forget to pop over to:
Confessions of a plate Addict and
I love how you have showed us what TRUE French fabrics look like,not the neutral, grayed pallet that most Americans grab onto as FRENCH. Lovely post and lovely fabrics, thank you for sharing.
So beautiful and elegant!! Thank you so much for showing us these wonderful old textiles. Enjoying seeing your pictures as you travel.
So beautiful – your fabrics are truly treasures!!
How do you store textiles such as comforters, vintage draperies, etc?
What gorgeous fabrics and beautiful colors. I’d love to know what you do with the fabrics you collect.
What beautiful fabrics to be treasured!
Those are some beauties.
What gorgeous images you shared! Thank you so much.
I just returned from France where I toured the Les Olivades factory and went to the Souleiado fabric museum. I am sharing the history of Provençal fabric and the images from my time in Provence that you might enjoy on my blog today.
So pretty! Vintage French textiles always send my imagination flying – I wonder where they came from and what lives they were part of before turning up at the flea market or brocante. Yours are beautiful. I’ll have to check out these other sites, too.
Have a lovely week, Sharon! XOXO
Lovely!! These are the real deal. Of course it is difficult for me to get my hands on real French fabrics here. Those are so lovely.
Wonderful examples to share, Sharon.
I adore the old book of swatches…what a treasure.
What would I do with suce beauty as your French textiles? I am wanting to richen up my small French cottage with a bit more rustic colours.
I have always admired the inspiring beauty here with you.
Will see you soon, I added you to my side bar of inspiration so I won’t miss a thing.
I have 4 very large books full of antique textile swatches, many of them French. The books came to me from my father-in-law, who was a textile converter. When I worked as a designer, particularly for Ralph Lauren and Nautica, we used to go to all the swatch houses in New York and delight in rooms full of these old swatches. So many of our print designs were inspired by these swatches and we would purchase many at a time. I will try to get some photos up this week of the best of what’s in these books… 🙂 Thanks for sharing your lovely fabrics here!