Can we talk? I am in love with a pillow. As sad as that might seem (where is that guy, anyway?), this pillow arrived in the mail today and went way beyond my excited expectations. Not only was it sewn perfectly, with a lovely covered, tufted button, the vintage bark cloth fabric was so clean and fresh and super soft it looked brand new! I love the pattern, the colors...I know, I'm freakin' gushing over a pillow. But it is perfect.
It's another etsy find from Capnap Cottage. A CPA, by trade (she must be just wicked with the numbers), Capnap Cottage is the creation of a Georgia girl with a fondness for 1940's vintage barkcloth. I love the way she describes it: "I am so enamored with vintage fabrics, especially the barkcloth from the 1940s. Oh those bright and vivid tropicals. All the men were coming home from the war and everything was depleted, but here come the beautiful, bold fabrics and the track houses and we were again an upbeat nation. It is funny how fabrics tell our history."
Capnap Cottage finds vintage fabrics, occasionally never used, but mostly hunts down vintage draperies, removes the pleats, soaks, washes and dries them to make sure they're sturdy before designing and crafting the item. I'm telling you, pillow perfection.