Friday, July 27

Pillow Talk.



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.

11 comments:

katiedid said...

A little gushing never hurt anyone. But for Pete's sake don't get it on the pillow! It is perfect.

robyn said...

It's soo cute, I had to look closely... for a minute I thought one of the little leafs was a radish. I'll check out capnap cottage.

ALL THE BEST said...

What a great post! I Love all the stories behind the things we adore and love and what a GREAT pillow!!

Gracehoper said...

I am a barkcloth lover and have tons but nothing like the fabric on your pretty pillow. Really nice stuff. I wonder if she ever sells fabric?

amy said...

it is a darling pillow.
I just discovered your blog, I am so inspired by it!!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home and ideas with the rest of us!!!

Helena from Portugal said...

The pillow is so cute!
I have just seen your apartment at Flickr and it's gorgeous.
Congratulations and thank you for sharing it with people.

robyn said...

Blog tag is going around and you've been tagged !

studio wellspring said...

pillow perfection indeed ~ so fabulous!

Catnap said...

I am so glad that you love the pillow. I have sold another one and have a request for two more, I am checking my fabric to see if I can accomodate her and still have one for my cottage. I have some more great mid-century mod fabrics coming so keep in touch. Thanks again and enjoy!! www.catnapcottage.etsy.com

kim. said...

Lovely pillow catnap and lucky you Victoria!

housemartin.typepad said...

oh my... I don't blame you at all...i love it too, kiss,kiss!