Vintage Fabric Heaven

One of our neighbours dropped two moving boxes filled with vintage fabrics on our doorstep the other day. Piles of beautiful cotton prints, handwoven fabric samples, wild 1970ies patterns and a bunch of old bed linen. Much to my delight, I also found remnants of fabrics that her mother had used in the 1950ies to make kitchen aprons from which I was given back in summer, about fifteen in number (if you take a look at this photo here on my Instagram where I am wearing one of those aprons and then take a look at the photo below, you will spot the matching fabric ;-)  It honestly felt like Christmas and birthday at the same time!

I didn’t have the time today to unpack everything, but here we go, a little sneak peek:Vintage_Fabric_HeavenVintage_Fabric_Heaven 4

I know, reading about me being in Vintage Fabric Heaven makes you feel envious. Am I right or am I right?

Okay, then please, close your eyes. Really, close your eyes and then imagine the scent. Or wait, it is not a scent. Rather a smell. The intense and slightly disturbing smell of an old musty cardboard box, a dusty attic, mouse urine and mothballs. And now imagine some pigeon droppings, too. A whole box filled with that and with vintage fabrics. Can you smell that mix?

Now, still envious? You’ll find me in the laundry room, armed with vinegar and baking soda (hope your Sunday is a lovely one).



P.S. I have been wearing one of my favourite outfits today, one of the many dresses that Johanna has given me years ago.Vintage_Fabric_Heaven 1


  1. I am peeing my pants a little, the second part of your post was so funny. I can imagine that smell, haha ;-) But everything comes at a price, right?

  2. Cherry

    Okay I got that smell. But think of the smell after laundry and ironing. Vintage heaven indeed.

  3. Ah, yes, I see your point about that smell.
    But still, I’m a little envious!
    I’m curious to see what you’re going to make with all these treasures.

  4. Oh Juliane… You do know how to fine the sunshine in the shade. <3 I know you will give those fabrics the love that they need. XO

    • I have purchased a pretty dress pattern, slightly 1960’s style – because among all those smaller bits, there was even a black and white thin voile fabric…

  5. Not envious, just happy for you! And I’m sure you’ll turn them into something absolutely beautiful.

  6. Oh Juliane! Your detailed description made my tummy do a back flip! Now, I off to imagine the scent of warmly baked chocolate chip cookies over a hot cup of peppermint tea!

    I can’t wait to see what you create with this very special package.

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