Thursday, June 2, 2011

What is it about ~floral~ ticking........?

i think it's just the MOST romantic of fabrics, don't you?

like most things, it looks best when grouped together....

there's just something so appealing with the thought of laying your tired head upon such a soft pillow....

this one is my very favorite, i know i've shown it before in all it's faded grandeur.....

i keep looking for another one, what do you think my chances are?

no seriously........

i tucked another one under it and sewed on some vintage glass buttons i had....i'll keep looking because i covet it so....i'm headed over to debra at common ground to link up with her vintage inspiration party...come join us, won't you?

13 comments:

Amy said...

Love them Gail.
I just think these pillows are so full of history
I hope you stumble upon a mate to this one you love so much one day.
I think it is highly possible.
I will keep my eyes peeled for one when I am out shopping :)
Amy

Gail Thayer said...

Thanks Amy,
You're a doll!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

They are gorgeous, Gail! I hope you can find another. They really invite someone to sit and stay awhile!

Visiting from Vintage Inspiration Friday! : )

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Gail, what a perfect companion post to the blue ticking! These are just a wonderful collection. Thanks for linking up with VIF!
xo Debra

Angela said...

Hello Gail,
I love your pillows, they do look so pretty together.
Hugs, Angela

Heather said...

Love, love, love floral ticking! Whenever I see it I think of you. When we were in Corpus Christi with M&D, I saw a vintage wire rack filled with seashells that I was lusting after and I know you would have adored too. It also reminded me of you (you have such fabulous taste and all;) but it was NFS. Can't say that I blame her! That is an item I could not have parted with!

Bohemian said...

Yes I totally agree and I love your collection of beautiful Vintage Ticking! I have a VAST collection of old Feather and Down Pillows that are covered in Floral Ticking of various designs, I just can't resist them when I find them, though I have yet to put them to adequate use. I envision one day having a Day Bed in an Outside covered Room that I can pile them up on and feel like the Princess And The Pea! *winks*

Blessings from the AZ Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Rhonda said...

Where did you find floral ticking like that? I've never seen it in my fabric stores. I love it and I love ribbon strips made from it.

I think it's funny that I love old things now because I remember as a child thinking, ick, that's old...too funny.

Theresa said...

I do love it so! They are just so feminine and dainty looking, yet a utilitarian fabric. Your collection is wonderful! xoxoox

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Your faded favorite is wonderful...I'll start looking for another as well...although if I find it I may have trouble giving it to you!
Love your photos!
:)

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Gail,
I love these too! I have about 5, not the pretty one you are looking for tho. I love how you made a little cozy for one with the buttons. Lisa

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Those pillows are so pretty! I adore floral ticking!!!
Michelle

Auntie Bliss said...

Those are so pretty all stacked up! I just don't ever hardly run across any of these. Slept on one growing up...