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Gorgeous Vintage Barkcloth Cushion!
The internet is such a wonderful place for meeting clever, friendly people running wonderful small businesses - this is something I realised pretty much as soon as I set up yay retro! Whilst surfing around in Facebookland I just kept bumping into upbeat vintage creative sorts and over the years have 'got to know' what they do and the quality of their work.
Two of these are Sharon from Modflowers (maker of fabulous items using vintage fabrics) and Rachel from Rainbow Vintage Home (supplier of original, genuine vintage fabrics). Recently I was looking for just the right cushion to match a selection I already have in my lounge. It had to be barkcloth and it needed to be a certain shade of turquoise and green. Modflowers was quick to offer her services to make it, and I spotted the perfect fat quarter of fabric from Rainbow Vintage Home...a few emails later we were sorted.
Today I was so happy to receive my fab vintage cushion! I should have photographed the parcel as it was divine - bright red flowery paper and cellophane, complete with a gorgeous personalised tag. The cushion is just what I wanted and more, brilliantly well made with beautiful original vintage fabric (with a cute Modlowers decal on the reverse). I can't recommend Modflowers & Rainbow Vintage Home enough, and will be looking for more goodies for our new home in 2015!