Wednesday, 13 January 2010

vintage eiderdowns

As you may well have gathered from all the activity on our blog at the moment being snowed in with the internet isn't altogether bad! I've had plenty (but not enough) time to revisit some of my favourite blogs. I was amused by a HenHouse post about vintage presents. I too fell in love with and purchased a vintage eiderdown at the Handmade and Vintage Fair (above) as a birthday present for baby. It came from Country Cottage Chic and most of the time it looks lovely on her bed, though she thinks it's great for making bases out of.

But I don't feel that eiderdowns have to be on beds. I bought this one years ago. Although it's very fragile and full of little moth holes I fell in love with the pattern, particularly liking the very faded blue background with the dark pinky/red. The colours remind me of an old Jane Churchill design that our spare room was decorated in, when I was a child.

It lives oozing out of an old french panier on top of the wardrobe in our bedroom with the sole purpose of looking good. Which makes me realise I'm a true follower of the William Morris philosophy.


  1. I almost bought that eiderdown at the Vintage Fair, but by the time I decided that, it had gone. I am kicking myself now. I love the blue one as well, it is a beautiful colour. Fantastic photographs by the way. Kate

  2. Hmmm...that does look familiar....


  3. Oh these are both beautiful quilts!! I love them both! Thank you for sharing your gorgeous pictures! Have a lovely day - Tina :)