Friday, July 8, 2011

Vintage Tea Towel Pillow.


This lovely linen pillow is for our yacht.
I made it using a vintage Union Jack tea towel and some blue and white cotton drill fabric.
Don't think it really is vintage though as advertised on Ebay, but it doesn't really matter.

Having a bit of an updating thing happening on the boat at the moment- brightening it up with colourful cushions and pillows.

I have also re-covered the seating in the cabin and really pleased how it turned out.
The fabric has to be pretty tough to withstand the odd glass of spilt red wine of course!

I chose a blue spill resistant upholstery fabric from Trads Liquidation Centre at Cannon Hill.
Love this place for all things haberdashery and bits and bobs.
I have been going there for years and the best part is, it's great for the budget and you never know what they will have in stock.
It is a real treasure trove.

Have a great weekend everyone.
I will show you the cushions and pillows in situ next week.

Pam x


Vintage from the Village said...

Great cushion ! and you have done a good job on the seats
Sue x

Sarah B said...

It's gorgeous! I'd love to see a piccy of your yacht (and yoir lovely cushions in it of course!). Have a lovely weekend :)

delia hornbook said...

Lovely fabrics its so nice being able to make your own furnishings with fabrics you love. Have a lovely weekend, dee x

A Treasured Past said...

Gorgeous Pam, love love love the union jack!

Anonymous said...

brilliant job with the union jack pillow and the new seat covers look very stylish! look forward to pics of the new cushions in their new home.


Olive and Esther said...

Lovely Pam. Might have to check out that store one day. Can't wait to see those great cushions on the boat.

Naturally Carol said...

Hi Pam..just the right colours for a nautical setting! Maybe you could rustle up an Australian teatowel cushion cover too..there must be a few lurking about leftover from Australia Day or in touristy haunts??

Blondie's Journal said...

The pillow is so cute, I can see it on your yacht or my little boat!!


Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

What a fun project Pam!

I echo the benefit of the spill proofed fabric lol!!!

The union jack cushion will really add some punch - great colours.

Stylish Settings said...

Love the cushion, and yes I love Trads. The shop looks like such a dive but I have found some great things there over the years. Happy sailing.

kit and nancy. said...

it may not be vintage but oh's divine! love the backing fabric you've used. love it!!

jeanetteann said...

very nautical, I like it. x

Ruby & Rose Interiors said...

Anything Union Jack ~ and you've won me! Love love love it! Mx

Tiff said...

That cushion is perfect! I can just imagine it on the boat! I can't wait to see pictures of all the cushions in the boat! How exciting... not everyone has a vintage boat to make over... lucky you!
I am putting that fabric store on our 'must do' list! I will have to check it out!
PS I was wondering if you could resist that lovely cupboard!!! I am so glad you decides to get it, I can wait to see pics of that too! X

designchic said...

What a great the Union Jack pillow...wonderful!!

Raine and Sage said...

Fun pillow & great colours for a nautical theme! Look forward to seeing your yacht next week.
I look forward to getting some sewing done when I stop this reno malarchey.