July 10, 2019

a beautiful vintage pillow and more





Vintage fabrics and linens are so beautiful, but in today’s world, they aren’t always practical. 

As you can see from this gorgeous pillow, little squares of vintage linen placemats, napkins and fabrics were sewn to form a modern day patchwork motif that’s worthy of any updated farmhouse interior.




My friend Brenda Kristine is a genius when it comes to creating patterns, slipcovers, and pillows for home d├ęcor. Not only that, she and I share a mutual love of vintage fabrics of all kind.




Even bits of ribbon and lace were incorporated to provide just the right texture and color palette for this design.     


Country Sampler Farmhouse Style magazine


Brenda’s unique patchwork pillow was even featured in the Spring 2019 issue of Country Sampler Farmhouse Style magazine, seen here




I just love how this pillow looks on my Serena & Lily Mattituck Chair here in the family room. It adds just the right amount of color and interest to this corner near the fireplace. 

Brenda and I are working on another amazing collaboration right now for Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, and I can't wait to share that with you!

And speaking of Farmhouse Style, the fall issue will be out around July 15th. I got an advanced copy, and here's a look at the cover... 




This Fall issue features two more of my projects, the first being a really simple to make apple adorned wreath that's so perfect for the front door as soon as September rolls around. 

I used real miniature apples and attached them to a twig wreath in the easiest way. The whole project took no more than ten minutes!


You can see my wreath in top right of this layout.


Also in this issue is my recipe for French Potato & Watercress Soup that’s included with several other yummy soup recipes from other bloggers in a story called “Heartwarming Soups & Stews”.

This is quite literally the EASIEST soup recipe that I’ve ever made, and it’s a real hit with my family. I made it one year for Thanksgiving, and it was the perfect addition to the menu.




I hope you enjoyed this preview of the Fall 2019 issue of Country Sampler Farmhouse Style. 

If you haven’t picked up the Summer issue, make sure you do. It’s an amazing one and of course for me, it’s quite a memorable issue, since my tablescape is on the cover!  




It’s been so fun collaborating with CS Farmhouse Style over the last couple of years. They really make it fun! 

Right now I’m working on four exciting projects for their Spring 2020 issue. There's definitely another vintage sewing project included with Brenda that I know you will LOVE! 

I can’t say much more now, but I’ll update you soon!



ciao! fabiana


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1 comment:

Catherine said...

Wow Fabiana, so inspiring, this post really makes me want to go to flea markets to find some vintage fabrics to use in my decor. Thank you! Love the chair too!!



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