Friday, June 3, 2011

Vintage Inspiration Friday #40: Indigo Ticking

Blue ticking is a staple for me.
I've always loved it.
Simple, homespun, timeless.



But, I'm not really a "blue" person.
I don't use a lot of it.
but I do love mixing and matching indigo ticking
with all kinds of prints and colors.




I borrowed a stack of vintage Victoria Magazines from my mom,
and fell hard for these images.
(Sorry for the image quality. I scanned, then cropped.)





It even lends itself to the elegance of French furniture,
when paired with a romantic large floral toile.



Ticking was produced as a mattress and pillow covering fabric
as in early years most mattresses were made from straw or feathers.
A tight woven, durable fabric was needed
to keep the feather shaft from coming through.

I'm fortunate to have two sets of vintage ticking feather pillows
that were made by my husband's grandmother;
still in pristine condition.





Most of the vintage tickings have a feel almost like denim.

(All of above Victoria Magazine, June 1997)



(Country Living site)



(Pierre deux)

(Country Living's "Celebrating Home")


Whether you're working with primitives...
shabby...
American Country...
English Country...
or Country French...
ticking can be used to mix and match.



It will compliment an old quilt or coverlet,


(Country Living site)

or linen and lace.





(me)




(Ralph Lauren Home Collection)

Soon I'll be changing the sunroom out for a patriotic theme.
and my Indigo ticking will be right at home.

What's been inspiring you this week?


Hope you'll join in for Vintage Inspiration Friday!
"anything vintage or vintage inspired"

 

And here's some cool stuff from last week's party:


Deborah from
"reflects" on her fabulous mirror makeover

                                                                   


Vivienne, from the V-Spot
helps those of us who are clueless



Liz, from the Brambleberry Cottage
shows us how to play with our food!





And Lanell, from Hoot-n-Nanny,
that she grabbed from the dumpster,
(don't tell anyone!)


I'll be linking up with these parties for some weekend fun.
(Find the links on the sidebar.)









Hope you're having a great week,
love you all,






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