Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Got Velvet?

A fellow blogger on My Notting Hill  @ http://mynottinghill.blogspot.com/ recently posted a photo of a small bolster pillow covered in velvet with an unusal welt and asked if anyone knew where to get the fabric.  Ever interested in an internet quest, I took off googling.  I didn't find the fabric she was asking about; others commented with resources; but I found a site with an incredible supply of velvet fabrics.  It is Fashion-Fabrics-Club Online. The prices are...well, inexpensive.  I'm thinking cheap but didn't want to say it.  I want to share this swatch sample of what I found.

My former mother in law had an exquisite loose cushioned velvet sofa in this color.  I grieved when I learned that my ex had given it to the Salvation Army after her death.  He disliked it because it was a low sofa and uncomfortable for him.  Complimentary colors in her room were mostly shades of tan and yellow in linen weaves and a small open-armed loveseat in pale yellow brocade.  One wall was panelled in wormy chestnut with bookshelves and the fireplace.  The rest of the room's walls were a creamy natural linen to pale yellow color.  Draperies virtually the same, maybe a couple of shades darker.  Her decorator, who passed away many years ago, was great.  Her own house was a feast to the decorator's eye.  One thing she did that kept folks talking for a while was carpet a stairway with an oriental runner nap down.  In other words, she used the rug upside down.  She collected figas and glass candlesticks and we adored her. Who would have thought a tour through velvet fabrics would have brought her memory back so strongly today?   "I am a part of all that I have met" and she influenced me to break the mold or at least test the limits. 

Add:  I realized when I cleaned off my desk last night and found the note, I didn't offer the identification of the swatch above.  It is called Cannes Swirl Mushroom Velvet and is listed at $12.85 per yard.  I want it on something. 


  1. I'm excited to check out that velvet source! I also loved the description of the tete-a-tete you had and could imagine it in front of the fireplace you described. Glad to have found your blog. Michele

  2. It's very interesting how something can evoke a memory from the past. You must have admired you former mother-in-law. I appreciate your stories and your sense of humor as well.

    As you well know Google does have some issues. That disappearing Follow Button thing that usually pops back up in a few minutes, so I do hope you will trip again.

    I am so sorry that you lost all of your previous posts and hope that someone can help you recover them.

    Thank you for linking to Potpourri Friday and helping to make it a success! I appreciate you and hope you wil link up again next week!

    About the url thing, be sure to click onto the actual post you are linking up and that will give you the exact url for that post. And, again if it is a brand new post, it sometimes takes a minute or two for it to appear. Sometimes I have the same problem and just have to wait and click again.

    Hope you will link up again next week and be sure to link back to my blog. If you need any help, I'm happy to answer any question.

    I am a new friend and follower of yours too! And I will be checking out the fabric place. Hope to see you next week!


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