Still working on the redo of our family room that I started at the New Year. And this is the fluffing up of the window seat. Before, there was a very tailored cushion but this time, in keeping with the French provencial decor, I wanted something more informal and welllll....countryish and oldish and worn. I have been scouring antique shops and the internet for the perfect antique grain sack but could not find it. The fabric had to be quite lengthy and that was my problem. The width....no problem....the length....yeah...that was the problem. And it had to have the old red color in it too. And then I found Renee on Etsy and French Laundry Parisian stripe red and a French red crest motif panel. Very vintage inspired European grain sackish. I was in heaven! A nubby cotton that feels like burlap but works like a fine upholstery. I also wanted the window seat cushion to have the feel of an old covered down filled sham, so I only used 4 inches of batting.
see that gorgeous bracelet I am wearing? I just got that! All these years I have been sewing and don't know why I never used a pin cushion like that. I was forever more leaving my old tomato cushion somewhere and having to hunt it down. Great sewing invention right up there with the seam ripper! :)
The French emblem panel would add some extra interest so I fringed it and made it a topper on the stripe window seat cushion.
Love my big old dog. He was originally a large department store display piece and now it's mine, mine, mine!
The window seat sits under an expansive wall of windows. I don't want to clutter the windows with curtains because the open windows create their own unique picture, bringing the outside in for a serene and soothing space, yet full of life and interest.
Next Time on The Vintage Nest blog: "If I had a beach cottage"
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