Here are the pieces of furniture:
- From a Brookhaven estate sale - tight-seated curved settee
- From a Gainesville (dragged poor husband on this LONG drive) Craig's Listing - two tall deep-wing (and hand-tied coils) chairs
The fabric purchases were the most exciting. Previously, I have mentioned that a local workshop (Kay's Kovers) who is also an old neighbor, has an annual $2.00 a yard fabric sale that is well attended by her faithful - I have been going for at least 15-18 years. I bought over 100 yards of gorgeous fabrics - ranging in less than a yard to a 16 yard piece. I have already selected a bonded cream silk with an embroidered starburst fabric for the above settee - can't wait to see the finished product.
|Brookhaven estate sale fabrics|
In addition to Kay's sale, the Brookhaven estate sale also had several bolts of blues and yellow fabrics from Calico Corners - I bought four of them ranging from 2.5 yards to over 16. I may use one of the the two wingbacks.
Finally, I found a 8-9 yard piece of vintage heavily embroidered crewel fabric at a Dunwoody estate sale for $40. I subsequently looked up this type of fabric to determine value and found that pieces like this sell for $125-$200 A YARD - they are hand-made (often in India) featuring wool or other yarns on a flaxen / linen background. I've had simple crewel fabrics before (machine made) but never anything like this. I think I will use it on some Martha Washington or other simple chairs that can really highlight the pattern - too much would spoil the effect.
|Hand-embroidered Crewel Fabric|