Thursday, 19 May 2011
Vintage love: St Michael bedding
I recently bought this fabulous set of vintage bedlinen from ebay. It was a complete steal and in pristine condition because it is still in its packaging! Plus, they also still have their price tags intact - 85p for bedlinen - those were the days.
I also love the fact it says 'Made in Britain' on the packaging, always a sure sign that something is vintage as we hardly manufacture anything in this country anymore. St Michael, or Marks & Spencers used to pride themselves on only selling items made in Britain, but even they have succumbed to market forces...you can read more about the history of St Michaels here
I also want to tell you about two new items in my Etsy store, a sleepy owl and lavender rabbit in two new colourways. First up is my new Lavender rabbit in cornflower blue. It is handmade using vintage fabric in shades of cornflower blue, royal blue, pale yellow and pure white.
Second up is my Sleepy owl in sky blue and bottle green. This owl decoration is handmade using vintage fabric in shades of bottle green, navy blue and pale pink. It is filled with chemical-free, French Lavender and non-allergenic stuffing.