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Vintage Shawls and Quilts

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Collecting Vintage Shawls and Quilts


If, like me you love clothes past and present, you're only a step away from seeing the possibilities of using textiles of all eras to decorate today's homes.  In vintage terms these textiles include old lace and linen, shawls and quilts.  In addition to garments, Candy Shiveley of sells wonderful Paisley, Kashmir and Chinese piano style shawls as well as exquisite lace stoles.  She also sells marvellous antique patchwork quilts all perfect for interior enhancement and none need to be fitted to the body!  All can be artfully draped over sofas, pianos and tables or hung as works of art or even used as originally intended for warmth on a chilly evening! Shawls of All Styles

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Paisley, Kashmir, Chinese piano shawls and a late Victorian black Chantilly lace stole.

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 So whatever your size you can still become a passionate collector of antique and vintage textiles. Patchwork Quilts.

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Traditional American authentic Vintage Patchwork Quilts from The end red and green quilt -> reminds me of a famous Baltimore quilt that used to be at the American Museum in Bath.

Vintage Red and Green Patchwork Quilt from

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Along with vintage quilts at , you will also find vintage table linen and lace goods.  The range and variety of vintage textiles to collect is vast.


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