Barkcloth/bark cloth and mid-century interiors. Show me yours and I'll show you mine!

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Show and Tell - Share your treasures' started by lindapoirier, Sep 10, 2014.

  1. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    Hi, as you know, I'm moving. New house and all those windows. I splurged last night on a couple of pieces because the images where too great to pass. The first one is of a farm with a farm girl sitting on the fence (ha!) and is very narrow. Too narrow for any window in my new house but I will make two cushions for my mid-century sectional!!!

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    The second one is just too amazing to not get and it will fit at least two of my windows. I'll let the image speak for itself.

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    I have a stash of my own barkcloth that I am going to use for the other windows. Images to follow. Probably as I put them up. My goal is to barkcloth every window!!!
     
  2. Metro Retro Vintage

    Metro Retro Vintage Trade Member

    Congratulations on your move, Linda. You always seem to find the best space age articles, and both prints are adorable! Are you moving to another farm?
     
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  3. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    Okay, here is another piece that I have that will welcome the sun every day.

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  4. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    Thanks Laura. No, I am moving to a small 1200 sq. ft. bungalow. Lots of work but I am ready for it. I can't wait!
     
  5. Metro Retro Vintage

    Metro Retro Vintage Trade Member

    Sounds exciting Linda - - I bet it's going to be fun decorating. That amoebic type print is equally fabulous. I do have barkcloth, but not with me -- I'll write myself a note to go get them.
     
  6. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    Yes, I am going to have a blast. The first week of ownership I plan to paint the entire house, inside. Two rooms are purple! Now, I don't have anything against purple... wait, I guess that I do. WHO PAINTS AN ENTIRE ROOM PURPLE?! Anyway, I am a white fan because I have so much vintage paraphernalia so full of colours that the background has to be neutral.

    I want to see everyone's barkcloth! I love seeing all the images.
     
  7. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

  8. Vintage Runway

    Vintage Runway Trade Member

    I have two large curtain panels and I keep trying to find a place in my house for them. I just love the colors!

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  9. Jonathan

    Jonathan Trade Member

    I just got a pair of these this past Saturday at a local antique show. The dealer told me she had 4 panels, but sold a pair of them to someone earlier, so I only got two, which I can't use. If there were 4 I would have kept them! Regardless, they are amazing and I will be reselling them - in fact I am about to list them today.
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  10. Pinkcoke

    Pinkcoke Trade Member

    Jonathan those curtains are great! Bit of a bayeaux tapestry feel to them. What era is the print depicting?
     
  11. Jonathan

    Jonathan Trade Member

    It is called 'Indian Chase' - Plains Natives on horseback - here is a close-up
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  12. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    Jesus tits! Those are amazing. I wish I had that much money, extra, right now.
     
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  13. The Vintage Vendeuse

    The Vintage Vendeuse Trade Member

    Linda, I love that space ship print!
    Not so long ago, I happened across a 15 yard bolt of this and sold it by the yard for a nice profit:
     

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  14. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    Great print. They are ALL great prints. I repurpose all pieces and I've even upholstered one of those tiny wire chairs (dressing table chair?) with some great burgundy foliage material. I like the idea of having different prints in different rooms. You never know with curtains/drapes how they are going to look. I had found the greatest orange set of crushed velvet drapes at a thrift store for $3 and they looked amazing in my room. My bedroom is all old iron/wire and the orange worked. I was surprised.

    Edit. I thought you might want to see the curtains in action.

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  15. foofoogal

    foofoogal Registered Guest

    Love the room Linda.

    Mine has a name Northcliffe on it. One long window panel. I was going to use it for a vanity seat but cannot bring myself to cut it up.
    I will list it soon. That fabric is sturdy stuff.
    1940s? 50s?
     

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  16. pinky-a-gogo

    pinky-a-gogo Administrator Staff Member

    Sounds like you will have fun decorating~

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  17. foofoogal

    foofoogal Registered Guest

    Wowee...
     
  18. Circa Vintage

    Circa Vintage Trade Member

    Wow! Loving the eye candy - thank you :clapping:
     
  19. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

  20. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    OH! That would be perfect for a mid-century kitchen. I love it!

    I just got these on Ebay. There are 5 small holes that I will have to repair. Two 45 x 72 panels for $67.69. I will let you know how they are when I get them. BTW, I LOVE ALEXANDER "SANDY" CALDER so you know I can't resist anything vintage with mobiles (and I see a stabile too) in it! I can see them in my living room beside my kohler sectional!!!

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