Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Vintage Printed Matelasse Coverlet


Sometimes you come across something that doesn't even take the blink of an eye before you know it's going 
to be yours.




This old printed matelasse coverlet is one of those. I've never seen another. I don't think I'm over it yet.




I'd be guessing at its origin and I'd love to know if you have ever seen one like it. But it's incredibly soft and worn, and appears to have been retired just before it started to wear into shreds.



There's nothing like an authentic faded vintage print to make my heart start beating. 




The pattern follows around the edges and has a circular decoration in the middle. Can you see the subtlest green in the leaves?  Just a whisper of the design remaining. There's so much texture and detail here it deserves to be appreciated close up. . . .


































Thanks for stopping by for a look!
 I hope your week is going great!

Jacqueline




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16 comments:

elizabeth said...

It's so lovely!!!

Olive said...

It is charming and you are right I have not seen one like this. I buy and sell a lot of matelasse coverlets but not one like this.

Pamela Gordon said...

This is a beautiful coverlet. I've never seen one with a coloured pattern on it. The outside detail is gorgeous.

Junkchiccottage said...

This is a beautiful coverlet. I love the soft flowers. Very sweet and pretty.
Kris

Faded Charm said...

This is absolutely gorgeous and looks so nice on your table . Great find!

xoxo
Kathleen

Bella said...

Hi J,
What a stunner, so much detail & beautiful in your diningroom!!
Hugs:-)
Bella

The Victorian Tailor said...

So jealous! This is stunning, great find!

sarita said...

Gorgeously delicious!

ImSoVintage said...

what a beauty!!!

On Crooked Creek said...

Jacqueline,
This coverlet is E X Q U I S I T E, indeed!!! The faded hues are definitely part of the charm as is the quilted detailing!!!
Thank you for sharing the elegant handiwork of your coverlet!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Haworth said...

What a find, Jacqueline! I have never seen a *printed* Matelasse before. It looks stunning on your table, and how wonderful that you found it before it went threadbare. It couldn't have found a better home.

Marlis said...

Wow.. the word covet comes to mind... but the lucky coverlet belongs to you, who will cherish the life it has left and renew it with more history and stories. It's a great find.. xo marlis

Linda Miller said...

Simply Charming. You are very lucky to have such a beauty.
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Theresa Smith said...

It is perfect!
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BECKY said...

Oh Jacqueline! The faded florals make my heart skip a beat, too! I love to create with them!! This coverlet is just divine! I know it brings you great joy!

Thank you for sharing at Blissful Whites Wednesday!
Have a lovely weekend!
Hugs,
Becky

Sherry said...

That is gorgeous Jacqueline! Love the faded print!
Sherry