Style Court

Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes 2006-2016

9.03.2008

Textile of the Day

The embroidered piece above looks like it might be part of Anthropologie's latest fall offerings. But this is actually an 18th-century fragment from a Greek bedsheet, specifically from the island Skyros. According to Hali, spring 2008, the antique textile features a "proud cockerel still carrying its original small beads and pearls..." Everything old is new again.


Pillow below, Anthropologie, $118.

13 comments:

Mrs. Blandings said...

Am loving every bit of your fabric obsession!

MABELLE said...

Wow Courtney, this is GORGEOUS! Great find! (as always:)

Style Court said...

Michelle, Patricia -- so glad you like it!

The Peak of Chic said...

Amazing how vibrant the colors are after all of these years!

Style Court said...

Hmm..Jennifer, really good point. Now I want to go back and see if any notes were made about that!

Anna Spiro said...

Very beautiful!
x
Anna

porter hovey said...

Anthropologie really can do no wrong!

Paul Pincus said...

hi courtney:

this 18th century fragment is truly stunning!

i'm with porter re: anthropologie.

ps i've just referred to p.j. donnelly's amazing blanc de chine! an amazing dehua elephant censer (i thought of you!) is coming up for auction at freeman's next week. i'm sure some lucky duck will secure him immediately. oh, well.

Style Court said...

paul -- i'll have to check that out. sounds amazing!

Chrissy@TheHome said...

Peacock is soooo hot right now! We are seeing it in furniture, textiles, tabletop and more!!! LOVE it!!!

http://thehome.com/2008/08/28/hot-trend-peacock-feathers

susie q said...

That Greek fragment is fab! Wouldn't the colorway make a great palette for the decor of an entire room? So handsome! Love it!

Style Court said...

Yes, Susie, great idea.

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

ooooh, so very pretty, fun and feminine. I of course am very inspired by peacocks, trends or no trends.