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world of interiors

World of Interiors June ’06 cover

…lofty quilt topped bed in 18th century

Swedish countryside  manor house…

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mattress ticking, belgian grain sack,

black and white stripe, gold, and red “boutis”

Boutis quilts

Ingrid du Grès

Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

In the 18th and 19th centuries, Provencal women hand-stitched their quilted bed covers with motifs inspired by the bounty of the region: sunflowers, pomegranates, lavender, artichokes and olives in patterns that completely fill the ground of the quilt.      ..more


Elsa C

shams and coverlets

Elsa C

thefrenchhouse.net

mattress ticking quilts

thefrenchhouse.net

pillow euro-linens

antique French mattress ticking

with bright red piping…

euro-linens.com

Gone with the Wind

Rhett and Scarlett

Gone with the Wind

red corset 1860

Red wool became fashionable for undergarments at the end of the 1850’s

and was used for petticoats, cage crinolines and corsets.

antiquecorsetgallery.com

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Rhett: “What’s that rustling noise I hear?

“Mammy: “Lawdy Mr. Rhett that ain’t nothin’

but my red silk petticoat you done give me!”

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19th century embroidered cotton stockings..

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detail…