World of Interiors June ’06 cover
…lofty quilt topped bed in 18th century
Swedish countryside manor house…
mattress ticking, belgian grain sack,
black and white stripe, gold, and red “boutis”
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
shams and coverlets…
mattress ticking quilts
antique French mattress ticking
with bright red piping…
Rhett and Scarlett
Gone with the Wind
Red wool became fashionable for undergarments at the end of the 1850’s
and was used for petticoats, cage crinolines and corsets.
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!”
19th century embroidered cotton stockings..