This has to have been my best charity shop find ever. 2 x 3m pieces of Christian Lacroix Souvenir fabric. A little Googling confirmed I had sealed a very special deal at £6 a piece!
Interestingly enough. My first thoughts were not Roman blinds at all. Moreso a tea dress, Dolly Clackett stylee of course. Though, don’t hold your breath. I still have three metres of the stuff left!
The detail on the fabric is amazing. I especially love the Spanish postcard, the button badges and the random Lacroix labels.
For anyone who has has squeezed in my quirky kitchen for a
gin coffee, they will know it rates far from the well-appointed kitchens of West London. It is after all about 5 foot square and doubles up as a kitchen-diner come sewing room! But that is no reason to forgo an opportunity to dress up a window. A window so deserved, I might add. It has worn the same shabby polka dot curtain for far too long.
And so when I bought the yards of loveliness home and put it on the kitchen table, it screamed Roman blinds. I’ve made a few before. The first ones were a bit daunting but they have got easier each time. If you fancy making yourself some, I posted a tute here.
I’ve yet to add a cleat and an acorn and take down the old curtain rail (and clean the window), but just had to post while I had daylight to shoot!
I’m so not a ‘designer’ girl, though little things sure do please little minds. And in the inimitable words of Jennifer Saunders: “It is Lacroix, sweetie!”
18 thoughts on “Lacroix blinds… sweetie!”
Wow, what a find. Lucky you. Was it a posh area charity shop?
Not at all! Hanwell in Ealing! They had been previously sewn. V clean. Can only assume the rich owner/interior designer had a change of heart!
LOVE LOVE LOVE! You toooooo clever young lady! x
Bless your lil cottons. Thank you darling! I can’t get out of Ab Fab mode now!
Gorgeous! Love the other pic of your kitchen too, so much style in 5ft square!
Love it! Congrats on the fab find & gorgeous kitchen!
I love your whole kitchen, just my style 😉 Your blinds are all awesome, I’ve been meaning to try your tut, just need the perfect fabric!
Oh how I love AbFab… Eddie would be SOOOO proud of you – she’d steal those curtains for herself, I’m positive of it!! 😉
Oh I love them so much I want a tight fitting jumpsuit made from them!!!! That’s a compliment really! LOL! I adore fabric with postcards on it, always seems so joyful, and the way the pattern frames the blind, its amazing. You are SOOOO clever!!! xxx
Great find and after all they are Lacroix sweetie, Lacroix!!
(And a dress would be divine!)
That is just too good to be true! And you have enough of the fabric to make a Lacroix jumpsuit too? You can camouflage yourself in your own kitchen. Whatever next, ey??!
Gosh it makes for a stunning kitchen window adornment! Love it 🙂
It is really beautiful, I am a little bit jealous 🙂
Awesome find! And I love the vintage tins you collect!
Love it doll! Haute couture up at the windows you’ll have the neighbours talking 😉
If you make that Lacroix dress, me and you need to go out on the town as some sort of Patsy and Eddie combination. I can’t get Patsy’s hair actually so maybe we need Miss Demeanour to bring the hair, I can bring the champagne and be Bubbles. FUCK YES.
I’m happy to bring hair and smoke and booze with you twos!