Located in the beautiful Derwent Valley, Tasmania

Thursday, May 16, 2013

new in store! cushions with antique linen fragments...

Look at what my clever mum has been up to, making these gorgeous linen cushions for the store!  She has created a window effect looking through onto an antique linen fragment, I think the mix of textures and colours is just divine. 

At the moment, there are only two cushions of each design available.  All have quality feather inserts. 


I bought this linen a few years ago overseas.  I am not sure of its origins, whether it is perhaps French or English?  The red ticking is complimentary and a bit unexpected which is why it works. 

This is the other cushion design available, it is made using an entirely different linen fragment, a brighter red colour. 


These have a more neutral ticking border and the very outer border is 19th century handwoven linen in a white.  

I like that each central panel is different, the bottom cushion depicts a cornucopia shaped posy of flowers.  I will be on the hunt for more unusual antique linen on my next overseas buying trip. 

Altogether different are these vintage chinoiserie linen cushions in soft purple hues.  If you like these cushions you must check out my mum's (AKA Bonsai Queen's) chinoiserie pinterest board.   
Until next time, 


  1. Wowww they are so beautiful...happy weekend my dear Tammy !!!...love from me...xxx..

  2. Hi Tammy,

    I have a hard time selecting which ones I love the best, they are all really beautiful and so different. Another good thing is you won't find ones exactly the same down the road! Your mum is a very clever lady, so beautifully made.

    How did the shabby chic market go Tammy? Hope it went well.

    Beautiful day here today better get going and enjoy the sunshine!

    Take care


  3. Hi Janine,

    Yes, very different and unique, I am glad you like the cushions!

    The shabby market was fantastic, I nearly sold out of everything!!! Which meant less work packing up. The next shabby market is in November, I think I may do this as well...

    Take care and enjoy the sun, regards, Tammy xx

  4. Your Mom’s pillows are lovely!!

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