Announcement Chenille Chateau - artfully designed and well constructed home decor items from vintage chenille and other fine fabrics.
Chenille Chateau - artfully designed and well constructed home decor items from vintage chenille and other fine fabrics.
Kim Possible's on Oct 4, 2016
So pretty! Love my pillow covers!!
staples11 on Sep 19, 2016
Absolutely beautiful design and construction! I just missed purchasing your beautiful sugared roses pillow and saw this which will complement my winter comforter. Chenille brings back so many childhood memories. So wonderful to have an artist to preserve these lovely designs. I will follow your website closely. Thank you for the lovely, hand-written note! Blessings, Marge
Yairi Lebron on Aug 31, 2016
Beautiful and elegant. Very fast delivery. My little girl love it. Thanks!
Manipulating fabrics has been a lifelong love. Its latest manifestation is through antique and vintage chenille. Chenille bedspreads were fashioned by hand in the early twentieth century, but by mid century most spreads were made by machine.
Yes, these cottony soft bedspreads were made in America many decades ago, when products were constructed very, very well. I purchase the best spreads I can find and then soak and gently launder them to bring them back, as close as possible, to their original beauty. These gorgeous spreads are then folded and placed within "The Great Wall of Chenille", a floor to ceiling storage area in my studio, ready to be chosen for the next project. Part of this delightful collection is shown in the above photos.
The original designs in these old bedspreads are particularly important to me. In my work I choose to highlight the amazing shapes and colors, and carefully cut and sew the strongest, prettiest parts of the bedspreads that I have collected. The results are products that are both precisely crafted and uniquely beautiful. Heirloom quality!
It is my joy to bring some of my work to Etsy. Made - again - in America.
Owner, Maker, Designer
Arranging colors and patterns in pleasing ways is one of the things I was born to do.
Here you will find meticulously handcrafted items made from gorgeous vintage textiles, most often from vintage chenille bedspreads. I also use other textiles found in my travels and at auctions/estate sales.
Repurposing beautiful vintage fabric is my delightful occupation!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
I also accept major credit cards through Etsy's Direct Checkout.
I do business in the state of Florida and must collect sales tax from Florida residents.
If the address you supply is incorrect, and your purchase finds its way back to me, I will reship it once you pay to have it reshipped.
Ready to ship items ship within three business days of cleared payment. Different payment methods take different amounts of time to clear. I will always convo you and let you know when your item is on its way.
Domestic shipping: items generally ship USPS, either priority, parcel post or first class depending on box size and weight, including tracking/delivery confirmation and third party insurance. I also sometimes use UPS or FED-EX, and am willing to ship overnight if you need your items very quickly.
International shipping: if my third party insurer will insure your package, I will ship to your country. If my insurer will not insure your purchase, I will have to cancel the sale and refund your full purchase price. I do apologize if this happens to you!
Since Italy does not allow entry of sewn items of any kind, I cannot ship there.
In the rare occurance that your package does not arrive in the time estimated by the postal system - which sometimes can be up to 12 weeks for international - rest assured that you will be taken care of. You will be emailed an affidavit to fill out and return. Your refund will occur after I receive the completed affidavit back from you.
You are always welcome to contact me before purchasing to inquire what your exact shipping amount will be. This shipping amount does not include your country's taxes, charges, fees or any other costs related to receiving goods into your country through customs. Please be aware that international shipping can take from 2 - 12 weeks, and sometimes even longer.
Refunds and Exchanges
Each item I make is scrutinized carefully to meet my high standards. There are good close-up pictures and I describe my finished items in detail and with accuracy which generally precludes the need for returns. Please let me know right away if you have any concerns at all.
If you are not delighted with your purchase, please contact me. I will accept your return of an in stock item within one week of the date on which it was delivered to you, if item is still in pristine, unused condition. Initial purchase price less initial shipping costs will be refunded upon receipt of item in unused condition. Buyer must return item using delivery confirmation and insurance. Buyer is responsible for price of return shipping/tracking/insurance.
Custom orders are non-refundable.
Additional policies and FAQs
I do consider wholesale requests for some items.