I really love the look of all kinds of vintage textiles, from old feed and flour sacks to embroidered dish towels, but barkcloth has a special place in my heart for it is not only beautiful, but it also reminds me of times long past.
Homes in the 1940's were filled with barkcloth draperies, chair covers, and pillows in stunning colors and tropical designs. Exotic birds, cabbage roses, and old-time scenes were some of the most popular prints.
The softly muted tones of barkcloth add to the peace and quiet of the day. Although I have barkcloth pieces throughout our home, I especially love them in this bedroom. So cottage cozy!
(I stitched the barkcloth pillow on the ice cream chair from a $3 piece of barkcloth found in a bin of scraps in an antique mall booth. I think someone else might have thought it wasn't ever going to amount to much of anything. But it's turned out to be one of my favorite cottage accessories!)