A while back we wrote about the fabulous FiFi wallpaper which we chose for a feature wall in our bedroom. It is a reproduction of a 1950s design by Sanderson. The story goes that someone found it in a loft and they had actually forgotten that it ever existed.
It is hand drawn sketches of ladies in the New Look fashion shapes of the day with splashes of purple and green printed on top.
Then a few weeks back we were checking out furniture in a house we were invited to clear and we had a coincidental find. On opening the drawers of a bedroom chest, the original FiFi wallpaper was lining the bottom. This had been on the walls of the daughters rooms in the 1950s and an off cut was used as a lining.
I was very excited!!! They thought I was a little mad!
I brought it home and framed it; it now hangs proudly alongside the new version.
This is a great idea for off cuts of vintage and retro wallpaper. Often these were used as liners and they make a fun wall hanging now.
Alternatively why not line your cupboards like in years gone by? Every time you open them the patterns will make you smile!
It appears I am not the only person loving a bit of vintage wallpaper. TK Maxx have used great designs to backdrop their Spring Summer 2013 collection.
Which one is your favourite?
Images courtesy of TK Maxx Media Centre
Tomorrows blog features 10 of the Best vintage wallpapers available to buy right now!
p.s. For more styling tips my new book ” Style your modern vintage home” is available for pre-order now!