Beat the Monday Blues Part 1

Beat the Monday blues by checking out something or someone we love. Here at Your Vintage Life, we feel it is important to share great finds with you all as well as support local business.

So this Monday I want to share with you the most perfect cushions, beautifully made and beautifully designed.

Eclectic chair is the creation of Heather Linnitt who is based in North Leeds. She is an upholsterer but also makes cushions  often from vintage fabric as well as vintage silk scarves and the most stunning Japanese kimono fabric.  She also makes contempary ones out of fabric that has simply caught her eye. They don’t cost the earth and will make any sofa or bed simply divine.  She offers a great service of making cushions from your favourite bits of fabric especially for you…you can even have pompom trims. Just contact her via the website.

In a recent interview with UK Handmade she discusses her stunning cushions, saying “I am a big fan of colour and pattern and I love the vintage/retro look mixed with contemporary furniture and accessories.

I like a bit of faded elegance, something that has seen a bit of life and is a bit worn around the edges.” I love the description of faded elegance, it sums up some vintage fabric so well.

The kimono fabrics are, in my opinion the best. She describes them as “a piece of art, very often handpainted, the colours and designs are out of this world”. I’m sure you will agree.

The silk scarves ones are equally lovely. She says ” They are far too beautiful to simply tie up around your neck, and with a bit of reinforcement from some interlining, they make stylish vintage cushions.” My favourite one reminds me of a Mondrian meets Rothko….the colours are divine. I cannot quite believe it was once a scarf!

One of the cushions has been featured in this months Homes and Antiques magazine (alongside our furniture and homewares). This shot is totally gorgoeus and their blue rose cushion sits pride of place in the middle of the sofa.

Here are some more gorgeous creations. Make sure you check out her website at


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  1. 4 July 2011 / 11:02 am

    I thought I recognised those beautiful cushions. Heather is one of my best friends! I’m so pleased you’ve discovered the delights of Eclectic Chair. I’m constantly blown-away by Heather’s creativity and her upholstery is something to behold. I also admire Heather’s use of vintage fabrics and she’s always on the lookout for beautiful finds. A fabulous post as always. L xxx 🙂

    • 4 July 2011 / 11:08 am

      Yes they are beautiful arent they! I think I actually discovered her through you….funny small vintage world! x

  2. 4 July 2011 / 11:27 am

    I’ll Tweet this and put it on my Facebook page too. xx

  3. 4 July 2011 / 11:31 am

    Thanks! been seeing quite a few people recently on line bashing other vintage sellers, fair organisers etc….thought I’d buck the trend and go down the support route!

    • 4 July 2011 / 11:32 am

      When you spread positive vibes for others, it always, always comes back to you in a good way. Keep up the great work. 🙂

  4. 4 July 2011 / 7:05 pm

    Lovely blog and lovely spirit-thanks for sharing

  5. 4 July 2011 / 8:42 pm

    Glad you enjoyed Betty! One of my Facebook likers read the blog then bought one! which is great news!

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