Sunday, 12 July 2009

Wonderful 1930s/40s Summer Picnic Parties & Holiday Travel French Cotton Prints

With Summer upon us at the moment, these fabrics make me think of Summer parties, picnics and Summer holidays!
The first design is very evocative, full of joie de vivre and energy, in lovely hot Summer colours that also have a hint of the coming autumn about them. The Victorian gentry at play, what fun it looks!
The second design is equally as charming, Victorian coaching scenes, evoking the excitement of travel and holidays. The colour palette is altogether more simple, yet still bright, cheerful and full of energy and potential.
Both fabrics were printed during an era when children's tastes had begun to be catered for, the first fabric was probably aimed at girls with its blissfully romantic scenes, the second at boys with each vignette filled with potential adventures!

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