I've been on a rescue mission this week. I had this lovely old 'Comfy quilt' whose edges had worn a little thin, so I have added a vintage cotton paisley print as a wide binding to all of the edges. This should help it to last many more years now and it also oozes a little more charm.
I am always finding delightful old eiderdowns too that have seen better days. Often the corners wear through and they start to leak their feathers. This little Deco one had that problem. So I made it these fun corner patches from a similar 1930's eiderdown fabric.
Other make-do and mend ideas that feature in our home include the curtains in one of my daughter's bedrooms. They were made from two damaged lace tablecloths joined together and backed with a pale pink cotton sheet.
Thrifty, but I hope you think, attractive.
The curtains in the living room where also created from sheets. This time C19th French linen ones. The edges were worn, so I added scraps of vintage French fabrics in a patchwork effect to strengthen them, but it also adds a decorative touch - no one need know that they were holey sheets!
Finally, THANK YOU, for all of the comments that I received for the post below. I have never had that many before! I think perhaps we should all make similar comments to the editor of 'Country Living' magazine, as it seems we all share the same views.