While trends come and go a gorgeous print or design lasts forever and will always be a great staple in your wardrobe or in your home.
One day last summer I happily wore my new flea market find to lunch with my grandma. She immediately recognized the Marimekko material. She loved the fun, short, parachute like silhouette of my Marimekko dress and told me that she used to have curtains with a similar color scheme and print in her kitchen. Grandma had bought the Marimekko textile in the city in 1964 to make the curtains. It was a bold wave print with vibrant red, orange and yellow that reminded her of my dress. She had saved the curtains after all these years and gave me them so I could reuse the beautiful fabric. A good friend came over and we made a fun top with part of the fabric.
Earlier this month I was paging through the Crate and Barrel catalogue and could not believe my eyes! The print that is on my grandma's curtains was being brought back in bedding. It was produced circa 1964 by Maija Isola for Marimekko of Finland. I was inspired recently by a fun beach bag a friend made and decided to use the rest of the fabric for a reversible bag.
The textile looks beautiful whether it is used for a top, bedding or bag. ( I can only imagine that it looked great as curtains!) It is a print that is everlasting like many of the Marimekko classics... no matter the time or place its beauty will never be ignored. Great design is truly timeless!
Back of My Top
Front of my Top
Crate and Barrel Bedding