Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wallflower Vintage Presents: Melinamade - Retro Style Wallpapers and Fabrics

Do you find yourself hunting for that perfect retro wallpaper? Is barkcloth is the only fabric allowed in your mid century home? A quick look online drums up some cool barkcloth designs in a wide range of sizes and prices. The most popular (and expensive) are the curtains. Vintage wallpaper is even harder to find in quantities - and when someone uncovers rolls and rolls of the same super-cool 1950s wallpaper from the depths of Oma's house - the prices are out of this world.

What's a thrifty gal to do? Find a company that makes retro wallpaper and barkcloth! Indeed, I try to be a 'vintage-vegan' (only real vintage thank you very much), but in this case I'll make an exception. The reproductions are from original 1950s - 70s designs. The cloth is actually - wait for it - barkcloth. The company? Melinamade You're Welcome.

Check out a few of their extensive offerings:

'Tiki Forest' wallpaper - soooo fifties!

1970s 'Funhouse' wallpaper

'Tiki Native' Wallpaper

'Tinkertoys' 1950s barkcloth

For $18.00 you can order a swatch of the all 17 barkcloth designs and 20 wallpaper designs. One of our favorite bloggers, No Pattern Required, recently ordered the swatches and was very pleased. Check out her post here.

Don't be alarmed that the company is currently out of some patterns, they have recently re-grouped and will be manufacturing soon!

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