Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Peacock Chenille Bedspread

I picked up this bedspread this weekend. I think it is a full size. I wasn't even sure what the design was on it when I picked it up from a school rummage sale table.

I just knew it was chenille (which I love)and very colorful (always a plus and unsusal for chenille).

My original thought when I grabbed it was to cut it up and use it in quilts. I have gotten several "cutter" chenille bedspreads at garage sales before.

But it is vintage cotton chenille and is in absolutely fantastic condition. The colors are so bright, and the fabric and chenille itself are so SOFT!!!

I can't bring myself to cut it - it would be a shame and a waste of a beautiful piece of the past.

But I have no place to use it...

So I think I am going to try to sell it in my Etsy Shop. The only question is how much should I charge. I can not find anything remotely like it anywhere to get a reference price. The closest thing I could find was this one (which I don't think is nearly as beautiful). Did you look at what they are asking for it?!? In this economy, who in their right mind pays $285 for an old bedspread? Obviously no one, because it is still for sale! Oh, well, if you have any ideas about what I should charge for it or if you are interested in buying it please let me know... I have an idea in my head of a fair price, but just curious what you other bloggers think.


Jenni Vorderman said...

That is really beautiful! I am sure you will have no trouble selling it.

Hootie said...

Such detail! I wonder who the creator was? Wouldn't that be a neat story to know. :)

Anonymous said...

Oh goodness, that is a gorgeous bedspread. I was just researching the history of the peacock bedspreads tonight and your page turned up. The prices I've seen run the full gamut from $30 ones (that they claim to be in good condition) to $320. I'd love to buy your bedspread but I wouldn't have any idea of a fair price (probably more than I can imagine). I'm trying to put together an art deco theme for my daughter's bedroom and have been shopping for a waterfall vanity on craigslist. Amazing how many turn up there. If you choose to sell this bedspread, would you mind letting me know the price when you decide? Can I put an email in here?
Thanks so much

Jeannine said...

to the anonymous commenter above - I tried to email you but message was returned. Please get back in touch with me if you are still interested in the bedspread - I will be listing it on ETSY today.

Anonymous said...

I could kick myself Jeannine,
I didn't see your comment message until today (a day too late). Not sure why the email didn't work, but I sure appreciate your effort at trying to get in touch. Sorry I missed it.
Best regards,