Wednesday, July 16, 2008

New Sister Parish Fabrics?




I was visiting the Sister Parish Design website yesterday to check on some fabric, and I was thrilled to see the new greeting (above) on the homepage. Had the Sister Parish site been revamped???

Well, not exactly, although it seems that there are new fabrics featured on the site. Perhaps I should not say "new" as these fabrics might be reissues. And I can't confirm if Sister actually designed these fabrics, or if she had simply used similar prints for some of her projects. What struck me was how different these prints are from the classic designs in the Parish line. When I think of SPD, small, graphic prints such as "Chou Chou", "Burmese", and "Desmond" come to mind. The newer patterns such as "Auchincloss" and "Waldingfield" are florals that seem more intricate and detailed. Perhaps they were added in response to the renewed interest in floral prints?

I've emailed SPD and hope to have some answers for you soon. In the meantime, what do you think of these prints below? And as many of you are so knowledgeable of design history, perhaps you can shed some light on these patterns.





The Recent Additions:



"Auchincloss" in Blue and Red


"Waldingfield" in Green and Beige


"Palmetto" in Green, Blue, and Beige

The Oldies but Goodies:


"Chou Chou" in Blue, Red, Tete de Negre, and Green


"Burmese" in Blue, Green, and Tete de Negre


"Desmond" in Green, Blue, and Tete de Negre

16 comments:

  1. I have Burmese in my bedroom and will be anxious to see what you uncover!

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  2. Is Auchincloss -- or something quite similar -- used on the cover of the "Sister" book? Wasn't that print supposed to be her favorite?

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  3. Courtney- You might be on to something. I'll try to scrounge up my copy. I'm still hope to hear back from SPD as well.

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  4. It's Waldingfield that has my heart - can't wait to hear the news.

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  5. Auchincloss in blue, green and black gets my vote~nothing wimpy about that combination, and I love the crispness
    However, I don't think it was used on the cover of "Sister"~that was a Rose Cumming pattern and there were birds involved.

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  6. Palmetto for me!

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  7. I have always had a soft spot for Desmond. In my files is a sample printed in gold. So beautiful.

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  8. How does one choose? I just can't. I like them all. Thank you for the heads up on the site update. :)

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  9. Waldingfield is the one for me, although they all remind me so much of her.

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  10. Waldingfield looks gorgeous! I have been forbidden by my husband to visit the fabric store... Sigh!!!

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  11. These fabrics make me want to create something wonderful. Thanks for sharing

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  12. burmese, for curtains for my casual dining room?

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  13. oops meant desmond

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  14. Jennifer- I think Desmond will be great for your dining room curtains. It's such a great print, but it's definitely not an overwhelming one.

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  15. Murakamimommy1:31 PM

    Alright...so how does the average gal get some of this gorgeous fabric?? I just saw the fabric in a magazine and fell in love---what's the next step for getting it in my home? Thanks for the help!

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