Vintage Sample Books

I have been lucky enough to find 2 different vintage sample books over the last couple of months. These sample books give a window into what a different time would have been like.

This book of plaids was for Paul Salvo Ltd on Bond Street in London. Each of the plaids have their name on them. There are hand written notes on the tag for the sizes of travel rugs and different products that could be made from these plaids.

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The pieces are about a foot square and there are so many possibilities in this little book.fullsizeoutput_c7dbfullsizeoutput_c7ddfullsizeoutput_c7defullsizeoutput_c7e0

This is just so pretty to me.Β fullsizeoutput_c7e1

The second book was a find from just this weekend. This wallpaper book is a little rough around the edges, but I love all of the history held inside.Β DSC_0152

There are great adds for products from the 50’s.Β DSC_0153

 

Just look at these kitchens and bathrooms!Β DSC_0154

Here are just a few of the wallpapers and their coordinating borders. Some of them are difficult to imagine. Others are cute!

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I’m sure these patterns adorned the walls of more than one nursery.DSC_0159DSC_0160

These two are textured and look like they belong in a tiki hut.Β DSC_0161DSC_0163

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Both of these items will be available in my Etsy sale on Saturday! I will be putting more updates on Instagram. You can own a piece of history too!

 

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3 thoughts on “Vintage Sample Books

  1. I love these sample books, too! I’m a big fan of plaids. And that wallpaper book is fabulous! Truly slices of history:) Wish we could find similar items in the US. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

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