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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Alfred Shaheen Fabrics & Decor

Continuing with our GlamourSplash week of posts on Alfred Shaheen, today we focus on Shaheen fabrics.

Recently, a new collection of indoor & outdoor Alfred Shaheen fabrics have been brought into production. In keeping with family tradition, Camille Shaheen-Tunberg has teamed up with distributors to launch a new line of Shaheen fabrics. Debuting in July at Suburban Home, The Surf And Sand Indoor/Outdoor Print Collection captures fanciful patterns that evoke memories of luaus, sultry breezes, and the sweet scent of plumeria leis and adds a fresh twist with new scales and colorways to fit today’s modern applications. Suitable for the sofa in any Tiki Hut or hanging outdoors on the Lanai, Surf And Sand Indoor/Outdoor Prints are designed to add notes of paradise to any setting while maintaining the durability required to face the elements. For those of you in Portland, you can visit Landfair Furniture + Design Gallery showroom in Portland, Oregon to see some samples.

For those of you who sew or quilt, Westminster Fibers and Free Spirit Fabric have teamed up with Shaheen to launch vintage hand prints for quilting and sewing. These will be available in mid to late July. Imagine sewing your own pillows, creating frames, adding a tropical touch to your decor with your own crafting imagination.

To pull it all together and complete your decor you might like an Alfred Shaheen lamp. The folks over at Seascape Lamps offer a selection of pendant, table and floor lamps all with Alfred Shaheen designs and the prices are very reasonable.

And of course you can always scour the web for true vintage Alfred Shaheen fabric panels. We've recently spotted these:

Pumpkintruck has this 45" wide x 56" long panel of pink fan fabric available.

AusableRiverTrader has a 43" x 53" vintage piece marked on the selvage with wash care instructions stapled to the back.

VintageTempest has a fabulous butterfly panel WITH a Shaheen sewing pattern to boot.

Sewuniquetreasuresandgifts has two beautiful Shaheen border print panels.

Whatever you decide to sew or decorate with these is up to your imagination. Hope you have fun creating your own tiki style!

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