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10/08/2013

Babylon Sisters Gypsy Bed Canopies Are Here! AND-


  My Mom and I have been avid treasure hunters ever since I can remember.  Visiting thrift stores, rummage sales, estate sales, flea markets and antique shops is just in our blood.  Our favorite finds have always been anything vintage, bohemian or global...but most of all ~TEXTILES.  Especially textiles that embody these three key things {bohemian, vintage & global}.  When we find a beautiful piece, we can't leave it behind.  We just can't.  And so over time we have done some serious hoarding.  Errr- collecting of some truly fantastic vintage fabrics.  Things like gypsy scarves, kitschy tablecloths, glittering saris, romantic hankies and antique lace, just to name a few.
  This led us to thinking~ What ever are we going to do with all of this gorgeous fabric?  It needs to be displayed.  It needs a home, and a purpose.  It needs to be somehow useful and create joy and beauty in someone's space instead of wasting away out of sight.
   My Mother is an AMAZING seamstress and can make anything one dreams of into a perfectly crafted reality.  So we thought...let's create curtains! Curtains that create an air of whimsy and magic. Curtains sewn with layer upon layer of soulful and shimmering fabrics to billow in the breeze. Curtains that are made up of the pieces collected while on our travels to far flung places. It was the perfect way to create something both beautiful and useful with these textiles that we knew were waiting to be born into something.  Then one day that something became Babylon Sisters Gypsy Curtains.
  The curtains have been the perfect answer to our vintage fabric obsession. But why stop there? We have been busy thinking of more ways to incorporate these creations into home decor.  Bed canopies have long been a favorite and we have always created our own by "pinning here and pinning there" to achieve a bohemian tented bed oasis. Then another idea was born! Hand sewn Gypsy Bed Canopies!
  Vintage sari's lend themselves perfectly to this use with their vivid jewel tones, glittering embellishments and whispy yet decadent materials. This is the first Gypsy Bed Canopy of many. Soon to come will be more color combinations and variations like fringe, bells and mirrors {to jingle and shimmer in the candlelight} sewn into the folds of fabric.


What do ya'll think? Can you imagine your bed swathed in layers of bohemian gypsy goodness? I can! I hope to be on the list for one soon!
Before I forget, a few details~ The canopies will be made to fit over a Queen or King Size bed interchangeably. We eventually will also be making a version to suit a daybed or twin sized bed (perfect for dorms). They come with ribbons sewn to the top four corners so you can hang them easily with four ceiling hooks and even adjust the height to your liking. Visit the ETSY shop here to shop canopies, curtains and creations to come!
And as you may have guessed- No baby yet! 
Xoxo 
~Andrea~

8 comments:

  1. Hi Andrea, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Hello Chris! I recently realized that my blog reply was not working for the lonnngessst! I feel so terrible that I look like a big meany who never answers comments. I'm so happy you are here and that you are following along. I have visited with you also! Cheers!

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  2. Oh Wow I didn't know you were related!!! You two make the most amazing curtains...canopies will definitely be a hit!!! Love the story behind...Love your Mom too..amazing Lady <3

    ((HUGS)))

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    1. Tehe! Makes sense she's my Mom now doesn't it! ? (That's where I get all my creativity)

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  3. Anonymous10/29/2014

    I absolutely LOVE your gypsy bed canopy! Please make more!

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    1. We are gathering bits of beautiful fabric at this very moment and should have some new canopies hitting the shop this month! Follow @gypsyyaya on Instagram to see them first!

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  4. please make more canopies

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    1. Hi Michelle! We certainly hope to make some more very soon! I'll post on Facebook as soon as that happens! <3 <3

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