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petrie point designs

by Grace Bonney

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back in october victoria at sfgirlbybay posted a wonderful piece on using vintage bathing suits as decoration. it’s such a fun and easy way to add visual interest to a room using what you might already have in your attic or in your local fleamarket/thrift shop. but if you’re not into the whole diy/fleamarket thing and would prefer to buy something pre-made, susan petrie-badertscher of petrie point designs has got you covered.

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using one-of-a-kind, vintage bathing suits, susan creates unique framed works of art. her collection consists of rare wool and vintage bathing suits from the 1920s to the 1960s as well as petrie pint designs, a collection of vintage infant/children’s clothing and collectibles. i love the way they play with nostalgia and remind me of old turner classic movies with women doing synchronized swimming numbers to music (this esther williams clip is a classic, i can’t watch it enough). price points for petrie point designs (say that 10 times fast) range from $700-$2000 and price points for petrie pint designs range from $250-$900. click here for more information. [thanks, susan!]

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