Growing up, I really hated quilts. They smelled funny, were torn and reminded me of my Grandma’s basement. None of which were helping me cultivate what I thought was (and now realize was the opposite of) the coolest high-school room ever. But now as my thirtieth birthday grows closer and closer,* I find myself going back to all the things I loathed (like Blue Willow) and wanting to fill my home with them.
The beautiful quilts above and below are vintage designs being sold at a great company called Montgomery Rag. Founded by Kellen Tucker, Montgomery Rag restores quilts and refinishes antiques with a very specific aesthetic. Kellen likes to focus on things that are “primitive, mid-century modern or industrial.” Kellen recently decided to open up a shop in Athens, GA, (where all things cool seem to be based right now. Go, Georgia!) to sell her collections. I’m partial to the quilts and the patterned mirrors and boxes on the site, but you can check out (and shop) Kellen’s beautiful curated collection right here. I love a shop that can appreciate the beauty of worn-in and “loved” objects. xo, grace
*Seriously? How did this birthday sneak up so fast? I was only 23 when I started this blog. I feel majorly old.