Guatemalan Romeo and Juliet

My favorite thing about spending time with Ilene is listening to her powerful story-telling. One tale that almost always comes to mind when people ask me about the history of some of her pieces is one of a Guatemalan-style Romeo and Juliet.  The tunic you see below symbolizes the story through its motifs.  Ilene heard […]

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Beautiful Mudcloths

When we acquired Ilene Danchig’s studio, we received some really beautiful mudcloths!  We love how current trends are celebrating global looks like our mudcloths- particularly those with a hand-crafted, authentic artistry feel.  These pieces blew me away visually, but when I really dug into learning the process of how they are created, my appreciation for […]

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Molas From the Kuna Natives

Ilene Danchig traveled all over the globe finding her textile treasures, but one people and one place in particular held a special place in her heart:  the Kunas from the San Blas Archipelago. Molas are body coverings that originate from the Kuna people.  Christian missionaries arrived in San Blas in the late 1800s and were […]

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Expanding the Vault

Many people have asked me “How did you get all of the archives and where did they come from?”  As you know, we have expanded our vault of textile treasures!  This past March, we purchased the Ilene Danchig Studio and what an adventure it has been! 179 boxes full of textiles, hand-painted art, and more […]

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Springs Creative, Baxter Mill Archive acquire Ilene Danchig Studio

From FurnitureToday.com: Springs Creative, Baxter Mill Archive acquire Ilene Danchig Studio

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Baxter Mill Archive – Throwback Thursday: 1959

This week’s 1959 vintage fabric takes us back to a time when the business world was a male-dominated field and the decision makers had a provocative sense of creativity. During the 1950s era, it wasn’t uncommon to see pin up styles such as this that objectified women and humored men. This material was produced by the renowned […]

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Baxter Mill Archive – Throwback Thursday: 1960

Although this vintage design is labeled 1960, our archivist believes it was designed in the late 1950s and ultimately produced in 1960. This is because the pattern has traditional features that were popular during the late 50s such as dots, a clean cut and conservative design. Whereas in the 1960s, fabrics had psychedelic influences and […]

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Baxter Mill Archive – Throwback Thursday: 1896

We’ve dug up another archive from the Art Nouveau period, this find coming from 1896. The 121-year-old fabric was created during a time when art was inspired by natural forms and structures, particularly curved lines of plants and flowers. The leafy scrolls and botanical motifs pull in natural elements, giving the fabric an organic floral […]

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Baxter Mill Archive – Throwback Thursday: Horse and Carriage

This week’s throwback fabric is one out of a fairy tale. While this archive isn’t dated, just by looking at the scale of the motifs our archivist has concluded that it has a high chance of being from the 1950 era.   After doing a little more digging, we connected the dots and realized that […]

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Baxter Mill Archive – Throwback Thursday: 1905

This 112-year-old archive comes to us from the Art Nouveau period, a time that ranged from the 1890s to 1910.  Art Nouveau was inspired by natural forms and structures, particularly curved lines of plants and flowers. This is when the paisley design became popular. Paisley was named after a town in Renfrewshire, Scotland that was […]

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