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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Baxter Mill Archive – Throwback Thursday: 1965

It’s Groundhog Day and Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, which means there’s six more weeks of winter ahead of us, but this 1965 cotton fabric has us longing¬†for warmer temperatures! The adorable blue and red seahorses, along with the little yellow starfish motifs would look perfect on a little boy’s shirt or even a beach […]

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