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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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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Baxter Mill Archive – Throwback Thursday: 1969

This week’s throwback fabric comes from the same year Neil Armstrong was landing on the moon: 1969. It was a transitional time in the world when this fabric was being produced and the design reflects that. Its bright, vibrant shades were very common during this era of civil rights movements, women gaining more power in […]

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Baxter Mill Archive – Throwback Thursday: 1915

This week we’re throwing it back to 1915! The fabric we chose was made during a turn of the century time in the United States, when design began to meld with art deco — which later became popular in the 1920s. This aqua-printed fabric is made of cotton and was most likely used for home […]

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Baxter Mill Archive – Throwback Thursday: 1917

We’re kicking off 2017’s first Throwback Thursday by wishing one of our archived fabrics a very happy 100th birthday! The tan and black plaid fabric was produced in 1917 and is made from cotton, as this was produced years before polyester existed, and features checks and polka dots. During this year in history, a lot more was going on besides […]

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