Louise Loves is run by me, Louise, & my partner, Mike
I’ve had a life-long love of antique textiles & vintage clothing, beginning with my Grandmother’s rose-printed Durham Quilts when I was a little girl & continuing to the present day. We’ve been full-time dealers in antique & vintage textiles etc for around 10 years. Our vintage stock will usually include antique quilts, eiderdowns, old fabrics, vintage clothing, embroideries & lace, as well as kitchenalia, nursery items & toys, painted furniture, old gardening items & lighting.
In 2003, having found that certain types of faded floral vintage fabric were becoming increasingly difficult to find, we started producing our own range of vintage-inspired printed cottons.
We feel that our new printed fabrics sit well alongside original vintage pieces & they are ideal for use where old fabrics would be too fragile or not available in sufficient quantity, eg: for curtains or upholstery. We will always sell original vintage pieces too though, as that is our first love… or mine at any rate, I think Mike just likes a quiet life!
All the fabrics, wallpaper etc are printed or made in the UK & are extensively tested by ourselves & our family!
For more about us & what we’ve been up to, plus ideas for projects etc, click on the ‘pinboard’ link to the left of this page…