I’M A SUCKER for a family heirloom. Something with a story to tell that has timeless appeal. A grandmother’s ring or great uncle’s watch are wonderful pieces to have in your jewelry box, but what I really love are items that can be displayed in your home for all to see. Quilts are one of my all-time favorite heirlooms because they are unique, beautiful and functional. But what if you didn’t have someone in your family 100 years ago who could whip up a wonderfully colorful bedspread?
Well, guess what? Every heirloom starts somewhere so it’s never to late to add something timeless to your home that will stick around for generations. I am lucky enough to have a great friend, Kirra, whose mother, Vicki, quilted my husband and me a wonderful wedding gift that I know we will cherish forever. We displayed the special gift on the bed in our guest bedroom at our first place. I can guarantee that this quilt will be center stage in a room in our next home!
Here is a detail shot of the beautiful peacock-inspired fabric Vicki selected for our quilt. The colors blended perfectly with the eclectic, island-inspired style that Matt and I weaved throughout our first place.
If you’re not lucky enough to have a great friend like Kirra with a super-talented mom like Vicki to quilt you up a family heirloom, you better believe there’s an Etsy artist out there to fill the void. This week I’m featuring Peppermint Pinwheels, an Etsy shop that sews up beautiful patchwork quilts and home decor items that are fresh enough to mix seamlessly with contemporary design aesthetics.
Peppermint Pinwheels mixes vintage and new fabrics to create heirlooms that are contemporary and fantastically unique! These quilts would make a great housewarming, new baby or wedding gift for a friend. The colors are vibrant, the patterns playful and the design classic.
Hop on over to the Peppermint Pinwheels shop if you’re in the market for a an heirloom-worthy and unique item for your home!
Do you have an heirloom that’s been in your family for generations that you love to display in your home? How about something you recently received that you know you’ll pass down to your kids? I’d love to hear all about them!