Peacocks, Roses and Hearts…Of My! Themed chenille cotton bedspreads in tufted colorful patterns such as these, are very valuable if found in excellent condition.
In my book “Stop Throwing Cash In The Trash” I discuss the history and collectibility of these fabulous designed spreads.
Brands to watch for: Bates, Hofmann, Morgan Jones and Cabin Craft. Although reproductions abound, their is nothing like the vintage 1940s-1960s originals. (Look for original tags to identify. Clue: They won’t be made in China.)
The cottage chenille cotton factories that once operated along the famous ‘Peacock Alley” (a stretch of Hwy 41 located in Dalton, Georgia) no longer exist, but their exquisite cotton tufted bedspreads will be passed down from generation to generation.
We, checked out this area a few years ago and snapped a couple of photos of some of the mills, which have been converted into upscale apartments and businesses.
If you are lucky enough to find an ever-so-popular ‘Peacock’ designed bedspread-even if it’s NOT in excellent condition-it can still be used as a ‘cutter’, meaning repurposed to create or sew, a number of different items.
Popular to purchase on eBay are handmade chenille bedspread bathrobes and pillows. Roses, floral and peacock designs, being the most desired.
Here are a few examples of vintage chenille bathrobes recently sold on eBay for over $200 each-
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