Vintage Pennant Race

Saturday, February 26, 2011

 Have you ever decorated with vintage pennants 
or vintage varsity letters?

Jenn took an old chair and had it upholstered 
in a black wool. Then she attached a collection 
of varsity letter patches of all shapes and sizes. 
Is this fantastic or what?

Here is a better view. We had to use a ribbon to keep people from sitting on it too much at the shop!

One more close-up....couldn't resist. Such a great piece, Jenn!

This is the college resource center in our high school.

They basically wallpapered the wall with pennants.
An upcycled wool plaid blanket and varsity letter pennant made by the super clever PaddyRidge on Etsy.

This is a custom vintage style felt pennant made by PennantRace on Etsy...
any name, initial, cursive or serif fonts. You name it!

Lots of old pennants sewn together -- photo courtesy of
LeslieJanson on Etsy takes old pennants and makes them into cool pillows.

Tell us what you have seen or have made 
with these vintage items. We would love to hear!

Please link to these great etsy shops for
the pennants seen above.


Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Love that chair!! Seeing the Varsity letters brought me back to my high school days as a cheerleader!

Leslie said...

what great ideas! i am so glad to be included in your blog on pennants. thank you so much! i am going to get back to my stash of pennants now with renewed vigor! :) leslie

Susanne said...

The chair is amazing! I've wanted to collect the letters for something smaller, maybe an ottoman, but the letters I've see are soooo expensive. Love the pillow pennant idea.

margaret said...

Absolutely love that chair! I really need to block an afternoon and come see your space. Thanks for keeping me and my seamstress Mom in good company with these very creative artisans!
peg at paddyridge vintage

Mettlers American Mercantile said...

hello trying to purchase one wing back chair with varsity letters. could you contact me for specifics. mettlers american mercantile.

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