Sunday, January 20, 2008

Flashback Fabric

Vintage fabric heaven

Flashback Fabric is an Aladdin's cave of original vintage fabrics and wallpapers from the 1920's-1980's. The shop also stocks a wide selection of reproduction 50's and 60's prints from the US. The vintage stuff is incredible - it's all in perfect condition and there's usually a fairly good quantity of each design. Nola Hargreaves runs the shop and has an amazing ability to source these unique fabrics and wallpapers, even though they're getting more and more scarce. The website says they're the only retail shop in Australia selling this extensive range of vintage prints - I'm not going to argue with that. There certainly isn't anywhere else in Melbourne with this kind of range.

Nola can also have your favourite print made up into lampshades, scatter cushions, or floor cushions to your specifications. Choose a vintage print and you'll be the only person in Melbourne with your unique design - sure beats being the 120,897th household with an Ikea Knappa pendant lamp in the living room.

(Not that we don't love a bit of Ikea... but there are way too many of these and these around)

Flashback Fabric
79 High st, Northcote

9482 1899

Open Tuesday - Sunday 12.00pm - 5.00pm


  1. Dear Lucy

    As an interiors-obsessed Melburnian I love your blog! I've added you to my 'favourites' and look forward to more and more posts. Good luck.

  2. Hi and thankyou! I am an interiors-obsessed Melburnian too. Thanks so much for leaving a comment... I need encouragement and motivation so I keep up the posting regularly! Lucy :)

  3. Hi Lucy,
    The images look great,the words are
    Thankyou.Your site is full of great info and fabulous eye candy.

  4. Thanks Nola! Glad you're happy with the post... and thanks for having a look at the website! If you have any new products or just general news that you think would be worth a mention please let me know! Lucy :)