Spartina 449 – Fall & Winter 2018

Spartina 449 – Fall & Winter 2018

We love when Spartina 449 releases their new patterns and we especially love the stories behind the pattern inspirations.   Below you can read about the pattern stories but first lets look at the Free Gift with Purchase! 

Spartina's new Queen of Carolina collection at Door County Nature Works in Egg Harbor, WI

Left to manage her father’s plantations near Beaufort in 1738, Eliza Lucas Pinckney put her love of botany to work in order to save the family farm. Wise enough to see that the rising market for textiles also created a need for dyes, she cultivated high-grade, high-demand indigo, which ignited the historic “Indigo Bonanza” for the Carolina economy.  Her true blue determination—and feminine know-how—runs through our Eliza houndstooth pattern. Classic checks line up like perfectly planted row crops, but trailblazing indigo paths make their mark on this traditional hunting pattern. It’s Spartina’s way of honoring Eliza’s herstory in history.  Eliza Floral is a coordinating, textured woven fabric with plush embroidery and tints of bright pink.

Ever ponder where Rhett Butler got his name? Look yonder to Thomas Rhett and his Beaufort plantation, which served as the family summer home in 1820, a hospital during the Civil War and now a luxurious Southern inn. This antebellum mansion is everything you want the Old South to be: a two-story, wraparound veranda, a crackling fireplace in the parlor and pecan pancakes for breakfast.  Stately in both style and culture, Spartina’s Rhett pattern emulates this impeccable architecture that has stood the test of time. Thoughtfully appointed, its contrasting geometric cadence pays homage to the Rhett House Inn: white Greek columns flanking gib doors that open wide to welcome sweet Southern breezes and visitors like you.

In 1853, when the heat & mosquito swarms made life unbearable each summer, Edgar Fripp and his family headed to Tidalholm, their breezy, Beaufort waterfront retreat. Most recently known as The Big Chill house thanks to the film, it’s easy to see the Southern comfort this landmark home represents. Its two-story, wrap-around columned porches extend graciously, like open arms greeting the river’s lush marsh.  That Southern greeting is what you’ll find in Spartina’s Tidalholm design. Emulating the porch balusters, this rhythmic blue pattern calms the eye like the sway of the tide and beckons you to stay a while, perhaps even chill.  The coordinating Tidalholm Floral features embossed leather blooms in tranquil hues of pink, teal, navy and yellow.

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