Carnival of Roses, manufactured by Bob Collins & Sons out of West Palm Beach. It was designed by artist James Reynolds in 1942 for a fabric company called Kent-Bragline, and apparently the fabric was so successful that it kept the company afloat during WWII. Available in a variety of colors and fabrics such as linen, cotton, and chintz – I have fallen completely in love. The artist, James Reynolds also has and interesting and impressive story. Aside from designing fabrics, he designed sets for the Ziegfeld Follies, painted murals for Dorothy Draper, and illustrated book covers. Above and below are some of my favorite color-ways of Carnival of Roses available at Bob Collins & Sons.
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