large vintage pennant pillows, crafted from felt souvenir flags and cotton fabric!
these colorful felt pennants bring back memories of vacations, road trips and time spent at the beach in that creaky summer cottage.
they have found new life with fresh, crisp and colorful fabric, complementary piping and plump fiberfill, to make luscious new souvenirs in an upscale vintage style.
the forest green Chattanooga pennant of this pillow is vintage original, and measures 11.5 inches wide and 4.5 inches high. the decorative picture shows a vintage scene of the incline railway up Lookout Mountain in vibrant greens and yellows, and the green of the pennant is slightly faded from wear. sewn to aqua dotted fabric, with a triangle green back piece, the bright yellow piping pulls it all together. the colors simply pop!
the pillow measures 30 inches wide, 14 inches high and is stuffed to a nicely squishy 8 inches. Spot cleaning only, is recommended. these sell QUICKLY - get yours now!
originally, these pennants were decorated with handsewn, felt letters. in the mid-1940's silk screening techniques were introduced to the manufacturing process, and the pennant business exploded, as trolley parks, amusement parks and universities competed to produce the most colorful pennants.
so each pillow is completely unique, and handcrafted only as these pennants are sourced and unearthed in various basements, attics and flea markets.
each pennant is gently cleaned, then sewn to a top piece of fabric in a complementary color. combined with soft batting, handmade piping and a second piece of fabric, it is finished with a stuffing of polyester fiberfill.