One of my favorite things to look for at estate sales is vintage bargello pillows. Bargello is a larger-scale, flat needlepoint style that was popular in the 1960's and early 1970's. You often see bargello done with vivid colors in flamestitch patterns.
I found this bargello pillow at an estate sale here in Charlotte, and I had to have it!
Bargello is a great way to add color and pattern to a room. As much as I love today's bright cotton prints, I find bargello pillows to be refreshingly a little old fashioned. Every room needs something vintage, and a bargello pillow is a great way to add that vintage layer to your space.
Etsy is a fantastic resource for vintage bargello pillows, and if you prefer new, look no further than Mr. Happy Chic himself, Jonathan Adler.
Here are some examples of bargello that I love!
via House Crush
New York Magazine
Do you have any bargello in your home?