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Welcome to the Chintz-N-Prints Blog! My name is Laura and I  am  the 3rd (third) generation to run the store. I write the blog  to share what is going on and what's new! I write about new arrivals, articles we appear in, movies we apprear in, vintage fabrics, customer projects and so much more! I try to mix it up and keep it interesting and keep you all connected through the blog to see what is new at the store! Hope you enjoy and check back frequently cause you never know what you'll see! Thanks for reading!

 

By chintznpri20223285, Aug 19 2019 04:35PM

Every year we do a remnant sale, this year it will be a bit different.

Since Connecticut has banned plastic bags, we are asking you to bring in your standard reusable grocery bag and stuff it with remnants for ony $8.00 per bag. If the bag is larger than the standard size more like beach bag, then it is $10.00 per bag.

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A BAG WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PROVIDE ONE SO PLEASE DO NOT FORGET ONE OR FIVE.

We have a huge selection of remnants at this time and it is a great way for you to stock up for those long winter projects.

The sale will run this Thursday- 8/22 , Friday - 8/23 and Saturday -8/24. In addtion to the remnant sale on Friday only will we will be offering 10% off items in the store. (Some restrictions will apply).

So, no better time then the present to stock up. Below is a small sampling of our remnant stock.

See you soon!!!

1-3 yard pieces Multi Purpose
1-3 yard pieces Multi Purpose
27" Squares perfect for pillows and occasional chair seats
27" Squares perfect for pillows and occasional chair seats
Vintage Upholstery Rems
Vintage Upholstery Rems

By chintznpri20223285, Jul 29 2019 08:07PM

One of our customers wanted to show us what she had done with fabric she purchased from us and to tell us what she thinks of us.

Quoted from e-mail received from customer:

"Hello Laura, Of course, go ahead and add the photo to your blog! All of you are such pros and you know your every changing stock so well that it is always a joy and a pleasure to shop for fabric at Chintz and Prints. I am happy to recommend your business at any time! Thank you! Cheers, Adrienne

Thank you Adrienne for the kind words and for allowing us to share your photo. It is always fun to see what our fabrics become and how they look in your space. We just love the green peeking through the skirt. It gives your chair a custom look.

We invite all of our customers to share their "new" rooms.

Customer's share
Customer's share

By chintznpri20223285, Jul 10 2019 03:33PM

Summer has offically arrived and boy is is letting us know it is here. Were you ready? I was not. I have not had a chance to make new covers for my outdoor furniture, I just barely got them out of the shed; to see if they need replacing or just washing.

They need replacing, well no time like the present. I have chosen my fabric and now need to order it. That is always a difficult decision, as we have so many to select from.

Just as we tell our customers, I decided to pick what I liked not necessarily what matched my house. There are so many colors in nature and we do not worry about them matching our house, so take some risk. If you like it, then chose it.

Below are are pictures of items we have in store and the hundreds of samples we have available to order.

Prices range from $16.00 per yard up to $200.00 per yard, so knowing what your budget is, is helpful when you come in.

Our workroom is available to make cushions in a 2-3 week time frame. So don't delay Summer will slip on by.

Hope to see your soon.

If not have a sunfilled summer and we will see you when you are ready for your next project.

Outdoor fabrics we have in stock
Outdoor fabrics we have in stock

By chintznpri20223285, Jun 21 2019 07:52PM

Good afternoon all:

Do you have a few sentimental, favorite pieces of furniture, that you just can not part with or are they just "not made this way" any longer?

Some of us believe new is better, and that is fine, but most of us have that one piece of family heirloom that has seen better days. What to do?

We have a few ideas.

One let us help you select something fresh, different, unique, a conversation piece, or even a blended new look; a FACELIFT for that piece.

We are showing off an old but new piece, we just recently help a customer transform. Talk about looking younger.

Ray- Newtown Upholstery did the labor, his craftmenship defintely elevated the appearance of the chair, beyond the bright, cheerful, fun, fun, fun, fabric we helped select. It is one of the resons we have been recommending him for many years. We have many other craftsmen we work with through out Connecticut stop in or call for a list, we can get you to the right people for the job.

Let us know what you think. WE ADORE IT. As always feel free to send us your before and after pictures, we enjoy seeing them, and remember nothing is too old for a facelift. Send to: chintznprintsct@yahoo.com

Oh I need a facelift
Oh I need a facelift
Bad Kitty
Bad Kitty
TAAAADA
TAAAADA
Even my backside looks good!
Even my backside looks good!
YOUNG AGAIN.
YOUNG AGAIN.

By chintznpri20223285, May 31 2019 03:30PM

Good day all

Just thought we would share a few more shots from FX Fosse/Verdon. Are you all watching? It is a very hate to love story.

Again, photos are off tv and are being used soley to show the fabrics from our store.

Hope you you are enjoying the share, we are.

More to come. Hope to see you all soon.

Have a great weekend.

Draperies at back of scene. Were created by us.
Draperies at back of scene. Were created by us.
Custom Hopsital Curtains. I never want to see another grommet
Custom Hopsital Curtains. I never want to see another grommet
Hallway window treatments created by us
Hallway window treatments created by us
Sofa fabric is a vintage 1970 linen fabric
Sofa fabric is a vintage 1970 linen fabric
Swirl 1970 vintage fabric table cloth. We still have it more..
Swirl 1970 vintage fabric table cloth. We still have it more..

By chintznpri20223285, May 7 2019 06:34PM

FX is featuring a mini series presenting the life/career of Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon.

A husband and wife duo who are known for their talents, in the entertainment industry.

Details About the Show Taken from FX Website

FOLLOW @FosseVerdonFX

Spanning five decades, Fosse/Verdon explores the singular romantic and creative partnership between Bob Fosse (Sam Rockwell) and Gwen Verdon (Michelle Williams). He is a visionary filmmaker and one of the theater’s most influential choreographers and directors. She is the greatest Broadway dancer of all time. Only Bob can create the groundbreaking musicals that allow Gwen to showcase her greatness. Only Gwen can realize the unique vision in Bob’s head. Together, they will change the face of American entertainment – at a perilous cost.

As Bob journeys from fledgling Broadway choreographer to lauded auteur of stage and screen, he fuels his manic creativity with drugs, alcohol, and sex, often abusing his celebrity and power to feed his appetites. Meanwhile, Gwen goes from a legendary triple threat, winning four Tony Awards in six years, to an actress struggling to stay relevant in an industry obsessed with youth and novelty and double standards.

Through it all, Gwen plays an instrumental role in Bob’s work, not only as the greatest interpreter of his choreography, but as a largely unrecognized collaborator, even as their marriage unravels in the face of Bob’s increasingly self-destructive tendencies.

Together, Bob and Gwen raise daughter Nicole who finds herself growing up in the long shadow of her parents’ illustrious careers, caught between her desperation for their approval and her determination to forge an identity of her own.

Bob and Gwen surround themselves with a tight-knit coterie of fellow artists, friends, collaborators, and rivals: the brilliantly acerbic playwright and screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky (Norbert Leo Butz); former modern dancer turned homemaker Joan Simon (Aya Cash); Joan’s husband, the comedic genius, playwright Neil Simon (Nate Corddry); and legendary theater producer and director Hal Prince (Evan Handler).

Eventually, as Bob and Gwen’s marriage reaches the breaking point, Bob will forge a connection with Ann Reinking (Margaret Qualley), an up-and-coming Broadway dancer who has all the talent and tenacity of a young Gwen Verdon. She hopes to follow in Gwen’s footsteps, but may not have the stomach to put up with everything Bob demands.

Featuring show-stopping choreography, including original pieces as well as some of the most iconic works of Bob and Gwen’s careers, Fosse/Verdon will tell the story of these two brilliant, complicated individuals – the love they shared, the art they created, and the price they paid in the pursuit of greatness.

Our thoughts:

I am sure you are all wondering why I am writing about this TV Series. Other than the fact we spent a lot of time with the set design team, who I mentioned in a blog a several weeks back, helping them determine the best fabrics for the decade they were working with, we also, did all the sewing for the drapery panels and bed spreads. See photos below. The sofa "Nichole" is sitting on the fabric came from our store, and if you saw it here, I am sure you would have just walked past it, but it looks incredible made up.

So far there have been 3 episodes, 4th will be on tonight 10 pm FX and maybe I am a bit bias, but the fabrics and sets are amazing. They truly set the sceen. Don't get me wrong, the choice of cast, the writing, and storyline are fabulous as well, but no one would want to watch anything if it was set to a blank canvas.

I will post more photos as they are released in the series, thanks for sharing in our success story, and for allowing us to brag a little.

P.S.Don't forget we can help you make your home a "Show Stopper" too, just come on in.

NOTE ALL PHOTOS TAKEN FROM MY TV SCREEN NOT BEST QUALITY WATCH SHOW
NOTE ALL PHOTOS TAKEN FROM MY TV SCREEN NOT BEST QUALITY WATCH SHOW
Our very own Julianna made these.
Our very own Julianna made these.
Note body of sofa "Nichole" is sitting on. Large floral  INCREDIBLE
Note body of sofa "Nichole" is sitting on. Large floral INCREDIBLE
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