Yesterday's yard sales netted me this excellent cache of polished cotton chintz decorator samples, made in England and dated from 1980-1983. I scored 38 pieces for the princely sum of $3.50. These are good sized samples, big enough for some cute cottage aprons and table linens. I have a rather long love affair with cotton chintz fabric, starting around 1970, when this fabric began to grow in popularity. Our very first couch (1974) and handmade kitchen curtains were both large-scale floral chintz fabric.