Thursday, January 9, 2014

Bed Linens - Mixing the Old with the New

Every now and again I buy some new covers for my comforter.   I don't get new ones often, so adding other textiles like vintage pillowcases is fun, inexpensive and lets me change things up a little.


This a pair of vintage pillowcases I picked up more recently at an estate sale for 50 cents for the pair.  They have embroidered peacocks with crocheted trim.  I have always loved embroidery and have done some myself as well.  I purchased the duvet covers and matching pillowcases retail--they were advertised as children's, but they reminded me of the linens in Hyacinth's bedroom on the British comedy TV show Keeping Up Appearances.  I don't know how it happened, but when I started thrifting again and picking up vintage stuff, I got bit by the pink bug! Not sure how many sets of pillowcases I have picked up, I'll guess no less than 8 to 10 pair.  I look forward to changing my linens as I get to look through all my pretty pillowcases.  The previous embroiderers and owners of these cases would be pleased to know how well taken care of and treasured they are!

3 comments:

  1. Wow what a steal! And yes that will be fun to switch them out!! :) Happy weekend! xo Holly

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  2. I love the vintage pillowcases! What a deal! I just re-did my bedroom this past autumn in pretty vintage/kitschy there, with similar linens (I did cheat and get pale pink Shabby Chic comforter) and vintage printed fabric to make bed pillows. I think your colors are similar ty Hyacinth's room too! And funny, I got the pink thing going on too when I went back to thrifting vintage for my bedroom re-do! Hope I can score some pillowcases like these at my local estate sales!
    GADawn57

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    1. Dawn--I love mixing new and old, it's just not always practical to do 100% vintage for me. Nice to hear someone else travels a similar pink vintage that path I do!
      Evie

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