First I start with my vintage bed - part of a three-piece bedroom suite which was my grandparents' first set.
I have debated about painting the pieces and have gone as far as stripping the dark finish off the dresser - way back in 1980.
But that is another topic for another day.
Any time I go to an estate sale, I check to see if there might be cotton Percale sheets in good condition. I love the crispness of them.
Here are two looks for summer.
First is the blue look. I use a striped flat sheet for the base because I have a high loft mattress and vintage fitted sheets do not fit.
I am not a matchy-match girl. I love pattern upon pattern. You will not find designer anything here.
So next I add a floral top sheet.
Make sure you tuck in those tight hospital corners.
A vintage white chenille spread.
I was lucky to find three new in the bag vintage spreads years ago.
A blue and white cotton flannel blanket.
I used to have a stack of these, but they were so plentiful, I sold off my collection except for this one.
I do regret that decision.
For the very top, this quilt - you will remember from my previous post on my quilt collection.
Yes, I live in the hot, humid South, but I am lucky to have married a man who loves stacks of covers like me.
We keep the AC low.
And if you visit in the winter, be forewarned - we keep the house at 58 to 60 degrees so we can add extra quilts.
Vintage pillowcases - hand-embroidered.
The only thing not vintage are the quilted blue and white shams, but they were thrifted.
I like the look of a turned-down bed as long as it is neat.
The quilted pillow was made by my granny when I was in college.
On alternate weeks the bed is made with a pink look.
First a solid pale pink flat sheet.
Yes, I notice the sheers across the windows are all wonky-jawed.
Azalee and Scout were chasing each other under the bed while I was taking photos.
A pink floral stripe for the top sheet.
Rose bud pillow cases that match the sheets.
I am not a snob, but I do prefer hand-embroidered cases.
I love the ombre effect of this quilt.
The flower basket quilt block pillow another by my granny.
When I took a break to go to the grocery store, I ran into the thrift shop and I found these floral shams.
I love them with this pink look so they were added.
I know this is not the high-end, designer look or French linens, but it is what we like - comfort and snugginess.
Snugginess: noun - the sense of being surrounded by a cloud of softness.
And God forbid the bedbugs bite!
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