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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Sweet dreams are made of this: Double sheets and heirloom pillowcases

   None of the sheets I can find these days seem to feel as good as I remembered the sheets were at my mamaw's house. Mamaw has long since left this world, but she left me with some great memories. And now some lovely embroidered pillowcases.
   Mamaw made and embroidered this pillowcase so very long ago. In the picture at left, you can see where my mom recently repaired a large tear in this one, and she replaced the worn out case ends with this new but old fashioned paisley material. Then she gifted the cases to me. Awww!
   Ever since a trip to Chicago for my 40th birthday (a decade ago!) and a stay at the downtown Westin there (link explains their bedding), I've been double-sheeting our bed in the wintertime. (The quilt and shams cover the pillowcases, so I can mix and match willy-nilly.) The extra sheet seems to be just as warm as an extra blanket would be without the added bulk. Gotta love that!
   Pictured above is our 1,000 thread-count 100% cotton flat sheet, a 600 thread-count 100% cotton sheet, an organic cotton blanket and the quilt. Our programmable thermostat drops the temp down to 65 degrees each night, and these covers keep us plenty warm.
   Hope you're staying warm as well. Sweet dreams!

7 comments:

Blessings said...

I agree with you the cotton sheets of today are not like Grandma used. Grandma's were softer after each washing, and that meant line driving ...I would love to have one of the sheet blankets we used as kids...Very light weight , soft, blanket...Oh the warm Comfy, cozy memories...
thanks for sharing
~~HUGS~~

Practical Parsimony said...

Lovely pillowcase! Congratulations for being the recipient of a peace of the past.

Practical Parsimony said...

Excuse me--"piece" of the past. Well, maybe you have peace, too, having been given a piece of the past.I need to learn to reread my comments!

Mel said...

What a wonderful gift you have there. There isn't very much out there that is the same quality of days gone by.

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

I think sheets get better with age! Those are really unique.

Susan said...

Lovely embroidery.
I like the idea of double sheeting too. Shall try that when it gets cooler.

deepblueseadesigns said...

Such a beautiful and special heirloom! And thanks for the idea of double sheeting...sounds luxurious and lovely...I'll have to give it a try!

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