Monday, January 14, 2013

Funky Can Be Fun

Years ago when I bought the house that The Blog Tech just moved out of, I had two custom porch beds made.  My intention was to use them outside but that never happened.

Instead, I had ticking mattresses made for them and decorated them with old plaid wool camp blankets.  Then I got the idea to cover them in old state pillows.  The really funky ones from the late 40's and early 50's that people bought on their vacations.  I had such fun collecting the pillow covers.

I thought you might get a kick out of seeing some of them.

I had no idea Oklahoma and blueberries are synonymous.

I also bought vintage ticking pillows and mixed them all together.

Click to enlarge and read the poem.

These seem to have been popular in Canada too.

I always thought that little kids, sleeping in these beds, would have so much fun looking at these.

If any of my children are reading this,  that was a hint!

This pillow is from a military base.

Hey....you can learn stuff too!

I like how some were meant for sisters, sweethearts and mom and dad.

I never even heard of Sioux Narrows but here it is on a pillow.

I'd love to know the stories behind all of these.

Do any of you have these tucked away in an old trunk?