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?