Wednesday, October 24, 2012

~ Feed Sack Pillow Cases....

As with everything I collect, there is always some bizarre reason why I started to look for the item. 

Like single pillow cases. 

I like to sleep with 3 pillows. Two for my head and one to clutch onto. In a death grip. :) 

So I have always had a need for 5 pillow cases when making up my bed.  And oddly enough, it is easy to find individual vintage pillow cases. That were once a feed sack. 

Now I am not talking of burlap feed sacks.  Please. I am talking about the beautiful old cotton sacks that came with flour/sugar in them. That were used in many crafty projects decades ago. Most noticeably for quilts.

But I started buying them, so my lone odd pillow, would have a pretty cover.

So here are a few of the ones I have in my linen closet. 
Green with the purple flowers...
Pink with blue flowers...
Lime green with red, green and blue flowers... 
Pink roses and pink border... which I have used part of this case as a border on my little blog here...
This is the same quality of cotton as the rest of them. But it is solid pink. With a added white ruffle...
Then I have purchased pillow cases, what I believe is referred to as, comb percale cotton. They are from the 60's. But there was some really great prints from that time period. And the cotton is so exquisite feeling to the touch.

Here are a couple of those.... 
Oh how I love these orange and pink strip cases... I found them last Fall. 
Then more pink roses. I simply can not stop myself from buying older linens with pink roses. 
One last look at the green and pink feed sacks... so pretty!

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5 comments:

Old Fashioned Gal said...

These feedsack pillowcases are so cute! I want them all! :)
Totally in love with your blog!
-Denise

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

I don't remember seeing feed sack pillow cases but now I will look for them. i do remember little sundresses made from feed sacks !

Marti McClure said...

I have not seen these before but they are fabulous! I love the colors and your collection is really wonderful. Happy Pink Saturday. ~Marti

Heather said...

Happy Pink Saturday!! I just love old linens...especially with roses. These are all gorgeous!!I am Number 71
hugs!!
Heather

Chubskulit Rose said...

Very pretty!

Pink Leaf
Have an enjoyable Saturday!