I have two cedar chests filled with vintage linens and drapes which has enabled me to have fun changing things up from time to time. All (including the chests) were acquired at estate sales over the past two decades.* For the last couple of years I’ve been using floral and striped bed linens in orange and yellow that coordinate with my 1960s orange curtains for a groovy feel. My pink chenille bedspread and pink bedding has been stored unused since I originally purchased them years ago, and this morning I knew I needed to put that disuse to bed! But with which curtains? Surely not my orange curtains….or could I?
I took the above photo a couple of years ago after I had just changed it from this:
I also have over a dozen rotary phones in different colors, too!
Some of my pink bed sheets and pillowcases that haven’t seen the light for years:
I figured I’d need to buy new (like actual current-day new) drapes to go with my pinks since all of my other sets of panels are floral which would be too busy for my taste. Since it’s Labor Day (sale day!) I ordered a new set of solid pale yellow curtains. But then I wondered, what about leaving up the orange curtains?!
I’m giving it a try, and mixed in some yellow pillowcases, too.
I love the pink and yellow but am on the fence about the orange and pink. Wayne likes it. We’ll see how it looks with the yellow curtains when they arrive, but maybe by then I’ll be sold on the orange!
*If you’re in the market for vintage window treatments, the best place to obtain them is at an estate sale where they’re still hanging in the windows! In each instance I simply asked if I could buy them and in every case they were practically giving them to me. Just about every set I’ve purchased has been machine washable, too.