Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Bed Linens

Bed linens are important at Linderhof. A well made bed, wether for ourselves or our guests is important. Because as much as we like to pamper our guests, we like to pamper ourselves as well.

Linens are always white and if they're old, so much the better. At Estate Sales I'm always searching for vintage pillowcases and top sheets. Old linens have a "patina" that make them soft and comfortable.

It's important that our guests feel at home, therefore, there are four pillows on the guest room bed -- two foam and two feather. Two additional pillows are in the armoire in case they are needed.

The bed linens are all white.

There is nothing like crisp white bedding!

The bedspread is a matelasse in an apricot color. For warmth at the foot of the bed is a feather duvet with a cover in shades of green.

It's a bedroom that says welcome and a bed that says comfort!

Husband Jim is a dear for he has spent more of his life in pink rose bedrooms. Our first apartment had pink rose paper in "our" bedroom and when we moved to Linderhof, the master bedroom was papered in pink roses as well.

We love the paper, it was done by a dear friend who is no longer with us and I want to keep it as long as possible.

We have four feather pillows on our bed for we love feather. I'm a one pillow person but husband Jim is a two so one spends the night on the chair by the bed.

A soft green quilt with pink roses covers the bed and at the foot is a feather duvet clad in a beige duvet cover with white roses.

It's a comfy bed we think and we like the tallness of it. It seems strange when we sleep elsewhere and the beds are so low -- it's almost like sleeping on the floor!!!!!

We believe that a bed should be comfortable and welcoming . . . and we think the beds at Linderhof covered in vintage linens and piled high with pillows and duvets are!


Sue said...

Beautiful bedrooms. I share a lot of your likes and my husband like our bedroom with soft pinks too. You can't beat the feel of old sheets and I am always reluctant when I absolutely have to buy new ones. It seems like it takes forever to break them in.
I have gotten a few vintage pillow cases but my husband is a hard sleeper that tosses and turns so they have not held up.

The Sewing and Knitting Loft said...

Anyone would be comfortable in your lovely bedrooms. I agree with you, comfort and luxury go hand-in-hand for sweet dreams. Thanks for sharing.


GardenOfDaisies said...

Sounds like the ultimate in comfort! Have you ever thought about opening a bed and breakfast at Linderhof?

Heirlooms by Ashton House said...

Quite inviting rooms! Thanks for sharing.

Beth said...

Martha, Your guest bedroom does indeed look welcoming and stylish. Beautiful! Love your master BR as well. Thanks for the glimpse of your BRs. I enjoyed your post. You certainly do live with style on the prairie!
Hugs, Beth

Kimberly said...

Goodness! What a blessing to be a guest in your lovely home.