Do you remember a time when bed linens were bought as separate pieces instead of a matched set, and when most sheets and pillowcases came in white? Before the addition of polyester in fabrics, the pillowcases were starched and ironed;(o.k., maybe we don't want to remember that!) Women took great pride in embellishing the pillowcases
with hand crocheted insertions,
or hand embroidery.
What a wonderful work of love and enjoyment! So, I'm thinking, there'll be no more matching sets of sheets and pillowcases for me; I'll buy basic white and maybe make my own pillowcases, and adorn them with colorful threads and stitches.