Those vintage bedspreads…
Retro Renovation (a blog of which I am a huge fan, oh my goodness the eye candy) has a new post up about upholstered bedspreads for the mid-century modern bedroom which you can buy from the site linked in the post. I had this post in my queue but thought I’d bump it up as it was timely.
Here’s an ad for these bedspreads, from Van Winkle, as printed in Australian Home Beautiful for September 1955. The text reads:
“Now.. Bedspreads in the Manhattan Manner” In Manhattan Penthouses, 5th Avenue Mansions, and Long Island Estates, tailored, quilted Spreads are high fashion. Now Van Winkle brings this trend to Australia. Flawlessly quilted, generously flounced, faultlessly tailored to an original American design, a Van Winkle Spread is bedroom beauty at a budget price. Six fashion-favoured colours: Mexican Rose, Hollywood Green, Miami Sand, Kentucky Blue, Florida Rose, Pacific Blue.
The room in the ad’s got it all! An Eames-ish chair (and balcony furniture), a pouffe, designer lamp, barkcloth curtains, and tiki style sculptures.
I had a lilac bedspread like this when I was a small child, way back inna seventies, I’m not sure what happened to it.
Tags: bedding, bedspread, van winkle, vintage