I received so many questions about the coverlet on my guest bed that I thought I would write a post about it. This spread is very special to me, because my great-grandmother made it by hand for my grandparents. It was on this bed (which belonged to another great-grandmother) in my grandparents house for years.
I remember picking at the detail of the “flowers” when I was a child and sleeping under it when I visited them when I was in college. When this bed and coverlet ended up in the attic, I knew I needed to “save” them and now they are happily paired together again in my guest room.
I don’t know the name of the pattern, but I have seen ones like mine in antique stores, so I know it’s not incredibly uncommon. I don’t know how long it took to make one of these, but I know my great-grandmother could crochet blindfolded and this spread is very intricate (and big!)
It’s made of a cotton yarn/thread (?) and it’s machine washable, which is awesome. Even after 50+ years, it is still in perfect condition.
I’m blessed to have such a special family piece.
Many things come and go in my house, but these are definitely the exception.
I arrived safely today in Raleigh and look forward to spending some time with family over the holidays. We’re about to cut into the pies a couple of days early. Why not?
I really looking forward to meeting up with some of you for some shopping (and maybe some lunch) on Saturday! If you’re in the area and want to join us, I would love to meet you. Just send me an e-mail.