Within the first month of Dave and I dating we decided to go to India together. Actually, it wasn’t just the two of us. The trip was in the works when we met. My mom and I had already decided we wanted to go and when I went on my first date with Dave he sort of invited himself along. A week later we were at the airport buying tickets for the three of us. How nuts is that? You start a relationship and right off the bat you go to a foreign country, not just with the person, but with their mother!!! I think we’re nuts now but I thought it was pretty normal at the time.
Anyway, on our trip we bought a lot of textiles. They have such fabulous colors and fabrics in India. I stored most of these things and had forgotten all about them. Last week while searching for old curtains from my old apartment, I came across my box of Indian fabrics. I found these pillow cases that I loved at the time and love even more now!
The girls build forts and bunkers. Part of the process includes gathering every single pillow in the house. It’s all fantastic except for when they use the pillow I sleep on. I don’t really love my sleepy pillow getting sat on…and sometimes farted on. So, my latest goal has been to get the kids more play pillows. Finding the pillow cases from India was serendipitous!
Look at these amazing prints! I vividly remember buying these cases or shams. We weren’t in a shop. In fact, at this point on our trip we were still flying solo without a guide. We ended up in a sort of abandoned factory or something and a man on a rooftop had mountains of fabric remnants. Almost all the pillow cases had an imperfection. But even the good ones had a vintage allure to them. I think I bought the three for a dollar a piece!
I also vividly remember thinking that the shams would be perfect in my future daughter’s room. So, when Gemma got onto P’s bed and started reading to her doll I almost cried. There was my vision come true. It’s all a bit surreal.