Eyelet Pillow Shams

eyelet sham

Your 1980’s summer bed theme

When I think of summer bedding at the beach I imagine crisp cotton sheets and eyelet. I picked up a set of vintage eyelet shams at thrift a few weeks ago and they instantly transported me to a 1980’s summer beach cottage. They have me thinking about the movie, Mermaids filmed in Massachusetts. I loved that movie.

Eyelet shams are pretty but not too fussy. You can find them easily on sites like Etsy or look at your local thrift stores. Pair with embroidered pillowcases and your bed will instantly feel fresher and light. I can’t wait to sleep with the windows open at night letting the breeze blow through the room with the sweet smell of lilacs outside.

To brighten vintage linens that might be yellowed with age I typically wash mine in white vinegar or OxiClean. And I find drying them outside really helps too. You can use a drying rack that folds if you don’t have a clotheslines set-up.

Here are a few eyelet shams I found on Etsy. They are one of kind so once they are sold they are gone.

Cotton euro sham ruffled eyelet, $35, ETSY.COM
Waverly cotton blend eyelet ruffle, $22, ETSY.COM
Ralph Lauren pillow SHAM, $35, ETSY.COM
Vintage Eyelet Pillow Shams/Ruffled White Eyelet Shams, $35, ETSY.COM
Vintage white pillow sham swiss dot, $19, ETSY.COM