All my life I used simple, one-piece bedspreads on my bed. You know, the kind that pretty much reaches the floor all by itself, no dust-ruffle required. And no expensive pillow-shams to cover pillows that you don't use at all, but toss on the floor every night when you go to bed. No, you just tuck the top of a real bedspread under the pillows, then cover them up for the day.
About five years ago, I finally gave in to fashion, after finally finding a bedding-set on sale that included the dust-ruffle, shams, and quilt-like top (which said "dry-clean only", but I washed it).
The dust-ruffle was always hanging a bit low and getting caught in the sweeper when I vacuumed. But I've made do with it all these years, simply because I didn't want to have to pay that exorbitant price for something similar that I would dislike just as much.
I've window-shopped online, looking for a simple bedspread, with no luck. Or if I did happen to find something halfway close, it didn't match the lavender blinds in my bedroom windows.
Obviously, lavender has fallen out of favor.
Yesterday I asked my husband, "Whatever became of ordinary bedspreads? I wouldn't mind having an old-fashioned chenille bedspread, even!"
I looked online, as I had in the past, to no avail. Until I remembered Ebay.
Nobody else is hopelessly old-fashioned enough to have bid against me on this item so far. If they do, I'm sure I'll find something else on Ebay that will work for me.
If you're interested in seeing whether I get it or not, it's item #200155442443