After years of washing, the beautiful cotton finally gave way, but I couldn't bring myself to toss the cases out. (Weird? Maybe.) They lived in this bedroom in Park Slope over a decade ago
Moved to this bedroom in our South Slope row-house
(yes, we have had some intense bedroom wall colors!)
Skipped our house in Boulder, but found their way into my current house's guest room's very early (very unfinished) schemes
And stayed in the room even when the walls went dark,
At which point they really finally bit the dust.
I love a well-traveled textile or accessory, don't you? Just goes to show how collected pieces can give us a sense of our own history while changing with their surroundings.
Anyway, when working on this bedroom, I stumbled upon the website of Kerry Cassil design. I loved the prints and patterns, and the (relatively) reasonable price tag for such individual-feeling pieces. And then I noticed something. The little quilted triangle detail at the pillowcase edges.
Boom: Kerry Cassil is the designer of my favorite-ever pillowcases! (you can see the quilted edge best on the stripes, just above.)
Now that we've been reunited, this will quickly become one of my favorite bedding sources, putting so many of these (and these) sheets and shams to shame.
Go forth and purchase. You will be happy for years to come.