I’ve probably mentioned a few times how much I love anything vintage with a Mother Goose theme (as well as ABC’s). This is a spread I found on ebay — it still has the tag and looks brand new with no odor or dinginess. The spread is a bright pink with no fading at all — it’s light weight and soft.
Since I had never heard of Monument Mills, I did a little research. Here is a quote from an article that appeared in the New York Times in 1984 — “Chugging Through the Berkshires.”
Rising on the right, shortly after the river is crossed, is the brick complex of Monument Mills in the town of Housatonic. Monument Mills, founded in 1850 when the railroad was completed, came to reign for 60 years as the world’s largest producer of woven cotton bedspreads. The first workers were Irish immigrants who had fled the potato famines of the 1840’s, built the Berkshire line, and then stayed on to work in the mills.
I have no idea what I am going to do with it. It’s not like I don’t already have a bunch of quilts for any future grandchildren, but it’s vintage and Mother Goose and so cute. How could I not buy it.
Mother Goose Woven Spread
45″ x 54″