Sleep in a Sandwich

I would totally buy this right now. "Includes one pickle and one tomato (pillowcases)." A vintage ad from 1970, in MewDeep's excellent Flickr stream. (via the Boing Boing Flickr Pool)


  1. I’m mortified that I didn’t have these when I was 12.  I did have these Vera sheets in blue, though.

    1. Yeah, I always wanted Vera on my sheets too, but she wouldn’t give me the time of day…

  2. I want these sheets on a racecar bed for the cognitive dissonance it would cause during sleepovers.

  3. Not sure how it’s 50% polyester and 50% percale. Percale isn’t a fabric, it’s a style of weaving used to make fabrics. Ergo it could be 50% polyester and 50% percale made up of 100% polyester.

    1. Actually percale is plain-weave with a thread-count over 200 per inch, lower-count fabric being known as muslin.

      1. Perhaps style wasn’t the best word. It’s a fine weave, but it still doesn’t specify the original materials that make up the blend.

  4. I really didn’t like the 70s. All sorts of cool stuff was happening — the beginnings of D&D and other nerdly classics — but pop culture was full of dreadful kitsch like this.

  5. I’m supposedly a mature adult, but part of me would also totally buy this right now.

    Also, look at the prices! You could probably expect to pay about the same now for a cheap cotton/poly novelty sheet set. These were pretty expensive for 1970.

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