This ad for Springmaid sheets showing a 1960’s woman with blonde hair waking up in a green meadow appeared in the August 1963 Good Housekeeping. Printed sheets such this candy-cane stripe were a fun concept for mid-century women wanting to perk-up a bedroom.
Bedding was different then. King and queen size beds were not common and fitted sheets were a new concept.
Besides the price and bed size choices, not much has changed in the sheet market since this mid-century ad was published. Perhaps that’s why the makers of bedding felt the need for high thread-count sheets. I have to say that sleeping on an old fashioned crisp cotton sheet is just as satisfying as high thread-count designer sheets today.