Grandma’s Bedroom is Now Chic

Can you remember trips to your grandparents house when you were younger? Is there anything that sticks out in your mind? For me it was my grandma’s bedrooms and the antique iron beds she had in each of them. They stuck in my mind for a couple of reasons The first was an accident I…

Southwest Adobe Style Bedrooms

When considering a Southwestern Adobe Style for your bedroom, there are a few important things you’re going to want to address before selecting a bed. From many vintage photo’s that I’ve seen over the years, iron beds were used quite a bit in these early desert homes. The desert landscape and the bright colors of…

Old Trains & Old Iron Beds Grow Together

What could old steam locomotives and antique iron beds possibly have in common? Well the first thing that comes to mind is they’re both made of cast iron. But how is it that their success was so intertwined ? The same foundry and smelting process that made iron beds possible, also brought us the iron…

Antique Cribs…….Safe or Not???????

Antique iron cribs are the least safe thing you cold ever buy. If your intentions are to actually use them for your new born. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has instituted new safety standard for cribs.┬áHere are a few of the reasons why. No crib can be made or sold with traditional drop side…

Dust Ruffle vs. “No” Dust Ruffle

There are two “schools ofthought” when it comes to using a dust ruffle on antique iron beds. The first is that the true traditional iron beds of that period didn’t have dust ruffles. The reasoning behind that theory was that a dust ruffle would have negated one of the main reasons for the elevated stature…

Linens and Dressing Your Antique Iron Bed

So you’ve finally found the bed of your dreams……… that’s just the beginning. Now you have to dress it. Easy you say………Well yes, to a degree it is. But consider this…….The way you dress and appoint your bed will determine how well it blends with the rest of your bedroom furniture. You don’t want your…

1800’s Antique Iron Military Quartermaster Beds

1800’s Antique Iron Military Quartermaster Beds, also known as “campaign beds“, opposed to many beliefs that these were just simple twin size iron beds, were used by military officers in the field. They were popular because of their ability to be disassembled and carted to a new location without much effort. Yet the enlisted “grunts”,…