Every little “princess” wants a canopy bed. Some of the best advertising I ever had were the matching set of iron beds in this photo that we had given to my daughter. On sleep overs, her friends were always anxious to ask their parents if they could also get a fancy bed for their room. But matching beds have always been a difficult thing to find. There weren’t that many true matching twin beds made. I find that probably as much as 50% of all the matching twin beds I’ve had over the past 40 years, were individual twins that would come in separately of each other and then we’d pair them up.
Back in the 1800’s when beds were being made, it would have been a real extravagance to have two beds in the same room…….especially matching twins. When families were larger, back then, parents tended to have their children sleep together in bed until they grew to an age where they needed their own bed. It was rare back then for a child to have their own bed that they didn’t have to share with a sibling.
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