Monday, September 30, 2013


Who doesn't love a Jenny Lind bed?  Spool beds have been around since the 16th century as the primary tool for woodworkers was the lathe.  It wasn't until the 1850's that the spool bed received its nickname; the Jenny Lind bed.  Jenny was a Swedish singer that toured across the U.S.  Her promoter manufactured a Jenny Lind craze by tagging her name on clothing accessories and furniture.  Because she slept on a spool bed throughout her tour, this bed became known and sold as the Jenny Lind bed. 

My favorite places to use these beds are in nursery's and kid's rooms.  The cribs are such a classic piece of artwork that can be mixed in with traditional or modern décor alike.  The use of two twin Jenny Lind's separated by a chest is my favorite kid room layout.  Such a perfect big girl or big boy room as your child grows up to have guests sleep over.  The vintage mahogany stain is gender neutral depending on the bedding and accessories used.  You can also get a new modern painted version that can add a pop of color to your decor. 

A Jenny Lind bed will never go out of style and is a staple piece in your home that can be updated with new fabrics and finishes and re-used 30 years down the road, when your kids start having their own little tots!

Check out our current inventory for a pair of vintage mahogany Jenny Lind beds.  We can even help pick out a color and get them painted for a slight upcharge.  Hurry and grab them, these won't last long! 

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