I took a quick browse through the thrift store yesterday and made a bee-line directly to the linens. I found this pair of pillow slips bundled tightly in clear mailing tape so I couldn't un-do them to see if they were plain or embroidered. I knew the quality was good by the feel of the fabric so I took a chance and bought them for a mere $1.85. When I got them home, I unwrapped them and was thrilled at the design. White-on-white embroidery. At first I thought of doing a little silk ribbon embroidery on them in soft pastels, but I think that it would spoil the simplicity of the design. I'll have to find some plain pillow slips for the ribbon embroidery another time.
Do any of you call pillow cases "pillow slips?" I think it's an old-fashioned word -- one that my mother-in-law and grandmas used. I like to use it too.