Up until the 1970s, one full or two twin size beds were the norm in the master bedroom, and when you're shopping for vintage bedspreads, sheets, etc. that's the most common size. I happen to have a love affair with vintage chenille bedspreads, and have a decent collection, but I've never found one that actually fits our queen size bed. (Go ahead and picture a sweet vintage full size bedspread on a queen bed with all the blankets and sheets hanging out around the bottom, because I have been there and done that!) Heck, I even have more than one crib-size chenille bedspread; thank goodness I have a little girl who loves that stuff, or it might have become a sofa throw.
So imagine my surprise when I stopped into one of my favorite (and often over-priced) thrift shops on Monday and found a queen size 1940s vintage chenille bedspread! And it matched my master bedroom colors, was in very good shape and was 50% off at only $9.00! Score! (Usually they price these at about $40-$60; don't know why this one was so cheap!)
As you can see, the pattern is not real gaudy. (I know others like them, but I just can't warm up to the brightly-hued peacock spreads- too flashy for me.) It has blue, green, rose and yellow colors, which go with our color scheme perfectly. The pink lamp was featured here, and the carpet is an identical shade of green, as well as some blue accents elsewhere around the room. I'm not a huge fan of the style of the bed and nightstands- they were my husband's before we met. Unfortunately, they are very good quality and I don't expect them to wear out anytime soon, despite my best efforts! ;)
So, vintage queen size bed linens are out there, at least (maybe not King- I don't think that size was very common until recently) if you are willing to wait and hope!