✹ About Friday 21 November 1662 Louise Hudson on 22 Nov 2015 • Link Jeannine wondered what the hangings might be. Probably window drapes and drapes around the bed from a canopy. There might ave been drapes hanging in doorways, too, as you often see in period dramas. Only the fairly wealthy could afford them. A spitting sheet might have been what we call a top sheet, which would be folded over the top of spread, quilt or blankets to keep them clean. It would have been easier to wash a sheet than the other items. . Maybe people in those days used the spitting sheet to blow their noses or to cough into, and wipe their faces. Things were a lot different then and there was probably a lot more sneezing, coughing and nose blowing going on with no way to control it or prevent upper respiratory infections.