Wednesday, March 22, 2023

And to all a Good Night

These days it takes a lot to get me out of the house, and I am talking A LOT! I think it’s probably due to the fact that, when Mr. O-P was alive, we were constantly on the go (one year we lived in three different cities, but I digress). That amount of travel, over time,  just wore me out, and I am now making up for it. There is nothing I like better than being at home, surrounded by my books and plants, a fire going in the fireplace, and my trusty Stanley by my side.

Taking all of that into consideration, last week I put on pants, got in the car, and headed out in a mixture of rain and sleet to one of my favorite home decor stores, The White Hare, and bought this bedding. This photo is from their Facebook page. I saved it when it was originally posted back in February, and have pined for this stuff ever since. It took me a couple of weeks to finally convince myself that, yes, I do deserve more bedding.

I am one of those people who changes bedding with the seasons. When October hits, I put on my Edgar Allan Poe duvet cover, with matching pillows. Obviously, I take my bedding very seriously. It gets replaced with Christmas bedding that gets replaced with Paris bedding, that gets replaced with safari and travel map bedding.

 I’m not quite sure where this new stuff is going to fit in the rotation, but trust me when I tell you that it will!

What appealed to me about this set is that it’s bohemian, but neutral.  I’m very pleased to see that neutral bohemian style is starting to find its place. It’s not that I don’t love color, I do; I had lots of bold color in my former home. But there’s something about getting older, and leading a quieter life, that I find too much color to be a bit anxiety inducing.

The beauty of neutrals is that you can add any color that you want, at any time, and take it away when you’ve grown weary.

Another thing I liked about the bedding was the bed it was on. Get a look at that headboard! Not only does it provide a shelf for books, bits, and bobs, but it also has built-in lights with switches on either side of the bed. See that bench at the end of the bed? That is not a bench…it is the footboard! I am swooning here! I was proud of myself for passing this up.

What do you think? Do you like bedding as much as I do, or can you take it or leave it?



Donna said...

Oh I love different styles of bedding! I need a beautiful Christmas spread...still looking.
Love what you purchased!!

Gina said...

I love beautiful bedding, too! After all, my bedroom is my sanctuary after a long day. My bedroom is not fancy at all - just comfy for me. Flannel sheets in beautiful prints are my absolute favorite, but soon it will warm up and I love the crisp ones. You have me thinking I need to freshen up in there for spring!

Marie Smith said...

Such a beautiful bed…inviting! I am letting go of many of the bedding item I have. Slowly but surely!

Robin said...

Because I am a quilter I have a different quilt for each season. Right now I have a chintz quilt on my bed with wool batting. Next will be the quilt with the lilac theme. I need to get some lavender sheets - I wonder what my husband would think of that.

Mari said...

Ooooh! Now you have me drooling! I love the bedding and the bed. I don't change my bedding for the season, but now I think I should. That bed is also amazing.

gluten Free A_Z Blog said...

That is impressive that you change your bedding with the seasons! I hate storing things so I have one set of bedding and one set of sheets. When I was the sheets, I put them right back on the bed when they are dry. No storage!!

Linda said...

Yes that is a pretty headboard but I like yours better. If I had their headboard, Toby the cat would take residence on it and jump down on us in the middle of the night. Your bed always looks not only nicely put together, but so inviting and cozy and cushy. I like bedding, but it is just a necessity, not something I necessarily want to change often. I tend to keep bedspreads a long time. My husband, on the other hand, would love it if I decorated and changed it up a bit like you do!