Did you know you spend a third of your life sleeping?
My family would probably say that in my case it is more like half as I do like a good snooze. An afternoon nap is one of my favourite things.
I sometimes curl up on my bed with the intention of having five minutes alone and a game of Candy Crush when the next thing I know one, other or both of the cats has curled up next to my face and their gentle purring has made my eyelids heavy....
I started having a nap when the boys were babies - instead of ignoring the age old and oft repeated advice "sleep when the baby does" it became my motto (though I did once put the youngest down for a nap, fell asleep myself, W didn't wake up after his usual couple of hours and we were half hour late picking up the eldest from infant school - he was crying in the school office, I considered reporting myself to the NSPCC!!)
I still love my bed. I love bedding. Some women have a thing for shoes, I have a thing for duvet covers.
I have lots. I am a bit like The Princess And The Pea as they must be 100% cotton, no poly cotton for me thank you very much.
Give me crisp white or pastel cotton. A floral print. Hand embroidered pillowcases. A vintage eiderdown and a fleecy blanket. Pouffey feather pillows and duvets....
For Christmas I got a lovely, cosy brushed cotton set from my Sister - exactly like the vintage ones of yesteryear (in fact I keep spotting the same pillowcases on "Call The Midwife"!!):
My bed is lovely too, it's an off white vintage style bedstead and I hesitate to say it but it is one of my favourite places:
We used to have a black one but when I redecorated with the Cath Kidston paper and pastels in the above photo I found the black just a bit jarring and so I decided that a white bed was the way forward and we treated ourselves to a new one. It looks so much better, see?:
I definitely think that white beds are much better suited for the shabby chic vintage style home and there are some lovely ones available:
Ornate white metal bedstead
Day bed style with useful trundle under
I do love a bedstead but if I had a little girl I would have gone for a day bed style I think like the last picture.
We currently need a new mattress, the one we have is over 13 years old and rather sorry for itself. You can feel the springs and there is an odd hump in the middle. So that is the next thing on the agenda I think.
Many thanks for reading....
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