A New Duvet and Bed Skirt

I have been wanting to replace my old bedding as it’s getting pretty worn.  We have a king-sized bed and everything I liked was expensive.  I had recently bought the Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic petticoat Euro Sham,and I loved it.  (Read about it here.)  So I ordered the petticoat duvet.

(picture from Rachel Ashwell's shabby chic website

(picture from Rachel Ashwell’s shabby chic website

It was beautiful, absolutely beautiful.  Just like the euro sham I had ordered previously.  And I hated it.  I think it was just too many ruffles and it is extremely heavy.    It is 100% linen.  And truly beautiful.  It just wasn’t me.  I requested a return number, which is required to send it back.  And they were very gracious about it and quickly refunded my money.  I will still purchase many things from them as I love her products and find them to be of excellent quality.

I was disappointed, but continued my search.  I looked at Soft Surroundings and fell in love with their cotton/linen blend duvet with one ruffle.  I ordered it and the bedskirt at very reasonable prices and I’m thrilled with them.

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The picture above shows the ruffle on the duvet.  Below is the bed skirt.

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And here’s the bed itself.  We’ve had this bed forever and it is very tall.  I’m a tall woman and I still use a step stool to get into it.  One of the bedposts even has a bullet embedded in it but that’s a story for another time.

DSC_2688As usual, I didn’t put up all of the cords and miscellaneous items that aren’t picture-worthy.  Please don’t judge, people.  We really live in our house.

UPDATE – the duvet got dirty (no surprise with 3 dogs in the house) and I washed it and dried it. It shrunk so much I was unable to use it. I was really disappointed. I’m on the lookout for a durable, washable replacement.

 

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