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.


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



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.