Learning about Bed, Bath, Linen and More to make Home a Comfortable Place to Be

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Bed, Bath, Linen and More

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Ralph Lauren Cossette Floral

Everything I know about bedding, I learned from Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein

Truthfully, I began selling bedding online 13 years ago when bedding was crafted from gorgeous 280 thread count Egyptian Cotton Sateens like Jardiniere, or Guinevere, or Lambert Stripe, or Stone Harbor.

Tommy Hilfiger had Meadowcroft, a stunning Navy Blue that I still see occasionally on some Hollywood movie of yesteryear. I don’t think Calvin Klein has a had another blockbuster Bedding Collection that could beat Bamboo Flower or Anemone.

Ahh, Anemone, with that large floral in perfect lavender on a bluish lavender background. I couldn’t find enough fabric to make all the shams in-demand by that great collection.

While you’re visiting a few collections, I’ll share some stories from those early days that you might like to hear–

Welcome! Hope you browse awhile–

Kitchen Rugs Runners and Welcome Mats

Kitchen Rugs Runners and Welcome Mats

I love area rugs in the kitchen. I love Rugs, Runners and Welcome Mats in the Kitchen. I know, they tend to get dirtier than most but I don’t care. Kitchen area rugs and mats tend to be thinner than other rugs and most are machine washable and dry-able.

I have a couple Kitchen rugs that need laundering often, which I don’t dry in the electric dryer. After a good spin in the washer, I lay them flat or drape them over a lawn chair on the back porch and they “air dry” in minutes. It saves there pretty, bold colors and prevents shrinkage too.  [Read more…]

Cute Learning Area Rugs for Kids

Cute Learning Area Rugs for Kids

There is just something about area rugs. I wonder if it wasn’t a beloved gift from my Mom. Her house always felt warm and cozy and truthfully, I think it was as much the area rugs as her personality.

My Mom passed away with Alzheimer’s almost 7 years ago now, and it seems like she should still be here when the morning coffee perks. I miss her so much. If you no longer have your mother, you know how often you think of things you wished you had asked her or told her or found out about her before her passing.  [Read more…]

A St Patrick’s Day Costume for Everyone

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A St Patrick’s Day Costume

An interesting fact about St Patrick’s Day is that the national color use to be Blue. It’s true. Later on, they thought differently. Since he’s the Saint of the Trinity and it’s represented by a Shamrock, the National Color was changed to Green.

A good thing too because many a pinch has been shared when someone forgot their senses and neglected their Green on St Patrick’s Day. But no worries here! Every St Patrick’s Day Costume will have you covered– in Green, that is!   [Read more…]

Ralph Lauren Favorite Comforters and Sets

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Ralph Lauren Favorite Comforters and Sets

I’ve been selling Ralph Lauren Comforters and sets (and others) for more than 14+ years. Of all the bedding I’ve sold over the years as a Power Seller on Ebay, the top sellers with the best quality have always been Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren.

Ralph Lauren Sets are an outstanding purchase. Crafted from the best 100% Egyptian Cotton available, Ralph Lauren comforter sets are sewn from high thread count fabric by superior workmanship.   [Read more…]

Sweet Chic Furry Pink Area Rugs

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Chic Furry Pink Area Rugs

When I first began selling on Ebay, some 14+ years ago, Chic and Shabby was the rage! If you sold Chic and Shabby home goods or created Chic and Shabby crafts, you would earn Top Dollar by Auction’s end.

In those early days of the Chic and Shabby revolution, Ebay Sellers crafted pink and white and lacey pillows that sold for $100+ .  Bidding wars were common and auctions could be a riot of fun. One lady told me that it reminded her of Vegas! Like gambling, she wanted to win and she would bid at all cost! And so they did–

My little pillow shams crafted from Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein fabrics were a hit, so I felt no need to rush into the shabby and chic wonderland. But white furniture and pink pillows are still one of my favorites.   [Read more…]

Unique Modern Area Rugs

Unique Area Rugs

I’ve always loved the “feel” of area rugs in a room. An area rug gives the entire room “warmth.” My Mom always had area rugs around our home when I was a young child and the tradition definitely stuck with me.

Only recently, I’ve been forced to move some of my throw rugs. Since having COPD for quite a few years, I’ve gradually lost some strength in body and balance.

With weak lungs and low oxygen levels, it’s difficult to get the amount of exercise one needs everyday. Exercise builds body muscle and tone and without that, occasionally I totter like an old lady. And that means I’m easily tripped by the curled corner on a throw rug. [Read more…]

Everything FROZEN and a Sing Along too – Costumes

 Everything Frozen and a Sing Along too

Movie Trailer Sing Along, Every Child will love!

When a movie like Frozen comes along, it makes me wish I had young children again. I remember my own children starry-eyed with mouth-wide while they watch each Disney extravaganza.

My grandson was not quite two years old when we went to his very first indoor movie theater. We saw LION KING and he was enthralled immediately. He was a cartoon fanatic at home watching a 25″ TV screen. So to find a screen the size of a building, he was ecstatic. He stood in front of my knees and gripped the seat in front of him throughout half the movie.

It’s a sweet memory for me to this day. If you want an unforgettable memory, take a young child to an indoor movie theater. If the movie happens to be animated, all the better. (Yea, I kinda liked it myself!)

I can still see that opening scene in my mind’s eye today, some 20 years later.  [Read more…]

Everything FROZEN – ACCESSORIES for Children

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Everything is FROZEN – Children ACCESSORIES

All the kiddos are clamoring for a FROZEN Bedroom. We’ve added items for a sweet FROZEN Bedding set. Now, all the kids want more– Their very own magic wand, hair clips, lunch kits, and much much more!

Here are a few accessories to make every little girl or boy have a sweet FROZEN Bedroom just like Elsa, Anna, Kristoff and others.

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Everything is FROZEN – Bedroom Ensembles

Everything is Frozen

I was searching for Bedroom Ensembles from Disney’s “Frozen” collection. “Frozen” has the sweetest characters and story. Children love Elsa and Ana around the world so I wanted to build a few bedding ensembles with some of the fan-favorites from “Frozen.” Something from Elsa and Ana and Kristoff too.

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