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

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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–

Warm and Comfy Snuggle Throws and Winter Wraps

Comfy Winter Wraps and Throws

When fall was in the “air, my dad use to say this air is “nippy;” Or, “do you feel that nip in the air?”

I wasn’t quite sure what “nip” meant according to Merriam Webster  (or Google if that’s your dictionary of choice as it is mine) but to my Dad it meant winter was coming. In hindsight, I think the “nip” he felt was actually Fall. Dad saw the seasons through Oklahoma eyes, though we’d lived in the desert for many many years.

In the Desert Southwest, seasons flow one into the other with little flair or ado. We don’t trade winter garb for summer suits but wear shorts all year round.

There are no leaves changing colors and floating into a pile of crunchy fun for the little ones. No back-breaking work of raking and bagging or burning them, either. I love that time of year though I don’t get to enjoy it like my father did when he was a young  child in Oklahoma or some folks do in other parts of the country. [Read more...]

A New Setting for the Table this Holiday Season

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I never think much about Dinnerware, Flatware or Silverware until there’s an Holiday on the horizon. Then I fuss and worry and wonder why I haven’t updated all my dining and dinnerware utensils during the last 20 years.

Once retired, it’s a pleasurable meal when I’ve convinced hubby to use Paper Plates.

When I had young children, the spoons always mysteriously disappeared. Of course I realized where they’d gone when we removed the backyard sand-box and found 38 serving spoons buried alive.

Hubby would never admit to it, (so don’t tell him I told you) but it isn’t unusual to find a stash of  good steak knives in his toolbox. [Read more...]

Set the Perfect Holiday Table

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It’s that time of year– Holidays are just around the corner. Friends and Family for a Spooky Holiday Bash. A formal sit-down dinner to give thanks  for a year of blessings at Thanksgiving. Then Hannukah, Christmas, and New Years Eve.

Seems there are more formal dinners during November / December than any two months of the year. The second half of the year seems a time for respite and celebration.  Whatever the reason we’ll be celebrating and eating and decorating for most of the next 3 months.

Do You Know How to Set a Proper Dinner Table?

A big part of any celebration is the table setting. Either you don’t try at all and have potluck, (We did Pizza one Christmas and had a ball –but that’s another post) or you worry until it’s finally over and the compliments rush in. No matter the centerpiece you choose, (we’ll do that in another post also) but the table setting has to be perfect. Deep down you know–someone else is checking…”is the fork to the left or the right, does the spoon go up or down…” [Read more...]