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

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Bed, Bath, Linen and More

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–

Come on in and browse a while–

Curtains and Sheer Panels and More

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Window Curtains and Sheer Panels

I’m a nut! about Sheer panels. In my house they may become a shower drape, a table topper, a window sheer (as they should) or many other things. I think my young granddaughter took after me too.

A few months ago she asked if I had an extra shower curtain or couple window sheers that I no longer needed. Of course I did not, but for her– I did.

“Sure, Ash (I call her Ash, her name is Ashley),” and I opened the door to my Ebay store. That’s a good thing about a grandmother who is an  online seller. If you want to give a gift or share an item, there is no trip necessary to the Home Goods store.

Ashley chose a leafy black shower curtain and some sweet blue shimmering sheers. I couldn’t imagine where she’d hang them as her room is already filled to the brim with a few other things I don’t particularly care for.  [Read more…]

Unique Baby Bassinets and Cradles

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Unique Baby Bassinets and Cradles

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A Bassinet or Cradle is often the newborn baby’s first bed. Most folks want the baby near enough to watch them cautiously during their first few months of life.

The Bassinet or Cradle creates a comfortable bed, yet they are easily moved from one room to another and many can be folded away for easy travel during an extended trip.

A Bassinet or Cradle can be kept in the living room area during the daytime or the bedroom at night. Sized smaller than a regular Baby Bed, many have rollers or wheels so they can be moved from room to room easily.

Many Bassinets are also portable. They can be folded and carried as a tote or stored for future use. This feature makes the Bassinet super convenient.

The Bassinet can be folded away for travel, including pleasure trips to a distant location, then offer a  nice bed for the newborn baby after arrival.

Here are some beautiful and stunning Bassinets and Cradles. Besides attractive and unique, many have outstanding portability features. There certainly is a fine Variety!   [Read more…]

Cinderella Pajamas and Gowns for Girls and Toddlers

Cinderella Pajamas and Gowns for Girls and Toddlers

All little girls from Toddler to Twelve love snuggling into Cinderella Pajamas and gowns. They’ve waited for months. There is nothing like the anticipation of a brand new Disney Movie or a Remake of an older Favorite that you can share with your child. “Cinderella” has been that wonderfully, loved movie this year. A time to share with your child the same love you had for Cinderella!  [Read more…]

Stunning Table Runners for a Dinner Party

Stunning Table Runner a Dinner Party

A Table Runner can create the perfect atmosphere for every dinner, whether it be a somber holiday, an elegant dinner or a robust party for a raucous family reunion.

With Easter just around the corner, you may be looking for the perfect Table runner to create the ambiance for your special holiday dinner.   [Read more…]

Charming and Rustic Small Chests and Cabinets

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It’s Spring, Charming and Rustic Small Chests and Cabinets

I love getting new furniture, even a single piece of new furniture this time of year. Spring is upon us finally, and it always feels so good to have something new. Somehow, it’s refreshing to me. Whether it be a new purse or pair of shoes for me or a throw rug, cabinet or chest for the home, it gives a sense of renewal.

We’re throwing off the dreary air of Winter weather and heading into nicer, warmer weather and a season of renewal ahead.

My daughter reconditions and revitalize old furniture to look brand new. And some of these are as gorgeous as the pieces she creates by hand.  [Read more…]

Dining Room Serving Cabinets and Carts

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Dining Room Serving Cabinets

Since hubby and I are retired and live in a smaller home, I no longer need Serving Cabinets or Carts. Yet these gorgeous Cabinets and Carts are tempting me with their convenience. I must admit, I would love to have rolling dinner cart to tote TV Dinners to the den while we dine with our favorite Movie on quiet evenings.

Retirement is wonderful. While I certainly enjoyed the younger days of Big Holidays and lots of family, some evenings it’s nice to be just hubby and me… watching TV.

These Rolling Carts are amazing and come in all sorts of shapes and sizes! A must have for a dining area of any size at all. Even without a large dining area carts are often handy to carry drinks or simply coffee from one room to another. Take a peek! You’ll see what I mean…   [Read more…]

Animal Shower Curtains

Animal Shower Curtains

Animal shower curtains are extremely popular right now. I’m not talking about Fish, though I will list a few fishy shower curtains. “Smile!” I love Fish on my own Shower Curtains, but recently there has been a wave of mammals frolicking on Shower Curtains across most selling venues.

I’m not quite certain why this new trend  has occurred but here are just a few of the outstanding Shower Curtains with an Animal Decor. Every animal from Elephant to Peacock can be found on Shower Curtains these days.

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Stunning 3-D Black-Out Curtain Panel Pairs, Colorful Murals, Animal Prints

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Stunning 3-D Black-Out Curtain Panel Pairs

While I sold mostly bedding as an Ebay Seller, Drapes and Window Panels were a common item purchased from my Store as well. Most folks wanted Drapes to coordinate with their bedding to create the overall Look they wanted.

These wonderful, bold and colorful window panels are the perfect touch for a dark or dreary bedroom. Brighten and invigorate any room including bedroom, den or playroom.

Though you may be brightening the room, these panels are still Black-Out panels, they stop noise as well as light. If you work the night-shift and sleep during daylight hours, these are an ideal way to  make the bedroom a peaceful place to fall asleep and stay asleep for a complete and restful sleep.

They come in many wonderful Scenes and Colors to coordinate with most any bedding collection. I love the Bold Tiger Panels and can see those in a wonderful antique Den.  [Read more…]

Martha Stewart Bed Sets – Flannel and Sateens

Martha Stewart Bed Sets

For most of my years selling Designer linens on Ebay, the top contenders for the best linens were Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger.

My all-time favorite was Tommy Hilfiger with his Crest Collection (in particular Vineyard Haven) from more than 10 years ago. The fabrics that made up those collections were soft and elegant with High Thread Counts and Supima Cottons. Even Tommy Hilfigers “lowest priced sheets” were crafted from 350 Thread Count Pima Cotton which would last for many years of normal usage.   [Read more…]