Thursday, August 26, 2010

The bed has become a place of luxury to me!
I would not exchange it for all the thrones in the world.

Napoleon Bonaparte

My mom flew in this afternoon and I'm very excited because we have a fun weekend of things planned. Nick works every weekend so I'm usually alone, it will be nice to have company and a little help in getting some things checked off my to do list. We'll be doing the standard lunch/movie/shopping but also I'm on a serious hunt for a new bed!

I've saved and saved and have a suspiciously large envelope of cash that looks like it would pay for something illegal set aside just for a bed purchase. I'll also have enough for brand new bedding. We have beautiful sheets and pillowcases from a wedding gift but we desperately need a new comforter/duvet.

I'm not keen on paying retail for a bed so we'll be scouting local consignment stores for what I want. I'm pretty open to the style and would love something old but do love beds with this kind of structure (basically Pottery Barn without the price):

For bedding, I'm on the hunt for this comforter/duvet style but again, hopefully I will snag it at TJMaxx or Stein Mart. I want neutral (monogrammed of course!) so it will last when my decor changes around it:

If you have any bed and/or linen buying advice, please share. Either way, wish us luck with the hunt!


Angie said...

Oooh good luck! We have a King sized Serta Perfect sleeper and totally love it. You spend a thrid of your life in bed, it should be comfy!

My Husband's Watching TV... said...

Good luck on your search and enjoy your time with your momma!

Jillian, Inc said...

Sounds like you aren't going to buy Pottery Barn bedding, but if you're even thinking about it - DON'T. They seem to be so popular but their quality is TERRIBLE for linens. One of the worst on the market.

Aimee said...

Good luck! Hope you find the bed and bedding you want - at a great price!

Lisa said...

If you're game for shopping online, check out - they have great deals on furniture (with $3 shipping) and home textiles... I just blogged yesterday about their private sale site, too!

Princess Freckles said...

Have a fun time with your mom and best of luck on the bed hunt! I always have great luck at TJ Maxx when looking for bedding.

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