I have an unhealthy obsession with linen. Tablecloths, pillowcases, napkins, handkerchiefs, bed sheets, the list is endless. When out thrifting, it’s finding that perfectly crisp piece of embroidered linen that makes me the happiest. Just imagine the sort of thing your Nan had on her side table, that’s what I look for and now I have drawers full of the stuff- it’s the one collection I cannot stop adding to. It was gratefully accepted then, when Joules offered to send me a package of bed linen: a duvet cover and two pillowcases from their new bedding range.
The Sunbird set is busy, bright (perfect for these dark days of autumn and winter) and it’s reversible for an extra flash of pattern. Because my bedroom is painted white and we rent so can't change the colour, I love having loud bedlinen as it makes up for the last of colour in the room. As soon as I received the set, I popped them in the washing machine with a good amount of fabric softener. I do this every time a buy a new duvet and it’s one of my favourite things, clean, warm bedding on a cold night. The Joules bedding is 100% cotton, which I was pleased to hear. Cotton only gets softer with time, wears well and, although more expensive, it's more of an investment than polycotton.
I thought I’d use this lovely gift as an opportunity to take a few photos of the trinkets around my bedroom. I’ve had everything for a long time, including the skull & antlers that were a bargain boot sale buy for £15 a couple of years ago. The carousel tin was another car-boot find and the beloved trapeze music box was a gift from my mum a couple of Christmas' ago.
Do you prefer something more serene to fall asleep underneath? Or are you with me in the brighter-is-better camp?