Sunday, January 7

The Feminine Bed...


Let us have a quiet hour...
-Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Our bed is probably the most important piece of furniture in our home (in most homes, I would imagine). It is where I nap with the baby most afternoons and where we spend each night. Since our beds are such a part of our life, it is imperative that they are decked out in all their comfortable finery for the enjoyment of their occupants.

The first thing to go on a bed are the sheets. Ours are soft, white ones with lace trim on the top sheets. I purchased the beauties despite my fear that they were too feminine for my masculine husband. Fortunately, they don't bother him at all! We have really enjoyed the fact that our sheets are a high thread count... this means that they are quite soft! Though we only have one set of sheets, we are hoping to buy one or two more sets. This will make things easier on the day that I change them because I can wash and dry the dirty set at my leisure.

Blankets come next on our bed. We have a feather comforter that is covered by a white matelasse duvet cover. It is so comforting to have the warm weight of a feather comforter surrounding you like a nest as you sleep! At the foot of our bed is a thin chocolate brown quilt that is perfect to use as a light coverlet during nap time!

Our bedding wouldn't be complete without pillows! We have two standard sized firm ones covered in white hemstitched pillow shams in the back leaning against the headboard and two standard sized feather ones in pillowcases that match our white sheets in the middle. In the front, as a decorative touch, I have a small rectangular throw pillow covered in Battenburgh lace in the center.

In addition to paying attention to the details of sheets, blankets, and pillows, some people like to scent their bedding with smells such as lavender or rose. I hope to find the perfect scent one day to spritz on our linens. It would be nice to have our bed truly become a feast for the senses!

4 comments:

babygirl_nz said...

Im terrible with visualisation...would love to see photos, I love seeiing pics of peoples homes and getting inspiration. I bet you have a beauftiful home

Anonymous said...

Emma, I don't have your e-mail address and had just a little concern. It is about your list of feminine books and media. What I thought is that the list was for us to pick a book and or movie and be inspired to be more feminine and lady like. If I am wrong please tell me! THere are a few pieces of literature and media that for me don't do that because of their content and message. Little Women is actually very feministic if you read it. Also Never been Kissed to me is not quite right. These are just my concerns and I know that this is YOUR blog and it is your list but I just wanted to point this out to you because you might not have known. Blessings, Bethany

Kathy said...

You describe your bed so well Emma. It sounds so lovely and inspires me focus a little more on the linens of our bed (which is wonderfully comfortable).

katharine said...

It was so nice to talk to you yesterday! I hope we do again soon...

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