One of life’s little pleasures is getting into a bed with freshly laundered sheets. Even better is brand new bedding from top to toe!
We’ve been meaning to have a complete bedding revamp for a while. Everything was due a change. So this week’s delivery from Asda Home was much anticipated. New duvet, new pillows, new sheets, new duvet cover… bliss!!
We chose memory foam pillows (recommended for side-sleepers like us!), a ‘Feels Like Down’ 10.5 tog king-size duvet, Monochrome Triangles king-size duvet set and grey, cotton rich fitted sheet & pillowcases. They’re all from Asda’s own George Home range. Replacing absolutely everything on our king-size bed came in at £113.75 which is great value.
The duvet set is quite mid century modern in style with contrasting geometric patterns of squares & triangles in shades of yellow, grey & white.
It works perfectly in our master bedroom, picking up on other yellow highlights in the space. We love it – and have been sleeping very soundly since the update!
Having recently published a Gimme Five! flour sifters post, I tasked Justin with finding me one for my baking. It didn’t take him long to unearth a bargain, paying £5 for this lovely vintage Foley Sift-Chine example.
And it’s a Rolls Royce of a sifter – lovely, aged, shiny copper with a triple sift mechanism. The flour comes out so smooth & airy, perfect for making melt-in-the-mouth Victoria sponge cakes.
We saw this image of an upcycled vintage toolbox last week – what a great idea. Once screwed to the wall, the toolbox sides form shelf surfaces and the handle provides hanging space. It looks like this one has metal tubing to replace the original handle with a row of cups suspended below.
By coincidence we came across a toolbox at the Thursday market if anyone out there fancies a similar project. The wood could be left bare or in this case it might benefit from being painted. This one retains the original handle from which butchers hooks can hang.
We did a quick mock up to show it functioning as a tea making station. Perfect for a rustic kitchen – or how about bit of vintage allotment chic for your garden shed?
We bought two gorgeous vintage leather club chairs recently. They were looking a bit tired, but have cleaned up beautifully. We polished the leather, recovered the old seat pads in hessian sacking – and have now found the perfect cushion just to complete the look.
We received this Lois cushion in orange plaid from Made.com this week. The overall red/orange appearance works perfectly with the rich chestnut brown leather, whilst the subtle touches of green & blue in the tartan pick up on the lettering in the Hessian sacking.
The fabric is very good quality and we’re also happy with the finishing in terms of stitching, zips etc. The cushion combines tradition with modernity which is just what we were after. We’ve put one of the chairs next to the window (and bookshelf) in our main bedroom. The perfect spot for a quiet – and now very comfortable read.