Our Bedroom The Victorian House

Wink!

Some people buy one set of bedding and only replace it when it starts to fall apart. Strip the sheets, throw ’em in the wash, put ’em back on. I’ve never been a ‘one set of sheets’ kind of gal.

It’s not even that I have a million sets (I have three), it’s just that I like to have some options. I’m not going to repaint every season, and as much as *ahem* I like a good rug, I don’t change those out as frequently as my recent shenanigans would suggest. Bedding though? Instant mini-makeover!

I spotted a pair of the best pillows ever in an Instagram shot from Wit & Delight a few weeks ago, and I began searching for them. Five variations of “wink/winking pillow” down the search engine internet rabbit hole, and a pair of my own were on their way. About a week later, I was running errands with Eleanor when I spotted a cute set of pink and coral sheets that of course had to come home with us.

I made up the bed, fulling intending to photograph it for the blog the next day, but the wee ones were not cooperating. First, just a few hours after putting the new sheets on, Calvin uncharacteristically threw up all over them. Strip the sheets, throw ’em in the wash, put ’em back on. The next day was rainy, and the light wasn’t just right. The day after that, two little monkeys, jumping on the bed. Today, rumpled sheets that can wait because look at that smile.

Calvin and Brandon

I feel like I may have had this problem before. Same quilt and everything.

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10 Comments

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    Laura @ RatherSquare.com
    May 12, 2015 at 9:25 am

    That smile makes perfectly ironed sheets seem not so important… :)

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    Arli
    May 12, 2015 at 9:39 am

    That baby is so darn cute I almost kissed the computer screen!

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    dawn
    May 12, 2015 at 9:40 am

    OMG. That face…
    Just. So. Adorable!

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    mudslide cookie
    May 12, 2015 at 9:43 am

    That is seriously a Gerber’s baby!

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    Kristi
    May 12, 2015 at 10:42 am

    Aw, what a cutie!

    Kristi
    http://www.beloverly.com

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    alex
    May 12, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    So… you’re rich as G-d? And…..?

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    judy
    May 12, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    You and Brandon produce the most adorable children and please pass on to Eleanor and August that they have gotten even more adorable as they have grown. Also if numerous sets of bed linens qualifies one as being rich I own the whole Milky Way Galaxy! I got into the rock bottom prices on Pottery Barn and now have, I think, at least 5 sets of duvet covers and king shams-none of which go with my bedroom furniture, the wall color or the area rug.My problem is if it’s blue I think it will work. This turns out to be a complete fallacy. Which is why I read blogs like yours. Sadly it is very entertaining but it does not turn someone with a missing decorating gene into a decorator……darn!

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    The Office Stylist
    May 12, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    You are not alone! I have a bunch of different bed sheets too and I love switching them out every once in a while. It freshens up the space and keeps me from getting tired of the same look. P.S. What an adorable little smile.

    The Office Stylist
    http://www.theofficestylist.com

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    drey
    May 12, 2015 at 11:45 pm

    I am not sure about the prices in US, but in Australia, an average-quality king-sized bedding set can set you back AUD$200. So I have only two (for now). We wash on windy/sunny days. :)

    Your family is soooo delightful.

    drey @ bijoukaleidoscope

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    rashidah
    May 14, 2015 at 3:28 am

    I have 8 sets, and the only thing that stop me to buy more is space. It makes me smile when I see my bedsheets line up beautifully in my closet. God! I’m crazy. Haha.

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