Saturday, 1 August 2009

Sweet Dreams - with any luck!


We've gone and bought the biggest bed in Britain.
On the website of the big blue and yellow shop the sizes of the bed we had our eyes on looked fine. And then when we actually stood there in the big blue and yellow shop and saw the one we wanted for half price, right by the tills, well we couldn't haul and shove all the bits and pieces into the car and whizz back up the motorway quickly enough to be honest.

But then after we'd put it together, popped the mattress on and realised that there are gaps either side of it in which the boys could very well go missing down, it dawned on us that we truly have bought the widest bed in the west.
It's huuuuuuuuuugggggggeeeee!
I'm completely in love with it though. The old wooden bed creaked and squeaked and had got so loud and rickety that poor Woody has taken to kipping on the living room floor being the light sleeper that he is. I can't believe that this gorgeous, immense new bed is ours!

Oh what thing of beauty it is! For years I've wanted a bed that I can drape an eiderdown over the end of and even though I'll have to spend the next few years shelling out for enormous sheets and a massive new mattress I don't really care. It's just lovely.
Sweet dreams to everyone, I might not get up tomorrow!

29 comments:

Celia said...

Lovely bed, lovely linen and lovely, lovely lights!

Connie said...

I like the way you draped mini-lights over the head board, sugar! Delightful. I'm going to put some up on the ceiling with the netting I have to make it more romantic. I love the draped netting over it and I'm sure hubby likes it also. ;-)
xoxo,
Connie

The Curious Cat said...

I think, like you I could write a whole entry on my bed...it is the best place in the world sometimes. So soft, warm, comforting...it is very very important to have a good bed - you spend such a huge chunk of your life in it. Yours looks beautiful and I think the bigger the better really - all the more room to invite creatures and whoever in to snuggle!

Sal said...

You are right..it is a real beauty!
I love it! ;-)

Frances said...

Well done, it is lovely, and there is nothing, nothing like having a bed that really welcomes you.

Don't worry about sheets to come. Bargains will always be around.
Best wishes.

anne bebbington said...

We have long had a 6ft wide bed - in fact we replaced the old one that wore out after 16+ years with a new version of the same, although ours is a boring zip-and-link divan (like two singles joined together) not a pretty 'hang an eiderdown over the bed end type like yours. Sheeting is a pain to find but check out Debenhams - they do I think SuperKing sized fitted sheets and if you're really lucky you can find them when they have a 70% off sale like I did

Serenata said...

Lovely bed - we are on the lookout for a new one, you've got me all inspired!

gingerwine said...

I'm hoping to get a bed like that too soon!

fingers crossed!
Sam x

Tabiboo said...

Lovely bed. We updated our old saggy duvan last Autumn to a cast iron framed one and it is (like yours) divine - now I hate getting out of bed - well even more so than normal.

Nina x

Lucys loves in life said...

Oh what a simply gorgeous bed! The potential for all sorts of lovely linen, quilts, eiderdowns, handmade cushions and other delicious things is just endless..Enjoy!

andamento said...

Oooh! Lovely bedroom & bed. Looks all pretty, clean, fresh & cosy!

prettyshabby said...

ooh a huuuuuuuuge bed indeed.I wonder why Ikea make such massive beds? It's very,very lovely and all your bedlinen looks really pretty against the black ..bet you lay stretched out like a star on it when it was first put up!

ps.your look-a-like message really cracked me up 'grandad in a scarf' charming! lol!
Have a lovely week Steph..oh and well done on the singing recording!
x

driftwood said...

when our children were little the favourite book to read was "the biggest bed in the world" and yours looks just perfect. xox

Lesley (Notesfrommydays) said...

oh it looks fab and well done on getting a bargain :-)
is it the super king size? we have that from the blue and yellow shop as well - ended up having to get the mattresses and then a mattress topper for extra squishyness - bed is my favourite place in the world.................x

funkymonkey said...

I'd really have trouble getting out of that cosy space.I love the fairy lights along the headboard.

Tracey

Felicity said...

it looks really pretty with the eiderdown draped over the end! i think i might pop some fairy lights on our bed too they look so pretty!

A Thrifty Mrs said...

Lovely!
We looked at that bed and I agree it is huge. It must be so lovely so lull around in it. Enjoy.

alice c said...

mmmm... that looks so comfy that I should think it is quite a big decision to get out of it in the morning.

bellaboo said...

I can relate to your excitement for your bed,as I just bought a lovely cream iron bedstead and 5ft mattress.Have been sleeping on a 4ft 6in for 19 years of marriage and it is sheer bliss to have the xtra space.The bedding always looks so lovely on this kind of bed,especially vintage,as yours does.Have you tried Dunelm Mill for bedding? Love your blog,from Bellaboo.

sue15cat said...

Lovely, gorgeous bed. I love the quilts draped over the end and the vinatage looking bedding, simply lovely!

Sue xx

Hen said...

Oooh, it looks so cosy. Not much beats the excitement of a new bed. Eiderdown looks lovely at the end. Although you'll need new bedding, I think it might work out quite well as when I look in the sales, it's always the small or very large sizes that are left so hopefully you might pick up some bargains.
Hen x

Melinda said...

I just stumbled upon your blog and am so glad I did! Love the new bed, and your blog. I am now your newest follower!
Feel free to drop by and visit me as well! I love meeting new blogger friends :-)

Tata for now!

Garden Girl said...

Oooh, Steph, tis a thing of beauty! hope you've had some lovely sleeps in it so far!
I know what you mean about spending a fortune on loads of new linen, but it's worth it.x

Lucy said...

Oh I LOVE your new bed! We too bought a bed from the blue and yellow shop and found our mattress was too small! Hope you get a lovely snuggly night's sleep. Lucy xx

Lucy said...

Did you sleep well Steph? Hope you had sweet dreams in your huuuuuge new bed. Oh and by the way, hope you don't mind, but you have been tagged! Lucy x

MarmaladeRose said...

It looks soooo cosy, I could just climb in. That bed will be lovely in winter for cosying up and sewing, or knitting or reading or crocheting or....

Bubble Fish said...

That's a beautiful bed - and I love the fairy lights!

MelMel said...

What a beautiful bed...I dream of a new bed!
Your one is perfect.....and such a pretty room!x

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

The room looks beautiful! We have a king bed and couldn't deal with less. I love having lots of space! :)