Do you have Christmas bedding ?

(97 Posts)
lilyloo Fri 01-Nov-13 18:53:00

Just found some nice Christmas bedding , but my sensible head says people don't really have bedding just for christmas smile

wonderingsoul Fri 01-Nov-13 18:55:18

i brought dc some this is the first time though.. and i may.. after iv brought every thing see if i have enough fund for one myself :D

No. I have seen it for the dc but id only want it on the beds on Christmas eve so have never bothered.

wonderingsoul Fri 01-Nov-13 18:56:24

why not the whole of december?

sublimelime Fri 01-Nov-13 18:56:51

No. Might put a fresh set on though! grin

RudolphLovesoftplay Fri 01-Nov-13 18:57:26

Could you link the set you found? Been looking, but the ones I've found aren't great.

MirandaWest Fri 01-Nov-13 18:57:30

No. Didn't realise there was such a thing

lilyloo Fri 01-Nov-13 18:58:16

snowflake
stag
stocking
Actually just found a code 094 on mse , makesthem very cheap. Might just go for it and forget the sensible head grin

hermioneweasley Fri 01-Nov-13 18:58:23

I decided it was too much of an extravagance just for December, but have bought Christmas blankets/throws for all the beds which I'll use every year.

LynetteScavo Fri 01-Nov-13 18:58:52

No!

White crockery and white bedding = perfect for every season.

Sounds rather, um....tacky.

lilyloo Fri 01-Nov-13 19:03:04

this is cute for dc

I think that code gets an extra £5 off ?

wonderingsoul Fri 01-Nov-13 19:05:09

oh what does the code do and what amount do you need to spend? i just ordered some stuff this morning. grr

sublimelime Fri 01-Nov-13 19:05:09

You could just hang baubles off the bedposts! grin

Mistletoe above the head board....tinsel wound round the frame...no Holly though - too prickly!

TheArticFunky Fri 01-Nov-13 19:06:17

I think Christmas bedding is quite a nice idea for children. So what if it's a bit tacky.

lilyloo Fri 01-Nov-13 19:10:35

I think its £4.99 off and free delivery

WallyBantersJunkBox Fri 01-Nov-13 19:12:05

I have plaid sets for the two double rooms and the guest room, and I've bought a stag/deer set from Ikea (we have a limited edition Chalet collection in Ikea every year) so we do more of the "Ski Lodge" look, with fur throws etc on the adult beds from November through to Jan.

DS will be having the Grinch set from Pottery Barn this year for his bed.

I was going to buy this one off Amazon but it has gone up £4 since I added it to my wish list!

wonderingsoul Fri 01-Nov-13 19:13:54

does do free diliver but it turned 2 9.99 stag duvets to 11.99 oh how anoying

wonderingsoul Fri 01-Nov-13 19:17:41

doesnt do

lilyloo Fri 01-Nov-13 19:24:46

Not sure , it makes the snowflake one and the stag one £5.99 each so have gone for those. Won't break the bank and they will be on for the whole of December , i am not averse to a bit of tacky smile

wonderingsoul Fri 01-Nov-13 19:26:02

ohh i wish i had known that earlier.. i had brought some stuff and i dont want to spend an extra 5 on dilivery,, i just phoned them and asked if i could add it to my order but they said no sad poop.

lilyloo Fri 01-Nov-13 19:27:15

Pottering thats £9.99 still at studio. Think the free delivery may be for new customers ?

LynetteScavo Fri 01-Nov-13 19:33:59

An entire bedding set you can only use for one night out of 365. hmm

And it's not even nice.

OKaaayy....

<steps away from thread>

PavlovtheCat Fri 01-Nov-13 19:35:40

That's the funniest thing I have heard all day!

I think I might chuckle for the rest of this evening about it <walks off laughing>

wonderingsoul Fri 01-Nov-13 19:44:05

i dont use mine for one night a year.. ill use it for one month.. granted ill wash it every week grin

I'll also use it in august if I have a washing failure! It's one month only, true, but I'll use it for the next 18 years... smile

HelgatheHairy Fri 01-Nov-13 20:59:24

I had a red duvet cover from next that I used but this year I got this. Will probably wait till a week before Christmas to put it on.

LynetteScavo Fri 01-Nov-13 21:16:00

Yes, but I put clean sheets on, on Christmas eve.

Clean white ones on my bed....ones which co-ordinate with the DCs bedrooms on their beds.

These Christmas ones seem...wrong.

SocksinBoots Fri 01-Nov-13 21:21:50

I couldn't stand it if my whole house was full of 'Christmas'.

dementedma Fri 01-Nov-13 21:28:46

Dear god. Are you nuts?

GobbolinoCat Fri 01-Nov-13 21:32:21

Yes its crazy but if you have the ££ to do it, why not?!

Have seen some delicious ones around.

LynetteScavo Fri 01-Nov-13 21:42:36

I think DH would have a fit if I put a Christmas duvet on our bed...and it would seem wrong to have sex under a Christmas duvet.....Maybe that's way Father and Mother Christmas have no children.

lilyloo Fri 01-Nov-13 21:44:11

grin Lynette good job i only got them for the dc

ouryve Fri 01-Nov-13 21:45:28

Hell no. Where would I put it for the rest of the year? Same with bloody Christmas cushions.

dashoflime Fri 01-Nov-13 21:47:27

Whut?! Is this really a thing?!

You are all mad people

LynetteScavo Fri 01-Nov-13 21:51:58

Christmas cushions.....MIL tells me you just change the covers over, and keep the same "pad" as she calls it. She tells me anyone can find room under their bed to store few seasonal cushion covers. Summer, spring winter and fall....

Shakes head and tuts at all of you none Christmas Bedding types confused
grin

For many many yeas , I've put a Lakeland Limited fleece on the DC beds for maybe a fortnight before Christmas.

This year I've bought a couple of new fleeces from Dunelm Mill (including a gingerbread man fleece and cushions for the sofa)

I've bought a grey Nordic duvet cover set and a Primark flannel tiny navy deer sheet set for DH and I.
This'll go on on Dec 1st.

Everything goes into those vacuum bags in the loft after.

Yes, the one in Helgas link in grey .

LentilAsAnyFUCKERthing Fri 01-Nov-13 22:00:14

Hi, 70! I have that Dunelm Mill gingerbread man fleece too. It so lovely. smile

I still think I'll get an Xmas duvet set though, when I find one I love.

wonderingsoul Fri 01-Nov-13 22:02:03

ohh this reminds me i can get the cushions out that i brought at a carboot..

£1 for two lovely bigish tradintional christmas cushions. lovely.. i cant wait smile

nickdrakeslovechild Fri 01-Nov-13 22:06:04

Yep that dunelm gingerbread man one is fab! Ive gone for that instead of the duvet this year. I am dreaming of the day I can put xmas duvets on all the beds in the house come 1st of december, but it may be the day I live on my own and so it will only be the one!

BrickorCleat Fri 01-Nov-13 22:09:26

Give over.

An old boyfriend's mother had Christmas china and made a colossal song and dance about it. It was tacky and vulgar and kne of the many reasons I dumped him.

I apologise to those if you with cute children's bowls etc.

But a 33year old man excited cos his old lady is dusting off the tooth-achingly twee salt cellars is grim.

Bedding? Nope. Luxury and comfort should be your watchwords.

Not jolly ho ho and reindeer tat. Not for the over fives.

Oldraver Fri 01-Nov-13 22:16:22

I bought DS the Next Advent duvet cover last year, he loved it. I will probably use it for the whole of December. If he uses it next year as well I figure it has cost £5 per year...well worth it.

I only just got DH to agree to the Nordic set because it's quite low key and it's not a thick fleecy cover.

Last year I bought a microfibre damson duvet set but it was too warm -now residing on DD bed.

I like my Christmas crockery. It's not an OTT Christmas pattern. I have ivy patterned and a collection of nice white plates.

Gravy boats, glasses, glass jugs and carafes.
Serving spoons, tngs, butter knives, butter dis, jam spoons.

Just nice enough to lift the meals out of the humdrum.

WallyBantersJunkBox Fri 01-Nov-13 22:51:31

DH loves our seasonal bedding - mannish Ralph Lauren plaids, stag print cushions, fur throws and a reindeer skin. Totally Austin Powers - gets him right in the mood. grin

He even suggested a stags head we saw in our local Pfister store for above the bed. Hahaha

LentilAsAnything Fri 01-Nov-13 23:16:36

When I am more financially comfortable, I might get a bespoke quilt made, this lady does lovely work - www.cozyquilts1.co.uk/default.html - e.g. the fairy quilts. That fabric comes in winter fairies, it would make a glorious winter quilt. Or you could find some festive fabric and get a quilt made to your specifications.

wonderingsoul Sat 02-Nov-13 08:37:56

it is tacky.. but i love tacky when its about christmas and the kids love it and i th ink thats what matter.

i wonder if they do birthday duvets? wink

WallyBantersJunkBox Sat 02-Nov-13 09:48:16

<<Scared to open Wallys link>>

But it's after Hallowe'en so being brave......

Actually I'm strangley drawn to some of these things blush

I bought some Christmas handtowels yesterday for my bathroom and downstairs loo (I always decorate the loo)

I like the shower curtain though................................................

wonderingsoul Sat 02-Nov-13 10:04:22

studio have something very much like thatt wally.. i was a bit tempted lol

keli5325 Sat 02-Nov-13 11:23:25

I just bought Christmas duvet from Studio and i found a code for free P&P 063,DS will love it :-)

feebeecat Sat 02-Nov-13 22:51:05

Have got Christmas quilt covers for dc for last couple of years - they go on, on 1st December and the excitement builds from there, they love them (and I do whip them off and wash them occasionally over the course of the month).

Just opened Wally's link and am horrified - both by the contents and the fact that "friend" got me something similar last year shock - have no idea where I managed to lose that, but I did and obviously very successfully blocked the whole incident. How am I going to explain that one away should she come around at Christmas??!

Just quickly buy whatever you need from the link and look innocent grin
feebeecat

MamaBear17 Sun 03-Nov-13 08:55:16

Im buying Christmas duvet covers this year! Dd has got a throw as her bed is a cot bed. Mind you, I also have Santa hat chair covers for my dining chairs and special Christmas plates. We have decorations in every room. Christmas towels in the bathroom. Snowman toilet paper. It is a little ott, and, I admit, is completely cheesy, but my dh and dd love it.

newtonupontheheath Sun 03-Nov-13 09:14:18

Oh gosh, if almost be tempted by winter bedding (stags/snowflakes fine but no Father Christmas!) but that "peach feel" microfibre is horrendous. So cheap and thin. DMIL bought us a duvet like that a couple of years back and after one night we charity shopped it.

MeAndMySpoon Sun 03-Nov-13 09:32:27

You are all on glue! grin Actually, I do like the look of the Nordic knitted snowflake duvet sets. And they're wintry rather than christmasy. But no. No no no. That way lies the Dark Side. I'd have to get autumnal bed linen too. And springy stuff.
DS1 does have a Christmassy quilt on his bed for most of winter December. My mum made it, and it has lots of snowmen doing different things - snowman in space, snowman throwing snowballs, snowman having a barbeque and melting slightly ... it is fab.

feebeecat Sun 03-Nov-13 21:42:25

Wish i was on glue - have been haunted by the image of that toilet seat since yesterday. And the fear of what I might get this year. And plotting what I can inflict on get her grin

WallyBantersJunkBox Sun 03-Nov-13 21:53:07

No, not glue. We are all high on the pine scented aura of Christmas. gringringrin

jillary Sun 03-Nov-13 23:00:56

Hi ~ I am the lady from cozyquilts1 ~ thank you for the compliment concerning my Fairy Quilts ~ please do ask about them...they're not as expensive as you think!! xx

MooseyMoo Mon 04-Nov-13 09:24:34

This will be the first year of having Xmas duvets for DD (got Next one for her) and us. Got this one from Redoute DH was a bit hmm when I said I'd got an Xmas duvet but he quite likes it.

lilyloo Mon 04-Nov-13 12:20:56

ROFL grin That is fabulous Wally

WallyBantersJunkBox Mon 04-Nov-13 14:09:46

I like to think the Christmas threads are a safe corner where we full on "Christmasists" can emerge from behind our lametta curtained closets and family of 6ft high inflatable lawn snowmen families and be loud and proud....

Not only a safe haven Wally , the organised "Christmasists" grin can plan, spend money over a period of time and enjoy it all.

Not be running about on the 21st Dec shrieking "I've got too much to do ".

Or (sadly I think) looking back after and saying "I wish I'd done more".

It's the little things that make the biggest difference IMO.

Christmas Traditions
And yes, Christmas Bedding
Christmas handtowels
L'Occitane Orange and Cinnamon soap
Yankee Candles
All my nice crockery collected over the years.

That's the things my DC remember when they talk about Christmas smile

WallyBantersJunkBox Mon 04-Nov-13 17:16:37

Ah 70, you truly are a kindred Christmas spirit. wink

I have amassed quite a bit of seasonal stuff over the years - I am 42 after all! But everything has history and meaning. I buy quality items that last and that i can pass on one day. I love unpacking our ornaments each year, and ds and I rediscovering everything.

As a child I used together excited about all of it, it was more than just gifts.

And you are right....it's all in the planning. Never failed yet, and I spend December enjoying the season - Christmas markets, Theme parks,entertaining friends, concerts, and playing in the snow etc rather than being a headless chicken...

I unashamedly, unapologetically LOVE this season!

sportyme Mon 13-Oct-14 16:43:09
dustybinlydia Sun 19-Oct-14 19:07:58

I am now the proud owner of some Primark Christmassy Stag bedding. I will be putting it on, on 1st December :-)

JerseySpud Sun 19-Oct-14 19:37:24

I will be getting some for my girls. But then im not adverse to using it if i need to in the future

AliceDoesntLiveHereAnymore Sun 19-Oct-14 19:49:07

Aw, blast it, it's adorable!! But neither of my dcs like duvets - they struggle with them. <sob> I need to do a search for Christmas sheets instead I think.

I bought duvet sets for DS and DD this year that will go on their beds Dec 1st. They still have their fleeces but they can go ontop of their bedding when they finish school (which IIRC is the Friday before Christmas)

FrOZenKidS Sun 19-Oct-14 20:29:44

We have Christmas covers! ds has Santa ones from next.. this will be their 3rd outing. we have a lovely red fairisle one also on its 3rd outing. DD has a Christmas blanket with her in her cot. (as cotbed ones were either hard to find or visit.expensive)

they go on early Dec and stay till the tree comes down (apart from washing) they're stored away with all the other Christmas stuff, stocking and sacks etc.

I also have a 'christmas dresser' where all my regular things get packed away and my Christmas things (crockery/photos/Christmas figures etc) gets displayed.

decorating for Christmas is not just about the tree!!

GatoradeMeBitch Mon 20-Oct-14 15:49:39

I bought some for DS this year. He turns 18 in December, and so I want to do a Super Christmas to mark the end of his childhood! Dancing snowmen would have been rejected so I got a red alpine design set from eBay.

nappyaddict Mon 20-Oct-14 16:00:22

LynetteScavo What do you think to christmas blankets/throws on beds and sofas? Do you think they look tacky too?

LynetteScavo Mon 20-Oct-14 18:35:27

nappyaddict, I have to admit by being very tempted boy some Christmas cushions this year....but only because they are really nice and could be used all year round, but you wouldn't find them in the shops in spring, and would go with the rest of the room.

I really like stag/deer designs, and tartan can be good all year round, but Christmassy at the same time.

I guess it depends on the blanket/throw, tbh.

But I still wouldn't want to buy a quality item and then only use it for a a short time. Because I'm tight like that. grin

I quite like this

and this And might get if for my lodge in Norway, if I had one.

But I will always be a boring plain white duvet person at heart.

snappybadger Tue 21-Oct-14 09:00:07

If anyone is looking for Christmas bedding to fit a cot bed Asda have this one for just £9!

nappyaddict Tue 21-Oct-14 09:35:19

LS Would you buy a cushion, throw, blanket or bed set with a snowman or snowflake on? so more winter themed so that it could be used for a whole season rather than Christmas themed that could ony be used for a month?

nappyaddict Tue 21-Oct-14 09:37:00

I think I have seen polar bears too.

I like tartan but I always feel it's more New Year than Christmas (Scottish parents/ Grandparents)

LynetteScavo Wed 22-Oct-14 19:55:56

No, naappyaddict, I dont think I would. I don't like snowmen.

Snowflakes wouldn't be too bad. But would they coordinate with the curtains? Or do people also have Christmas curtains? grin

AlspookaPicnicCasket Wed 22-Oct-14 21:31:34

Ah, my kind of people... I've just splashed out a whopping £17.99 on a king size duvet and two pillow cases with snowflakes on it, in 'festive red'. I know I'll only use it for one month, but I don't care! It's a bit of fun and an easy way to make the room look festive... Between that and a mini tree on my chest of drawers, I'll feel cheerful when I wake up and see it.

nappyaddict Thu 23-Oct-14 10:12:39

LS what's wrong with snowmen lol? do you like fair isle stuff? that could probably be used all year round.

lavendersun Thu 23-Oct-14 11:21:05

I have just received the la redoute one linked to up thread

www.laredoute.co.uk/tyrol-duvet-cover/prod-324219480-221814.aspx

- the quality is really not great, really thin cotton and no fastenings at the bottom - I think I might return it, it is a 'husband friendly' pattern though which is the one thing it has going for it. I paid £34 incl delivery with a £15 off code for being a new customer. That is for a king size duvet cover only - no pillowcases.

I also bought this in double about a month ago - much nicer quality and included pillowcases for £18

www.ebay.co.uk/itm/381005667193?_trksid=p2059210.m2749.l2649&var=650334673585&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

AMouseLivedinaWindMill Thu 23-Oct-14 12:11:15

Had a look round and I am going with H and M i think.

will put it on in dece and leave till feb.

will give other duvets a break grin

AmeliaPeabody Thu 23-Oct-14 13:23:02

No. I like the idea but can't imagine I'd ever do it.
I'd prefer something winter themed, and Scandinavian style, so that it could be used for the whole of winter and not just Christmas.

Like this

www.juniorhipster.com/2013/10/01/talviuniset-scandinavian-childrens-bedding-by-polkka-jam/

lavendersun Thu 23-Oct-14 14:50:03

Amelia .. I never thought I would do it either, absolutely never, ever and I blame mumsnet christmas.

MirandaWest Thu 23-Oct-14 14:54:47

I'm starting to quite like the idea of Christmas bedding....

EvansOvalPiesYumYum Thu 23-Oct-14 15:00:15

No, not Christmas Bedding. I do have Christmas tea-towels, special kitchen roll and toilet paper (and sometimes bauble-decorated tissue boxes). I should stop, as my children are grown up now.

However . . . we are starting to have littlie visitors, as friends of DC are becoming parents. Will have to get all my tacky snowglobes and singing snowmen out (just for them, of course) grin

BobPatandIgglePiggle Thu 23-Oct-14 15:29:24

Just gone to order Christmas bedding from Studio but the free delivery code isn't working - anyone got a new code by any chance?

BobPatandIgglePiggle Thu 23-Oct-14 15:31:09

The website says 023 but that doesn't seem to work either!

AMouseLivedinaWindMill Thu 23-Oct-14 19:32:25

whats the studio and why is everyting cheap

christmascazza Thu 23-Oct-14 20:51:09
Mintyy Thu 23-Oct-14 20:52:22

NO! I refuse to be coerced like that.

AMouseLivedinaWindMill Thu 23-Oct-14 20:57:25

www.hm.com/gb/subdepartment/HOME?Nr=4294911488

christmas Love the JL one, am torn now, between above and that one.

AMouseLivedinaWindMill Thu 23-Oct-14 20:58:35

I am justifying by saying....it will get used in our house for at least three months a year...taking strain off other bedding sets grin and it just brightens up the cold wet miserable nights!

AMouseLivedinaWindMill Thu 23-Oct-14 21:01:29

www.potterybarnkids.com/products/night-before-christmas-flannel-duvet-cover/

none of it a patch on this lot though <wistful sigh>

Guitarghoul Thu 23-Oct-14 21:04:51

Oh, that pottery barn one envy

It's a good thing for my bank balance that I don't live in the States....

AMouseLivedinaWindMill Thu 23-Oct-14 21:09:18

Well Guitar....I am fighting every cell in my body NOT to order Pottery barn and get it sent over.

It would be one of the most stupid things I have ever done, so the fight goes on.

The grinch one is amazing too.

If you order in states though you get much much cheaper price and also they have amazing sales sad and v sad

IntheMummyCaseisAmeliaPeasbody Fri 24-Oct-14 00:16:42

Yes, I do like the JL snowman cover actually. smile

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