to think that those of you of have abundant cushions on your bed are just as bad as the loons who have teddy bears on theirs?

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GetOrfMoiLand Tue 07-Sep-10 13:18:43

A friend (rather DP's workmate's girflfriend) just moved into a new house. She is a lovely girl, went round their house with some lilys to nose have a look.

She has about 6 great big cushions on her bed all nicely arranged. And one of those strips of material like a scarf at the bottom.

I made all the right noises but then said 'what do you do when you go to bed, do you just throw 'em on the floor?'

She looked at me as if I was old man Steptoe and said 'no we put them in the ottoman'. And by the window is a blanket box in which she puts the cushions at night, and then puts them back on the bed in the morning.

That's MAD isn't it?

Mind you, she is only 24. Surely a bit of real life will knock that madness out of her.

AbsofCroissant Tue 14-Sep-10 17:14:15

I was going to say, Fellatio, that your house is fabulous, until I got to the picture of the hallway with the cupboard at the end, with the letters saying "HOME" on top.

<<shakes head sadly>>

GetOrfMoiLand Tue 14-Sep-10 17:58:30

Fellatio - your home looks absolutely lovely.

I take it all back re tapestry cushions.

Lovelyu kitchen - I am very envious.

I am pursing my lips a bit at the HOME sign.

LOL also at your profile - ojne of you favoruite things is the Farrow and Ball colour card. grin

FellatioNelson Tue 14-Sep-10 18:02:44

I did admit to the HOME sign earlier in the thread ladies (keep up). grin

HouseOfBamboo Tue 14-Sep-10 18:58:11

Fellatio - yes you were there early with the natural stone bathroom, and is that a cherry wood kitchen? Love the sideboard!

Respect re teh scrapbooks - that's the sort of thing I keep meaning to do (then DH spirits them away to the recycling bin when I'm not looking).

Nelliesmum shock at the stuffed spaniel. No, I missed that one. Hope it didn't moult, that would be the worst of all worlds. (I feel bound to point out that the stuffed kangaroo I mentioned earlier is made entirely of man-made fibres. And hangs out on my child's bed, not mine.)

GetOrf - your house sounds v nice too. Very envy of the parquet flooring. <Swoon> at parquet and white walls.

There was an article in Homes and Antiques about how carpet is back. It can feck right back off again as far as I'm concerned.

FellatioNelson Tue 14-Sep-10 19:38:36

Yes, I think that about carpets too! Sometimes they just tell us all this crap to make us keep changing, and spending yet more money. I'm suitably old now that I don't necessarily care what's in or out anymore - I just have what I like, and I've learnt what is worth spending big money on and what is not. The good thing about an older house and loads of junk antiques and vintage is that you don't have a burning need to change the entire place every five years which gets exhausting, not to mention expensive.

There is something rather lovely about an ecelectic assortment of stuff that has evolved over the years, and where each piece has a story attached, rather than everyhwhere looking like an instant pop-up room set, no matter how trendy it is.

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