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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.

JodiesMummy Tue 07-Sep-10 13:20:01

Nope, I have decorative cushions on my bed, and all sofas, they are NOT for use and if DP does use them he gets short shrift! Its AMBIENCE ya know!

GetOrfMoiLand Tue 07-Sep-10 13:20:28

Oh god you are all going to come on here and say hmm this is normal, don't you have cushions and diptique candles in your bedroom, you scruffbag.

CMOTdibbler Tue 07-Sep-10 13:20:34

Mad as a box of frogs. One of my chief complaints about hotels is having to throw all of the junk off the bed every night before I get to collapse into it

GetOrfMoiLand Tue 07-Sep-10 13:21:15

I feel like one of the saddos who get shouted by that INSANE-eyed american woman on House Doctor.

GetOrfMoiLand Tue 07-Sep-10 13:21:44


I am not alone.

nickelbabe Tue 07-Sep-10 13:21:45

total loons - every time you get into bed you have to throw loads of cushions onto the floor - it's enough of an effort to get undressed for bed, never mind anything else!!

nickelbabe Tue 07-Sep-10 13:23:04

god, just noticed, you said in the ottoman, i thought you'd said on.

loon x 30 for that...

chitchat07 Tue 07-Sep-10 13:23:32

You MUST watch 'Along Came Polly'. You will love the scene where they stab the cushions on the bed!!!!

BunnyLebowski Tue 07-Sep-10 13:23:48

YANBU. Lunatics.

You see it on American TV shows all the time. The couple getting ready for bed and talking whilst removing the 438 decorative cushions on their bed before they can get into it.

BitOfFun Tue 07-Sep-10 13:25:09

I thought ottomans were for shagging on? confused

lolapoppins Tue 07-Sep-10 13:25:30

It's madness.

And a slippery slope into decorative canopies above the bed and loads strips of voil (sp?) curtains that you can't actually pull.

SlightlyJaded Tue 07-Sep-10 13:27:17

We have two 'decorative' cushions on top of our stack of two pillows each on our bed. They are really pretty indian fabric but hideously uncomfortable as they have bead trimming. My DH hates them and can't understand why I have them as they just get chucked off the pillow stack every night - and with my practical head on, I know it's ridiculous. But whenever I have tried making the bed without them, I feel cheated of my bit of fluffery.

And having just decorated the living room we had a row about which cushions would stay on the sofa, the new lilac & grey union jack sequin ones which match my new colour scheme or the comfy squishy silk ones which don't really match but are really comfy when you want to snuggle up and watch a film. I have hidden the comfy ones and am hoping DH won't notice. It is madness but at least the House Doctor won't shout at me

CherryChapstick Tue 07-Sep-10 13:27:28

I have them. And am not ashamed.

LadyintheRadiator Tue 07-Sep-10 13:28:08

What is that bit of fabric for, at the bottom of the bed?

BitOfFun Tue 07-Sep-10 13:28:39

The Americans have pillow-shams. Now that is weird. Definitely not for shagging on.

ninedragons Tue 07-Sep-10 13:29:11

Has she also got:

1. A framed Keep Calm and Carry On poster in her kitchen?

2. A reproduction tram/bus destination scroll?

3. A phalanopsis (sp?) orchid in her bathroom, along with a little pyramid of rolled-up white towels?

4. Big 3D letters spelling out something like EAT in the kitchen or DREAM in the bedroom?

GetOrfMoiLand Tue 07-Sep-10 13:30:44

That bit of fabric is for strangulating your partner, either in an erotic asphixiation kind of way, or just out of sheer annoyance.

I think.

Or for when you can't find youe dressing gown cord.

CherryChapstick Tue 07-Sep-10 13:31:38

That strip is for the fancy-making-thereof.

GetOrfMoiLand Tue 07-Sep-10 13:32:56

None to any of the above, but she has got pantone mugs.

I want pantone mugs. In all teh colours.

She has got loads of photos of her and her boyfriend everywhere in those holders with a clip on, bless her.

yesway Tue 07-Sep-10 13:33:50


But I've always harboured a fantasy about having matching cushions on our bed - it'll never happen - the floor in our bedroom has holes in it - which is probably a more pressing issue.

lolapoppins Tue 07-Sep-10 13:34:10

Ninedragons - those silver letter make me want to scream. When we were house hunting we could always tell from the outside which house would have them. Then, from meeting the owner we could tell if they would be in English, or poncetastic Italian

they make me shudder. 'eat' 'bath' seems so bossy!

BigusBumus Tue 07-Sep-10 13:34:54

Has she got a large smooth round pebble with either a word or an "important" date engraved on it?

MamaMtundu Tue 07-Sep-10 13:35:58

I'm just chuckling(attempts to be good humoured) at my desire for my husband to throw his clothes in the wardrobe rather than step out of them, leaving them still looking like a pair of scrunched up mini legs in the middle of the floor, ready for stepping straigt back into. Can't imagine trying to encourage him into a daily cushion clearing routine!

MmeLindt Tue 07-Sep-10 13:36:51


I tried it once when I was in my first flush of house decorating but after a couple of days I forgot to put them back in the morning.

The cushions were discovered weeks later, languishing with the dust bunnies under the bed.

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