I think I’ve been reading too much of Selina Lake’s book Romantic Style (her books are awesome, check them out!), because I’ve gone with a very soft and romantic bed this month!
The starting point this month was my grandmother’s crocheted bedspread. My paternal granny made this for me when I was maybe 9 or 10 years old? It is made for a single bed to fall completely to the floor, but it sits quite nicely on my double bed. (Coincidentally this was my maternal grandparent’s bed!!)
I was never allowed to use this as a child, it was considered too precious, and the cats might damage it.
The same reason was given as to why it should remain in my parents linen press, as I grew up. I recently asked my mother for it and her first question was “why?”.
“Because it’s mine and I don’t want it to spend eternity in a cupboard where no-one can enjoy it.” was my response.
Lo and behold, it formed part of my 41st birthday present last month! And still the concern that my cats might destroy it.