As a kid, I had duvets and I remember my mother making me a duvet cover out of Laura Ashley fabric, as a teenager. I wasn’t much into Laura Ashley then and I’m still not !
When my boyfriend-now-husband and I went on holiday together, to the cool fishing village of Mevagissey, I discovered that he’s a duvet hoarder. I looked at a contraption that passed a strap over you, to a plastic stand on the floor. I didn’t go for the idea of being strapped in my bed, at all.
He hoards and cocoons himself and I often have one leg sticking out of the bed, to get some airflow. This was going to be a big problem.
Looking at an upmarket magazine, extolling the virtues of some swanky hotel, I noticed that the posh hotels don’t use duvets. It seemed an idea worth exploring.
Until 2017, French mail order company Daxon, sold traditional wool blankets with satin bound edges, in a variety of colours and weights. La Redoute has taken Daxon over as a sub-brand, but it’s not the same, although La Redoute does sell a few blankets.
Chums is a more English version of the quirky and somewhat old-fashioned Daxon website. Earlier this summer, before the website had been set up, I bought a multi-function rechargeable 275rpm scrubber with three detachable heads. This means that short moi can scrub the tiling, without having to get on a step stool in the bath !
Chums sent me an email this morning, noting that I had been browsing the website. A bit creepy, but it offered me 10% off with a code.
Originally, a cream cellular cotton double blanket had been priced at £39.99 and in the sale this price was reduced to £34.99. The offer code took another £3.50 off. Postage is on the expensive side at £5.25, so the order total came in at £36.74. Not a very chic item but useful. Cream supersoft cotton cellular blanket, Chums.
Turned up today (03/08/18) and an even nicer cream than it seemed on the website. It’s also got an interesting hem (see bottom of the photo). Very pleased.
I like to think outside the box, so bought a Portuguese cream cotton matelassé bedspread from Guardian Reader Offers. Best Bedding Bargain however, was a cream cotton waffle double blanket from Harrods, for £37.50