Fitted sheet, Flat Sheet, pillows with cases, bedspread with pillow shams, Identical twin doll of our Cat Coco on one pillow and Micky Mouse on the other pillow and a Steiff Fox, then you might find our Cat Coco laying across the bred.
a double bed with a wool blanket on top of the mattress, and a single cotton sheet on top of that
a double down filled duvet with polycotton cover that I change now & again
a single synthetic pillow with a polycotton pillow slip that serves as a liner, and a cotton pillow slip on top
the cotton sheets & pillow slips have been in the family for years
No extra covers, throws, cushions of any kind
In winter I sometimes use a top sheet, a wool blanket, then the duvet, but more likely I’ll wear warm clothes - fleece jogging bottoms, wool socks, fleece jersey
I can just about remember that when I was a toddler I had big Teddy, Little Teddy, and Larry the Lamb, but they went years ago
I always use a quilted cotton mattress cover and a fitted cotton sheet, usually white, on my double bed. I put my pillows in quilted cotton pillow protectors and usually use white cotton pillowcases - sometimes I use duck egg blue, which blends with the pattern of my curtains.
I’m just betwixt and between Summer and Winter, so I haven’t put a duvet on yet. In Summer, I use an empty white cotton duvet cover instead of a sheet because I like a slightly heavier weight than just a thin cotton sheet. Now it’s getting cooler, I keep a duck egg blue light fleece blanket folded at the bottom of the bed so I can pull it up if it gets chilly in the middle of the night.
I guess when we get into October, I’ll start putting a duvet inside my duvet cover - I usually start off with 4.5 tog, then go on to 7 tog and 10.5 tog as Autumn turns into Winter - with the rising cost of heating, I might end up stuffing two duvets inside the cover together to keep warm!
I do have a couple of silk duck egg blue cushions with beaded fringes which decorate the bed in front of the pillows during the day and a mallard called Peter who perches in front.
Peter is a jellicat duck - he was a gift and I’ve had him for many years but he has only been allowed on my bed since I moved into this house because his gorgeous teal and duck egg blue colouring match my new bedroom colour scheme perfectly!
To be honest, I find fancy cushions and decorative stuff on the bed a bit of a nuisance - it all gets put on top of a wooden blanket chest at night, then back on the bed after I’ve made it in the morning. I rarely go into the bedroom during the day and nobody else does, so moving the cushions back and forth all seems a bit pointless, really!
It reminds me of a really funny sketch in a Dave Gorman show - I’ll try to find a video and post it, if you like - though I don’t want to de-rail your thread so I won’t if you’d rather I didn’t.
This teddy bear I bought while up in the west midlands, got some funny looks from other drivers moving down south on the motorway as it was strapped to the car front seat. The squirrel we got when we bought The Kia Sorento as a donation was given to Acorns Children’s Hospice
King single bed, double wool doona (duvet?), two pillows, fitted sheet, electric blanket and mattress protector.
All my other beds (there are two doubles and two singles for visitors) have down doonas, waterproof mattress protectors, fitted sheets and a couple of pillows each. Definitely no cushions or teddy bears to be seen
I must admit I may buy one of those, mine is a cheapo from Wilco, I have a furniture store here, only a couple of hundred yards from where I live, they sell feather down duvets, pillows,etc, I bought 2 of these from there ,also pillow protectors.
If I bought that feather down duvet,I would have to buy a duvet protector as well ,as they have to be dry cleaned I believe…