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Monday, August 18, 2008

I Wonder How Many Angels Had to Die in the Making of This Bed?

I never knew how much I needed to have a beautiful bed in my life...


I never knew how big a difference existed between average sheets...and lovely sheets...


I never realised that seven pillows on a bed--ridiculous though they are--could soothe me to sleep...


A headboard never seemed all that necessary before--let alone a foot board to match...

Let's just say...

I've never lived until now.

Headboard/Footboard: $30.00 from Craigslist.
Extra brackets on bed frame so headboard would stop squeaking: Free labour.
Bed skirt, sheets, pillow cases, duvet, duvet cover, quilt, and one million pillows we'll never use: Gift from mother in law.

Sleeping like a queen for the rest of my life: About $250.00, all said and done.

*[Bet you thought I was going to say "Priceless," huh?]*

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20 Comments:

Blogger Cristin said...

Alright you've inspired me. I am going to look for a new bedroom set or headboard on Craig's List. I hate ours.

August 18, 2008 at 10:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Millie,

Love it!!! It's simply beautiful. I can't wait to see it in person in a couple weeks...

August 19, 2008 at 8:38 AM  
Blogger Kim and Jason said...

Wow what a score on the headboard & footboard! They're so pretty! Congrats on the new bed, I love it!

August 19, 2008 at 8:44 AM  
Blogger Raygon said...

beautiful. you are lucky to have found such a deal.

August 19, 2008 at 9:01 AM  
Blogger HeatherPride said...

That's awesome!!! I love a beautiful bed. I really do think it just relaxes you so much more.

August 19, 2008 at 9:33 AM  
Blogger Kristi K. said...

That looks so cozy!! I wanted to run and jump in it and mess up all the pillows!! ha ha :)

August 19, 2008 at 10:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That first picture is amazing.

bRAD

August 19, 2008 at 12:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lovely, I was almost sent into slumber just looking at the pictures. ~A

August 19, 2008 at 1:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a steal! truly gorgeous

August 19, 2008 at 4:19 PM  
Blogger jeff said...

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August 19, 2008 at 4:59 PM  
Blogger Geneva said...

pretty pretty pretty! Nice sheets are worth every penny on a lazy Sunday morning.

August 19, 2008 at 5:54 PM  
Blogger Zach and Whitney said...

Oh Camille You are so lucky. How come I can never great things on craigslist? Your bed looks absolutely divine.

August 19, 2008 at 7:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's a question for your list. Why do numerous comments commend your clever craigslist action, and only one the ever generous source of ALL the bedding...your DEAR mother in law? And, i assume, the free labour of your dear husband?
Apparently i'm not the only one here with agenda.

August 20, 2008 at 12:03 AM  
Blogger Raygon said...

what kind of camera do you have? you always have clear pictures.

August 20, 2008 at 9:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you ever thought of being a photographer? You're quite talented.

August 20, 2008 at 10:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you ever thought of being a photographer? You're quite talented.

August 20, 2008 at 10:04 AM  
Blogger Nunes Family said...

I want to know where your mother in-law got that bedding? Its great.

August 20, 2008 at 1:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i so agree, nunes family. gorgeous colours, textures, a stage set for a queen. mother in law seems to have great taste. though i wonder if her and camille picked it out together. i get the sense they do like to shop together.
one way or another, it's a beautiful bed, fit for royalty. I especially like the strong presence of the wooden headboard and footboard. i wish mine were that nice.

August 20, 2008 at 8:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(and i don't even have a headboard or footboard. though sears is delivering a matte black steel railing type headboard this saturday, coincidentally. i'm so excited. should fit in well here. i looked for something in big beautiful wood, but i think it would overpower my small bedroom.)
yet again, inspired by the master(s).

August 20, 2008 at 8:51 PM  
Blogger The Lowry's said...

I have always wanted a bed with tons of pillows like that. I should go out and buy some huh?
I love your headboard. And the fact that it was such an amazing deal too. Hmm maybe I need to look on Craigslist.

August 20, 2008 at 10:09 PM  

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