All the rooms have been redecorated over this period and I don't just mean wallpaper and paint..I mean re-wired, sometimes new windows, re-plastering and so on.
The bedroom was the last thing to be done.
In 2005 it was completely stripped out..this is what it looked like then and we were still sleeping in it.
So you will understand that I may have gone a bit over the top when choosing the new things.
I indulged myself. I make no excuses. 20 years was a long time to wait.
400 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets. Lace pillowcases. New feather pillows and duvets, a mattress cover and a cover for the mattress cover.
All topped off with a one hundred year old hand quilted white and cream quilt from the Antique Textile Fair.
A lovely cream carpet with a big unnecessary extravagant rug on it.
I love my bed.
After 3 years I am still very grateful that I have such a lovely bedroom.
But I happy to report that , we will be spending a few nights in another bed.
In another place, where there is a lot of this.
Very cheap middle-of-the-night flights have been booked. A little Greek house has been reserved.
House sitting friends have been organised.
Now I just need to lose three stone.
Or take my big wrap.
Don't forget I will be making the draw for the brooch tomorrow, Saturday. Leave a comment on the previous post if you want to be in it. (And you can leave one here as well if you like)