Monday, September 20, 2010

When Things Come Together

These days I get ridiculously excited about anything I am able to complete.  I am, of course, using "anything" sorta liberally - I'm not suddenly jumping up and down, squealing with excitement when I drain the last of my water bottle.  No, I'm talking about completing something that I have hoped for, undertaken, put together, worked on, dreamed about and finally am able to see finished.  I step back, breathe it all in, and work to let it fill up some of the large space inside me that still is aching to be filled by bigger things that aren't yet happening.

One of these things I've just finished is the bedding set for the king size bed Jason and I purchased several years ago.  We bought the bed when Jason was mobilized overseas so - although he saw pictures and approved the choice -  it was really me who hunted it, bought it, and got to be the first to settle into the vast reaches of comfy mattress space that is a king size bed (after one is used to a queen/full).

Following the purchase of our new king size bed, I began to haunt websites for cute and well priced bedding.  Then - success! - Pottery Barn had a close-out on some duvet covers and I zeroed in on a blue one along with four matching shams.  Alas, it was not to be and if you missed it you can read the whole sad tale of this unfortunate duvet and our misadventures on craigslist in this previous post (um, click here).

Amazingly, after "feeling, owning and letting go" (mantra swiped from my Auntie Ellen, thanks Auntie Ellen!) of the disappointing duvet, everything worked out as planned.  I did indeed sell the lackluster duvet (and four matching shams) to a very nice and remarkably un-psycho-like craigslist buyer and THEN: I found - while shopping for something entirely different, yes *quite* by accident - the One, the Exactly-What-I-Always-Wanted king size bedding set at Kohl's.  I quickly ran it past Jason and gained his approval and through the following months I stalked the Kohl's website and when sales occurred (or Kohl's cash) I leaped to action and slowly pieced together a spanking new bed set.

And I'm ridiculously pleased to say I now have the entire (and when I say "entire" what I *really* mean is totally open to adding additional cute, matching pillows) bedding set covering my fabulous king size bed.  I tell you, it's a treat to walk into my bedroom and see my beautiful bed.  I step back, breathe it in, and nod slowly.  There's no better feeling that that feeling you get when things just come together.





7 comments:

Gina said...

Beautiful! Patience paid off, it looks great! wi

Gina said...

opps, added some extra letters there. the hazards of commenting with kids in your lap :)

Jen Rouse said...

OOh, I do love that red. I love how you say you're still open to cute matching pillows. I have never been a decorative-stuff-on-the-bed kind of person, but now with my new bedding set (which has already has two decorative pillows in the same pattern as my duvet, plus a blue throw at the end of the bed) every time I walk by it, all I can think of is how good it would look with MORE pillows in coordinating colors!

Rebekah said...

Love it. Does it motivate you to always keep it made?

Eva said...

Cute! With a capital C!!

Eva said...

Ok, when I read what I wrote it sounded so "cutsy" which is not what I ment at all! I mean it looks so good and put together. It's very attractive and I love it!

bluecottonmemory said...

I love it! I bet the kids love it, too! You need to put mine together - LOL! Your choices would make Pottery Barn envious!