I’m sorry to say, but my old goose down duvet has to go. There is a ridiculous amount of down and feathers that are flying around every time I change the duvet cover. And I have to admit, it’s getting a bit tedious having to vacuum “half the house” just because I want a clean bed 😉
In Norway the normal bedding exists of a fitted sheet that we sleep on, a down/feather or synthetic duvet, covered with a duvet cover, that we sleep under and a couple of pillows.
It’s not the norm like I’ve seen in US, to just sleep under a thin sheet, or sleep under a sheet that’s between us and the duvet/blanket. Because I don’t use that extra sheet, I change the duvet covers pretty often. So you can see how flying down/feathers is becoming a problem.
I’ve had my duvet for years, so it’s not really all that surprising it’s throwing in the towel. Thankfully I have an extra duvet laying around so I don’t need to go and buy another one (which is really good as they are expensive over here, if you want a decent one).
My dear duvet!
Today I have to say goodbye 😦 I’m sad to see our parting ways, because you have served me well all these years.
You have always been there!
To keep me nice and warm on chilly nights. You have been around for sad days and sick days, allowing me to hide under the covers. You’ve been around for snuggle days, reading or watching tv in my living room. You’ve even been outside with me once or twice, on beautiful winter days just sitting enjoying the weather.
You’ve seen me at my best and my worst, and you’ve followed me from home to home.
Sadly this is the end of the road for you. I would have loved to reuse you for something, but I’m not sure what that would be right now. Refurbish you is to expensive, compared to replacements. And you know that your goose down brother, who is “hanging” around in my closet, is chopping at the bits to come out to play.
So long, my trusted friend!
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Glad you have another waiting in the wings.
I like having a sheet under and over me . . . with a comforter on top. That way I can adjust the covers if I get too warm.
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I also use the sheet in between method as it is easier to wash a sheet than stuffing a duvet into its cover. Could you recover the duvet to stop the feathers escaping? My Mum did this. Her duvet is about 40 years old.
I get how it’s easier to wash than a duvet cover, but it’s not a common thing in Norway, so every time I’m at a place that use that middle cover, I get tangled up 🙂 I could refurbish the duvet, but it’s easily a 400 dollar job here in Norway… and I figured if I ever need a new duvet I can buy a decent one in the US for something like that 😉
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Interesting to read that you guys don’t use the middle sheet. I can’t stand that thing and my feet always get tangled in it, so I never put it on my bed and sleep under the duvet like you! 🙂
That is so funny, me to (tangled that is).
Yeah, Norway have never had a tradition for the middle sheet. The way it has been(as long as I lived any-ways) is duvet, pillow and flat/fitted sheet for the bed.
For anybody that are used to the american way, buying the bedding covers in Norway is different. Here the sets comes as follows; 1 pack of duvet cover with two pillow cases, and no sheets. The sheet you buy separate, and there is only one sheet in each package. You buy either a fitted sheet or a flat sheet to cover your bed. If you want a middle sheet, you would have to buy an extra flat sheet. So no sheet sets like you have in the US. Since I have an oversized queen comforter (bought in US) I also have bought most of my covers from the US, and I’m always left with that middle sheet as a “leftover” 😉
That’s so cool! I wish we could buy sheets like that over here. My extra sheet just sits in the closet!
Actually so does some of mine 😉 you see, I have a oversized queen down comforter bought in the US and I therefor have cover and sheets from US as well..
When I originally bought my oversized comforter a “zillion” years ago, I couldn’t get hold of duvet cover big enough here in Norway. It’s easier now, since I can get the right size at IKEA . But now off course, I already have several sets from there US 🙂 I believe I have gotten rid of a few of the extra sheets.. But I think I still have one or two left 😉 probably need to do something about that…
I like the letter to your duvet. Very creative 🙂
Thank you 🙂 I’ve done that on a couple of post before, it’s kinda fun switching it up a little. I’m glad you liked it 🙂