I have a beautiful old flowery quilt that reminds me of my favorite decorating book of all time, with its patterns of mint green, pink roses and tiny bluebells and overall vintage appeal. It’s gotten incredibly soft and ragged over the years as the backdrop of many memories: the in-between blanket of choice for changing seasons, countless days and nights wrapped in it watching movies, reading or cuddling, in all the various homes I ever lived in. So when I tugged it up lightly last night and heard a ripping noise- my grandma got this for me in the mid-90s after all- I knew it was finally falling apart. (Plus, a guy friend recently told me, upon seeing the quilt, “I can’t decide if you’re 30-something or secretly an 85-year old lady.”)
Rather than buy a new quilt, I’ve decided to get a white or beige duvet to spruce up a comforter I already own. I love romantic, unexpected touches, so the lace trim on this Tencel Ruffel Duvet has major appeal. I would also consider the super cozy, ruched Rita Ruffle Comforter. The unique flower-looking pattern of the Savannah White Duvet is inviting enough to make me want to take a flying leap into this bed (despite the somewhat catalogy-looking stock photo).