So, what does a Cuddledown mom send with her kiddo to college for his bed? OK, I admit it, maybe I went a little overboard; a featherbed (‘cause college mattresses are flat and gross) with a nice waterproof mattress pad over that – just in case… and it will protect him from dorm room “ickys” (like dust mites-and with recent outbreaks of bed bugs – a little extra protection doesn’t hurt), a nice set of sheets (not only because the aquamarine was on sale…a good boy color…but also because, with deep 18” pockets, they’ll fit over all the other stuff and will wash easily…if he washes them! I hope he washes them), a down comforter in “blanket warmth” (he’s a heater so a down blanket, being lighter, is perfect, and aren’t dorm rooms usually warm?) etc…etc…etc… Yes, there’s more but I’m already embarrassing myself! Or am I? He, too, thought I was nuts until all the kids on his floor wanted to test out his bed and (if I may just brag) who’s the most envied on his floor? My guy! So, I ask you…what can Mom do to help her college kid get off to a good start? And make sure they sleep well…if they sleep? Maybe I didn’t go overboard after all! I’m going to be proud of myself until the first girlfriend comes around, right? What kind of bedding did you send your kids/grandkids off to school with?
Matti has been a devoted bedding snob since 1988. In addition to reading in bed and sleeping, she tunes & repairs pianos, has climbed in the alps & himalaya, and competed in a triathlon. Everything is done with completion in mind and no records being set (which means slowly-but-surely). She is proud mom of 2 and devoted wife, of 25 years, to another bedding snob.
So sorry to hear you're disappointed with your bedspread etc. Have you contacted Customer Service for a return? They will be happy to help you, and we will let our Product Manager know about your review.Danielle on: Have your say
Re: King Charles Matelasse Product Disappointment. I've recently received a new bedspread/coverlet/shams for this brand. I've had an old set for 8 years, and they were perfect; real quality. This new set doesn't even begin to compare with what was offered 8 years ago. Quality has been severely downgraded. The new product is flimsy by comparison. The fabric weight is less than 1/2 of the previous product, and the weave is loose, not tight and substantial as the previous product. I would never order this product again, because I know the difference between what you did sell, and what you now sell. I would rather pay more and receive a true substantial, quality product. There's more to this than just superficial looks. Weight, tight weave, etc., mean a lot when you talk quality.Sherry Lundeen on: Have your say
An extravagant display of form and color, these happy, painterly sheets are delightfully reminiscent of an Henri Matisse masterpiece. Pure combed long-staple cotton. 350 thread count. Fitted sheet is fully elasticized for a better fit.Jon Sam on: It’s National Plant a Flower Day!