The Bedding Snob

Cultivating relaxation need not leave you starving for style …

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Special Offer: We’ll upgrade your shipping to 2-day

Looking to get a gift shipped for Christmas? There are only a few more days left to place your order but you can relax, we’ve got you covered.  As a special offer to our blog followers we will expedite the shipping on your *order* at no extra cost.

So how does it work? It’s simple: just place an order online at cuddledown.com by 1PM EST today, and you will receive 2-day shipping for the price of standard UPS ground shipping. Click through this post to activate your free upgrade. You will need to choose 2-day shipping at checkout and you’ll see the savings there.

You can view the official UPS Shipping map on our website for more information about the cutoff periods.

Happy Holidays!

*please note – certain over-sized items may be excluded from this promotion

Premium Brand Sale ~ 20% off Today Only!

You probably know us best for our delightful bedding – comforters, pillows and featherbeds, but did you know we also carry premiere brand name apparel and footwear?

And today you can save 20% on these customer favorites: FS/NY®, Born®, Hobo®, Pikolinos®Miraclebody® Apparel, Giesswein Slippers, Lilla P Apparel, Ramblers Way Apparel and more… shop select brands and save.

20% off select brands at cuddledown.com - one day only

One Day Only ~ Don't miss this chance to save 20% on our customers' favorite brand name footwear and apparel at Cuddledown.

*20% discount is reflected in pricing on site. Promotional pricing is in effect on our website until midnight PST on 12/6/12. UGG® and Calida are excluded.

Annual Pillow Sale – Ends TODAY!

Today is your last chance to save 20-30% in the Annual Pillow Sale. All of our pillows are on sale and we have over 30 to choose from. With so many to choose from you may need a little guidance, try our Pillow Picker to narrow it down and find your perfect match. We also have a Pillow Comparison Guide to help you find the Cuddledown pillow that’s right for you.

This is what one of our customers in Brooklyn, NY had to say about our 450 Thread Count Sateen Luxury Synthetic Fill Pillow:

The pillow of a lifetime!

I am a pillow-holic, a fanatic. I have every kind of pillow you can possibly imagine. On a weekend vacation I slept on these pillows at the hotel we were staying. I quickly checked the tag when checking out, ordered these pillows the moment I got home, and they arrived a few days later. I have not stopped talking about them, I am in love!

Loving your pillow is a great feeling! It makes us happy when we hear that you’ve found the right one. Don’t miss this opportunity to save on your perfect pillow in our Annual Pillow Sale.

Synthetic Fill 400 Thread Count Cotton Sateen Comforter – Cuddledown Product Review of the Week

I haven’t personally experienced our Synthetic Fill 400 Thread Count Cotton Sateen Comforter, but this review from one of our customers in Chicago has me convinced:

Heavenly!!

I purchased an Oversized Queen summer weight in whisper green and have used it daily for almost 4 months now along with the featherweight cotton batiste sheets. I cannot think of a better way to describe how fabulous it is to sleep between these pieces other than to say it is like sleeping in a creamy cloud. I am actually embarassed to use that description but it was my first impression 4 months ago and it has stayed with me.

It’s a bit bizarre because the comforter material and weight are so light that you almost can’t feel it on your body. There is no heaviness to it, which makes it very easy to move underneath the blanket and shift the big body pillow without fighting against the blanket, yet it keeps you warm. We keep a cool house (72). My husband runs hot and I’m middle of the road. The summer weight is more than warm for our home (in Chicago).

The whisper green is beautiful though it actually looks like a very pale blue. I have yet to see it as green. I was surprised when I first got the comforter but found the color so beautiful that it actually motivated me to repaint my bedroom to the lighter, airy color I had been wanting for a while now. THAT is how fabulous this comforter is … I restyled and repainted my whole bedroom to match the pale blue … and it looks great! :)

All this being said, the comforter can look a bit lumpy for lack of a better word. It’s not a problem for us, but for those seeking a smooth, maybe more refined appearance, this is something to consider. Also, I ordered the oversized queen and it’s too big for my standard queen size. Yes, entirely my fault. I was thinking it would be good to have a little extra comforter but it is in fact too much for our bed. The bottom corners hang to the floor and there is quite a bit of adjusting to balance both sides when making the bed. Not a criticism of the comforter, just a caution to those who (like me) may not focus on the actual measurements before ordering.

Without question I would recommend this to others and am actually considering this as a gift for mom.

This amazing comforter is handmade in USA by Cuddledown, it’s available in 6 sizes from Twin to Oversized King and 3 warmth levels including Summer weight. Made with Oeko-Tex Certified fabric to be free of harmful chemicals, the synthetic fill is hypoallergenic and clusters just like down. If you’d prefer down filling, we also offer a 600 Fill Power Cotton Sateen Down Comforter, made from the same 400 thread count 100% cotton sateen fabric. Both comforters are available in 11 colors that coordinate with our customer favorite 400 Thread Count Cotton Sateen Bedding.

With so many options we can be sure you find the comforter that matches your decor and sleeping needs. I’m not sure which combination I will end up choosing, but I will keep you posted.

“Pure luxury!” – Cuddledown pillow review of the week

Our Cuddledown Batiste 800 Fill Power European White Goose Down Pillow is available in four sizes and four firmness levels, with hypoallergenic fill and Oeko-Tex® Certified fabric to be free of all harmful chemicals. This wonderful pillow has received a number of reviews, here is one of our favorites.

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German Batiste 800 Fill Power Pillow - Made in USA

 

“Pure luxury!” – from a customer in Georgia

“I am extra picky about pillows, and have noticed that in the past 20 years a well-made down pillow is nearly impossible to find. So happy to have found Cuddledown. Well worth the extra price. These are pillows that will last!”

7 tips to properly care for Linen Bedding

Caring for your linen bedding can be a simple procedure; it doesn’t have to be Linen Stacktreated in any special way, but we recommend you take certain measures to make sure it lasts as long as possible.

Some things to remember when cleaning your linen bedding:

  1. Follow the manufacturer’s care instructions, washing/drying instructions can vary based on the stitching or the dyes used
  2. Try your cleaning method on a hidden area to make sure it’s the right method
  3. Never use bleaches or detergents with color brighteners, these can discolor and weaken your linen sheets
  4. Hand or machine wash with like colors, use mild detergent like our Fine Fabrics Detergent, in lukewarm or cold water on a gentle cycle, always be sure to rinse your linen to remove any soapy residue. You can wash in hot water but remember heat weakens fibers
  5. Don’t over load your machine, the more water the better
  6. To minimize the natural wrinkling properties, you may hang them on a line to dry or machine tumble dry on a low temperature or a wrinkle release setting, remove and fold the sheets promptly when dry. You may iron warm, if desired
  7. Try to remove any stains immediately after they are formed, as they get more difficult to take out the longer they set. We have a helpful article with quick steps to help minimize damage from stains, How to Remove Stains

Linen is a soft yet durable fabric created from the fibers of the flax plant and gets softer with every wash; it doesn’t pill stretch or loose shape. It’s hypoallergenic, moisture wicking and adjusts to your body temperature to stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter which makes it a great choice for any time of the year.

Shop our exclusives: Plain-Sewn Italian Linen Bedding or Italian Linen Triple Hemstitch Bedding

Growing Your Own Herbs

Growing herbs indoors

Fresh herbs are a delicious addition to your ingredient list, efficient and easy to grow.

There are lots of good reasons to start your own little herb garden on your window sill or outside if you have the space available for a few pots. Here are Top 10 Benefits of Growing Your Own Herb Garden from Gardening Know How.

If you are new to the idea or just looking for some helpful information, the Food Network Healthy Eats blog has a great post, How To Grow Herbs: Indoors and Outdoors.

It will be fun, you can even try something new like lemon basil or maybe chocolate mint.

 

Memorial Day Weekend Sale at our Freeport, ME Store!

Whether you’re a Maine resident or just visiting, don’t miss the opportunity to shop at our store in Freeport, Maine!
Memorial Day Weekend Sale 2012

Did You Know? Our retail store has an extensive collection of home decor items and gifts not found in our catalog or on our website. Shop for distinctive accessories and jewelry, soaps and candles, unique glassware, serving pieces and items to liven up your summer entertaining. Plus, you’ll find great discounts on our apparel by Lilla P, Ramblers Way and Miraclebody®. Click for driving directions to our Freeport store

Cuddledown’s Synthetic Luxury Support Pillow – Product Review of the Week

Synthetic Luxury Support Pillow at cuddledown.com

Synthetic Luxury Support Pillow at cuddledown.com

You’ll spend more than one-third of your life in bed sleeping or trying to get to sleep, so it’s important that you use the right pillow. We’re happy to hear that our Synthetic Luxury Support Pillow helped this customer get the quality sleep she deserves.

I can sleep again ~ from a customer in Lansdale, PA
All of a sudden NONE of the pillows I owned was comfortable. I sleep on my back and sides and this pillow works wonderfully. I am able to go to sleep now and no tossing and turning trying to get a bad pillow to work! Also love the fact that it is made in America. I am trying to be more aware of that so I can help put my fellow Americans back to work.

Cuddledown’s Centurion Towels – Product Review of the Week!

Centurion Towels at Cuddledown.com

Centurion Turkish Towels at cuddledown.com

Have you ever received a compliment that makes you blush? Here’s ours…please tell us yours.

The towels that dreams are made on
~
from a customer in Rural Southwest Wisconsin
My “beef” these days is that so many products are downgraded in quality because the manufacturer is more concerned about losing the “mass market” share because they will have to increase prices in order to maintain quality. I say, go ahead and charge what it costs to keep your quality and make a profit. Yes, these towels are pricey, but a perfect example of “you get what you pay for.”

Thick and absorbent on both sides, cheerful colors, no “pilling” or lint from washing. There’s nothing negative to say about these towels. My only wish is that there were shower curtains and toilet-lid covers to match. You can certainly buy these towels with confidence that they’ll exceed your expectations, especially if you didn’t grow up in the late 1950s and 60s when such quality was commonplace.

 

Spring is springing

Here in the northern hemisphere the March equinox marks the start of spring. What signs do you look for when spring is right around the corner?

It could be a familiar smell, more sunlight and longer day’s, the sound of the sugar maple sap dripping, or when the birds start singing earlier each morning and the pussy willows start to get fuzzy. Spring is a beautiful time of year in Maine, if you are planning a trip or have ever thought of visiting this great state then you should check out some of our favorite places and things to do in Maine.

Free Early Spring Tulip Creative Commons
Early Spring Tulip by D Sharon Pruitt on Flickr

Some tulips and crocuses were spotted this weekend, we’re hoping to see more flowers start sprouting and blooming soon. Please feel free to share some of the early signs of spring that you enjoy by commenting below or you can upload a photo and share with us on Facebook.

Last Chance Special: Free Overnight Shipping Upgrade

We would like to thank our blog readers and our online customers with a FREE upgrade to overnight shipping. To activate your free upgrade to overnight shipping, just visit us at www.Cuddledown.com and place an order on our website before 1PM EST today (12/22), and you will receive expedited 1-day shipping for the price of standard UPS ground.

This means that yes, you can still get your last-minute holiday gifts there in time! Please note that your shipping discount will be reflected in your shopping cart.

Happy Holidays from Cuddledown!

Disclaimer: Free Shipping Upgrade is UPS Overnight (1-Day). This discount offer cannot be combined with any other promotional offer. Promotion applies only to orders placed on our website on 12/22 until 1PM EST. To trigger promotion order must be placed by clicking through this post or entering the S. Code IS11UP1 on checkout. Appropriate upgrade must be selected on step 2 of checkout in order to receive the free upgrade. Promotion is limited to 1 time per customer and 1 time per order. Applies to items in stock only. Orders containing furniture, mattresses, rugs, wall art, featherbeds, mattress pads and toppers do not qualify for this free shipping offer. Not applicable to previous purchases. Free Shipping upgrade will be displayed on cart.

Free Upgrade to 3-day Shipping – Last Minute Gifts in Time!

Organic Cotton Hydrangeas Sleepshirt by Amadora

Amadora Sleepshirt @ Cuddledown.com

Need to get those last minute gifts in time for the holiday? We are offering our blog readers a FREE upgrade to 3-day shipping. So how does it work? Simple: just place an order on our website by 1PM EST today, and you will receive 3-day shipping for the price of standard UPS ground shipping.

To redeem your offer for a free upgrade to expedited 3-day shipping, just click through this post and place your order on our website by 1PM EST today, (12/20). Enjoy your savings.

Happy Holidays!

 

 

Disclaimer: Free Shipping Upgrade is UPS 3 Day. This discount offer cannot be combined with any other promotional offer. Promotion applies only to orders placed on our website on 12/20 until 1PM EST. To trigger promotion order must be placed by clicking through this post or entering the S. Code IS11UP3 on checkout. Appropriate upgrade must be selected on step 2 of checkout in order to receive the free upgrade. Promotion is limited to 1 time per customer and 1 time per order. Applies to items in stock only. Orders containing furniture, mattresses, rugs, wall art, featherbeds, mattress pads and toppers do not qualify for this free shipping offer. Not applicable to previous purchases. Free Shipping will be displayed on cart.

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