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Friday, July 22, 2016

Lust for Linen

I have always championed crisp white cotton bed linen with as high a thread count as your budget can stretch to. But I have to confess to having lustful thoughts of late. I blame Pinterest! I did a search on pure linen bed linen and I've now become smitten with the idea.

There is something about it that oozes lived-in luxury, crumpled elegance, laid back style and faded glamour that I am finding irresistible.  One enthusiastic pinner compared sleeping in a bed with linen sheets to floating on a cloud, wrapped in cashmere! Well, wouldn't we all like to be doing that!

It conjures up ideas in my head of lazy lie-in's, breakfast in bed, snuggling with kids and dogs and husbands (well maybe just one husband). Relaxed living at it's best. I wonder if I succumb to some of this linen whether I will start getting breakfast in bed?

The thing that I'm not so sure about is this - if I get some for my bed - will it look like these beautiful, stylized, artfully creased and crumpled images, or will it just look like I'm a bit of a slag that couldn't be bothered to make my bed properly?  

It definitely isn't a neat and crisp bedroom look.

And if I indulge, do I stick to white or should I choose some of the gorgeous pastels, greys and naturals instead?

 It seems that there are more questions than answers!

Thoughts please.....

Till next time

Sharon x

Monday, July 18, 2016

About Time - Daniel Wellington

My High School English teacher always used to quote this line from an Andrew Marvell's poem ....

But at my back I always hear

Time's wingèd chariot hurrying near ... 

The late Mr Marvell clearly had quite a romantic view of time, picturing it as a "wingèd chariot".  I see it more as a great big armoured truck, bullying me through the day.  

I always seem to feel rushed and pressured, glancing at my watch 100 times a day. It's not something I'm proud of, but it is what it is and it's not likely to change until my children leave home. What I have decided, though, is if I'm going to look at my watch that often, it better be a good looking watch! And that is where Daniel Wellington comes into the picture.

I was lucky enough to receive one of their elegant watches recently and I couldn't be happier. It is everything I love in a watch. Classic, slim-lined, with a simple white face, a rose-gold casing and a brown leather strap. Perfection!

The style I chose is called the Dapper St Mawes, but I would have been happy with any of the other styles as well. There are choices of rose gold or silver casings and black, dark or lighter brown leather straps.

There is also the stripey Nato strap where you can have interchangeable versions. I was quite drawn to this style thinking it would be great for when I play tennis or go sailing. But then, I remembered that I don't actually do those things. It is very appealing, though. Maybe I should take up tennis again, just for the watch!

The brand is equally appealing to men and women and is available in a few different size faces.

IF YOU are interested in purchasing a daniel wellington watch, visit their website. roses and rust readers qualify for a 15% discount valid until 31 august. so don't delay. WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE WATCHES UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL

 Use the discount code: rosesDW

 If you would like to see the watches up close and personal

here is the store locator link

Till next time
Sharon x