Is it irrational to buy a new quilt cover because it matches the top you brought? No? See, now that is why we are friends!
It was an impulse buy when I hit the post Christmas sales. I was on a high after a successful gift card shopping spree: You know that feeling you get when it all falls into place and you get exactly what you want AND it’s on sale?
I don’t shop often, but when I do I find it difficult to get exactly what I want, then I get cranky because I don’t want to compromise, so to find everything I wanted had the same effect as downing a couple of glasses of bubbly on an empty stomach. I was swanning though the shopping centre, proudly swinging my new shiny shopping bags feeling a million dollars with a dopey grin on my face.
Not only did it match my new swanky casual but smart top, it was in the colours that Crazy Cat Boy had been hinting he’d like towels in. That made this lovely quilt set at 50% off a sign from the shopping gods. I’d been resisting the change in towels as this is a big thing for me – I carefully coordinate my bedroom so it matches all the towels, tea towels , cushion covers and napkins throughout the house (Yes I have a problem, no I won’t be working on it. Matching stuff is just who I am. On hearing that I had gotten a cat, the first thing Cousin Wendy asked me was “does it match the couch?”*).
So on my next washing day, think of me as I gleefully change the “red/grey” theme for the new “blue/grey**” one. I’ll still be wearing that big dopey grin as I slip on the European pillow covers.
*For the record no he didn’t and 18 years later he’s still dropping fur on stuff he doesn’t match.
**Ikea had perfectly matching cushion covers on sale when I dropped in there this week, so naturally I’m also the proud owner of new covers as well, so it really was a sign! 😉