Thursday, 23 September 2010


I love my bed. It's a good bed. It's the bed that we purchased when we were first married. It's the bed that my children have all slept in at some point or other. It's the bed that they still creep into at night-time if they manage to catch me at a weak moment (I'm getting increasingly better at shooing them away - even when I'm still half asleep) And, well, you see...I just want a grown up bed now. I think I'm ready.

I want a bed made for silk nighties and romantic novels...

I want a bed that I can eat chocolate and sip champagne on...

I want a bed that justifies wearing my drawer full of pretty underwear...

Maybe something glamorous, with a pop of colour...

Perhaps slightly French looking...

Or something dramatic that looks good with crisp white sheets...

Definitely something that "Daphne" would look good lounging on.

And above all, something where decade old stripy pyjama pants (mine) and 3 sticky fingered kids (also mine) are definitely not allowed...

I WANT A STATEMENT BED! Watch this space...


  1. Hi Mrs Sutton,

    Here's hoping you find your *perfect* bed! It makes a huge difference. I'm so inlove with our bed. One downside is that I have to tear myself away in the morning - never an easy job!!

  2. OHHHHH!! I LOVE them all....if I had to choose one I think it would have to be...bed No 4 (but not in yellow) or Bed No 2 (but not in gold) or the last one (just as it comes)....VERY difficult!!!! Can't wait to see what will be your Statement Bed....:) (ahhhh, and LOVE the picture of the lovely nighties and the chocolates etc...:))

    Love from rainy Suffolk (actually, this is the sort of weather when going to bed with a steaming cup of hot chocolate in the middle of the afternoon would be the thing to do....if only...!)


  3. What you need is an "all-in-one-bed".
    I can not decide what is the best of all you show us.
    I wish you a lot of fun! N.

  4. ~*Beautiful beds and bedrooms! Thanks for stopping by my blog and always leaving such sweet messages! Hugs, Rachel :)~*~

  5. Sounds like you are definitely ready! We want to see the purchase when it happens.xx

  6. An outsider's observation ~ you may want a new bed, but the old bed has definitely made a statement: family, love, home. Well done.

  7. Oh la la! I love them all,with a particular soft spot for the second photo. For the bed ,but also for the chocolate and champagne drinking! I'm such a gourmande!!:)
    As you know this is also my new project.......I have the wallpaper , quite similar to photo 2 for my statement wall. Now where to get the statement bed?.......such a big decision really.
    Oh and I love susy 's comment she is so right!!

  8. Dear Mrs. Sutton, I know that it says much more about me than it does about you but I do not want a statement bed. I shall of course, be very happy for you when you have found and installed your statement bed but for me I really just need something comfortable to sleep on. After too many decades of the antique brass, complete with china ornamentation and iron springs, it is time for a bed without a statement, particularly the statement I make each time I sleep on it....." why do I not have a comfortable bed!!"

  9. Ha ha, Fifi Trixibelle, love it! Those beds are gorgeous, I am trying to decide what to do with our headboard, these are some great ideas! I agree, I want something luxurious! So happy you stopped by Little Blue Deer so I could find you, so happy to be your newest follower!

  10. My what pretty does one choose? Hmmm...I would pick the canopy bed. I always wanted one when I was a little girl and that is a beautiful grown-up version :)

  11. GoodMorning Mrs Sutton!!! :)

    So pleased to hear that my recipe is appealing!!! And it really really is SO easy! And with this one you are not looking for pretty - which makes it even easier, I find!! Good luck - would love to hear how it turned out!

    :) Slept like a log last night....I am not even sure if it rained...if it did, and if we did have the thunder & lighting I am annoyed! I DO love it to!!!!! Had to smile about your over-crowded bed...sounds ever so cozy!!!!!!

    Have a lovely day - almost the weekend -hope you have some nice things planned!!!


    Nicola x

    p.s. About the herbs in the bread -I gave the ingredients for the original recipe - but have in the past used whatever is around (but have always insisted on the spring onion!)

  12. Hi there,
    Well, I too love them all. I would have any one of them. A comfy bed is so important, but I do have to take the aesthetic side of it into considerstion too !!
    I hope that you find the perfect 'grown up' bed !
    Many thanks for your lovely comment. Siena is indeed wonderful and I would recomend it to everyone.
    By the way, I love your house. XXXX

  13. Those are all to die for! Perfect for all the things you want (and don't want!) There's something about canopy beds, especially, that just makes me adore them. I guess it's the fairy princess in me? Haha.

  14. Hello! I'm the artist behind the Ooh La Frou Frou Collection, Sandy. I just dropped by to say thanks for commenting on the new Ooh La Frou Frou Collection blog -- your blog is lovely & I followed it as well & will put it on my blogroll!

    By the way, Ooh La Frou Frou girl Tiffany left you a little note on the blog in response to your comment if you care to take a look!

  15. Hello! I'm the artist behind the Ooh La Frou Frou Collection card line & I stopped by to thank you for your comment on the Ooh La Frou Frou Collecction blog. Your blog is lovely & I followed it as well and will place you on my blogroll.

    By the way, Ooh La Frou Frou girl Tiffany left you a little note on the blog in response to your comment. Have a wonderful weekend!

  16. These are all so feminine and inviting!I think i have my perfect bed and i hope you'll find yours too:-). xx

  17. Very lovely.I love number six because of the lighting.I love the last one as well.

    Thanks so much for visiting me today and leaving a sweet comment.Do enjoy your weekend!~~Becky

  18. Go for it girl, get that bed that you dream of, it really is the only "me" space you get!

  19. I have a luxurious bed - the trouble is getting out of it each morning - am finding that's quite a task - lol. I adore all the beautiful beds above - I like the first image best. Do enjoy your Sunday.

  20. I'd just love a hug kind-sized bed with lots of pillow and a huge fluffy duvet that I could get lost in. Although if I did getting up in the morning would be even harder than it always is.

  21. I'll have the last one..just beautiful. Thank you for your lovely comment about my girls' room..Your blog is gorgeous and I like the way you write - very English and very relaxing. Rachaelxx

  22. Hello Mrs. Sutton! I adore your blog. It IS very relaxing. I could read it all day. I'm following..

    I will take beds, 2,4 and 6 please. =) Those beds are spectacular.

    Thank you for stopping by, I hope you visit again.

  23. Hi Mrs Hutton,
    Thank you very much for visit and coment in my blog.I'm very happy to have known yourself. Your blog is a place full of inspiration and beautiful images.
    Have a lovely new week

  24. So hard to choose, but I adore the all white in the next to the last image...dreamy. Your blog is gorgeous - so thrilled I ran across it this evening!! Must follow...

  25. Lovely, lovely images! However, the most wonderful bed in the world would be the Snore-Free bed. Whoever invents a bed that automatically detects the presence of one Snoring Husband & immediately silences him will be an instant Billionaire!!
    Millie ^_^

  26. Oh I so want one of these lovelies....I would never leave my bed!

    Thank you for visiting me the other day...I must say it is pure JOY over here...hugs for a great week.

  27. Hi Mrs Sutton
    wow.. what a gorgeous selection! It's hard to pick just one although the third from bottom ticks all the boxes for me :-)
    Beautiful blog !!xxxx

  28. Hello,
    How are you?
    I all of these beds... I think my favorite is the top picture.
    Your home is beautiful..... I love everything about it.
    Take Care
    I want to thank you for leaving me such a kind comment. It means a lot to me. Thank you

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  30. Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments on finding my dream bed - it's so lovely to read each response. Susy - you are SO right - my old bed has played such a major part in my family's life - I think that when it eventually goes, it'll probably only be a few yards down the hall... xx

  31. gorgeous collection and what a lovely blog you have!

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