I am always surprised at how happy new sheets make me. The sheets from spring 2009 only lasted about 18 months before they had to be replaced, but the 2011 sheets that went on the long, long journey are still going strong. And Bob's Star Wars sheets will probably last forever, because I don't put them on that often ... mostly his birthday and Father's Day. :)
I got these new sheets on sale at West Elm, because I wanted a second, non-gallactic-battle option. They are so sweet. They have a white background, with little navy and light-blue flowers sprinkled all over them. It's a cotton that feels good, too. However, the quality of the sewing on them is not great ... it is completely wonky in a few places, and the hems are thin ... so they may be short-lived, like the Sheets from Spring 2009. We'll see. You get what you pay for. But I'm very happy with them right now. Love of pretty floweredy cotton sheets on sale beats out the need for sheets to last forever.
I like seeing all these patterns jumbled up together when I'm making the bed. :)
There are the remnants of muddy dog paw prints on our headboard that happened when Violet chased a fly in the front door and straight onto our bed and up the wall. It was hilarious but I was mad, all at the same time. That happens so much with kids and pets. But love of living things always beats out love of stuff, thank goodness. :) I need to rent a Rug Doctor with the upholstery attachment to get it all out, and I still haven't done that. Gross. Sorry, dear readers.
I got Bob this print from Ideal Bookshelf for our anniversary in December, right before Christmas. My local framers messed up the matting (it's supposed to be the same thickness all the way around -- they're usually quite good, but a temporary holiday employee was helping me and their computer software was new and she was struggling with what I wanted, bless her heart, and I was in a hurry because I had to pick up Claire from school and I should have double-checked that she understood ... it was doomed to fail, really ... I blame myself) but I didn't notice until I got home, and then Bob was so happy about it that I decided to be okay with it. Love of people being happy on their anniversary beats out love of perfectly matted artwork.
In fact, he is so happy about it that I think it makes up for the lack of constant Star Wars sheets. :)