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Love in a cold climate ( my blankies)

post #1 of 18
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The UK has, in the past 20 years or so, taken on board the duvet and thoroughly dumped sheets and blankets.

Having fond memories of being tucked up tight in my sheets and blankets as a child. ( One cannot be "tucked in" with a duvet) I decided to enjoy some retro sleeping gear.

No shops in town stocked blankets, so ancient relatives donated some and now my duvet is under my bottom sheet, making the matress uber sqidgey and i'm a happy bunny. ( I'ts well below freezing now and i dont have my man to keep my feet warm ) (he's still in Dubai)

So what do you prefer to sleep in Blankets v duvet's
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post #2 of 18
blankets. Much easier to adjust to the proper comfort level with regard to what the weather is doing. No cold spots either.

Phil
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post #3 of 18
Definitely duvet.
post #4 of 18
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True. And its soooo much easier to make the bed
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post #5 of 18
Blankets, I can add or remove as needed. I also heat with wood pellets/corn so my house is rarely colder than 74 :lol:
post #6 of 18
We use a down comforter - like a duvet but with stitching similar to a quilt to keep those goose feathers where they belong ( I guess they actually belong on the goose ) therefore no cold spots. We set the thermostat to 60 degrees at night so sometimes we add a blanket.

Willie
post #7 of 18
Blankets! Multiple layers of blankets!! As MaryB noted they can be added or removed as needed. We don't heat the upstairs part of our house which is where our bedroom is.
post #8 of 18
Duvets, every time - I can't bear the weight of blankets wrapped round me.

Dooners rule!:lips:
post #9 of 18
I prefer a comforter. I can't stand to have anything tight around my feet and sheet's tucked in with blankets always felt like it was pulling down on my feet and so heavy. We each have a separate comforter to sleep under and that works out great. No stealing the covers in the middle of the night and I can bundle myself up until only my face is sticking out and no little air pockets around me. lol It is aggravating when making the bed but I can just stick our sleeping comforters in the closet and throw the "good" one on the bed.

Edited to add: We have a waterbed. In summer, we turn the temp down a bit but in winter, we turn it up so the bed is warm and cozy. I will stick my pjs and pillows under the covers before I take my night time bath so they're warm.
post #10 of 18
Best of both worlds. n Florida neither, in New york electric blanket warmth without weight.
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post #11 of 18
I dont' tuck either. I like the foot freedom
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post #12 of 18
im a duvet girl . just love them , at Bruces house we have single kingsized ones (one each) on the bed that way we both have our own at home i have a giant queen one which is great , both are just lovely and snuggly
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post #13 of 18
No tucking in this house... feet deserve to be free!

It's coming up summer here, so we'll just need a sheet soon, but for winter, I layer it up. Duvet, then blankets on top. I like the weight of blankets, but don't want to be imprisoned by the tuck.

The bed's a mess by morning, but its comfy :)
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post #14 of 18
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really surprised there are so many non-tuckie-in-types out there.
Must admit the foot freedom issue is a good point, But only the first nightafter the clean sheets are on, till you've sqidged the covers the way you like them.
I never tighten the bottom of the bed till next sheet change day
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post #15 of 18
I never tuck in the sheets or blankets, I like to hang a foot or two out to cool off :lol:
post #16 of 18
Recently my wife's sister sent us this really nice quilt. Here in the northern hemisphere winter is approaching, we have some cool nights, but summer still tries to hang on for a last few desperate gasps. In other words, temperatures at night vary a bit.

Currently on the bed is a sheet and the new quilt. It is too warm to be covered by the quilt, too cold to be covered by only the sheet. My wife seems to be happy under the quilt, but I fuss and shuffle a lot.

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post #17 of 18
feather comforters were pitched when my kids proved allergic, we went to non-feather duvets.....quilts and wool blankets....one my dad got in Newfoundland years ago as trading blankets. And a thick wine striped single wool very very warm blanket with 1942 Army MD on it. Found at an estate sale, did not discover the date/origin until I got home.....made it all that more special.

We're having gorgeous weather.....the trees are all beautiful colors and the temp is 70's.....very bizarre for Nov. to have weather this temperate.
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post #18 of 18
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You just reminded me of a mirror i bought as a job lot at an auction. Just a basic chunky wood frame, but branded on the back is an E, a crown then R. Obviously from a royal household. I'm not a royalist, but it does make it a wee bit special now. I doubt its Elizabeth the 1st of course, but wouldnt that be something?? I'd have it on ebay like a shot, cos i'm just a money grubbing heathen.

I always thought army blankets were supposed to be awfully rough and scratchy. Good find
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