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Pillows

Several weeks, many of you gave me advice on pillow shopping. At one point since then, I went to John Lewis, but didn't feel I was getting enough advice on how to buy pillows. I was really feeling deeply ignorant about the subject, and wanted informed pillow expertise more than a good bargain for this particular purchase this particular time.

So today, I went off to an outlet of The White Company and spent half-an-hour discussing and trying pillows with an informed pillow person. She could explain the benefits and downsides of each pillow and how they worked on their own or in combination with other pillows. After discussion, experimentation, and price-tag consultation, I ended up - to my surprise - buying two pillows, both for me: a very soft one to put on top of a fairly firm one. I loved how they felt together in the store, and I'm looking forward to trying them out properly tonight!

P.S. I loved the Hungarian goose down pillow. It was like sinking down into a cloud of lightness. But I wasn't quite up to paying £90 for a pillow, however fabulous. Even if I do spent a third of my life in the company of pillows.

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rjw1
Feb. 14th, 2007 04:55 pm (UTC)
its how i have my pillows. one for support and then one for comfort.
owlfish
Feb. 14th, 2007 05:08 pm (UTC)
I've always thought that sleeping on two pillows would make it way too thick. It's not true, if you have the right two pillows.
rjw1
Feb. 14th, 2007 05:24 pm (UTC)
depends on how you sleep. i sleep on my side so need a lot of thickness to support my head.
aca
Feb. 14th, 2007 05:11 pm (UTC)
in the company of pillows

This needs to be a book title, I'm just not sure of the subject matter.
moon_custafer
Feb. 14th, 2007 05:37 pm (UTC)
The White Company and spent half-an-hour discussing and trying pillows with an informed pillow person.
Now I'm picturing Sir Nigel, et al, selling pillows in their tunics and helmets and things. Samkin Alyward did have a thing for feather beds.
arcana_mundi
Feb. 14th, 2007 07:39 pm (UTC)

zomg hee!

This really needs to get turned into a short film.
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