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i'm looking for brightly colored floral flannel sheets, which used to be easy to find. it seems that all the ones available now and the past few years are in dusty or somber colors, or solid colors, and rarely do they have flowers except the antique looking sort. does anyone know where to get them? thanks! j
Garnet Hill - they have it all! Maggie
This is the wrong season to buy flannel sheets--you'll have to wait until late summer or early fall for a good selection. Two online/catalog stores that have good selections of nice cotton flannel sheets are Garnet Hill (http://www.garnethill.com/jump.jsp?itemType=PRODUCT=1=17267) and The Company Store. We have sheets from both. Garnet Hill's are nicer, but pricier. Wish I hadn't waited 30 years to discover the joys of flannel sheets
Well, this doesn't fulfill all of your request, but in case it helps: Garnet Hill has several brightly colored floral sheets, but they aren't flannel. R.K.
Try Company Store (companystore.com). They always have some brightly colored florals. They have company kids too-definitely you'll find some there. I'd also swear that LL Bean has bright colors too, but I could be wrong about that. Sierra Trading Post (.com) sometimes has those things
We're moving our 2 1/2 year old from his crib to a twin sized bed and I wanted to get him some fun sheets with trains on them. I'm having a hard time finding good quality all cotton sheets with fun designs. I've seen the ones online from Olive Kids but the reviews of them indicate that they are really rough and scratchy. Does anyone have recommendations for places to get sheets that are both fun and nice quality/soft? Thanks Sharie
Pottery Barn Kids has some fun designs in prewashed (soft) organic 100% cotton. Not trains, but lots of other vehicles, boats, planes, construction trucks. Of course, they come at PB prices, too. We have several sets of the Olive Kids sheets and I don't think they're scratchy -- in fact, I'd say they're soft. The ones we have are made out of cotton jersey, like a tee shirt. They have lots of fun designs - vehicles, rescue heroes, rockets, etc. FWIW, in my experience the kids care more about fun designs than about feel, anyway. :) I Wish Dino Sheets Came in King Size
http://www.thecompanystore.com/ I buy when it's on sale; good quality and no complaints from my texture-sensitive kids. Oh, and same with Ikea Mom of Two
The Company Store has high quality all cotton sheets with trains, and lots of other designs too. I have no association with the company, I just have their sheets. http://www.thecompanystore.com/parent/Bedding+Boys+Bedding/5002/E2C3X/ Karen
I have always had good luck w/ Pottery Barn sheets for my kids. I usually get sale sheets. They have fun designs and likely will have one you like. Fun sheets are fun for kids, something they will always remember cuddling up in! Good luck
When my kids were little, I had good luck with Company Kids, a division of The Company Store. Go to http://www.thecompanystore.com and click on the Company Kids thingy at the top.
When our kids were young, we bought a lot of Ikea bedding...very colorful, durable, and affordable! Kirsti
We recently got new beds at European Sleep Works with no flame-retardant chemicals and we're so happy! I now need to get some bedding for the two beds. Does anyone know if regular non-organic cotton sheets, or all cotton mattress pads (like from Target), have chemicals sprayed on them? Or, does organic cotton merely refer to the way the cotton was grown (w/o pesticides)? I'd hate to buy a non-chemical bed and end up with bedding treated with unnecessary chemicals. Jill
From what I understand, most fabric items sold have some kind of preserving or stain repelling chemical applied. This is to protect them from soiling before they are sold. I understand that the chemical washes off. We make sure our kids new clothes are washed at least once before they ear them. I would not be sruprised if sheets had the same thing. And you are right, organic cotton sheets may also be treated this way. But the good news is, you can wash sheets in hot water with soap and that should help to get rid of a bunch of those initial chemicals. There may be some manufacturers who don't apply such a chemical. That info may be very difficult to track down, and the person selling yo the item may not truly know. Also, the main advantage of organic cotton, in my opinion, is the benefit to the farmland, other environment, and farmers (all VERY important),and it does not provide much benefit directly to the consumer. In summary - get some cotton sheets that you like, wash them well before using, and don't worry about it.
Know where to buy organic cotton bedding at reasonable prices?? (Specifically, 2 sheet sets and maybe a duvet cover) I've looked at some on-line stores but I'm not sure of the quality, especially the sheets under 300 thread count. Thanks!
I just bought some organic sheets at Bed Bath and Beyond that were reasonably priced and are quite soft and nice. Sara
Can people recommend a reliable online retailer for good quality, 100% cotton bedding at not-outrageous prices? Earthsake is great, but waaay too expensive...and I have finally given up on the Company Store. The last time I ordered from them, they first sent the wrong size--I sent it back, and waited weeks for a new one in the right size. When I received the right size, the color didn't match what was in the catalog, so back it went, along with a request for a different color altogether. It has been a few weeks since I returned the item, and I just called to check on the exchange process. To my chagrin, they told me I should be receiving my new comforter cover any day now--minus the shams, because they have been discontinued in that color!!! No phone call or email to ask if I still wanted it...Eight weeks after the transaction began, no duvet cover on my new Company Store comforter... Aargh. Anyone have a favorite online store for Company Store-like merchandise without the grief? I don't have time to go to a storefront and shop. Thanks!
naked comforter needs cover...
Try overstock.com They have all kinds of stuff for good prices. You may or may not find what you want but it's definately worth looking; I got a black leather back pack/purse from them last year for $25.00 and I love it. Good luck. also Land's End has cotton bedding but I don't know their prices...may be pricey. internet shopper
Lands End - 'nuff said... SM
I have ordered sheet from both cuddledown.com and llbean.com and have been happy with both service and quality (both happen to be in Maine ?!?) I especially like llbean's flannel sheets. It is also good to watch out for the sales at garnethill.com. archiepug
My 2 favorite internet sites for bedding are overstock.com and eBay. Overstock.com usually has a great selection and good prices. eBay can be more work because you have to search for what you want and then bid, but I've gotten such amazing deals (and great quality!) that I had to mention it. Also, if you don't *mind* shopping, a store called Tuesday Morning (in Berkeley and all over Contra Costa County) is also fabulous. We actually stocked a high-end 5 bedroom vacation rental home between these 3 places and spent a lot less than we expected to. happy shopper
Try Eddie Bauer, LL Bean, and there's an outlet store on College Ave just about a block-plus south of Claremont (on the west side) whose name escapes me, but they have an online shop based out of San Rafael.
I've found Lands End bedding to be on par with Company Store. luisa
I've had great luck with bedding at Overstock.com. The 2 sets of sheets & comforter cover I ordered have all been very good quality, high thread-count, and inexpensive. anon
try Garnet Hill (www.garnethill.com) - their bedding is really nice quality but also a good value. good luck!
Garnet Hill (www.garnethill.com) has bedding with integrity, reasonable prices and good service. kw
We're about to re-decorate our 5-year old daughter's room, and don't know where to shop for high-quality linens in patterns for kid's, other than Pottery Barn Kids and Goodnight Room. Any suggestions, in the East Bay near Berkeley? Even out towards Walnut Creek, or San Francisco would be fine. Thanks! Marilyn
If you are open to catologues or web ordering - try Company Kids http://www.thecompanystore.com/defaultkids2.asp or the Warm Biscuit Company http://www.warmbiscuit.com/. Both have a great selection. The Warm Biscuit Company is quite pricey, but the things are really beautiful and one of a kind. Also Land of Nod has a wonderful selection http://www.landofnod.com Good luck kristi
Here are two Web sites with nice bedding: Companykids.com (part of ''The Company Store'')and http://www.olivekids.com/ Valerie
Try Garnet Hill catalog. They've got a website, too. Alison
Is that Laura Ashley store still in Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek? I think that's just what you're looking for!
My son is getting his first twin bed and I'm looking for some fun sheets that do not contains commercial characters. Has anybody seen any nice sheet that have fun stripes, zig zags, patterns, objects, or anything like that? thank you! cat
I saw some cool sheets at Ikea with ants on them. Might sound itchy, but they were cute, I thought, and a simple black and white. They also have some bedding with a castle and knight theme (blue and white portcullis design on sheets). anonymous
Try IKEA first - if you find something you like it would be very reasonable. Also, Garnet Hill has some great things, also Company Kids (both Catalogs) Pottery Barn Kids has nice thing too - I saw some great sailboat bedding, also checks good luck kristi
Try companykids.com. Sheet themes that boys might like include trucks, dinosaurs, baseball, hockey, trucks, outer space and airplanes. Stephanie
I've seen some good ones in pottery barn. They often go on sale. good luck
We found sheets and a quilt for our 2-year old boy at Target. The sheets are jersey knit, with a colorful print of cars, trucks, tractors, etc. The quilt is what sold me though, it's a brightly colored affair, with 6 panels, each showing a different car, plane, bus, etc. Target also sells matching accessories, like pillows and rugs, but we didn't feel the need for these. Good luck! anon