What irritates you Monday is a meme thought up by Delores from TheFeathered Nest.
Here, on a Monday, we get a chance to vent our little, or not so little, things that irritate us.
It doesn't have to be something on that particular Monday, it can be anything that irritates you any day of any week.
Today, my irritation is....
Fashion trends in Bed Sheets.
I don't buy homewares very often. I'll use things until they die a natural death, such as falling to pieces in the washing machine, like a t-shirt of mine did recently.
I was very sad, I loved that shirt....had it for close to 20 years.
Back to the sheets.
My sheets are probably 12 to 15 years old. I have three sets and they are all getting thin enough to see through.
So I'm shopping around for new ones.
And here is my problem:- I want quite specific colours that will tone nicely with my quilt cover.
Which I also love and it's 17 years old.
A little faded, but not at all worn.
I've visited four stores so far looking for the colours I want.
A certain dusky pink, a certain sage green, a certain buttery beige.
Every store has sheet sets in calm neutrals or wildly patterned designer looks.
But not in the colours I'm looking for.
And when did sheets get so damned expensive?
I did find one of the colours in a very upmarket store, but not the size I need, and the sheet set was $399.
Holy cow!!! That's two sheets and two pillowcases. For almost $400.
Made by the same company that made my quilt cover set, so of course the colour matches, but I'm not paying $399.....
The company has a factory outlet store very near my home and I'll check there tomorrow.
If one of the colours is available, maybe the other two I want will also be available, and maybe not quite so expensive as in the upmarket shop. I'll even ask if they can order the colours in the size I need.
Other than that, there's nothing much I can do except settle for near enough is good enough, when really, it isn't.