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You’re Invited: Book Signing With Local Author Prissy Elrod!

Join us this Thursday, May 15 from 12 noon-2 pm at Bedfellows (1495 Market St) for a book signing with Prissy Elrod, author of the recently released memoir Far Outside The Ordinary.140329203209_prissyelrod far outside the ordinary

The memoir, set here in Tallahassee, tells the story of Elrod’s attempt to save her dying husband: how she exhausts both Western and Eastern treatment options, hires in-home caregivers to aid her family, and eventually comes to feel like a spectator, observing events far outside the boundaries of her once ordinary life. It’s a book about heartbreak and hardship, about a community banding together, and about love and second chances.

We’ll post updates about the event on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

To learn more about Prissy and Far Outside The Ordinary, visit prissyelrod.com.

One-Day-Only Spring Trunk Show, Thursday, May 1st!

We hope you’ll join us for our Spring Trunk Show, Thursday, May 1 from 10-6 at Bedfellows. Come shop for Mother’s Day and graduation gifts, prepare for summer travel, and get solutionsSpring Trunk Show collage to all your laundry problems! Door prizes will be awarded throughout the day.

The Spring Trunk Show will include:

Ex Voto Vintage Trunk Show: Heirloom necklaces, bracelets, and earrings created from antique pendants, keys, medals, and lockets. Designed in Montgomery, AL by artist Elizabeth Adams, Ex Voto Vintage jewelry appeals to mothers and daughters alike, making it a pitch-perfect Mother’s Day or graduation gift. Necklaces and bracelets are designed to be versatile, with a toggle that allows for combining pieces. Lockets hold special significance for the designer; those in the limited edition collection include a small brass charm inscribed with one of four blessings. Known for a look that’s at once timeless and fresh, Ex Voto Vintage jewelry is cherished for years and passed down through generations. A portion of proceeds go to The Cure Starts Now Foundation for pediatric brain cancer research.

cinda b Trunk Show: Handbags, travel bags, and accessories known for combining chic, modern patterns with functionality and durability. Made in the USA using the latest poly/nylon fabrics, cinda b products are water-resistant and machine-washable. Atlanta-based designer Cinda Boomershine launched the line in 2004, and it has since become one of the fastest-growing bag and accessory companies in the country. With a wide variety of travel bags, handbags, tote bags, beach bags and more—plus accessories like wallets, sunglass cases, cosmetic and jewelry organizers, and smartphone cases—cinda b products make stylish, durable travel essentials as well as great Mother’s Day and graduation gifts.

Laundry Tips & Tricks With The Laundress and Le Blanc: Find solutions to your toughest laundry dilemmas! Learn how to make washing easier, safely remove stains, keep sheets from turning yellow, and keep towels soft with advice from the country’s leading makers of high-quality laundry and fabric care products.

We’ll post updates about the Spring Trunk Show here on the blog, as well as on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

 

You’re Invited: Join Us For A “Lunch & Learn” With The Pillow Bar on March 27!

Pillow-Bar-Lunch-and-Learn-v2Come learn about sleep habits, the benefits of down, and The Pillow Bar’s unique process of creating customized down pillows

Want to learn how you can get better sleep? Join us at Bedfellows (1495 Market St) on Thursday, March 27 from 11 am to 2 pm for a “Lunch & Learn” with Peggy McCormick of The Pillow Bar, the nationally-recognized maker of custom-made down pillows. McCormick will talk about creating healthy sleep habits, the benefits of sleeping on high-quality down, and the unique Pillow Bar process of making down-only pillows personalized according to sleep style, frame size, and age. Drinks and light snacks will be served. The event is free and open to the public.

The Pillow Bar concept is that a pillow should be custom-designed with a fill that is soft enough yet supportive enough to allow the head to fall naturally in line with the spine. Pillows are filled with clean, fine, white European down and come in “soft,” “medium,” or “firm”; each pillow is then covered in all-natural cotton. Custom embroidery is offered at no extra charge. Each pillow protector includes a French lavender sachet, providing an aromatic “sleep trigger” which promotes healthy sleep habits. Customers can place orders at Bedfellows and the personalized pillows ship within 48 hours. On March 27, Bedfellows will offer a one-day-only special on Pillow Bar pillows: buy one pillow for 10% off, two for 20% off, or 3 for 30% off. In addition, all pajamas will be 50% off.

Based in Dallas, TX, The Pillow Bar was founded by Merrimac Dillon after a years-long search for “the perfect pillow.” The company has since gained national recognition as the country’s leading manufacturer of luxury pillows, garnering such devotees as Whoopi Goldberg and Marie Claire magazine’s Nina Garcia. The Pillow Bar has been featured in numerous publications and TV shows, including The Wall Street Journal, The View, NBC Today, and Fox News.

Check back for updates about the event here on the blog as well as on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram!

Update: Enter our Pillow Bar Instagram Contest for a chance to win a Pillow Bar Bon Voyage Travel Bag stuffed with a Jetsetter Mini travel pillow and a hand-woven pashmina (worth $150!). To enter, follow bedfellowstallahassee on Instagram and “like” the contest photo! Good luck!

Text BEDFELLOWS to 90947

Want great offers from Bedfellows Gallery?  Text BEDFELLOWS to 90947.
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A visit to Bedfellows is a delight for the senses – filled with the smell of fine linens, candles and potpourri . . . . . .

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Known for offering fine, luxurious bed and table linens for 35 years, Bedfellows continues to expand our affordable and unique home accessories and giftware selections. Offering popular items such as lanterns for housewarming gifts, fun place mats and casual table top items, there is wide selection of products under $25. We are your perfect “go to” gift shop!

The selection of upscale table linens, sheets, pillows, blankets, and towels is the most extensive in Tallahassee. We offer such brands as Pine Cone Hill,  Peacock Alley Linens, Sferra Down pillows and blankets, Seda Candles, HomeSource Microfiber Towels, Crabtree & Evelyn and much more!!

Bedfellows also specializes in creating exceptional bridal registries and corporate gifts. And as always, our signature gift wrap is complimentary! Our knowledgeable staff is ready to assist you with all of your home and gift-giving needs.

Sign up for great offers from Bedfellows Gallery by texting BEDFELLOWS to 90947.*

Fresh smelling towels for summer…

Summer is officially upon us and here in sunny Florida the humidity is sweltering already. towelsfresh towelsbedfellows is a shop full of beautiful, quality linens and – as our customers say, “we love the smell”. Yes, bedfellows smells great from the moment you enter the front door.

This week we’re focusing on towels and getting you ready for this summer season! Wet towels don’t smell good, and their lingering odors are not pleasant and can be easily eliminated.

Everyone uses a boat load of towels throughout the summer and we want you to be ready! Whether by the pool or down at the coast, wet towels get thrown in a pile and the smell can be a bit daunting. Traditionally, even after the laundry – that disgusting odor lingers.

Let us fix that for you and make summertime laundry a breeze… or at least smell like a breeze!

  1. Choose from our wide selection of colorful towels;  HomeSource micro-cotton quick-drying prevents those unpleasant smells.
  2. Machine wash towels in our Towel Wash and you’ll enjoy that fresh smell all summer long.
  3. Choose from several sizes to suit your family needs.

Bath 27 x 54
Hand 16 x 30
Wash 13 x 13
Body Sheet 34 x 70
Shower Towel 30 x 60
Shower Towel 30 x 60

  1. Add a monogram and get ready for the water!

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New Bedding from Sferra

Cossa Collection – Beautifully uniqueSferra spring 2013

Couture-level detail and design sets this ensemble apart. Our chamois-soft Italian-woven Celeste percale bedding takes on an entirely new look with Cossa’s special embellishments rendered in a soothing palette of colors. Moorish inspired geometric designs are lavishly embroidered in a pointillist manner, dot-alongside-dot, creating a subtly dimensional effect. Each bed linen item has unique stitch patterns in a beautiful contrasting hue, whether sheets, cases, duvet cover, or sham. And mix-and-match accessory shams of White Celeste stitched with color add another elegant design layer to beds dressed in sophisticated style.

Fitted Sheets offered are Celeste fabric in Cornflower, Lilac Ash, and Silver Sage.

Fabric: 100% Italian spun Egyptian Cotton Percale with embroidery

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Care Points: Machine wash in warm water, gentle cycle. Use non-chlorine bleach as needed. Wash dark colors separately. Tumble dry on low heat or line dry until slightly damp. Steam iron on “cotton” setting on reverse side of the fabric.

Bedfellows is Showcased at the Southern Living Model During the Parade of Homes!

In northwest Florida, it’s a May tradition whether rain or shine, to tour the Tallahassee Builders Association  PARADE OF HOMES. This year is no different and thousands of viewers flocked to see beautiful new construction to make offers, discover new design ideas and just enjoy a spring weekend out and about. The drizzling rain did not dampen the crowds.

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bedfellows is pleased to be featured in the Southern Living Home at 3004 Thomasville Road, brought to you by The Naumann Group and built by Pittman’s Custom Construction. The kingsize bed below is layered with luxurious bedding from the finest manufactures available today. The bed consists of the following:

Pine Cone Hill Lyall Fossil Sheet Set
Pine Cone Hill Interlaken Matelassé in Fieldstone
Pine Cone Hill Imperial Damask Double Boudoir
DownTown Metropolitan Duvet
DownTown Metropolitan Euro Shams (3)
DownTown Metropolitan King Shams (2)

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Metropolitan Duvet, Euros, and Standard Shams:
Smocked-Detail Metropolitan Puckered Pillow Shams. Supremely stylish shams uniquely feature contemporary floral smocking and softly textured three-dimensional gathers for volume and tons of dimension making it the focal point of any bedroom. Luxurious 100% long-staple Egyptian cotton in classic white. Available with envelope closure. Create a wonderful mix of textures in soothing shades of white when coordinated with any of our beautiful bed ensembles and matelasse bedding items.

With vigilant eyes and experienced hands DownTown Co. crafts luxury bedding using superior, award winning luxurious materials without exaggerating thread count. The fine linen company encourages customers to focus less on thread count and more on the other quality indicators (fiber quality, yarn size, finishing and construction). They believe you will get a better, more comfortable product that truly represents quality and value.

Pine Cone Hill adds a layer of textured sophistication to the bed with a gorgeous, toasty Interlaken Fieldstone Matelassé.
It goes-with-anything woven, textured cotton matelassé bed skirt in a range of rich, saturated hues. 100% stonewashed cotton coverlet. Machine washable

SHEETS:
Graphic embroidery punches up a classic white, 400-thread-count sheet set. 100% cotton, exclusive of decoration

DOUBLE BOUDOIR:
Imperial Damask Platinum, 100% cotton, 15×35

Other simple features from bedfellows within the show home include:

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Parade of Home listing #24 is the 2013 Southern Living model home, located at 3004 Thomasville Road on Vason Lane. The home features all of the latest energy efficient building materials. The home has custom brick work, a grand foyer with inlaid wood detail and gas lanterns. The formal dining room has a 15′ dome ceiling and an open bean ceiling can be found in the library. The large family room opens into the kitchen with a brick fireplace and wood beams. Other nice features include an outdoor living room, a custom gourmet kitchen and an entertainment room on the second floor.

4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths
Extravagant brick detail
Gas lanterns
Real hardwood floors
Lcyene insulation
50-year shingles
Custom brick fireplace detail
Custom ceiling details
Private in-town enclave
Over 3,500 sq ft heated and cooled
$659,900

2013-05-11 14.10.25 You’ll find our information cards throughout the custom home and we’re always glad to assist in making your design dreams come true. For more information, call the shop at 850.893.1713 or email lisa@bedfellowsgallery.com . Visit the showroom for more beautiful bed, bath and table linens, home accessories and gifts. We’re sure to please!

Significance of the Felder Cross & Sparrow Pendant

This LuLu 18″ necklace features the Felder cross and Sparrow pendant.  These 18K gold-plated pendants are cast by US artisans exclusively for Lulu 18 felder cross and sparrow pendantExVoto from original antiques discovered by our designer, Elizabeth Adams.  The Sparrow pendant is approximately one inch square.

The Felder cross is named after a beautiful street in the historic Garden District of our hometown, Montgomery, AL.  The sparrow pendant is a nice reminder that “His eye is on the sparrow, so I know He watches over me.”

The ExVoto Vintage collection is made in the USA and our gold-plating is 2-3 times the US standard thickness.

All ExVoto pieces come with an ultra-suede drawstring dust bag for travel.

Enjoy our trunk show Today & Tomorrow! A perfect gift for Mother’s Day.
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The Inspiration behind Ex Voto Vintage….

  • TRUNK SHOW

We are pleased to be Tallahassee’s exclusive retailer for Ex Voto Vintage Jewelry. And with Mother’s Day right around the corner we are hosting an Ex Voto Trunk Show this Thursday through Saturday, May 2nd – 4th at our 1495 Market St. location. Sometimes our Mother’s Day shopping elves need a little help getting pointed in the right direction and we want to make it easy for them.

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  • WHAT IS EX VOTO?

Ex Voto is based on classical design, yet it is in no way predictable. It is vintage patina expressed in a way that is current and  fresh. Each piece of Ex Voto is as individual as the woman who wears it, and when  she sees the one for her, she is smitten. She feels as if she has found a treasure.

Ex Voto jewelry designer Elizabeth Adams grew up surrounded by art. Her family home was a revolving art gallery of her father’s paintings and her mother’s hand-woven textiles. She was taught to see the beauty of the Creator in all things and, on those lazy Southern summer afternoons, to “go do something creative.” Her inspirations, now and as a youngster, are often found in things from the past. The house in which Elizabeth was raised was built in the 1920’s and is but a few blocks from the Montgomery home of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald.  Time spent in the antique shop owned by her best friend’s mother was where Elizabeth believes she developed her eye for antiques and the deep appreciation for that warm patina that comes only from time.
The architecture student, turned educator, turned jewelry designer continues to find vitality in creating. Creating beautiful paintings with watercolors, hand sewing for her children when they were young, always needing to keep her hands busy.MG_0196-1024x682

After her youngest child died from a brain tumor, her hands needed busyness to bring solace. Elizabeth began layering paints and mixing different media, such as vintage jewelry and brass pieces, and this became her outlet. The collages brought focus, creating one from many. Changing the format became healing. This “pushing it around”, as her father would say, led to revelation; her collages looked more like jewelry. So, she sat down at her dining room table and began creating necklaces from vintage pendants, keys, medals and lockets. Lockets hold special meaning for Elizabeth. When she was born, her father’s mentor gave her a beautiful locket that contained a blessing, “May your life be as beautiful as you are”. Elizabeth knows that life is not always easy, but it can be beautiful.
And so Ex Voto, which means offering of gratitude, was born. As Elizabeth’s friends, and a few strangers, complimented her on these unique pieces she was creating, she began making necklaces to sell. The dining room no longer could contain her growing business as all pieces are handmade, and so she opened her studio and showroom in 2011.

Each Ex Voto piece is hand made in the USA and a portion of each sale is given to The Cure Starts Now Foundation for pediatric brain cancer research. A small brass charm inscribed with one of four blessings comes inside the lockets in the Ex Voto limited edition collection. The Couture to Cure collection is a special collection made from pieces chosen by Elizabeth out of her private collection; all proceeds from the sale of these pieces go to The Cure Starts Now.

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Chamber Award Finalist

2012 Finalists - Health & Wellness

We are proud to be a member of the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce. The continual leadership and support the Chamber delivers is worth so much to our small business.  This year we are most honored to be named as a finalist in the Chamber Awards 2013. Small business is hard work, but we love what we do and we love our customers. Thank you Tallahassee!

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