I didn't have to think too hard about why the Whole Home Antique Floral Comforter Set that was originally $129.99 had hit the clearance rank at Sears for only $24.97. One look at the red and orange striped pillow shams with the huge embroidered flower in the corner was enough to make me shiver and say, "Yeesh!" instead of "Yes!"
But the pillow shams are just accent pieces on the bedding, and I'm terrible about coordinating my colors anyway if I'm left to do it on my own, so the "Yeesh!" pillow shams kind of fit me as a do-it-myself decorator. But there's no way I'm buying red and orange striped curtains. A little "Yeesh!" goes a long way to spice up my otherwise traditional and natural bedroom decor. And they're beginning to grow on me the more I live with them, sort of like "Yeast" now instead of "Yeesh!", but still not a "Yes!".
But the $25 price for this comforter set just stopped me dead in my tracks at the mall. I have yet to run across a comforter set before this that was anything less than $60 for the worst quality, and $130 is what I would have expected to pay for the overall fabric quality of this set.
Sears was having their bedding on sale this week anyway, with comforters starting from $20 and up. Having recently purchased a new full-sized bed frame at a yard sale, I drove up to Sears specifically to find a traditional & natural bedspread or comforter to match that bedframe style with the $37 that I still had in my pocket, and knowing that I would need something in a floral print. Although several different Whole Home patterned comforter sets are currently clearanced priced (and can be ordered from Sears on-line at that price), the Antique Floral pattern was a perfect style match for my bedframe. And the price was just unbeatable for two pillowshams, a bedskirt and an oversized full-size comforter.
The Whole Home Antique Floral Comforter Set is currently available in Full, Queen, King and California King sizes. The comforter is made of 50% linen, 50% rayon on the printed face, which gives the fabric a softer drape and feel than 100% linen would have. The back of the comforter is 100% cotton, and so soft to the touch that I just wanted to wrap myself up in it. The filling is 100% polyester, but it's a very thick and fluffy filling. The pillow shams are 100% cotton, and the bedskirt is 50% linen/50% rayon in the drop. Best of all, this comforter set is machine washable, an important factor to me because dry cleaning is so expensive. It's a little too big for my own washing machine but it fits in my mother's.
I wasn't really sold on the pillow shams, but I was totally sold on the comforter. Sleeping with it is so-o-o comfortable. I would highly recommend taking a look at the Whole Home comforter sets at Sears if you need attractive, comfortable, quality bedding at an attractively comfortable, clearance sale price.