October 6, 2011
A duvet cover instead of a comforter. The difference between the two is great, so today we learn about a duvet. Her'e an almost too formal description thanks to Idink Organics; A duvet (pronounced /du/ve?) is a type of bedding- a soft flat bag traditionally filled with down or feathers, or a combination of both and used on a bed as a blanket. Duvets originally came out of rural Europe and were made from the down feathers of the Eider duck, which is well known for its usefulness as an insulator.
Eiderdown is therefore used as a synonym of duvet, as is continental quilt.
During 1749, in Westphalia, an English travel-writer observed with surprise that Duvets reduce the complexity of making a bed, as it is a single cover instead of the combination of two sheets, blankets, and quilts or other bed covers, which was traditional in many parts of the world. Ralli quilt is a kind of duvet which is traditionally used in the Indian subcontinent as the bed-sheet and blanket. Beds equipped with duvets are usually covered first with a flat or fitted bed sheet and then afterwards with a covered duvet. The cover is called a "duvet cover" or a "quilt cover".
Nowadays, a duvet is sometimes filled with silk, wool, or artificial fibers (such as polyester batting or other artificial material). It is also sometimes referred to as a comforter, although comforters are primarily decorative while duvets are used for their warmth.
In the US, duvet may refer to a comforter cover rather than the down blanket itself. This is how the term is used by several large retailers:
"For those of you enjoying a down comforter, or even just looking for a change for your bedroom, a duvet could be the perfect answer. Since you will be placing your comforter inside the duvet, it is important that the appropriate size be selected."
The term Duvet Day is used in some countries to describe an allowance of one day a year when you can simply call work and say you're not coming in, even if you don't have holiday booked and you're not ill.
Maybe this was a little too much information for one looking to make a bed. But this is the stuff that she reads through while trying to make decisions on what to purchase. Now try mulling through all this info while working and mothering a two year old and you might not be surprised that she's chosen to use a sleeping bag tonight.
She Could Be a:
- State Fair Employee
- Kiddie Ride Ticket Taker
- Pediatricians Desk Assistant
- LabCorp Technician
She Could be Working at a :
- T.J. Maxx
- Dermatologist Office
- Coffee Bar
- Whole Foods
She Buzz Words:
Right Now She Could be:
- Sweeping the garage
- Cleaning Jewelry
- Filling her tires with air
"How much does my kids yearbook coast?"
She can bid on clothes owned by celebrities and support children's charities at www.ClothesOffOurBack.com
When vacationing with a pet bring a temporary ID tag that includes your vacation information.
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