My New Duvet and Shams!!
I am so happy to have stumbled upon a bedding line called Saffron Marigold while searching for a new duvet cover and shams for my bedroom. I was online and googled "Indian Bedding" when I found them. The name alone was conjuring up beautiful exotic images in my head. I was hoping that the company was as good as it looked when I ordered what appeared to be the perfect Summertime bedding. I chose a black on white paisley pattern.
Saffron Marigold's pretty stationary
Let me just say.....I am extremely impressed all around. Saffron Marigold emailed me a confirmation immediately, and the next day emailed me that my items had been shipped. Two days later (I had asked for standard shipping) my package appeared (granted, I realized when ordering that the company is based in Petaluma, California....I'm only a couple of hours away...but still!!). It beat the Crate and Barrel bedding I ordered by two weeks!
When I opened up the box, a handmade paper envelope made with Marigold petals caught my eye. So pretty. Inside was a beautiful card printed with the company's logo with information and care instructions inside. What an impressive touch! Details like this make my day. I would not hesitate to have a box like this delivered to my clients.
The duvet and a just as impressive. I expected the block print on the front to be like the photo on the website. But I was pleasantly surprised by the small blue paisley print on the opposite side. So fresh and pretty! I feel like I got two looks in one. Really great quality and the fabric is really nice. Best of all....the pricing is right where it should be....fair and affordable!
Two thumbs up!!!
Here is a little background and some of the other prints available from Saffron Marigold.
Carving a Wood Block
Indian fabrics are printed using a wood block method where detailed patterns are painstakingly carved into the wood.
Here is an example of a particularly intricate pattern.
Many of the patterns are in medallion forms like this one, and the pattern I chose for myself. Others are all over patterns like the one below. Almost always there is a decorative border along the edges, and bedding is printed to the size of the duvet or sham, so there is a border along all of the edges.
Here is just a sampling of what can be found at Saffron Marigold.... You are bound to find something perfect for summer!