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Friday, 17 February 2017

Feathers or Polysomething?

Pillows, that is my subject today. I have changed my pillows umpteen times in the past few years.
In my childhood (that old chestnut) we all had feather filled pillows, with blue and white striped ticking covers.
They were deemed to be unhygienic and even said to cause or exasperate asthma.
Out they went and in came man made fillings, polyester hollowfibre, 100% polyester, polyurethane foam and the latest memory foam. 
Feather and down are still available at a price.
I have tried all sorts of pillows from a multitude of brand names and store branded. All have turned lumpy and bumpy after what seems a very short period of time.
My latest are from a well known brand and have been in use for about 4 months, they will be going out shortly. I am going to invest in goose feather and down and pray that they are as good as the ones that I slept on till the day I left home for college.

I must add that they do not go to landfill, I dismember them and the outer goes to be recycled while the filling is washed and dried and goes to someone who makes soft ornamental creatures.

On a Very Happy Note the postie just gave me a parcel from America. 
I have a shrewd idea what it is and will open it in a minute or two.

I will take photos and post about it tomorrow, there are 2 other things to share but neither as exciting as todays.

Time for a cuppa before opening my parcel and then getting Ben out for a walk.

                    TTFN                                              Pam 

24 comments:

  1. My husband (who had a road accident years ago and suffered bad whiplash) never finds ANY pillows comfortable, he, like you, has tried loads of different types and brands. I invariably have to have his cast offs when he decides he can't get on with the latest and simply has to buy another one.

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    1. I have found that even top of the range pillows are useless for me.

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  2. I have to have a feather pillow Pam. I love the squidginess and tucking it under my neck. The memory foam one I tried was like sleeping on a brick.
    Can't wait to see your goodies from America-x-

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    1. My memory foam lasted for all of 2 minutes before it was thrown out, as you say just like a brick.

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  3. Up to a few months ago we always had feather & down quilt and pillows. I started to get wheezy and coughed a lot at night so I swapped them all for synthetic filled and my problem has gone. (Plus I read some horror stories of how the other was obtained).

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    1. Thankfully I have never been "chesty" and never had problems with feather and down years ago.

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  4. I really have a very hard time finding a pillow I love. I don't even like feather or down filled ones. I suffer through lumpy pillow syndrome for awhile and then when I can not stand it any longer switch them out.

    God bless.

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    1. I am quite pleased that I am not alone in this, I had begun to think that I was to blame in some way.

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  5. We bought some anti snoring pillows for my husband, they do not work so we are back to feather and down pillows.

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    1. I am led to believe that the best cure for snoring husbands is a very sharp elbow. Or you can buy strips that go over the nose bridge.

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  6. I have a zip up cover for my feather/down pillows that seems to help contain the allergens...I love those pillows!

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    1. I was intending to make a cover but now I will search for one.

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  7. Luckily I like my pillows flat like a teabag, so I am happy with others' cast offs!

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    1. I wouldn't mind flat ones, you can stack them up but the lumps and bumps are dreadful.

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  8. We have feather and down pillows and duvet. I much prefer them to synthetic.

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    1. I am definitely going over to feather and down.

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  9. I use Baavet pillows. All wool. Made in Harlech!

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    1. Mmm,I will have to look them up.

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  10. I have a heck of a time finding pillows. I have to sleep on my left side due to the problem with my right shoulder. I found a 18 inch bolster pillow that does the trick. I am waiting for my poly/down comforter to get here. Supposed to be better than real down, though I slept on feathers for years too. Stay warm! We're being drenched here, cars falling into sinkholes, fire engines falling off holes in the interstate highway. It's going to be a long weekend.

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    1. I just had a look at the Baavet pillows. I may have to try making one myself, I collect lots of fleece just before the sheep go to be sheared.

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  11. Feather pillows are the best, I have found over the years

    Julie

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  12. I keep my pillows and use some of the fibres for stuffing toys or making cushions. I can't use feathers they cause me breathing issues, but we stopped buying cheap pillows years ago, as they say you get what you pay for.

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    1. I have paid extortionate prices for pillows and still they eventually turn to lumps.

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