Monday, June 14, 2010

Cool: Saffron Marigold


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!

Happy Shopping and Happy Summer!!

18 comments:

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Love the photos. The line looks so perfect for summer. I'm off to pay them a visit! Thanks!

Laura Casey Interiors said...

So pretty, thanks for the source.

Callie Grayson said...

Wow, really beautiful! Thanks for the share. I have added them to my files!!
thanks!!
xx
callie

Sarah said...

Thanks for sharing! I love, love, love this company...first saw them in Better Homes and Gardens a year or so ago and couldn't believe how beautiful and REASONABLE the pricing is!! :)

Mona Thompson said...

Just beautiful. They just look so fresh!

Anonymous said...

What a great find! I just bookmarked the site. And I cannot believe how affordable the pricing is. You can't beat it.

I do have a question about the white fabric in with the geometric weave...what is that? I love it!!!

VR.

katiedid said...

Hello all! I thought you would like Saffron Marigold! I am really happy with the product I got.

VR...Hehe! That is my Jonathan Alder bedspread. I am not sure they carry it anymore. I wanted another one and they did not have it. Maybe they will carry it again someday!

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Katie,
Thanks for the intro. Great picks for summer! I too love your bedspread/coverlet!!!

brilliant asylum said...

Thanks for sharing what looks to be a great source!

casey at loft and cottage said...

Thanks for sharing all the details and telling us about the quality. I love their designs and would not hesitate to buy now!

sarah said...

thanks for sharing this! i love the background on the the printing process!

ghost chair said...

this is incredible - what amazing skill. looks like a lot of fun, too!

Claudia Juestel / Adeeni said...

Thanks for sharing your experience Katie, which is quite impressive service for their price point. I came across them a while back, but have not purchased anything yet, so I am glad to hear how easy they were to work with.

Seeing the process was also a treat, as I always appreciate old-fashioned craftsmanship with beautiful results.

Cheers,

Claudia

saffronmarigold said...

Katie,

Thank you so much for the lovely lovely post. We all at SaffronMarigold are thrilled. A special thank you from Demetrio, he is the one who does the packing!

Cheers

Archana

Hello Lover... said...

Coco & Kelly did a giveaway of one of their table linens a few months ago - their work really is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I would love to see your finished room!

VR

Susan M. Jamieson, ASID said...

I love linens! That's for the source.

Leigha said...

Oh - textile lust!