Ebay UK: The New Crack

Good Lord. My eBay habit is already so bad I think I'm getting carpal tunnel in my right hand. I don't always buy, but I love to look at the random crap. But now I'm doomed because on Design Sponge's list of top shopping sites designer Abigail Percy called UK EBay a "treasure trove" and I had to check it out. And oh yes, it is indeed. I bought this duvet cover for my bed for around $39 with shipping. (But if husband asks it was from Kmart and cost $14.99.)


They have been using duvets in England forever so the selection is cheaper and more varied. In order to find a pattern this nice in the States I would have had to spend big money. At least here in the Midwest, land of solid forest green duvet covers. (Of course now that I have said this Target will come out with a version.) I hope it's as nice as it seems. I'll take a pic when I get it.

10 comments:

aimee / greeblemonkey said...

That's purty.

judi said...

Oh... my..... gad........ I.... have..... to........ have..... one ..... just...... like.... it.

I love it Lotta.... man! I'm in need of new bedroom stuff in the worst way and this is the Mack.

The set I'm using is from Target from the Shabby line and I love it but it's been almost 4 years since I bought it and I need new. I'll have to sell my body to the night to come up with 39 bucks but hey..... it's worth it!

Thanks for the tip and I sent your girl something today that I promised ten batrillion years ago. Nothing fancy.

Andie said...

nice!!!! looks very "west elm"

nikki said...

Ikea sells duvet covers (with pillow shams!) for $20! I love them. They have kid designs too, which makes puke cleaning much easier and cheap to have a spare cover for such occasions!

Lisa said...

So pretty. And the dress you spoke of in that last post! Sounds AMAZING! I bet you looked so fabulous!

Tilly said...

Ha! That makes a change... I'm a Brit, and I'm always looking for stuff in the US, because the pound is so strong against the dollar at the moment. Sometimes it works out cheaper for me to buy something from the US, including shipping than it is to buy it in the UK!

Queen of the Mayhem said...

I am completely addicted to Ebay. When I sat down and put all the paypal payments in my checkbook the other day....OUCH! :)

I am currently under a self-ban...my account can't take much more auctions!

Lotta said...

I can't wait for it to come!

Andie said...

so did it come in yet? I'm curious how it looks.

Lotta said...

It came in and I love it - I just need to wash it and get it on the bed. Then I'll take a picture.