Wild peacock chase

We have been on a wild peacock chase that didn’t end up on the high street…

We know you’re not the kind of person who goes round looking in other people’s cupboards – we wouldn’t be friends if you were! But if you did look, you would find quite a lot of bed linen in ours. And there’s a reason why that coverlet is still in the dust bag it came in two years ago and has never actually been on a bed. It’s a good reason, too. Really. Just can’t think of it right now…
But anyway, we saw a fabulous duvet cover on Achica a couple of weeks ago. They don’t have them anymore because their sales only last a few days although they do have this rather lovely one from Kingsley


But the one we liked originally was a completely different thing with a very distinctive and dramatic design on it that included a peacock. Searching for ‘peacock duvet covers’ brought up things like this one from Sylvia Cook with a fantastic photographic reproduction of a peacock feather, available from here from Etsy. 


But the one we had in mind was a graphic design rather than a straightforward photograph. And we were sure that the designer’s first name began with a C and the second with an H… Clarissa Hulse  maybe? No luck with a peacock. The closest was this, in a colour called ‘kingfisher’. But a kingfisher is not a peacock.


Do you know, she we thought about it, the designer was almost certainly Italian. A search for Italian bed linen didn’t take us any closer.  Neither did a search for French bed linen.

Then inspiration struck. Once, when something was unavailable on Achica, we tracked down the same thing for sale on notonthehighstreet.com. And, do you know what? We searched for ‘bedlinen’ and there it was! The very one! The absolute same!



The design is called ‘Arrival of the Birds’and it’s by The Lyndon Company, who are based in the UK. So that’s why a search for a peacock design by an Italian or French ‘CH’ didn’t get us far! 

(Really, if you look at the top, in the middle, there are some peacock feathers. Seriously.)

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