Son has new bedding; mom sleeps easy

Published 11:09 pm Friday, September 22, 2017

I learned something this week.

When it comes to finding bedding with a masculine design scheme, options are slim.

My son has accepted a job offer in Tennessee, and in an effort to help him get things together for the move, I offered to buy him some new bedding.

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After years of college living and then a year
following graduation living in Madison with his dog lounging on the bed
with him, I figured a new comforter with a clean smell was surely in order.

For those who know me, I never would have allowed a pet on any bed, but these children of mine, they think differently!

On Wednesday, we made a trip to several of the stores here in Vicksburg on a quest to find something suitable.

I saw several viable options, but my design style is simple, tone on tone. This is another area where my children and I differ. 

Unlike me, they enjoy some pattern and color in their décor. So, the nice solid color comforters that were on sale for cheap at the outlet mall were ruled out.

We continued the search and checked at a couple of other stores that have reasonably priced bedding. I was not about to sell the farm for a comforter that George, the dog, would also be enjoying. That’s when we began to realize our choices were limited.

However, for those who like floral patterns, your options are plentiful, and for the husband that can tolerate his wife decorating the room in satin, there are also several selections. But, when it
came down to just finding a good old cotton comforter with some bright colors that a guy could feel manly sleeping under, nada.

There were several plaid patterns available, but these styles were too reminiscent of my son’s college days, he said, and he was ready to find something that was a bit more sophisticated and adult looking, so our quest continued. At one point, my son even asked one of the department store clerks if they made bedding that was not feminine in style. Finally, the only solution I could come up with in the limited amount of time we had to secure bedding was to take him to a store where I knew a comforter would be out of my price range.

My hope was that we could look at their displays and come up with some ideas of how to make those nice comforters back at the outlet
mall more appealing. I was certain a couple of throw pillows that had some bold colors would spice up a nice chambray colored comforter.

With that in mind, we made our way into the bedding section of the store. We browsed around for a few minutes, and then we saw it, sale signs for comforter sets. We rushed to the area in hopes there may be bedding my son would like,
and there it was, a queen-sized comforter (and two pillow shams) that were perfect. And they were severely discounted! I could not believe our good luck. My son grabbed the handle of the plastic case the comforter was in and we held on to it like it was a piece of gold.

In my mind it was gold, and I could now rest easy knowing that as my son starts out his new career, he will be resting under a beautiful new
comforter. I am not terribly excited George will be resting on it too, but hey, I am just the mom.

Terri Cowart Frazier is a staff writer for The Vicksburg Post. You may reach her at

About Terri Cowart Frazier

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Shortly afterward, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter at The Vicksburg Post and is the editor of the Vicksburg Living Magazine, which has been awarded First Place by the Mississippi Press Association. She has also been the recipient of a First Place award in the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest’s editorial division for the “Best Feature Story.”

Terri graduated from Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations.

Prior to coming to work at The Post a little more than 10 years ago, she did some freelancing at the Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time stay at home mom.

Terri is a member of the Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a lifetime member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and is a past member of the Sampler Antique Club and Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

“From staying informed with local governmental issues to hearing the stories of its people, a hometown newspaper is vital to a community. I have felt privileged to be part of a dedicated team at The Post throughout my tenure and hope that with theirs and with local support, I will be able to continue to grow and hone in on my skills as I help share the stories in Vicksburg. When asked what I like most about my job, my answer is always ‘the people.’

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