Fresh as a Daisy: Adorable Spring Sheets & Facebook Marketplace Quincy Bed is finally in our room!


Fresh as a Daisy: Adorable Spring Sheets & Facebook Marketplace Quincy Bed is finally in our room!

Fresh as a daisy! Can you even handle how adorable these daisy sheets are? So delightful for spring —and a match made in heaven on my new-to-me bed!

After four weeks leaning against our fireplace in the living room, the Ethan Allen Quincy bed we found on Facebook Marketplace finally made it up the staircase to our room this weekend (thanks to some helpers we hired to bring it up for us).

I couldn’t love it more! When I would get cute new shoes as a kid I would keep them by my bed so I could see them as I drifted off to sleep. Did you do that, too? Now I get drift off to sleep in a cute new bed and curled up in my daisy sheets!

Fresh as a Daisy: Adorable Spring Sheets & Facebook Marketplace Quincy Bed is finally in our room!
Sources: Daisy Sheet Set // Daisy Shams // Beaded Chandelier // Blue Chunky Waffle Weave Throw Blanket // Ruffle Blue Ticking Stripe Pillow // Gray Coverlet // Patterned Rug

Even though we now have to make a few unexpected updates like new bedside tables and lamps, repainting walls and probably some other refreshes to make this all work, you can imagine how happy this whole turn of events makes me :).

Some people search for months or years for specific pieces they want, but I found my dream bed immediately on my first search for it. I wasn’t even planning to buy a bed right now, but it was meant to be. Serendipity. I need to start searching more often!

You can read my first post about finding the bed here.

Fresh as a Daisy: Adorable Spring Sheets & Facebook Marketplace Quincy Bed is finally in our room!
Sources: Daisy Sheet Set // Daisy Shams // Blue Chunky Waffle Weave Throw Blanket // Ruffle Blue Ticking Stripe Pillow

Minutes before I thought to look for the bed on FBMP, I was showing my husband this exact bed on Ethan Allen. Crazy, yes? I was making a dream mood board for our home and wanted to include this bed as a part of my overall style “vision.” So I had only shown it to him to ask if he liked it (he did) and which color he thought I should choose (we both agreed the robin’s egg blue felt right).

Suddenly at that very moment I thought to myself, you should search for it on FBMP. I knew it was a long shot, but WHAT IF? Dream big! So I typed in Quincy Bed Ethan Allen and BAM! there it was! My robin’s egg blue Quincy bed. I had wanted this bed for years, so I could hardly believe my eyes!

However, even though we got the message back that we could come get it, I knew it wasn’t going to be easy. This bed was in Canada (we’re on the other side of the border in the US) and we don’t own a truck.

And that was only the beginning of the challenges!

Many of you asked to read the rest of the story and the mishaps we faced, so I’ll share more that I didn’t share in the original post.

So here is the rest of the story — for you, my curious friends. 🙂

Fresh as a Daisy: Adorable Spring Sheets & Facebook Marketplace Quincy Bed is finally in our room!
Sources: Daisy Sheet Set // Daisy Shams // Blue Chunky Waffle Weave Throw Blanket // Ruffle Blue Ticking Stripe Pillow

For some reason we always forget to turn on the “roaming” feature on our phone when we go to Canada.

So I will say that our first challenge would’ve been avoided had we simply remembered to do that :).

Our car is old enough to not have any built in navigation features, but we were in a rented Uhaul that didn’t have one either.

As soon as we crossed into Canada, the map feature on our phone stopped working so we were instantly …. lost. Somehow after running around an outdoor shopping mall we managed to find a bank machine that was supposed to be open for 24 hours — but it was closed.

That meant we couldn’t get the Canadian cash we would need to buy the bed.

Not to be discouraged, we headed toward the the seller’s home (fortunately I had saved step by step directions so it was almost like the old days without a phone or computerized navigation hahah), but we had to go without the cash to buy the bed.

Fresh as a Daisy: Adorable Spring Sheets & Facebook Marketplace Quincy Bed is finally in our room!
Sources: Daisy Sheet Set // Daisy Shams // Blue Chunky Waffle Weave Throw Blanket // Ruffle Blue Ticking Stripe Pillow

The seller didn’t speak much English so we were communicating with her grown daughter over the phone. I had explained on our way to their home that the bank machines were closed. We began trying to find a different way to get her the money, which ended up being more difficult than we expected.

She originally said she didn’t want to use PayPal which would’ve been the simplest way to do this from the beginning, but eventually she agreed to set up her account so we could pay for it that way.

But after looking at the bed, we discovered a new problem. We couldn’t get the bed apart with the tools we brought! I was really starting to worry that we’d have to go home without it. My husband said at least I hadn’t paid for it yet, but I didn’t want to come so far only to go home without it!

So then we had to leave the bed and their home to go to Home Depot to find the right new tools. I’m surprised she trusted us to return. Thankfully she didn’t just sell it to someone else while we were gone!

Fresh as a Daisy: Adorable Spring Sheets & Facebook Marketplace Quincy Bed is finally in our room!
Sources: Daisy Sheet Set // Daisy Shams // Blue Chunky Waffle Weave Throw Blanket // Ruffle Blue Ticking Stripe Pillow

We found the right tools and finally got the bed apart. Now it was time to get the bed downstairs. The headboard was so heavy that the owner kindly offered to help us. She was probably worried we’d drop it down her staircase or crash into a wall, which honestly worried us a little, too ha.

She was a small lady but she stood on one side and I was on the other and my husband at the far end! We’re clearly not as young or buff as we used to be, but we somehow managed to get it down the staircase and into the rented truck.

Finally the daughter’s PayPal account was available so I could transfer the money and we could go home with the bed in the truck. PHEW! Perseverance.

By this point we had been in Canada for about four hours longer than we had planned. After a quick stop at Chipotle we made our way to the border and praise be, crossed over without incident. They did ask why we were in the country, what we bought and why, and they looked in the back of the truck to be sure we weren’t smuggling anything illegal in.

Fresh as a Daisy: Adorable Spring Sheets & Facebook Marketplace Quincy Bed is finally in our room!
Sources: Buffalo Check Curtains (chambray color, more color options) // Acrylic and Brass Rod // Bird Art in Gold Frames

I can’t imagine I would ever again go to this much effort for a Facebook Marketplace find, but all in all, our Quincy bed was worth it. Of course, if I found another great deal on something I loved this much you know I would do it all again! But the real question is, after reading this tale, would anyone in Canada ever sell to me again? Who knows.

My Quincy bed is such a charmer, I am so excited to have a piece I love so much!

And if you’re looking for some adorable, soft, organic cotton sheets, these sheets from Garnet Hill are wonderful! I am obsessed with their quilts too. Sources are below!

Have you ever discovered a dream Facebook Marketplace find? I’d love to hear in the comments!

Fresh as a Daisy: Adorable Spring Sheets & Facebook Marketplace Quincy Bed is finally in our room!

Daisy Sheet Set

Daisy Shams

Beaded Chandelier

Blue Chunky Waffle Weave Throw Blanket (Organic cotton and more color options!)

Gray Coverlet

Ruffle Blue Ticking Stripe Pillow

 Buffalo Check Curtains (chambray color, more color options)

Acrylic and Brass Curtain Rod

Patterned Rug

Wall color: Bunny Gray Benjamin Moore



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