When I used this cute cartoon last month in a post about summer pj's, I started something - I began to need a new mattress. Badly. I wanted all of those mattresses.
But what a chore to shop for a mattress. I kind of hate, despise, and abominate mattress stores. And department store mattress showrooms.
So I shopped online, the mattresses are so clean!
I knew I wanted a foam mattress, I've been sleeping on latex foam for 7 years and love it. And I wanted a firm mattress without a deep plush top. The (expensive) mattress that I'm replacing has a 3" quilted plush top that grooved pretty quickly where I sleep. It aged the mattress much too soon.
Lots of surfing later, I found an interesting option - the DreamFoam Mattress from Brooklyn Bedding. It's made with Talalay latex*, and each mattress is made to order. I'm not going to get all commercial here, just noting whence it came 'cause I like it :-)
My queen-size mattress was delivered today. All 81 lbs. of it. Crazy!
I plopped it on the bed and started cutting across the layers of plastic wrapping.
After about six layers, I reached fabric, and suddenly it began to expand. It was fun to watch!
A couple more snips and voila! Elapsed time less than 2 minutes.
It will finish filling with air in the next 24 - 48 hours, but it feels wonderful already. And does not smell at all.
Meanwhile, I've left these guys in charge.
* Talalay is actually a very interesting non-petroleum, 'organic' process for the production of latex foam Here's a link to Wikipedia...