Aunt Peggy

04 Mar
March 4, 2014

How great would it be to have an Aunt you like so much you actually named a bed after her? Just ask Paula Deen. If you’re a fan of Paula’s, you’ve heard of her Aunt Peggy. As Paula puts it, “My dear Aunt Peggy is one of the most important people in my life.”

So it comes as no surprise that when she designed a special bed in her home furnishings collection, Paula named it “Aunt Peggy’s Bed.” Now that’s a compliment coming from one of the South’s most gracious hostesses.

Not only is Aunt Peggy important to Paula—she’s become special to many of us with recipes Paula has shared like Aunt Peggy’s Sweet Potato Souffle, Aunt Peggy’s Meatloaf, and Aunt Peggy’s Cheesecakes with Praline Topping. You can’t not like someone who cooks so well.

So I was excited to finally see Aunt Peggy’s bed and find out what makes it so special. I knew it had to be both beautiful and distinctive to be part of Paula’s home furnishings collection. And as I expected, Aunt Peggy’s bed is a one-of-a-kind, just like Aunt Peggy. It features a grand panel headboard that’s both classic and architectural. But what makes it so remarkable is its delicate moldings and intricate carvings. The medallion pattern across the front actually reminds me of a stamped tin ceiling—a touch I’m sure Paula added herself.

I love that this bed also has a footboard—I’m a sucker for footboards. I think they give a bed a finished look and let’s face it, they give you a place to tuck the bedspread or duvet into. The footboard on Aunt Peggy’s bed is substantial and features carved pilasters and bun feet. And the whole bed is crafted in a deep, rich chestnut finish—not too light and not too dark.

Overall, Aunt Peggy’s bed reminds me a lot of Paula herself in that it feels familiar the first time you see it. There’s just something about Paula Deen that seems like she’s never met a stranger. She has a personality that is friendly and approachable, and her furniture is like that too. Who else would have thought of sharing the limelight and naming her beautiful new bed after a treasured family member?

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