June 13, 2011
This is one of those cases in which Denmark gets a point, but so does the U.S.
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE the "dyne" in Denmark. It is the thing we cover with on our beds. We do not use top sheets (which I admit took a LOT of getting used to.... I actually made Mads try having one on our bed the first year...That did NOT last! LOL), so we cover with these "Dyne". Most are like we would call "down comforters" in the US, but they are not heavy. In fact we have "summer dyne" and "winter dyne" determined by how thick they are. You slip them in a big giant slipcover (like in the pic) which is somewhat your bedroom "decor"--that is where your patterns and prints come in.
I honestly thought these were quite strange at first mainly because I did not believe they would keep me warm in the winter and somewhat "cool" in the summer, but they do. And here is the STRANGEST part (which I now LOVE!)....each person in the bed has his own. So on a big bed for a couple, there are 2 dyne. Not because Danes do not like to share, but because it really is better. I know it sounds strange... you have to experience it to believe it! So if we ever move back to the US, one Danish thing we will DEFINITELY take is each of our dyne!
As much as I love the Danish Covers, I VEHEMENTLY HATE the Danish pillows.
(Is that a strong enough description to let you know how I feel?!)
They are usually square and are the flattest things I have ever seen. You cannot scrunch them up and snuggle with them (as I do with my pillows at night), and you feel ZERO support for your head when you sleep. You really cannot even stack them to make them fluffier because they just get flatter. :-)
They are truly (in my opinion) AWFUL.
So when I came to DK, I brought my own rectangular American pillows...and you want to know the funniest part? After a few months of being here with MY 3 pillows that I brought, I noticed that one disappeared to the other side of the bed, so yes, now we have bought Mads his own American pillows so there is no argument at night about whose is whose!