Trooping the Cushion

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Reversible Boden Cushion Big Red Spots on White or this side – Guardsmen!

Are you sitting comfortably? Then we’ll begin. This is the story of a very suitable present for a toy soldier household –  of Guardsmen Trooping the Cushion.

These were a recent gift of a pair of these Boden cushions, which handily can be camouflaged by reversing them onto their red spots on white side. Toy soldier cushions? What toy soldier cushions?

Alongside Cath Kidston’s Guardsman and London ranges (that form my everyday mug collection), these British designed  Boden cushions are obviously generic stylised Guardsmen with an almost Union Jack flag.

Boden may not be my taste in clothes but I like these cushions. They have a toy soldier parade look. Sadly this design and cushion seems to be no longer available.

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With your musket, fife and drum …

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The Boden inspiration? Could be Second grade Britain’s fixed arm Guardsman.

Another Guardsman cushion no longer available online is this more toylike John Lewis design, one which I don’t have. It reminds me a little of my Man of TIN profile picture of the Prince August Guardsman saluting that I made.

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Blogposted by Mark, well cushioned Man of TIN, 30 August 2018