If you're in the market for a new mattress set and want to avoid the big box stores, try Seattle Mattress Company at 5815 24th NW in Ballard (right next to the Java Bean coffee shop, which is also worth a visit). Buying a mattress set is a BIG DEAL, and we wanted the best product and best customer service we could find. And we found it! Once the mattress was delivered, I did the princes-and-the-pea routine and Seattle Mattress created a whole new mattress for us, in one day and at no cost. They've been making beds and custom upholstery for yachts and upscale homes in Seattle since the early 20th century, and their prices are competitive. Oh, and for a small fee they took away the Old One. Sweet dreams!