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Monogram Linen Pillowcases, the comeback of the Trousseau

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Monogram Linen Pillowcases, the comeback of the Trousseau

Dating from the 14th century the towering Armoire of a traditional bridal linens has practically disappeared from modern day life but in the age of 'throw away and buy another' mentality, I am drawn to the beauty of quality linens embroidered with a couple's monogram which i understand is making a comeback. 'White on white' needlework first appeared during the Renaissance and was added to sheer cloth, through which the skin could be glimpsed.  This type of work was confided to the agile fingers of women including French Queens such as Catherine de Medici and Margaret of Valois, who were known as magnificent...

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You don't need to hang Ugly Blinds

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You don't need to hang Ugly Blinds

Choosing the correct window covering is a very important element in home renovations but have you considered hanging elegant sheer linen curtains, instead of ugly conventional blinds.  They will make a room feel more inviting and will certainly be a topic of conversation?     If you're interested in finding some fresh ideas, please see my unique collection where I feature an array of french cafe, sheer, and monogram linen curtains all of which can be personalized to achieve a custom look and made to your exacting measurements. Retailers only sell standard sizes that may not fit your windows? Poor...

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5 Steps to Choosing Bathroom Curtains

5 Steps to Choosing Bathroom Curtains

There are so many options when it comes to deciding on window treatments for your home. However, unlike the rest of the house, the bathroom has more scope for creativity as well as practical needs and so, here is a guide to choosing the perfect covering for your bathroom window.   1. Privacy Issue One of the key things  to consider for your bathroom is privacy. After all, the last thing you need is the neighbours peering in when you're taking a shower! Some of us are blessed with a frosted window which distorts the visibility to a degree, but the window...

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Welsh Country Cottage Inspiration at its Best

Welsh Country Cottage Inspiration at its Best

It's been just over a year since we moved back to England from France and my house is spilling over with French vintage memorabilia from pots and pans to baskets, artwork and of course linen.   It has taken me all this time to get organised because what worked in one house does not always work in the next. I've also tried to keep the daily chores of family life down to a minimum. so the daily "house rebuild" (all 4 children still live at home) is done just first thing in the morning.  But, I am definitely enjoying one real bonus and that is I no longer...

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Christmas with the Badgers

Christmas with the Badgers

Christmas is here and time to finally start my blog.  I feel a New Years resolution coming on! This week at Linen and Letters we have been reflecting on the year about to pass and planning our next moves for 2017.  This year we widened our product range to include more luxurious linen products to compliment our signature curtains including personalised table runners, napkins and pillowcases, to name just a few.  October and November brought a flurry of enquiries along with a lot of custom inspiration from our wonderful clients. So, in the New Year we are looking to introduce more monogrammed pillowcases, by...

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