The sun is shining the daffodils are in bloom, and here at Linen & Letters we are rejoicing Spring! It’s a season of new beginnings, with adorable new-borns and plenty of weddings on the horizon. Many of you must be feeling it too, as we’ve been thrilled to see more orders for gorgeous nursery and wedding items coming in! Whether you’re looking for perfect presents or final flourishes, let us inspire you with ideas to welcome and celebrate these exciting new lives!
Have you got your hats ready, because wedding season will soon be in full swing! With all your big plans now in place, it’s a great time to finish off the fine details to make your wedding day perfect! Like our linen Wedding Gown Hanger Cover, which is personalised with your name and wedding date. The linen cover helps keep your dress from slipping off the hanger, while golden embroidery adds a sparkling touch of glamour. It will make a gorgeous detail photo for your wedding album, and your photographer will love the shimmering embroidery and lush linen textures when taking ‘before’ photos of your gown. And once you’ve taken off your dancing shoes at the end of the night, the hanger is perfect for storing your dress for years to come.
Lovely Keepsakes of Your Important Day
Another sweet wedding detail is our gorgeous Ring Bearers Pillow. Beautifully embroidered with the bridal couple’s initials, it’s framed with rich detailed embroidery. The final touch is your wedding date embroidered across the top and bottom. The lovely linen will photograph beautifully and it’s the perfect choice for little ring bearers. There is even a dash of white ribbon to ensure your rings are always tied safely to the cushion - even if your ring bearer toddles away on their own adventure! A romantic detail that will look amazing in your wedding photos, it makes a lovely keepsake of your important day.
Monogrammed Place Settings
Give your wedding meal the ultimate table setting with exquisite, monogrammed napkins. They make a dramatic statement and add a luxurious glamour to your table design. The crisp white linen has smart mitred corners and is embroidered with a matte white thread for a sophisticated finish. Featuring our sweeping French monogram, the embroidery gives the napkin a wonderful texture and detail. A unique place setting for guests or a special touch for your head table, these napkins will be a keepsake you’ll use for years. In future they’ll bring back lovely wedding memories when used for romantic anniversary dinners - a subtle celebration of the new life you’re forging together.
Spring also heralds the arrival of adorable new babies! Is there anything more exciting (and terrifying!) as expecting a new baby? You have a whole nine months of anticipation before you’ll even meet your new little one and discover how life will change. Planning your nursery is a brilliant way to pass the time - and keeps your mind busy! It helps you imagine your future, and gives you a feeling of control and reassurance that you’re prepared for this wonderful new arrival.
Gorgeous Family Heirlooms
If family and traditions are important to you, incorporating heirlooms is a brilliant way to bring that family history and connection into your nursery. You never know what you may find hidden up in family attics or lofts. Cot and cribs are often saved in the hopes of another baby in the future – and then forgotten about. It’s worth asking parents and grandparents – even aunties and uncles may have beautiful family treasures stored away! If you’re lucky enough to find a vintage or even handmade crib in the family, you might discover it’s not a standard size sold in the shops. But there’s no reason to panic, Little Green Sheep is a lovely British company that creates amazing custom mattresses made from all natural organic materials. Paired with our custom fitted cot sheets, you’ll have beautiful sustainable bedding for your vintage crib or cot.
You’ve spent such a long time choosing the perfect name for your baby, it’s time to share it with the world! Our personalised fitted sheets are embroidered with your baby’s name. It arcs above their head, giving the bed a lovely flourish, and makes Insta-worthy backdrops for those gorgeous first baby photos! As they dream away the hours, our personalised cot sheets make the perfect nursery accent and gives a lovely personal touch. Available in three styles, we have adorable patterns for animal lovers and tiny princesses and as elegant script font!
Sustainable Fabric for a Bright Future
Linen is a brilliant choice for your baby’s bedding. The natural fabric is surprisingly hard-wearing, stain-resistant and easy to clean - plus it’s hypoallergenic, non-toxic, dust-mite free and biodegradable! Our linen is created by a family run business in France, and then sewn by Linda our seamstresses here in Cheshire, England. A natural handmade product that gives your child the best start, linen sheets help keep them cool and comfortable for a good night’s sleep.
Personalise your Crib
If you’d like to provide your baby a bit of extra protection and give your cot softer refined style, we have a gorgeous collection of crib rail covers. These padded linen covers tie across the edge of your cot to prevent bangs, bruises, and stop babies from nibbling on the crib rails. They also offer an opportunity to give your nursery a luxury custom style by embroidering the centre panel with your child’s initials or a cute decorative pattern. You can also match your room décor or colour theme with our range of fabulous embroidery colours.
Traditional Nursery Glamour
Above you can see our Heirloom Pleat Cot Rail Cover, which combines white linen and super-soft double gauze cotton with lovely eyelet lace for a classic nursery style. It can be personalised with a gorgeous heritage monogram, your child’s name, or cute animal patterns. The Heirloom Pleat Crib Rail Cover is a brilliant way to create a cosy classic nursery design unique to you and your child.
For a more simple and elegant style consider our royal inspired crib rail cover. Combining the same crisp white linen and super-soft double gauze cotton, it has a sweeping design and a cute tassel detail. I love how this crib rail cover can add depth and texture to monochrome nursery designs. The centre panel is then embroidered with your child’s initial within a laurel wreath and topped with a crown – making it the perfect choice for your little prince or princess. If you’re worried you haven’t decided on your child’s name yet, you can always use your family name initial and create an heirloom that can be handed down for generations!
For a co-ordinated nursery look, combine the royal inspired crib rail cover with our matching tasselled duvet cover. Made from white linen, it is embroidered with the same royal monogram and features decorative piping and a tassel detail. The crown laurel wreath monogram has a lovely nautical style, giving it a luxurious royal look. Our crib duvet cover is a timeless baby bedding choice for your little prince or princess!
Ruffles & Bows
Obviously when it comes to nursery curtains you’re sure to find something at Linen and Letters to suit your vision, but my favourite is this lovely Ruffled Bow Valance. It features ruffled layers of the same eyelet lace as on our Heirloom Pleat Cot Rail Cover, and a line of small hand tied bows across the top. The lovely white linen brightens up the room and creates a bright and cheerful nursery style. The Ruffled Valance is a brilliant way to soften your window and helps unify the different textures of your nursery deign.
Baby’s Best Friend
And once they are tucked up in their nursery, all snug in their beds, our Bobbi Bunny Loveys will keep them company through the night. Available in both large and small sizes, the Baby Bunny Lovie has a flax linen head and a softened waffle linen body. The waffle linen is a fabulous texture for little fingers to explore, while tiny hands love to grab the bunny’s long floppy ears! Bobbi has a lovely, embroidered face and is finished with a corduroy bow. As a final flourish Bobbi Bunny is personalised with your baby’s name embroidered in a vintage script font. A perfect companion for your little one, Bobbi also makes a wonderful baby shower gift!
Celebrate with Linen & Letters
At Linen & Letters we love to celebrate the milestones of your life. Whether you’re starting your journey together or welcoming a new light into the world, we can help you show your love. Each item is made to order and can be customised just for you. Whether you need an unusual size or want to celebrate a new name, our personalised products are handmade with love in Cheshire England, making our embroidered linens perfect for life’s treasured moments.