My love affair with vintage linens started with my first visit to Provence in 1995.
I could not believe the beauty and the availability.
That French families would sell complete vintage trousseau at their local flea markets for very little, seemed unbeliveable to me.
I have come to understand that the French don’t appreciate the vintage in the same way as I do… at least when it comes to linens.
Very often they prefer the new and the modern.
I am happy with that… it makes my quest for the embroidery an easy one to fill.
I still search out sheets, pillowcase, serviettes and nightdresses whenever I can.
I believe that my collection will never be complete.
The delicateness of the finish, the lace work and the texture of the linen… calls to me every time.
I can never say no.
My lovely friend Sharon at My French Country Home is having a month of giving and this week I am so delighted to say, it’s my turn.
I have offered a pair of my vintage linen pillowcases and an embroidered sheet to be won by one of her readers.
All that is required is that you visit her blog, leave a comment and be a subscriber to My French Country Home and French Essence.
I would so love you to win… click over to My French Country Home… xv
P.S I am off to Paris for a couple of days… if there is anything I need to see or that you would like me to explore… do tell…