It's still hot here in northern Illinois. Very hot and it's the high humidity that's making it so dangerous and unbearable. The grass has gone dormant. Forget about watering grass. It's impossible with two acres. The weeds are thriving though.
No matter what the heat I cannot sleep without something over me. Even the thin cotton matlasse coverlet is too much but I must have something to sleep under. This is where vintage linens come in.
Here's my collection:
There's a thrift store in the area that is a great source for vintage linens. I use these in many projects, including my aprons. Linens are the best fabric bargain - new or vintage.
I've been working with fabrics my entire adult life and these linens have a cool and crisp feel that the newer fabric just don't have. The flat sheet I've been sleeping under seems very, very thin to the touch but it's incredibly sturdy and tightly woven. There's something about it that just feels different. Like I said it feels smooth and cool. I'm crazy for it.
How about you? Do you own any vintage linens? Can you tell the difference?