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Who doesn't love sleeping?
After eating it has to be one of my most favoured activities. It's just not usually that photogenic, or there'd be more photos of it alongside food shots on Instagram and Pinterest.
What you sleep on, however, is extremely photogenic.
If you know me, you know my love of all things vintage. I scour op shops for old clothes, shoes, silk scarves, tea cosies, tepots (I really like tea) and baby handknits - just about everything, really. But great quality linen sheets are really hard to find and I think, best bought new for really gorgeous, crisp, beautiful ones.
Thread has found a kindred spirit in loving fabulous linens in ex-Brit, now New Zealand resident, Laura of Laura Thomas Linens. Laura has launched her business around the love of, as she says, "going to sleep wrapped around crisp, clean bed linen."
She started the business in Edinburgh 2010. She was sitting in bed one crisp spring Sunday morning, looking through her bedroom window at Edinburgh Castle when a thought arose. What did the bedlinen of Kings and Queens past look like? She put this thought into action and developed Laura Thomas Linens; contemporary bedlinen using the ancient art of hand embroidery, with the highest quality 400 thread count 100% cotton.
Thread ordered the Spots duvet and pillowslips ($196) from the Laura Thomas classics collection. It has the most gorgeous hand-embroidered corded stitch within a blue border of coloured hand embroidered spots in blue, yellow, red and green. It feels AMAZING to sleep on. It comes with Oxford pillowcases with the same border, and the duvet closes with buttons.
They have free worldwide delivery which makes it really affordable to get it where you live. This is how my package arrived; tied up with ribbon in brown paper.
The linen is fully approved by bears...
...and by the toughest critics of all: cats.
Megan Robinson 3 August 2012
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