Historic threads : Irish linen
A stroll in London led me to an antique shop where I discovered vintage Irish bed linen over a decade ago. Each piece was so soft and cool to the touch! You guessed it, I did not leave empty-handed. I snagged 100% pure Irish gossamer light linen that have been 'broken in' replete with a good provenance. Linen is made with flax, a natural fiber. Flax was grown in Ireland as far back as 1000 BC and that Irish gossamer light linen it is the most challenging weave to produce! Irish linen is light and extremely strong that's why each piece lasts for generations making it a wise investment to hand down to the next generation.
Tip: Buy linen produced in Ireland by a mill certified by the Irish Linen Guild and Masters of Linen.
I have them in my bed in the summer months and I slip on the soft Irish linen Euro shams with hemsitching when I feel a bit nostalgic thinking of the mews house in Kensington where I lived and the cavernous suite in Adare Manor where I stayed while visiting Limerick.