Yesterday I picked flowers in the rain.
Baskets and baskets of roses.
I had just finished shaking off the winter cobwebs and fluffing the pillows and changing the linens and refreshing the master bedroom for spring.
The day was stormy and the clouds were rolling in and it was dark as night…
…and I needed a little sunshine.
Sunshine that looked like this.
I just grabbed different pieces of milk glass and let the flowers arrange themselves.
(total aside: I think I’m like the flower on the left–always sticking out in a crowd).
I picked the flowers to celebrate this farmhouse bedding I just got.
It’s soft and sweet and luxurious–all rolled up in layers of soft-washed Belgian linen.
Farmhouse in a box.
When I opened the box, the scent of lavender spilled into the room. The soft-washed linen duvet cover and shams were packaged in tissue and this tiny sachet.
Both the duvet cover and shams came with their own linen bag.
The set was pre-washed and folded and tied up with a string.
I couldn’t help it. I hugged it because it smelled like spring and felt like it just came off the clothes line outside.
There is a two-inch hemstitch around the border of the duvet and shams and the linens are woven from pure Belgian flax.
It felt so soft. Sometimes linen can feel a little rough, but not this linen.
Not this glorious, wonderful, amazing bedding.
It felt timeless and incredible and vintage…
…like it had been in the farmhouse forever.
Here’s to farmhouse in a box.
Here’s to kicking the winter cobwebs to the curb.
And here’s to celebrate vintage, timeless, enduring style and linen that smells like spring…
…and letting a little sunshine in. 🙂