I know you'll think I'm crazy, but I enjoy getting back to my linen after I've been away for awhile. If you're a gardener or a cook you may have some idea of what I'm talking about. Too long away from the soil or the stove and you're glad to get back at it after a vacation.
My linen collection is present everywhere in my home. It's like someone's knitting that you're always having to move before you sit down, or the sewing mess that's ever present, if you're into that sort of thing. I look at and change linen like some folks look at and change the TV.
I always have stacks and racks ready here and there of pieces that I am considering, or have already considered using for a table or a cover somewhere. The samples here are all on current display in the dining room.
I'm getting a tablescape ready, and there are a few peeks at it here. When I finally get to putting it all together I have to try things on like you would if you were getting dressed for some special occasion. My table tells me what it feels like wearing today. Whatever gets left out of the action doesn't always get put away immediately. If ever.
I think my linen stacks annoy some folks the way dogs are annoying to non-dog lovers. When I was out shopping with my brother-in-law recently and saw some new napkins I loved he said, "Yeah, like you don't have enough napkins. . . ." I laughed pretty hard at that before considering hitting him pretty hard instead! But, I know, I know. . . . I didn't bring more napkins home. . . . That time. . . .
Feel happy yet?
White does that to me too!
Ya'll have a happy White Wednesday now!