I, like many of you, see January as a time of reflection, a time to think about what I want to do more of and what I want to do less of. I am developing a number of "branches" or areas of focus this year. I'll be writing about those soon. For now, suffice it to say that one branch of my new year's tree is "order," which comes from a desire to have a clean and organized home. I hope to build on the successes of last year's 4-month purge to get things running a bit more smoothly around the household.
One area that I have yet to tackle is linens - both bed linens and table linens. In looking through my linen closet recently I confess I was a bit overwhelmed with all the mismatched sheets and aging towels. (We got many of the towels and sheets for our wedding over 16 years ago!) Among those less-than-appealing items, though, are vintage table linens that I cherish, mainly because they come from my grandmother.
I have a few tablecloths that were hand-stitched by my grandmother, as well as some linens that are printed, like the rooster. They aren't all exactly my style (hello Mr. Rooster) but I cherish them just the same.
I am eager to pare down the excess stuff in our linen closet so that only items that bring us joy remain. Or at the very least the remaining items should not be painful to look at (faded sheets anybody?).
What do you have in your linen closet? Vintage beauties or mismatched and torn towels? What areas of your home will you focus on this year?
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