For just over one year, I have slept every night on vintage French linen sheets, and for me, it has been the sweetest sleep year of my life.
In the summer heat (my house does not have a/c), linen sheets keep me far cooler than cotton sheets ever were able to do, and in the winter, they keep in the warmth magnificently.
With each wash, linen sheets do become more and more lovely, and as I shared last year when sharing the history of linen and how it is made after having seen the flax fields in Normandy France (be sure to check out this post as well for details of where to find vintage French linens, cost, etc.), it is best to line dry, and wash them on the gentle cycle in your washer.
A bit of insight I have learned from this past year is that there is no need to iron them except for the monogram piece you see above that is folded over the coverlet or duvet. What a time saver that was for me to realize.
Understandably, we are not all going to be able to find, afford and sleep on vintage French or Belgium linen sheets. I too realized how fortunate I was last year finding the sheets I did at the price I did because as I saw at Les Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen, the price for a well-cared for linen sheet is closer to 100 Euros (I paid 300-40 Euros last year, but the quality was not the same, close, but not quite).
And that is where Parachute Linen Sheets comes into the conversation. Granted, this is not a French company, but Parachute does source their linen from Europe from responsibility manufactured companies and craftspersons (not necessarily from France as I still cannot find which specific countries they source from – if you know, I am all ears). Parachute was founded in 2014 in Venice, California, with the purpose of bringing both comfort high quality and premium, accessible essentials, and they continue to be one of the highest rated linen bedding companies in the mid-price range.
As such, for the Grand and Final Giveaway of TSLL’s 4th Annual French Week, one lucky TSLL reader will be welcoming one of Parachute’s 3-piece Linen Sheet Sets into their homes to enjoy.
One difference between vintage and new linen that I do love is that there are now fitted sheets available, whereas vintage sheets are all flat sheets. As well, the three-piece sheet set does not include a flat sheet as most European beds simply use a coverlet as the top sheet. I actually use a top and a bottom sheet and a coverlet on top of the top sheet as you can see in my images. If the winner would like the extra top sheet, that will be up to them to decide and purchase, but TSLL will be giving away the fitted sheet (choose your size) and two standard pillowcases as see in the images below.
Linen 3-Piece Sheet Set (many color options)
~UPDATE 8/17/2019, 8pm: The giveaway is now closed. Thank you to all who stopped by and entered. Be sure to visit tomorrow (Sunday August 18th) for the final post of TSLL’s French Week which will share a round-up and the list of winners.
HOW TO ENTER:
- Leave a comment on this post with the color and size you would prefer should you be the lucky winner.
- Enter by TODAY – Saturday August 17th – at 7 pm Pacific Time
- Stop by tomorrow – Sunday August 18th – to see the announcement of the winners for all of the giveaways shared during TSLL’s French Week.
TSLL’s 4th Annual French Week posts thus far . . .
SUNDAY August 11th
- Welcome to TSLL’s 4th Annual French Week!
- 7 French Candles I Love & A Giveaway! – giveaway
- Visiting Musée d’Orsay and Impressionist Berthe Morisot’s Exhibit
MONDAY August 12th
- NEW podcast episode – #257: An American Being Everyday French – My Interview with author & writer John von Sothen
- The World, Large & Small, Illustrated for Your Home, Kitchen and Life: A Modvin Paris Illustrated Giveaway – giveaway
- 5 New-in-2019 French Lifestyle Books I Have Enjoyed
TUESDAY August 13th
- Q & A with Heidi Wynne on Scarves, Effortless Style and Classic Films
- 11 Helpful Tips for Visiting and Shopping at Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen in Paris
- A Simple Everyday Luxury: A Gien Mug, giveaway, — giveaway
WEDNESDAY August 14th
- Attending Susan Hermann Loomis’ Cooking Class in Louviers, Normandy
- 9 Places in Paris I Recommend for Dining, Sleeping, Exploring and Finding the Perfect Croissant
THURSDAY August 15th
- 22 French Beauty Secrets Worth the Investment in either Time or Money, episode #258
- Outfit of the Week: Walking into Fall
- An Olive & Branch French Market Tote Exclusive Giveaway for TSLL Ad-Free Subscribers — giveaway
FRIDAY August 16th