The joy of linen sheets

There is something nice about sheets. During our last summerholidays in the south of France I was on the hunt. On the hunt for textiles and esp. linen sheets. They are hard to get but they can be found when you are lucky at Emmaüs. And I was lucky at Emmaüs Courthézon. It was a very sunny and warm saturdaymoring. The retro department was only open that day. A charming older lady was waiting in what would be a cave full of textile treasures. I was expecting a full house but we were there alone for the first hour.

And there they were. Sheets.  A closet full of sheets and a table with a big pile. Amazed I was seeing this wall full of amazing sheets. And for very reasonable prices.

Embroided, with broderie, plain, thick and thin and more.

The feel of linen is so different from cotton. I love to wear a linen shirt on a summer's day. Yes, you get wrinkles but who cares.
But back to the sheets. I bought a few ofcourse. One beautiful natural grey linen with amazing embroidery on it An M and A are stitched on …

About a book full of flowers

This is not a blogpost about textiles, but about a beautiful flowerbook I bought last week in Rome.
On the last day we visited the bookstore La Feltrinelli.
Ofcourse most books there are in the Italian language.
But downstairs at the art section a book a book stared at me.
With an intriguing title:

Florilegio (Anthlogy)
i fiori, il tempo, la vita (flowers, time, life)
By Makoto Azuma (florist) and Shunsuke Shiinoki (photographer)

I opened it just one time and there it was: a page full of colour, almost toxic.

I was intrigued right away. So I bought it to take home. 
The book contains 4 chapters: 1.2. 3.4.

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