Category Archives: Rough Linen

An Unlikely Role Model

Hugh Hefner, who’d have thought it? The old chap has been working from his bed since his heyday, way back in the sixties, was it?  Before laptops – even before cell phones!  I think he had to give dictation… I … Continue reading

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Very Bad Blogger

Like so many of us I have been off the air recently. Why? Incredibly busy and grateful for it. Brother Donkey is feeling the strain though (apologies to St Francis!) I did have the delightful experience today of cutting outside … Continue reading

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The Bedding Plant

I have’t been idle but I have’t been blogging! No point in yammering away endlessly is there. This morning I woke to this article by Michelle Slatalla. Remodelista and Gardenista are my favorite on-line reads so it is especially sweet … Continue reading

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San Francisco Christmas Market

I’m really excited to say that this coming Saturday I will be bright and early (gulp!) at the Heath Ceramics factory on 18th Street, fortified by Blue Bottle coffee and meeting my friends from the making world on this beautiful … Continue reading

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Granny the Hut

Every now and then I discover an unexpected link to Rough Linen, and this morning found a lovely blog in Danish.  I like Lene’s style (how can I not!) – but Google Translate had me helpless with laughter. Read on, … Continue reading

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Old Homespun Linens

A lovely customer sent me these photos of linens she inherited:   Mona says, “I talked to my mom, (she is 92) about this, and she said that Irène Brochu had a shop in her home, but that the tablecloth … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

I feel as though I travel around the world every day just checking in with customers – and some of them have the most entrancing place names!  Runaway Bay!  I would love to!   Ngaruawahia could only be in New … Continue reading

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Domestic Upkeep

My friend Carolyn is very often the voice of my domestic conscience.  ”Hmmm,” she said the other night as we were having dinner, “how come the local Queen of Linen has such a chaotic napkin drawer?” So I got up … Continue reading

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I Made the Cut!

This is like getting into college! I am one of one hundred finalists from two thousand entries to the Martha Stewart American Made Awards, so I am absolutely thrilled. You can vote every day – just click the graphic above. … Continue reading

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Martha Stewart American Made Awards

I’m in there with 2,000 other “nominees”. Closing date is Aug. 25, so I just made it. Here’s my link: Voting starts Sept 7 – here’s what they say: After the nomination deadline on August 25, our judges will review … Continue reading

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