I've inherited many qualities from my mother: a love of food and cooking, an embarrassingly loud laugh, and a superhuman stamina for sightseeing when on holiday. One thing I most definitely did not inherit is her patience for ironing.My mum has a thing for linen bedding, and has amassed quite a collection of the stuff, from vintage finds to newly-sourced sets. Of course, linen always looks better when freshly pressed, but this never seems to bother her. She's been known to set up the ironing board in front of the TV and spend an evening making her much-loved sheets as crisp as can be.
In contrast, ironing is my most hated household chore, so it goes without saying that my own bedding doesn't get this star treatment. While I'll happily reap the benefits of ironed bedding when visiting my parents (namely, a lovely-looking bed and a blissful night's sleep), I can't see myself making the effort in my day-to-day life.
What about you? Do you iron your bedding, or is this a habit only for the OCD-like among us?
Eleanor is a interior designer and freelance writer, embroiled in a love affair with everything glamorous, retro or delicious. This expat Canadian calls London, UK home but escapes to Paris whenever humanly possible.
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