Hemstitched Italian Linen Bedding

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It's spring, and that seems like a very good excuse for new bedding.

We just noticed that Garnet Hill is selling Hemstitched Italian Linen Bedding. We first bought vintage linen sheets at the old Treasure Island Flea Market years ago, and the vendor told us that once we'd slept on linen, we'd never want to sleep on anything else. She was right. Good linen's beautiful, timeless, durable, and incredibly comfortable. It breathes, and insulates, so it keeps you warm on cold nights and cool in the heat of summer.

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Garnet Hill sells shams, comforter covers, and sets that contain one flat and one fitted sheet. Colors include White, Flax, and Parchment. Prices are $45 and up.

Their French Terra Bella Linen Bedding is available in several colors (Aubergine, Red Clay, Cilantro, Sky, and Indigo). Prices start at $75.

While good linen's not inexpensive, it's worth it. Cheap linen just doesn't come close to feeling as comfortable as French or Italian linen.