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.
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.