On Table Linens: A Closet Full or a Drawer Full?

On Table Linens: A Closet Full or a Drawer Full?

Sarah Rae Smith
Nov 7, 2011

With each new season comes an array of fresh, beautiful table linens. They're pretty enough to make you want to throw a party just so you can use them. That said, unless you entertain every weekend or change your table linens every day, owning 100 table cloths seems silly, but owning one or two just seems boring. How does your stash compare?

In my own home I have 6 or 7 pieces that I love. I'd like to own a few more, but to help keep my linens paired down, I don't own anything specific. I shy away form holiday specific pieces and keep things real with modern prints and mid century patterns that will go with almost any occasion.

There's always something new, bigger, better, brighter, prettier, and I really do have a hard time keeping my wallet sealed instead of purchasing left and right. Maybe if I did I would entertain more? Maybe if I did I would have to iron more. Maybe if I did I would have to figure out where to store them all!

How about in your home? Setting the prettiest party and holiday table is important. Do you have special linens in your home? Are you a placemat fanatic? A cloth napkin nerd? A tablecloth collector? Do you have loads of them because you just can't decide and the internet is full of tutorials for making your own? Let us know below!

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