Winter is coming and I decided it was definitely time for new flannel sheets. I have LOVED and ADORED my old sheets which is why they’re finally getting a little, well, thread bare. I remember the day they arrived via UPS. They were so sweet: covered with true-to-life-sized pastel candy hearts–you know the kind you used to buy as a kid–the ones that said I Love You and Hug Me? Well, every night was like getting my own personal valentine. And they were a deep, thick, luscious flannel to boot. Any wonder why I’ve loved them to within an inch of their lives?
So I received the Gaiam Living catalog in the mail the other day and wiffled through it to see if they had any enchanting flannel sheets and, guess what? They did! They are organic cotton and are called, “Walk in the Park,” because they are covered with an assortment of pale brownish green leaves, floating across the cream colored sheets as though they were blowing in the wind.
Well, this took no soul searching at all. I simply had to have them. It’s Christmastime after all so I ordered them as a gift for myself.
And they just arrived. Oh my, they are even more sumptuous than I could have hoped–a deep, soft pile, beautifully detailed, made in Germany. I put them right into the wash so I could sleep in them that very night. AND I used my wonderful new clothesline in the kitty enclosure (see previous post Yet More Small Pleasures) so they would be filled with the scent of fresh air.
Hung on the clothesline, blowing in the wind, the sun making sport of them, was a simple pleasure all by itself, let me tell you.
I made the bed that afternoon and looked forward to going to bed for the rest of the day (this is what simplifying a life creates–absolute pleasure in every small detail).
And I want to tell you it was everything I thought it would be: soft, sumptuous, embracing, delicious… well, you get the idea. I guess some things are meant to be kept as sweet memories and not shared with the world.
Here are my wondrous new sheets the morning after. Need I say more?
Once again, here’s to life’s many simple beauties. May we recognize and celebrate them every single day.
Love to you all,