The Advantages of Pure Linen Bedding:
– Because of its unique filtering, bacteria resistant, ventilating, moisture absorbing and evaporating capabilities, linen bed sheets are known as anti-allergic, recommended for people with skin diseases, also for children.
– Linen Fabric has a light massaging effect because of the microscopic breaks throughout the fabric.
– Linen has high air permeability and heat conductivity properties – that means, it is a breathable fabric – makes you warm in the winter and keeps cool in the summer.
– Linen can absorb as much as 20% of its weight in moisture before feeling wet… thus, always having a pleasant, fresh, cool feeling when touched or slept on.
– It is anti-static and can even help soften and preserve the skin due to its natural pH balance.
– Linen actually repels dirt.
– It is environmentally friendly – all the flax used to make linen is used in other ways – the seeds are pressed to make linseed oil which is used in floor coverings, such as linoleum, and paint. Linen is a renewable resource and it needs no irrigation. Linen is also fully biodegradable.
So why choose Cotton bedding? It has some similarities to Linen...
1. It's breathable
Cotton is a pure, natural material, and this means that when woven into a bedding set it makes the fabric breathable. Every night your body temperature changes as you fall asleep. This often results in waking up hot, sticky, and desperate for some cool air.
Brilliantly, cotton will absorb the heat from your body throughout the night, allowing you to stay cool and dry (studies show we sweat a pint of perspiration each night – yuk!). As well as keeping you cool in the summer, cotton bedding will keep you warm throughout winter by absorbing and retaining your body heat. If you’re sleeping in man-made materials, like polyester, they’ll absorb your body heat, rather than naturally ventilating, so the fabric will retain your heat, and you’ll struggle to cool down.
2. Soft on your skin
There’s no better feeling than hopping into fresh, clean, cotton.
If you suffer with sensitive skin then you’ll want to avoid irritating it throughout the night as much as possible. Cotton is naturally hypoallergenic, so has limited association with any allergies, and won’t cause any irritation or itchiness, improving your quality of sleep.
3. It lasts much longer
As well as benefiting your quality of sleep, buying cotton bedding could save you some pennies in the long run. A natural cotton bedding set can last almost twice as long as any man-made alternative, so you won’t need to replace it as frequently.
4. It's low maintenance
There seems to be a myth floating around that cotton is a lot of work. It is not. There’s no hand washing, drying or hours of ironing. There’s no need for any fancy detergents, and you can even pop it in the tumble dryer (stick to a low temperature). Take it out when it’s still slightly damp and dry flat, this will help with reducing how much ironing it needs.
Give your bed a treat and try some cotton or linen bedding, we promise you’ll love it.
Our latest “Chalk Paint™️ Rescue” at the World Serve Thrift Store in White Rock was so much fun! Not to mention that up-cycling is so good for the environment!
Over 2 hours we painted, distressed, waxed, answered question, gave hands on training and inspired a crowd of people to get creative.
We created a custom mix colour of Louis Blue and Duck Egg Chalk Paint™ and sealed it with Clear Chalk Paint™ Wax.
As for this dresser... it came down to a bidding war but it is SOLD and going to a good home!
We love partnering in the community, teaching people how easy it is to use Chalk Paint™ to upcycle a thrift store find!
If you have somewhere you would like to see us "Pop-Up" contact us directly.
2. Hang the thing. Yes, there is a semi-science to the art of getting the height of a piece just right—it's called measuring. To be exact, the center of a framed piece of artwork should be 57 inches above the ground (that being the average human eye level, and the height galleries and museums use to decide where to hang pieces). Mark that height using a pencil, then measure to find the middle of the wall (from side to side), and mark where the two points meet. That's where the middle of your artwork should go!
If you're not up for hammers and nails, just lean it. The easiest way to display art is also best for anyone who is afraid of putting nail holes in the wall: lean the frame against the wall, or on top of a piece of furniture, or on a shelf somewhere.
If you're always re-arranging, consider a picture shelf. If you're into the whole leaning thing and want to formalize a place for such activity, consider adding a shallow picture shelf in one of your rooms. It's a perfect solution for those with constantly changing styles (or the rearrangement bug).
...Or a picture rail. If you're into the idea of sparing your precious walls from holes but want a more formal look than leaning, consider a picture rail: a sliver of molding that goes up near the ceiling, from which you can hang your art on hooks and strings—and then change it out whenever you feel like it.
Leave some pieces unframed. Maybe you've collected some of those paintings on boards from the flea market—lovely peeling edges and all—and want to preserve some of that charm without paying for a fancy floating frame. Or maybe you just want to hang up wispy paper drawings and call it a day? Leaving certain artworks unframed is completely fine, even encouraged. Just tack them up without fanfare.
Make sure you come in and see our huge collection of art here in the shop!
Come see us at our next Chalk Paint™ Rescue!
We hope to see you there!
Breakfast at Tiffany's
We would like to thank everyone for attending our Breakfast at Tiffany's Event. We had so much fun we are thinking that this should be an annual event!
In celebration of moms and ladies everywhere!
Thank you Forever Your Lingerie for answering all our bra questions and the fabulous swag and prizes!
Thank you to The Bouquet Bar for bringing your beautiful flowers!
Black Orchid Hair Studio, thank you for the wonderful samples in our swag bags and for the amazing door prize!
Also to All of Oils for the yummy samples and some great swag and prizes!
Thank you to Sid Dickens for giving not one but two Memory Blocks to some very excited ladies!
Thanks again to all of our community contributors:
Forever Yours Lingerie
I Like Her Style Vancouver
All of Oils
Fraser Valley Cider Company
1 Fish 2 Fish Fresh Seafood Market
Black Orchid Hair Studio
Shoes of Europe
Thank you to our wonderful customers for your continued support!
Happy Mother's Day to all!
Polish up your tiara!
Breakfast at Tiffany's Private Shopping Event
in celebration of moms and ladies everywhere!
Grab your mom or girlfriend and get your tickets today!
Limited to 50 lucky ladies!
Tickets only $15 each.
Come dressed to impress
Enjoy a beverage and a sweet treat
Every person gets a SWAG Bag
Forever Yours Lingerie...see what's HOT and chat with
one of their professional bra fitters.
All of Oils...taste what's HOT and chat with their
trained Olive Oil Experts!
Fraser Valley Cider Company
1 Fish 2 Fish Fresh Seafood Market
Black Orchid Hair Studio
Leef + Stem
Shoes of Europe
Fabulous door prizes to be won!
+ Sid Dickens Tile Draw
Call the store to book your tickets today.
Carrie's list on ways to go green!
- Save water and shower with a friend
- Use reusable shopping bags
- Skip the bottled water
- Shop local
- Use Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan
- Plant a garden
- Carry a reusable coffee cup
- Buy vintage
- Line dry your clothes
- Repurpose anything
Be inspired to go green!
The word ‘upcycle’ is to essentially reuse discarded objects to create something of higher quality &/or value. Take an unloved & outdated piece of ugly orange pine furniture, whack on a bit of Chalk Paint™ (every upcyclers best friend!) & some new knobs & it’ll be transformed like the ugly duckling.
So why should people start embracing upcycling?
1. $$$ –
The number 1 reason to upcycle is obviously that it saves you money. We live in a throw away generation whereby people are so quick to just chuck away unwanted items; the perfect chance to get your hands on something to give a makeover!
2. Creativity –
Why buy new when you can let your creativity flow and create something completely original for your home? Nobody else will have the same & you can let your imagination run wild.
3. It’s good for the environment –
Instead of taking unwanted bits to the dump, recycling them as something else & turning them into something you love is the way to go. The landfill is wrecking havoc with our environment so next time you make a trip to the dump, think ‘can I repurpose this?’.
4. Old is good –
Older pieces of furniture are generally better quality than more modern pieces…hence why they’ve step the test of time but may not be in fashion anymore. Going for old pieces of furniture will mean that you get something better quality for a fraction of the price.
5. It’s unique! –
When you upcycle something, you get the added benefit of not having the same look as everyone else with their mass produced flatpack furniture. You can customize it to be unique to you as well as fitting perfectly in your home. Think colours, patterns or decoupage.
Start your upcycling today!
Pictures from Pinterest and Instagram
Annie Sloan, the Queen of paint!
This wardrobe is painted in Old White Chalk Paint™ by Christen of Blue Egg Brown Nest. This was really popular on Instagram and Facebook and it’s not hard to see why.
Wardrobes take up a lot of precious bedroom real estate and if they’re big and brown they can dominate the space in a pretty unpleasant way. There are a myriad of painterly decorative effects you can achieve with Chalk Paint™ - but Annie Sloan says "it’s most powerful when used to turn functional but ugly furniture into something harmonious, which can be enjoyed rather than endured". Have you painted something in your home which was not to your taste, but was a useful piece of furniture, and then fallen in love with it after a coat of Chalk Paint™?
These pieces have been painted by Sara, whose work you can find on Instagram @surrey_lane_home. They are in the two new Chalk Paint™ colours, Svenska Blue and Chicago Grey!