Rough Linen Giveaway!

The fella drools in his sleep.  He also sweats and emits as much heat as a mid efficiency furnace.  Hot, sweaty and he drools.  It’s like sleeping with a Saint Bernard.

Because of this I’ve never invested in a good set of sheets.   The problem is … I’ve always wanted good sheets.  Really good sheets.  The kind of sheets that would make me feel like this in bed …



The kind of sheets Tricia Rose makes.  Rough Linen sheets.  That’s Tricia up there by the way.  I don’t know for sure, but rumour has it Tricia only gets out of bed to pee.  If I had those sheets, I wouldn’t even get out of bed for that.

Now, due to the good grace of Rough Linen, I actually  *do* have a set of sheets like that!  After 2 years of yearning after them, I got a set of Rough Linen sheets and pillow cases.  I feel like a Queen. And  not a poorly shod drag queen.  An actual Queen with a sceptre and stuff.


And by the way, remember yesterday’s video on  how to fold a fitted sheet?  Not needed anymore.  Tricia sends out 2 flat sheets instead of a fitted and a flat sheet.  According to Tricia, fitted sheets were invented by manufacturers as a way to use less materials and therefore save money.  Using a flat sheet as your bottom sheet is the way to go!  Plus they feel beautiful.  As Tricia says they’re made of “linen the pilgrims would recognize.

I’ve been following Tricia’s blog and business for a long time now.  I subscribe to her as a matter of fact.  When she sent out a newsletter with a picture of her latest endeavour, napkins and tablecloths I couldn’t take it anymore.  I emailed her like some sort of linen groupie gushing about the tablecloths and telling her I’d never seen anything so beautiful in my life.  Don’t believe me?

How’s that for beautiful?  I love a tablecloth that doesn’t need to be ironed.  What’s better than that?   It has a casual elegance.  That doesn’t need to be ironed.   She also makes matching 22″ or 16″ napkins.

After I emailed Tricia about  my love for her tablecloths she suggested I might like to do a giveaway.  Um.  YES.

So that’s what I have for you today.  Tricia has agreed to a …

Rough Linen

You’re thinking, $250 for a tablecloth and napkins?  Yup.  Tricia’s  linen is specially milled for her  and she sews each and every item herself.  Well, I’m sure she has helpers or something, but these babies aren’t made in a factory.   These are exquisite, beautiful products with a rustic sophistication that will make you feel like a queen.  With a sceptre.  Plus they’ll last forever.  And I mean forever.  And the greatest part about linen is it just gets nicer and softer and more drapey

Even though this giveaway is for a tablecloth and napkins, I’m sure if you picked $250 worth of something else on Tricia’s site she wouldn’t turn you down.  So go have a look and pick something out.

To enter, come back here and tell me what you’d choose if you won.  (up to $250 value, but if there’s something more expensive, the Queen Duvet Cover  at $350 for example, I’m sure Tricia would let you put the $250 towards it and then you’d only have to pay $100).

I know.  It’s a fantastic giveaway and I deserve to be revered.  As does Tricia.

Contest closes Tuesday, December 6th at midnight.  Winner will be randomly selected by computerized thingamajig.

Finally – This contest is open to everyone!  Yup.  Worldwide.  You have Tricia to thank for that.

The contest is now closed.  Thanks to everyone who entered.  Pretty much sucks to be you if you’re too late.


  1. Joelle says:

    I definitely would choose the smooth white table cloth. It is so beautiful!

    • Claudine says:

      I would love to win something this wonderful. I would choose a queen duvet. We are in Southern California and have been without power since a windstorm Wednesday night (4 nights and counting). Spending lots of time in bed! Had to go to town to check email and what am I doing, but checking out “How to do Stuff”. Do you have any tips on how to get through a 4 day power outage?

  2. Emily XQ says:

    Seriously wouldn’t mind the tablecloth and napkin set. Because, well, I’d never even think about spending large dollars on either. Sounds elegant. I’m sure the other items on her site are ridiculously fabulous but I’m going to root for that linen. Thanks for the shot to be a winner. I don’t get many.

  3. Liz Encarnacion says:

    Love these textiles! If I were to win, I’d probably go for the Queen sheets, which would go nicely with the new, neutral-colored duvet cover I recently got. But I’d be sorely tempted by the tablecloth & napkins even though I usually use a table runner & placemats for our messy eaters.

    P.S. think you meant that she sends out two FLAT sheets, rather than two fitted sheets. How wonderful, like a Euro hotel! So much nicer than the fitted ones that don’t quite fit the mattress.

  4. Amanda says:

    Damn…I don’t wanna be first! The first person NEVER wins!! But if I don’t do it now, I’ll forget, and then I really won’t win!
    I want it all!! Those beds need to be crawled in and never left…ever!
    Love the bedding, love the tablecloths, love the napkins, LOVE IT ALL!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. Tasha says:

    I love linen. I hate to knit with it, so I need to win this so I can indulge in my love of linen without making my knuckles hurt. And of course, because of my inherent queenliness (?sp) yearning to be set free.

  6. Jen says:

    Oh my! I live near the ocean and I can envision the perfect warm day with a light breeze blowing my linen curtains as I sit at my beautiful covered table and sip some tea. The bedding looks heavenly.
    I want it all!!

  7. Definitely the rough linen tablecloth and napkins! Beautiful!

  8. Megan says:

    I would love it all. 🙂 I really don’t like ironing. thanks!

  9. Diane says:

    I love the Orkney tablecloth – with smooth white napkins. Yum

    And thanks.

  10. Dieu says:

    Omg. I already know. Sheets, the smooth white ones. This kept me up last night reading the original post.

  11. Leonora says:

    I love the idea of the soft bed sheets – such a unique and sensual take compared to crispy-crunch department store linens. The table linens look exquisite as well, but with downsizing, that’s sort of a non-thing right now. Thank you for sharing. Your writing’s always fresh and engaging.

  12. Greg Handler says:

    Such a nice natural look, the table cloth and napkin set would be a wonderful addition to the holiday table.

  13. I would love to sleep like a queen in those sheets!

  14. Marley says:

    Ach! you totally sold me on the sheets. i want to feel like a queen. hell, id settle for even feeling like a princess. even that princess who had to sleep on that pea, but didn’t really sleep because of it. anyways. sheets. yes please.

  15. Laura Watt says:

    Ohhh, rustic and luxurious all at once! I’d love the orkney table cloth in giant size for my giant table.

  16. Lynne says:

    What a great website ! Terrific photography – you can almost feel the texture of the fabrics. I would choose the Queen pure white linen sheets ‘cus you know you spend one third of your life in bed and you might as well do it in comfort and style !!

  17. Marti says:

    “Rough Linen sheets. That’s Tricia up there by the way.”

    Thank you for keeping me from humiliating myself. Duvet cover. Does she do black? I should go look myself, but I keep waiting for some web developers (who are probably, in reality, vacationing in Cancun and TAUNTING ME with my relaunch) to get things up and happening.

    Karen: I am going to lose my mind if it doesn’t show up on the screen soon. Did you feel like this? I have been waiting for this for months, but the all day, every 30 minutes “refresh” is really working my last nerve.

    • Karen says:

      Hah. I don’t even remember seeing it for the first time really. Weird. You’d think I would. Don’t worry .. it’ll happen. ~ karen!

  18. @RadioRedhead says:

    LOVE the orkney natural bed makeover. Wish I could afford it even if I won the contest! Perhaps I could settle with the duvet cover or smooth white sheets?!

  19. Larissa says:

    I’ve been spending the past hour researching bedding sets, and will be posting a blog about it because I had NO IDEA. You know what I want? A bedding set. I don’t know what that entails, but I know what I want:
    Soft pillows, with pillowcases that are all matchy-matchy and grownup-looking.
    Flat sheets. Ones that keep me warm in winter and cool in summer and ones that just feel like the equivalent of hot cocoa in front of the fire on a chilly winter night.
    And a cover. I don’t know if it’s a duvet, a comforter, a quilt, I don’t KNOW. I just want the part that goes over all of it.
    You know when you see a bed in a display room and it’s all nicely done and it has like 8 pieces? That’s what I want. It would make me feel finally at peace, and finally like I won some sort of adulthood award.

    And maybe…just maybe… I’d tolerate having a Breakfast Pillow. Whatever that is.

    So if Miss Rose and her holy grail of linen stuff had something along those lines, that is what I want. I want something that makes me feel the way she looks in the photo, every night.


  20. Jessie B says:

    Oh wow, oh wow. I have a thing for linen sheets but these have just become my new obsession. The bed sheets. Definitely. 100%.

  21. sherry says:

    i do LOVE the smooth white curtains, the orkney pillows and the table cloths. and the bedlinen is dreamy xoxo

  22. cred says:

    Beautiful! I was just on her site again yesterday after reading your post on how to fold a fitted sheet. I have been coveting them since you first mentioned Rough Linen.

    If I were to win, I would have to choose the smooth white linen sheets- I do love the look of the orkney natural linen products she makes but if I am to actually owe something as luxurious as linen fit for a queen, I want to be lounging in it.

  23. Caroline says:

    my fella dosen’t drool or sweat but I do, he would like new sheets

  24. Antonia says:

    I went to her website last week…wow! Gorgeous linens! I would definitely go for her beautiful duvet covers. They look so comfortable!

    • Karen says:

      Antonia – Just to clarify, the giveaway isn’t to win *anything* on the site. It’s a $250 value. The Queen sized duvets start at $350 I believe. (however, if you wanted to I’m sure you could take your $250 and put it towards a duvet cover, making it cost only $100)! 🙂 ~ karen

  25. Janelle says:

    Oooooooh orkney natural shams with white buttons and coordinating bedskirt…because they wouldn’t touch my drooly, sweaty self and I would never have to launder them and they would stay magically new forever. I think the entire queen makeover bed will be my very first purchase when I win the lottery.

  26. Oh, what a great giveaway!!! Way to score Karen! If I won, I’d want the Queen Sheet set! My hubby sweats and stains our sheets yellow, Like wtf? Anyhow, I can’t afford to keep buying new sheets so this would be wonderful.


  27. Sharon says:

    It’s so hard to decide! I might have to go for the Queen size sheets, though, because the idea of being engulfed in smooth linen is just too tempting!

  28. julia says:

    I too have been lusting after Rough Linen for ages. So gorgeous. I would gladly go for anything on her site; first on the wish list would be a duvet cover.

  29. nadia says:


  30. What gorgeous texture! I would be beyond thrilled with the tablecloth and napkins 🙂

  31. I went through a period when I planned to start a business making linen duvet covers and shams from old linen table clothes, so soft and beautiful. Thanks for igniting the memories. I would chose a sheets and shams.

  32. Lane says:

    Beautiful linens! I’d love to have a duvet cover in the smooth linen or Orkney.

  33. Sue H. says:

    I love the SHEEEEEEEETS!

  34. Clara says:

    Love the sheets!

  35. Sandy says:

    Everything on her site is amazing! Wow. I’d love the Orkney tablecloth and napkins.

  36. nevy says:

    I would love to have a couple of the smooth white flat sheets…

  37. mary says:

    Oh, I want it all. Someday! For now I’d like the white and orkney tablecloths and I’ll dream about the sheets and duvet. Love.

  38. michele says:

    Oooh. I don’t even need to look at the site again. I would put it towards sheets for sure… That tablecloth is a thing of beauty though.
    I think I might explode with exitement over this giveaway.

  39. Fiona says:

    I love it all. I want I want I want.

  40. SK Farm Girl says:

    Sheets, man, sheets! Exquisite, smooth, white sheets woven just for me . . . dreamy like a vanilla milkshake . . . mmmmmmmmmmm!

  41. Pati says:

    Wow what a generous give away:) I would love a duvet cover…would be soo dreamy. Very beautiful products and pictures on her site.

    • Karen says:

      Pati – Duvet cover is $350 for Queen size. Giveaway is for $250. But you can probably put the $250 towards the $350 duvet cover. ~ karen

  42. Nicola Cunha says:

    I sewed up some linen napkins over 15 years ago and still use them! Would love to sleep in Tricia’s sheets! How generous!

  43. maggie says:

    Simply beautiful! I would do want the white tablecloth and orkney napkins. Happy to be in the running.

  44. Joanne K says:

    Linen sheets would be the dreamiest.

  45. Jane says:

    I love her stuff and would be thrilled to get anything at all! The tablecloth would be my go to item I think.

  46. Rebecca says:

    Seriously, I want everything on her site. I love linen so much. If forced to choose, I’d pick the Pure White Linen Sheets I think, but maybe the smooth white tablecloth.

  47. CJ says:

    I love the Orkney natural tablecloth and napkins… or the white Orkney tablecloth and the natural Orkney napkins…. no wait… Oh, sheesh… everything’s so amazing… the white Orkney bedsheets… the Natural Orkney shams…. I want a Natural Orkney tea-length dress… I could go on forever…. maybe my computer power will go out soon and stop the Orkneymania!

  48. Carla says:

    These are so beautiful I can’t even stand it.

  49. Carla says:

    Oops, forgot to say that I want that tablecloth and napkins

  50. becky mercado says:

    omg…i love the exact one in the picture. I dont own an iron. that combo is so my style. me…me…me.

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