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. Amber Lew says:

    Everything is beautiful. I would so love the white linen sheets, and be happy to cease sewing the always appearing holes in my old but soft pillowcases. However, we recently got new (ikea) kitchen table, and a white linen tablecloth would go beautifully with the colbalt or navy blue I plan to paint the unfinished pine table and chairs. Plus, its Ikdea…Probably needs a little linen to class it up a bit.

  2. Madeleine Portuondo says:

    Mmmm. White smooth linen Queen sheets. And after that….I may just have to start collecting other pieces a little at a time.

  3. Gknee says:

    I have visited Tricia’s site many times just to gaze upon her beautiful products so this give-away is a real treat. If I had to choose something I’d choose the St. Bart’s curtins (58″ X 108″) in natural and white.

  4. Susan says:

    Oh, the tablecloth definitely. When you had a photo of it on your blog the other day I fell in love. And I’m all about not ironing too.

  5. Sally says:

    I would choose the exquisite St Barta curtains in baby blue. I can already feel a cool summer breeze blowing those curtains…

  6. yvonne says:

    I would love me some linen bed sheets. I share your husband’s bernard-like tendencies, so I usually cheap out on my bed linens.

  7. Kate S says:

    I don’t have a large dinning room table.. but I do have a bed. So if I was selected grand champion then I would ask for a set of beautiful smooth white linen queen sized flat sheets.

    Thank you Karen, and thank you Tricia!


  8. Shelli says:

    Thank you for such a wonderful giveaway! It would be so hard to choose but the white Orkney sheets look soooooo inviting!

  9. Kara says:

    Seriously…last night, after reading one of your posts re: Rough Linen and spending ages ogling the gorgeousness of Tricia’s work, I fell asleep composing my comment should you ever have a giveaway – ! It began something like “swoon, double swoon, and swoon to the power of swoon…” before devolving into the 1/2 baked sleep-deprived ramblings of a fabric junky. A sheet and pillow slips would be dreamy, but I’d honestly wrap myself up in any of those lovely linens if given the opportunity. BTW, my daughters are captivated by your videos 🙂

  10. Laura says:

    Oh my goodness. The sheets. Those white linen queen sized sheets are amazing.

  11. Emily says:

    My fella also has the Saint Bernard issue, haha. I would love the St. Bart’s blue & natural twin duvet cover.

  12. Z says:

    Smooth white linen pillow slips and pure white queen linen sheets!

  13. Meg says:

    Orkney Tablecloth, Smooth White Napkin!!!!! I neeeeeeeed a new tablecloth and napkins– all we have are Christmas ones, and as much as I adore them, we could use a very nice looking every day one that would work for surprise guests!

  14. Lori Allen says:

    Oh, so luxurious!! Love her linens!! I would love the Smooth White Sheets….i think having luxurious sheets like that would be reason to spend a relaxing weekend in bed….like a queen….fetch me my breakfast please!!

  15. V says:

    Oh man, definitely the bed sheets, king size. I kinda want everything, but alas! It is just not possible for me.

  16. Kailee says:

    I would get the orkney curtain and sham. So beautiful!

  17. Jerrica says:

    Wow, those linens are beautiful! I especially like the White and Orkney tablecloths — I would layer them like in the picture. So homey! Thanks for the giveaway!

  18. Meg says:

    Tonight I was lying in bed reading a book. I glanced over to my boyfriend’s side and said aloud to myself, “God Alex. What are you doing over there?”. So yes, I would get a set of queen sized sheets. And maybe a 4-set of napkins if I could throw that in, too.

  19. Angela says:

    Hi Karen, been following your blog from London and I have often been declared bonkers for falling in love with and obsessing about the perfect…(add household object here) and also have suffered your schizophrenic vintage collection (b.f. calls it ‘old tat’)vs modernist ocd dilemmas.
    Love the linen collection especially the sheets and duvet cover.
    My partner is also a drooler – damn! I have a beautiful Jigsaw (English brand) duvet set with embroidered birds on it which has so far survived his drool (just!)
    Looking forward to seeing your Christmas decor Karen, keep up the good work.

  20. christyl says:

    Sheets! I want to feel them!

  21. Amie says:

    Delicious! I love the whole Orkney range!

  22. Donna says:

    Oh my goodness…her products are so gorgeous! I just absolutely love linen. Thanks for the link to her site 🙂 If I won I’d go for the king duvet cover I think, or maybe curtains. I want everything!

  23. lynn says:

    Sheets!!! Gorgeous!!!

  24. Cathryn says:

    Wow. That is all I have to say. I would get a queen set. And never get out of bed again…

  25. Maya says:

    Natural palettes and minimally mass produced is the way to go, =D

  26. Mary-An says:

    Oh these are gorgeous! I’d like the bed makeover, and the tablecloth and napkins, and the… oh wait, I was supposed yo pick just one thing, huh? Um. Actually, I think I’d like what was offered first, then I might have to save up some money for more later!

  27. Chris D. says:

    I would love the Queen sheet set!

  28. Karen says:

    I was hoping this might happen! I would love to have 4 of the King white linen pillow slips/cases, they are just gorgeous and would match my recently purchased duvet cover perfectly.

  29. Nathalie Chernoff says:

    beautiful! pillow slips and napkins for sure.

  30. Kat says:

    I would go for White Queen sheets and pillowcases, and a bottle of tide with downey… wash a few times and just settle in for the winter with a good video and Hot chocolate!
    I like that they are flat — I worked in a hospital when I was young , tight and tuck!

  31. Kathy says:

    I would love, love, love the sheets. they looks so beautiful and I am so tired of fitted sheets that don’t fit our ridiculously deep mattress.Thank-you for this!

  32. Manetta Lavergne says:

    Definitely new sheets, these sound dreamy!!

  33. mel says:

    worldwide??!! i am soo in! 🙂 would it be too crazy to spend 250 $ for the whole bunch of Orkney cushions?

  34. Corri W says:

    I had a long and glorious look at the Rough Linen website the other day after reading your gift ideas and promptly earmarked her King Size white smooth sheets for my bed. Sadly being in Australia and what with the horrible state of our economy and the ever fluctuating exchange rate, I couldn’t manage it right now, especially before Xmas 🙁
    Maybe this will be my saviour.

  35. Tracy says:

    My Hubby has the exact same St. Bernard tendencies, so I’m crossing my fingers and toes for the King sized sheets!

  36. Jess says:

    I would put it towards the duvet in white, or a set of two sheets. Until recently I had an off white duvet cover from Muji that I bought in London in the 90’s. I had it for a long, long, time, and it got incredibly soft. Somewhere in there, it probably hit its peak of softness, before the little rips began. Eventually the poor thing disintegrated. Now we sleep under an IKEA duvet cover. Just not the same. Would love something so elegant and natural, to fall asleep under every night.

  37. deanna says:

    Ohhhhhhhh ~ the smooth white linen curtains! Yum. I have a
    room just begging for these (of course, the neighbors would like to see something on the windows as well). We recently moved after 27 years in another home and I’m overwhelmed with all of the things to be done…this would be WONDERFUL!

  38. Belinda Philp says:

    Oh please, please pick me…those sheets look gorgeous..and I’d pay the extra to get 2 queen size sheets. I can almost feel how good it would be to slip between them with my darling….;)

  39. Suzan says:

    A Smooth White tablecloth and napkins would be my choice. Tricia’s linens are beautiful. I have two treasured pieces of woven linen that were made by my great-great grandmother. The Smooth White Linen line looks so much like those pieces!

  40. Gina says:

    Oh yes the sheets! And the sweaty husband can go sleep in the spare bedroom, eh?

  41. Ginny says:

    I think I would start with sheets and a bolster. Then add from there. The possibilities are endless!

  42. Jen says:

    I have a thing for sheets. I think I would go for those.

  43. Lucy says:

    Oh, sheet! What a set of sheets that is. Added shams and pillowcases would be my idea of heaven. The linen reminds me of what we saw in Ireland. No wonder, since her first piece was from her Scottish grandmother. Talk about lasting quality.

  44. Valentina says:

    oh, I really love the Orkney Duvet Cover (twin size). Looks amazing!

  45. Jennifer says:

    I’d be happy with a remnant scrap from her workshop floor! Gorgeous stuff!!

  46. Sharon says:

    Definitely a duvet cover! Mine needs to be replaced and Tricia’s would be perfect!!

  47. Laurel says:

    Oh my… sheets and pillowcases please!

  48. Rachel B. says:

    Those sheets look so lovely! I would be tickled if I got a couple of those.

    Although… the curtains are also awesome. If only I had a job I could fill my house with linen. Ah well, good luck everyone! 🙂

  49. Cindy says:

    I would definitely choose the bedsheets! Wowza!

  50. Jan says:

    I went looking for a set of sheets just yesterday and came home empty-handed and disappointed. No nice sheets to be found! These are beautiful, will last forever and feel great. So, obviously, I’d put my $250 towards two white linen queen sheets.

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