Linen Café curtains

Café curtains (or “country curtains”, sometimes called “half curtains”) made of flax linen are the best option of traditional kitchen window décor for Provence, Rustic Country, Vintage or Shabby Chic styles. Flax linen curtains possess...

7 different kinds of curtains for Provence-style kitchens

Provence-style kitchen can’t be pictured without a beautiful window treatment. In this post we’d like to present 7 best ideas for a Provence-style interior, will share a few tips on what kind of fabric for curtains might be best for you and...

For your guests: wedding keepsake gifts

In many countries, it is customary to prepare small gifts (also called bonbonnieres) for all those invited to the wedding - small boxes with souvenirs that the bride and the groom present as a sign of gratitude to their guests. This sweet...

Traditional kitchen curtains: cafe, roll up, roman

Kitchen curtains perform both practical and aesthetic functions. They are also the visual accents that can set up the tone for the entire space. The right type will allow to increase the space or to change that disproportionately large...

Green wedding: locating in the nature

Wedding is an exciting day for all newlyweds. Many prefer to hold an open air celebration. Nature is beautiful in and of itself, and some accents will be able to grand your special day with an unforgettable style that will be remembered...

Around the World: Irish linen

“I want to be buried in Irish linen canvases.” Saint Patrick, head of the Irish Christian church, the eternal patron of Ireland. Long before our era, flax came to Europe and started to get cultivated. Over time, Ireland became the heart of...

The science of sleep: how to sleep well?

Ways to sleep: what to sleep on to live long and happy?A person spends a lot of the lifetime in sleep. During sleep, we rest, fight against the diseases, restore physical strength and mental balance. And healthy, strong and balanced people generally...

The difference between tea towel and dish towel

Tea towel history: tea master's best friend People have always considered tea to be a magical beverage that was driving away sleep and helping to maintain spiritual vitality. They knew that tea softens the heart, awakens the mind, removes...

Softened or washed linen bedding: what to choose?

Sleeping on washed linen is so pleasant and comfortable. Stonewashed linen fabric has a special wrinkle and is very soft. But we all know that linen yarn is a fairly harsh raw material and products from it can be initially rough and prickly. It...

Comparing towels: linen, half-linen, cotton

Linen vs half-linen towels Towel is every kitchen’s indispensable attribute. It is used to wipe hands, dishes and surfaces. The kitchen towel should not only be beautiful, durable and pleasant to the touch, but also must absorb moisture well...

Zero Waste lifestyle: what is it about?

“There is a firm rule - get up in the morning, wash your face, put yourself in order - and immediately put your planet in order.” - The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery Zero Waste concept is becoming more and more widespread...

How to: Table Runner

What are table runners for? Any housekeeper knows perfectly well that even some of the best tablecloths can be considered hopelessly ruined if they’ve gotten a stain that can’t be washed off. And here is where table runners come in handy...

Linen fashion in the world

Natural is the new popular We live in the times when products of natural origin are becoming increasingly more and more popular. People that choose such products demonstrate a great deal of wisdom, since such products are safe for them,...

Russian flax linen - hard to find, but easy to buy

Today, many shoppers are familiar with Lithuanian linen. It is very often that one can find Lithuanian linen tablecloths, bedding and napkins in stores. And if you were to visit the capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, you would find many small street...

How are flax linen and the Tretyakov gallery connected?

The Tretyakov brothers: how it all began On December the15th, 1832, the beautiful and smart Alexandra Borisova gave birth to Mikhail Tretyakov’s firstborn, who was given name Pavel. The second son, Sergei Tretyakov, was born soon after his big...

Concerning dyeing fabric at home: how to dye?

All things may lose their attractive appearance over time. But it is impractical to throw away good clothes just because they had become less colorful. Chemical industry offers an extensive range of cloth dye. However, it is possible to dye fabric...

Types of linen fabric: from burlap to cambric

As one of the main sources for creating fabric, flax is known for its environmental friendliness and durability. From flax fiber alone dozens of different natural linen fabrics can be woven, for flax has hundreds of uses. For example,...

Types of tablecloths

Whether or not one needs tablecloths and napkins is purely a matter of taste. But where it is appropriate, its’ right selection may become the main factor in setting the mood of the room. Dining room table covers are divided into several...

How is Christmas celebrated in Europe?

Very soon, most of the world's population will begin celebrating the birthday of Jesus Christ - Christmas. Christmas is celebrated all over the world. In addition, each country has its own "flavor" associated with Christmas celebrations. Let's take...

Christmas around the world

We have described how Christmas is celebrated in Europe in the previous article. Now let's see how this holiday is celebrated in different parts of the world. Christmas day in Japan For most Japanese people Christmas is known as a romantic family...