SPECIALLY FOR YOU!


Linen Drawer would like to spoil you this year over Christmas. We would like to make your gift shopping easy peasy! Have a look at the wonderful services we offer in customising gifts for you.
A special gift says “I care” when it has been personalised with embroidery, satin stitch or hemstitching. Popular gift options are monogrammed pillowcases, towels, and bedding. We can match the colour of the monogram with a beautiful row of satin stitching. Embroideredlaundry bags are very popular and can have lovely designs added to make them a personal and special gift.

We offer you this service on products suitable for customisation, such a bed linen, towels, andtable linen.  We can even gift wrap and include a card should you wish – for no additional fee.

A set of lovely table napkins embroidered with a Christmas motif is also a lovely gift – festive, useful and unique.  Match that with a table cloth or table runner, embroidered to match, and you have a gift any hostess would love and appreciate.

For the man in the house, we have slippers that can be embroidered and lovely Egyptian cotton and Towelling gowns that can be personalised.  These are gifts show thought and care in selection and customising.  We make it ultra-easy for you by offering free gift wrapping on these orders as well.

The only difficulty you will have is deciding which gifts to give and which to keep for yourself.  Linen Drawer makes Christmas gift giving what it should be – a simple joyful pleasure!

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CHRISTMAS JOY

It is easy to become totally silly when speaking about Christmas. There is so much joy and anticipation associated with the festive season thatI need to focus my mind on the sensible to get the best out of this joyous season.

Around October I start to feel that there’s something I should be aware of…and it takes me a while to realise that the something… is that Christmas is only a few months away. Then the lists start – gifts, food, shopping, to-do’s, must happens, and more. I am proud to report steady progress in having a relaxing and relativelystress-free Christmas as the years move on, and I come to realize the true meaning of Christmas.

The most important aspect is the joy and tingling anticipation that these Holy days evoke.  Joy because the message of Christmas is universal – joy and peace to all mankind. Anticipation is the less spiritual side of this, and it’s all about the gifts, the celebration, the twinkling lights, the sense of well-being and relaxation, contemplating the happy faces around you.

Christmas is about giving. The most joy is derived from seeing the happy faces when unwrapping lovely gifts, seeing the enjoyment that togetherness and sharing bring to the whole family. Giving of your time is the most precious gift of all and says that you care so much. Time spent together with friends and family is precious and it is here that the memories and stories of a lifetime originate.

I must share that the Linen Drawer team look forward to Christmas with great anticipation. We discuss decorations, food, venues, guests and other weighty issues with fervour – all with the Linen Drawer year end party in mind.  Every year we stop work just before Christmas and take the afternoon off. This is to celebrate and honour the efforts of all the staff members in making Linen Drawer a successful business. Without them Linen Drawer would cease to exist, and this fact is celebrated by enjoying a relaxed and fun time with good food and fun games.

At Linen Drawer the Christmas season and the time leading up to it is a very busy period. Orders are processed and every client must be happy with their order! We offer you easy gift shopping options like personalised bed linen, beautiful Egyptian cotton gowns, embroidered table linen and many more lovely items (Visit our webpage https://www.linendrawer.co.za/tabling-gifts).  It’s as easy as a mouse click and you will have made a loved one so happy!

So, bring on the twinkling fairy lights, the glittering tinsel, ‘snowy’ Christmas trees, bright baubles, green, red, gold and silver decorations of all shapes and forms. Play the Christmas music, the carols and popular songs. Gather the family and friends to celebrate, sharing time and gifts with loved ones. Feel the love and peace that are the true gifts of Christmas!

SCATTER STYLE AROUND

Changing the style and colour scheme of your home is difficult if you don’t have the time and the budget to invest in such an exercise.  How often we wish for a magic wand to freshen and brighten our sitting rooms, bedrooms and other living areas.

Easy – invest in some of these beautiful scatter cushions. Simply match the exclusive designs and colours with your existing decor scheme, buy, and place on sofa/bed/chair.  Voila! You have updated and changed the look of your living spaces in one easy step.

They are made locally from top quality fabric and are sold with their inners, which are duck down and feathers.  Quality from outside to inside!

Look at the wonderful range of colours and styles – you will be spoiled for choice and there is definitely a scatter with your name on it.

Celebrate The Colours Of The Rainbow With Hinterveld Song On The Radio

Like a song on the radio stirs a past memory, we hope our colours will also capture you in some small way…

Hinterveld’s Song On The Radio collection comprises brushed wool blankets that add a stylish touch to every occasion. They’re perfect for adding a pop of colour in the bedroom, on the couch, or even around the camp fire. Long-lasting and extremely durable, the blankets consist of 49% wool, 32% mohair and 19% nylon.

How to care for your Hinterveld Song On The Radio blankets:

Cold wash and rinse by hand only. Flat dry.

The range comprises 15 striking colours:

Hinterveld Song On The Radio Blankets are available on https://www.linendrawer.co.za/. Free delivery throughout South Africa.

SOULFUL SHADES

How would you choose colours for new products? The array of tones and shades is mind boggling and predicting what will be suitable for bed linen is a daunting task. Well, at Linen Drawer we aren’t easily daunted and, deciding to add colour to our range of Egyptian cotton percale, we set about making the choice in a methodical and analytical manner.

Trends identified were Plants/Nature, Nautical/Sea, Opulence, New Nostalgia and Traditions Reworked. Colours associated with these were varied but the emphasis throughout was on deep natural colours. The inspiration was taken from the plants, water, stones, minerals and animals that surround us.

Armed with this information we analysed our existing product colours in order to see what was ‘missing’. We decided that a we needed a light, medium and dark colour. The light colour we chose was Sand – a wonderful tone that will complement and highlight many of our existing colours, such as taupe, duck-egg, cream, grey and white. Entirely natural, yet sophisticated, it is a welcome addition to our range.

The medium shade we chose was Blue Vapour – the colour of the deep blue sea on a cloudy day. This intense blue is both silvery and blue, and sits very well alongside the colours that Linen Drawer use to produce their superb bed linen.

As our dark colour we looked no further than the fabulous Slate. Not black, not grey, but an intense mixture of the two. The result is a colour of incredible depth and resonance, reinforcing the modern trend of pared down opulence.

The result of our decision to enhance our offering to you, our customer, is that these new colours are available in 400 thread count Egyptian cotton percale. The sateen weave adds to the beauty of the fabric giving it a soft handle and wonderful depth of colour. The fabrics have been tested and have excellent colour and light fastness, meaning that they will stay beautiful for as long as you have them.

Look at the photos attached, watch our Facebook page, or visit our showroom in Paarl to see more examples of these luxurious new colours.

WELCOMING JOHANNESBURG

We set off early on Sunday 6 August on our journey to Decorex Johannesburg 2017. A very long drive lay ahead – symbolic of our journey to Decorex exhibiting in total. Fortunately, no murders were committed and no speed fines incurred in the course of the drive, and soon we were concentrating on our Tom-Tom’s directions to the apartment we had rented.

The two days that preceded the opening of the exhibition at Gallagher Convention centre were frantic. There was much Gautrain’ing, Uber’ing and shopping. Hard work and amazing co-operation from our agents and furniture suppliers characterised these pre-show days. The absolute dedication from Johann and Ernie du Toit, Ronel Currin and the teams from Blockhouse, Ultimate Mattress, Persepolis and Incanda who helped us set up the stand. The result was FABULOUS! Our products were showcased beautifully and the stand at Decorex drew very favourable comments and many compliments.

We kicked off the show on Women’s’ Day – 9th August- and we attracted many visitors with our offerings of sweeties to “celebrate” Women’s’ Day. This led to curiosity about who and what we were, and an entry into our competition. Fortunately, the sweeties lasted all day, and we were able to give one to just about every woman that passed the stand.

The rest of the days passed in a happy blur- meeting the extremely trendy and stylish exhibition go-ers, answering queries and making new contacts. The friendliness and interest from the public was very impressive. We have vowed to return next year, bigger better and even more ready to knock the socks off all exhibition visitors!

Our drive back seemed shorter although we were really tired.There was lots of laughter and teasing but no incidents. The road was relatively quiet and the weather was good for travelling. Arriving home on Monday evening was so great and a thoroughly good night’s sleep was had by all!

As you can see from the photo’s Gauteng welcomed us and we are truly grateful and happy to have had the opportunity to showcase wonderful Linen Drawer products at Decorex Johannesburg 2017.

The winner of the Linen Drawer Decorex Competition was drawn on Friday 18 August 2017. He is Mr Alan Salamon, who will be visiting Cape Town next week and promised to visit with us at Linen Drawer. Congratulations to you!

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PUT A SPRING IN YOUR STEP

September in the Southern Hemisphere is all about spring. Spring is in the air. Sometimes it is a chilly spring, and our optimism about summer’s arrival is quenched by rain showers and snow.

How to welcome spring into your home? Easy, have a look at your mattress! We have all seen mattress advertisements of the gazelle-like leaps out of bed. Incredibly these can become reality with a few basic checks.

We spend roughly a third of our lives sleeping or in bed. It makes sense that the comfort we experience here impacts on all aspects of our lives. If you think you need a new mattress because you wake up bent double and in pain, have a look at the following:

When last was your mattress turned and aired? Do you need a mattress-topper to improve the sleeping comfort of your mattress? Do you sit on your mattress when dressing? What does your bed base/frame look like? Who is jumping on your mattress?

Your decision to purchase a new mattress depends on your answers to the above. Should you look at a new mattress purchase consider the following:

Bed frames – height and design will be dictated by your décor scheme and personal preference. As your mattress lies on the base, it needs to ‘work’ with your mattress and not hamper the comfort you should experience.

Mattress – for a couple the recommended mattress is often a high-quality pocket sprung mattress, as it is beneficial to both sleepers. For those suffering from allergies a memory foam mattress is suggested as it offers comfort and is made from materials which are less irritating to sensitive individuals. Memory foam mattress also benefit those who suffer from joint pain.

There are other choices of mattress, of course – like futons, air and waterbeds in which air and water respectively provide the support. Adjustable beds with their specialised mattresses are also an option and provide comfortable sleep options.

At Linen Drawer, we specialise in ‘dressing’ your mattress – whatever your choice! We recommend pure cotton or linen bedding, and can custom make to fit any type of mattress you choose. Our motto is ‘comfort and style’ and we stand by that. We would like you to make the best choices for your sleeping comfort to ensure that the spring in your step remains there – throughout all the seasons!

Sources: http://mybed.com/mattress.html

http://www.guidemetobed.com/sleep-advice/sleep-ideas/