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Hello there, little sheetnik. The best sheets of all are to be found (usually) at Value Village. They are old, thick 100% cotton - both crispy and soft at the same time. Wabasso are the best of all, but sometimes they are so old (and soft, yet crispy) that the tag has faded away.

I must caution you against evil IKEA sheets - so thin! No lasting for even 2 years there, dear heart. No no no. Also the scratchiness. Not nice. Thrift, my dear, thrift!

Posted by grace (not verified) on Fri, 07/13/2007 - 15:05

I got my current sheets (which I bought post break-up because I wanted MY OWN sheets that had never touched the ass of an ex-boyfriend) at that linen place next to Ikea. That place is overwhelming even for me, but I managed to find some super nice sheets that were also super on sale. It just took a bit of digging. I will help you.

My sheets prior to these were from Value Village and I liked them too. Sometimes its hard to find ones that aren't stained though. Ugh.

Posted by Jo Stockton (not verified) on Fri, 07/13/2007 - 16:26

I have similar sheet-shopping issues. While I have no advice to share with you, I want you to know I completely understand your sheet-shopping angst. I hope you end up with lovely, comfortable sheets that make you happy, and that you then blog about them so I can copy your choice.

What are sex cloths?

Posted by zoom (not verified) on Sat, 07/14/2007 - 09:59

Arriving late from your garage sale post the other day... I'm happy to know you enjoyed the catalogues, great pick for shoes by the way! I own a pair of fall-winter Campers with the same idea behind -they are different but they belong together kind of a thing, love that idea!- And yes, you got it right, except for the little h (Cristina, Spanish spelling, but don't worry about it).

Posted by Cristina (not verified) on Sat, 07/14/2007 - 10:54

I've had luck with Ikea sheets, especially just the bottom sheet, which doesn't scream Ikea the way the duvet covers do. HomeSense has good ones too. If you're feeling really adventurous, you could go down to the States or just order on line with the US dollar being so low, you could probably get a great deal. I love sheets too. Mon Lit in the Market is awesome and for a real treat you can order ones from Montreal through Philip Van Leoen or whatever it's called, and they'll MAKE them for you. Ahhhh.

Posted by Jamine (not verified) on Sat, 07/14/2007 - 13:23

i still have the sheets your folks got when they got married...

Posted by shelleyt (not verified) on Sun, 07/15/2007 - 09:07

Indeed, letting go of sheets is tough. I love those flannel sheets that are over twenty years old. I think I have some that are older too. But I have to admit, the sheets for guests are older than the sheets I use on my own bed... !!

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 07/16/2007 - 00:02