Notes from the Field: Between the Sheets
September 12, 2011
By Karin Lidbeck Brent
Recently, while styling a photo shoot, I was desperate to find vintage linen bedding in a very specific color palette. I thought it would be impossible to find.
I sent out a cry for help on Twitter, and I found far more than I set out for. My search introduced me to the premier supplier of vintage and antique linens and textiles in the United Sates: Pandora de BalthazÃ¡r European Luxury Bedding. Pandora de BalthazÃ¡r came to my aid, sending me boxes of beautiful shams, sheets, duvets and bed skirts to ensure that I would have the right pieces to make beautiful bedding pictures.
I was stunned by Pandora’s inventory of linens. Two million pieces of one-of-a-kind luxurious linens of the finest quality in an enormous array of styles including old European, Art Deco, bohemian, modern, primitive and on and on.
This past week, at Brimfield Antique Show, I met Pandora and was caught up in her infectious enthusiasm and commitment to her product. She firmly believes the quality of your bedding equals the quality of your sleep. With her linens she offers the finest Hungarian goose-down products and her patented Sleep System. The Sleep System is a collection of four specially sized pillows that support and envelop you in a luxurious cloud of the very best Hungarian goose down.
Recently Stacey Bewkes of Quintessenceblog.com posted about Pandora de BalthazÃ¡r. She wrote, â€œPandora’s vast collection has it all. And whatever she doesn’t have, she and her team are willing to scour the marketplace for. What makes Pandora de BalthazÃ¡r, the company, unique is their ability toÂ redesign these pieces of history into everyday luxuries for modern living, creating heirloom quality textiles and linens for both serious collectors and those who simply require the best. No detail is overlooked. If you can dream it, Pandora’s expert seamstresses can execute it, including beautiful monogramming that can even be duplicated from existing family heirlooms.â€
I think that by using Pandora luxury bedding you will be giving yourself the best gift one can get: the luxury of sleep.