In 1971 Julia Child was filming episodes of The French Chef, Love Story was at the top of the New York Times bestseller list, Fiddler on the Roof was the year’s most popular film, and perhaps you – or your parents – had just discovered a new store in Manhattan called Schweitzer Linen. Nestled among other luxury retailers along Madison Avenue, the store maintained a beautifully curated selection of linens offered with impeccable service.
We, at Schweitzer Linen are in constant pursuit of Beauty. We travel the world looking for inspiration to bring in to our designs. Lily of the Valley is the fruit of one of our countless trips.
It’s beautifully hand embroidered on luminous and silky soft 600 thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sateen from Italy. Crafted to cherish for generations, this import features delicate hemstitching, the perfect complement to such a gentle flower.
We are thrilled to have this particular design featured in Architectural Digest. Here’s an excerpt of the story:
With appearances in the wedding bouquets of Kate Middleton, Grace Kelly, and Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy—three of the most stylish women in recent history—the lily of the valley is a perennial go-to bloom for the royal (and nearly royal) set. Years after these women carried the flower down their respective aisles, the lily of the valley is having a moment, sprouting up everywhere from wallpaper to ceramics. The Printery colors the flower bright pink and engraves it onto luxe notecards, while Dior reimagines it as a glam ceramic tray. The bloom’s quiet beauty lends well to dressing up—as seen with Van Cleef & Arpel’s emerald-and-platinum earrings and Verdura’s diamond-and-pearl brooch. Delicate, demure, and eternally elegant, it’s the perfect flower for decor. And besides, who would ever turn down an excuse to channel Grace, Carolyn, and Kate?
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