exclusive anniversary collection is limited to 25 pieces per item
On Thursday, November 5, we will be hosting Lady Primrose owner Debby Fowler for a special event from 11-3. Customers will be able to preview the entire line, and to purchase jars of the company’s luxurious body cremes complete with hand-engraved, nickel plated lids. We will also be raffling away a Tryst gift basket, worth about $500.
What should you know about Debby’s company? It began as an antique shop in 1987 and would become much more in 1990 when its founders were commissioned to create a line of exceptional bath-oriented luxuries for London’s Lanesborough Hotel and its distinguished clientele. Soon after, guests began to call Dallas so they could purchase these products for their own homes.
At this time, the line consisted of two fragrances, signature fragrance Tryst and its companion Royal Extract. These two fragrances had been crafted by founders Carolyn Hunt and Vivian Young, who had set out to create an old-fashioned, all-natural product whose fragrance would be suitable for both sexes. The entire line of products had been influenced by a French perfumer as well as a British toiletries house which had been in business since 1677. This toiletries house worked with Carolyn and Vivian and graciously granted access to its archives. To get a better feel for founders Carolyn Hunt and Vivian Young and their vision, consider purchasing Carolyn’s published novel, Primrose Past: The 1848 Journal of Young Lady Primrose.
Today, the mysterious scent of Tryst and the golden aroma of Royal Extract remain, alongside newer fragrances such as Celadon, Turquesa, and the newest addition to the mix, Momentous. Ownership has turned hands, but the company proudly remains wholly women-owned. Luxury endures. Each item is “presented,” as a gift within a gift. Pictures speak a thousand words:
On Thursday October 1st from 11 am until 3 pm, The Linen Tree will be hosting Caspari personalization expert John Conts. Caspari’s entire line of paper greeting cards, napkins, plates and guest towels will be available to sample. We will be raffling away prizes, and John will be on hand to help you select and personalize the items you need for your upcoming Thanksgiving, Hannukah, Christmas and holiday parties, making this a terrific opportunity to prepare for the upcoming holiday season.
For those unfamiliar, Caspari is a publisher of exquisitely designed and printed paper products, with a reputation earned by reproducing the work of established artists and museums from around the world. The company was founded nearly 70 years ago, and initially imported Christmas cards made by European artists.
We will also have Care Cards on sale – this year’s proceeds benefit Phoenix Children’s Hospital and the sale runs from October 16th to the 25th. And this will also serve as a perfect opportunity to order Uppercut (Sybaritic) placemats, Abyss towels and Downright down bedding just in time to guarantee delivery by the week of Thanksgiving.
Back to Caspari: browse Caspari’s Holiday Greeting Card catalog as well as their Fall 2015 tableware patterns by clicking on the respective links below:
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So, what’s new since our last update?
Our annual white sale wrapped up last week. However, we still have some merchandise on our floor marked down up to 75% off.
We now carry Frette bedding. Of all the brands we sell, Frette has the most storied history; Frette linens appeared in some of the world’s finest hotels before the start of the 20th century. Old catalogs can be purchased on eBay and are considered collectors items. The best sheets that we sell? That would be a bold statement, but Frette is the piece to our puzzle that allows us to state with aplomb that we sell a full assortment of the world’s finest linens.
We have uploaded most of Abyss & Habidecor’s full line of bath linens and robes to our site. We have sold Super Pile and Twill towels in our store for ages, now you can view the full line (we are working on uploading more rugs) on our website. Here is a picture of Abyss’ waffle-weaved Pousada towel:
We have uploaded Barbacci’s customizable Giotto collection to our website. These linens are about as silky as any cotton sheet that we sell, and they come available in 118 colors and in a variety of embroidery, lace, and hemstitch styles. While we have sold Barbacci Giotto for years, never has it been so easy to view, select, and configure custom options.
Lastly: it is never too early to begin thinking about the holidays. Shop now and select from a full assortment of special order merchandise that can be ordered and received in time for December. Stop by, or give us a call. We are always happy to provide personalized assistance.
Care Card runs from October 19th through the 26th, this year. Purchase your Care Card ($60/ea), and receive 20% off of merchandise at The Linen Tree and at more than 500 other participating area retailers between the 19th and the 26th of October. At The Linen Tree, all in-stock merchandise will be 20% off with the purchase of your care card.
You may purchase your care card inside our store any time before October 26th. You may also purchase your Care Card online or at other participating retail stores throughout the Valley. This year’s proceeds will benefit the Developmental Pediatrics Program at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, “poised to become one of Arizona’s vital resources for information-for residents and community physicians-about early brain and child development.”
It is time for our annual white sale: visit our store between Friday July 18th and Saturday August 2nd and receive 20-75% off everything that we have in-stock. We will be well stocked as usual with bedding from Sferra & Peacock Alley, as well as favorites such as Abyss Super Pile towels, Bernardaud china, and unique decorative pieces from Jan Barboglio and Match Pewter.
Shop early for the best selection and the best chance at some of the more head-turning items on our sales floor, such as the Bella Notte bed pictured below. As of right now the Zia duvet cover pictured (king-size, only one of them) as well as corresponding shams are in-stock and on display. Zia features a vintage damask pattern over linen, and like all Bella Notte bedding it is manufactured, dyed, and finished by community crafts people in the San Francisco bay area.
Note: Sale prices are available in-store only. All sales final.
Tuesday, March 4th The Linen Tree will be hosting a one-day sale and trunk show. Royal-Pedic mattresses & Sferra Milos linens – choice ingredients to a Royal night of sleep – will be 10% off. Tom Sarkela, a representative from Royal-Pedic, will be on hand to present the Royal-Pedic line.
For those less familiar with Royal-Pedic, this is the company that has made mattresses for at least six US Presidents, including John F Kennedy who insisted on sleeping on a Royal-Pedic wherever he traveled. It is also the company who manufactured a custom 120″ x 120″ mattress for Wilt Chamberlain, who instructed eight deliverymen to take his mattress away if it wouldn’t fit through his doorway. Founder Abe Kaplan had moved to Los Angeles from Britain, where his employer supplied the Royal Family (with mattresses) at the time. All Royal-Pedic mattresses are made by hand and are generally chemical free.
Royal Pedic’s Royal-Flex innerspring unit is the finest offset coil spring system available. It contains far more coils than is standard, making it ultra-sensitive to body contours. Each coil is double-heat tempered to enhance durability and provide for years of sag free use.
The Royal-Flex innerspring unit is often surrounded by finely harvested natural materials including long staple, American grown cotton; natural 100% talalay latex harvested from sustainable plantations in Indonesia and Malaysia; untreated lamb’s wool from New Zealand, a temperature regulating material; and lanolin, a natural dust mite repellant.
The All Cotton Mattress – Royal-Pedic’s trademark mattress known for its firm, orthopedic support, contains more than fifty pounds of premium cotton padding in addition to a Royal-Flex innerspring unit. Natural materials ventilate body heat and provide greater durability.
The All Cotton mattress is too firm for some, but can be made just right with any combination of pillow-tops or quilt-tops. Here, an All Cotton mattress is pictured with a Royal-Cloud Pillowtop Pad. This combination is a best-seller at The Linen Tree.
The Royal Latex Mattress features an all-latex core instead of a Royal-Flex innerspring unit. This innovative mattress core was designed based on sleep studies at the Kirshgarten Clinic in Basel, Switzerland. It is different than other latex mattress cores – not just because of the quality of latex, harvest, and manufacture – but because it is shaped by seven distinct firmness zones. This allows for perfect body contour without sacrificing the firm, resilient support provided by natural talalay latex.
Tom (from Royal-Pedic) will be in the store from about 11 am – 5 pm on March 4th. The sale will go all day long (10-6). Don’t forget that we will be offering 10% off Sferra Milos bedding too. As Royal-Pedic mattresses are one of the finest quality mattresses one can sleep on, Milos sheets are one some of the finest quality sheets one can sleep on. They feature a 1,020 thread count. Usually we would caution against putting too much stock in thread count, but Milos sheets feature the best of all worlds. They are carefully woven utilizing 100% Extra Long Staple (Giza 70) Egyptian Cotton. Read more about that here.