The Home: Dreams of Glory

Except for hotels, hospitals and the Ku Klux Klan, almost no one these days gives much of a hoot for white sheets. Once the standard way to dress a bed, they are now hauled out only in an emergency (when nothing else is clean or an unexpected guest arrives), today account for less than 45% of home sales. More and more, the going way to go to bed is in checks and plaids, scallops, scrollwork, and fields upon blooming fields of flowers. And for the linen closet that has everything, Fieldcrest last week rounded...

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