I just passed a long weekend with friends, and the owners, at Cottonwood in Union Pier, Michigan, USA. The biggest highlight was playing Scrabble where I put down a pathetic two-point word ("on"). My opponent groaned and said, "You have no idea how strategic that was." (Well, I was hoping.) Turns out, it blocked the word "zeal" from being played, starting on a "triple word score" square. 43 points averted! My opponent still won the game, but it wasn't quite a landslide. (I need to learn more words with four o's and four i's, as that's about the only letters I had for most of the game.)
While preparing to leave, I pulled the sheet from my very comfortable bed and found the letter "Q" monogrammed on the corner and on the fitted sheet as well. How pleased I was to see a system for identifying the size of the sheet on the bed. At Cottonwood, the sheets have been discreetly monogrammed so that the housekeeping staff, who come in after a guest's visit, may correctly identify the proper size sheet needed from the stack of perfectly folded sheets in the linen closet.
|"Q" for Queen, in sizing sheets at Cottonwood|
Another technique which is more adaptable to most homes is simply to stitch a colored thread onto a lower corner of each sheet--coordinating thread color to each room or each set of linens. Or if you prefer, when you use a bespoke linen company like Mia Tavola, you may have the name of your rooms embroidered on the bed linens--never have a stray sheet again.