The sheets arrived Monday, which was great because that's laundry day at the cottage and laundering the new sheets fit right into my schedule. (Of course, I schedule my laundry -- doesn't everybody?)
You may have guessed from a previous post that I take special notice of packaging. (That probably comes from the years I worked in retail.) I believe a quality product should be nicely packaged. The Serena & Lily sheet set came in a matching drawstring bag. All this was carefully wrapped in a recyclable plastic bag. (I'm going to reuse it for fabric storage.)
I followed the laundry instructions --machine wash warm/tumble dry low -- and the 100% cotton sateen sheets washed up beautifully. No shrinkage. There was some slight wrinkling, but that may have been due to the fact that I have a compact dryer that doesn't leave extra tumbling room for a queen-size sheet set. (Remember, I live in a small cottage with small appliances.)
Making our bed was a breeze. The fitted sheet has deep pockets, and elastic all the way around, which makes for a neat and tidy fit without stretching. The top sheet is generous in size, which is really important to me because our old top sheet was short on the sides and I have a husband who's prone to grabbing the sheet in his sleep and pulling it with him when he turns over, leaving me without a sheet (sorry, honey).
So, how do these sheets feel? Wonderful. They're very soft and smooth. My old sheets seemed pretty soft, and I had been reticent to replace them for fear we'd end up with something not to our liking. But both Dennis and I gave the Serena & Lily sheets a thumbs up. When he got into bed Dennis said, "Wow! I've never had sheets like these!"
|The morning after. Lines are imprints of our bed's pillow top and not part of the sheet.|
The small,cut circle pattern gives the white sheets some pizazz.
Bottom line, I really like Serena & Lily sheets. They're pretty, soft, smooth and substantial, launder well, generous in size (I didn't lose my top sheet once last night), and husband approved.
Now I just have to figure out how I'm going to use that pretty drawstring bag.
I received a free set of luxury sheets from Serena & Lily for review purposes. The thoughts and opinions expressed here are 100% my own and I received no monetary compensation. See my disclosure policy for more information.