The Linen Cupboard
The linen cupboard
The linen cupboard at my grandmother's house had a particular smell.
I cannot tell you what it was, but sometimes now, as an adult, I unexpectedly catch a trace of it. Perhaps it wasn’t even such a ‘perfect’ smell. Mixed notes of elegant beeswax furniture polish, toxic naphthalene mothballs, traces of her perfume, the fragrance of freshly-ironed sheets and even dusty lavender bags.
The smell brings with it memories I thought were lost, memories of visits to my grandmother's house, of her, and of admiring the fine linen.
What do you put in your linen cupboard?
I love having a tidy home-linen cupboard and sometimes sentimentally wonder which impressions it will leave behind. Hopefully something to do with the purity of white fabric and the freshness of the many ‘smellies’ I love to put inside.