You know what’s wrong with the world today?

They don’t make sheets like they used to. I’m talking about grandma style, thin, crisp, breathable, yet soft and cozy sheets. You know, the 100% cotton, made in the USA type sheets we used to have up until the late 90’s. Then they started making those awful sateen, wrinkly high thread count, heavy, non-breathable allegedly “luxury” sheets.


It’s okay that they started making new style sheets and they’re popular but it’s an absolute shame that you cannot find the old kind anymore.


I just loved the comforting feel of being tucked in as a kid with those sheets as a kid. I cant sleep unless I have a sheet covering me, so on those hot summer nights, the sheets were perfect, because they were so breathable, I wouldn’t sweat, and I’d still be cozy.These days, the sheets are awful heat traps, and I find them suffocating, and the satiny synthetic feel, is so far from the classic low thread count, 100%  cotton sheets of the yesteryear. WHERE can we buy these?


This has become an obsession, folks. Tell me I’m not the only one who longs for the way sheets used to be?


I’ve done some homework, and search flea markets and thrift stores. all I usually find are random pillowcases. But WHERE can we buy brand new sheet sets made like they used to?

Most sites claim they’ve found a brand that sells them like they used to. NOT BUYING IT. Pottery Barn, Bed Bath & Beyond, The Company Store, Thomas Lee……RUBBISH! They charge you close to $200 for something that is FAR from what they claim it is. Imposters.


The trick, i think, is to find these qualities in a sheet set:

*100% cotton

*Percale weave, that is, ONE thread woven at a time, instead of the new ones woven typically 4 at a time to cut corners and save $.

*100-300 thread count. the lower, the better.

*Made in the USA….but this may not be the biggest issue.


So, friends. You don’t have to say I’m not crazy, but do any of you have the same obsession, or wonder about the extinction of the perfect sheets as we know them? Who shall join me in thy conquest of great worth: to find thy Holy Grail of all bedding?



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