Buy Crisp Sheets

Okay, I've finally gathered together a few sources for crisp, cotton sheets, grandma-style. It wasn't easy - it's amazing how much sateen there is around these days!  I'm building this list continually, so check back often.


Gramercy Park Percale Bedding at Amazon.com
The Gramercy Park Percale Cotton Sheet Set is 300 thread count 100% cotton. This set of crisp cotton percale sheets comes in sizes full, king and queen, and in many different color combinations.  Here's a picture (it's clickable).

Tribeca Sheets
At Amazon.com, I also found this Tribeca 300-thread count all cotton percale sheets described by one reviewer as "crisp" and "cold" and another reviewer mentioned they wrinkled in the dryer (which to me is a positive, not a negative, because it means they have the texture I'm looking for!) I'm afraid I didn't include an image here, because it's a picture of white sheets on a white background, and hard to see.


Amazon.com also has a great sage colored sheet set that's real percale, 100% cotton.  The queen size set includes two pillowcases.  The price is definitely right at this writing.






I did research the "clothesline crisp sheets" at the Vermont Country Store after they were mentioned by at least one reader of this blog.  Looking at the current reviews for these sheets, I found that although there were satisfied customers in the past, many reviewers have recently been disappointed in the sets.  Apparently they changed manufacturers or suppliers of the linens.  I'll check back periodically and when the reviews indicate these are once again worth their rather exorbitant pricing, maybe I'll link to them here.

Lastly, I found some crisp percale pillowcases on eBay that I bought in a lot of 6.  I was pleased with about half of them which were wonderfully white, crinkly and crackly and disappointed with the other half (the half that didn't seem to be made of percale but felt more like soft combed cotton).  However, despite that, I considered getting some more, because the prices were definitely right, but the seller no longer offers items for sale.  I do a lot of my shopping on eBay and it's one of the first places I go whenever I go hunting for new sheets (which I think is in the cards as we're redoing our beds AGAIN.)

I'll be updating this as I find more available sheets that my grandma would have approved of.

14 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for this great information. I, too, have looked and looked for the old-fashioned *crisp* sheets. I think Wamsuta Percale was the most "recent" available- back in the 70s or 80s.(Some store clerks today don't even know what "crisp" means!) I had a look at the Vermont Country Store, and it was a JOY to read their remarks -- they have HEARD us! I've not yet bought their sheets, but it is where I'll shop when I need more sheets. Again, thank you so much for taking the time to do all this great detective work! ~~ From Arizona

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  2. Thank you for 'getting' this! I just had to do away with the last of my grandmother's old pillowcases. They were probably 40 years old and that PERFECT mix of crisp, cool, thick. . . ahhhh. . .and was wondering where to begin looking for replacements. My friend was telling me yesterday about some jersey sheets she found on sale. . . .shudder!!

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  3. Lands End's 200 count percale was nice and crisp until a few months ago. I wash my sheets weekly (have two sets) and I think they're getting too soft now. But they were great for a couple of years. Inexpensive,too, when you buy on sale.

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  4. i was so pleased to find this site! i too have been searching for crisp sheets w/ no luck. flannel, microfiber, sateen...NO! i'll try ur suggestions & let u know what i find out.

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  5. I just found out from Vermont Country store that their Clothesline Crisp sheets have been discontinued. :(

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  6. Yes, Vt Count Store has percale sheets, with monkeys or snoopy!!!!I will try the Walmart Tribeca Percale, or order direct from WayFair.com the supplier for walmart, crzypopmac

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  7. Thank you for your effort.. Sheet buying has been driving me crazy...

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  8. Does anyone know who the manufacturer and or supplier was for the Vermont Country Store Clothesline Crisp sheets? We don't know if Vermont Country Store discontinued them or if the manufacturer just isn't making them anymore. I love my crisp sheets but am panicking that they aren't available anymore. I would have order many more sets if I had know they'd be discontinued.

    I don't care if I have to order them from Timbuktu!

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  9. After much searching I found Blissfulbed, a seller on EBay. She sells 200 TC Percale sheets made from organic cotton grown in the Southwestern U.S. and then manufactured in South Carolina. I ordered a King size set and they are absolutely wonderful, crisp, comfortable, just right. They do wrinkle out of the drier but that is to be expected and does not bother me. Check it out, you will not be disappointed.

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  10. IKEA has Emmie Spets (http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/90217608/#/20227328), which is supposedly very nice. I have to check it out when I drop by my local store.

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  11. Outside of hitting every old lady estate sale in my city, I am happiest with the Simply Shabby Chic at Target. I find that they wear well over time at a fraction of the cost of the sheets from the Vermont Country Store. My only issue is that their patterns are all so so girly. I would like to buy sets for my son, but he's not too keen on rosebuds.

    My mother always told me that most sheets these days contained resin to keep them from wrinkling. I have no idea if that's actually true or not, but I took it as gospel.

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  12. Just tried The Big One from Kohl's. Pima cotton blend percale, 275 thread count and it almost felt like my grandma's sheets. 4th sheet set I bought in a month, the others are going to my kids!

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  13. Blissfulbed seems to no longer be at e-bay. And some suggested sheets on Amazon are no longer available...Yes, I also love those cool, crisp, heavier sheets! That kind on a hot summer night feels so good! I always buy the white kind. We don't have a Kohl's in our area so I will keep looking! I'm so thankful I'm not the only one who likes these kind of sheets.

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