Saturday, September 29, 2012

Vintage camp blankets ...

Being foolish weather optimists, we hosted our al fresco fall harvest soiree in November instead of October a couple of years ago. The cool evening air turned into a chilly night, and our guests ended up swaddled in blankets I retrieved from our house.

Image via Atlantic-Pacific.

Bundled up and drinking wine was so much fun that I'm thinking of collecting some old vintage camp blankets just for the purpose of creating a camp-themed evening with yummy S'mores and hot chocolate for dessert. 

Images above via Old Hollywood (left) and Bippity Boppity Boo (right).

I love the look of authentic Pendleton blanket weaves in plaids and stripes. And, they're not too hard to find on Ebay and Etsy. But, the prices are going up as these vintage blankets are scooped up by savvy collectors.

Image of Pembleton blankets.

I've always called them camp blankets, but have seem them listed as carriage blankets and stadium blankets, too.

Image via Baby and Child by Restoration Hardware.

It's great to see my favorite warm woolens making a comeback in bedding. These blankets are a natural in rustic and industrial settings.

Image via Salvaged Grace.

Take it from a former camper, these blankets also make a great military bed with hospital folds. This neatnik loves everything learned while at camp as a kid, including admiration for warm, snug blankets.

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