Saturday, May 21, 2011

My name is Amy, and I'm a vintage blanket addict.

The first step is admitting it, right? Click to zoom. I got this blanket this morning at an antique and vintage flea market in my town. We don't usually have these in my town, but this one just started and today was the first one.

Pretty hard to resist, right?!

Then on the way home, I stopped at a garage sale and picked up this chair:

It was $3.00. The orange covering is like a cushioned vinyl. The original label is on the bottom and it's stamped with a delivery date of 1970. It's in great condition and I think $3.00 was a steal!

11 comments:

  1. I adore vintage blankets but rarely ever come across them. You seem to find so many! You're very lucky in your finds :o)

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  2. I love your vintage blanket posts! I always imagine that your linen closet must be so cheerful inside!

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  3. sweet chair!!

    i rarely see blankets that i like at the thrift stores but whenever i do see a cool one i am too skeeved out to buy it. i am a slight germaphobe and i don't know where the blanket came from or who it was wrapped around last. does that ever bother you? how do you clean the blanket when you get it home?

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  4. You have the greatest luck with vintage finds!

    ps. your super pretty :)

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  5. Erin, this particular seller (who is the same seller from which I bought my last vintage blanket, actually!) washes all her linens before she sells them. All of her stuff smelled like laundry soap and was neatly folded and hanging on racks. If a blanket, smells bad, I don't buy it! And if it hasn't already been washed, I just throw it in the wash. No big deal at all. :)Believe me, though, I've turned down a lot of thrift store blankets because of the smell...

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  6. I love the blanket! I'm a vintage blanket addict too, but not that kind. Here in NZ you get these fabulous pure wool blankets in the most gorgeous pastel tartan patterns that date from the 60s and 70s in the op shops. I must own over a dozen. I worry about the germs too, but I get them dry cleaned, and wool is antiseptic anyway :-)

    I LOVE the colour of your wall btw. I want walls that colour, but we rent, so I had to console myself with curtains in that colour.

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  7. I agree, about the blankets but mostly about how cute you are :)

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  8. Amy your not the only one that is a vintage blanket addict.

    -Zane of ontario honey

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