Thursday 9 April 2015

Welsh Blankets ..... my new adore!

Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world,
had cookies and milk about three o'clock in the 
afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap!

Barbara Jordan.

Wales is famous for its Welsh blankets and throws and it's wool industry from its early history to modern times. Whilst the Welsh wool industry was present in all parts of Wales, it was in the Teifi valley and surrounding areas of Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire that the wool industry was at its most prolific.
Today, only a handful of these mills are still producing traditionally woven Welsh blankets and throws using age old looms together with traditional skills and processes of yesteryear.

I am interested, of course, in the vintage ones made in the 40/50's, or before if I am lucky enough.  They have become very sought after which then has a knock on effect in price...  I looked on a site which will remain nameless and a pair of the same colour were for sale at a cool £900... They were 19th Century but still.. And this is what I mean when something becomes popular the price soars.

So imagine my delight when I bought these two beauties at a fraction of that price (no not matching but blend, I am not a huge fan of matching anything except for shoes and handbags!) As you can see from the photo on the right I have three now and they all blend beautifully.....

I think when making beds they look so much more inviting when they are dressed.  That is to say with cushions, quilts and blankets ... the only trouble is when you pass by your bedroom in the day and see this cosy beautiful soft bed you just want to curl up on it!! so be aware.  Some would say that when going to bed at night it all has to come off and be folded, personally this is not a chore for me so dressed our beds are!

This picture is our bed, this was taken last October when it had just got a little cooler.... But it changes all the time, with different quilts and blankets and cushions... I change colours with the seasons.

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