Monday, November 4, 2013

Wool Blankets for your Bed

Pendleton Wool Blankets... a Favorite Thing!

It's getting chilly outside and I have switched out my bedding.  One of my favorite things is having a Pendleton wool blanket on my bed.  Have you heard of the company?  

A brief company history:
Thomas Kay, founder, started making woolen blankets in 1863 in the new state of Oregon.  In 1895, he began making trading blankets for Native Americans.  He studied the different tribes and produced blankets in their tribe's colors.  They became prized for ceremonial use.  In 1920s he began producing wool shirts, perfect for loggers and those who worked outdoors.  The company also started producing blankets for the lodges at the National Parks. The blankets and shirts remain popular today.
  
Let's take a look:


The Big Medicine Blanket... I own this one

Silver Bark Blanket

Spirit of the Peoples Blanket

The Glacier Park blanket... I own this one too!
The Stewart Tartan Throw

a picnic blanket... notice one side is waterproof!

A plain white woolen blanket... goes with everything!

Another pretty woolen throw
Those were just a few of the many different blanket and throw designs that the company has.  They come in a large variety of patterns and colors.  

Sometimes I think when using these blankets on your bed that there is too much pattern and design going on... and it ends up looking a little too much like a country cabin for me. Here's an example:
While I do think this blanket is really cute with the moose and bears, I would not have used matching pillows or the kitschy center pillow.  Also... hate the bed frame and the night stand.


Let's see how we can use the patterned wool blankets at home:
This one seems more suitable and feminine... since you can see the dust ruffle

The Glacier Park blanket!  Styled here as a minimalist style.

Of course red woolen blankets always look good at Christmas!

Here is a woolen blanket, as featured in Elle Decor Magazine.  Looks like English Countryside!

Another way to use woolen blankets on your bed... just use a throw.

This is actually from Ralph Lauren... but gives you an idea of how you can use tartan.

This is also from Ralph Lauren, but gives you an idea of how to use the Jacquard.
Are your feet cold at night?  They won't be any longer with a Pendleton wool blanket!  I confess, I have a blanket/throws problem. I LOVE blankets and throws.  You can never have too many.  I have 2 Pendleton blankets, 1 pendleton throw, and 1 woolen throw I purchased in Ireland.  I think to decorate my "Christmas" bed I'm going to purchase a tartan woolen blanket. 

You can order your blankets here!

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3 comments:

  1. Those blankets and throws are gorgeous....love them!

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  2. Last spring I bought the Pendleton glacier park 100th anniversary blanket. It is my new favorite throw on my sofa!

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  3. Nice Post!!!
    You have nice collections.
    I like to get blankets online...
    Thanks for sharing such a nice blog...

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