12 July 2012

Wool blankets...in the summer.


Summer is the right time for picking up lots of lovely old blankets with interesting labels. No one but me seems to be interested when it is in the high 40s outside.
More for my collection of photos, but the blankets will be joining me at markets soon.


I have many Ayers wool blankets, but not this particular one.  ' Cameltone', indeed it is just that colour.



 Another great 'Brant Forde' . Got to love the weaving of the mills belching smoke and perhaps some locals fording the The Grand River.


 Kenwood  Mills is well known to Canadians,  sold at Eatons department stores, this rectangle label is a first for me. Super celadon green, a few moth 'nibbles'....straight into the freezer with it.


Finally, a 'Health Blanket' (presumably so you would not freeze to death in the night) from Holland. Two cute Dutch sheep peeking out. Not surprisingly this was bought near the Holland Marsh, Ontario.



16 comments:

  1. really? high 40s in Toronto? ugh! in Winnipeg, we're having an overcast day of about 25 degrees, which is a nice respite after too many days in the 30s.

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  2. I love your blankets and their labels. The most revered in England are Witney blankets. In fact, so I understand, some people just collect the labels in order to use them in some other context ( I've no idea).

    I always thought Witney only made blankets ( all wool) but I recently found a tartan wool rug in a local charity shop. Very useful this summer in England as so far it has rained without stop since April.

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  3. My mother in law worked, many years ago, at the woolen mills here making blankets similar to these. How I wish I could lay my hands on a label from one!

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  4. Brenda...that was last week with the humidity

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  5. I remember Ayers Logo as if it was yesterday!From where? I have no idea..perhaps we had something at home?

    An Ollie? I would love to see:)18 months is so precious.

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  6. Oooh... these remind me of cosy, cuddly beds with sheets and blankets and eiderdowns when I was little.

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  7. What fabulous labels! Would love a collection of these to play with & stitch into (oops, did I say that out loud?) ;D

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  8. I love these labels, they tell a story all of their own.

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  9. Great information. Thanks!

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  10. I love the Wool blankets and got one from Scotland.

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  11. I love a wool blanket - I think they bring back memories of childhood.

    Onkaparinga is a brand I always think of when thinking of blankets.

    What do you do with these blankets?

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  12. I find it hard to say no to a vintage blanket and now have a bit of a collection going. I found one once that was made up from various cut up squares including labels.

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  13. I am obsessed with vintage wool blankets and have been collecting them for the last 3 years...I say NO to duvets. Antique hemp sheets, soft from a hundred years of washing, beautiful vintage wool blankets and eiderdowns..the recipe for blissful sleep. Recent I have bought some handsome hand loomed blankets from Bolivia, they are the most attractive pieces in my collection.

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  14. I just purchased an Ayers Lucerne wool blanket that is
    in the original bag with all the tags and stickers. An
    82 year old Lady dropped it off at an antique fair. It has
    never been taken out of the bag. It must be at least 60 years old? I would love to send you a picture.

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  15. I have 3 totes full of vintage wool blankets in brand new condition never used from the 50's They were manufactured by th
    George Pattinson & co. in Cambridge, On before the company later moved to Jamaica I'm having a lot of difficulty finding any info on the blankets or the company Does anyone know ad these and can help me out?

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  16. I have 3 totes full of vintage wool blankets in brand new condition never used from the 50's They were manufactured by th
    George Pattinson & co. in Cambridge, On before the company later moved to Jamaica I'm having a lot of difficulty finding any info on the blankets or the company Does anyone know ad these and can help me out?

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