Its perverse, I know, to show you my latest blanket labels on the hottest, stickiest day yet, but I always find summer is the best time for picking up old wool blankets....perhaps no one else shopping the thrift stores wants them at this time.
First up, a Witney blanket sold at an American department store. I believe the last mill in Witney closed in 2002.
Is this a Horn Bros label.....if so, I have not seen this one before. The rams head looks more like a Kenwood.
Airedale....wonder if this is from Yorkshire, or a Canadian make? I had to re hem this blanket but sewed the label back on. Pretty colors on this.
My favorite Canadian label....so patriotic.
A printed, rather than woven , Scottish label....love those hills.
Another Ayers, with a different colour way.
Ayers had different 'lines' of blanket too.
Another from Scotland, very popular here in Ontario.
Finally, a car rug from England, about 1940- 50 I should think. All going on my flickr collection
What a lovely collection of blankets. They'll be very useful when the weather turns cooler. Whilst now they just look pretty in a pile. It was also interesting to see the blanket labels. I recognised the Strone House one as I know where it was bought from. We stayed near there for holidays about 12 years ago.ReplyDelete