Warm Blankets for Cold Days

 Remember this basket I bought at a festival recently.  I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it.  Then I had this idea.

 I filled it with vintage wool lap blankets and put it at the guest house for visitors to use when they are sitting outside roasting marshmallows.  These blankets were very popular back in the 50's era of raccoon coats and fans waving pendants at football games.  Most of them never left the plastic bags they came in and others were probably only used a couple of times. You can find them on ebay.  You can find everything on ebay.

And since they are wool, they are very warm.


That basket would be perfect to take outside when you and your family sit around a little fire toasting marshmallows and making smores.
It's in the low 60's now in the morning here. The temperatures don't get this low in the morning until late in October or early November. I'm thinking a rough winter.
Diane S said…
I have never roasted marshmallows I seem to be missing out on something!! Have a good week Diane
I remember those blankets, We had several at our summer cottage where it could be a bit damp and cold when the autumn came. Haven't seen any in ages though, today they only sell fleece blankets.

Have a great day!

Rain said…
What a great idea! I love the blankets too!
Cottage Tails said…
is that a quilt on the table in top photo? Lovely idea for basket. I do like baskets and blankets.
1st Man said…
Great idea for the blankets. You know we found those cow print blankets recently, but there are only four. I t might be nice to mix in some vintage ones as well. Will have to look for those and then look for a big basket!!!
Guillaume said…
Oh this is such a great idea! I love warm blankets, I bought a few and want to buy more, but they are a pain to store in our house.
Jeri Landers said…
You have to be the best hostess in the world. I mean it, you think of everything and you do it with such style!
what a great idea. love those wool blankets too.
We go to an outdoor restaurant on a sustainable, organic farm. At you enter there is a basket of blankets like yours for patrons to use for their comfort. I thought they were made of lamb's wool, but alas, the label said IKEA.
Susan said…
That looks so inviting! We always had a navy blue and red plaid wool blanket with fringes in our big Dodge family cars. They came in handy when we took all of our road trips. Many happy memories.
That basket is beautiful! Great idea to place blankets inside to be used for outside fall activities