Sorry I've been MIA for a few days. I went to visit my son in Hanover, NH and made the trip home early yesterday after waking to a blanket of white snow and a grueling five hour drive home. It was suppose to be a quick trip to help him move into his new dorm room, a 9" x 9" space vaguely reminiscent of a Lock Down episode. I knew he wasn't very enthusiastic about my bringing up anything to "decorate" the room for him. I think he was afraid I might wallpaper and hang some curtains, so I limited my purchases to a simple jute rug and bed blanket. He helped me roll out the carpet, its soft fibers covering the beer stains and chewing gum on the industrial wall to wall, but it was the beautiful Pendleton blanket that actually got him to say an appreciative "nice." I had fretted over the design and color of the blanket longer than my last shoe purchase. Since it was the only color and print in the room the blanket had to be near perfect. My choice- a traditional snow white blanket with thick bands of bold stripes called Glacier National Park which was first made in the early 1900's and is considered a classic today. The blankets vibrant stripes and colorful mix are both masculine and beautiful, a timeless classic perfect for my sons new home away from home.
Highly collectable vintage Glacier Park blankets
A post war 1940's advertisement for the Glacier blanket
I love this vintage Indian Summer wood deck chair with a Glacier Park Pendleton blanket
Pendleton's have become so popular that several retailers have begun selling the wool blankets with their own prints-
Modern Twist-Pendleton for Dwell Studio
Washable wool in jaunty stripes from Room and Board
Native inspiration from Eddie Bauer
The Ace Hotel in Portland uses a custom Moose blanket to style a tight bedroom
The Standard Hotel's "Artist" Pendleton's have a groovy vibe.
And the winner of the Katie Ridder book is Allumer* Decor-congratulations!