Need a wool blanket for my bed

Discussion in 'Your Vintage Home' started by Bruce Wayne, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. bburtner@moran

    bburtner@moran Banned

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    Get a Hudson Bay blanket.And what is a Whitney????
     
  2. Bruce Wayne

    Bruce Wayne My Mail is Forwarded Here

    I am currently using an old military blanket the my Old Man had on his cot when he was at Parris Island back in 67. I wish it was a foot or two wideras it currenlty hangs over the side by about 4 inches.

    Thanx!!!
    Charlie
     
  3. Strapped-4-Cache

    Strapped-4-Cache One Too Many

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    I was about to weigh in on the suggestions by posting a link to some of the blankets on the DeutscheOptik.com site, but the only good blankets they have on hand are the *expensive* ones. The next, less-expensive option would be the surplus blankets noted on Sportsman's Guide / Bargain Outfitters.
     
  4. storman113

    storman113 Familiar Face

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    At some antique stores today, noticed lots of quilts and wool blankets. Prices seemed quite low from a few years ago. Might be worth doing some browsing.
     
  5. Big Fella

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    Woolrich.
     
  6. BillJackson

    BillJackson New in Town

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  7. PrettySquareGal

    PrettySquareGal My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I bought a NOS St Mary's wool blanket online in the summer and am loving it.
     
  8. Bruce Wayne

    Bruce Wayne My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Does anyone have a recommendation for a set of sheets for a full size bed? It seems that I have worn a hole in my fitted sheet wirh my rough soles.

    Thanx!!!
    Charlie
     
  9. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    Get yourself some vintage Pequot Service Muslins. They'll last forever.
     
  10. K.McG

    K.McG New in Town

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    I'll have to support the wool military blanket, I use one of many that my grandfather absconded with during his time in the navy, in addition to an old quilt, ikea down comforter and a fleecy blanket from walmart. All in all a most snuggly sleeping experience.
     
  11. Bruce Wayne

    Bruce Wayne My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Guess who needs sheets again...
     
  12. Renault

    Renault One Too Many

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    Daughter just gifted me a 3 1/2 point white multi-stripe Hudson Bay blanket!!! She picked up 3 nice older wool blankets, all white multi-stripe at a shop for $65! She gave me the one she didn't want!!! Went right straight into my bedroll with my 4 point Whitney ganegaro!
     
  13. 1mach1

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    Nice! Those Hudson Bays are the best! And what a great price.
     
  14. ingineer

    ingineer One Too Many

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    Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but all the blanket threads are Dinerman's coats.
    So this is a special Thank you to Renault for his suggestion
    Early Earleys Witney point blanket
    a quarter of the cost of the Hudson Bay
    I guess no one knew these were the suppliers
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  15. 1mach1

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    Good to know. Never heard of Witney Point. Thanks for the tip, Richard!
    I wonder if the WP blankets were ever made into coats like the Hudson Bay?
     
  16. Delma

    Delma New in Town

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    Vermont Country Store sells them. They are quite expensive. You might also check thrift stores.
     
  17. ingineer

    ingineer One Too Many

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    a little update on the blankets required for my Aunt's aides.
    can't believe her hope chest empty
    they like the Witney, however they seem to favour the GB issue, note the broadsword.
    and i found some "Dutch" Royal Navy ones that were a reasonable price from the NL.
    these are splendid , soft and long, no smell. perhaps a little bias
    will replace my east german
    can't find a seamstress here, one would make a terrific capote.
    the Israeli one is destined for the car.
    the Bulgarian is too heavy for their taste

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  18. Edm1

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    I'm also a fan of USGI wool blankets.
     
  19. sheeplady

    sheeplady I'll Lock Up Bartender

    If you are still on the lookout for sheets, I recommend flannel sheets from Portugal. They are expensive, but many companies carry separate pieces. I got my husband a new fitted sheet for Christmas, given our flat sheets and pillow cases were still hanging in there. I bought from Garnet Hill, they have good sales often, but you can find Portuguese flannel in a number of places.
     
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  20. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    Not all Portuguese flannel is good. A set we purchased at Costco just a few years back began to pil quite quickly and soon after became very scratchy and not comfortable. Sometimes the cheapest is not the best value.
     

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