Cozy

Brrrr.....winter has officially arrived here in Jordan, and after enjoying some balmy temperatures for the holidays, our woods are wearing their winter cloak.....


....in the minus temperatures today, and my thoughts are turning to snuggling up and getting cozy around the house....



Would just love to lie around in my bed today and snuggle up under some quilts and wool blankets which I can't seem to get enough of....




Quilts of all shapes and colours have found their way into my home....




....but over the last year I have been collecting pure wool blankets for their sheer coziness and texture.


I love the way they feel, soft and luxurious really, but I have been noticing how beautiful the tags sewn inside the borders are also....



When I come across one at auction or antique sales, I look at the tag, as well as the condition they are in, as the tag is always so telling and original...


....like this one from Germany....


...and this beautiful one from Vermont...


Quilts and pure wool blankets are the best combination for cuddling and snuggling when it gets chilly out there....


....still thinking about that bed....


I have used damaged quilts to upholster chairs and ottomans...here a blue ticking was employed for the piping in a vintage rocker and an old matelasse bedspread for the backing and cushion.


A beautiful red toile, in a large cushion for snuggling in my family room...

from Pottery Barn...


Here a foot stool is recovered in a red toile , and more coziness, layered with a quilt made of red ticking, one of my favourites.


Another vintage chair downstairs wears a lovely yellow quilt, pure coziness, to snuggle near the fire.




...more layering....


This red toile quilt is starting to show some signs of wear, we all use it to snuggle under in the family room.  I keep it there to counter the cool texture of a red leather couch...




This lovely toile quilt is in my bedroom, and I add layers with vintage bark cloth, chenille, and pieced work in the pillows...very cozy!







...a very unusual chenille bedspread with a pom pom fringe and a lovely blue colour...what a find this was for me.....




 



This throw is very special and was made for me by my maternal grandmother and sent to me from Italy as a wedding gift...look at the gorgeous fringe..it is made from silk threads....




More layers for warming up a cold winter day....








Even if it is blustery and cold outside, quilts and heirloom wool blankets offer a promise of old fashioned warmth and coziness for any home....

N.xo
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