Mexican Blankets

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Last weekend I rode up to Knoxville with the hubs for the day to look at a truck that was for sale. When we stopped to gas up the car not too far out of town, my eye went to straight a colorful display that was right inside the store window.  Of course, I had to go check it out and it was exactly what I thought it was.  Mexican blankets, in some of the prettiest color combinations I've seen!  

I folded and unfolded them about a dozen times trying to make up my mind about which one(s) I wanted - it was tough because I really wanted them all.  

Ultimately I got just two - one in yellow, beige and black and the other in pink and charcoal.  The texture is fantastic and there's so many ways you can use them.  

Of course, you can always use them for the purpose they are intended - as blankets.

But I've also seen - and loved- them when used as upholstery fabric

Would you love to have this chair?

This is still one of my all time favorite spaces, and I never would have expected to see a French Bergere chair upholstered in a Mexican blanket - piped in purple no less.

I already have a job in mind for my blanket.  It's going to be doing this.

Because of this.
Don't forget to check back with me Wednesday!  My girls and I will have another update for you for the One Room Challenge!

Happy Monday!

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Tiffany Leigh said...

Wow your idea for these beauties is a good one! Can't wait to see those pretty blankets in action.

Unknown said...

Fun and very unexpected! Love how you plan to use the blanket, but also love the caned DR chairs upholstered in them. Great inspiration!

Ashley said...

Great solution. Which color are you using on the sofa?

Brandy@MAKE+MODEL said...

I love them in black and white.

Unknown said...

I am loving touches of these blankets. Always practical I feel. Your pup is precious and getting a blanket for her is so nice! Good luck with your ORC projects!
xo Nancy

charmaine said...

Nice! Great idea for the sofa. An upholstered ottoman would also look fab.

Matters of Style said...

Love the idea of upholstering a piece with one!

therelishedroost said...

Love Mexican and Navajo! Great accents to any space!
Xo Karolyn

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

I have a Mexican blanket that I bought in Tiajuana (sp) 15 years ago and I am not really in love with the colors anymore. I have always used it as a picnic blanket. Now I want one in a fun color.

Cris Angsten said...

I HAD to laugh.... I have THREE Mexican blankets that are in constant rotation on our couch... for the DOGS! They wash beautifully - and my oldest blankets are now super soft. I thought about getting some new ones and making seat covers for the car in them... maybe monogrammed or something too...

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Great just gotta love those pups!

Karena said...

What are you doing with the pink and gray? I NEVER would have thought of using as upholstery!

Love and Hugs
Art by Karena

Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

Love the blankets, Kim! The chair is my favorite too. i think you found the most perfect use. Darling doggie.
Happy Tuesday.

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Oh cute puppiness!! Great idea for a nice sturdy blanket - form and function.

Unknown said...

That's EXACTLY why we have it on our couch! We have a black puppy too!! Glad you liked the idea :) Thanks for sharing. PS- I see you like horse pics. Check out the blog soon for a new addition to the casa that's VERY horsey.

Jen said...

Love the blankets, but I love that little black beauty sleeping on the couch much more. So cute! Glad I'm not the only sucker where that is concerned.

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