I have always loved Welsh blankets, their different patterns and colours, they always look so lovely draped over a favourite chair or folded at the end of a bed. I am in no way an expert on them and couldn't tell which mill they had come from or what age they are like some experts can...I just know that I love them. So you can imagine my delight this morning when I received a phone call from a lovely textile dealer locally whom I regularly buy from. I always know when she phones me it is not to be missed!
Going to pick these beauties up certainly beat housework hands down!
They are truly stunning, some are in great condition like the little Welsh shawl on the top and some have mends on them which I think adds to the character. Sadly the lovely green tapestry blanket second up from the bottom is quite damaged but can be used to make the most spectacular cushions complete with fringing.
It wasn't all just blankets though, this beautiful shabby Durham quilt had to come home too, well, I couldn't leave it there could I? I am thrilled with my purchases, my lovely contact always does me proud! She always washes them all so they are clean and ready for me. They are all destined for the fairs I will be attending throughout the year although the little shawl may have to stay awhile :)
Have a great week.