You can never have enough blankets

As the weather continues to be crappy, and cold and snowing what else is there to do but cuddle under a heavy blanket. I usually have blankets out on or around my couch all year long but for winter the chenille fluffy blankets truly don't cut it.

Awhile back I came across a Swiss army blanket that eventually was all the rage and Robert Redford was selling these in his Sundance catalog for $300. Pricey

I found a place online that was an actual army surplus store and had a ton of gear that they sold. When I went to get it from the place, they were all gone or they were selling used ones. I waited a bit and then tried again. I'm glad I did because I realized that I don't want the Swiss army blanket but there are so many other countries army blankets to choose from. 

I wanted a blanket that was 100% wool and that was large, a couple of them aren't all wool and are pretty narrow.  

I chose the Czech army blanket since it was more in keeping with the colors I wanted to incorporate into my living room. Grey and yellow. I'm so happy with this purchase, it's heavy but thin - hope that makes sense, and it is 100% wool. The color combo is exactly what I was looking for and the stripe is only one stripe running the length of the blanket. Plus it was NEW.

These are my awesome wool blankets.

I went ahead and ordered two and I also got the special wool soap for the washing machine so the blanket doesn't pill, it's also good for wool sweaters too. Great quality for an even better price and they aren't what my daughter considers "scratchy".


  1. How cool is that! Whoe would think to go to the Army Surplus store for home decor!! great call!

  2. I agree. I am collecting blankets because of the weather. Your post is very informative. Thanks for sharing.


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