Sunday, August 21, 2011

Second Hand Lovin'...

... looks a whole lot better than it sounds.




I picked up this crocheted blanket from my favourite oppie this week.  It's in pristine condition and is queen size, making it the perfect complement for this beauty that I found a while back.

Or is it?

I've been watching the block (obsessively) and have heard conflicting thoughts on Jenna and Josh's vintage/ eclectic style... how many crocheted nanna rugs is too many? I just can't tell (yes, my thought processes are both deep and complex).

A little later in the afternoon i'll fill you in on the AWESOME weekend we have had here at The Beetle Shack. In the mean time- have a sneaky here.

I'm linking up with Sophie because she is oh so vintagie cool.

20 comments:

  1. It is an art that may be lost so you must collect them!

    the colours are pretty too.

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  2. Oh, I don't think you can EVER have enough crocheted blankets! :)

    And only from knowing you within the blogosphere, it'd completely suit your style :)

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  3. Lucky you... how come I can only seem to find crocheted nana rugs in hideous colours?

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  4. Too many for who? It's your home, do what you like!

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  5. One can never have enough granny blankets :)

    I've seen a few shots done by Tim..looking forward to seeing more of yours.

    Happy Sunday.

    x

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  6. What a great find em! In such happy colours too. I have big granny rug love at the moment. Started my second this week.
    BTW LOVE your orange scarf in the previews! Jx

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  7. Josh and Jenna did go a little overboard with their original living room design. :-) But I do love your nanna rug ... oo that almost sounds rude! x

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  8. Gorgeous blanket! Love the colours!
    Sophie x

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  9. When you run out of room in the house you can put them in the car - nice to have on hand anyway! I have stretched one over a big frame and now it hangs on the wall for all the world like a giant crochety canvas! God bless the crocheters!

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  10. It's hard to find big ones so you scored! I love Josh and Jennas house! I don't think you can have enough granny blankets I just wish I could knit my own.

    E:)

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  11. The colours on this are just so striking and the workmanship looks beautiful too - such a rare thing to find one that is both things AND huuuuuge! :-) I'm now imagining what sort of granny crocheted such an epic piece!

    Jem xXx

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  12. i like it, i have a similar one that my Grandma made me, and i love it, it is my most favorite most treasured blanket! x

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  13. That blanket is beautiful! I would own 50 of those happily. Never too many crocheted blankets Emily :o) xo

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  14. This granny blanket looks like it was hardly used. Perfect find.

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  15. Gorgeous find. I tracked one down in Cornwall for £4. And that's to add to the amazing one I bought at Little Reader Vintage on Etsy. I'm in the "can't have too many" camp apparently xx

    ps. just had a peak at Tim's sneak preview. Eeek, so excited to see!! xx

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  16. Love the colors on this blanket!

    Smiles,
    The Joyful Thrifter

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  17. I haven't watched The Block but I love your rug. Found one just like it and took it out yesterday -- makes the best picnic blanket!

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  18. That is a beautiful afghan! I'm always hesitant with old crochet because it can look a bit ratty, but this is, like you said, pristine!

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  19. My great-aunt used to knit all her myriad great-nieces and nephews blankets like this! We all got at least one each. Sadly, mine was stolen by an old flat-mate, which was a bit heartbreaking, but luckily I got to keep a double-bed sized one she made for my mum. Score! So cozy warm and so full of family love!

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Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em