Happy January, folks. Have you regrouped from the holidays? Over here at Thrifty to Nifty, life has been plugging along, getting the house put back together. Decorations and dishes have been put back in storage, linens washed and New Year’s goals addressed. All this work can be exhausting. Therefore, cuddling up with a good book under a cozy blanket at the end of the day is one of my favorite self indulgence . Therfore, my heart just swooned when I came a crossed the most fabulous handmade blanket. Have you seen those awesome handmade chunky wool blankets? I’m loving them, but they are so out of my price point.
Since my first introduction to these homemade chunky wool blankets featured over at Liz Marie Blog, I have been in love. Sadly, these blankets are quite costly. Liz Marie even shared some links to affordable chunky wool blankets. Still, they were a far reach from my allowable thrifty budget. So, I just added this to my “Oh I Wish” list and snuggled up with what I had.
What does one do in January when it is cold, gloomy,and snowy? Well, I go thrift shopping and surf the local online resale sites. I must say, it has been quite successful. When I was out and about, I came across this spectacular knitted blanket at a favorite St. Vinny’s Thrift Store. Upon my excitement, I unfolded it and found it to be large and soft and beautiful. Oh joy! Could it be true? I found a thrifty version of what I have been wanting, a handmade chunky wool blanket? I know it is not an exact duplicate, but it sure ranked up there in beauty. Just look at all that stitching. It’s just perfect for me. It was marked pricey for a thrift store find, but the craftsmanship and time spent sure warrants the price. ( A fraction of the “wish list” blanket ) Believe me. I could not wait to get it home, washed up and tested out. I’m happy to report it’s perfect!
Here, the chunky blanket looks beautiful draped over another great find I made that very same day. It is an up cycled baby crib converted into a wonderful settee. How cute is that. Now two reasons to make my heart swoon. Until the day my handmade chunky wool blanket leaves the wish list and becomes reality, I will snuggle happily in my settee with my thrifty found blanket. It was a great Thrifty Day.
I’m curious to know what is on your “Oh I wish” list. Do share. Do you think it will ever come true?
Chris saysJanuary 28, 2017 at 9:22 am
Oh, no! Inspiration means another to-do. Miss Thrifty to Nifty, this might be a good time mebto learn to knit/crochet! ⚔️ (Imagine knitting needles…. no emoji available )
thriftytonifty saysJanuary 31, 2017 at 11:43 am
Haha, love the emoji. Miss Chrissy, if you do learn to knit, I am the first with an order!
Janice Wald saysJanuary 16, 2017 at 11:06 pm
Thank you for coming to the Blogger’s Pit Stop Linky Party.
Janice, Pit Stop Crew
thriftytonifty saysJanuary 30, 2017 at 6:12 am
Thank you,Janice for taking a look
Sue saysJanuary 16, 2017 at 6:23 pm
These are gorgeous. I can just imagine snuggling under one with a favourite book and a glass of red! Thanks for sharing with us at #OvertheMoon link up.
thriftytonifty saysJanuary 17, 2017 at 3:13 pm
Thanks Sue It’s the best way to stay warm
Cecilia MyThriftStoreAddiction saysJanuary 16, 2017 at 3:34 pm
Finding something on your wish list at the thrift store is the BEST! Thanks for sharing your beautiful find @Vintage Charm!
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thriftytonifty saysJanuary 17, 2017 at 3:12 pm
Thank you Cecilia. It is the best!
Jennifer saysJanuary 14, 2017 at 3:54 pm
I love chunky knit blankets! I’m thinking of making my own soon.
thriftytonifty saysJanuary 16, 2017 at 5:39 am
Oh Jennifer that would be great. Best of luck with that
Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai saysJanuary 14, 2017 at 11:12 am
Oh, those blankets look so cozy! I love cuddling up with a good blanket on cold days and nights. Chunky wool blanket…on the wish list…check!
Life With Lorelai
thriftytonifty saysJanuary 16, 2017 at 5:42 am
Absolutely!! Stay warm this winter!
Alli Smith saysJanuary 12, 2017 at 5:41 am
There’s nothing like spending a cold winter’s night with a good book and a warm, soft blanket. I love the handmade chunky wool blanket you found at the thrift store and the settee is amazing.
thriftytonifty saysJanuary 16, 2017 at 5:43 am
These are some of my favorites, Ali. Thanks for taking a look