Granny Chic

I’m a collector of afghans. I’ve loved them since I was a child – my grandmother used to make them for everybody. Several years ago while I was filming a movie in Oregon, I came across these gems in almost every thrift store for as little as a dollar. So began my collection. They add such beautiful color and coziness to any space!

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(images via Gypsy BazarAnnie Colors , Mama MiaBayLeaf StudioWood & Wool StoolThe Design FilesJohanna Vintage,  Kjerstis , Spearmint Decor and Purlbee)  

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  1. They remind me of childhood as well.
    My grandmother always made them.
    I think it take a place that has more of a modern feel in order to bring these in because it can go bad granny chic super fast. When there is a juxtaposition, this is when they look the best.
    xo Quinn

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  2. Mira wrote:

    I love them too. My mom used to make them 😀

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    xx Mira

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  3. Rachelle wrote:

    These spaces look so cozy.

    xo
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  4. Paty wrote:

    Love tour blog!!!
    I’m posting looks from Los Angeles and accessories:

    http://www.thegavlaks.com

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  5. Lauren wrote:

    These are so quaint they do really make it look like home
    Lauren
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  6. Ohhh I love it sooo much.

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  7. meg wrote:

    What a skill to have. These are o beautiful!

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  8. in love with all these pictures. they add a little bit of extra character to a room.
    Thank you for sharing.

    Xo,
    Belen
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  9. Awwww. my grandmother made these also.
    I have a fabulous chevron stripe one in my cedar chest.
    Unfortunately it is in the VERY sixties shades of navy, turquoise and avocado green. But in the right modern spot I can see now that it could have a renaissance.
    Fun post.

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  10. LOVE it! I couldn’t do an entire home in it, but definitely a guest bedroom.

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  11. STEL STYLE wrote:

    I love it!!! my grandmother used to make them for everybody too!!!

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  12. Ambyr wrote:

    I really love the ones with oversized patterns, like the white/grey/teal diamonds or the plus signs. Very cool throws and pops of color for a living room.

    xoxo
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  13. We have so many of these in my home! I absolutely adore them. Especially when they are handmade.

    xo, Juliette Laura
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  14. Thank you so much for featuring one of my afghans. Love your blog !
    xo

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  15. Farah wrote:

    Awww love this post ! Brings back memories

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  16. Nancy wrote:

    These can us remind of simpler times and cherished memories. This is the time of year to get them out and ready to use again.

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  17. Alex wrote:

    I’ve always wanted to make something like that! 😀 It must be so zen just sitting down and making a square everytime and then putting them all together. 🙂
    xoxo Alex

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  18. Pat Schwab wrote:

    My Grandmother made everyone in the family one and her other specialty was making baby booties.

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  19. Beautiful!
    XO CHAMAFASHION
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  20. Kerri wrote:

    I love granny chic! I recently moved away to University and my grandmother made me a pastel coloured crochet blanket to take with me it’s is cute 🙂

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  21. Priyanka wrote:

    They are all lovely!! I am actually crocheting one right now

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  22. Well, that looks pretty cozy to me! 🙂

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  24. Marvellous, marvellous, marvellous !! I love all types of vintage handmade things: dresses, shoes, furniture……
    My blog only dedicated to vintage world, I hope you like it:
    VINTAGETERAPIA
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  25. Diane Easton wrote:

    I would love to know the name and pattern for the last afghan on the right hand side of the photos..with the little girl’s feet sticking out from under it… lots of colors in the squares, and white borders on the afghan. Could you possible tell me the pattern name and the directions? Thanks much

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  26. Oh wow – just spotted some of my prints in a images above! (prints on the wall with photo of turquoise hat stand next to bed) a lovely post! (would love to know where that images came from) Paula – Sweet William Prints

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  27. Shelley wrote:

    I love that crochet is cool! Now I have incentive to buy more yarn!
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