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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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.
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I love them too. My mom used to make them 😀
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These spaces look so cozy.
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These are so quaint they do really make it look like home
Ohhh I love it sooo much.
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What a skill to have. These are o beautiful!
in love with all these pictures. they add a little bit of extra character to a room.
Thank you for sharing.
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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.
LOVE it! I couldn’t do an entire home in it, but definitely a guest bedroom.
I love it!!! my grandmother used to make them for everybody too!!!
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.
We have so many of these in my home! I absolutely adore them. Especially when they are handmade.
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Thank you so much for featuring one of my afghans. Love your blog !
Awww love this post ! Brings back memories
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.
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. 🙂
My Grandmother made everyone in the family one and her other specialty was making baby booties.
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 🙂
They are all lovely!! I am actually crocheting one right now
Well, that looks pretty cozy to me! 🙂
looks so cosy!
Marvellous, marvellous, marvellous !! I love all types of vintage handmade things: dresses, shoes, furniture……
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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
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
I love that crochet is cool! Now I have incentive to buy more yarn!