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Hiber-Nation '12: Throw blankets
Bad case of wintertime cabin fever have you about ready to throw in the proverbial towel? Grab the nearest throw blanket — I have a few snuggle-worthy handmade options — for instant relief.
Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 9:00 AM
A very happy Monday and welcome to week three of "Hiber-Nation," a special series of posts featuring home accessories and other odds and ends geared to make housebound-in-the-winter life a bit more bearable.
Like keeping properly hydrated and entertained, maintaining an optimum level of coziness is key to
surviving enjoying extended periods of weather-related house arrest. And during particularly brutal winter days when venturing outside is simply out of the question, the unassuming — and perhaps even neglected — throw blanket that's been sitting pretty on the couch all season becomes absolutely indispensable. Think of it this way: it's when the decorative sofa-draper becomes the cold weather lifesaver.
Below, you'll find 10 of these lifesavers to comfortably ride out the winter with whether you're curdled up in your favorite chair, splayed out (cautiously) next to the woodstove, or sharing a Fatboy with your favorite feline. All are made from recycled/reclaimed or natural materials (sorry, no synthetic fleece Snuggies here) like wool and cotton and/or are handmade. Prices range from under $50 to over $250. What type of throw blanket do you like to snuggle up with at home during the winter? Hand-me-down wool? Comfy organic cotton? A little something more luxe like alpaca?
Owl Fleece Blanket by Branch Handmade @ Supermarket ($43)
Organic Cotton Fireside Throw @ Gaiam
Recycled Fringe Throw @ Bambeco
Ratzer Twist a Twill Blanket (yellow) @ Gretel
Classic Antler Blanket @ Terrain
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