Beautiful Maine Made Cotton & Wool Blankets

Many of my long-time readers know how much I love vintage linens and changing up our bedding to create different looks. I broke from tradition last fall and bought a new (as in not new old stock but NEW new) wool blanket online that was made in France. Other than being a drab color like most every wool blanket on the market it seemed nice enough until I realized that the French on the label said it had been mothproofed! I do NOT want to have a chemical-treated blanket against my skin! I sent it back.

Wayne and I took a ride up to Freeport last weekend to buy him a few things at Brooks Brothers. Afterward we stopped in the Maine Woolens outlet. I had never been in it before and assumed they were selling ubiquitous made in China blankets perhaps with added kitschy lighthouses or starfish on them. I was not anticipating the wonderful surprise inside!

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Beautiful first quality blankets woven in their Brunswick, Maine mill (I had no idea this existed) priced at full retail, so a couple hundred dollars or so for blankets. That’s very competitively priced! However, the best selection of blankets that I’ve ever seen was around the corner…

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More retail blankets made from linen! So are you ready for the room of made in Maine magic?

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One more view of the shop. Now we’re going out to the back room!

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I mean. For. Real. This is for real. COLORS! You don’t have to go back to the 1950s and 60s, just go around the corner at the outlet store!

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GINGHAM! This is a dream. But what about the prices? 

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The queen size green and pink cotton chenille blankets were $30 each! The queen cotton gingham, also $30. The 100% wool blanket, $50. All are first quality, machine washable, according to the labels and tested and verified by me! I can’t wait to have fun layering them, and all of them cost us less than the one wool blanket I had purchased last fall. They even have a selection of “second quality” blankets priced lower: $15 for an imperfect made in Maine cotton blanket.

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I can’t wait to coordinate and layer the blankets with my vintage bedding!

Isn’t it lovely knowing that these things still exist?

4 thoughts on “Beautiful Maine Made Cotton & Wool Blankets

  1. love the preppy colors- and the Lady Pepperell, of course. I’ve only ever found one (twin/ flat) sheet by that brand in a thrift store, so naturally I used it to make myself a circle skirt and a valance for the laundry room window 😉

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    1. Lady Pepperell was one of the better manufacturers for both style and high quality cotton. I can picture you in that skirt doing a load of laundry with the coordinating valance, so cute!

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