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July 20, 2015

IN PLAIN SIGHT: WINTER BLANKET STORAGE

I housed a few guests over the Independence Day weekend, and in preparation, stripped the beds of the heavier blankets dressing them since the winter time.  Now, if you are blessed with generous closet space, then you needn't read any further.  However, if you fall under the category of the "other folk", then do read on.

So there I was, stuffing what blankets I could fit into my tiny hall linen closet; the others got plopped on top of my bedroom catchall chair.  Truth be told, I refrained from teaching that chair how to catch; I like my bedroom visually pleasing, and things piled up on chairs is not pleasing to my eyes.  Anyway, plopping blankets on it was a tiny sacrifice for my near(s) and dear(s).

After my guests departed, and upon my getting to laundering the linens and remaking the beds, I decided that I didn't want to dress them for winter quite yet.  Who knows... I may house more guests before the summer is over.  But, the linen closet was packed so tight that it became a wrestling match in order for me to retrieve regularly used things stored in there. As for my bedroom chair..... that pile was really starting to annoy me.

Enter....... these.
©Linda Nelson 2015
Remember this post?  That's right, Rip, Dip and Roll.  Not only does colorfully dyed vintage linen fabric strips make for fanciful gift wrapping bows, they make for great rolled blanket cinching apparatuses.  And, the rolled blankets make for ideal bolster pillows!
©Linda Nelson 2015
©Linda Nelson 2015
Rolled blanket bolsters look pretty sitting on chairs, too!
©Linda Nelson 2015
From now on I'm keeping a few of my extra blankets stored....in plain sight!  And, if my overnight guests need some lumbar support while sitting and reading in bed, they just need to simply reach for a roll.

By the way, my bedroom chair is now just the way I like it :)
©Linda Nelson 2015

12 comments:

  1. Good idea, Linda. I love the colors and patterns in those green and blue blankets...I would want to keep those in plain sight, too!

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    1. Thanks, Julie. I inherited that vintage bedspread; it's one of my favorites!

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  2. So smart, Linda. It looks pretty - I love the mix of colors. The "blanket-pillows" look very comfy and decorative. I wouldn't mind resting on one with a book and a cup of tea. I have to do this at home. Thank you for sharing your great idea!

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    1. Thank you, Charlotte. Have fun rolling up your pretty blankets, quilts and throws!

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  3. Such a great idea, who doesn't have extra blankets that need to be stored somewhere where you can get them easily. Great job!

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    1. Thanks, Christine. Hope you'll give it a try!

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  4. This is a great idea. So many blankets are pretty colors or have pretty patterns. Why not show them off more?

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer. I agree, let's show those pretty blankets off. The added bonus is that doing so frees up linen closet space!

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  5. Grazie per l' idea, pratica e decorativa, mi piace moltissimo!!
    Un abbraccio.
    Annarita

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