With summer most definitely on the way, I find myself searching for a season-inappropriate Hudson’s Bay Point Blanket. I’ve been wanting one for years, but don’t have pockets deep enough for a brand new Six Point (Queen-size) blanket, which retails for $479 at L.L. Bean (though I just found one at Cabela’s for $319). The Point blanket is a classic outdoors item with a historical tradition in Canada and parts of the upper US, when they were used as items of trade and utility by new North American explorers, trappers, and native tribes people and are often handed down generation-to-generation.
Hudson’s Bay Company, founded in 1670, is Canada’s oldest corporation and has been making high quality blankets for more than 200 years. Though I don’t have any HBC heirlooms to look forward to in my family, thankfully, this long history means that there are a good number of vintage versions out there, and I’m thinking if I start looking now, I might be able to pick one up for a price that won’t leave me high and dry. My awesome Mother-in-law read this post and informed me that indeed, there is an heirloom blanket in the family, and would I like to have it?!? Would I!
Below are a few bedrooms that reinforce my desire to cuddle up with one of these incredible blankets this fall:
above and below via pinterest