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Help finding a blanket from 1970

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion - Ask Questions Get Answers' started by Broncothor, Dec 2, 2014.

  1. Broncothor

    Broncothor Registered Guest

    I just joined this forum hoping you can help me. My wife got a blanket when she was 7 years old and she slept with it as a security blanket all the way up to our first few years of marriage. Then she left it in a hotel. She has used other blankets since, but they are not the same as "blank-blank". I am trying to find another one for her for Christmas, but I am having no luck. The blanket was bought by her mother sometime in the early 1970s but she does not remember where. The blanket was pink (and also came in blue), and was either cotton or polyester we believe. The color was only on one side, the other side was lined with a white cotton material.

    If anyone can help me identify this blanket, or help me find one I would be very grateful. It would be such a great surprise for her as she has been without it for over 15 years.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Retro Ruth

    Retro Ruth Administrator Staff Member

    What a nice thought for a present. Can you describe the weave of the blanket at all? Was a it plain, textured, or tufted like chenille or candlewick? Was it a child size blanket?

    I'm trying to think what kind of blanket would be lined... maybe a chenille baby blanket?

    Was the lining brushed cotton?

    if we can find the right terms to describe it, you'll have a much better chance of finding one.
     
  3. Broncothor

    Broncothor Registered Guest

    She only had a tattered piece of it. It seems it was maybe the size of a single bed? I am not great at fabric, but it seems the pink side was attached to the white side in a tufted or quilted type of stitch? The white side was soft and over time became shredded as it same loose from the pink side. I will look back through old photos and try to find a picture, but I don't know that it was ever in a picture. It was very soft, but I don't know if it was polyester, or cotton or something else.
     
  4. Pinkcoke

    Pinkcoke Alumni

    I have some thin blankets that came in blue and pink, one sided, but they are not white on the back, just not fluffy. It sounds as though it was quilted together with another fabric which might have been a more delicate fabric, and the whole blanket might well have been older than the 70's. If you can get a photo of any part it would help.
     
  5. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

  6. foofoogal

    foofoogal Registered Guest

    Sounds to me like the polyester bedspreads like from Sears in 1970s. Like a squishy foam but quilted.
     
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  7. Broncothor

    Broncothor Registered Guest

    You guys are great. My wife lived in the Atlanta area. Also, this blanket was really thin. It was not really puffy.
     
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  8. Broncothor

    Broncothor Registered Guest

    picture!!
     
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  9. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

  10. Broncothor

    Broncothor Registered Guest

    Tell me if you can see it below.
     
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  11. Broncothor

    Broncothor Registered Guest

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  12. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

  13. Metro Retro Vintage

    Metro Retro Vintage VFG Member

    We had these -- it's a bedspread, would that be right? It's like a poly fill and after several washings, the underside starts to pill. Does this sound right?
     
  14. Broncothor

    Broncothor Registered Guest

    Thanks. Can you tell what material it is. How would I describe it in a search. The little diamond shapes...is that tufted or quilted? I am hoping that someone on here can ID it, if not, I hope to get some technical descriptions for a better search.

    Thanks again!
     
  15. Broncothor

    Broncothor Registered Guest

    That sounds exactly right. Do you still have these? Do you know how I can find one?
     
  16. Metro Retro Vintage

    Metro Retro Vintage VFG Member

    Broncothor, I'll place a call tomorrow. No promises though, because I'm not sure if they're still at the old house, but I'll check.

    In the meantime, I think Foofoogal hit the nail on the head, and maybe use her description as keywords. I'll search online as well.
     
  17. Broncothor

    Broncothor Registered Guest

    Awesome! Thanks!
     
  18. Retro Ruth

    Retro Ruth Administrator Staff Member

    Yes it's quilted not tufted, probably polyester. Bedspread is a better word than blanket. It would probably have been more puffy when it was new, but the filling has broken down.
     
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    Retro Ruth Administrator Staff Member

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    Retro Ruth Administrator Staff Member

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