Saturday, December 14, 2019

Give Me A Nice Warm

Yes friends I love me a warm coverlet. 
I have quite a few in my collection.

Now American coverlets were
made on looms from 1771-1889.

The earlier ones were more primitive
in style and were created by both
men and women.

There are basically two types
of coverlet types ~
fancy and geometric.

Colors come in a range 
of blues, reds, whites and golds.

By the 1800's weavers often added
the year a coverlet was made.
Some even added the name of the person
the coverlet was created for.

Older coverlets have a center seam
because the looms were smaller in size.
Sams goes for antique rugs.

Coverlets were the last to go on a bed.
Unlike quilts these were intended
to be used on both sides,
therefore each had a reverse pattern.
Essentially you would get 
two for the price of one.

This is the close up of my coverlet on the bed.

The picture before this one...
I realized that since I moved the bed 
here in the corner for Winter,
gives me some wall space. thinking I need to hook
a new rug here.

Hope everyone enjoys their weekend.

Coverlet Blessings To All!


  1. Janice - I love the look of coverlets too. Any advice on their care?

    1. I take mine out in the Summer and hang over the fence and beat with an antique rug beater. Janice

  2. What a beautiful coverlet.
    Hugs, Julia

    1. THank you Julia. I am very fond of the tri colored ones as they are harder to find. Janice

  3. Replies
    1. Thanks Janet! Hope you had a great weekend. I know you had one nice day at least with your friends. Janice

  4. I didn't know about the reverse patterns. That's interesting!

    1. Yes the reverse was usually the same two colors. I will have to show in a post sometime how the reverse pattern looks. Janice

  5. Hi Janice! I've always loved the charm of coverlets. The bedroom coverlet is so pretty. Jane

    1. THank you Jane. Glad to see you are blogging again. Janice

  6. Hi Janice. You have so many beautiful things. I love the coverlets. That is one thing I always wished I had. I have that one but I'm pretty sure it is old. Thanks for your visits to me and I hope I haven't missed any. I am like a chicken with her head cut off, running back and forth. I love that little gingerbread house, which really isn't. It is a ceramic house that I have had for years and it was green and white. I painted it so it hopefully would look like gingerbread and it turned out pretty well..Happy Sunday to you..xxoJudy

    1. Meant to say pretty sure it is NOT old, but I know you wouldn't be fooled!..xxoJudy

    2. Wow I had no idea you painted that gingerbread. It is awesome!


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