Well I joked for awhile that last summer was the summer I spent entirely in my backyard (with a two year old and a newborn it was just about our speed for the day). Life has felt like a bit of a déjà vu with the amount of lawn lounging we’ve done these past few weeks. Which has made me appreciate having a yard even more!
I’ve collected a number of blankets and textiles that I throw down for Rex and Willow over the years–-mainly all from smaller, local stores––but I pulled together a roundup of favorites for this spring / summer that I was able to find online. I love using indigo textiles, Moroccan tassels blankets, and linens which are all multi-purpose. Perfect for picnics, a throw on your couch or bed… taking to the beach, you name it!
I use a lot of linen blankets as picnic blankets. Or rotate them around the house–from beds to throws on the couch. I love the neutral stripe of this one ($68), and this striped one as well ($148). Another great linen stripe option ($224) in a number of color ways… and also love this one ($128) and this one, both in natural ($155).
I have a Moroccan blanket with tassels that is cream colored and one of my absolute favorites. Willow loves to play with the tassels and I’ve taken a number of naps on this one! Originally I bought it from a small boutique but I found some similar options… a save ($78–comes in ivory, a black and ivory strip and ochre), this is a fun colorful stripe! ($78), this fringed throw ($118), and the real deal Moroccan throw like mine on sale ($175). Another great one–natural and midnight stripe ($155).
Indigo is another textile that I’ve collected over the years that I use for tablecloths, picnic blankets and draped over chairs. You can usually find it in a number of smaller home decor boutiques (if you’re ever in Santa Cruz or at the Alameda Flea you can find a bunch at Patine). On sale here ($155), you can do a search for various sizes on Etsy (one here $100).
Pattern and Color
Some of favorite more colorful blankets are from smaller designers like: Dana Haim–love this lavender stripe blanket, $120, similar to my gingham one ($120), and definitely more of a splurge, but I love the colors of these so much and they’re great for using as blankets or rugs too: from St. Frank ($550).